The official website for Farewell, My Dear Cramer has released a new PV that previews the opening theme song titled “Ambitious Goal” by Aika Kobayashi. The anime will premiere on April 4, 2021 and is based on the Farewell, My Dear Cramer manga by Naoshi Arakawa, which ended in January 2021.
Seiki Takuno (Boarding School Juliet) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Natsuko Takahashi (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan) will serve as the series composer and scriptwriter, alongside Eriko Itou (Love and Lies) as the character designer, Yukihiro Saitou (Magical Sempai) as the art director, and Masaru Yokoyama (Horimiya, Your Lie in April) as the music composer. Mikako Komatsu will be singing the ending theme song titled “Kuyashii koto wa Kettobase.”
The cast includes Miyuri Shimabukuro (Carole & Tuesday) as Nozomi Onda, Shion Wakayama (Dr. Stone) as Sawa Echizen, Tomoyo Kurosawa (Akudama Drive) as Sumire Suou, Aoi Yuuki (Rent-A-Girlfriend) as Midori Soshizaki, and Shiho Kokido (Kakushigoto) as Aya Shiratori. Hinatazaka46 idol group member Yuka Kageyama has been added as a cast member and will also serve as a support manager for the project.
Anime News Network describes the manga as:
Sumire Suō is 15 years old. She has passion for soccer, but can’t seem to grasp victory. The short-haired girl shows overwhelming power at a soccer game, and makes a great shot from a dribble during a counter, but the match ends when a girl with pigtails named Midori Soshizaki blocks her. The two end up going to a regular high school instead of one that prides itself in athletics, and decide to work together as a team.
An anime film adaptation based on the Sayonara, Football prequel manga is also in the works. Titled Sayonara Watashi no Cramer First Touch, the prequel follows the main character Nozomi in her junior high school days. It was originally set to screen on April 1 but has been delayed to early Summer 2021 due to various circumstances. Toei will be distributing the film.
Update: The article has updated the anime name from “Good-Bye, Cramer” to “Farewell, My Dear Cramer”.