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Rising Impact heading to Netflix

December 8, 2023

Rising Impact, the first anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki’s celebrated manga of the same name, will premiere Season 1 exclusively on Netflix in June 2024, followed by Season 2 in August. Embodying friendship and hard work, the manga captured hearts and minds in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

In Rising Impact, Gawain Nanaumi is a third-grader with an incredible love for baseball and making the ball really fly. In a chance encounter with a female professional golfer, Kiria Nishino, he learns that golf will allow him to hit a ball further than any other sport. Using his physical strength and keen observational skills gained from living in a rural mountain area, he manages to hit the ball to such an impressive distance that it rivals even that of professionals. With Kiria’s help, the new golf enthusiast enrolls at Camelot Academy, a prestigious school for aspiring golfers from around the world. Gawain wants to be the best professional golfer in the world but there are other golf prodigies with that stand in his way and he has to face various trials to overcome them.

“I never imagined that, after 25 years, my debut work would be adapted into an anime on Netflix,” says Suzuki, who also penned the famous fantasy manga series adapted into anime, The Seven Deadly Sins. “The production team meticulously recreated the illustrations, demonstrating an extraordinary love for this project. As the author, I am truly overwhelmed. The artwork and direction are simply outstanding, and the voice actors delivered performances that perfectly matched the characters.”

The voice cast includes Misaki Kuno, Yumiri Hanamori. You Taichi, Atsumi Tanezaki, Katsuyuki Konishi, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Yuto Uemura, Kaede Hondo, Yumi Uchiyama and Eiji Takemoto.

Rising Impact is directed by Hitoshi Nanba, known for his work on Fate/Grand Order: First Order and Golden Kamuy, with Michihiro Tsuchiya as the screenwriter.

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