At the summer training camp, the rugby team of Kanagawa High School (Jinko for short) gained their first victory against the power-team from Kansai’s Tenjiku Technical High School. The training camp is also slowly reaching its end, finally showing the team of Ryoin Academy, who have participated at the national tournaments for 15 consecutive years, and will have a match.
The visuals of the new rivals have finally been revealed. Ryuujin Sanba, Kotaro Tsukinaka, Sekito Kirishima, and Kokuto Kirishima from Ryoin look pretty intimidating in their visuals.
Also, a new character from Ryoin Academy, Sho Mikado, has been introduced. He will be voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka. Sho is on the 2nd team of Ryoin, who are the strongest rugby team in Kanagawa, and is a first-year with great talent. He is accepted by Gion as his rival.
Ryoin Academy, Sho Mikado (VA: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
First-year. Plays as flanker. Got into the second team of Ryoin during his first year. He is small and respected by others, but he himself hasn’t come to terms with his size yet.
VA: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Other works of Matsuoka: Sword Art Online (as Kirito), Food Wars! (as Yukihira Soma), DAYS (as Jin Kazama)
Comment: ‘Rugby became popular recently and just when I thought about how there is no rugby anime, we started talking about this role, so I am really excited about it! Sho Mikado was a character I could voice easily, so I also would like to be able to crush my opponents with my amplified fighting spirit. [laugh]’
We are getting closer and closer towards the ALL OUT!! finale! Keep checking MANGA.TOKYO for all the latest news on the rugby anime!