Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: March 11, 2021 at 1:06 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The previously-announced TV anime adaptation of Saizou Harawata and Miyako Kashiwa's "Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting (Deatte 5-byō de Battle)" manga series has revealed on Wednesday its key visual and first promotional video for the upcoming series along with the announcement of its cast and staff. The anime is scheduled to begin broadcasting on July 12, 2021.
It is animated by SynergySP and Vega Entertainment with Studio A-CAT handling the CG. The series is supervised by Chief director Meigo Naito and is directed by Nobuyoshi Arai. Touko Machida is writing the script, and Tomokatsu Nagasaku and Ikuo Yamakado are designing the characters.
The cast includes:
Ayumu Murase as Akira Shiroyanagi
Aimi as Yuri Amagake
Mayumi Shintani as Mion
Kazuya Nakai as Madoka Kirisaki
Yuichi Nakamura as Shin Kumagiri
Miyuri Shimabukuro as Ringo Tatara
Akari Kito as Yan
The series' original manga series was serialized in Shogakukan's manga app Manga One since August 2015. It is written by Saizou Harawata with illustrations by Miyako Kashiwa. As of March 2021, the manga has as been collected in sixteen tankōbon volumes and already exceeded 2 million copies in circulation as of November 2020.
Synopsis from MangaDex:
It was just a usual morning. Akira Shiroyanagi, a high schooler who loves games and Konpeito (Japanese sweets), is suddenly dragged into a battlefield by a mysterious girl who calls herself Mion. The participants are told that they are "erased from the family register, involved in an experiment, and have gained certain powers." Akira is determined to win the game with his newfound powers and destroy the organization. Armed with a power no one expects and his "brain" skills, a new era of intelligence battle of begins!
Source: Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting Official Twitter