Months after Aniplex announced that they’ve been working on a new anime called Gunjō no Fanfare (translated as Fanfare of Adolescence) that is about horse racing and boys learning at a special academy how to become jockeys, another cast has been unveiled and the premiere period revealed.
Aniplex revealed a new cast member for its original television anime, Fanfare of Adolescence (Gunjō no Fanfare). The anime had previously unveiled the cast members for the three main characters and the staff too.
Yōjirō Itokawa will play the character Shūki Kyōriki (character name romanization is not official).
Shūki is a 15-year-old boy from Gifu. He is a bit of a loner, and he has a strong competitive spirit. His father is a local horse jockey, and Shūki aims to be one of Japan’s top jockeys someday, so he enters the academy.
Fanfare of Adolescence is set to come out in spring 2022.
It’s being done at the studio Lay-duce, with Makoto Katō of Bloom Into You working as Director. Character design is being done by Hiro Kanzaki, who previously worked on EUREKA SEVEN AO. The music is being composed by none other than Hiroyuki Sawano, who has also composed for Attack on Titan and The Seven Deadly Sins.
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 Kanami 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 at the academy.
The previously announced cast members are:
- Natsuki Hanae as Amane Grace
- Shougo Yano as Yū Arimura
- Shimba Tsuchiya as Shun Kanami
Fans of the sports anime genre have something to look forward to next spring and I hope the anime exceeds our expectations. For the most accurate information, check the anime’s official website.
Madly in love with anime and football...... it's disturbing.