Fanfare of Adolescence Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Aniplex's original television anime Fanfare of Adolescence (Gunjō no Fanfare) revealed the show's theme song artists on Tuesday. Boy band JO1 will perform the opening theme song "Move The Soul," and SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] with Junki Kōno and Shō Yonashiro (both from JO1) will perform the ending theme song "Outsiders." The anime's staff also revealed a new visual.
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. Naohiro Fukushima is the main writer, and Tomokatsu Nagasaku is the chief animation director.
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
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Kota Maki
- Takahiro Sakurai as Yutaka Asahi
- Hiroki Touchi as Kazuo Nohira
- Lynn as Tako Kitami
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.