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7O3X: Fastest Finger First Anime Promo Reveals Theme Songs, Premiere Date

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime collaborates with NTV announcer for informative segments

The official website for 7O3X Fastest Finger First, the television anime adaptation of Iqura Sugimoto's Nana Maru San Batsu (literally, "7 O 3 X" or "7 Right, 3 Wrong") manga, began streaming a promotional video on Friday. The video previews the animation and opening theme song "On My MiND" by Mrs. Green Apple. The video also reveals the premiere date and ending theme song information: Baby Raids Japan is performing the ending theme song "◯◯◯◯◯."

The anime will premiere on NTV's new "AnichU" programming block on Tuesday, July 4 at 25:59 (effectively 1:59 a.m. on Wednesday morning). It will have 12 episodes.

The website also announced that NTV announcer Taichi Masu (below left), who is serving as chairman for Japan's 2017 high school quiz championship, will voice a quizmaster (below right) that appears at the end of the anime episodes for a mini-corner introducing quiz-related words.

The show stars:

Shun Horie as Shiki Koshiyama

Umika Kawashima as Mari Fukami

Takuya Satō as Gakuto Sasajima

Kaito Ishikawa as Chisato Mikuriya

Additionally, Tasuku Hatanaka will voice the character Daisuke Inoue, Takuma Nagatsuka will voice the character Akira Sonohara, and Satsumi Matsuda will voice the character Jinko Sasajima.

Masaki Ōzora (12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Yuuko Kakihara (Orange, Digimon Adventure tri.) is supervising the anime's scripts. Makoto Takahoko (Thunder Jet) is drawing the character designs. Hajime Hyakkoku (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, K-ON!) is composing the music.

A flyer at AnimeJapan 2017 describes the series:

The last thing freshman Shiki Koshiyama expected was to be asked to join the Bunzo High School "New Student Fast Finger Quiz Championship." A bookwork at heart, he hates being the center of attention and shudders at the mere thought of participating. To add insult to injury, his classmate Mari Fukami overwhelms her competition by pressing the buzzer even before the entire question is read. "It's too late to hit the buzzer after you know the answer. A split second is all it takes to determine who wins or loses," she declares.

After observing Mari for a while, Shiki discovers a way to determine the answers to a quiz. His world expands as he meets colleagues and senior members of the Quiz Club, as well as their formidable rival Chisato Mikuriya. He experiences the joys of answering correctly and the frustrations of not getting to the buzzer quickly enough. He and his colleagues hone not only their knowledge, but also various techniques as they pursue victory in the world of competitive quiz.

Shiki Koshiyama is about to dedicate his teenage years to quizzes. You too should try becoming the next quiz champion!

Sugimoto launched the manga in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in 2010, and Kadokawa published the 13th compiled book volume on December 31. Sugimoto's other works include the manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars anime film.

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