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Auditions for ‘Anison Stars’, the competition that seeks to find the next big ‘voice actor-actists’ has been launched as a collaboration between four entertainment companies: Lantis, Amuse, Bandai Visual, and Bandai Namco Live Creative! Applications for the audition started being accepted on 16 March 2017.
In recent years, many so-called ‘voice actor-artists’ who both voice characters in anime and release CDs as singers, have gained popularity in the entertainment industry- especially among anime otaku. They are loved by fans not only in Japan, but all over the world, so these voice actor-artists have been strongly promoted overseas.
The four companies have launched this project in search of a new voice actor-artist who can perform worldwide and play a major role in the expansion of the Japanese anime industry and help increase the number of anime fans throughout the world.
You can apply for the audition if you live in Japan and are interested in becoming a voice actor and an anime song-singer. Both men and women aged from 14 to 25 can apply.
Firstly, an online screening will be held from 16 March to 18 June. Then, people who pass will go through to the secondary screening including an interview, reading aloud, and