Fanfare of Adolescence Reveals New Anime Key Visual

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The production team for Fanfare of Adolescence shared a new anime key visual on their Twitter page. The visual highlights the lead character, Yuu Arimura (voiced by Shougo Yano), along with Shun Kazanami (voiced by Shimba Tsuchiya) and Amane Grace (voiced by Natsuki Hanae). 

They also released a new PV trailer centered on Shun, ahead of its next episode premiere. 

Other voice cast members of the anime include Youjirou Itokawa as Aki Kyouriki, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Hayato Houshou, Tatsumaru Tachibana as Soujirou Sakuraba, Chiaki Kobayashi as Kouta Maki, Inori Minase as Eri Shimotsuki, Takahiro Sakurai as Yutaka Asahi, Hiroki Touchi as Kazuo Nohira, Lynn as Tako Kitami, Masako Katsuki as Naoko Saionji, and Daisuke Namikawa as Yoshihisa Kuji. JO1 boy band members Syoya Kimata and Shousei Oohira are playing Kosei Nambara and Masaki Azuma respectively.

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©Fanfare Anime Project

Production for Fanfare of Adolescence was first confirmed for a spring premiere in August 2021. A trailer for the anime series was released this past March.  

The main production staff includes Makoto Katou (Bloom into You, Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note) as director, Hiro Kanzaki (Eromanga Sensei) as character designer, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway) as music composer. Team Fanfare is credited with the series composition.

Other staff include Tomokatsu Nagasaku (Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Z) as chief animation director, Tomoe Ookubo (Golden Kamuy art designer) as art director, Reiko Iwasawa (I–Chu) as color designer, and Production I.G.’s Saitou Keiichi (Future Card Shin Buddyfight) as photography director. Lay-duce is the animation production company.

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©Fanfare Anime Project

Crunchyroll is streaming the anime series as it airs in Japan. It describes the story as: 

The jockey curriculum at the Horse Racing School…

A school with incredibly difficult entrance requirements, where only one out of every ten to twenty applicants is accepted, and students need not just book smarts, but also physical and athletic abilities.

There, a boy who is a popular idol meets his real dream for the first time. A boy who grew up on an island dreams of spending his days racing with horses. A boy born in England is unsure of the path his parents have chosen for him, but still chooses to follow his dreams.

This is a story about boys who come to the Horse Racing School to pursue their dream of becoming a jockey, and what awaits them in the three years they spend there.

Source: Fanfare of Adolescence Official Japanese Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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