I★Chu the Stage will be getting a new season titled I★Chu the Stage ~Après la pluie~, with the addition of Tenjo Tenge and Alchemist to the cast lineup.
I★Chu is a rhythm game series that was released in 2015 by LIBER Entertainment. The game was mildly successful and reached over one million downloads. The game continued its success until its closure in 2019. In 2020, a new version of I★chu was developed under the name I★Chu Étoile Stage, to revamp the series from the start.
I★Chu was first adapted to a 2.5D stage play in February 2018 under the name I★Chu the Stage 〜Stairway to Étoile〜. After a successful 2 week long run, the show continued to have 4 additional seasons continuing the story from the game. New cast members were introduced each time.
Some new additions to I★Chu the Stage ~Après la pluie~ are the units Tenjo Tenge and Alchemist, who had not been in the previous seasons. Some notable new cast members include Magura Sukegawa, from idol group Hi!Superb, playing the role of Toya Honoki, and Hinata Matsumoto, a former Candy Boy member, playing the role of Aoi Kakitsubata.
I★Chu the Stage ~Après la pluie~ will be running from October 16th to October 18th at THEATRE1010 in Tokyo, and from October 21st to the 25th at Tokyo Tatemono Brillia HALL. With COVID-19 still spreading rapidly in Tokyo, there will be special guidelines in place for the safety of cast, staff and visitors from potential contraction.