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'Medalist' Unveils Additional Cast, Staff, First Promo for Winter 2025

by Hyperion_PS
Mar 21, 9:43 AM | 10 Comments
The official website of the Medalist television anime unveiled additional cast, staff, and the first promo on Friday. The television anime is set to premiere in January 2025 on TV Asahi and its 24 affiliate stations' NUMAnimation programming block.

Kana Ichinose (Sousou no Frieren) and Yuuma Uchida (MF Ghost) are joining the cast as Hikaru Kamisaki and Jun Yodaka, respectively.

Chief Animation Director: Chinatsu Kameyama (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 2), Yousuke Itou (Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes)
Figure Skating Director, 3DCG Director: Kouji
3DCG Visual Director: Takayuki Toda
3DCG Animation Supervisor: Shoutarou Hori (Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi.)
3DCG Producer: Satoshi Iijima (Renmei Kuugun Koukuu Mahou Ongakutai Luminous Witches)
Color Design: Aiko Yamagami (Dosanko Gal wa Namara Menkoi)
Art Director: Youko Nakao (Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu)
Art Design: Takashi Hiruma (Girls & Panzer), Rie Onodera (Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo. background art)
Director of Photography: Shinichi Yoneya (KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de)
Editing: Tomoki Nagasaka (Dance Dance Danseur)
Music: Yuuki Hayashi (Haikyuu!!)
Sound Director: Yuuichi Imaizumi (Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai)
Sound Effects: Kenji Koyama (MF Ghost)

Yasutaka Yamamoto (Noblesse) is directing the television anime at ENGI. Jukki Hanada (Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu) is in charge of the series composition and script. Chinatsu Kameyama (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. 2) is designing the characters.

Medalist adapts Tsurumaikada's sports drama manga, which began in Afternoon magazine in May 2020. Kodansha shipped the tenth volume on March 22. Kodansha USA licensed the manga in English in March 2021 and shipped the ninth volume on March 19.


Source: Comic Natalie

10 Comments Recent Comments

The animation looks pretty solid so far, hoping for the best.

Mar 22, 3:32 PM by malvarez1

Lolis on Ice      

Mar 22, 1:44 PM by bastek66

Huh. Whats this? Kaoru skating?
It's just a joke but huh.
See you guys in 2025 I guess.

Mar 22, 5:23 AM by CocoaGalaxy

Looks better than I expected. Time will only tell.

Mar 21, 4:35 PM by Calal-Chan

@StyxParadise I doubt the sports showcasing will be limited to just the first episode.

@ryoko6 I don't understand why people call the animation terrible. It looks like a typical mid-budget sports shonen anime.

Mar 21, 12:01 PM by RobertBobert

Loli IMAS actress in the lead role, but Kana-chan as her main rival? Why?

Mar 21, 12:00 PM by RobertBobert

heard that this manga won awards?! tbh the anime looks (and will most likely be) kinda shit for an award-winning manga, as expected from engi.

Mar 21, 11:31 AM by ryoko6

Average looking. Can't expect anything from Studio ENGI.

Mar 21, 10:54 AM by VanishingKira

Inb4 they use up 80% of their animation budget in the first episode (which I assume is what we see in the PV) and the rest of the season has mediocre/bad animation.

Mar 21, 10:13 AM by StyxParadise

Looks very good! I hope for 20+ episodes!

Mar 21, 9:52 AM by Memore

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