The winter 2020 original anime series Number24 has been moving along well with Funimation handling the simulcast for the series. But, as we’ve seen in just about every sector these days, there are changes ahead. The eleventh and twelfth episodes of the series are being delayed due to the Coronavrius affecting production. They’ve been rescheduled for an April 8th and April 15th, 2020 debut at 10:30 am ET for the Funimation simulcasts.
The series has Shigure Kimiya directing from an original idea by Kei Mori and MOVIC. Rika Nakase is working on the series composition while Saori Sakaguchi is handling the character designs by YukiKana.
The Japanese cast includes Kengo Kawanishi as Natsusa Yuzuki, Ryōta Suzuki as Seiichirō Jingyōji, Junichi Yanagita as Ibuki Ueoka, Shohei Komatsu as Yasunari Tsuru, Ayumu Murase as Yū Mashiro, Hinata Tadokoro as Gakuto Zaitsu, Shinnosuke Tachibana as Ikuto Yufu, Makoto Furukawa as Taisei Uchinashi, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Ethan Taylor, Sōma Saitō as Madoka Hongō, Kaito Ishikawa as Kazutaka Hongō, Kōhei Amasaki as Kotori Kureha, Gakuto Kajiwara as Shōta U, Atsushi Taniguchi as Sōsuke Yamada, Yūki Ishikari as Atomu Gotō, Ryūma Kuno as Pongsaklek Yunu, Shougo Yano as Takumi Hidaka, Daichi Kanbara as Toranoshin Higashizaka, Masanori Kobayashi as Yūki Koreeda, and Yūta Hayama as Shinya Ishigami.
— number24公式（オリジナルアニメ ナンバー・トゥー・フォー） (@number24_anime) March 11, 2020
🗣 Heads up, number24 fans!
Due to the coronavirus' effect on production capabilities, number24 episode 11 and 12 will be delayed.
Episode 11 will now launch on April 8 and episode 12 will launch on April 15, both at 10:30am ET. pic.twitter.com/pkpbiT9Zku
— Funimation (@FUNimation) March 11, 2020
Masanori Kobayashi is performing the opening theme song “Set” while there will be three different ending songs. Kengo Kawanishi and Ryōta Suzuki as set with “Kimi to Iru nara,” Kawanishi and Junichi Yanagita will perform “Comical Try!!,” while Kawanishi and Shōhei Komatsu will perform “Every Fight.”
Plot Concept: Natsusa Yuzuki expects to be an ace on the rugby team when he enrolls in college. However, he is no longer able to play rugby due to certain circumstances. Ibuki Ueoka is an older fellow student who quit rugby. Yasunari Tsuru is a younger student who finds Natsusa disagreeable. Yū Mashiro is a younger student who admires and follows Natsusa. Seiichirō Shingyō is Natsusa’s close childhood friend. Together, they compete in the Kansai university rugby league.