posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for MAPPA‘s original water polo television anime RE-MAIN formally opened and began streaming the first teaser promotional video for the anime on Monday. The video previews the animation for the series. The video and the anime’s official website also revealed four new cast members.
The four new cast members are (left to right in image above):
- Sōma Saitō as Shūgo Amihama
- Makoto Furukawa as Takekazu Ejiri
- Tasuku Hatanaka as Yutaka Babayaro Inomata
- Daisuke Hirose as Yoshiharu Ushimado
The cast includes (left to right in image above):
- Yūto Uemura as Minato Kiyomizu, a former competitive water polo player
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Eitarō Oka, Minato’s younger friend from middle school who followed him to the same high school
- Subaru Kimura Jō Jōjima, the captain of the water polo team at Minato’s school
- Lynn as Chinu Kawakubo, someone who is knowledgeable about Minato’s past
The series will premiere this year.
The anime’s story centers on Minato, a boy who stopped playing water polo due to a certain incident 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.
Tiger & Bunny head writer Masafumi Nishida serving as co-creator, chief director, series script supervisor and scriptwriter for every episode, and is also credited as audio director. Kiyoshi Matsuda (Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear, Kakegurui season 2) is directing the anime at MAPPA under Nishida’s supervision. Aori Fujika (Name romanization unconfirmed) is designing the 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 music.