Spring 2021 will be an interesting year for sports anime lovers as we will be getting a soccer-based anime after so many years. Yes, I am talking about the Farewell, My Dear Cramer anime that will premiere in April.
Be it basketball or soccer, a sports anime adds intensity to it, making every situation look much more dramatic. I hope those who grew up watching Inazuma Eleven and Captain Tsubasa can relate to what I am saying.
The official website for Farewell, My Dear Cramer manga revealed three new cast members for its anime adaptation. The three voice-actors will be playing the roles of Mizuki Kaji, Haruna Itō, and Mao Tsukuda.
Along with the cast details, the official website has also revealed the character designs for the three rival soccer players.
The mangaka, Naoshi Arakawa, is well known for his previous work, Your Lie in April, which still makes anyone break down into tears. So, expectations are already pretty high for the anime.
Apart from the television anime, the project also consists of a film that will hit Japanese theatres around the same time. Recently, the franchise revealed a promotional video for the film that portrayed Nozomi’s resolve to play soccer.
Voice actor and singer Aika Kobayashi is performing the film’s theme song “Sora wa Dare ka no Mono Ja Nai.” The other staff and cast details are listed below, and it includes the names that were revealed previously.
|Director||Seiki Takuno||Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches|
|Character Designer||Eriko Itō||Hamatora|
|Script||Natsuko Takahashi||Tokyo Magnitude 8.0|
|Music Composer||Masaru Yokoyama||Your lie in April|
|Nozomi Onda||Miyuri Shimabukuro||Yuuna Yunohana ( Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs)|
|Sawa Echizen||Shion Wakayama||Hinata Mukai ( Gundam Build Divers Re: RISE)|
|Tetsuji Yamada||Kouki Uchiyama||Kei Tsukishima (Haikyu!!)|
|Kaoru Takei||Ryota Ohsaka||Yuma Isogai (Assassination Classroom)|
|Junpei Onda||Ryoko Shiraishi||Hayate Ayasaki (Hayate The Combat Butler)|
|Kōzō Sameji||Koji Yusa||Toujou Ayumu (Gintama)|
|Yasuaki Tani||Shimba Tsuchiya||Tsutomu Goshiki (Haikyu!!)|
|Mizuki Kaji||Saori Hayami||Emi Igawa (Your Lie in April)|
|Haruna Itō||Yui Ishikawa||Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden), Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)|
|Mao Tsukuda||Makoto Koichi||Kufo (By the Grace of the Gods)|
|Sumire Suō||Tomoyo Kurosawa||Asuka Tsuchimiya (The Girl in Twilight)|
|Midori Soshizaki||Aoi Yūki||Kinako Nanobana (Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy)|
|Aya Shiratori||Shiho Kokido||Miki Ishimoto (Sekko Boys)|
|Eriko Tase||Yu Shimamura||Annie Leonhardt (Attack on Titan)|
|Makoto Miyasaka||Marina Yamada||Marina (Rainy Cocoa SideG)|
|Rui Kikuchi||Rena Maeda||Hanabi Kawai (Keijo!!!!!!!!)|
|Ayumi Kishi||Azumi Waki||Elmira (EX-ARM)|
|Saori Koshi||Misano Sakai||–|
|Noriko Okachimachi||Anzu Haruno||Mafuyu Hoshikawa|
Very similar to Haikyuu, the protagonist, Sumire Suo, has to team-up with her rival. It will be interesting to see how ‘competing against each other’ gradually turns into ‘depending on each other’ with each match.
However, a story revolving around a women’s team sets the anime apart from any other soccer anime we have seen before. And if you are tired of these male-dominated sports shows, Farewell, My Dear Cramer anime may turn out to be the perfect break for you.
About Farewell, My Dear Cramer
Naoshi Arakawa’s Farewell, My Dear Cramer is a manga about women’s association football. It is the main series to the prequel, Sayonara, Football.
The plot follows Nozomi Onda, as she goes to junior high school and faces even tougher challenges as a girl soccer player. Her rival, Midori offers her to join the same team. She meets other girls who are also equally talented at the sport.Originally Written By Epic Dope