The direct sequel to Arakawa’s earlier manga series- Sayonara, Football- will be inspiring its own television anime series as well as an anime film.
Anime & Film Release Updates
The official website for Naoshi Arakawa’s Farewell, My Dear Cramer (Sayonara Watashi no Cramer) anime project announced that their upcoming anime film has been delayed.
The upcoming anime film was initially supposed to premiere around the same time as the TV anime series, however, the April 1 premiere date has now been postponed indefinitely.
The TV anime is still on course to be released and it will premiere on April 4, 2021.
For the film, the staff members are now aiming for an early summer opening with an exact date to be provided sometime later. The announcement noted that the delay was due to “various circumstances” but expressed hopes of a resolution to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The anime about women association soccer (Farewell, My Dear Cramer) has begun streaming a promo video, introducing the characters for the TV anime series. The video announces the anime’s April 4 premiere date on Tokyo MX.
Revealed Cast Members
The revealed cast for the anime includes:
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Sumire Suō
- Aoi Yūki as Midori Soshizaki
- Shiho Kokido as Aya Shiratori
- Yu Shimamura as Eriko Tase
- Marina Yamada as Makoto Miyasaka
- Rena Maeda as Rui Kikuchi
- Azumi Waki as Ayumi Kishi
- Misano Sakai as Saori Koshi
- Anzu Haruno as Noriko Okachimachi
- Saori Hayami as Mizuki Kaji
- Yui Ishikawa as Haruna Itō
- Makoto Koichi as Mao Tsukuda
The delayed anime film is titled Eiga Sayonara Watashi no Cramer First Touch, adapting the Sayonara, Football junior high prequel manga. Aika Kobayashi is performing the film’s theme song, “Sora wa Dare ka no Mono Ja Nai” (The Sky Doesn’t Belong to Anyone), as well as the opening theme song for the project’s television anime.
Among the staff for the anime movie are Seiki Takuno, directing the film at LIDEN FILMS, Natsuko Takahashi, writing the scripts, Eriko Ito, in charge of character designs, and Masaru Yokoyama, composing the music.
Naoshi Arakawa is best known for his work, Your Lie in April. Arakawa launched this soccer manga in May 2016. Kodansha published the manga’s 13th volume in Japan on October 16.
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Madly in love with anime and football...... it's disturbing.