Try Knights Anime Casts Takuma Terashima, Kōhei Amasaki, Hidenori Takahashi

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Summer rugby anime based on Senzoku Erisawa, Shunsaku Yano's manga

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 Friday.

The newly announced cast members for the second-year students include:

Takuma Terashima as Tori Fuyuhara, the reliable captain of the rugby team.

Kōhei Amasaki as Sōya Randō, the cool-headed key member of the rugby team.

Hidenori Takahashi as Keita Oguma, a cheerful person who leads everyone with a smile.

Previously announced cast members include:

Shōgo Sakamoto as Riku Haruma

KENN as Akira Kariya

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 anime will premiere 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 released 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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