Fuji TV’s Noitamina animation block recently held a livestream event where it announced that Eto Mori’s DIVE!!, a light novel series about a bishonen diving team, is getting a TV anime adaptation for July. The anime’s official website has launched revealing the first visual, cast, staff and promotional video.
The first unveiled cast member is Yuuki Kaji (Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan) who will voice the main character Tomoki Sakai.
The leading members of the production staff include:
- Director: Kaoru Suzuki (Hellsing, Pupipo!)
- Script Supervisor: Touko Machida (Lucky☆Star, Kore wa Zombie desu ka?)
- Original Character Designer: Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!, DanMachi)
- Animation Studio: ZERO-G (Battery, Piace: Watashi no Italian)
Here is the first promotional video for DIVE!!:
DIVE!! is a sports bishonen light novel series written by Eto Mori. There are a total of 4 volumes of the novel that were published by Kodansha from 2005 till 2007. Following the novel, Mori produced a manga adaptation of the series alongside artist Masahiro Ikeno. The manga ran from 2007 until 2008 for a total of 5 compiled volumes, under Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine. The series also inspired a live action film adaptation in 2008.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
The series revolves around the Mizuki Diving Club (MDC), which is on the verge of closing down after having financial troubles. The club’s new coach persuades the club’s parent company to stay open on one condition: that the club sends one of its members to next year’s olympics as part of Japan’s olympic team.
A TV anime adaptation of DIVE!! is currently in production for a July 2017 broadcast, during the Summer 2017 anime season.Additional information about the series will be revealed at a later date.
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