More new cast members were unveiled on Tuesday by the If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die (Oshi ga Budokan Ittekuretara Shinu) manga’s official Twitter account. The account also disclosed that the performers of the theme song “Zutto Cham Jam,” a rendition of a song from the manga’s anime adaptation, will be the cast members who portray Cham Jam in the series.
The newly added cast members are:
- Hiyori Katada as Reina, Motoi’s younger sister
- Mayuko Nishiyama as Sakiko, Eripiyo’s mother
Fans of Cham Jam who are members of the idol trio CUBERS (9tar Sueyoshi as It, Hihio Iwanaga as Fumi-kun, and Yto Murata as Shirai), as well as the comedy duo Sekai Kujira,
The cast also includes:
- Sayuri Matsumura as main character Eripiyo
- Himena Irei as Maina Ichii
- Riho Nakamura as Reo Igarashi
- @onefive member MOMO as Sorane Matsuyama
- @onefive member KANO as Maki Hakata
- @onefive member SOYO as Yumeri Mizumori
- @onefive member GUMI as Yūka Teramoto
- Miu Wada as Aya Yokota
The show will debut on October 8 on TV Asahi and October 9 on ABC TV.
The series is being directed by Kentaro Otani, Hitomi Kitagawa, and Akihiko Takaishi (live-action Black Butler, Nana). The film’s script was written by Kumiko Motoyama. The soundtrack is being created by Moe Hyga, who also composed the anime If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die.
The comic manga’s main character is a lady named “Eripiyo,” an intense idol lover. She is completely enamored with Maina, the timid and lowest-ranking performer in the little underground idol group Cham Jam from Okayama Prefecture. She experiences a severe nosebleed while performing because she becomes so overcome with love for Maina. Until Maina is able to perform at Budkan, Eri will continue to devote herself entirely to her (a major performing venue in Tokyo).
In 2015, Hirao debuted the manga in Monthly Comic Ry from Tokuma Shoten. In Takarajimasha’s 2016 manga guidebook Kono Comics ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing! ), the series was named among the top 20 manga for male readers. More than 1 million copies of the manga have been distributed overall.
A television anime that debuted in January 2020 was based on the manga.
If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die was the anime that Funimation streamed, along with an English dub while it aired in Japan.