On January 14, 2017, football anime Days held a special sports event called ‘Seiseki High School Championship’ at Esforta Arena Hachioji in Tokyo. Seventeen guests attended the event including Takuto Yoshinaga, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Daisuke Namikawa, Daisuke Ono, Mamoru Miyano, Hiroki Yasumoto, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Kaito Ishikawa, Suzune Okabe, Shouhei Komatsu, Junta Terashima, Katsuyuki Konishi, Mariya Ise and the band HOWL BE QUIET (Kouta Takenawa, Kenshi Kuroki, Yoshinori Hashimoto, Tooru Iwano).
The freestyle football team Sur De Wave performed the event’s opening, and the audience was impressed by the anime’s unique direction. Each cast member went on-stage answering to the cheers from the audience. After that, the event continued with Yoshinaga shouting ‘Kick!’ and the audience replying with ‘Off!’
The first program was ‘Seiseki High School Soccer Digest.’ The cast looked back on the impressive scenes written by original author Tsuyoshi Yasuda and talked about their memories from the recording sessions. In the second program ‘Half Time Special Live,’ HOWL BE QUIET sang the opening theme song of the first cour, Wake We UP, and the opening theme song for the second cour, Higher Climber.
Next was the ‘Seiseki High School Kouhakusen Sanbon Shoubu (Seiseki High School Intra-Squad Game Three-game Match).’ which had three events: ‘Kick Target Match,’ ‘Bubble Soccer Relay Match’ and ‘Futsal Match’. The offence team was led by Namikawa (+ Matsuoka, Ono, Miyano, Okabe and Yoshinaga) and the defence team was led by Yasumoto (+ Komatsu, Terashima, Ishikawa and Yoshino). The defence team won the ‘Kick Target Match’ and the offence won the ‘Bubble Soccer Relay Match.’ Both teams would have to fight victory at ‘Futsal Match.’ The situation made the game more exciting, and two guests joined and helped each team. The guests were Amore Hashimoto (Monomane Japan), who almost looks like Yuuto Nagatomo from Japan’s national football team, and Tomoaki Asano (Monomane Japan), who almost looks like Shinji Kagawa from Japan’s national football team. As a result, the offence team led by Namikawa won 5 – 3 and got the trophy (for the afternoon). The offence team raised the trophy high and the audience gave the team a big round of applause.
In the final program, Namikawa and Yoshinaga greeted everyone as the representatives of Seiseki High School soccer team. Yoshinaga commented that ‘DAYS will continue in DAYS Touin Match! We will do our best. Thank you for your continuous support.’ Finally, all the cast members walked around the arena and the call ‘Seiseki Fight! Oh!’ ended the event.
The event will be made into a DVD and will be available on the Pony Canyon’s online shop, Canime. Please find more details on the special website below.
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