In North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and India, Crunchyroll will broadcast the television anime of Kokone Nata’s Play It Cool, Guys (Cool Doji Danshi) manga. This was announced on Thursday.
On October 10, TV Tokyo broadcast the anime’s debut.
Cast members are:
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Hayate Ichihara
- Kouki Uchiyama as Shun Futami
- Yuichiro Umehara as Takayuki Mima
- Shōya Chiba as Sōma Shiki
- Satomi Satou as Asami Futami
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Shiki Sōta
- Taku Yashiro as Kurosaki
- Kengo Takanashi as Akai
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Kida
- Kōhei Amasaki as Aoyama
- Haruka Shiraishi as Momo Momosaki
- Yō Taichi as Akane Kōno
- Makoto Furukawa as Motoharu Igarashi
(Pretty Guardian) Chiaki Kon The anime is directed by Junj Romantica (Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal, The Way of the Househusband, etc.) at Studio Pierrot. The series scripts are being overseen by Makoto Uezu (Assassination Classroom, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, Space Brothers), and Airi Taguchi (key animation for Children of the Sea, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? second season), who also serves as chief animation director, is in charge of character design. The soundtrack was written by Masato Nakayama (B-PROJECT, We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, You and Me.).
The opening theme music for the anime, “Seishun Kippu,” is sung by Mafumafu (Youth Ticket). The unit known as PICG performs the closing theme song “Flash!” as the four main protagonists, voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi, Kouki Uchiyama, Yuichiro Umehara, and Shya Chiba.
The manga is being published by Yen Press in full color, just like it was in Japan. According to the business, the following is how the tale is told:
There they are: a group of cool guys with that intimidating swag. However, let’s be honest—that isn’t the real them. They’re just a group of nerds who know exactly how to act. So grab some popcorn, relax, and enjoy seeing a bunch of lovable dudes attempt to look cool all day long. A hilarious collection of stories called Play It Cool, Guys features guys who are both cool and adorably goofy.
The comic by Nata first appeared on the Gangan Pixiv website in June 2019 and is still available today. In November, Square Enix released the fourth volume. The manga was listed as having the 16th most female readers in Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook for 2020. Also in 2019, the manga finished sixth in the “Web Manga General Election” held by pixiv and Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Inc.