Japan will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup this fall, and a rugby themed anime called Try Knights is bringing a little extra attention to the games this summer. Interestingly enough, the series is made in cooperation with the Japan Rugby Football Union. Ivy to Fraudulent Game is even getting in on the action by lending their latest single (out since July 10), Moyou (模様), (meaning pattern) to be used as the ending theme song. Give the track a listen, and check out the trailer for Try Knights below.

Try Knights began air this summer on July 30 on TV NIPPON and other television stations. But if you don’t have access to any of those stations worry not. Crunchyroll has got you covered, as it plans to stream series when it airs on television. If you’d like to catch up with the series, check for more details here.

Haruma Riku begins high school with no future in sight. Then, in a passing glance, his attention is captured by the wild, animal-like movements of a student on the school’s athletic field. He jumps higher, runs faster, and tries harder than anyone Riku has ever seen. That student is Kariya Akira, and the sport he plays is the one Riku attempted in the past but gave up: rugby. As he watches Akira running in a rough, unrefined gait, Riku gives him a bit of advice without thinking, and those words end up setting his passion for rugby alight again. With this first encounter between these two young men, one tactical and the other physical, a new light begins to shine on Riku’s future. — Crunchyroll

Ivy to Fraudulent Game is a four-piece pop-rock band, from Fukushima that began its journey in 2010, and is formed of frontman Teraguchi Nobuaki on vocals and guitar, guitarist Oshima Tomoki, Kawai Ryotaro on bass and Fukushima Yuya on drums. They’ve released one album, two mini-albums and three singles (plus two independent CDs) since their inception. All of which can be found on the streaming service, Spotify. On September 4, they will be releasing their second album Kanzen ga Nai. No further information is available as of yet.

What do you think of Ivy to Fraudulent Game? Will you be watching Try Knights? Let us know in the comments below.


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  1. Moyou (模様)
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