On Wednesday, a website was created to promote Eikyū Shōnen Eternal Boys, an original anime that will be broadcast this fall on Fuji TV as well as other channels.
The plot revolves around the Eiky Shnen (Eternal Boys) of the Manpuku Gein Production (literally, Full-Stomach Entertainment Production) agency. They aspire into becoming pop stars, overcoming obstacles including their age and physical circumstances.
The anime’s main characters are:
Daisuke Hirakawa plays Kentaro Sanada, a 40-year-old former salaryman whose firm declared bankruptcy, Katsuyuki Konishi plays Naoki Ishida, a 39-year-old former junior high school professor, Jun Fukuyama plays Haru Asai, a 35-year-old former soccer player, Daisuke Namikawa plays Tsuyoshi Imagawa, a 37-year-old former child actor who’s become an enka singer, Toshiyuki Morikawa plays Daisuke Yamanaka, a 45-year-old former head of administration at the Manpuku Gein Production talent scout, and Nozomu Sasaki plays Makoto Kakizaki, a 41-year-old former No. 1 cabaret lounge host.
This anime is going to be a breath of fresh air as it’ll be the first time middle-aged characters will be introduced as idols. The anime industry has a lot of animes with a similar concept, but this is completely unique!
You can check out the trailer below: