Update 24 July 2010:
YEBISU Celebrities finally released. Enjoy the pretty but still pictures with minimal movement. Think moving mouths and panning slides. It is still a lot better than I thought it would be.
The visuals for the H-scene are HOT. If you read the manga, you can more or less know what’s going to happen. Pity that no actual animation of the smexy action was involved ^^;;;
We all want our man-smex to be animated properly, don’t we? Lol~
As for the seiyuu, just as I predicted, Horie Kazuma’s uke was terrible. Moe-point zero. So don’t expect too much in the voiced smex department.
Updated confirmed cast
Daijou Takashi 大城崇: Kosugi Juurouta 小杉十郎太 and a different seiyuu is cast for Fujinami Haruka 藤波はるか: Horie Kazuma 堀江一眞
Other casts are the same as the drama CD cast including Canna Nobutoshi and Chiba Susumu.
Original YEBISU Celebrities drama CD pairing cast
Daijou Takashi 大城崇: Kosugi Juurouta 小杉十郎太
Fujinami Haruka 藤波はるか: Suzumura Kenichi 鈴村健一
I’m not very into this couple cos the uke in this story arc is just too weak for my taste ^^;
BUT that said, I’m still looking forward to the DVD. If it turns out to be a fully animated feature, it’ll be a really nice surprise :)
Changing to Horie Kazuma will probably be a bad choice ^^;;; He just doesn’t sound good as either uke/seme in the BLCDs he has appeared in so far. But maybe given more exposure, he would improve.
Update 30 March 2010:
YEBISU Celebrities Animix DVD (not anime, supposedly)
Estimated release date: 28 May 2010
Official info page: http://www.b-boy.jp/animix/index.html
Update 26 November 2008 Delayed (T_T) according to the official page, the release date is yet undetermined as they want to produce high quality work. I don’t mind waiting… as long as we really get the anime in the end.
2 July 2008
Viewfinder ファインダーの標的 (Yamane Ayano やまねあやの) and YEBISU Celebrities YEBISUセレブリティーズ (Fuwa Shinri 不破慎理) will be turned into animes! Well… but if my guess is correct, they probably won’t be fully animated but more like manga with sound? ^^” Vol.1 DVD will be available in autumn 2008.
If they’re using the same voice cast as the drama CDs, we can expect:
Viewfinder drama CD pairing cast
Asami Ryuuichi 麻見隆一: Koyasu Takehito 子安武人
Takaba Akihito 高羽秋仁: Sasanuma Akira 笹沼晃
Liu Fei Long 刘飛龍: Ishikawa Hideo 石川英郎
I was quite disappointed by the performance in the drama CD but I hope they’ll sound better this time round.
Updated confirmed cast
Takaba Akihito 高羽秋仁: Kakihara Tetsuya 柿原徹也
Asami Ryuuichi 麻見隆一: Kuroda Takaya 黒田祟矢
Liu Fei Long 刘飛龍: Tobita Nobuo 飛田展男
Kuroda Takaya will be definitely be a convincing yakuza… he is cast as one very often but I’m not sure if he’ll be the Asami in my mind tho’… And he does “sadistic” seme very well too lol~ Ah~ we’ll see if he can create sparks with Akihito’s seiyuu Kakihara Tetsuya. Kakihara Tetsuya would sound like a young and genki Akihito who bounces back everytime he goes through a challenge. He has a clear and slightly higher pitched voice which gives him an air of innocence/ naiveness. I think he’ll sound more in-character than Sasanuma Akira from the drama CD. His H-voice is very enjoyable too. Listen to his performance in Hidoku Shinaide. He was very cute, noisy and sexy in it. I’m looking forward to his turn as Akihito! As for Fei Long’s seiyuu, Tobita Nobuo, I’m also excited about it cos he has a sexy low voice. If he sounds like his character in Ai to Yokubou wa Gakuen de, I think I’ll be quite satisfied.