Kodoani.com – The official website of Bandai Namco Arts, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and Futsal Boys revealed the second major visual for the anime on Wednesday. The website also reveals that the show will premiere on January 9 on Tokyo MX, and then on January 11 on BS11 and MBS. The anime will also stream on Abema.
Yukina Hiiro (Hitorijime My Hero, 100 Sleeping Princes and Kingdom of Dreams: The Animation) is directing the anime at diomedéa, and Shoji Yonemura (screenplays for Fairy Tail, Pokémon, Digimon Fusion) is overseeing the series scripts. RON. (FLCL Alternative, FLCL Progressive) is composing. Takao Sakuma will perform the opening theme song “Bravemaker, and STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION will perform the ending theme song.
Mao Marita is credited with the original. The project features original character design artwork from illustrators Mizuki Kawashita (Koyo Academy), Utako Yukihiro (Adalbert Academy), Tanaka Marumero (also known as Ogeretsu Tanaka; School). Momomi High School), Ruka Urumiya / Sata / Shirano (Amanogawa Academy) and Lily Hoshino (Okazan Academy) for each high school team. Tomomi Ishikawa ( PERSONA 5 the Animation ) is adapting those artworks into the final character designs.
The story is set in a world more than a decade after the sport of futsal has become wildly popular worldwide. Protagonist Haru Yamato watches the World U-18 Championship and falls in love with a Japanese player named Tokinari Tennōji. He joined Koyo Academy High School’s futsal team with the goal of becoming a player like Tennōji. There he finds friends, and together they face off against their rivals.
The previously announced cast of the project includes:
Ryōta Takara as Haru Yamato
Shūto Ishimori as Seiichiro Sakaki
Kohei Yoshiwara as Toi Tsukioka
Ryōtarō Yamaguchi as Tsubaki Yukinaga
Kazuki Furuta as Ryu Nagumo
Yasunao Sakai as Taiga Amakado
Hiromu Mineta as Louis Kashiragi
Yūya Arai as Shin Yuki
Satoru Murakami as Takumi Kuga
Junpei Baba as Kaito Kazanin
Naoya Miyase as Sei Kyogoku
Tomoya Yamamoto as Tomoe Futaba
Kazuki Ura as Kyōsuke Aiba
Keita Tada as Rio Hanamura
Takao Sakuma as Nozomi Kōmori
Mizuki Chiba as Natsuki Sogō
Minato Kamimura as Yukimaru Kurama
TAKA as Ren Kiryu
Nobuaki Oka as Shun Shirakawa
Shōichirō mi as Togo Tachibana
Ayato Morinaga as Ayato Imazono
Takeru Kikuchi as Asa Minase
Takuya Tsuda as Soya Akiduki
Keito Okuyama as Ao Asahina
Yoshitsugu Kawashima as Tokinari Tennoji
Sousuke Shimokawa as Ryutaro Sera
Takahide Ishii as Ryosuke Minase
Ryōsuke Kozuka as Emilio Garcia
Tsubasa Kizu as Saku Hasumi
The project includes an anime, a mobile game app, and actual futsal matches between the members, with the outcome of the matches influencing the story of the anime and the game app. Futsal is a variation of soccer similar to soccer, but played indoors.
The project’s mobile game launched on November 9.