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Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume Ping-Pong TV Anime's Promo Previews Songs

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime about girls' ping-pong club premieres October 3

The official website for the television anime of Yagura Asano's Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume (Scorching Ping Pong Girls) manga began streaming a promotional video on Friday. The video reveals the first animated footage of the show, and previews both the opening theme song "Shakunetsu Switch" by Suzumegahara Chūgaku Takkyū-bu (composed of the main six cast members), and the ending theme song "Bokura no Frontier," by Wake Up, Girls!

The manga follows middle school students Koyori Tsumuzikaze and Agari Kamiya as they enter the world of girls' middle school ping-pong.

Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume stars:

  • Yumiri Hanamori (Garakowa -Restore the World-'s Remo) as Koyori Tsumujikaze
  • Minami Tanaka (Wake Up, Girls!'s Minami Katayama) as Akari Kamiya
  • Marika Kōno (Seiyu's Life!'s Rin Kohana) as Hanabi Tenka
  • Yūki Kuwahara (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans' Cookie Griffon) as Hokuto Itsumo
  • Ayaka Imamura (Hundred's Meimei) as Munemune
  • Hisako Tōjō (Noragami Aragoto's Aiha) as Kiruka Ushirode

Yasuhiro Irie (Kurau: Phantom Memory, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Code:Breaker) is directing the anime at Kinema Citrus. Kaori (Yuyushiki, Bottom Biting Bug) is serving as assistant director. Hideyuki Kurata (Read or Die, Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Maria the Virgin Witch) is supervising the series' scripts. Junko Sugimura (Code: Breaker, Yuyushiki, Kumamiko key animation) is designing the characters for animation. Toshiya Kimura (Eureka Seven, Hanasaku Iroha, Yuyushiki) is director of photography at T2 Studio.

Additionally, Aiko Matsuyama (Date A Live, Digimon Adventure tri. Ketsui) is credited for color design, while Masaru Sato (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, ERASED) is credited as art director. MONACA (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Nanana's Buried Treasure, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is handling the music, with DIVE II Entertainment credited for music production. Fumiyuki Go (MAOYU, Log Horizon, Overlord) is handling sound effects at Studio Mouse, and Hitomi Sudō (Barakamon, Yuyushiki) is editing. The main six cast members will perform the anime's opening theme song "Shakunetsu Switch."

The anime will premiere on October 3 at 1:35 a.m. on TV Tokyo . The anime will also air on AT-X and BS Japan.

Asano launched the manga on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump web magazine in 2013, and Shueisha published the manga's third compiled book volume on April 4.

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