Crunchyroll to Stream Clean Freak! Aoyama kun Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
Media streaming service Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it will stream the Clean Freak! Aoyama kun (Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun or Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun) anime as it airs in Japan. The series will begin streaming on Sunday, July 2 at 12:30 p.m. EDT worldwide except Asia.
Taku Sakamoto's original 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.
The cast includes:
Ryotaro Okiayu as Aoyama-kun, a first-year student on 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 on 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 on 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.
Sōichiro Hoshi as Kazuma Sakai, a second-year student on Fujimi High School's soccer team who wears the #3 jersey. He is a defender alongside Tsukamoto and Kichioka. He lives his high school life leisurely, and is a common-sense guy with leadership qualities.
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Jin Tsukamoto, a second-year student on Fujimi High School's soccer team who wears the #4 jersey. One of his special skills includes the ability to juggle the ball with his butt, which he has dubbed "butt juggling." He also spends a lot of time on social media under the alias "Glasses Gentleman Z."
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Taichi Yoshioka, a second-year student on Fujimi High School's soccer team who wears the #2 jersey. He is a gentle soul who likes to eat. He loves donuts above all.
Noriaki Sugiyama as Gaku Ishikawa, a third-year student and the captain of Fujimi High School's soccer team. He wears the #6 jersey. He is the only one on the soccer team who has a girlfriend. But his girlfriend is part of Aoyama-kun's fan club.
Daisuke Kishio as Hikaru Tada, a third-year student on Fujimi High School's soccer team who wears the #5 jersey. A narcissist who thinks of himself as just a hair above Aoyama-kun.
Daiki Hamano as Kiyoshi Satō, a second-year student on Fujimi High School's soccer team who wears the #1 jersey. He is called the guardian deity of the soccer team. He is always preparing detailed jokes that his teammates are always responding to.
Michiko Neya as Miwa Takei, the coach of the Fujimi High School's soccer team. She holds a black belt in judo. At school, she projects a strong, beautiful, and mature air as the ideal P.E. teacher, but her personal life is another story.
Daisuke Namikawa as Tsubasa Umeya, a first-year student at Fujimi High School. He excels both physically and mentally, and has a simple and stoic presence. He maintains a serious attitude, and is already the hope of the judo team despite being new to the team.
Showtaro Morikubo as Atsumu Ozaki, a second-year student at Fujimi High Schoool. Though he hides it from those around him, he is actually the author of a manga titled "Boku ga Kono Sekai o Sukuunda!!" ("I Will Be the One to Save This World!!" or "Bokuseka" for short). He writes the manga under the alias "Mirai Takada" and publishes it on Weekly Comic Gonz. He is a genius student who leads a busy everyday life.
Hirofumi Nojima as Shion Narita, a first-year student at Fujimi High School. Like Aoyama, he is obsessed with cleanliness. However, unlike Aoyama, he hides this fact from people. He finds solace in online games.
- Mai Nakahara as Mio Odagiri
- Rina Satou as Yuri Tamura
- Takehito Koyasu as Chiaki Takeshi
- Shinichiro Miki as Seigo Ibuki
The anime's Japanese website streamed a promotional video for the anime last month.
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). Ryotaro Okiayu, Tomokazu Seki, Sōichiro Hoshi, Daisuke Sakaguchi, and Hiroyuki Yoshino are performing the ending theme song "Taiyō ga Kureta Kisetsu" (The Season the Sun Gave Us) under the group name "Fujimi High School Soccer Team."
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 published the eighth and ninth volumes simultaneously on June 19.