With thirteen novels to its name, an anime adaptation of Ira Ishida’s series Ikebukuro West Gate Park was announced last year. The adaptation has Doga Kobo producing the animation for it but no other details were revealed at the time. Now, the official site has updated with a July 2020 debut and the staff and cast for it. Tomoaki Koshida is set to direct based on the series composition by Fumihiko Shimo. Junichiro Taniguchi is on board as the character designer.
The initial casting includes Kentarō Kumagai as Makoto, Kouki Uchiyama as Takashi, and Reiō Tsuchida as Kyōichi.
A manga adaptation was previously licensed and saw some release through Digital Manga Publishing back in 2004.
Plot Concept: The story focuses around the 21-year-old Makoto, a cool and level headed member of the G-boys gang. Makoto, talented with defusing tense situations and keeping his friends out of harm’s way possibly stumbles into more than he can handle. Is Makoto really in over his head? His new girlfriend’s just been found murdered and a turf war is escalating between the two rival gangs.