New Batch of Characters Join Shingo Natsume’s Sonny Boy in Latest Visual

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We’re getting closer to one of the summer’s most anticipated anime, Sonny Boy, and things are heating up with the reveal of six new characters and their respective cast members in a brand-new visual for the series.

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We already met Nagara, Nozomi, Mizuho and Asakaze earlier this year, and the official Sonny Boy website just released our first look at six more teenagers who find themselves suddenly transported to another world. Is this strange new place their own paradise—or purgatory?

Sonny Boy Cast

The expanded cast includes Hiroki Goto (Assassination Classroom, One-Punch Man) as Rajdhani, Ami Naito (MEGALOBOX) as Hoshi, Hana Sato (Horimiya) as Pony, Yoji Ueda (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) as Cap, Shota Yamamoto (Fairy Tail) as Hayato, and Kana Ogino as Shanghai. 

Shingo Natsume (One-Punch Man Season 1) leads the production at MADHOUSE, with a crew that includes character designer Hisashi Eguchi (Perfect Blue) and a group of international musicians overseen by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo).

And if you caught the first episode during Funimation’s special early premiere, then you know each of these characters may seem like typical high schoolers, but what they’re experiencing is anything but.

Sonny Boy transports 36 junior high students from an ordinary August day to a completely different dimension. There, they discover they each wield mysterious new powers and abilities. Nagara and his friends are looking to not just survive, but to find their way back home.

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The sci-fi series begins its simulcast on Funimation later this month.

Are you excited for Sonny Boy to arrive this summer? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, this season and beyond.

Source: Official Sonny Boy website

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