“Durarara!!” And “Danmachi” Artist Designs Anime’s New Sexy Swimmers With “Dive” Novel Adaptation

After this summer’s adaptation of Atsuko Asano’s Battery, studio Zero-G and Fuji TV Noitamina are again teaming up for a sports novel adaptation in summer 2017. This time, it’s Dive (ok, they’re diving, not swimming), from Eto Mori, the acclaimed novelist who won the ankei Juvenile Literature Cultural Prize for Colorful, basis for Keiichi Hara’s 2010 anime movie. 

 

Suzuhito Yasuda (artist on the Durarara!! and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, manga author on Yozakura Quartet) is providing original character designs with episode director Kaoru Suzuki stepping up to helm the series, and Lucky Star‘s Touko Machida on scripts. 

 

Yūki Kaji voices the lead. 

 

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.