Beginning March 17, an expanded 90-minute version of the first episode will be shown in advance screening at theaters around Japan. Below is the visual to promote the screenings:
The series stars Rie Takahashi as the idol Ai.
Additional cast members are:
Takeo Ōtsuka as Aquamarine
Yurie Igoma as Ruby
Kenta Itō a Gorō
Tomoyo Takayanagi as Sarina
Yumi Uchiyama as Young Aqua
The staff members are:
- Director: Daisuke Hiramaki
- Assistant Director: Chao Nekotomi
- Script: Jin Tanaka
- Character Design: Kanna Hirayama
- Animation Production: Doga Kobo
In April 2020, Akasaka and Yokoyari launched the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service is distributing the manga in English digitally. HIDIVE will stream the series.
Yen Press licensed the manga, and it describes the story:
Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who’s in shock after his favorite star, Ai, announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he’s about to forge a bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol’s greatest weapon in this outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish).
In 2021, the manga earned first place in the seventh “Next Manga Awards” (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō, it also won Best General Manga in the 46th annual Kodansha manga awards this year.
This year, the series was nominated for the 26th Annual Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, as well as the 14th and 15th Manga Taisho Awards. In the 2022 edition of Takarajimasha’ Kono Manga ga Sugoi (This Manga Is Amazing) guidebook, the manga ranked seventh on the top 20 list of manga male readers. The manga has sold 3 million copies in circulation.
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