Revue Starlight anime franchise’s official website announced today that the “re-production” compilation film is decided to be postponed in light of the spread of the COVID-19. ‘Revue Starlight: Rondo Rondo Rondo’ is a complication film based on the 12-episode TV anime series.
The complication film was going to be released in 23 theatres in Japan on May 29, 2020. Due to the postponement, selling of the advance tickets is temporarily suspended. Film’s theme song CD “Saisei Sanbikyoku (Revival Hymnal),” which was going to release on June 10 is also postponed. The authorities will announce the new release date soon.
The anime also planned on releasing an all-new film after the compilation film. As the effects of pandemic worsen day by day, nothing can be said for certain.
Revue Starlight: Synopsis
Sentai Filmworks licensed the franchise’s earlier television anime and they give the synopsis of the show as below:
The girls of the 99th class are gearing up to perform their very own rendition of “Starlight” in the Seisho Music Academy’s yearly Seisho Festival. ‘Starlight’ is the tragic tale of two goddesses drawn together by the glow of the heavens but destined to be pulled apart, never to meet again. This girls’ only school works to improve the singing, acting, and dancing skills of its students to foster the next generation of theatrical talent.
Karen Aijou, a 16-year-old easygoing girl is one of the passionate students who has dreamed of performing on stage since she was a child. When her childhood friend Hikari Kagura transfers to Seisho Academy, Karen’s love for theatre strengthens further. With the help of her old friend, Karen discovers the secret elevator leading to a massive theatre underneath the school. A talking giraffe host’s the arena where her classmates participate in duels to determine who among them deserves the title of “Top Star”. This title will entitle them the right to play one of the lead roles in “Starlight”. Karen enters these mysterious battles to achieve her dreams.
What lies ahead for Karen is a mystery for her as it is for us.
If you are a fan of the show, then stay tuned and keep reading for the latest updates!