News Reporting

“Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume” Main Cast Unveiled

Shakunetsu no Takkyu Musume Visual 001 - 20160726It’s time to serve up a few cast announcements!

Earlier today, the Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume (Scorching Ping Pong Girls) anime staff unveiled the show’s main cast members. The series will star the following:

  • Koyori Tsumujikaze: Yumiri Hanamori
  • Akari Kamiya: Minami Tanaka
  • Hanabi Tenka: Marika Kōno
  • Hokuto Itsumo: Yūki Kuwahara
  • Munemune: Ayaka Imamura
  • Kiruka Ushirode: Hisako Tōjō

In addition, the crew revealed that all six actors will perform series opening theme Shakunetsu Switch.

Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume is based on Yagura Asano’s manga series of the same name. Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Alien Nine) is directing the project at Kinema Citrus, with Junko Sugimura providing character designs. Hideyuki Kurata (Drifters, Samurai Flamenco) is in charge of series composition.

Other staff members include:

  • Music: monaca
  • Art Director: Masaru Sato
  • Director of Photography: Toshiya Kimura
  • Assistant Director: Kaori
  • Color design: Aiko Matsuyama
  • Editing: Hitomi Sudō
  • Sound Effects: Fumiyuki Go

The Shakunetsu no Takkyū Musume manga series began in the pages of Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump magazine in 2013, and currently spans three collected volumes.

Source: Animate Times

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

Anime Herald

Support Anime Herald

Anime Herald is brought to you through our Patrons and Ko-fi supporters. Consider backing us for as little as $1 a month to help us keep the site ad-free and pay a fair rate to our writers.

Patrons and backers can access several benefits, including Early Article Access, our members-only Discord, and the ability to suggest articles for our team to write on your behalf.

Latest Posts


Anime Expo 2024: A Meeting With The Momentary Lily Staff

Anime Herald: The (Momentary Lily) promo mentions “GoHands’ one-of-a-kind visual style!” How did that style develop? Momentary Lily: Speaking of company style: There are fewer than 100 companies capable of producing anime in house, and only a few are based in regional areas. GoHands is the only one of them based out of an office […]

By Seth Burn