They’re so goofy, they’re cool! Kokone Nata’s slapstick comic manga in 2019 Play it cool, guys officially gets an anime adaptation, and despite their awkwardness, the boys pulled off the big announcement with a visual and trailer, plus details on the main staff, cast, and broadcast:

Visual Play It Cool Guys

The main cast and their respective characters are as follows:

Chiaki Kobayashi (Yuichi in Tomodachi Game) as Hayate Ichikura

Character design by Hayate Ichikura

Koki Uchiyama (Izumi in Horimiya) as shun futami

Character design by Shun Futami

Yuichiro Umehara (mail in Akudama Drive) as Takayuki Mima

Character design by Takayuki Mima

Shoya Chiba (Kiyotaka in Elite class) as Soma Shiki

Soma Shiki Character Design

Based on Kokone Nata’s manga, Play it cool, guys is directed by Chiaki Kon (Golden age, The Way of the Husband at Home) at Studio Pierrot, with a serial composition by Makoto Uezu (KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!), character design and chief animation direction by Eri Taguchi (Don’t Touch Eizouken! key animator) and music by Masato Nakayama (my little monster).

Yen Press, which publishes the official English version of the manga, describes the series as follows:


Enter: a group of cool guys who seem to have that unattainable swag. But look closer and you’ll find a bunch of dorks who got the act. So sit down, grab some popcorn, and watch these goofy dudes try to look cool all day, every day.

The anime adaptation is set to begin streaming in October 2022.

Source: comedic Natalie

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