Ryudai Ishizaka’s sports manga series Iwa Kakeru! -Climbing Girls-, and its sequel Iwa Kakeru!! -Try a new climbing- as been picked up for an anime. Macross 7 director Tetsuro Amino will helm the project.
Konomi Kasahara, shown in the teaser image, is the lead character who discovers the joys of rock climbing. She’s a puzzle fan and combines that talent with her physical strength to start climbing the ranks of the after school bouldering club.
It’s a pretty impressive cast.
Sumire Uesaka who voiced Karin Nanase in In/Spectre steps into the shoes of Konomi Kasahara.
Meanwhile Attack on Titan‘s Mikasa Ackerman voice actress Yui Ishikawa will play Jun Uehara.
Aina Suzuki will play Sayo Yotsuba. Fans of Love Live! Sunshine! will know Aina as Mari Ohara.
We also know that Miyu Tomita, who voiced Rizu Ogata from We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, will feature as Nonoaka Sugiura.
We’re still waiting to see whether this anime will be picked up for US or UK audiences, but sports animes are pretty popular right now and that cast will surely attract attention.
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