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Ginga e Kickoff!! Soccer Anime's Staff Listed

posted on 2012-01-19 23:25 EST
The Japanese public broadcaster NHK launched a website for the upcoming soccer anime series Ginga e Kickoff!! (Kickoff to the Galaxy!!) and listed its staff:

Director: Kônosuke Uda (One Piece, Lovely Complex)
Series Composition: Takashi Yamada (Dash! Yonkurō, Heartcatch Precure!)
Animation Production: TYO Animations 
Production: NHK, NHK Enterprises, NAS 

The site also revealed that the first five episodes will get an early run at the end of March on NHK's BS Premium channel.

The Spring anime is an adaptation of the 2006 soccer novel Ginga no World Cup (Galactic World Cup) by Hiroto Kawabata. The story follows a boy who was in a soccer team, but it was disbanded due to not enough players. However, after the boy meets a female professional soccer player, he aims to bring his soccer team back. The anime will premiere on Saturday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

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