‘Gekido Alive’ is a manga series written by Kazuya Hatazawa and illustrated by Asami Sekiya. It was serialized by the Japanese publishing company ASCII Media Works through their ‘Dengeki Maoh’ since 2016. Its popularity led to an OVA and finally, a full anime adaption from Hoods Entertainment titled ‘Gekidol,’ directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi. Funimation announced that they had acquired the license for an English adaption.
“Get ready to experience Gekidol‘s post-apocalyptic world of 3D hologram entertainment all over again (or for the first time!), with a full English dub, which’ll bring all 12 episodes and the Alice in Deadly School OVA,” Funimation said on their website. “Taking the spotlight is Macy Anne Johnson (SHOW BY ROCK!! Mashumairesh!!) as Seria Morino, who accepts an invitation to the Alice in Theater troupe to pursue her dream of performing on stage…”
The rest of the cast includes Madeleine Morris, Caitlin Glass, Marissa Lenti, Dani Chambers, Emily Fajardo, Apphia Yu, Stephanie Sheh, Kaiji Tang, Kira Buckland, and Jamie Marchi.
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the plot synopsis as follows:
“Five years ago, a mysterious phenomenon known as the Global Synchronic Urban Disappearance caused a large chunk of Ikebukuro to disappear overnight. Following the catastrophe, the inhabitants found themselves thrown into a state of disorder, and unexplained electromagnetic anomalies called “Auroras” began to be sighted.
Awed by the performance of idol Izumi Hinazaki at a play utilizing the “Super Material Theater,” a stage designed to revitalize Ikebukuro through hologram-enhanced plays, high school student Seria Morino is inspired to become an idol. Shortly afterward, she is scouted by a young woman named Kaoru Sakakibara, who turns out to be the director of Alice in Theater—the troupe that Izumi used to be a part of.
Aiming to pursue her dreams, Seria decides to follow Kaoru and joins Alice in Theater. Upon arriving at their establishment, she is cordially welcomed by a group of young and friendly girls who are all very passionate about acting. However, something seems to be amiss…”
Emi Lo will serve as the ADR Director for ‘Gekidol.’
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