Tsukasa Ooshima’s legendary soccer manga, Shoot!, which has sold 50 million copies, is getting an original TV anime this coming July. It has 33 volumes in circulation and originally ran from 1990 to 2003 in Weekly Shounen Magazine.
In 1993, Ooshima’s manga received a TV anime adaptation called Aoki Densetsu Shoot! Now, the sports manga is getting another TV anime adaptation, which will be called Shoot! Goal to the Future.
The official website of the upcoming original anime released a teaser promotional video (PV) on January 4 at 18:00 (JST).
Check out the teaser PV below:
Shoot! follows the narrative of renowned soccer coach Atsushi Kamiya (voiced by Yūichirō Umehara) and Hideto Tsuji (voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi), a student at Kakegawa High School. Hideto loses interest in soccer due to his team’s weakened power. However, things begin to change when the two individuals meet.
When asked to share a few words about the upcoming TV anime, Kobayashi said that he enjoyed reading Ooshima’s work and couldn’t wait to be part of the project to bring it to life. He tells his fans that he will do his best to bring the original’s passion to life.
On the other hand, Umehara shares that he’s honored and happy to be part of the team. He tells his fans that whether they play soccer or not, they’re sure to enjoy Shoot! In addition, he hopes that people will become more passionate about soccer, especially since the World Cup will be held this year.
“Do you like soccer?” This is the central question countlessly repeated in Ooshima’s soccer manga. More information regarding the anime adaption will be released in the following months. If you want to stay updated on the news, you can check out their official Twitter account.
Source: Comic Natalie