Eternal Boys Episode 1 sneak peek: Meet Kentaro Sanada

Eternal Boys’ Kentaro Sanada. Pic credit: Liden Films

Eternal Boys, the upcoming “mature idol project” TV anime, has revealed several visuals of Episode 1, titled “Reemployment” (unofficial translation).

Eikyuu Shounen Episode 1 introduces one of the 6 main characters, Kentaro Sanada (image on top), whose company goes bankrupt. Mr. Sanada decides to apply for a new job with Manpuku Talent Production.

Not suspecting anything unusual, poor Kentaro sets off to a training session, only to discover that he is expected to perform on stage as a member of Eternal Boys, a mature idol project. His reaction is priceless, too:

Kentaro Sanada discovers he is expected to perform on stage. Pic credit: Liden Films

Eternal Boys comprises six middle-aged men, each one with a unique background and societal grudge.

The TV anime will premiere on Fuji TV on October 11, 2022, Animax on October 15, 2022, and BS Fuji on October 18, 2022. Eternal Boys will stream early via Fuji TV on Demand on September 26, 2022.

The Eternal Boys anime cast and staff

The Eternal Boys (永久少年, Eikyū Shōnen) TV anime was announced in March 2022.

The main cast and staff were announced on August 17, alongside the first trailer PV.

migmi is directing the series at Liden Films, with Kimiko Ueno and Seiko Asai handling series composition and character design, respectively. ma2 is serving as the original character designer, while Yukari Hashimoto is composing the music.

Manpuku Geinō Production is providing the original concept, with King Records dealing with the theme song composition.

Meet the boys: the willing and unwilling members of the Eternal Boys mature idol project. Pic credit: Liden Films

The main cast members (Eternal Boys) include:

  • Daisuke Hirakawa — Kentaro Sanada
  • Jun Fukuyama — Haru Asai
  • Katsuyuki Konishi — Naoki Ishida
  • Daisuke Namikawa — Tsuyoshi Imagawa
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa — Daisuke Yamanaka
  • Nozomu Sasaki — Makoto Kakizaki
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The supporting cast members who were revealed in September include Yuuko Noichi as Fukuko Manda, Hiroki Tochi as Nicolai Asakura, Haruka Chisuga as Pepechan, and Yumiri Hanamori as Ren Ukita.

Eternal Boys Gentlemen and Story of Love
Concept art for male idol bands Gentlemen and Story of Love. Pic credit: Liden Films

On September 19, additional cast members voicing other male idol bands were announced, as follows:

Gentlemen:

  • Takuma Terashima — Etsuro Aizome 
  • Jun Kasama — Renji Ii 
  • Shoutarou Morikubo — Sawao Soda 
  • KENN — Ui Hakosaka

Story of Love:

  • Keisuke Koumoto — Nobunaga Odagiri 
  • Chiaki Kobayashi — Soki Azuma
  • Haruki Ishiya — Chika Higashijujo 
  • Shuugo Nakamura — Kento Takanashi 
  • Shun Horie — Sakura Kagurazaka 
  • Arthur Lounsbery — Junjie Lin 

The Eternal Boys manga & spin-off novel

A manga adaptation based on the Eternal Boys anime’s concept premiered in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Gene magazine on April 15, 2022. 

In March, it was revealed that the Eternal Boys anime series will be getting a spin-off novel by coly.

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