Meet the boys of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD! Our new simulcast show, SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49– (streaming just one hour after Japanese broadcast at funimation.com/shonen-hollywood!) is all about Japanese pop idols and the dreams of five boys aiming to sing and dance their ways into the hearts of thousands of fans. Catch  it every Saturday at 1:30 pm ET.

 

In episode 1, the boys practice their self-introductions, but it turns out that twirling around in sparkles while saying a cutesy line about being your fans’ boyfriend or sharing the universe with them is really freaking embarrassing. Check out their adorkableness below, and other excerpts from episode 1!

 

Shonen_hollywood_09 Shonen_hollywood_07 Shonen_Hollywood_01

 

Kakeru Kazami

Voice actor: Ryota Osaka, known for roles like Sadao Maou (The Devil is a Part Timer!) and Marco (Attack on Titan)

Kakeru, our seventeen-year-old protagonist, is just an ordinary teenager who hasn’t had much time to think about his future. He was suddenly scouted from his part-time job at a café, so he still isn’t really used to this whole idol thing…

Shonen_hollywood_06 Shonen_hollywood_02

 

Daiki Tomii

Voice Actor: Shota Aoi, known for roles like Ai Mikaze (Uta no Prince-sama)

Cheery fifteen-year-old Daiki absolutely idolizes the original SHONEN HOLLYWOOD and watches their videos over and over. He’s really into the idea of idols living in the world of ~dreams~ and・゚✧sparkles✧゚・.

 

Shonen_hollywood_05

 

Ikuma Amaki

Voice actor: Tetsuya Kakihara, known for roles like Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail) and Shin (Amnesia)

Ikuma, nicknamed “Makki,” is the group’s eighteen-year-old center—the term for the lead vocalist of an idol group. He dropped out of high school, but he possesses some surprisingly deep philosophies on idols.

 

Shonen_hollywood_04_1

 

Kira Saeki

Voice Actor: Daiki Yamashita, known for roles like Sakamichi Onoda (Yowamushi Pedal)

As the token cutie and youngest member, fourteen-year-old Kira is a sweet-faced child star who naturally ・゚✧sparkles✧゚・. He’s actually pretty serious about being an idol and has an amazing talent for it acting idol-like without a shred of humiliation.

 

Shonen_hollywood_08

 

Shun Maiyama

Voice Actor: Kensho Ono, known for roles like Tetsuya Kuroko (Kuroko no Basket)

Don’t call him “Shun-Shun!” Fifteen-year-old Shun is rather snarky and slightly stubborn, but his personality is still playful and cool.

 

Shonen_hollywood_03