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Trailer Unveils October Premiere, More Cast & Staff for “Iwa-Kakeru! Sports Climbing Girls” TV Anime

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A new sport is getting its own anime, and this time it’s competitive wall-climbing! A new trailer was just released for the wall-climbing-themed TV anime series Iwa-Kakeru! – Sports Climbing Girls –, and it reveals the show’s October 2020 premiere as well as more cast and staff. Check out the trailer here!

Previously-announced cast members are:

·        Sumire Uesaka (BanG Dream’s Chisato Shirasagi) as lead character Konomi Kasahara

·        Yui Ishikawa (Attack on Titan’s Mikasa Ackerman) as Jun Uehara

·        Aina Suzuki (Love Live! Sunshine!!’s Ohara Mari) as Sayo Yotsuba

·        Miyu Tomita (After School Dice Club’s Midori) as Nonoaka Sugiura

The new cast members are:

·        Mikako Komatsu (Ajin’s Izumi Shimomura) as Chinari Iwamine

·        Sachi Kokuryu (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphan’s Azee Gurumin) as Chigusa Kumagai

·        Chihiro Ueda (Karakuri Circus’ Masaru Saiga) as Masumi Fujita

·        Daria Midou (High Score Girl’s Chihiro Onizuka) as Rina Samura

·        Machico (Uma Musume: Pretty Derby’s Tokai Teio) as Kurea Ooba

·        Yukari Tamura (Black Butler’s Elizabeth Ethel Cordelia Midford) as Anne Kurusu

The anime series will be directed by Tetsuro Amino (Macross 7), with Touko Machida (Lucky Star) in charge of series scripts. Character design will be done by Frontier One’s Yoshihiro Watanabe (The Testament of Sister New Devil) and music composition will be done by Tsubasa Ito.

Additional staff members announced are:

·        Art design: Maho Takahashi

·        Art director: Tomoyasu Hosoi

·        Color key artist: Yukiko Ario

·        Editing: Kazuhiro Nii

·        Compositing director of photography: Yuuko Kamahara

·        Sound director: Takatoshi Hamano

The series will be animated by studio BLADE, with Wit Studio and Studio Massket co-producing.

Iwa-Kakeru! – Sports Climbing Girls – is a web manga series written by Ryuudai Ishizaka. The story centers on first-year high school student Konomi Kasahara, who since junior high school has trained her mind through various puzzle games. An encounter with her new high school’s climbing wall and its competitive climbing team changes her life.

As a seemingly added bonus to the series, next year’s Tokyo Olympics will, for the first time ever, include wall-climbing as an official event.

Source: Anime News Network

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