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Ascendent Animation Licenses, Produces English Dub for Show Time! Anime

Aug 16, 2022 08:40 AM

Ascendent Animation announced on Monday that it has licensed Showtime! ~Uta no O-nee-san Datte Shitai~ (Even the Songstress Wants to Do It), the adaptation of Mai Girigiri's Showtime! ~Minami O-nee-san Datte H Shitai~ (Even Miss Minami Wants to Have Sex) manga. The company is producing an English dub for the Show Time! series of "AnimeFesta" shorts.

P.M. Seymour is directing the English dub. Steve Warky Nunez is in charge of audio engineering and mixing. Kevin Frane is the localization supervisor. K. Cornell Kellum is the executive producer.

Ascendent Animation describes the anime:

After the passing of Shoji's wife, “The Sing Along! Show” became a crux of healing for him and his young daughter Kana. After a chance meeting with the show's beautiful singing starlet, Minami, Shoji tries to start up a relationship—but is this single father ready to handle the realities of dating a TV personality? And can Minami ever find love working in an industry that requires her to keep up a pure and innocent appearance?


Unlike many of the previous AnimeFesta projects, the main cast is the same for both the "on-air version" and the more explicit "premium version" of the anime.

The anime's premium version premiered first on the AnimeFesta service, followed by the on-air version on the same day last October. AnimeFesta's YouTube channel and other services also streamed the on-air version.

Saburou Miura (My Matchmaking Partner is a Student, An Aggressive Troublemaker) directed and wrote the scripts for the anime at Rabbit Gate. Kenichi Hamazaki designed the characters, and LAZZ was the chief animation director.

Suiseisha published the manga in print in September 2021. Girigiri also released the manga under the different title Uta no O-nee-san Datte H Shitai ~Konna Kao, TV no Mae no Minna niwa Miserarenai yo.

Source: Press release