Fullmetal Alchemist Director Seiji Mizushima Helms D4DJ Anime for Bushiroad at Sanjigen

54-year-old acclaimed anime director Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) will direct an anime for Bushiroad's DJ-themed new mixed-media project D4DJ. 3DCG studio Sanjigen (Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-, BanG Dream! 2nd & 3rd season) works on anime production.The news was revealed at the "D4DJ D4 FES. -Departure-" event held at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL on January 31, 2020.

D4DJ is Bushiroad's third mixed-media project, following BanG Dream! (2015-) and Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight (2018-). When the project was launched in April 2019, it was announced to include game, anime, and DJ performances by the voice cast.It game app for iOS and Android, D4DJ Groovy Mix is scheduled to be available in the fall of 2020.

How and when the D4DJ anime is distributed is currently unknown.But considering the fact its two predecessors had their TV anime series, there is a high possibility that it will be also produced as a TV anime.A music video for the unit Happy Around! is now in the works according to the announcement post on Twitter below.

Mizushima confirmed the news on Twitter, saying "It was announced.I will direct the anime for D4DJ.Actually, I have been preparing for it for about a year, I'm working hard, teaming up with Sanjigen.We gonna make a fantastic stuff-\ (^ o ^) / "

Meanwhile, the first single from the project, "Dig Delight!" by Happy Around! was released in two editions on January 29, 2020, then raked eighth on Oricon's daily charts on its first day, seventh on its second day, 14th on its third day.


1. "Dig Delight!" Happy Around!

2. Denran ★ Countdown "Peaky P-key

3. "Floor Killer" Merm4id


1. "Dig Delight!" Happy Around!

2. "Photon Melodies" Photon Maiden

3. "Shundou -movement-" Rondo

"Dig Delight!" by Happy Around from "D4DJ 1st LIVE" (July 20, 2019):

Game app "D4DJ Groovy Mix" PV:

Source: Bushiroad press release, "D4DJ" official Twitter

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