The TV anime adaptation of Ira Ishida’s (石田 衣良) 1998 award-winning mystery novel “Ikebukuro West Gate Park” (池袋ウエストゲートパーク) reveals the first PV to preview the vibe of the series.
The anime is set to premiere this October after the delays due to the effects of the coronavirus disease pandemic. The anime was originally scheduled to premiere in July 2020.
It is set in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro ward, in the eponymous “Ikebukuro West Gate Park”, where crime and gang fight frequently happens.
The series revolves around 20-year-old Makoto, known as “Troubleshooter of Ikebukuro”, who frequently gets involved in highly dangerous situations, usually against his own judgment. Along for the ride are his best buddies Shun, Masa, and Takashi, the enigmatic leader of a local gang in Ikebukuro.
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Ira Ishida’s (石田 衣良) Ikebukuro West Gate Park series【Bunshun Bungo/ Bungei Shunju Books】
Director: Tomoaki Koshida (越田知明)
Series Composition: Fumihiko Shimo (志茂文彦)
Character Design: Junichirō Taniguchi (谷口淳一郎)
Animation Production: Doga Kobo
■ Makoto – CV: Kentaro Kumagai (熊谷健太郎)
■ Takashi – CV: Kōki Uchiyama (內山昂輝)
■ Kyōichi – CV: Reiou Tsuchida (土田玲央)
■ Hiroto (ヒロト) – CV: Subaru Kimura (木村昴)
■ Isogai (磯貝) – CV: Natsuki Hanae (花江夏樹)