number24 Rugby Anime Reveals Artists for Opening, 3 Ending Theme Songs
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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:
- Kengo Kawanishi as Natsusa Yuzuki
- Ryōta Suzuki as Seiichirō Jingyōji
- Junichi Yanagita as Ibuki Ueoka
- Shohei Komatsu as Yasunari Tsuru
- Ayumu Murase as Yū Mashiro
- Hinata Tadokoro as Gakuto Zaitsu
- Shinnosuke Tachibana as Ikuto Yufu
- Makoto Furukawa as Taisei Uchinashi
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Ethan Taylor
- Sōma Saitō as Madoka Hongō
- Kaito Ishikawa as Kazutaka Hongō
- Takuya Kodama as Fūga Saitō
- Aoi Ichikawa as Yayoi Tsuzura
- Masamu Ono as Sunao Konoe
- Shinnosuke Murashima as Tsūgen Sasaki
- Yūki Inoue as Li Hongbin
- Kentarō Kumagai as Makoto Someya
- Mizuki Chiba as Ren Tamashiro
- Kōhei Amasaki as Kotori Kureh
- Gakuto Kajiwara as Shōta U
- Atsushi Taniguchi as Sōsuke Yamada
- Yūki Ishikari as Atomu Gotō
- Ryūma Kuno as Pongsaklek Yunu
- Shougo Yano as Takumi Hidaka
- Daichi Kanbara as Toranoshin Higashizaka
- Masanori Kobayashi as Yūki Koreeda
- Yūta Hayama as Shinya Ishigami
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! Umaru-chan) 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.