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7O3X: Fastest Finger First Anime Casts Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Takumi Niina

posted on 2017-06-19 02:00 EDT
Anime based on Iqura Sugimoto's quiz club manga premieres on July 4

Toei began streaming a quiz video on Thursday for 7O3X Fastest Finger First, the television anime adaptation of Iqura Sugimoto's Nana Maru San Batsu (literally, "7 O 3 X" or "7 Right, 3 Wrong") manga. The video reveals the character Takumi Niina, and the voice actor for the character asks if viewers can guess his identity. A separate "answer" video then revealed on Monday that Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club's Makoto Tachibana, The Seven Deadly Sins' Ban) will voice the character.

Question Video

Answer Video

The anime will premiere on NTV's new "AnichU" programming block on Tuesday, July 4 at 25:59 (effectively 1:59 a.m. on Wednesday morning). The anime will have 12 episodes.

The show stars:

Shun Horie as Shiki Koshiyama


Umika Kawashima as Mari Fukami


Takuya Satō as Gakuto Sasajima


Kaito Ishikawa as Chisato Mikuriya

NTV announcer Taichi Masu (below left), who is serving as chairman for Japan's 2017 high school quiz championship, will voice a quizmaster (below right) that appears at the end of the anime episodes for a mini-corner introducing quiz-related words.

Masaki Ōzora (12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Yuuko Kakihara (Orange, Digimon Adventure tri.) is supervising the anime's scripts. Makoto Takahoko (Thunder Jet) is drawing the character designs. Hajime Hyakkoku (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, K-ON!) is composing the music.

Mrs. Green Apple is performing the opening theme song "On My MiND," and Baby Raids Japan is performing the ending theme song "◯◯◯◯◯."

A flyer at AnimeJapan 2017 describes the series:

The last thing freshman Shiki Koshiyama expected was to be asked to join the Bunzo High School "New Student Fast Finger Quiz Championship." A bookwork at heart, he hates being the center of attention and shudders at the mere thought of participating. To add insult to injury, his classmate Mari Fukami overwhelms her competition by pressing the buzzer even before the entire question is read. "It's too late to hit the buzzer after you know the answer. A split second is all it takes to determine who wins or loses," she declares.

After observing Mari for a while, Shiki discovers a way to determine the answers to a quiz. His world expands as he meets colleagues and senior members of the Quiz Club, as well as their formidable rival Chisato Mikuriya. He experiences the joys of answering correctly and the frustrations of not getting to the buzzer quickly enough. He and his colleagues hone not only their knowledge, but also various techniques as they pursue victory in the world of competitive quiz.

Shiki Koshiyama is about to dedicate his teenage years to quizzes. You too should try becoming the next quiz champion!

Sugimoto launched the manga in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in 2010, and Kadokawa published the 13th compiled book volume on December 31. Kadokawa will publish the 14th volume on July 4. Sugimoto's other works include the manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars anime film.


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