Fanfare of Adolescence Anime Casts Chiaki Kobayashi
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Aniplex revealed a new cast member on Sunday for its original television anime Fanfare of Adolescence (Gunjō no Fanfare). Chiaki Kobayashi will play the character Kota Maki. Kota is 15 years old and is a data-driven horse-racing fanatic with a bright personality. When he was a child his grandfather took him to the racecourse often, and he grew to love the sport, with his enthusiasm only increasing over time.
The anime will premiere in spring 2022.
Makoto Katō (Bloom Into You, Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace note) is directing the series at studio Lay-duce (O Maidens in Your Savage Season, Magi: Adventure of Sinbad). Hiro Kanzaki (Eromanga Sensei, EUREKA SEVEN AO, Oreimo) is designing the characters, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, The Seven Deadly Sins) is composing the music.
The anime stars: (from left to right in above image)
Additional cast includes:
- Yōjirō Itokawa as Aki Kyōriki
- Tatsumaru Tachibana as Sōjirō Sakuraba
- Inori Minase as Eri Shimotsuki
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Hayato Hosho
The story takes place at a horse racing academy that trains boys to become jockeys. The three-year academy is very competitive, and those who wish to enter must not only pass an academic test but a physical and fitness test as well. Yū Arimura is a former popular idol who becomes enamored with horse racing after seeing it for the first time, and wants to join the academy. Shun Kazanami was raised on an island, and only experienced horse races through radio broadcasts growing up. Amane comes from a high-class family in England, and his father is a former jockey. Amane has previously attended horse racing academies in various countries. The show follows these three 15-year-old boys and others at the academy.