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    Mikako Komatsu Performs Ending Theme for New Soccer Anime

    The official website for the Farewell, My Dear Cramer, anime revealed on Sunday that that Mikako Komatsu will perform the television anime’s ending theme song “Kuyashii koto wa Kettobase.” Additionally, Aika Kobayashi will perform the opening theme song “Ambitious Goal.” This is great news, as we’ve been covering the show closely since its announcement.

    Naoshi Arakawa released the Farewell, My Dear Cramer manga in May 2016. Kodansha Comics is simultaneously releasing the English manga digitally with its Japanese counterpart.  

    Kodansha also plans to release the manga in print. The company describes the manga:

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    With no soccer accomplishments to speak of during the entirety of Sumire Suo’s junior high school years, the young wing gets an odd offer. Suo’s main rival, Midori Soshizaki, invites her to join up on the same team in high school, with a promise that she’ll never let Suo “play alone.” It’s an earnest offer, but the question is whether Suo will take her up on it. Thus, the curtain opens on a story that collects an enormous cast of individual soccer-playing personalities!

    Farewell, My Dear Cramer manga visual.

    The cast of Farewell, My Dear Cramer includes: Miyuri Shimabukuro as Nozomi Onda, Shion Wakayama as Sawa Echizen, Kouki Uchiyama as Tetsuji Yamada, Ryota Ohsaka as Kaoru Takei, Ryoko Shiraishi as Junpei Onda, Koji Yusa as Kōzō Sameji, Shimba Tsuchiya as Yasuaki Tani, and Tomoyo Kurosawa as Sumire Suō.

    There’s also: Aoi Yūki as Midori Soshizaki, Shiho Kokido as Aya Shiratori, Yu Shimamura as Eriko Tase, Marina Yamada as Makoto Miyasaka, Rena Maeda as Rui Kikuchi, Azumi Waki as Ayumi Kishi, Misano Sakai as Saori Koshi, Anzu Haruno as Noriko Okachimachi and Rena Hasegawa as Karina Kakogawa.

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    The cast list continues with Yuko Kaida as Naoko Nо̄mi, Junichi Suwabe as Gо̄ro Fukatsu, Saori Hayami as Mizuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa as Haruna Itō, Makoto Koichi as Mao Tsukuda, Yui Makino as Chika Kirishima, Aika Kobayashi as Yū Tenma, Hiroko Kiso as Alice Adatara, Nichika Omori as Kei Hanabusa, and last but not least, Takaya Kuroda as Eiken Asuka.

    Farewell, My Dear Cramer Full Cast. Courtesy of LIDEN FILMS and Toei

    Farewell, My Dear Cramer, will premiere in Japan on April 4. There is no news as to whether Crunchyroll or Funimation will stream the anime.

    The anime also has a film component titled, Eiga Sayonara Watashi no Cramer First Touch that will premiere in Japan early this summer.  The film’s story will adapt the Sayonara, Football prequel manga.

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    Visual From Farewell, My Dear Cramer First Touch PV. Courtesy of LIDEN FILMS and Toei

    Toei is distributing the film. Aika Kobayashi is performing the film’s theme song “Sora wa Dare ka no Mono Ja Nai.”

    Seiki Takuno is directing the TV series and film at LIDEN FILMS, and Natsuko Takahashi writing the script. Eriko Itō is designing the characters, and Masaru Yokoyama, who worked on series like Your Lie in April and Fruits Basket, is composing the music for Farewell, My Dear Cramer .

    Sources: Farewell, My Dear Cramer anime’s websiteMoCa News, Anime News Network Encyclopedia

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