Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: April 4, 2020 at 11:49 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official website of Lawson Entertainment's HMV&BOOKS online has listed the TV anime adaptation project for Naoshi Arakawa's "Farewell, My Dear Cramer (Sayounara, Watashi no Cramer)" manga series with 13 episodes. The information was posted on the anime's Blu-ray and DVD listing which also revealed that the episodes will be distributed across four volumes. The aniime is scheduled to begin its broadcast in April 2021 on Japan's Tokyo MX and other channels.
The new TV anime series is animated by LIDEN FILMS and is directed by Seiki Takuno with Natsuko Takahashi serving as the scriptwriter. The character designs is handled by Yoriko Ito and music is composed by Masaru Yokoyama. The anime will adapt the main story of the manga series "Farewell, My Dear Cramer" which takes place in high school. It is expected to run in a regular length season.
The movie which is titled "Farewell, My Dear Cramer: First Touch" will premiere on June 11 and will adapt the previous two-volume "Sayonara, Football" manga series which followed Nozomi in junior high school. The staff for the TV anime series is handling the film production with TOEI Animation distributing the film.
The cast of both TV anime and film includes Miyuri Shimabukuro as Nozomi Onda, Shion Wakayama as Sawa Echizen, Kouki Uchiyama as Tetsuji Yamada, Ryota Ohsaka as Kaoru Takei, Ryoko Shiraishi as Junpei Onda, Koji Yusa as Kōzō Sameji, and Shimba Tsuchiya as Yasuaki Tani.
The manga series written by Naoshi Arakawa was serialized last May 2016. Kodansha comics described the manga series as:
With no soccer accomplishments to speak of during the entirety of Sumire Suo's junior high school years, the young wing gets an odd offer. Suo's main rival, Midori Soshizaki, invites her to join up on the same team in high school, with a promise that she'll never let Suo “play alone.” It's an earnest offer, but the question is whether Suo will take her up on it. Thus the curtain opens on a story that collects an enormous cast of individual soccer-playing personalities!
Arakawa's famous tear-jerker anime series "Your Lie in April" manga inspired a 22-episode television anime series that premiered in October 2014.