News The Knight in the Area Soccer Anime's 1st TV Ad Posted
posted on 2011-12-20 09:05 EST by Egan Loo
The Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi opened a website for The Knight in the Area (Area no Kishi) soccer anime series on Tuesday and began streaming the anime's first television commercial.
Hiroaki Igano and Kaya Tsukiyama's original manga centers around Kakeru Aizawa, the younger brother of the Kamakura School soccer team captain Suguru. While Suguru is so talented in soccer that he has been made part of Japan's national under-15 team, Kakeru is so weak at the sport that he is nicknamed "Mr. No Goal." Kakeru's life changes however, after a tragic accident.
The manga launched in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2006, and the 29th compiled book volume will ship next month. Igano is another name for Tadashi Agi, the story creator of Drops of God, Getbackers, Kindaichi Case Files, Bloody Monday, and several other popular manga titles.
The anime will premiere in Japan on January 7, and the rock band S.R.S is contributing the theme song "Higher Ground."
[Via Moon Phase]
Image © Hiroaki Igano, Kaya Tsukiyama, Kodansha/TV Asahi, Shinei Animation