Handsome Lads Play Rugby in Original TV Anime "number24"

Key visual and main staff revealed for new series about college students playing rugby


If anime has taught us anything, it's that rugby is played by willowy young men with perfect hair and full sets of teeth, and now another team of handsome lads is joining the scrum in a newly announced original anime TV series entitled number24. The main staff for the series has been revealed, including:


  • Original work, original planning: Kei Mori (Verrocchio Agency)
  • Original story: MOVIC
  • Original main characters: YukiKana
  • Director: Shigeru Kimiya
  • Series composition, screenplay: Rika Nakase
  • Character design: Saori Sakaguchi
  • Art settings: Tsukasa Ohira
  • Art director: Scott MacDonald
  • Director of photography: Atsushi Kanō
  • Animation production supervision: Shinobu Nakagawa
  • Animation production: PRA
  • Animation producer: Yoshiki Sakamoto (AZ Creative)



The story of number24 follows a patchwork group of five young men who join forces to play rugby in the Kansai University rugby league: Natsusa Yuzuki, an ace player who is sidelined from playing rugby due to certain circumstances when he enters college; Ibuki Ueoka, a senior who is looking to put rugby behind him; Yasunari Tsuru, a younger student who doesn't get along with Natsusa; Yuu Mashiro, a younger student who looks up to Natsusa; and Seiichiro Shingyouji, Natsusa's childhood friend.


The release date for number24 has not yet been revealed.





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