Esports-Themed Anime: Our Rainy Protocol Takes the Stage
Get ready for an exciting new TV anime that combines the world of esports with the coming-of-age drama. Our Rainy Protocol is set to premiere in October 2023, bringing viewers into the thrilling lives of a group of boys and girls as they navigate the challenges of competitive gaming. Led by renowned general director Yasutaka Yamamoto, this original series promises to captivate audiences with its unique blend of heartfelt storytelling and intense esports action.
Shun Tokinoya: A Protagonist in Transition
In the world of Our Rainy Protocol, Shun Tokinoya, a second-year high school student, carries the weight of a haunting tragedy. Following his father’s untimely death and his sister’s injury, Shun made the difficult decision to abandon his once-cherished passion for gaming. However, fate takes an unexpected turn as Shun finds himself working at the esports cafe, “FOX ONE.” This setting becomes a crucial backdrop for Shun’s journey of self-discovery. Moreover, the series brings a heartwarming reunion as Shun reconnects with his childhood gaming buddies, reigniting memories of their shared adventures.
The Weight of Debt and a Daring Gamble
Within the walls of “FOX ONE,” Shun Tokinoya stumbles upon a startling revelation— the café is burdened with insurmountable debts. This realization becomes the catalyst for a gripping journey towards redemption. Determined to turn the tables, Shun and his loyal comrades set their sights on the prestigious “Xaxerion Championship,” a battleground where victory promises a life-changing prize. However, as Shun dives headfirst into the world of competitive online gaming, he must confront the remnants of his past. An encounter with Bakuretsu-kun, a former gaming partner, stirs a maelstrom of emotions within Shun. Guided by a mixture of guilt and unwavering resolve, Shun immerses himself once more into the virtual realm, ready to conquer the challenges that lie ahead.
Behind the Scenes
The Creative Team
- Team KITSUNE: The masterminds behind the original story.
- Yasutaka Yamamoto as General Director: Yamamoto’s impressive portfolio, including Squid Girl.
- Taishi Kato as Director: A promising talent to watch.
- Katsuhiko Takayama and Yasutaka Yamamoto as Series Composition: The duo responsible for crafting the narrative.
- boota as Original Character Designer: The illustrator behind the popular Higehiro novel.
- Kanna Hirayama as Anime Character Designer: Known for her work on Rent-a-Girlfriend.
- Satoru Kousaki & MONACA: Composing the captivating music for the series.
- Animation Production by Quad: The studio behind Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department.
Stellar Voice Cast
- Shun Tokinoya: Kensho Ono, known for his role as Tetsuya Kuroko in Kuroko’s Basketball.
- Yu Saegusa: Sora Amamiya, recognized as Aqua in KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!
- Nozomi Inazuki: Inori Minase, acclaimed as Rem in Re: ZERO-Starting Life in Another World.
- Mio Tokinoya: Momo Asakura, notable for her portrayal of Iroha Tamaki in Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story.
- Akito Sendo: Ryohei Kimura, who brought life to Saitou in Handyman Saitou in another world.
Our Rainy Protocol is poised to make a splash in the world of anime with its unique blend of esports and heartfelt storytelling. Viewers can look forward to a gripping narrative of redemption, friendship, and the power of pursuing one’s passion. As October 2023 draws near, anticipation builds for this promising series that aims to captivate fans of both esports and anime alike. Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Our Rainy Protocol and witness the rise of a new generation of esports heroes.