There’s plenty of exciting anime to look forward to in the coming months. While we have plenty of interesting new series and exciting sequels airing in the upcoming spring anime season this April, we also have a variety of exciting new series to look forward to in July, when the summer anime season begins. One such show that anime enthusiasts can look forward to in July is Ikebukuro West Gate Park, an anime adaptation of the Ira Ishida novel series of the same name.
A variety of details for the upcoming mystery anime, including the premiere date of July 2020, were recently shared via the official website for the Ikebukuro West Gate Park anime series. The main cast of the series includes Kentaro Kumagai as Makoto, Kouki Uchiyama as Takashi, and Reio Tsuchida as Kyoichi.
Ikebukuro West Gate Park is being produced by anime studio Doga Kobo, previously responsible for a bevy of adorable comedy series like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Kimouto! Umaru-chan, Gabriel DropOut, and Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?. Tomoaki Koshida, who previously directed The Helpful Fox Senko-san and Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru, will be directing the anime. Fumihiko Shimo, who previously worked on Fairy Tail and Infinite Stratos, is in charge of series composition. Finally, Junichiro Taniguchi will be handling character designs, previously working on Prison School and Tada Never Falls in Love.
The story of Ikebukuro West Gate Park focuses on Makoto Majima, the son of a local fruit vendor who is lovingly known as the “Troubleshooter of Ikebukuro” He takes it upon himself to patrol the streets of Ikebukuro and help everyone in need, from friends and family to local street hoodlums, as they struggle with various problems and incidents. The novel series previously inspired a live-action television series in 2000, as well as a manga adaptation from Sena Aritou that ran in Young Champion magazine from 2001 to 2004.