Bandai Namco, diomedéa Reveal Futsal Boys!!!!! Sports Project With Planned Anime, Game
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bandai Namco Arts, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and anime studio diomedéa announced a new collaborative mixed media franchise titled Futsal Boys!!!!! on Friday. Futsal is a variant of football similar to soccer, but played indoors. The project includes a planned anime, smartphone game app, and actual futsal matches between the cast members, with the results of the matches affecting the story of the anime and game app.
Mao Marita is credited with the original work. The project features original character design artwork from illustrators Mizuki Kawashita (Koyo Academy), Utako Yukihiro (Adalbert Academy), Tanaka Marumero (Momomi High School), Ruka Urumiya/Sata/Shirano (Amanogawa Academy), and Lily Hoshino (Okazan Academy) for each of the high school teams. Tomomi Ishikawa is adapting those artwork into the final character designs. Shoji Yonemura is credited for "story construction." R.O.N is composing the music.
The franchise's story is set in a world over a decade after futsal has skyrocketed in global popularity. Protagonist Haru Yamato watches the championship of the U-18 world cup and is inspired by a Japanese player named Tokinari Tenōji. He joins the Koyo Academy High School's futsal team with the goal of becoming a player like Tenōji. There, he finds friends, and together they face their rivals.
The cast for Koyo Academy include:
Shūto Ishimori Seiichiro Sakaki
Kohei Yoshiwara as Toi Tsukioka
Ryōtarō Yamaguchi as Tsubaki Yukinaga
Kazuki Furuta as Ryu Nagumo
Yasunao Sakai as Taiga Amakado
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