Well, it looks like we’re getting not just a sports anime about ice hockey, but a moe sports anime about ice hockey. During a press conference, various media companies have come together to reveal the mixed media project known as PuraOre! – PRIDE OF ORANGE -. It will be a large-scale project that will be developed through various media in cooperation with CyberAgent Group and DMM GAMES. Of course, this includes a TV anime as well.
The mixed media project will also include a new game, though the press conference did not announced what platform it will be in. They plan to release it sometime in 2021. As for the TV anime, they plan to air it from October to December 2021. Here is the key visual:
Here is how Crunchyroll describes the anime:
The TV anime’s story centers on Dream Monkeys, a girl’s ice hockey team based in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, and its members who aim to reach the top of the world. Manaka Mizusawa, a junior high school student living in the city, her younger sister Ayaka, and her childhood friends Kaoruko and Mami come to the door of a trial class held by the team. After practice, everyone is completely fascinated by ice hockey. Eventually, they were invited by the coach, Youko, to become official members of the team. Through practice games and training camps, everyone grows and the team becomes one. With the slogan, “Connect the puck with the bond of heart!,” Dream Monkeys head into the tournament.
The main staff includes:
- Director: Takebumi Anzai
- Series composition: Touko Machida
- Anime character designer: Kii Tanaka
- Sound director: Akiko Fujita
- Music: MONACA / Yohei Kisara
- Anime production: C2C
While the cast will include:
- Manaka Mizusawa: Rie Masuda
- Yu Kiyose: Satomi Hongo
- Ayaka Mizusawa: Mayu Sagara
- Riko Saginuma: Saika Kitamori
- Naomi Takagi: Asuka Shioiri
- Kaoruko Yanagida: Yukari Moriyama
- Mami Ono: Yoshino Aoyama
Expect the staff to reveal more details in the days to come.
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