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Aniplex Original, Fanfare of Adolescence, Releases in 2022, Latest Updates

Fanfare of Adolescence: Gunjō no Fanfāre is an upcoming Aniplex original anime series with animation production handled by Lay-duce.

The series falls under the sports anime category, which just stirs up a whole other level of hype in people.

Recently the genre has been coming up with shows based on some underrated games, and the latest addition to the list is Fanfare of Adolescence.

Fanfare of Adolescence focuses on three young teenagers in the world of horse racing. Each has a different background and personality, but with a common goal, that is to become the best in the highly competitive domain of jockeys in Tokyo.

Anime will enter the untouched realm of horse racing with this upcoming series so let’s look further into what it is all about and when it’s coming.

1. Release Date

Fanfare of Adolescence will be officially released in April 2022 as part of the Spring anime broadcast.

The production team has mentioned no specific date as of yet. 

2. Key Visual

The anime unveiled three key visuals featuring the three main characters: Yu, Shun, and Amane Grace.

Aniplex Original, Fanfare of Adolescence, Releases in 2022, Latest Updates
Yu Arimura Visual | Source: Official Websie

The first key visual above shows Yu Arimura, whose eyes look fierce with determination while the rays of light fall upon him. He is one of the main characters in the series.

Aniplex Original, Fanfare of Adolescence, Releases in 2022, Latest Updates
Shun Kanami Visual | Source: Official Website

The second key visual shows Shun Kanami, one of the protagonists, who looks like the human model of daylight. The clear blue sky and rays of sunlight adding contrast and dramatic effect on Shun.

Aniplex Original, Fanfare of Adolescence, Releases in 2022, Latest Updates
Amane Grace Visual | Source: Official Website

The third key visual shows the third protagonist, Amane Grace, the boy from England, who seems to be giving a chilly cold glare from behind the window. The pink roses at the bottom right provide a contrasting effect to his cold personality. 

3. Trailer

The teaser starts with some live-action clips of horses, stables, and a school building while the characters’ monologues play in the background. 

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Yuika – Sukidakara (Lyric Video)

The video then shows us two of the three protagonists of the anime, Yu Arimura and Shun Kanami.

4. Plot/Storyline

Fanfare of Adolescence, the story is set in a horse racing academy where one trains to become a jockey. The school has an entrance exam for a three-year jockey program. 

The entrance rate difficulty is 10 to 20 times more than average academies, and it is a narrow gate where qualities such as physical fitness tests as well as academic tests are required. 

The story follows three teenagers who join the horse racing academy. Yu, the boy who gained popularity in the idol group, first met his heartfelt dream. Shun, the boy who grew up on the island who longs to run on a horse, and Amane, the boy from England who lost his way decided by his parents, but still trying to be himself.

It is the story of three adolescents who spend three years passing through the gates of a horse racing school, dreaming of becoming a jockey.

5. Main Characters

I. Yu Arimura

Aniplex Original, Fanfare of Adolescence, Releases in 2022, Latest Updates
Yu Arimura Visual | Source: Official Website

Yu Arimura is a 15-year-old teenager from Tokyo. He was a former idol from the famous idol group, “Mr.Doctor.” He fell in love with horse racing after witnessing a race, which made him switch careers.

II. Shun Kanami

Aniplex Original, Fanfare of Adolescence, Releases in 2022, Latest Updates
Shun Kanami Visual | Source: Official Website

Shun Kanami is a 15-year-old boy from the Izu Islands. He grew up listening to a horse racing broadcast on the radio in an environment surrounded by nature and without a TV. He is a carefree person.

III. Amane Grace

Aniplex Original, Fanfare of Adolescence, Releases in 2022, Latest Updates
Amane Grace Visual | Source: Official Website

Amane Grace is a 15-year-old teenager from England. He is half Japanese with an English father. He is an elite who grew up in a wealthy family and had moved to horse racing schools in various countries before coming to Japan.

6. Cast

CharacterCastOther Works
Yu ArimuraShogo YanoUdo (Mob Psycho 100 s2)
Shun KanamiTsuchiya ShimbaTsutomu Goshiki (Haikyu!! )
Amane GraceNatsuki HanaeTanjiro Kamado (Demon Slayer)

7. Staff

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorMakoto KatoBloom Into You
Character DesignHiro KanzakiOreimo
MusicHiroyuki SawanoAttack on Titan
StudioLay-duceO Maidens in Your Savage Seasons

8. Conclusion

Sports anime like Haikyu!!, Free! and Kuroko no Basket has always been one of my favorites due to the passion and thrill it holds, and I’m expecting the same from this upcoming anime too.

I’m excited about and looking forward to the uniqueness of horse racing getting adapted into an Aniplex original anime. How far will the trio fare in the brute world of horse racing? Will their dreams come true?

9. About Fanfare of Adolescence

Fanfare of Adolescence is an original anime series by Aniplex scheduled to debut in Spring 2022. It is an upcoming sports anime with horse-racing and youth as its main themes.

The story revolves around three 15-year-old boys with different backgrounds and personalities but with the same goal of becoming a jockey. Their adventure starts when the boys enter a prestigious horse-racing academy that is 10-20 times harder to get in.

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