Kodoani.com – Studio Pierrot announced on Friday that it is producing an anime adaptation of the manga Play It Cool, Guys (Cool Doji Danshi) by Kokone Nata will premiere in October. The studio has also revealed the promotional video teaser, main image, the anime’s voice cast and staff.
Nata also drew an image to celebrate the announcement (the sign kept in the image below reads “anime adaptation announcement!” but the sign is upside down).
The anime will have the participation of:
Chiaki Kobayashi as Hayate Ichihara
Kouki Uchiyama as Shun Futami
Yuichiro Umehara as Takayuki Mima
Shōya Chiba as Sōma Shiki
Chiaki Kon (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal, The Way of the Househusband, Junjō Romantica) is directing the anime at Studio Pierrot. Makoto Uezu (Assassination Classroom, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, Space Brothers) is supervising the series’ scripts, and Airi Taguchi (Children of the Sea, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? season two) is both the character designer and the chief animation director. Masato Nakayama( B-PROJECT, We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, You and Me.) Composing music.
Yen Press is publishing the manga in English and it describes the story:
Join: a bunch of great men who look as if they have that inaccessible beauty. But let’s be honest — that’s not true. They were just a bunch of dorks that had patting behavior. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy watching a bunch of goofy guys try to look cool all day every day. Play It Cool, Guys is a fun collection of stories featuring guys who are equally cool and equally clumsy.
Nata launched the manga in June 2019 on the Gangan pixiv website. Square Enix published the fourth volume on November 22, the manga ranked 16th for the 2020 edition of Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) The guidebook for its female audience list. The manga also ranked seventh in pixiv and Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, “Web Manga General Election” in 2019.