A new original anime series was announced and detailed pretty well with Kawagoe Boys Sing. The project at the start of March 2023 revealed the main staff, cast, and a key visual below as the site and social have launched. We learned in July that the show was set with an October 2023 premiere which was useful as we didn’t even have a year set for it until then.
With the series having seen an October 9th, 2023 premiere date, the Japanese side is doing a new bit of promotion for it with the streaming of the insert song from the sixth episode. The song is Now or Never” as performed by the main cast.
The show has Jun Matsumoto directing it from the scripts overseen by the “Kawagoe School Literary Club.” Haru Watanabe is adapting the original designs by Ebimo with Telecom Animation Film handling the production side.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Haruo Hibiki\
- Shotaro Uzawa as Tenshi Dei (a.k.a Danbocchi)
- Reiō Tsuchida as Hiroshi Yazawa (a.k.a. Ei-chan)
- Yūki Obara as Shuji Shiratori (a.k.a. Tori-chan)
- Nao Nakanishi as Kaito Kobashi (a.k.a. IT)
- Makoto Kaneko as Shizuo Barato (a.k.a. Otome)
- Subaru Kimura as Jin Adachi
- Yoji Ikuta as Kō Hyūga
- Yuri Ise as Shin Hyūga
- Shouta Hayama as Tomo Hakase (a.k.a. Hakase)
- Kazumasa Fukagawa as Curtis Suzuki (a.k.a. Magic)
- Hayato Dojima as Michiru Morimura
- Mika Doi as Arisa Hibki
- Aya Suzaki as Rika Iijima
- Tatsumaru Tachibana as Zen Koarashi
Plot Concept: “Sing in front of people, for me…”, I want to do it but I can’t. The former member of the choir, Dei Tenshi, has shut himself inside of “Danbocchi”, which is set in his house, and has been quietly singing alone. The former orchestra conductor Haruo Hibiki suddenly appeared in front of Tenshi, who was having his normal school day routine. Tenshi’s ordinary everyday life went into total chaos after he met Haruo…!
Haruo was an up-and-coming conductor once, but he was kicked out of the orchestra because of his problematic nature. He was given an opportunity to come back to the orchestra again only if he can achieve certain conditions. The condition was to make a choir club to win the first prize of the “national boys choir competition” with a new set of boys from Kawagoe School. Tenshi and other boys were pushed to join the choir club due to the strong pressure, passion and ego from Haruo.
Haruo has a serious personality disorder, is childish, can’t read people, and can’t help but saying nasty things to others. The new members of the choir have a tough time dealing with Haruo, but they also start to be fascinated by Haruo’s coaching skills and are drawn into the world of choir.
After encountering the numerous strong opponents in the competition, how will Kawagoe School boys choir club succeed to be the no.1 at the competition?! The comedy with energetic youth with many soulful choir songs starts.