Try Knights Anime Casts Seiji Maeda, Shūta Morishima, Yoshiki Nakajima

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Shōgo Sakamoto, KENN star in summer rugby anime

The official website for the television anime of Senzoku Erisawa and Shunsaku Yano's Try Knights manga revealed three additional cast members for the anime on Thursday. The newly announced cast members include:

Seiji Maeda as Tomomi Hōryū, who played volleyball until junior high school, before joining the rugby team upon entering high school

Shūta Morishima as Pearce Valentine Shōtani, who helps out different teams

Yoshiki Nakajima as Seiichirō Nade, the student council vice-president and former rugby team captain

The site also revealed a visual with all the characters announced so far.

Previously announced cast members include:

Shōgo Sakamoto as Riku Haruma

KENN as Akira Kariya

The anime will premere this summer. GONZO is producing the anime.The Japan Rugby Football Union is cooperating on the anime. (Japan will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup this fall.)

The manga's story centers on high school students Akira Kariya and Riku Haruma. One day, the new rugby club member Akira gets advice on running from Riku, who used to be absorbed in rugby but gave it up because he lacked the physique for the sport. Akira takes an interest in Riku, and Riku's passion for rugby gradually returns. By joining forces, the pair can play a new tactical game and aim for the top of high school rugby.

The series launched with Erisawa's art and Yano's scenario in Monthly Comic Gene last June. Rihito Takarai (Ten Count, Graineliers) provided the original character designs, and Try Knights Union is credited with the original concept. Kadokawa releaseed the first and second compiled book volumes for the series on March 27.

Sources: Try Knights anime's website, Comic Natalie

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