A new trailer for the upcoming hockey anime series Puraore! Pride of Orange was revealed on Saturday via the series’ official YouTube channel. The series will start airing on October 6, adding yet another must-watch to the Fall 2021 lineup. You can view the latest trailer below.
The series hasn’t necessarily generated the most hype, especially in comparison to other series airing this fall. But a new hockey anime is a breath of fresh air. The series looks to shed light on a sport that is extremely uncommon in the country of Japan. Luckily, hockey is one of the most popular winter sports across the globe. So hopes of drawing in overseas fans might be able to lift this promising series up.
This is now the third trailer released for PuraOre! Pride of Orange. You can see the previous trailer that was released in August below.
Studio C2C doesn’t have many big names under their belt. However, Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina was a huge hit back in the fall of 2020 while Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy- has also grown in popularity over this summer.
Now, C2C looks to make a splash this October with PuraOre! Pride of Orange. The series will be the studio’s first sports series since Harukana Receive, a beach volleyball anime, premiered back in the summer of 2018.
Why You Should Be Hyped
We’ve been seeing an influx of sports anime over the past few years and a lot of that can be credited to the success of hit volleyball anime Haiykuu! There has been plenty of popular baseball and basketball anime. We’ve even received a handful of good boxing anime, Megalo Box being the most recent popular boxing series. But one sport that is non-existent in the world of sports anime is hockey.
Yes, that’s right. PuraOre! Pride of Orange is the very first hockey anime. In fact, if you google “hockey anime” right now, PuraOre! Pride of Orange will be the first and only suggestion that pops up. The series also released a special short video of the members of the Dream Monkey’s hockey team singing and dancing to their hype song.
Staff, Four Cast Debuts
Anzai Takefumi will be the director of the series. Some of his works include Soul Eater, Mob Psycho 100, Angel Beats, and former C2C sports series Harukana Receive. Akiko Fujita will be the series sound director, whose previous work includes series such as Dorohedero and Kakegurui.
PuraOre! Pride of Orange is also introducing us to some new names for voice acting.
Riku Masuda (voicing Aika Mizusawa), Satomi Hongo (voicing Yu Kiyose), Asuka Shiori (voicing Naomi Takagi), Yurika Moriyama (voicing Kaoruko Yanagida) will all be making their anime voice acting debut. They will be joined by Saika Kitamori (The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter), Mayu Sagara (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club), and Yoshino Aoyama (Love Tyrant).
You can check out the rest of the staff and cast here.
The story takes place in Nikko city, Tochigi Prefecture, where girls aim for the top of the world through ice hockey. Local junior high school student Manaka and her younger sister Ayaka, whom she forcibly invited, hit the gate of the first-hand experience with ice hockey, held by the Nikko-based team the Dream Monkeys. Their childhood friends Kaoruko and Mami also end up joining them. As the girls practice, they become fascinated with ice hockey and eventually join the team. This is a story of how a group of girls spend their youth focusing on becoming the best girls hockey team in the world. (MAL)
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