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Sentai Filmworks Adds Ro-Kyu-Bu! Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Anime Network to start anime about grade school girls' basketball team next week

The North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks confirmed on Friday that it will release the Ro-Kyu-Bu! anime. Digital distribution of Ro-Kyu-Bu Fast Break! will begin through The Anime Network on Wednesday, July 27 with a video release of the 12 episodes on English-subtitled DVD to follow next year.

Based on the light novel series written by Sagu Aoyama and illustrated by Tinkle, the 12-episode anime is directed by Keizo Kusakawa (Sekirei, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's,) with character designs by Takayuki Noguchi (Queen's Blade, Papillon Rose) and script supervision by Michiko Itō (Special A.)

The male protagonist is Subaru Hasegawa, who joins a highschool basketball club only for play is suspended when the captain is accused of being a lolicon. Subaru is then asked by his aunt to coach a young girls' basketball club, a Ro-Kyu-Bu.

The five actresses who play the basketball team members — Kana Hanazawa, Yuka Iguchi, Yōko Hikasa, Rina Hidaka, and Yui Ogura — formed a real-life Ro-Kyu-Bu! unit that already starred in a live-action teaser video and a music video.

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