Play it Cool, Guys is set to premiere on October 10, 2022, the Fall anime season.
The news was revealed on September 7, when a trailer PV for the Cool Doji Danshi anime adaptation was released.
The show will debut on TV Tokyo and AT-X on October 10 and on BS11 on October 13, 2022.
The Cool Doji Danshi anime adaptation was first announced back in April 2022, whereupon the main cast and staff were revealed. It was also announced at the time that the anime is scheduled to air in two cours beginning in October 2022, with an episode duration of 15 minutes.
The trailer PV introduces the main cast of characters as they try to live their daily lives. It also reveals and previews the OP theme song of Play it Cool, Guys, “Seishun Kippu” (“Youth Ticket”) by Mafumafu.
The trailer also reveals eight additional casts of characters. These include:
- Satomi Satou as Asami Futami
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Sota Shiki
- Taku Yashiro as Kurosaki
- Kengo Takanashi as Akai
- Seiichiro Yamashita as Kida
- Kouhei Amasaki as Aoyama
- Haruka Shiraishi as Momo Momozaki
- You Taichi as Akane Benino
Here is the trailer PV released by the production team on the Avex pictures Youtube channel:
The Play it Cool, Guys cast and staff
The main cast of the anime includes:
- Chiaki Kobayashi (Askeladd in Vinland Saga) as Hayate Ichikura
- Kouki Uchiyama (Meruem in Hunter x Hunter) as Shun Futami
- Yuuichirou Umehara (Goblin Slayer as Goblin Slayer) as Takayuki Mima
- Shouya Chiba (Ayanokoji in Classroom of the Elite) as Souma Shiki
Chiaki Kon is directing the anime at Studio Pierrot. Makoto Uezu is in charge of the series scripts. Airi Taguchi is designing the characters and is also serving as the chief animation director. Masato Nakayama is composing the music.
Here is the key visual released by the production team:
More about Play it Cool, Guys
The Play it Cool, Guys anime, also known in Japan as Cool Doji Danshi, is based on the web manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Kokone Nata.
It started as a series of illustrations published on the author’s Twitter account on May 11, 2018. Those illustrations became so popular that they inspired the author to draw a manga that went along with the original characters.
The manga has been serialized on the Pixiv website since February 2019. Four tankoubon volumes have been released by Square Enix under its Gangan Comics Pixiv imprint to date.
For more information on the series, check out the official Play it Cool, Guys anime website.