Iqura Sugimoto has revealed that the anime adaption of Nana Maru San Batsu will air in July 2017! The first members of the cast and teaser visuals were also revealed.
Shun Horie will voice the hero of the story, Shiki Koshiyama. Umika Kawashima, who has acted in multiple television series and is one of the hosting MCs of the news program ‘ZIP!’, will lend her voice to the female heroine Mari Fukami. For Kawashima, it will be her first leading role in an anime.
Other cast members, like the leader of the Quiz Club, Gakuto Sasajima, and Shiki’s great rival, Chisato Mikuriya, will be announced through the ‘Guess who will be casted!’-movie sometime in March on their official Twitter account.
Furthermore, Horie, as well as the voice actors of Gakuto and Sugimoto, will be guests of a talk show at AnimeJapan 2017 on 25-26 March 2017. The talk show will be held at the Nippon TV booth.
Nana Maru San Batsu tells the story of high school students that hang onto their youth through a competitive quiz-club. The original manga is being serialized in Young Ace (Kadokawa).
Nana Maru San Batsu
Comment from Shun Horie (Shiki Koshiyama)
‘My name is Shun Horie, and I will be the voice of Shiki Koshiyama!
I don’t know much about quiz championships so I am excited to get to know them. The enthusiasm of the author nearly knocked me out when I read the lines I had to speak during the audition.You won’t win a quiz competition just because you have general knowledge.
I will give my best, so that at the end everybody will say, “Wow, quizzes can be so much fun!”’
Comment from Umika Kawashima (Mari Fukami)
‘This is an anime with a competitive quiz club as main topic, but I myself am really bad at quizzes.
However, in the anime, I want to answer desperately and quickly!
I want you to see the desperation of high school students who participate earnestly in quizzes.
And I hope we can support them together.
I think as a voice actress there are many things I am not used to yet, but I want to enjoy it!’
Original Work: Iqura Sugimoto (Young Ace (Kadokawa))
Director: Masaharu Okuwaki
Series Composition: Yuko Kakihara
Character Design: Makoto Takahoko
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment