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!
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…
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・.
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.
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.
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.