The voice casts of Movic original rugby anime “number24” (ナンバー・トゥーフォー) joined a stage event at AGF2019 on 9th November. A new PV and main visual was also revealed.
▍Stage Event @ AGF2019
The eight cast joining the stage event includes: Kengo Kawanishi (play as Natsusa Yuzuki); Ryōta Suzuki (play as Seiichirō Jingyōji) ; Junichi Yanagita (play as Ibuki Ueoka); Shohei Komatsu (play as Yasunari Tsuru); Ayumu Murase (play as Yū Mashiro); Hinata Tadokoro (play as Gakuto Zaitsu); Shinnosuke Tachibana (play as Ikuto Yufu); and Kazuyuki Okitsu (play as Ethan Taylor).
The stage started with the performance of the anime’s ED song “COMICAL TRY!!”, which was performed by Kengo Kawanishi (河西健吾) and Junichi Yanagita (柳田淳一). They were then joined by other cast members, who shared their thoughts about the series.
▲ Left: Kengo Kawanishi (河西健吾), Right: Junichi Yanagita (柳田淳一)
They further pumped up the mood with the performance of two ED songs, including Every Fight, performed by Kawanishi and Shohei Komatsu (小松昌平), and 君といるなら(translation: If You Are Here with Me), performed by Kawanishi and Ryōta Suzuki (鈴木崚汰).
▲ Right: Shohei Komatsu (小松昌平)
▲ Right: Ryōta Suzuki (鈴木崚汰)
▍Booth @ AGF2019
▲Fans can get the theme songs Demo CD as a present!
Slated to premiere in January, “number24” is an original anime directed by Shigeru Kimiya (きみやしげる) and animated by PRA. Kei Mori (森慶) is credited for the original work, and MOVIC is credited with the story concept. Rika Nakase (中瀬理香) is in charge of series composition and scripts. YukiKana (ゆき哉) is drawing the original character designs, and Yuri!!! on Ice animation director Saori Sakaguchi (﨑口さおり) is designing the characters for animation, and is also the chief animation director.
The story centers on Natsusa Yuzuki, who was expected to be the Ace of the college rugby team. However, he was forced to end his life as a rugby player due to certain circumstances. Joined by Ibuki Ueoka, an older player who quit rugby; Yasunari Tsuru, a younger student who disagreed Natsusa from quitting rugby; Yū Mashiro, a younger student who admires Natsusa; and Seiichirō Shingyō, Natsusa’s close childhood friend, they dream to win at the Kansai university rugby league.