The Mou Ippon! (Ippon Again!) The anime’s release date has been confirmed for January 2023, the Winter 2023 anime season. The announcement included an Ippon Again! trailer.
The news was verified in the 32nd issue of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion magazine.
Yu Muraoka wrote and drew the Japanese manga series Mou Ippon! Since October 2018, it has been published in Weekly Shonen Champion, Akita Shoten’s shonen manga magazine.
The Manga has 17 tankobon volumes available in Japan. From May 6, 2022, volume 18 of the manga will be available in Japan.
We received a beautiful new key visual and a teaser video, featuring both the Mou Ippon! key visual and trailer with stunning art style.
Again Ippon! anime release date and more
Japanese animation studio BAKING RECORD is producing the anime, which will premiere in January 2023.
As part of this announcement, the official website for the upcoming anime has also been launched.
The women’s judo anime, one of many sports anime to come, is based on Yu Muraoka’s manga.
A short teaser trailer for the TV anime adaptation has been revealed. Watch the Mou Ippon teaser trailer
The anime is still almost a year away from release so there isn’t much to see right now, but what we do see is beautiful.
Takeru Ogiwara (Episode Director of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) directs the Mou Ippon! animation.
Aya Satsuki (My Master Has No Tail) is responsible for putting together the series.
Airi Takekawa is responsible for character designs and main animation (Carole & Tuesday key animation).
Again Ippon! anime story synopsis
According to the manga’s comprehensive summary, the anime is set in a high school girls’ judo club in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
Michi Sonoda will be the main character of the story. She decided to retire from the sport after winning her third year Judo competition.
She ended up fighting a very powerful opponent and she only lost by ‘Ippon’ or one point after the fight. Michi had passed out during her fight from the shime-waza strangulation method.
She was able to attend a high school of her choice a few months after she was defeated, and she ended up at Aoba West High. She expected to have a fantastic day at school, but instead found herself in a martial arts hall, where she was reunited with Towa Hiura, the girl she had lost to in her previous junior high tournament.
Towa had already chosen to join the judo club when they started sparring together. Michi, on the other hand, managed to get Towa off the ground.
Sanae Takigawa, watching in the background, finally asked Michi back to the judo club after seeing how energetic she was during her fight.
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