7O3X: Fastest Finger First Anime Adds 13 More Cast Members

posted on 2017-07-03 02:34 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: Toei streams 1st quiz info anime short for anime premiering on Tuesday

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, revealed 13 more cast members for the series on Monday.

Additionally, Toei began streaming the first episode on Thursday of the anime short that will air with each episode. The mini corner will appear at the end of each episode, and will introduce quiz-related words. NTV announcer Taichi Masu, who is serving as chairman for Japan's 2017 high school quiz championship, is voicing the quizmaster who appears in the episodes. The first episode below explains the meaning of "7 O 3 X."

The new cast includes:

  • Daisuke Kishio as Minoru Hanabusa
  • Makoto Furukawa as Kotaro Tozuka
  • Hikaru Midorikawa as Seiji Fukami
  • Taku Yashiro as Wataru Maruyama
  • Yusuke Shirai as Ryōta Mukai
  • Genki Muro as Toichirō Nakazawa
  • Yoshitaka Yamaya as Hajime Sasaki
  • Hisako Tōjō as Fumika Kenmochi
  • Haruna Momono as Tamami Kogawa
  • Toshiki Masuda as Haruomi Konoe
  • Junya Enoki as Masaru Shibata
  • Shuuhei Iwase as Yoshikatsu Kuroda
  • Aki Nagao as Sei Koshiyama

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). The anime will have 12 episodes.

The show stars:

Shun Horie as Shiki Koshiyama

Umika Kawashima as Mari Fukami

Takuya Satō as Gakuto Sasajima

Kaito Ishikawa as Chisato Mikuriya

  • Tasuku Hatanaka as Daisuke Inoue
  • Takuma Nagatsuka as Akira Sonohara
  • Satsumi Matsuda as Jinko Sasajima
  • Wataru Hatano as Yōsuke Ashiya
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Takumi Niina
  • Tomoaki Maeno as Kunimitsu Ōkura
  • M.A.O as Yuki Kōzuki
  • Ayane Sakura as Chiaki Sonohara

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.

Mrs. Green Apple is performing the opening theme song "On My MiND," and Baby Raids Japan is performing the ending theme song "◯◯◯◯◯."

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. Kadokawa will publish the 14th volume on July 4. Sugimoto's other works include the manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars anime film.

Source: MoCa News

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