So, grab a cuppa and get ready for some sweet news about the anime adaptation of Medalist, the award-winning manga written and illustrated by Tsurumaikada. Let's dive right into the frosty world of ice skating!

A recent press release has confirmed that Medalist will be getting its very own anime adaptation. How cool is that? The press release revealed some production details, although no specific release date has been announced just yet. We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for updates on that front.

Tsurumaikada began publishing the manga through the magazine Monthly Afternoons from the publisher kodansha in May 2020, where it is still in publication.

Production team

Now, let me introduce you to the talented team behind this upcoming anime. Yasutaka Yamamoto, known for his work on Ao no Exorcist, Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?, and Aharen-san wa Hakarenai, will be directing the anime at ENGI studios.

Jukki Hanada, the brilliant mind behind series like Steins;Gate, No Game No Life, and Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, will handle the writing and supervision of the scripts. And Chinatsu Kameyama, who has worked on projects such as Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni and Hataage! Kemono Michi, will be in charge of character design and animation direction.

With such a talented team, we can expect something truly amazing!

  • Yasutaka Yamamoto (Ao no Exorcist, Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?, Aharen-san wa Hakarenai) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios ENGI.
  • jukki hanada (Steins;Gate, No Game No Life, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Chinatsu Kameyama (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni, Hataage! kemono michi) is in charge of character design and animation direction.

Medalist Synopsis

Let's get into the captivating story of Medalist. Tsukasa Akeuraji never planned on becoming an ice dancer when he ventured into the world of figure skating. But sometimes, life takes unexpected turns. Tsukasa believed he had started too late to pursue his dreams of being a solo skater, so he settled for a mere shadow of his former ambitions. That is until he met a girl who mirrored his own passion.

Inori Yuitsuka, a fifth-grade girl desperate to skate, would secretly practice on the ice. She visited Tsukasa's rink with her mother, hoping to ask for lessons. Everyone around her dismissed her as untalented and claimed it was "too late" for her to start and catch up to the other skaters. Determined not to let another passionate skater follow the same path as him, Tsukasa takes it upon himself to train Inori. He makes a promise to turn her into a medalist.

Oh, the drama, the determination, and the magic of ice skating! It's a story that will surely captivate your heart and leave you rooting for these inspiring characters.


So, my dear reader, keep an eye out for updates on the release date of the Medalist anime. It's going to be an enchanting journey filled with dreams, perseverance, and the power of believing in oneself.

Source: Comic Natalie


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