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'Play It Cool, Guys' releases teaser for TV anime in October 2022

The teaser for Play It Cool, Guys introduces the four handsome guys and their cool way of covering up their clumsy mistakes.

By: Nicole S. Castro on April 22, 2022 at 17:23 PHT

Kokone Nata's comedy manga Cool Doji Danshi (English: Play It Cool, Guys) has announced a TV anime for October 2022, to be animated by Studio Pierrot under the direction of Chiaki Kon (Naruto: Shippuden, Junjō Romantica, The World's Greatest First Love).

©︎Play It Cool, Guys PROJECT

Play It Cool, Guys is a comedy and slice of life series featuring handsome guys who are actually clumsy deep inside and their attempts to save face when they make adorable mistakes.

Below is the teaser video introducing the main cast.


  • Hayate Ichikura (CV: Chiaki Kobayashi)

  • Shun Futami (CV: Kōki Uchiyama)

  • Takayuki Mima (CV: Yūichirō Umehara)

  • Souma Shiki (CV: Shōya Chiba)


  • Original work: Kokone Nata's "Play it Cool, Guys" (serialized in Square Enix's Gangan pixiv)

  • Director: Chiaki Kon

  • Series composition: Makoto Uezu

  • Character design/Chief animation director: Eri Taguchi

  • Music: Masato Nakayama

  • Animation production: Studio Pierrot

Source: Play It Cool, Guys 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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