Akari Kito, Saori Hayami, and Hikaru Nanjo newly join the voice cast
The official website for Battle Athletes Daiundokai ReSTART!, the upcoming new TV anime series from the Battle Athletes multimedia franchise in the 1990s, posted a 90-second second PV to announce its premiere on TV Asahi Network's "NUMAnimation" programming block on April 10, 2021. After the broadcast on the TV Asahi Network stations, it will be also streamed on Amazon Prime Video later.
The clip introduces the anime's OP theme song "Cobalt no Kodou" (Cobalt's Heartbeat) for the first time, which is performed by anime voice actress Nanaka Suwa, best known for her role as Kanan Matsuura in the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise. Her first anime OP theme work as a solo singer will be released on April 21, 2021.
In addition to the peviously-announced three - Sumire Morohoshi (Ichigo Hoshimiya in Aikatsu!) as Kanata Akehoshi, Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan) as Eva Garen Stein, and Miyu Tomita (Yume Nijino in Aikatsu Stars!) as Shelley Wong -, three more voice cast members have been announced - Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Lydia Gurtland, Saori Hayami (Yumeko Jabami in Kakegurui) as Yana Christopher, and Hikaru Nanjo (Sutea Kouroya in Megami-ryo no Ryobo-kun) as Paglia Respighi. The three's character voices are also introduced in the clip.
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The sci-fi sports franchise tells heated battles by the elites of sports in the entire solar system for the title of the greatest athlete, Cosmic Beauty. The six-episode OVA Battle Athletes Daiundokai was released from May 1997 to June 1998, and the 26-episode TV anime of the same name (Battle Athletes Victory in the West) was aired from October 1997 to March 1998.
Having defeated the space invaders, the Neriri aliens, humanity has expanded its residential area to the entire solar system and is enjoying its prosperity. One hundred years later... The humanity is now enthusiastic over Shin-Daiundokai! Girls from all over the solar system gather at a space colony called the University Satellite. They engage in fierce battles in a variety of sports for the title of the best in the universe. The final winner is called Cosmic Beauty, and is crowned Queen of the Solar System. Kanata Akehoshi, a girl from Earth, aims to become Cosmic Beauty in order to fulfill a promise she made when she was a child. After successfully winning the qualifying round at the Antarctic Training School, She arrives at the University Satellite. Then, she is reunited with the girl she once promised to meet. The girls' passionate sports battle for courage, hope, and pride is about to begin!
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