Ice-Skating Medalist Anime reveals 1st PV and January 2025 debut.

Another beautiful day and another great anime news for you. Tsurumaikada’s Medalist Anime is all set to debut in January 2025 debut. Kadokawa released the first promotional video on Friday and the second Pv on Sunday revealing the additional cast members, staff, and show’s debut appearance on TV Asahi’s NUMAnimation programming block.

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Staff and Cast

Adapted from the Olympic ice-skating manga written and illustrated by Tsurumaikada, Yasutaka Yamamoto will direct the anime at ENGI. Jukki Hanada ( Sound! Euphonium) will handle the series composition along with the screenplay. Chinatsu Kameyama (Golden Time) will handle the character designs and Yuki Hayashi (Family Hunter) will compose the music for TV Anime.

Other staff include:

  • Chief Animation Director: Chinatsu Kameyama, Yosuke Ito
  • 3DCG Visual Director: Takayuki Toda
  • Color Design: Aiko Yamagami
  • Art Director: Yoko Nako
  • Director of Photography: Shinichi Komeya
  • Editor: Tomoki Nagasaka
  • Sound Director: Yuichi Imaizumi
  • Sound Effects: Kenji Koyama
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The anime features
Natsumi Haruse (Phantom of the Idol) as Inori Yuitsuka, Takeo Otsuka (Tower of God) as Tsukasa Akeuraji, Kana Ichinose (Golden Kamuy) as Hikaru Kamisaki and Yuma Uchida ( Fruit Basket) as Jun Yodaka.

Medalist Anime follows the story of Inori and Tsukasa sharing a common dream for ice skating. But the major difference lies in Tsukasa’s dreams that could never be fulfilled while he helps achieve Inori what he failed to do.

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Tsurmaikada’s manga began serialization in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon in May 2020.
Kodansha USA acquired the license for English publication.
Also, Medalist won the Next Manga Award in the print category in 2022.

Source: Medalist Anime Official Website


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