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2nd Episode of NHK's Anime/Documentary Series About Athletes Airs on May 28

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New episode focuses on sprinters Takashi Yoshioka, Ryōta Yamagata

NHK announced on April 25 that the second episode of its Eikō Naki Tensai-tachi Kara no Monogatari (Stories From "Geniuses Without Glory") anime/documentary series about athletes will air its second episode on BS1 on May 28 from 11:00 p.m. to 11:49 p.m.

The series adapts material from Tomoyoshi Itō and Shingo Morita's Weekly Young Jump biographical manga Eikō Naki Tensai-tachi (Geniuses Without Glory). The second episode, titled "Rikujō" (track and field), will focus on Japanese sprinter Takashi Yoshioka for its anime part, while the documentary part will focus on Japanese sprinter Ryōta Yamagata. Takahiro Sakurai will voice Takashi Yoshioka in the anime part.

Other cast members include Hiroyuki Yoshino, Katsuhisa Houki, Junji Majima, and Satomi Satou. Yoshiko Sakakibara will narrate the episode.

Mayori Sekijima (Samurai Pizza Cats, Saber Marionette J, Taboo Tattoo) is writing the script. Toshinori Fukushima (Major) is directing the series. Yohei Yaegashi (Aki no Kanade) is the character designer and chief animation director. J.C. Staff is producing the anime part, while Solid Jam is producing the documentary part.

The first episode, focusing on Japanese swimmer Hironoshin Furuhashi, aired on March 25.

Source: Comic Natalie


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