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Hiro Shimono Joins Cast of DAYS Soccer Anime

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Voice actor joins as Jiro Haibara in series premiering this summer

The official website for the television anime of Tsuyoshi Yasuda's soccer manga DAYS revealed on Thursday that Hiro Shimono is joining the cast as Jiro Haibara.


The previously announced cast members include:

Takuto Yoshinaga as Tsukushi Tsukamoto

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Jin Kazama

Daisuke Namikawa as Hisahito Mizuki

Mariya Ise as Chikako Ubukata

Ayane Sakura as Sayuri Tachibana

Katsuyuki Konishi as Katsutoshi Nakazawa

Mamoru Miyano as Kiichi Ōshiba

Daisuke Ono as Atsushi Kimishita

Takahiro Sakurai as Yūta Usui

Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Shō Nakijin

Suzune Okabe as Naoki Shiratori

Kaito Ishikawa as Tetsuya Nitobe

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Hiroyuki Kurusu

The anime will premiere this summer on MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, and Animax.

Kônosuke Uda (One Piece, Ginga e Kickoff!!, Majin Bone) is directing the anime at MAPPA (Terror in Resonance, Rage of Bahamut Genesis). Kazuto Nakazawa (El-Hazard: The Wanderers, The Legend of Black Heaven, Terror in Resonance) is designing the characters for animation, and Masafumi Mima (Macross Frontier, Infinite Stratos, Attack on Titan) is in charge of sound direction at Techno Sound. Yoshihiro Ike (Empire of Corpses, Cobra The Animation, Rage of Bahamut Genesis) is composing the music, and Pony Canyon is producing the music.

The manga centers on two boys who were never meant to meet: Tsukushi Tsukamoto, who has no special skills but secretly hides a passionate heart, and Jin Kazama, an isolated soccer genius. On a stormy night, the two meet, and that meeting creates a whirlwind in the world of high school soccer.

[Via Nijimen]


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