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Be Ready to get Spooked as Phantom of the Idol Manga Receives an Anime

Idol life is tough, and to become popular in the field, you need to give more than just your 100%.

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Even in this massive pool of artists, some would rather laze around all day, and Phantom of the Idol is here to bring you the story of such a singer.

Yuuya, part of the boy pop duo ZINGS, retorted to sloppy performances and hostile behavior when the idol life did not meet his expectations. The life of comfort comes to an artist only after sheer hard work, and Yuuya wasn’t okay with it.

Until one day, he comes across this lively girl named Asahi Mogami, who was dolled up for a performance. The only catch is that the idol Asahi has been dead for a year.

Phantom of the Idol (Kami KuzuIdol) manga has announced an anime adaptation for 2022, with a PV compiling some manga panels.

[TV animation decision! ] “Kami Kuzu ☆ Idol” (Author: Isofurabon Hijiki) [Volume 5 Special Edition with CD Released on January 25, 2022! ]

It starts by introducing the pop duo ZINGS that consists of Yuuya Niyodo and Kazuki Yoshino.

Unlike Yuuya, Kazuki is a hard worker who gives it his all and has become pretty popular. To put it simply, Kazuki is the reason that ZINGS is still going.

After another lifeless performance, Yuuya notices Asahi backstage, who’s ready to give a fun and glamorous concert. Yuuya inquires Kazuki about Asahi, where the latter reveals that the young idol tragically died a year ago.

Be Ready to get Spooked as Phantom of the Idol Manga Receives an Anime
Phantom of the Ido | Source: Crunchyroll

To Yuuya’s horror, he realizes that he’s been talking to a ghost all this while. When Yuuya comes back to his senses, he wonders if spirit possession is possible.

This way, Asahi can fulfill her wish of being an idol for longer, and Yuuya can earn his way to the top by being possessed by the talented and cheerful ghost idol.

The franchise also unveiled a teaser visual featuring Yuuya and Asahi singing and putting up a great show.  

Be Ready to get Spooked as Phantom of the Idol Manga Receives an Anime
Phantom of the Idol Visual | Source: Official Website

Since we’re talking about the characters, the anime’s newly formed website also revealed the main cast, and we have it all here for you:

CharacterCastOther Works
Yuuya NiyodoFumiya Imai Hiiragi Kashima (Given)
Asahi MogamiNao TōyamaChitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)
Kazuki YoshinoShun HorieKai Minamisawa (World Trigger)

Even though Halloween is over, we got our spooky present in the form of this hilariously haunting anime, and I can’t wait for it to come out.

I don’t know about scary, but this upcoming anime will make you laugh till your stomach hurts.

About Phantom of the Idol

Phantom of the Idol (Kami Kuzu Idol) is a supernatural comedy manga by Hijiki Isoflavone. It began serialization in December 2017 in Ichijinsha’s Comic Zero Sum and has been licensed by Kodansha Comics.

The story is about the lazy Yuuya Niyodo, who’s a part of the idol duo ZINGS. One day after a sloppy performance, Yuuya encounters Asahi Mogami, a cheerful female idol. The twist is that Asahi has been dead for a year, and this turns Yuuya’s life upside-down.

Source: Phantom of the Idol Anime Official Website

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