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Multimedia Project 'Futsal Boys!!!!!' Unveiled

by Sakana-san
Oct 4, 3:49 PM | 9 Comments

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:
Official Twitter: @futsal_boys

Source: Anime! Anime!

News tip submitted by Animechannel2213

9 Comments Recent Comments

Hmmmm! Nice nice.. Bishounen <3
I'm looking forward for the anime :D I hope there's intense competition like Haikyuu, not slice of life! (like Free!!)

Oct 7, 5:36 PM by YamEnele

I am really excited about this. I always liked playing soccer in a hall instead of on an open field. Let’s see when the Anime comes out :)

Oct 7, 6:52 AM by abk_

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.

Oct 6, 8:28 AM by ToG25thBaam

malvarez1 said:
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.

Oct 5, 6:20 PM by Shadow-Chan

This is good indeed, they need to push out more legit footy that's actually popular around the world.

Will watch and follow the project around, lets get it Futsal Bois.

Oct 4, 10:59 PM by Ramkec

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.

Oct 4, 10:57 PM by HunLepto

Wait, so the voice actors themselves would play the sport?

Oct 4, 9:42 PM by malvarez1

I love them! Nice looking key visual and boys in uniforms. Their manager is a cutie. I can't wait to see more teams, each is chara designed by a different illustrator (Ogeretsu Tanaka omg) and I expect great things.

Oct 4, 5:39 PM by Shadow-Chan

New sport getting an anime good visual, hopefully doesn't end up like Try Knights.

Oct 4, 5:03 PM by Antagonized