Adaptation based on scuba diving manga by Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka hits Japanese TV on July 13, 2018
A new teaser trailer has been released highlighting the college-era nonsense of Grand Blue, an upcoming TV anime based on the scuba diving manga written by Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka, and it also previews the show's ending theme. The ending theme, entitled "Konpeki no al Fine", is performed by Izu no Kaze, an in-character voice unit composed of Iori (CV: Yūma Uchida), Kōhei (CV: Ryuhei Kimura), Tokita (CV: Hiroki Yasumoto), and Kotobuki (CV: Katsuyuki Konishi).
The original Grand Blue manga is serialized in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon seinen manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Kodansha Comics under the title Grand Blue Dreaming. Crunchyroll currently simulpubs the manga, and describes the story as follows:
After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!
The Grand Blue TV anime is directed by Shinji Takamatsu and features animation by Zero-G. Grand Blue will broadcast as part of the MBS / TBS / BS-TBS "Animeism" programming block beginning on July 13, 2018, and the series will also be digitally distributed in Japan and other territories by Amazon Prime Video.
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