The official website of Try Knights, the television anime adaptation of Chizuka Erisawa and Shunsaku Yano's rugby manga, revealed the staff members, a key visual (pictured), and the first promotional video on Friday.
Produced by Gonzo, in cooperation with the Japan Rugby Football Union, Try Knights will premiere on July 31 at 1:29 a.m. on NTV and stream on Hulu and dAnime Store the same day. The anime series will also air on Miyagi TV, Kumamoto Kenmin TV, Hiroshima TV, Sapporo TV, TV Oita, Shizuoka Daiichi TV, Fukuoka Broadcasting System, Fukushima Central TV, TV Niigata, TV Iwate, Yomiuri TV, and Aomori TV.
Director: Tokihiro Sasaki (Joshikausei)
Series Composition: Makoto Takada (Okusama ga Seitokaichou!)
Character Design: Kan Soramoto (Ousama Game The Animation)
Chief Animation Director: Kan Soramoto, Akari Minagawa (Mitsuboshi Colors animation director)
Prop Design: Miho Shimizu (Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes)
Color Design: Naoto Kondou (Okusama ga Seitokaichou!)
Art Director: Eitou Nakahara (Sengoku Night Blood)
Director of Photography, Editing: Kazuto Horikawa (Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma)
Sound Director: Ryousuke Naya (Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue.)
Sound Effects: Hiroki Nozaki (Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalités)
Sound Production: Studio Mausu
Music: Ron (Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka)
Production Cooperation: Seven
Former Japanese rugby player Daisuke Ohata is overseeing the anime series. Ohata will also appear as a mini character in the anime and host a "Try Knights Rugby Lesson!" mini corner with the main characters Riku and Akira, explaining different elements of the sports.
Voice actor Shougo Sakamoto—starring as the protagonist Riku—wrote, composed, and is performing the opening theme "Mugen no Try."
Note: The video is region-locked; click here for an alternative link.
Based on Yano's scenario and featuring Erisawa's artworks, Try Knights has been serialized in Monthly Comic Gene since June 2018. Manga artist Rihito Takarai (Ten Count) and Try Knights Union are credited for the original character design and original concept, respectively. Kadokawa published the first two compiled volumes on March 27. The third volume is planned for an August 27 release.