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Junichi Yanagita, Hideo Ishikawa Star in Fantasista Stella Soccer Video Anime

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OVA to ship with special edition of 8th manga volume on September 18

Publisher Shogakukan announced the cast for the upcoming Fantasista Stella soccer original video anime (OVA) on Wednesday. The OVA stars:

  • Junichi Yanagita as Teppei Sakamoto
  • Hideo Ishikawa as Keisuke Honda
  • Shunsuke Kawabe as Rui Ōkubo
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Ryūji Morikawa
  • Kouki Uchiyama as Kaoru Okita
  • Eiji Miyashita as Atsushi Kondō

The OVA will ship with the special edition of Michiteru Kusaba's eighth Fantasista Stella manga volume on September 18. Hideya Takahashi (Pocket Monsters: The Origin episode director) directed the OVA at Xebec.

Fantasista Stella is the sequel to the original Fantasista manga. The first manga followed a boy named Teppei Sakamoto as he strived for greatness on his high school soccer team. Fantasista Stella picks up the story when Teppei and teammate Keisuke Honda aim for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil this summer.

Kusaba serialized the first Fantasista manga in Weekly Shōnen Sunday's from 1999 to 2004, and Shogakukan published 25 compiled volumes. Fantasista Stella resumed the story in the same magazine in 2012.

[Via News Manga Japon]


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