The new key visual from Extreme Hearts today. Photo credit: Extreme Hearts Official

More details about the upcoming anime Extreme Hearts from the creator of Nanoha came out this past weekend at AnimeJapan 2022, including a new key visual and a new preview trailer for the series, as well as a confirmed release date. The series is the first project that Masaki Tsuzuki has worked on since 2018, marking 4 years since his last project. In interviews, he said he put his heart and soul into creating the concept.

The release date of Extreme Hearts is July 9, 2022.

An Extreme Hearts preview trailer for the series was released today, which you can watch below:

What is Extreme Hearts about?

The description for Extreme Hearts is as follows:

This is a story set in a future that takes place just after our present.

By using supporting items called ‘Extreme Gear’, the sports played with them are called ‘Extreme Sports’ making them a very popular hobby from kids to adults and everyone in between. Hiyori Hayama, a high school singer with no intention or experience of playing High-Pass Sports, gets caught up in the scene after a chance encounter leads to a certain incident.

“This is the story of how we met the best friends we would ever have.”

Additional details behind the series are sparse, but it’s clear that the series also strays into idol territory, with our main character taking the stage. It is possible that these stage segments are along the lines of Uma Musume, where the girls sing as a celebration for winning a race or participating in an event. However, we don’t know much about what these Extreme Sports will be yet!

A new key visual for the anime was also released at AnimeJapan 2022, which you can see below:

Who is the staff behind the series?

As mentioned earlier, the creator of Nanoha, Masaki Tsuzuki, is the creator behind the show. He will also serve as the main screenwriter. Junji Nishimura, a man who has worked on too many series to list, will serve as director, while Issei Aragaki, the character designer behind the Nanoha cast members, will be the lead character designer for Extreme Hearts.

Oddly enough, the studio for the series hasn’t been announced yet. It’s also difficult to estimate who will be tackling animation for the series, given the long working histories and studio hopping of both Masaki and Nishimura.

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