The official website for the television anime of Yūgo Kobayashi‘s Aoashi manga has revealed five new cast members for the anime.
Aoashi is a popular soccer manga and it will be making its anime debut soon as it has been confirmed for a premiere date on April 9. The anime will premiere on the NHK Educational channel.
This series promises a fresh plot with a crazy-talented protagonist. Ashito might be a feisty, short-tempered high schooler, but nothing beats his love for soccer. His “I-can-do-everything-myself” attitude often lands him in trouble, but it’s his talent that makes him stand out from the rest.
The new cast members include
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Nozomi Date
- Reina Ueda as Anri Kaidō
- Kensho Ono as Taira Nakamura
- Kouki Uchiyama as Yōichi Kiriki
- Makoto Furukawa as Eita Takasugi
Complete Cast & Production
Previously announced cast includes:
- Kouki Ohsuzu as Ashito Aoi
- Tatsumaru Tachibana as Eisaku Ohtomo
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Sōichirō Tachibana
- Taku Yashiro as Keiji Togashi
- Shun Horie as Kanpei Kuroda
- Wataru Katō as Martis Jun Asari
- Junya Enoki as Yūma Motoki
- Kentarō Kumagai as Ryūichi Takeshima
- Chikahiro Kobayashi as Tatsuya Fukuda
- Maki Kawase as Hana Ichijō
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Nagisa Akutsu
- Yuichiro Umehara as Haruhisa Kuribayashi
Akira Sato (Release the Spyce) is directing the anime at Production I.G.
Masahiro Yokotani (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, All Out!!, Tropical-Rouge! Precure) is in charge of the series scripts. Manabu Nakatake, Toshie Kawamura, Asuka Yamaguchi, and Saki Hasegawa are all credited for character design, with Natake and Yamaguchi also credited as chief animation directors. Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.
The story follows Ashito Aoi, a third-year middle school student from Ehime, who meets Fukuda Tatsuya, a “J Youth League” coach. Even though he’s still rough around the edges, Ashito has such amazing potential that he gets invited to participate in his team’s try-outs in Tokyo.
Aoashi is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūgo Kobayashi. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s seinen manga magazine Big Comic Spirits since January 2015. Read our previous coverage here.
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Madly in love with anime and football...... it's disturbing.