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Cue! Release Date, Characters, And Plot - What We Know So Far

It takes a lot of hard work to bring your favorite anime to life. A team of writers has to put together storylines, sometimes spanning multiple seasons, while numerous animators assemble every frame perfectly. Every person involved is essential for telling the best story possible, and of course, the way fans become invested in a story is by the talent of the voice actors. 

They bring two-dimensional drawings to life, infusing them with personality and desires. Voice actors may not receive the same level of recognition as their live-action counterparts, but they bring just as much talent and professionalism to the role. Now, voice actors will receive an anime of their very own with the upcoming "Cue!"

Based on the mobile game of the same name, "Cue!" follows a group of voice actors working on a new anime series. Viewers will finally see all of the hard work and energy that goes into the profession while witnessing what's bound to be plenty of drama between the actors, too. Here's everything you need to know about the "Cue!" anime so far.

When will Cue! come out?

The anime for "Cue!" has had an impressively quick turnaround from when the mobile game initially came out. The game was released in 2019, and thanks to the trailer, we know the anime will arrive sooner than most people likely anticipated. After the teaser gives viewers a taste of what to expect from the series, namely a group of voice actresses vying for a part on a new anime, we see how "Cue!" will show up on our screens starting in January 2022

A specific date will likely come to light within the coming weeks and months, but no matter what, you'll be able to kick off the new year with a brand new show to obsess over. Sadly, you're out of luck if you wanted to hold yourself over until the anime came out. The mobile game suspended operations starting in April 2021, so you can't download it for the time being.

Which Cue! characters will appear?

"Cue!" will have a rather expansive cast. It borrows heavily from the mobile game, with the plot bringing in 16 aspiring voice actresses to compete for roles within a new anime. It gets pretty meta when you think about it. Real-life voice actresses will portray fictional voice actresses in an anime that's all about voice acting. Courtesy of Anime News Network, we know the talented actresses who will bring these characters to life.

The voices you can expect to hear on the upcoming series include:

  • Yurina Uchiyama as Haruna Mutsuishi
  • Yuna Ogata as Honoka Tsukii
  • Rio Tsuchiya as Mei Tōmi
  • Nene Hieda as Maika Takatori
  • Mai Satō as Rinne Myōjin
  • Kyōka Moriya as Shiho Kano
  • Ayaka Takamura as Yūki Tendō
  • Ami Komine as Satori Utsugi
  • Satsuki Miyahara as Chisa Akagawa
  • Hina Tachibana as Rie Maruyama
  • Mayu Iizuka as Airi Eniwa
  • Arisa Tsuruno as Riko Hinakura
  • Megumi Yamaguchi as Mahoro Miyaji
  • Manatsu Murakami as Yuzuha Kujō
  • Megumi Yamaguchi as Mahoro Miyaji
  • Saki Matsuda as Aya Kamuro
  • Yukari Anzai as Miharu Yomine

With such a massive cast, it will be interesting to see who the breakout star of the series ends up becoming.

What plot will Cue! have?

Based on the trailer and what we know of the mobile game, we can formulate a fairly decent synopsis for the upcoming "Cue!" series. By the looks of it, "Cue!" will follow 16 voice actresses who all vie for a part in a new anime. The only problem is that they're all amateurs, so they don't necessarily bring the level of professionalism one might expect from seasoned veterans. The trailer showcases this by depicting one of the actresses coughing profusely after yelling into the mic.

In the mobile game, you take on the role of the voice acting manager who oversees the girls and trains them to become the best performers possible. It looks like the anime will follow closely to this setup when looking at the manager's prominent role. Ultimately, "Cue!" appears to be a much more lighthearted anime than many other series in the medium out there, so you won't want to miss it when it drops in January.