Bandai Namco Arts, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and Diomedea are working together to produce a multimedia project based on the sport futsal. Titled Futsal Boys!!!!!, the project will include an anime, a mobile application, and futsal games played between the cast members that will determine the story.
In a world where futsal is popular sport globally, high school student Haru Yamato watches the World Cup and becomes inspired by the player Tokinari Tenouji. He joins Koyo Academy's futsal team in hope of becoming a player like Tenouji. Yamato encounters friends and foes alike in his quest to be the best.
Haru Yamato: Ryota Takara
Seiichiro Sakaki: Shuto Ishimori
Toi Tsukioka: Kohei Yoshiwara
Tsubaki Yukinaga: Ryotaro Yamaguchi
Ryu Nagumo: Kazuki Furuta (Carole & Tuesday)
Taiga Amakado: Yasunao Sakai (Inuyashiki)
Original Creator: Mao Marita
Original Character Design: Mizuki Kawashita (Ichigo 100% manga author), Utako Yukihiro (Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist manga author), Tanaka Ogeretsu (Yarichin☆Bitch-bu manga author), Ruka Urumiya, Sata, Shirano (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru), Lily Hoshino (Otome Youkai Zakuro manga author)
Story Construction: Shouji Yonemura (Death Note script)
Character Design: Tomomi Ishikawa (Persona 5 the Animation)
Music: Ron (Kuroko no Basket)
Official site: https://futsalboys.com
Official Twitter: @futsal_boys
Source: Anime! Anime!
News tip submitted by Animechannel2213
Modified by Sakana-san, Oct 5, 3:18 AM
Joined: Feb 2019
In an age where animes try to be different in any single way possible, it's good to see one that doesn't try to be. Also, I find the idea really interesting that the voice actors themselves will play the football in real life aswell, it surely gives alot less feeling that everything is already determined. I will check it out.
Joined: May 2007
Wait, so the voice actors themselves would play the sport?
It seems so. They have their team uniforms ready.
It's a multimedia project, anime, app game and real-life matches (possibly as events) are all linked. It's not yet clear how they will work them together. This makes it new and unique, it's trying to be different than shounen sports. I'm baffled why someone in comments thinks otherwise.
Joined: Jun 2011
I hope to God sports anime would not degrade itself into just another fujoshi medium where it's about the hot, young, sexy and sweaty boys instead of the sports. Not against pretty boys myself, in fact I welcome them, but writers tend to get lazy and go a little too far on the laziness by having the art carry the spirit of the show.