Due to the popularity of a certain city's "action heroine", many districts across Japan have taken on their own local action heroines, holding various live action hero shows to promote their towns. Misaki Shirogane is a high school girl and niece of the governor of Hinano City, which is in heavy debt due to its dwindling popularity. After witnessing two of her fellow students, Ann Akagi and Mikan Kise, putting on an amateur hero show, Misaki enrolls them and other girls into the Action Heroine Project, in which they become local heroines and put on live shows to help revitalize their town.
An original animation TV series entitled Action Heroine Cheer Fruits is coming soon to TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) and BS-TBS.
Set in the sleepy, fruit-growing town of Hinano City, Action Heroine Cheer Fruits follows the adventures of Misaki Shirogane and her friends as they try to revitalize their home-town by becoming "local heroines" and performing live action events to bring attention to the area.
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The upcoming anime series Action Heroine Cheer Fruits will also be making its way to manga pages when it premieres this summer 2017. A manga adaptation by Azuse began its serialization in Young Champion Retsu on June 20.
1 "Suddenly, the Heavenly Realm!" July 7, 2017
With the popularity of "action heroines", many districts have had local heroines of their own, complete with live action hero shows. In Hinano City, Mikan Kise takes her younger sister Yuzuka to a hero show of the most popular local heroine, Kamidaio, only to discover the show had been cancelled at the last minute. Not wanting to disappoint Yuzuka, Mikan asks Kamidaio fanatic Ann Akagi to help put on a Kamidaio show for her the next week. Thanks to their practise and choreography, the girls manage to make the show a hit with Yuutsu and her friends, but inadvertently knock over a tower in the process. The next day, after discovering their show had been uploaded online, the girls are summoned by student council president Misaki Shirogane, who asks them to become Hinano City's new action heroines.
2 "It's Okay for a Normal "Roko" to Try Being a Heroine" July 14, 2017
After managing to recruit both Ann and Mikan to join the project, Misaki, who is working to erase Hinano's debt within six months, puts up a poster for more applicants, attracting costume designer Mana Midorikawa and technician Genki Aoyama. Misaki's best friend, Roko Kuroki, is reluctant to ask Misaki to let her help as well. While the others work on an upgraded version of Ann and Mikan's "Kajudaio" show, Roko recalls the pain Misaki felt from losing a tennis championship and her grandfather, prompting Roko to put her feelings above her own. After learning that the train inspectors she admires so much do more than just work at night, Roko works up the courage to approach Misaki, who has her take Mikan's place as the show's villain. Just as their shows start to become a financial hit, the girls hit a snag when they are no longer able to use Mana's family shrine to hold their shows following complaints from parishioners.
3 "A Very Idle Kanon" July 21, 2017
As the girls find themselves needing a new place to practise, they are approached by a rhythmic gymanst from another school named Kanon Shimura, who is baffled to find Ann had quit rhythmic gymnastics to watch tokusatsu shows. Revealing she was the one who had the parishioners put pressure on the shrine, Kanon demands that Ann face her seriously in a race, saying she'll drop the pressure on the shrine only if Ann loses to her. Despite intending to lose, Ann gets fired up when Kanon unintentionally quotes Kamidaio's catchphrase and ends up winning the race instead. Luckily, the girls manage to make use of an abandoned train station where Roko lives and resume their show activities, managing to get a lot of attention from passing passengers. When one of the shows is about to be ended early due to the rain, Kanon shows up as an impromptu villain to encourage Ann to fight until the end. After the show, however, Misaki receive a cease-and-desist from Kamidaio's sponsors demanding a halt to the Kajudaio shows and merchandise sales due to its strong resemblance to Kamidaio.
4 "An Action Heroine Who Starts from Zero" July 28, 2017
Following Kamidaio's copyright claim, the girls are tasked with coming up with an original local heroine that shows off Hinano's appeal. As each girl presents their own ideas for a concept, Mikan proposes that they promote the city's fruits, deciding on the team name Cheer Fruits. Meanwhile, Genki learns that her sister Yuki, who has returned to Hinano after working as an idol, has yet to come to school. Using a scenario written by Mikan, the girls put on their first Cheer Fruits show, in which Ann, Mikan, and Mana fight as magical girl rangers against evil. Following middling reception from the adults over the small scale, the girls decide they need a singer to attract guests. Finding that none of the main heroines can sing very well, Genki takes the others to see Yuki as she sings in private.
5 "Project Blue~" August 4, 2017
The girls approach Yuki about joining Cheer Fruits, but she gets scared off by her own paranoia over quitting the idol business. After Genki notices that Yuki quit being an idol as she didn't want to use Genki's disability to further her own career, Yuki tries her hand at coaching the other girls in dance choreography. As the girls find theirselves needing an original song, Genki presents a song she composed with Yuki, who teaches the girls a new choreography to go with it. Wanting to sing along with everyone, Yuki joins the others as the newest member of Cheer Fruits, helping them rise up the ranks.
6 "Explosion Angel Hatsuri-chan" August 18, 2017
That little girl is weird.Even though she is very little to understand,a show cant be scheaculed to the likes of you.You can be sad about it,but you just cant demand it being uncancelled...
Short brown hair, athletic, absolutely love heroes in live action plays. That girl is basically Hajime from New Game.
Ha-chan's explosion haha. Reminds me of Megumin's bakuretsu~ EXPLOSION! We really need a season 3... Let's hope that the new KonoSuba anime project is a season 3! More comedy!
Anyway, since this is Action Heroine Cheer Fruits, let's talk a bit about the anime. So Ha-chan loves the president... C-Could this be y-yuri?! Well it's not yaoi, so I guess it's fine~
I think Ha-chan is a helpful person, but whenever the president is around, something goes wrong. I'm pretty sure she realizes this. She is lucky to have good friends. They tried to cheer her up when she ran away. (Pun not intended)
Ha-chan is good with explosions, so she is useful for explosions during the play. Dat pink smoke. Another great episode! It's not on my top 10 favorite animes this season, but I can't wait 'till next week!