The 11 ladies of virtual idol group 22/7 are back for their third single. And you can see their latest look, both in reality and as their idol characters.
Described as "idols who transcend dimensions," the members of 22/7 voice their anime personas and appear as them both live and in virtual YouTuber videos. The latest single, "Rikaisha," will be their third.
In addition to the new photo, character designer Yukiko Horiguchi (K-ON!) has drawn the group. At present, despite the group consisting of eleven girls, only eight characters and designs have been revealed.
The single will include multiple versions of the song, as well as off-vocal tracks for each. Special editions of the album will include tickets for prizes and trading cards. A DVD-inclusive edition is currently being planned.
"Rikaisha" drops August 22. While you wait, you can check out group member Sakura Fujima (played by Sally Amaki) in her new stint as a virtual YouTuber. Here she is teaching you how to tell your friends you're having an existential crisis:
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Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest book, Black Archive #21 – Heaven Sent, is currently available from Obverse Books.