Crunchyroll previously revealed the next in their line of Originals that they’re co-producing with the summer 2020 series The God of High School. With things still on track for a July debut, Crunchyroll has now revealed a July 6th, 2020 premiere for the series streaming. It’ll be made available to viewers in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
In addition to that, they rolled out a new key visual below along with a new trailer for it. They also confirmed that an English language dub is being produced and that they’ll be updating on that in the near future.
The property adapts the manhwa series of the same name by Yongje Park which began in 2014 on WEBTOONS. The series will be directed by Sunghoo Park with MAPPA handling the animation production. Manabu Akita is on board working on the character designs.
The previously announced Japanese cast includes:
- Tatsumaru Tachibana as Jin Mori – A sixteen-year-old whose taekwondo, which he learned from his grandfather, makes him undefeatable. Nothing is more important to him than being the best fighter of all, and his current record out of 299 fights is 297 wins and 2 draws. He decides to participate in the God of High School tournament, an interdisciplinary martial arts competition, after suffering the first loss of his life against Judge R, one of the tournament’s judges.
- Kentarō Kumagai as Han Daewi – One of the “Mad Cows,” a duo that once controlled the entire Gangnam area. He’s been working part-time jobs to pay the medical bills for his partner in the duo, who fell ill with an incurable disease, but the part-time work available to high schoolers is barely enough to cover the daily medical bills and won’t cover a cure. He joins GOH after being told that he can save his friend if he wins.
- Ayaka Ohashi as Yoo Mira – The 25th Master of the Moon Light Sword Style. She pretends to be a fragile high schooler, but she has the strength to easily overpower an entire group of delinquents in a fight. She prefers guys who are macho, because she’s been told that she needs to marry a man strong enough to help her resurrect her family’s sword style. For that reason, she’s participating in GOH to find a potential husband.
- Daisuke Namikawa as Park Mujin
- Tomokazu Sugita as Gang Manseok
- Yuki Kaida as Commissioner O
- Asami Tano as Commissioner P
- Kenji Hamada as Commissioner Q
- Chikahiro Kobayashi as Commissioner R
- Tomokazu Seki as Announcer T
KSUKE will perform the opening theme song “Contradiction feat. Tyler Carter” while the ending theme song is “WIN” by CIX. Crunchyroll notes that both songs are original works created specifically for the anime.
Plot Concept: This action-packed series follows a high schooler and his friends as they compete in an epic tournament, borrowing power directly from the gods and uncovering a mysterious organization along the way… With the promise of their heart’s deepest desires, motivating their tournament victory.