The production presentation livestream for the Puraore! Pride of Orange television anime revealed the main cast, staff, the first key visual (pictured above), and a character promotional video on Friday. The one-cour ice hockey anime is scheduled to premiere in October 2021 on Tochigi TV and other stations. AbemaTV will also stream the anime series.
The story takes place in Nikko city, Tochigi Prefecture, where girls aim for the top of the world through ice hockey. Local junior high school student Manaka and her younger sister Ayaka, whom she forcibly invited, hit the gate of first-hand experience with ice hockey, held by the Nikko-based team Dream Monkeys. The two are joined by their childhood friends Kaoruko and Mami. As the girls practice, they become fascinated with ice hockey and eventually join the team.
Director: Takefumi Anzai (Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu)
Series Composition: Touko Machida (Harukana Receive)
Original Character Design, Costume Design: Craft Egg (BanG Dream!)
Character Design: Kie Tanaka (Hinomaruzumou)
Sound Director: Akiko Fujita (22/7)
Ice Hockey Setting Research: HC Tochigi Nikko Ice Bucks
Music: Kisara Youhei (Azur Lane music producer)
Executive Producer: Masaya Ochiai, Hiroshi Toujou (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru)
General Producer: Hiroyuki Tanaka (Yuri!!! On Ice chief producer), Koichi Murakami
Producer: Takashi Murakami (Zombieland Saga), Hiroshi Takida
Animation Executive Producer: Ryousuke Yamada (Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasuka? Isogashii Desuka? Sukutte Moratte Ii Desuka? animation producer)
Animation Producer: Kazumasa Hayasaka (Majo no Tabitabi)