Two More Misfits Join the Cast of Dropout Idol Fruit Tart

Adaptation based on manga by Sou Hamayumiba ("HaNaYaMaTa") is scheduled for July of 2020

The residents of "Mouse Manor" receive some shocking news in a scene from the upcoming Dropout Idol Fruit Tart TV anime.


Two more cast members have been revealed for Dropout Idol Fruit Tart (known as Ochikobore Fruit Tart in Japan), an upcoming TV anime based on the 4-panel manga by Sou Hamayumiba (HaNaYaMaTa) about an aspiring idol who forms a unit with a group of show-biz washouts in an effort to keep their boarding home from being demolished. The new cast members include:


  • Rena Maeda as Riri Higashi, the manager of the rival idol unit, Cream Anmitsu.
  • And Yuiko Tatsumi as Tone Honmachi, Ino Sakura's classmate.



The original Dropout Idol Fruit Tart manga is serialized in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat seinen manga magazine. The story follows Ino Sakura, a 1st grade high school student who travels to Tokyo with dreams of becoming an idol. There she moves into a dormitory-style house for entertainers known as "Mouse Manor" and befriends: Roko Sekino, a formerly popular child actress; Hayu Nukui, a musician; and Nina Maehara, a model. When "Mouse Manor" is threatened with being torn down, the girls form a new idol unit called "Fruit Tart" and attempt to challenge the entertainment industry in order to raise funds to protect their home.


A key visual for the upcoming Dropout Idol Fruit Tart TV anime, featuring the girls of the underground idol unit Fruit Tart surrounded by a collage of chaotic imagery.


The Dropout Idol Fruit Tart TV anime is directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi and features animation production by feel.. The series is scheduled to broadcast in Japan beginning in July of 2020.


Source: Ota-suke


Copyright notice: © Sou Hamayumiba・Houbunsha / Dropout Idol Fruit Tart Production Committee


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