The name of the 10-member group was decided as "Qace" by fan vote
Cheerkyu-bu!, the Monthly Hobby Japan magazine and Bandai Namco Arts' anime music label Lantis' collaboration project, finally released its first cheering song single CD "HIT&CHEER!" on November 25. The single includes the title song performed by its all ten members together, "Zenryoku All Right☆" by Chiaki Enkawa (CV: Rikako Ito), who was chosen as the first leader of the group, and three short mini audio drama. You can check the two songs in a preview video below.
Meanwhile, the name of the ten-member group was decided as "Qace" (pronnounced Kasse) by fan vote. It is a combination of the "Q" and "9" from Yakyu (baseball in Japanese), "ACE," and the Japanese cheering shout of "Kasse" (short for Kattobase / Make a good hit!). For the first time under the name "Qace," the group's second single is already set to be released on March 31, 2021. The single will also include another solo song by the member who is newly chosen as the second cheerleader by fan vote.
The mixed-media project including a magazine serialization, figures, and image songs was launched in July 2020. The ten main characters are designed by manga artist Hanaharu Naruko, known for his original character design works for the TV anime Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (2013), A.I.C.O. Incarnation (2018), and Kandagawa Jet Girls (2019).
"Cheerkyu-bu!" story introduction:
The Sakitakegaoka Private High School has built a history in the center of Shinjuku. At the school where its students are spending their days at their own pace despite the bustle of the city, both of the cheerleading club consisting of four members who are crazy about cheerleading and the baseball club consisting of six members who are crazy about baseball now face the crisis of activity suspension due to shortage of members...!
One day, the two clubs are united as the joint club "Cheerkyu-bu" by an unusual proposal by the student council president. In order to maintain a solid record as a new club activity, they have to win the best four in the district tournament of the Girls' High School Baseball Championship, which is the highest record in the school's history. The four members of the cheering club decide to take baseball seriously, while the six members of the baseball club are struggling with dancing and singing that they have never experienced before. The unprecedented challenge of the unprecedented club activity "Cheerkyu-bu" begins now!
Main voice cast:
- Chiaki Enkawa: Rikako Ito
- Tamaki Sunohara: Yuki Tanaka (NOW ON AIR member)
- Arisa Mizushiro: Konoko Sudo
- Iori Kumura: Misako Iino (NOW ON AIR)
- Hana Kawabata: Hitomi Suzuki (NOW ON AIR)
- Komachi Nagamiya: Mitsuho Kanbe (NOW ON AIR)
- Ayumu Sanada: Mina Katahira (NOW ON AIR)
- Sakura Irinosawa: Momone Iwabuchi (NOW ON AIR)
- Hotaru Yamashina: Miona Kogawa
- Mako Mizuno: Ami Aimoto
"Cheerkyu-bu" PV featuring the image song "GO! FIGHT! WIN! GO FOR DREAM!": by NOW ON AIR
NOW ON AIR "GO! FIGHT! WIN! GO FOR DREAM!" MV short version:
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