We learned in September 2018 that the mobile app game Stand My Heroes is on track for an anime adaptation that’s going to land as part of the fall 2019 season. With Funimation having picked up the series for streaming, the Japanese side has now updated ahead of its October 7th, 2019 debut with a new promotional video and a new key visual to ramp up interest.
Hideyo Yamamoto is directing based on the scripts by Sayaka Harada. Yuki Takayama is on board with the character designs while M.S.C. is handling the animation production. The cast from the game reprising their roles for the adaptation.
The Japanese cast includes Tomokazu Sugita as Itsuki Aoyama, Daisuke Namikawa as Shun Imaoji, Tomoaki Maeno as Daisuke Seki, Kousuke Toriumi as Satoru Watabei, Yuuki Kaji as Haru Natsume, Natsuki Hanae as Kōtarō Yui, Tomohito Takatsuka as Sōsei Arakida, Tetsuya Kakihara as Tsukasa Asagiri, Takuya Eguchi as Yō Hattori, Yoshitaka Yamaya as Natsuki Kanno, Yusuke Shirai as Takaomi Hiyama, Seiichirō Yamashita as Aki Kagura, Taku Yashiro as Keita Maki, Yūma Uchida as Hatori Ōtani, Kōtarō Nishiyama as Kyōsuke Tsuzuki, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Makoto Tsuzuki, Daiki Yamashita as Yamazaki Kaname, Yoshiki Nakajima as Kōya Kirishima, Chiharu Sawashiro as Sōma Kujō, Yuichiro Umehara as Gō Miyase, and Toshiki Masuda as Kiyoshi Shindō.
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— 【アニメ】スタンドマイヒーローズ 公式 (@myhero_anime) October 3, 2019
Game Concept: The otome puzzle game for female players is set in modern Tokyo at Matori, the narcotics control unit of investigators under the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The protagonist, who has the unique trait of drugs having no effect on her, ends up working in the unit. She scouts personnel from investigators, idols, writers, genius high school students, top designers, butlers, underground doctors, and others to form teams of modern ikemen heroes for different missions.