The live-streamed multimedia project for Bandai Namco Art, Bandai Namco Entertainment, and diomedea’s Futsal Boys anime has announced that it will be delayed until next year. The staff had first announced in August that they were delaying Futsal Boys from this year to sometime late next year. Saturdays’ live stream program, however, presented the first key visual for the anime. In the art, it shows the main leads for the Futsal Boys anime.
The Rules to the Futsal Boys Interactive Story
The cast for the Futsal Boys anime will also compete in the project’s first in-person tournament event at Tokyo’s Futsal Stage on December 29. There is a drawing until November 28 for free tickets to attend the event, as well as a planned live stream.
The multimedia project includes an anime, a smartphone game, and actual futsal matches between cast members. The catch to it all is that the results of the match affect the story of the anime and the app. Along with this news, the Futsal Boys game is also delayed to an unannounced release date. It is still listed to be released this year though.
The franchise’s story is set in a world years after the game of futsal skyrocketed to popularity. The football variant is similar to soccer but instead played indoors. The protagonist, Haru Yamoto is inspired by a Japanese futsal player named Tokinari Tennoji. As he watches his idol play, Haru joins Koyo Academy’s high school futsal team with the hopes of being like his idol.
The Futsal Boys anime story is credited as an original work. Mao Marita’s story also features character design artwork from different illustrators for each of the high school teams. Tomomi Ishikawa (Persona 5 the Animation) is in charge of adapting those character artworks into the final character designs. Shoji Yonemura (Fairy Tail, Pokemon, and Digimon Fusion) is credited for “story construction. Lastly, R.O.N (FLCL Alternative, FLCL Progressive) is in charge of the music.