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'Mou Ippon!' releases trailer and main cast for TV anime in January 2023

The series follows the daily lives of four high school girls and their passion for judo.

By: Nicole S. Castro on April 27, 2022 at 17:25 PHT

A teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yu Muraoka's judo manga series Mou Ippon! (English: Ippon Again!)

The anime is scheduled to air in January 2023 and is produced by BAKKEN RECORD.

©︎Mou Ippon! PROJECT

The series focuses on best friends Michi Sonoda (CV: Ayasa Itō) and Sanae Takigawa (CV: Yukari Anzai), who, after their final judo tournament in junior high, continue to pursue their love of the sport in their new high school's judo club. In high school, they are joined by Towa Hiura (CV: Chiyuki Miura) and Anna Nagumo (CV: Nene Hieda).

Mou Ippon! (Japanese: もういっぽん!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yu Muraoka. It has been serialized in Akita Shoten's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion since October 2018. Volume 18 of the manga will go on sale in Japan starting May 6, 2022.


  • Original work: Yu Muraoka's "Mou Ippon!" (serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion)

  • Director: Ken Ogiwara

  • Series composition: Aya Satsuki

  • Character design/Animation director: Airi Takegawa

  • Music: Shun Narita

  • Music production: Pony Canyon

  • Animation production: BAKKEN RECORD

Source: Mou Ippon! official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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