At the beginning of March, we shared the news that Masafumi Nishida was teaming up with the brilliance of Studio MAPPA to bring his new creation, the water polo anime RE-MAIN to life. Today, we get our first real look at the upcoming series via the anime’s first trailer, and I have to say, it is looking really good.
The name Masafumi Nishida might sound familiar to you because he played a key role as the head writer in Sunrise’s Tiger & Bunny. For the new project, he will be taking the helm of chief director, series script supervisor, audio director, and scriptwriter for every episode (talk about wearing a lot of hats). The announcement came with a brief synopsis of the story:
In the winter of his third year of junior high school, the main character Minato Kiyomizu quit playing water polo after a particular incident, but starts playing water polo with his friends again at his new high school. However, the less than good water polo club is faced with a variety of difficulties.
The trailer for RE-MAIN also revealed four new characters that will be part of the story.
- Soma Saito as Shugo Amihama
- Makoto Furukawa as Takekazu Ejiri
- Tasuku Hanataka as Yutaka Babayaro Inomata
- Daisuke Hirose as Yoshiharu Ushimado
Water polo anime RE-MAIN is slated to hit Japanese airwaves this year.