It was announced that Kamiki Ryuunosuke, Shimono Hiro, and Kaji Yuuki will be participating in “Anime × Paralympic: Who is Your Hero?” No. 12 as voice actors. The program will be broadcast on BS1 from 5:50 p.m. on April 25, 2021.
“Anime × Paralympic: Who is Your Hero?” is a program in which well-known manga artists and anime directors get together to promote parasports through amusing characters and a rich story.
The theme of No. 12 is “Para Table Tennis”. The anime is a collaboration with the novel “Team Futari”, written by Yoshino Mariko and drawn by Miyao Kazutaka, which was assigned as a book for the 2008 National Book Report Contest.
Two years have passed since the story of “Team Futari”, Daichi and Jun team up again in junior high. During the practice, the two meet professional player Iwabuchi as a high school student and start to play a game with him. Daichi and Jun notice the harness on his left leg and…
An actual Japanese para table tennis player, Iwabuchi Kouyou, will appear in the story. Kamiki Ryuunosuke will play Iwabuchi as a high school student, Shimono Hiro and Kaji Yuuki will play Daichi and Jun from “Team Futari”.
We have received comments from the three cast members.
“Anime × Paralympic: Who is Your Hero?” No. 12 “Para Table Tennis” will be broadcast on BS1 from 5:50 p.m. on April 25, 2021.
The anime will give you vigor and strength.
We all have “hero” figures we look up to surrounding us. I myself felt the power from the people around me and would like to thank them for it.
I always had an interest in parasports, and was grateful to be able to perform with Kaji-kun and Kamiki-san! After performing, I found out how the passion and sense of speed are the same as any other sport. I’ve loaded my performance with what I felt through the production.
I believe this anime can introduce parasports to many people, including anime fans and sports fans. I myself received much courage and energy from the show.
(C) Yoshino Mariko, Miyao Kazutaka / Gakken Plus / NHK