Kodoani.com – The official website of the anime adaptation of the manga Oi! Tonbo (Hey! Tonbo) by Ken Kawasaki and Yū Furusawa has revealed information about the main cast, production staff, singers and airing date, which will begin in April on TV Tokyo, BS TV Tokyo, and other channels.
Rika Hayashi vai Tonbo Ōi
Hiroki Tōchi vai Kazuyoshi Igarashi
Director: Jin Gu Oh Screenplay: Mitsutaka Hirota Character designer: Akira Takeuchi Color artist: Naoto Kondō Art director: Kazuhiro Arai 3D director: Keita Hattori CG animation: SMDE Composition director photo: Tomoyuki Ishiyama Sound director: Masafumi Mima Music: Nobuko Toda
Broadcast date: April
Opening: “Habatake” (Spread Your Wings) – Sacre e Sole Ending: “Let’s Swing” – TOKYO GROOVE JYOSHI
Content: The story begins with Igarashi, a professional golfer who was eliminated from his career due to an incident and moved to the Tokara Islands of Kagoshima Prefecture to find peace. There he meets Tonbo, a girl who plays golf at a homemade course on the islands known as “Japan’s last wilderness.” The story revolves around the relationship between them and Tonbo’s secret.
The manga “Hey! Tonbo” was written by Ken Kawasaki and Yū Furusawa, and began serialization in Weekly Golf Digest magazine in August 2014. As of the time of announcement, 48 volumes have been published.