Sentai Filmworks Gets Rough with Try Knights Rugby Anime License

Series is based on the manga by Shunsaku Yano and Chizuka Erisawa

Try Knights


Another sports anime is on the way to home video and other streaming outlets via Sentai Filmworks. The company recently announced the license of the Try Knights anime, based on the rugby manga written by Shunsaku Yano and illustrated by Chizuka Erisawa. The series, which originally premiered in July and streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired, is on the way to various services, with a home video release to follow.


Sentai's license of Try Knights includes the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.


Here's how Sentai describes the series, which is directed by Tokihiro Sasaki (Aoharu x Machinegun) and animated at GONZO. 


Riku Haruma was obsessed with rugby — but when his physique failed to measure up to the sport’s extreme requirements, he put aside his athletic ambitions in favor of his studies. Yet passion has a way of resurfacing when least expected. When Riku spots Akira Kariya on the rugby field, the sight of him running, jumping and giving the sport his all reignites a fire in Riku’s heart that’s long been dormant. A rekindled passion drives Riku back onto the field and straight toward his dream of the Rugby World Cup, where he’ll use clever tactics and unbridled will to outmaneuver opponents and rise straight to the top of the pack!




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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