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MAPPA’s RE-MAIN Releases New PV Showing Minato’s New Start in Water Polo

It’s Summer already, and what’s better than playing water polo with your friends? Don’t worry if you are still clueless about this sport; MAPPA is coming up with an original anime on water polo that will most likely teach you everything you need to know about the sport.

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On Friday, MAPPA released a promo video for its upcoming original water polo anime titled RE-MAIN. The anime will premiere sometime in 2021.

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Broadcast in 2021! TV anime “RE-MAIN.”

The first PV has been released!

Music #Utatane You can also listen to the songs in Kana-san’s play (TaWaRa)!

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In the promo video, Minato narrates how he had to give up on water polo after a particular incident. In one of the scenes, he is seen in a hospital bed, so I guess it has something to do with the tragic incident he was referring to.

But in his high school, he sums up the courage to pick up his beloved sport once again, with a new set of friends supporting him.

The animation seemed pretty detailed for a sports anime, just what you expect from MAPPA. The cast and staff details have already been revealed, and it includes some of the industry’s popular names.

CharacterCastOther Works
Minato KiyomizuYuto UemuraAtsushi Nakajima (Bungo Stray Dogs)
Eitaro OkaKotaro NishimiyaKazuhito Narita (Haikyu!!)
Jo JojimaSubaru KimuraGian (Doraemon)
Chinu KawakuboLynnSakura Yamauchi (I want to Eat Your Pancreas)
PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorKiyoshi MatsudaKakegurui 2, Kumamiko,
Character DesignerShiho TanakaSkip Beat! (Key Animation)
Music ComposerKana UtataneMonster Girl Doctor

Tiger & Bunny head writer, Masafumi Nishida, will be the co-creator, chief director, series script supervisor, audio director, and scriptwriter for the season.

The designs of the anime’s main character also have been revealed. The characters somewhat give off an optimistic vibe and look tailor-made for someone who can inspire you to chase your dreams.

🔹 MAIN CAST 🔹 Minato Shimizu: #Yuto Uemura Eitaro Oka: #Koutaro Nishiyama Yuzuru Shiroshima: #Subaru Kimura Chinu Kawakubo: #Lynn #re_main

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Like Yuri on Ice, MAPPA is once again out to explore a completely new sports genre. I hope that the anime will introduce water polo to many people who were robbed of this amazing sport.

2021 has been a MAPPA show till now, and it seems that the convention will continue as we step into the second half of the year with new seasons of anime like Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, and now a new RE-MAIN added to this list.


RE-MAIN is an original water polo anime by MAPPA studio, and it will premiere in 2021. Kiyoshi Matsuda is directing the anime, and Shiho Tanaka is taking care of character designs.

Minato Kiyomizu, the protagonist of the story, had to leave competitive water polo in his middle school’s third year due to a traumatic incident. When he enters high school, he starts playing again while building up his own team.

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