Auditions are now open for eleven-member group
Square Enix is teaming up with DearStage to bring a new team of virtual idols to life — and auditions are open now!
The group, to be called GEMS COMPANY, will consist of voice actresses taking on the roles of the 3DCG characters shown above. The eleven girls pictured above all have active YouTube channels and are listed as being represented by DearStage.
Auditions are open to women ages 15 to 22 anywhere in the world; however, finalists must be able to come to Tokyo if chosen for the final audition. The script on the audition website consists of a few basic lines, with the voice actor encouraged to come up with her own characterization.
Auditions close on September 4.
Beyond the audition, not much is known about the future of GEMS COMPANY. However, Square Enix has revealed that Aikatsu! music producer MONACA will be behind the group's songs.
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.