The upcoming water polo anime by Studio Mappa has finally announced its premiere date, and it is not too far away from now. Fans of the sports genre will be happy with this latest development.
The official Twitter account for the RE-MAIN television anime series has revealed some new cast members, a key visual, and the release date of the series.
CAST AND NEW VISUAL
The anime will premiere in TV Asahi‘s “Numanimation” on July 3 and with the reception it has gotten on social media, it is safe to say a lot of anime fans are waiting for it to debut.
Three new cast members were also unveiled, joining a list of a talented cast, and they include:
- Taku Yashiro as Keita Kakihana, the “motherly” protector of the Shogakukan high school team
- Yūma Uchida as Riku Momosaki, the ace of Shogakukan’s water polo team
- Shun Miyazato as Kōki Toguchi, the always-cheerful and ever-smiling team member
The previously released cast members are Sōma Saitō as Shūgo Amihama, Makoto Furukawa as Takekazu Ejiri, Tasuku Hatanaka as Yutaka Babayaro Inomata, Daisuke Hirose as Yoshiharu Ushimado, Yūto Uemura as Minato Kiyomizu, Kōtarō Nishiyama as Eitarō Oka, Subaru Kimura as Jō Jōjima, and Lynn as Chinu Kawakubo.
The new key visual shows the main character, Minato, and a group of friends in a water polo scenario.
STAFF AND PLOT
RE-MAIN TV anime has an impressive staff list as Kiyoshi Matsuda (Kakegurui “Season 2”) is directing the anime at MAPPA under Nishida’s supervision.
Aori Fujika will be in charge of designing original character concepts and Shiho Tanaka (Banana Fish episode animation director, Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather animation director) is adapting those designs for animation. Kana Utatane (“TaWaRa”) is composing the series’ music.
The sports anime will focus on Minato, a talented water polo player who stopped training after a traumatic accident in the winter of his third middle school year. He picks the sport back up again with a new team when he starts in high school but the fledgling team runs into many problems and Minato must work through his past trauma in order to become the player his team needs.
How excited are you for Mappa’s latest project to come out this summer?
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