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Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun Anime Reveals Main Cast, July 2 Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Ryotaro Okiayu, Tomokazu Seki, Anzu Haruno star in soccer series

This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is revealing the cast and premiere date for the television anime of Taku Sakamoto's Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun (Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun) manga on Thursday.

The anime stars:

Ryotaro Okiayu as Aoyama-kun, a first-year student at Fujimi High School and the ace of the soccer team who wears the #10 jersey. His soccer skills are so great that he is the U-16 representative midfielder for Japan. He's so obsessed with cleanliness that out of principle, he refuses to head the ball or slide. For a certain reason, he attends Fujimi High School.

Tomokazu Seki as Kaoru Zaizen, a second-year student at Fujimi High School and the passionate forward of the soccer team. He was wearing the #10 jersey before Aoyama joined the team. He at first thought Aoyama was creepy, but gradually approved of him once he saw the hidden passion that Aoyama has. He's the eldest son of the Zaizen conglomerate, and his father dotes on and spoils him.

Anzu Haruno as Moka Gotō, a first-year student at Fujimi High School, who doesn't belong to any club. She talked to Aoyama once in elementary school, but he's forgotten her. She carries around a spiked bat with a floral pattern on it as her trademark.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 2 at 24:00 (effectively July 3 at 12:00 a.m.), and will then air on Yomiuri TV and BS11.

The manga centers on a handsome young soccer genius named Aoyama who is on Japan's team for players under 16 years old. His play style is "cleanliness." He doesn't tackle and doesn't head the ball. If he's doing a throw-in, he'll only do it if he's wearing gloves.

Kazuya Ichikawa (Monster Strike the Animation, Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note) is directing the anime at Studio Hibari, with scripts supervised and written by Midori Gotou (Hozuki's Coolheadedness, The Empire of Corpses). Arisa Matsuura is designing the characters. Pony Canyon is credited for music production, and TMS Entertainment is credited for production. Rock band Bentham is performing the opening theme song "White" and the insert song "Boku kara Kimi e" (From Me to You).

Sakamoto published the manga in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in 2014, and then resumed the series in Weekly Young Jump in 2015. Shueisha published the manga's seventh compiled book volume on February 17, and will publish the eighth and ninth volumes simultaneously on June 19.

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