Live-Action ‘If My Favorite Pop Idol Came To The Budokan, I’d Die’ Reveals ChamJam Idols Cast, Debut October 8 – Up News Info


The official website of the live-action series of If my favorite pop idol arrived at the Budokan, I would die (Oshi ga Budōkan Ittekuretara Shinu) the manga revealed more cast members and the show’s October 8 premiere date on Tuesday.

Four of the new cast members are members of the real-life idol group @onefive, and the seven new cast members play the members of the idol group ChamJam in the story of the series. In the story, ChamJam is a local underground idol group active in Okayama, and the protagonist Eripiyo strongly supports ChamJam member Maina Ichii.

New cast members include:

Himena Irei as Maina Ichii

Riho Nakamura as Reo Igarashi

@onefive MOMO member as Sorane Matsuyama

@onefive KANO member as Maki Hakata

@onefive SOYO member like Yumeri Mizumori

@onefive GUMI member as Yūka Teramoto

Miu Wada as Aya Yokota

As previously announced, Sayuri Matsumura (pictured below) will play main character Eripiyo.

The series will air on TV Asahi October 8 and ABC TV on October 9.

Kentaro Otani (live action black butlergranny), Hitomi Kitagawa and Akihiko Takaishi direct the series. Kumiko Motoyama is writing the screenplay. Moe Hyūga (If my favorite pop idol arrived at the Budokan, I would die anime) composes the music.

The manga’s comic story centers around a woman called “Eripiyo”, who is an extreme fan of idols. She is madly enthusiastic about Maina, the shy and lowest ranked member of the minor underground idol group Cham Jam who performs in Okayama Prefecture. She gets so wrapped up in her love for Maina during one particular performance that she has a bad nosebleed. Eri will continue to devote herself totally to Maina until the day she can perform at the Budōkan (a large performance hall in Tokyo).

Hirao launched the manga in Tokuma Shotenit is Ryū Monthly Comic in 2015. The series ranked among the top 20 manga for male readers in Takarajimashait is Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) Guidebook in 2016. The manga has reached over one million cumulative copies in circulation.

The manga inspired a television anime which premiered in January 2020. Funimation streamed the anime under the title If my favorite pop idol arrived at the Budokan, I would die as it aired in Japan, and also aired an English double.

Sources: If my favorite pop idol arrived at the Budokan, I would die live action series website, comedic Natalie


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