The folks at Aniplex Japan teased a new anime project during the summer of 2021 with Fanfare of Adolescence. We didn’t get a lot of details at first but things have been slowly coming in here and there for it. With an April 2nd, 2022 premiere behind it, the second episode is coming up on April 9th, 2022 and the official site has rolled out a preview for it below. Being an Aniplex show, the YouTube videos are region locked so we have the Tweet for it.
Crunchyroll will be simulcasting it with it being made available to audiences in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
The series is directed by Makoto Kato and character designs by Hiro Kanzaki. Lay-duce is on board for the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Natsuki Hanae as Amane Grace, Shougo Yano as Yū Arimura, Shimba Tsuchiya as Shun Kanami, Yojiro Itokawa as Shuki Kyoriki, Tatsumaru Tachibana as Sojiro Sakuraba, Inori Minase as Eri Shimotsuki, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Hayato Hosho, Chiaki Kobayashi as Kota Maki, Takahiro Sakurai as Yutaka Asahi, Hiroki Touchi as Kazuo Nohira, Lynn as Tako Kitami, Masako Katsuki as Naoko Saionji, Daisuke Namikawa as Yoshihisa Kuji, Shōya Kimata as Kōsei Nambara, and Shōsei Ōhira as Masaki Azuma.
The series has set JO1 for the opening theme song “Move The Soul” while SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] with Junki Kōno and Shō Yonashiro will perform the ending theme song “Outsiders.”
Plot Concept: The story takes place at a horse racing academy that trains boys to become jockeys. The three-year academy is very competitive, and those who wish to enter must not only pass an academic test but a physical and fitness test as well. Yū Arimura is a former popular idol who becomes enamored with horse racing after seeing it for the first time, and wants to join the academy. Shun Kanami was raised on an island, and only experienced horse races through radio broadcasts growing up. Amane comes from a high-class family in England, and his father is a former jockey. Amane has previously attended horse racing academies in various countries. The show follows these three 15-year-old boys at the academy.
— オリジナルTVアニメ『群青のファンファーレ』公式アカウント (@fanfare_anime) April 2, 2022
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