The official website of the franchise Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight of Bushiroad and Nelke Planning has revealed that the animated series will premiere on July 13 at 1:28 on TBS, later broadcasting on other networks.

It has also been revealed that the nine leading voices of the cast will be responsible for interpreting the opening of the series, "Hoshi no Dialogue", under the name of Starlight Kukugumi unit. The single with the theme will go on sale on July 18 and will include a request to get early tickets for Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight -The LIVE concerts to be held from October 19 to 21.

In the cast they will be:

  • Momoyo Koyama as Karen Aijo
  • Suzuko Mimori as Hikari Kagura
  • Maho Tomita as Maya Tendo
  • Hinata Sato as Junna Hoshimi
  • Haruki Iwata as Mahiru Tsuyuzaki
  • Moeka Koizumi as Nana Daiba
  • Aina Aiba as Claudine Saijo
  • Teru Ikuta as Futaba Usuruzaki
  • Ayasa Ito as Kaoruki Hanayagi

Tomohiro Furukawa (unit director in Yuri Kuma Arashi, Brothers Conflict) will be the director of the anime under Kinema Citrus. Tatsuto Higuchi (Cross Ange, Schwarzes Marken) will be responsible for the scripts, while Hiroyuki Saita (Kumamiko) will be the character designer.

Takushi Koide will be the assistant director, with Takeshi Takakura and Shiori Tani responsible for the funds, as well as Yuto Hama and Mao Yamaguchi for the graphics. Chie Yoshimura will be responsible for the color, while Kenji Fukuda (Studio Pablo) and Kentaro Akiyama will be the artistic directors.

Hisashi Akimoto (T2 Studio) will direct 3D, although Hisayasu Kamiya will be in charge of 3D lighting. Kazuto Izumida (T2 Studio) will be the director of photography, fulfilling Masayuki Kurosawa with the role of editor. Yo Yamada will direct the sound, while the music will be composed by Yoshiaki Fujisawa and Tatsuya Kato. Kanata Nakamura will write the lyrics of the songs.

Starlight is a song and dance revue troupe loved throughout the world. Karen and Hikari make a promise with each other when they're young that one day they'll stand on that stage together. Time passes, and now the girls are 16 years old. Karen is very enthusiastic about the lessons she takes every day, holding her promise close to her heart. Hikari has transferred schools and is now away from Karen. But the cogs of fate turn, and the two are destined to meet again. The girls and other Stage Girls will compete in a mysterious audition process to gain acceptance into the revue.

The franchise premiered its first musical last September with the same cast of voices that will feature the anime.