GONZO Joins the Scrum with "Try Knights" Rugby TV Anime

Key cast members revealed for upcoming sports-themed anime that will hit Nippon TV in Summer of 2019

 

Brains and brawn make a powerful combination for conquering the sport of rugby in Try Knights, a newly announced original TV anime about a pair of high school students with very different personalities who team up to pursue their passion for rugby. Try Knights features animation production by GONZO, and the series is made in cooperation with the Japan Rugby Football Union.

 

The main cast for Try Knights includes:

 

 

Shogo Sakamoto as Riku Haruma, a first year high school student who discovers a passion for rugby, and who approaches the game from a strategic viewpoint. Riku has a cool personality and he hates losing more than anyone.

 

 

And KENN as Akira Kariya, a first year high school student who excels at rugby due to his physical fitness and strong reflexes. Although Akira initially tries to distance himself from the sport, he's drawn back in by Riku, and the two make good partners even though their personalities clash.

 

Try Knights will broadcast in Japan on Nippon TV and other stations during the Summer season of 2019.

 

Sources:

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Official Try Knights home page and Twitter feed (@try_knights)

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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