Ladies and Gentlemen, put on your magic hats! i☆Ris are here to astonish your eyes with the stage spectacular promotional video for “FANTASTIC ILLUSION”. Brass tacks to start with: “FANTASTIC ILLUSION” is the opening theme to the TV anime “Magical Sempai (手品先輩, Tejina-senpai)”. The anime seems to be about school clubs, a magic loving senpai, and hi-jinks (I’m guessing). Here in this short version, the girls put on their adorably undersized top hats and playing card skirts for a dance shot on an impossible shiny checkerboard stage. We don’t actually see any magic tricks from the girls, I’m hoping that the full version will include some mind-benders. “FANTASTIC ILLUSION” breaks things up with a waltz time pre-chorus section (which brings me great pleasure). This 19th single from the hybrid idol group sounds promising, so let’s hope for a full version PV before long, eh? “FANTASTIC ILLUSION” apparates into stores on August 28, 2019.[UPDATE 2019.08/29] Full version promotional video added
i☆Ris (アイリス or “iris”) is a Japanese voice acting and idol group formed in 2012 by Avex. It is a so-called “hybrid group”, because in addition to performing as singing idols, they together work as anime voice actors. They provide the voices for main characters in the arcade game and anime franchise PriPara. i☆Ris currently includes members Yamakita Saki (山北早紀), Serizawa Yu (芹澤 優), Akaneya Himika (茜屋日海夏), Wakai Yuki (若井友希), Kubota Miyu (久保田未夢), and Shibuya Azuki (澁谷梓希).
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