The official website of Slow Loop, animated adaptation of the manga of the same name Maiko Uchino, has released online the first trailer of the anime focused on fishing.
The promotional video, visible below, also revealed information regarding the production and the cast of the anime which was also shown with a key visual.
Trailer and release period of the Slow Loop anime series
The series will premiere in Japan in January 2022 and will see the sport of fishing as the backdrop to a story of complicated family relationships.
Hiyori is a girl who loves fly fishing, a style of fishing she learned from her now deceased father.
One day, while she is intent on relaxing while fishing, Hiyori meets Koharu, a never-before-seen girl with whom she ends up fishing together.
Hiyori confesses to her new friend that she is there to calm down and let off some anger due to the arrival at home of the new partner of the mother and the daughter of the latter.
But Koharu is also about to meet his father’s new partner who, coincidentally, also has a daughter. Could the meeting between the two girls really be just a coincidence ?!
In particular, Slow Loop, will boast an official collaboration with the city of Yokosuka, a place that is the backdrop to the events of the story told by the manga / anime. This partnership will include commercial agreements such as posters and playbills at participating stores (including of course fishing stores), other projects not yet revealed and original merchandising products.
Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman., Castle Town Dandelion, ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me?) Directs the anime at the CONNECT studio while Yuka Yamada (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Asteroid in Love, Umi Monogatari) is handling the script. Shoko Takimoto (BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me?) Plays the role of character designer and chief animation director.
Maiko Uchino released a one-shot manga of the same title on Kirara Forward’s Manga Time in April 2018, before launching a full serialization in September of the same year, with Houbunsha releasing the fourth volume of Slow Loop on January 12. 2021.