Cheer Boys!! Anime Cast Member Appears in Live-Action Film Version
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Ryō Asai's Cheer Danshi!! (Cheer Boys!!) novel revealed on Friday that Yūki Yonai, who voices Haruki Bandō in the anime, will appear in the live-action film adaptation of the novel. Yonai will appear in a with the film's Haruki actor Ryūsei Yokohama in a bathhouse scene, which also appears in the anime.
The film will open on May 10.
The film stars Ryūsei Yokohama as Haruki Bandō and Masaki Nakao as Kazuma Hashimoto. 27-year-old director Hiroki Kazama (After the Rain and Teiichi no Kuni spinoff mini-series) is directing the film. Mao Abe is performing the film's theme song "Kimi no Uta" (Your Song).
The original youth novel revolves around the "slightly odd and cute" members of a cheerleading squad at a men's university, and is loosely based on the real-life men's cheerleading team "Shockers." Shueisha published the novel in 2013.
Kenichi Kondō launched a manga adaptation in April 2016, an anime adaptation premiered in July 2016, and a stage play premiered in December 2016. Funimation streamed the anime with English subtitles as it aired in Japan, and later released the series on home video.