Showbiz Anime
  1. Drama
  2. Reincarnation
  3. Showbiz
  4. Supernatural
  1. Doga Kobo
Apr 12, 2023 at 10:00am EDT

※ NOTE: Extended 82-minute first episode

"In show business, lies are a weapon."

When a pregnant young starlet appears in Gorou Amemiya’s countryside medical clinic, the doctor takes it upon himself to safely (and secretly) deliver Ai Hoshino’s child so she can make a scandal-free return to the stage. But no good deed goes unpunished, and on the eve of her delivery, he finds himself slain at the hands of Ai’s deluded stalker — and subsequently reborn as Ai’s child, Aquamarine Hoshino! The glitz and glamor of showbiz hide the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry, threatening to dull the shine of his favorite star. Can he help his new mother rise to the top of the charts? And what will he do when unthinkable disaster strikes?

[Source: HIDIVE]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Comedy
  3. Music
  4. Reincarnation
  5. Showbiz
  6. Supernatural
  1. P.A. Works
Mar 31, 2022 at 10:00am EDT

Fate and reincarnation deliver brilliant military strategist, Kongming, from warring, ancient China to Japan’s modern party hot spot in Shibuya City, Tokyo. After a lifetime of battles and military skirmishes, Kongming wished with his last breath to be reborn in a world of peace and prosperity. It’s nearly two millennia later and he’s finding his way in a very different world than that of his past life. When he meets Eiko, an amateur musician with big dreams, the unlikely duo strikes up an even unlikelier friendship. Eiko has street smarts to help Kongming navigate this strange new world, and Kongming will use his strategic mind to help Eiko achieve stardom!

[Source: Sentai]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Avant-garde
  3. Drama
  4. Horror
  5. Psychological
  6. Showbiz
  1. MADHOUSE
February 27, 1998 EST

Pop singer Kirigoe Mima looks forward to a bright new career when she quits her successful trio to become an actress. When she lands a role in a sexually-charged murder mystery, Mima's life begins to fall apart. Reality and hallucination merge into a terrifying world where innocence is lost and dreams become nightmares.

Quickly descending into a dangerous state of paranoid delusions, Mima watches as internet sites appear describing every intimate detail of her life. She is helpless and afraid as her associates are threatened and killed by a mysterious stalker.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Drama
  2. School
  3. Showbiz
  4. Slice of Life
  5. Visual Arts
  1. Ezόla
Jan 10, 2020 at 12:25pm EST

Runway de Waratte starts with the story of Fujito Chiyuki, an aspiring fashion model and daughter of a fledgling Modeling Agency, Mille Neige. Ever since she was little, Chiyuki's dream was to be the star model of her dad's agency and perform at Paris Fashion Week. With great looks and a gifted environment, it seemed like she was on the right track to fulfill her dream, but she soon found herself faced with a seemingly insurmountable wall when her height stopped growing at 158 cm; too short to be a professional model.

Although Chiyuki still kept on believing in herself for years despite everyone telling her it's impossible, Chiyuki's resolve starts to crumble as she enters her last year of high school. This is when she meets Tsumura Ikuto, a lame classmate with a surprising talent for designing clothes, who is also considering giving up his dream due to unfortunate circumstances. Together, they begin the journey of doing the impossible in order to realize their dreams.

[Source: MU]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Comedy
  3. Gag Humor
  4. Showbiz
  5. Slice of Life
  6. Workplace
  1. Studio Blanc.
Jul 5, 2021 at 11:00am EDT

Being an adult is hard. For 31-year-old Uramichi Omota, that depressing truth weighs on him. While on TV, he’s an upbeat exercise instructor for a children’s show, but sometimes he can’t keep his sardonic comments to himself. Even his coworkers, a pair of mascots and a singing duo, keep revealing the plight of adulthood on air. Regardless, they’re working through it one a day at a time.

[Source: Funimation]

  1. Comedy
  2. Girls' Love
  3. School
  4. Showbiz
  1. CONNECT
Apr 10, 2024 at 8:00am EDT

Yuhi Yugure and Yasumi Utatane, high school classmates and co-hosts of a weekly radio program, paint a picture-perfect friendship for their listeners. Yet, in reality, they couldn’t be more different. Their off-air dynamic is a whirlwind of chaos and insults. As their tumultuous relationship unfolds, they navigate the turbulent waters of friendship and rivalry in the cutthroat realm of showbiz.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Romance
  5. Showbiz
  1. SUNRISE
Apr 3, 2020 at 1:25pm EDT

The stage is Sapporo, Hokkaido. One night, our heroine, Minare Koda, spills her heartbroken woes to a radio station worker she meets while out drinking one night. The next day, she hears a recording of her pitiful grumbling being played live over the air. Minare storms into the station in a rage, only to then be duped by the station director into doing an impromptu talk show explaining her harsh dialogue. With just one recording, the many eccentric facets of Minare's life begin to pull every which direction as she falls ever deeper into the world of radio.

[Source: Kodansha]

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Love Polygon
  4. Romance
  5. Showbiz
  1. Hal Film Maker
Oct 5, 2008 at 1:00pm EDT

Kyoko followed her true love and childhood friend Sho to Tokyo so she could help him reach his dream of becoming an idol. She cleans, cooks, works three jobs and does nothing for herself because she loves him so much, but gets nothing in return. Still, she remains by his side. But then one day she goes unannounced to his agency with a delivery, and overhears him talking about her; he reveals to his manager that he only took her with him as a maid, and that he doesn't care for her at all. Upon hearing this, Kyoko doesn't just sit around and cry. She cuts and dyes her hair, changes her clothes and attitude and thus begins her journey to join showbiz and have her revenge against Sho.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Boys' Love
  3. Comedy
  4. Drama
  5. Romance
  6. Showbiz
  1. CloverWorks
Oct 5, 2018 at 11:00am EDT

The veteran actor who has held the title of "Most Desirable Bachelor" for 5 years in a row, Takato Saijyo, and the up and coming actor who recently dethroned him, Junta Azumaya. Enter the cut throat world of the entertainment industry, where the two most desirable bachelors find themselves in a forbidden scandal. Based on Hashigo Sakurabi's "Dakaretai Otoko No.1 ni Odosareteimasu," first published and serialized in July of 2013 and one of the most talked about BL comic with over two million copies in print, gets a highly anticipated TV anime adaptation! The biggest scandal of 2018 is about to unfold!

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Showbiz
  2. Slice of Life
  1. diomedéa
Oct 6, 2016 at 1:28pm EDT

College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce,” a seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. In Chitose's mind, she's poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there's more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.

[Source: Sentai Filmworks]

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Fantasy
  5. Historical
  6. Romance
  7. Showbiz
  1. MADHOUSE
September 13, 2002 EDT

When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As she recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory.

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Boys' Love
  3. Drama
  4. Showbiz
  1. Lesprit
Dec 10, 2020 at 10:00pm EST

The popular, young newscaster Kunieda Kei has two very different personalities. Out in public, he's considered the perfect prince, but on the inside, he is naggy and calls others "incompetents." One day while he was not doing his usual perfect newscaster persona, he is reunited with the visual artist Tsuzuki Ushio, whom he had interviewed very recently. Luckily, it doesn't appear as though Tsuzuki had recognized him because he was wearing a tracksuit and a mask. Kei tells Tsuzuki that his name is "Owari" and ends up in a situation where he has to help Tsuzuki out with his work.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance
  4. Showbiz
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TV (JP)
Released
Short-form
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  1. SHAFT
Feb 2, 2006 at 12:10pm EST

Fumihiko Matsumaru is an average salaryman with no girlfriend. He invited his colleague Miss Tanaka to a movie but was stood up. Right at the time he was about to toss tickets into a trash can, a cute girl appeared and asked him not to waste those two tickets. After movie and dinner, he escorted her home and found they live in the same neighborhood, yet unfortunately her apartment caught on fire hours later. Having nowhere else to stay, rookie seiyuu Aka Onda moved to Matsumaru's place, and the two had started a "more than friend but not yet lovers" relationship under the same roof while keeping this secret from their employers.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
  2. Ecchi
  3. Otaku Culture
  4. Showbiz
  1. Studio Gokumi
November 16, 2010 EST

On her 16th birthday Kanna Aoyagi is asked by her 28-year-old sister Yayoi to become an eroge seiyū (erotic game voice actress) at her sister's eroge company. Kanna disagrees at first, but after she thinks about all the things her sister has done for her she finally relents. But being a high school student and knowing nothing about eroge, can she do the job properly…

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Boys' Love
  2. Comedy
  3. Music
  4. Romance
  5. Showbiz
  1. Studio DEEN
  2. Ashi Productions
Oct 4, 2000 at 5:30am EDT

All Shuichi ever dreamed about was following in the footsteps of his pop idol, Ryuichi Sakuma and the band Nittle Grasper. Together with his best friend Hiro, Shuichi's formed a band called Bad Luck and they've even managed to get signed to a major recording label! Unfortunately, the studio deadlines are looming and Shuichi still hasn't finished the lyrics for any of the songs. What he needs is a little inspiration... but he's been running a little low in that department lately. While Hiro recommends finding a girlfriend, fate has other things in store for him...

Walking through the park late one night, Shuichi's latest lyrics flutter away and land at the feet of a stunning stranger that takes his breath away. Unfortunately, that mysterious stranger happens to be the famous novelist Eiri Yuki, who completely crushes the young singer by telling him he has "zero talent". Now, Shuichi's so annoyed that he's managed to finish his song just so he can find and confront Yuki once again. But, are his actions really motivated by anger, or has he actually fallen in love?

[Source: RightStuf]

  1. Comedy
  2. School
  3. Showbiz
  1. SynergySP
Airdate TBA

Mona is the cutest girl in school, and she knows it. In fact, she has everyone wrapped around her pretty little finger—everyone, that is, except Medaka Kuroiwa, a recent transfer student. Determined to win him over and solidify her reign as unchallenged queen bee, Mona rolls out the red carpet for her newest would-be subject, only for the stone-cold stoic to glare her down at every turn! Just how far will she go to prove her charms are truly irresistible and win over the last unclaimed heart in school? And why is it that her chest keeps getting tighter the harder he proves to conquer?

[Source: Kodansha]

  1. Music
  2. Showbiz
  1. Yumeta Company
  2. Graphinica
Jan 7, 2022 at 12:25pm EST

The brand-new voice acting talent agency AiRBLUE has neither seasoned pros nor famous stars. What it does have is a group of trainee voice actresses whose individualism and personality shines through their inexperience. Each one is looking for a way to harness her talents and make her dreams come true!

However, sooner or later, all these dreams will run up against the harshness of reality. No matter how devotedly they practice, not all the candidates can pass every audition.
Can they endure through anguish, setbacks, and discord? If the hurdles all trainees must face trip them up, can they recover and rise again?

The story of these fledgling voice actresses is now ready for the director to call “action!”

[Source: PonyCanyon USA]

  1. Comedy
  2. Showbiz
  3. Slice of Life
  4. Workplace
  1. GONZO
Jul 7, 2015 at 10:00am EDT

Follow a rookie seiyuu in her first steps into the world of professional voice acting! She might be unsure of herself, but Futaba Ichinose is ready to make it as a professional seiyuu. She meets Ichigo Moesaki, an actress who won’t stop until she’s an idol who not only acts but also enchants audiences with singing and dancing performances. These two rookies are joined by Rin Kohana, already a seasoned professional who made her debut when she was 5, who hopes to have a normal middle school life while working as a professional seiyuu.

[Source: Funimation]

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Showbiz
  1. CLAP
June 3, 2021 EDT

Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about a tormented artistic genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?

[Source: GKIDS Films]

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Love Polygon
  4. Romance
  5. Showbiz
  1. Gallop
Apr 5, 1996 at 4:00am EST

Sixth grader Sana Kurata has a perfect life. Her mother is a (fairly) successful author, she has a young man employed to keep her happy and safe, and best of all, she is the star of the children's television show Kodomo no Omocha. There's just one thing bothering her, and that's Akito Hayama.

Akito is a classmate of Sana's, and ever since he's started acting out in class, the rest of the boys have followed his example. Every day, the girls and the teacher wage a battle to keep the class under control and to get some actual learning done. That rotten Akito… Sana won't stand for this!

The hyperactive Sana decides to dig deeper and find out what makes Akito tick, so class can go back to normal and the teacher can stop spending every day crying instead of teaching. But the more she learns about him, the more she realizes that there might be more to Akito than meets the eye.

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance
  4. Showbiz
  1. SynergySP
Apr 7, 2006 at 5:00am EDT

Kirari Tsukishima, a gluttonous 14-year-old beauty, is a girl who does not care about idols and the entertainment world because her mind is occupied by food. Her obsession with food only causes her to be clueless about love.

One day, after saving a turtle that is stranded in a tree, Kirari meets with a handsome and gentle boy named Seiji, who gives her ticket to a SHIPS (a popular idol group) concert to show his gratitude for her saving his pet. Kirari then storms off to the concert and runs into another boy, who tears up her ticket and warns her to stay away from Seiji because she and Seiji live in different worlds. The outraged Kirari then sneaks into the concert, only to discover that Seiji and the boy who tore her ticket, named Hiroto, are actually members of SHIPS.

Finally understanding the meaning of "different worlds" (Seiji is a popular idol while she is an average middle school student), Kirari refuses to give up. Filled with determination to be with Seiji, she declares that she will also become an idol.

[Source: Wikipedia]

  1. Drama
  2. Performing Arts
  3. Showbiz
  1. Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Apr 5, 2005 at 12:30pm EDT

Two Girls. One Dream. And the entire world for a stage.

At 13 years old, Maya Kitajima seems destined to spend the rest of her life toiling in a crowded restaurant alongside her bitter and unstable mother. But when her incredible acting talent is discovered by the legendary diva Chigusa Tsukikage, Maya finds a new future filled with both golden opportunities and terrifying risks.

For Ayumi Himekawa, success has always been assured, yet she longs to be recognized for her own talents and skills, not her famous parents' connections.

For both, the ultimate prize is the role of The Crimson Goddess in the play of the same name, a part created by Chigusa. To achieve this goal, both Maya and Ayumi must seek out and conquer every acting challenge, pushing the limits of their talent and endurance to the utmost, until they are worthy of the part…

But for one to win, the other must fail!

[Source: Sentai Filmworks]

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. Showbiz
  4. Yaoi
  1. Trinet Entertainment
March 30, 2005 EST

The adorable and attractive main characters of Haru wo Daiteita are Kyousuke Iwaki and Youji Katou who are both in the film industry, having starred in various adult video films and are trying to climb the ladder of success and become greater actors. Iwaki is accepted to star in a popular movie, having beaten Katou in the auditions. During their time together, Katou believes he is in love with Iwaki-San, who on the contrary refuses to believe that he is in love. It is later on that another gay actor comes back to Japan and co-stars with Katou that problems starting arising. And it is from then on that the two realise where their hearts are set.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
  2. Romance
  3. Showbiz
  1. Radix
Apr 4, 2006 at 12:30pm EDT

Five girls came to a training school to become voice actresses holding each thought in her mind. Momoko - she wanted to be a voice actress to meet her favorite voice actor. Rinka - she is an armature voice actress, but she didn't have special purpose to become voice actress. Yurika - she likes anime very much. Tsubasa - she was a girl in love, and acted only as a boy. Amane - she found a deadlock as a actress and tried to find another way. They managed to get over the difficulty to become voice actress although they couldn't perform as main characters yet. There is a love romance with a boy works for an anime company, and you can catch a glimpse of situations of anime industries.

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Love Polygon
  4. School
  5. Showbiz
  1. J.C.STAFF
December 15, 1995 EST

The Kodomo No Omocha OVA is a thirty-minute animation video that was made before the TV series. It covers the first volume of the manga, so it's equivalent to TV episodes 1-6. It relates Sana's troubles with Hayama at school as a result of the "oyakodon baka" situation and culminates when Hayama's dad and sister realize their mistakes thanks to Sana's efforts.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Romance
  4. Showbiz
  1. Studio HIBARI
Apr 20, 1999 at 6:00am EDT

After the break up of their old band, guitarist Yuki & drummer Santa decide to form a new one. They recruit bass player Towa, young guitarist Atsuro, and after much persuasion, vocalist Sakuya. Together they form Lucifer and they struggle to make it in the music business, and also to stay together. As well, they have to deal with personal issues, such as parental objections, and watching their old bands succeed ahead of them. Sakuya is the most troubled band member, as he has to deal with his tragic past, and his relationship with teenaged lyricist Aine.

  1. Romance
  2. Showbiz
  1. Studio TBA
January 20, 1992 EST

Hagiwara Mio is a 14-year-old TV actress who has gotten popular. One day on a set, she meets Kumagai Ichiya, who tells her that her acting "stinks". Mio is hurt by his comments, but she finds that she can't get Ichiya out of her mind. It turns out that Ichiya is a promising director, who directed a music video for Mio's friend Sawaki Aya, an idol singer. After the success of this music video, Ichiya is asked to direct a movie, and he wants Mio to be the heroine, because he feels that she is a "handsome" girl like the actresses of old. How will Mio cope with her feelings toward Ichiya?

[Source: T.H.E.M. Anime Review]

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