ANIPLUS Asia to simulcast Kyoto Animation’s ‘Tsurune’ anime series

Bungo Stray Dog's Uemura, Darling in the FRANXX's Ichikawa, and three others to lead the upcoming sports anime's voice cast.

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Wednesday that Tsurune -Kazemai High School Archery Club- will simulcast on the channel starting this month.

The upcoming sports anime will premiere on October 22, airing Every Mondays at 02:00am (01:00am JKT/BKK), within three (3) hours after its Japanese telecast.


© Kotoko Ayano, Kyoto Animation / Tsurune Committee

Minato was a rising star of his middle school’s Japanese archery club until he quit suddenly from a tragedy. In high school, he meets new friends and reacquaints with the sports, and together they aim to win the prefectural tournament. (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)

Tsurune is an upcoming anime adaptation of a light novel series, written by Kotoko Ayano and illustrated by Chinatsu Morimoto, which is being published by Kyoto Animation since December 2016 and currently has two (2) volumes.

The anime adaptation will be directed by Takuya Yamamura, who previously worked in Free! Iwatobi Swim Club and Violet Evergarden, while Comic Girls scriptwriter Michiko Yokote will handle series composition.

Miku Kadowaki, who previously worked in Amagi Brilliant Park and Beyond the Boundary, will work on character designs, which will be produced by Kyoto Animation.

The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Yuto Uemura (“Atsushi Nakajima”, Bungo Stray Dogs) as “Minato Narumiya”, Aoi Ichikawa (“Mitsuru”, DARLING in the FRANXX) as “Seiya Takehaya”, Ryota Suzuki (“Hayashi”, Recovery of an MMO Junkie) as “Ryohei Yamanouchi”, Kaito Ishikawa (“Genos”, One Punch Man) as “Kaito Onogi”, and Shougo Yano (“Shingo Sawatari”, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V) as “Nanao Kisaragi”.


Tsurune will be the fourth and final simulcast title of ANIPLUS Asia for the Autumn 2018 season, and it will be addition to previously announced titles Tokyo Ghoul:re – Part 2Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, and Release the Spyce.

The sports anime will be replacing the third season of Attack on Titan on its timeslot, with its first part ended last Monday, October 15. The second part of the popular post-apocalyptic action series is set to premiere in April of next year.