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In February, Crunchyroll’s anime streaming service revealed it would release a lineup of “Crunchyroll Originals,” a new series of anime developed or co-produced by the company.

Coming in Summer 2020, The God of High School is a South Korean webtoon anime adaptation of the same name. The series follows a group of high school students who each agree to take part in an intense fighting tournament to achieve a personal goal.

Cast:
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Park Mujin
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Gang Manseok
  • Yuki Kaida as Commissioner O
  • Asami Tano as Commissioner P
  • Kenji Hamada as Commissioner Q
  • Chikahiro Kobayashi as Commissioner R
  • Tomokazu Seki as Announcer T
Tatsumaru Tachibana as Jin Mori:

A sixteen-year-old whose taekwondo, which he learned from his grandfather, makes him undefeatable. Nothing is more important to him than being the best fighter of all, and his current record out of 299 fights is 297 wins and 2 draws. He decides to participate in the God of High School tournament, an interdisciplinary martial arts competition, after suffering the first loss of his life against Judge R, one of the tournament’s judges.

Kentarō Kumagai as Han Daewi:

One of the “Mad Cows,” a duo that once controlled the entire Gangnam area. He’s been working part-time jobs to pay the medical bills for his partner in the duo, who fell ill with an incurable disease, but the part-time work available to high schoolers is barely enough to cover the daily medical bills and won’t cover a cure. He joins GOH after being told that he can save his friend if he wins.

Ayaka Ohashi as Yoo Mira:

The 25th Master of the Moon Light Sword Style. She pretends to be a fragile high schooler, but she has the strength to easily overpower an entire group of delinquents in a fight. She prefers guys who are macho, because she’s been told that she needs to marry a man strong enough to help her resurrect her family’s sword style. For that reason, she’s participating in GOH to find a potential husband.

Crunchyroll Synopsis:

This action-packed series follows a high schooler and his friends as they compete in an epic tournament, borrowing power directly from the gods and uncovering a mysterious organization along the way… With the promise of their heart’s deepest desires, motivating their tournament victory.

Sources: Crunchyroll, website, Comic Natalie

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