Play It Cool, Guys Reveals Character Visual & PV Trailer for Hayate Ichikura

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A new 20-second PV trailer for the upcoming Play It Cool, Guys anime series has been released, showcasing one of the main leads for the anime Hayate Ichikura (voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi). 

The previously announced anime adaptation based on the comedy manga by Kokone Nata is scheduled to premiere this fall. Play It Cool, Guys will follow the daily lives of a group of cool looking, but very clumsy boys. The anime will run for two cours and air for half a year, consisting of 15-minute episodes each. 

Joining Kobayashi in the voice cast are Kouki Uchiyama as Shun Futami, Yuuichirou Umehara as Takayuki Mima, and Shouya Chiba as Souma Shiki.

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The anime’s production team consists of Chiaki Kon (Sailor Moon Eternal) as director, Makoto Uezu (Rumble Garanndoll) as series composer, Eri Taguchi (Boruto animation director) as character designer and chief animation director, and Masato Nakayama (22/7) as music composer. Studio Pierrot is handling the animation production. 

The original Play It Cool, Guys manga series began on February 23, 2019 and has four tankoubon volumes released in total so far. It is serialized on Square Enix’s Gangan Pixiv under the Gangan Comics Pixiv label. It was originally a webcomic posted on Nata’s Twitter account on May 11, 2018. 

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Yen Press releases the manga in English for North America. It describes the story as: 

They’re so goofy, they’re cool.

Enter: a group of cool guys who seem like they’ve got that unapproachable swag. But look closer and you’ll find a bunch of dorks who’ve gotten the act down pat. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy watching these clumsy dudes try to look cool all day, every day.


Source: Play It Cool, Guys Official Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. 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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