DAYS Soccer Manga to Bundle to 2 New Original Anime DVDs
posted on by Egan Loo
Online retailers are listing Tsuyoshi Yasuda's 21st and 22nd DAYS manga volumes in limited-edition bundles with original anime DVDs on March 17 and May 17, respectively, of next year.
In the anime bundled with the 21st manga volume, the Seiseki team members encounter their Sakuragi High School rivals at a summer training camp, and a random incident leads to a beach soccer all-star game between the two teams.
The anime bundled with the 22nd manga volume depicts the traditional games played at the Kagoshima training camp, where the best from around the country have assembled.
Ponycan USA, which will release the ongoing television anime in North America, describes the overall story:
The two boys chance meeting on a stormy night. With no skills or outstanding features, one boy hides a passionate heart, Tsukushi Tsukamoto. The other is a lonely soccer genius, Jin Kazama. The winds of change begin to blow in the world of high school soccer as these two boys with nothing in common come together. The curtain on this hot-blooded, touching story is rising… Tsukushi joins the Seiseki Soccer Club with Kazama ,and the wheels of fate start to turn. The prodigy, Jin Kazama. Star high school player and captain, Hisahito Mizuki. The calm and collected playmaker, Atsushi Kimishita. The towering forward, Kiichi Oshiba. Amongst all these talented players with high expectations of them, Tsukushi forges ahead. He really just wants to spend time with his teammates, but feels like he weighs them down during the rigorous practices. To his teammates though, he becomes an irreplaceable existence before long, flaws and all. The unshakable bond they share leads to something miraculous…
The 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
Hiro Shimono as Jiro Haibara
Hiroki Yasumoto as Susumu Inohara
Tomokazu Seki as Kaoru Indo, the Sakuragi High School's captain
Natsuki Hanae as Shuji Narukami, a genius dribbler at Sakuragi High School
Kônosuke Uda (One Piece, Ginga e Kickoff!!, Majin Bone) is directing the television 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 anime premiered on MBS on Sunday, July 3 at 2:58 a.m. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.