Funny thing with this title, I knew that it was getting an anime, but I didn’t know it was originally an otome game. Well, thank you, crunchyroll!
Apparently, studio Madhouse is going to be adapting Kadokawa Shoten, Vridge Inc. and Dengeki Girl’s Style’s extreme sports otome game Prince of Stride. The visual novel was released for the PS Vita in July of 2015. No Game no Life‘s Atsuko Ishizuka will be directing with Taku Kishimoto (Usagi Drop, Haikyu!, Silver Spoon) writing series composition and Kokunen Ou on anime character design. Release date is set for sometime in winter 2015-2016.
Below you’ll find the PV and cast !
Stride is an extreme sport in which teams made up of six people run through town.
“You”, or Sakurai Nana (default name changeable) became drawn to Stride after watching a web video depicting a Stride match with Hounan Senior High Academy. Wholeheartedly wanting to play Stride, Nana enrolled into Hounan Academy.
What awaited Nana were other boys who were to Stride the same way she was.
As you grow as a “Relationer”, the leader of the team, win the “End of Summer” Eastern Japan Tournament alongside your team mates! School life, your club family, close friendship, rivalry, matches… What awaits at the end of this all?
A story about experiencing your once-in-a-lifetime youth at full speed. Youth x Sports Club. That is “Prince of Stride”.
The game’s cast will be returning, including
Riku Yagami – Ryohei Kimura
Takeru Fujiwara – Nobuhiko Okamoto
Nana Sakurai – Kana Hanazawa
Hozumi Kohinata – Kenshō Ono
Heath Hasekura – Daisuke Ono
Ayumu Kadowaki – Hiro Shimono
Kyosuke Kuga – Junichi Suwabe
Yujiro Dan – Ryotaro Okiayu
Reiji Suwa – Mamoru Miyano
Shizuma Mayuzumi – Daisuke Hirakawa
Bantaro Chiyomatsu – Takuya Eguchi
Tasuku Senoo – Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Asuma Mayuzumi – Yuki Ono
Kaede Okumura – Toshiyuki Toyonaga
I’m glad to see the director of this show since I think he did a very good job with No Game no Life and the guy in charge of the writing is pretty good news too for having worked on Haikyu before so he probably knows where to come around. Also the cast is, to say the least, to look forward to. Daisuke Ono, Mamoru Miyano, Daisuke Hirakawa and Takuya Eguchi are always an eargasm for me! Also..Just me or does the black haired guy on the cover looks A LOT like Haru from Free! ???