11th ‘Ikebukuro West Gate Park’ Anime Episode Previewed
With thirteen novels to its name, an anime adaptation of Ira Ishida’s series Ikebukuro West Gate Park is set for an October 6th, 2020 debut. The official site is getting the promotion side of things bringing out our first look at the eleventh episode which is set for a December 15th, 2020 debut. Check it out below as well as all our images from the series so far.
Funimation is handling the same-day simulcast where it’ll be open to viewers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Additionally, it’ll also be available in Australia and New Zealand on AnimeLab, and in France, Germany, Scandinavia, and Russia on Wakanim.
Tomoaki Koshida is set to direct based on the series composition by Fumihiko Shimo. Junichiro Taniguchi is on board as the character designer with Doga Kobo handling the animation production.
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.
THE PINBALLS will perform the opening theme song “ニードルノット” while INNOSENT in FORMAL will handle the ending theme song with “after song.”
Plot Concept: Based on a series of urban mystery novels (and their live-action adaptation), IWGP follows the coolheaded Makoto as he navigates the pressures of an encroaching gang life in the G-Boys due to his friend, King, being a leader.
Makoto sees an opportunity to become a troubleshooter for the gang as a way to keep things calm and protect his friends, but when someone close to him is killed and a rival gang kicks off a turf war, Makoto will find it a bit tough to stay cool.
Chris has been writing about anime, manga, movies and comics for well on twenty years now. He began AnimeOnDVD.com back in 1998 and has covered nearly every anime release that’s come out in the US ever since.