The golf manga Oi Tonbo is getting an anime adaptation, which will premiere this 2024. The announcement was made with the release of the manga’s 44th volume in the Weekly Golf Digest. No information about the cast and staff has been made as of this moment.
Golf Digest confirmed the news via its official Twitter account, with the author thanking everyone for the support they have given to his manga series.
The Oi Tonbo anime adaptation is based on a manga written by Ken Kawasaki and illustrated by Yu Furusawa. It was first released in the Weekly Golf Digest on August 2014. The manga tells the story of Kazuga Igarashi, a man who was expelled from the Japan Professional Golfers’ Association before he turned 50, and Tombo, a golf prodigy he met on the island of Tokara in Kagoshima Prefecture, and their struggle to become professionals.
Oi Tonbo is the latest anime whose focus revolves around the sport of golfing. The most recent is the original anime Birdie Wing, which is currently airing its second season this Spring. Other golf-related anime include Dan Doh!! (2004), Pro Golfer Saru (1984), Dr. Typhoon (1991), and the TV special Sorairo Utility (2021).
Source: My Golf Digest Twitter
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