The animation studio behind a lot of successful anime series like The God of High School, that also took over Attack on Titan‘s fourth season, Studio MAPPA is planning to go really big, and according to a recent announcement the studio added a brand new sports anime to their production which is titled Taiso Samurai.
The group behind the anime Zombie Land Saga is in the production commitee.
The anime is scheduled to debut in October.
The anime’s official Twitter account released the first trailer for the anime:
The staff includes:
- Hisatoshi Shimizu is the Director
- Shigeru Murakoshi as the Script Supervisor
- Kasumi Fukagawa as the Character Designer
The other staff members of the anime includes:
- Original Story: Snack Mary
- Chief Animation Director: Fumihide Sai
- Art Director: Masatoshi Kai
- Art Director: Azusa Sasaki
- Director of Photography: Mitsuhiro Sato
- Editing: Keisuke Yanagi
- Music: Masaru Yokoyama
The anime’s main cast includes:
- Daisuke Namikawa as Shōtarō Aragaki
- Kensho Ono as Leonardo
- Yuuki Kaji as Tetsuo Minamino, Shōtarō’s rival
- Kenyuu Horiuchi as Noriyuki Amakusa, Shōtarō’s coach
- Rina Honnizumi as Rei Aragaki, Shōtarō’s daughter
The Japanese actor Kensho Ono introduced the story:
”The story is set in the year 2002 in the once powerful Japanese men’s gymnastics team. Shōtarō Aragaki, the former Japanese team member who devoted his life to gymnastics, is no longer able to compete to his expectations. Despite still training strenuously day after day, he is advised to retire by his coach Amakusa. However, a certain encounter alters Aragaki’s fate.”