Toei began streaming a quiz video on Tuesday for 7O3X Fastest Finger First, the television anime adaptation of Iqura Sugimoto‘s Nana Maru San Batsu (literally, “7 O 3 X” or “7 Right, 3 Wrong”) manga. The video reveals the character Akira Sonohara, and the voice actor for the character asks if viewers can guess his identity. A separate “answer” video then revealed on Friday that Takuma Nagatsuka (Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya‘s Lacus Welt, All Out!!‘s Isao Kifune) will voice the character.
The show stars:
Shun Horie as Shiki Koshiyama
Umika Kawashima as Mari Fukami
Takuya Satō as Gakuto Sasajima
Kaito Ishikawa as Chisato Mikuriya
Masaki Ōzora (12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Yuuko Kakihara (Orange, Digimon Adventure tri.) is supervising the anime’s scripts. Makoto Takahoko (Thunder Jet) is drawing the character designs. Hajime Hyakkoku (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, K-ON!) is composing the music.
A flyer at AnimeJapan 2017 describes the series:
The last thing freshman Shiki Koshiyama expected was to be asked to join the Bunzo High School “New Student Fast Finger Quiz Championship.” A bookwork at heart, he hates being the center of attention and shudders at the mere thought of participating. To add insult to injury, his classmate Mari Fukami overwhelms her competition by pressing the buzzer even before the entire question is read. “It’s too late to hit the buzzer after you know the answer. A split second is all it takes to determine who wins or loses,” she declares.
After observing Mari for a while, Shiki discovers a way to determine the answers to a quiz. His world expands as he meets colleagues and senior members of the Quiz Club, as well as their formidable rival Chisato Mikuriya. He experiences the joys of answering correctly and the frustrations of not getting to the buzzer quickly enough. He and his colleagues hone not only their knowledge, but also various techniques as they pursue victory in the world of competitive quiz.
Shiki Koshiyama is about to dedicate his teenage years to quizzes. You too should try becoming the next quiz champion!
Sugimoto launched the manga in Kadokawa‘s Young Ace magazine in 2010, and Kadokawa published the 13th compiled book volume on December 31. Sugimoto’s other works include the manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda‘s Summer Wars anime film.