On the official site for MAPPA studios original anime, Taiso Samurai, the second promotional video for the project was posted.
The series has its premiere scheduled for October 10 through the NUMAnimation television block of the television station TV Asahi. Previously, the studio had already confirmed the production of an original anime, but it was not until August 13 that it confirmed the details. Today’s release also included a new promotional image.
Cast of voices
Daisuke Namikawa as Shoutarou Aragaki.
Kensho Ono as Leonardo.
Yuuki Kaji as Tetsuo Minamino.
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Noriyuki Amakusa.
Rina Honnizumi as Rei Aragaki.
Hisatoshi Shimizu (Zombieland Saga, Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution) is directing the anime at MAPPA Studios.
Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombieland Saga, Dororo) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Kasumi Fukagawa (Zombieland Saga, IDOLiSH7) is in charge of character design.
Masaru Yokoyama is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Taiso Samurai Synopsis
The story takes place in 2002 and centers on the once-unbeatable Japanese men’s gymnastics team. Shoutarou Aragaki, the former member of the Japanese team who dedicated his life to gymnastics, can no longer compete with his expectations. Even though he continues to train tirelessly from day to day, his Amakusa coach advises him to give up. However, a certain encounter will alter Aragaki’s sad fate.