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

Many anime fans can agree that their watch list seems to be never-ending. With Japanese and English animation studios constantly announcing new series, reboots, dubs, and movies, it's no wonder fans of the anime genre are constantly adding titles to their queues. Well, fans have another series to look forward to in the upcoming year: the recently announced "Heroine Tarumono!" produced by Lay-duce. You'll want to clear your schedule because this anime sounds like a fun one. 

"Heroine Tarumono!" is based on a song of the same name by Japanese music group HoneyWorks. "Heroine Tarumono!" isn't the first anime work inspired by HoneyWorks songs. In fact, the anime movies "Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita" (via Anime News Network) and "Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o" (via IMDb) are both inspired by songs from HoneyWorks and heavily incorporate the group's music; "Heroine Tarumono!" is sure to be no different.

Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming anime series "Heroine Tarumono!", including the release date, characters, and plot.

When will Heroine Tarumono! be released?

The new "Heroine Tarumono!" anime has had a quick production turnaround since the song the show is adapted from was released by HoneyWorks in August 2020. One year after the song's release, HoneyWorks announced (via Twitter) their song had been adapted into a TV show and released a teaser trailer. At the same time, Comic Natalie (via Anime News Network) announced the "Heroine Tarumono!" anime series will be released in Japan in April 2022. As such, anime fans have plenty of time to catch up on their watch list before its intended release date. Currently, there is no specific day listed in the "Heroine Tarumono!" release date, so fans will have to track the project closely. Additionally, it's unclear when U.S. anime fans will be able to watch.

Anime fans will have to carve out time in their schedules for "Heroine Tarumono!" as several other anticipated series will also be making their debuts in the spring of next year. "Love All Play" (via Anime News Network) and "Aharen-san wa Hakarenai" (via Crunchyroll) will be released around the same time as "Heroine Tarumono!"

Who are the Heroine Tarumono! characters?

"Heroine Tarumono!" follows Hiyori Suzumi, a character voiced by Inori Minase. Hiyori is a high school student and an assistant manager to the famous male pop duo, LIPxLIP (via Anime News Network). The musical group consists of Yūjirō Someya and Aizō Shibasaki, voiced by Kouki Uchiyama and Nobunaga Shimazaki. The version of LIPxLIP that appears on the show is the same virtual group created by HoneyWorks (per Anime News Network), so audiences will probably see some performances by the group in the series. Other notable characters include Juri Hattori, voiced by Ayane Sakura, and Chizuru Nakamura, performed by Saori Hayami. Based on the "Heroine Tarumono!" trailer (via YouTube), Juri and Chizuru are seemingly friends of Hiyori that guide her through her struggles.

The anime's noteworthy voice cast has some impressive acting credits to their name. Viewers may recognize Uchiyama from his leading role in "Soul Eater," as well as the Japanese version of the popular video game franchise "Kingdom Hearts" (via IMDb). Additionally, fans might notice Sakura as the voice of Ochaco Uraraka in "My Hero Academia" and Secre Swallowtail in "Black Clover" (via IMDb).

What is the Heroine Tarumono! plot?

Crunchyroll's August 2021 report on "Heroine Tarumono!" includes a synopsis for the new anime. Per the outlet, the show "follows Hiyori Suzumi, a high school student who moves to Tokyo and takes a part-time job as an assistant manager to the male idol duo LIPxLIP in order to make ends meet. Hiyori soon learns that it's tough to juggle work, school life, and club activities, especially when the talent she's managing are also her classmates."

The official "Heroine Tarumono!" website includes additional information about Hiyori's journey from student to band manager. We know Hiyori left her hometown to pursue her love for track and field at a Tokyo high school but ended up needing a part-time job. This development leads her to become an assistant manager for LIPxLIP. Not only does she have to juggle the everyday struggles of a high school student with classes and extracurricular activities, but she must also navigate her way through the group's rise to fame.

Thanks to the "Heroine Tarumono!" trailer, we can tell the series is certainly cute and quirky, which all anime fans can appreciate. Additionally, fans of the anime genres shoujo and slice of life, like "Fruits Basket" or "Ouran High School Host Club," will definitely want to check this one out. If you do, you may find "Heroine Tarumono!" is a new favorite.