News All Out!! Rugby Anime's Main Staff, Visuals, Fall Premiere Revealed
posted on 2016-02-21 23:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The visual contains the text "Here, everyone can be the main player."
Kenichi Shimizu (Parasyte -the maxim-) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment and Madhouse. Masahiro Yokotani (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, SHIMONETA, Beelzebub) is in charge of series composition, and will pen the scripts alongside Shingo Irie (Kuroko's Basketball, Log Horizon). Masanori Shino (Gungrave, Black Lagoon, Digimon Adventure tri.) is designing the characters for animation. Telecom Animation Film is credited for production cooperation.
The website revealed character visuals with unique text for each character. The cast, character visuals, and corresponding text are as follows:
"Come on, bring it!"
Shōya Chiba as Kenji Gion, a first-year rugby club member at Kanagawa High School. He encountered rugby on the day of the school's entrance ceremony. He's short, but has a huge competitive spirit.
"I want to be able to do everything."
Yūto Adachi as Sumiaki Iwashimizu, a first-year rugby club member at Kanagawa High School. His position is lock. He has a lot of experience with rugby and is very tall, but he is normally hesitant.
"We can become stronger."
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Takuya Sekizan, a third-year rugby club member at Kanagawa High School. His position is number eight. He is the team captain who has an overwhelming intensity. He also has strict manners.
"Rugby is fun."
Ryota Ohsaka as Mutsumi Hachiōji, a third-year rugby club member at Kanagawa High School. His position is hooker. He is the vice-captain who is always smiling and taking care of others.
The cast will star in a drama CD adaptation of the manga, which will be bundled with a limited edition of the manga's eighth compiled book volume on Tuesday. New prints of the manga's first volume will also bundle the same drama CD starting on the same date.
The manga's story centers around Kenji Gion, a short first-year high school student. On his first day at Kanagawa Prefectural High School, he meets the tall Sumiaki Iwashimizu during a game of rugby. Kenji Gion strikes a friendship with Sumiaki, and soon joins the rugby club. The manga portrays the struggles of the mismatched pair.
Amase (Yuki Shimaki) launched the manga in Morning Two in 2012. Kodansha published the manga's seventh compiled book volume last September.
Source: Comic Natalie