81 Produce, one of the major voice actor agencies based in Tokyo, has announced that it will hold "SUN AUDITION – Let's Create Your Story! A Story of You Becoming a Voice Actor Artist," an open audition that aims to find the members of a new voice actress unit, who have the three skills of acting, singing, and dancing.
The winners will belong to 81 Produce and start their voice acting activities after a preparation period of lessons. They are also guaranteed to make their major debut from Universal Music, and their debut event will be held at the Sunshine City Fountain Plaza in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. In addition, Toshima Ward in Tokyo will be a special supporter of the project, and the unit will collaborate on community-based activities based in Toshima Ward.
The press release writes, "A person who loves to sing, a person who loves to dance, a person who loves to act. If any of these apply to you, please give it a try. No experience is necessary. 81 Produce will take a responsibility for guiding and training you. Take the first step toward your future with 'SUN AUDITION'! Create your own story! This is the story of you becoming a voice actor artist."
– November 26, 2021 (Fri) 18:00 – January 26, 2022 (Wed) 23:59 (JST)
Audition Screening Schedule:
- 1st screening (Documentation and video screening)
- 2nd screening (Practical skills screening) in February 2022 (Tokyo and Osaka)
- An event to unveil the finalists on April 10 (Tokyo)
- 3rd screening (Practical skills screening) in May 2022 (Tokyo)
- Final screening (Practical skill screening) in June 2022 (Tokyo)
- Women who have graduated from junior high school and under 25 years old as of April 1, 2022.
- Must have the Japanese language skills to work as a voice actor, and be able to move to Tokyo in the near future to work in the city.
- Any nationality is acceptable.
- You have to attend all of the screenings and the finalists' unveiling event. If you fail to attend, it may affect the result of the audition.
- If you are currently attending an actor's or voice actor's training school, you must be approved by the school.
- If you are a minor, you will need the permission of a parent or guardian.
- If you have passed this audition and have already had other auditions, you will be asked to withdraw from all other auditions.
— SUN AUDITION☀’22/1/26エントリー〆切 (@sunad_yourstory) November 26, 2021
Source: 81 Produce press release