Crunchyroll to Stream All Out!! Rugby Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series premieres Thursday; English dub to stream on Funimation

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will stream the television anime of Shiori Amase's All Out!! rugby manga as it airs in Japan. The first episode will premiere on Thursday, October 6 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

The stream will be available in the Untied States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden Finland,Denmark, Iceland and Latin America.

Funimation will stream the series with an English dub as part of its fall 2016 line-up, but has not yet announced when the first dubbed episode will premiere.

In Japan, the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 6, and will also begin airing on MBS on October 7, and on BS11 on October 8.

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 eighth compiled book volume in February with a drama CD starring the anime's cast. The 10th compiled book volume shipped on September 23.

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 is penning 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.

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