The fall 2022 anime adaptation of the Cool Doji Danshi manga from Kokone Nata with Play It Cool, Guys is getting its home video releases handled by Avex Pictures in Japan. The series is done as half-length episodes and with a two-cour plan. The first cour of twelve episodes is now set for a March 31st, 2022 release where it’ll be in one set where the DVD is priced at 17,000 yen and the Blu-ray at 18,000 yen. On-disc extras include the clean theme songs while the pack-in extras include a new manga and an event priority application ticket.
With the first cour release out, the second cour has now been scheduled for a June 30th, 2023 release where the DVD and Blu-ray releases will mirror the first season.
The series was directed by Chiaki Kon and based on the series scripts overseen by Makoto Uezu. Airi Taguchi is handling the character designs and serving as the chief animation director with Studio Pierrot handling the production.
The Japanese cast includes Chiaki Kobayashi as Hayate Ichihara, Kouki Uchiyama as Shun Futami, Yuichiro Umehara as Takayuki Mima, Shōya Chiba as Sōma Shiki, Satomi Satou as Asami Futami, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Shiki Sōta, Taku Yashiro as Kurosaki, Kengo Takanashi as Akai, Seiichirō Yamashita as Kida, Kōhei Amasaki as Aoyama, Haruka Shiraishi as Momo Momosaki, Yō Taichi as Akane Kōno, and Makoto Furukawa as Motoharu Igarashi.
The ending theme song is bringing together Chiaki Kobayashi, Kouki Uchiyama, Yuichiro Umehara, and Shōya Chiba, as a unit named PICG that will perform the song “Flash!” as their characters.
The manga from Kokone Nata began in 2019 and is published by Square Enix with four volumes out so far in Japan. Yen Press releases the manga in English.
Plot Concept: Enter: a bunch of cool guys who look like they got that unapproachable swag. But let’s be real—that’s not the true them. They’re just a bunch of dorks who’ve got the act down pat. So sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy watching a bunch of goofy guys try to look cool all day every day. Play It Cool, Guys is a fun collection of stories featuring guys that are equal parts cool and equal parts adorably awkward.
[Source: Play It Cool]