Ahiru no Sora Anime Reveals Additional Cast

posted on by Alex Mateo
Eiji Takemoto, Takehito Koyasu, Kaoru Katakai join cast of basketball anime

The staff of the television anime of Takeshi Hinata's Ahiru no Sora manga revealed three additional cast members on Wednesday. Eiji Takemoto will play Kuzuryū High School teacher Masayoshi Satsuki (left in image below), Takehito Koyasu will play Sora's father Tomohisa Kurumatani (right in image below), and Kaoru Katakai will play Sora's grandmother Yone Kurumatani. (Note: name romanizations are not confirmed.) The characters will appear in the anime's seventh episode on November 13.

The anime premiered in Japan on October 2. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. The anime will run for four cours (quarters of a year).

Sentai Filmworks acquired the anime's worldwide license (excluding Asia) and began streaming the anime "on select digital outlets" in October, with a planned home video release later. Sentai Filmworks describes the anime:

He may be shorter in stature, but Sora Kurumatani can soar and score on the basketball court! With a passion for the sport he inherited from his mother, Sora vows to her that he'll take top prize at a high school basketball tournament… but there's one problem. His new school's basketball club has turned into a hangout for delinquents! Will Sora's sheer tenacity and amazing three-point shooting change their minds and get the club up and running again?

Keizou Kusakawa (Fuuka, Aho Girl, Kan Colle) is credited as chief director, while Shingo Tamaki (Aho Girl) is directing the anime at diomedéa. Go Zappa (Beatless, Koihime Musō, Blend S) is in charge of series composition. Yoshino Honda (Fuuka) is designing the characters. Hiroaki Tsutsumi is composing the music. the pillows perform the opening theme song "Happy Go Ducky!"

Update: Corrected actor and character's name. Thanks KutovoiAnton.

Source: MoCa News

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