It’s a shining dream of the brilliant blue… an endless ocean of possibilities.
Earlier today, the official Grand Blue Dreaming (Grand Blue) anime website updated with a new key visual and trailer, as well as details on the show’s theme songs. We break the details down below:
The minute-long promo features Iori Kitahara as narrator, as he explains the show’s general premise. At the 28-second mark, theme song Grand Blue by Shōnan no Kaze kicks in.
The image features the main cast on the bow of their boat, a landmass visible in the distance against the azure waters.
Shōnan no Kaze will perform opening theme song Grand Blue. Izu no Kaze, a vocal group made up of Yūma Uchida, Hiroki Yasumoto, Ryohei Kimura, and Katsuyuki Konishi, will perform closing theme song Konpeki no al Fine.
Grand Blue Dreaming hits Japanese TV on July 13. The full schedule is as follows:
- TBS: 7/13/2018 at 26:25 (7/14/2018 at 2:25AM)
- MBS: 7/13/2018 at 26:25 (7/14/2018 at 2:25AM)
- BS-TBS: 7/14/2018 at 24:30 (7/15/2018 at 12:30AM)
- AT-X: 7/16/2018 at 21:00 (7/16/2018 at 9:00PM)
Shinji Takamatsu (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto) was tapped to direct the project at studio Zero-G. Takamatsu will also handle series composition and sound direction for the project. Hideoki Kusama (Battery the Animation) will provide character designs. NBC Universal is producing.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Iori Kitahara: Yūma Uchida
- Kohei Imamura: Ryohei Kimura
- Shinji Tokita: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Ryujiro Kotobuki: Katsuyuki Konishi
- Chisa Kotegawa: Chika Anzai
- Nanaka Kotegawa: Maaya Uchida
- Azusa Hamaoka: Toa Yukinari
- Aina Yoshiwara: Kana Asumi
Kenji Inoue and artist Kimitake Yoshioka launched Grand Blue in the pages of Kodansha’s Good! Afternoon magazine in April 2014. Nine volumes have been released, with the most recent hitting stores in October 6, 2017.
Kodansha Comics is releasing the title in the west under the title Grand Blue Dreaming. They describe the title as:
After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!
Sources: Comic Natalie