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DAYS Soccer Manga to Bundle to 2 New Original Anime DVDs

posted on by Egan Loo
Rival teams battle on & off field at training camp next spring

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 Technosound. 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.

[Via Ota-Suke]

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