Asami Sanada, Kyoko Hikami, Miyuki Sawashiro celebrate unit's 20th anniversary
D.U.P., the voice actress unit formed by Asami Sanada, Kyoko Hikami, and Miyuki Sawashiro, opened a Twitter account on Sunday to announce that the trio are reuniting for a new event on January 12, 2020. The event will celebrate the group's 20th anniversary, and it will be the first time the trio has reunited as D.U.P. since 2004.
The group members are three voice cast members from the Di Gi Charat 1999 television anime. They performed theme songs for the anime, including the anime's subsequent iterations. D.U.P. stands for their characters' names (Dejiko, Hikaru Usada, and Puchiko).
The 16-episode original Di Gi Charat television anime series aired in 1999. Synch-Point released part of the series in North America on DVD in 2005, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on DVD in 2013. The series follows the alien-hybrid cat-girl Di Gi Charat who wants to be a superstar as she works in an anime chain store called Gamers. The series of shorts was originally created as an advertisement for the Digital Gamers store in Akihabara. Hiroaki Sakurai (Cromartie High School, Maid Sama!, The Demon Girl Next Door) directed the series at Madhouse.