number24 Rugby Anime Reveals Artists for Opening, 3 Ending Theme Songs

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Masanori Kobayashi performs opening, Kengo Kawanishi performs duet endings with 3 other voice actors

The staff for MOVIC's number24 original rugby television anime revealed the show's opening and ending theme song information on Friday. The staff is also streaming previews of the song on YouTube.

Masanori Kobayashi is performing the opening theme song "Set."

The anime will feature three different ending theme songs. Kengo Kawanishi and Ryōta Suzuki will perform the song "Kimi to Iru nara," Kawanishi and Junichi Yanagita will perform the song "Comical Try!!," and Kawanishi and Shōhei Komatsu will perform the song "Every Fight."

The anime stars:

The anime will premiere in January on Tokyo MX.

The anime's college rugby story centers on Natsusa Yuzuki, who expects to be an ace on the rugby team when he enrolls in college. However, he is no longer able to play rugby due to certain circumstances. Ibuki Ueoka is an older fellow student who quit rugby. Yasunari Tsuru is a younger student who finds Natsusa disagreeable. Yū Mashiro is a younger student who admires and follows Natsusa. Seiichirō Shingyō is Natsusa's close childhood friend. Together, they compete in the Kansai university rugby league.

Shigeru Kimiya (Gift - eternal rainbow, One Off, efficus) is directing the anime at PRA. Kei Mori (Verrocchio Agency) is credited for the original work, and MOVIC is credited with the story concept. Rika Nakase (Fushigiboshi no Futago Hime, Rocket Girls, Kanamemo) is in charge of series composition and scripts. YukiKana is drawing the original character designs, and Saori Sakaguchi (animation director for Yuri!!! on Ice, Himouto! Umaruchan) is designing the characters for animation, and is also the chief animation director. Tsukasa Ohira is credited for art setting, while Scott MacDonald is the art director. Atsushi Kanō is the director of photography. Shinobu Nakagawa is credited for animation production supervision. Yoshiki Sakamoto is credited as animation producer.

Sources: number24 anime's YouTube channel, MoCa News

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