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Try Knights Rugby Anime Reveals Cast From Rival Schools

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Takuya Satō, Wataru Urata, Tomoya Fukui, Shun Horie, Haruki Ishiya join summer anime

The official website for the television anime of Senzoku Erisawa and Shunsaku Yano's Try Knights manga revealed five additional cast members for the anime's rival school teams on Tuesday.

The newly announced cast members include:

Takuya Satō as Reo Asamiya, a third-year student and the brilliant rugby team captain of Sekirei High School

Wataru Urata as Yukiya Katashiro, the Sekirei second-year student who has own aesthetic sense that comes through in his plays

Tomoya Fukui as Akiomi Suruga, a third-year student and the rugby team vice captain of Sekirei High School

Shun Horie as Rinto Arimura, a first-year student and the manager of the Kinosaki High School rugby team

Haruki Ishiya as Shōgo Tenkawa, a Kinosaki High School second-year student and the rugby team captain who spends more time being a delinquent than practicing with the team

Previously announced cast members include:

The anime's cast includes:

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

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.

The anime will premiere this summer on NTV and other networks. GONZO is producing the series. The Japan Rugby Football Union is cooperating on the anime. (Japan will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup this fall.)

Ivy to Fraudulent Game will perform the series' ending theme song "Moyō" (Pattern).

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 in June 2018. 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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