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Tsurune light novel cover.jpg
Light novel cover
GenreSports (archery)[1]
Light novel
Written byKotoko Ayano
Illustrated byChinatsu Morimoto
Published byKyoto Animation
Original runDecember 26, 2016 – present
Anime television series
Directed byTakuya Yamamura
Written byMichiko Yokote
Music byHarumi Fūki
StudioKyoto Animation
Licensed by
Original networkNHK
Original run October 22, 2018 – present
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Tsurune (ツルネ) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kotoko Ayano, with illustrations by Chinatsu Morimoto. The first novel won a Special Judge Award in the Kyoto Animation Award competition in 2016, and Kyoto Animation later published it in December of that year. An anime television series adaptation, produced by Kyoto Animation, premiered on October 22, 2018.


Minato Narumiya used to be in his middle school's archery club until a certain incident in his last tournament caused him to resolve to quit archery for good. When he attends high school, his childhood friends Seiya Takehaya and Ryōhei Yamanouchi try to rope him into joining the high school's archery club again, but he refuses. However, an encounter with a mysterious man at an archery range in a forest inspires Minato to take up archery once more. Minato joins the Kazemai High School Archery Club and along with his old friends and new teammates, Nanao Kisaragi and Kaito Onogi, they aim for winning the prefectural tournament.


Kazemai High School Archery Club[edit]

Minato Narumiya (鳴宮湊, Narumiya Minato)
Voiced by: Yūto Uemura[2]
Seiya Takehaya (竹早静弥, Takehaya Seiya)
Voiced by: Aoi Ichikawa[2]
Ryōhei Yamanouchi (山之内遼平, Yamanouchi Ryōhei)
Voiced by: Ryōta Suzuki[2]
Nanao Kisaragi (如月七緒, Kisaragi Nanao)
Voiced by: Shōgo Yano[2]
Kaito Onogi (小野木海斗, Onogi Kaito)
Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa[2]
Rika Seo (妹尾 梨可, Seo Rika)
Voiced by: Yō Taichi[3]
Noa Shiragiku (白菊 乃愛, Shiragiku Noa)
Voiced by: Ayaka Nanase[3]
Yūna Hanazawa (花沢 ゆうな, Hanazawa Yūna)
Voiced by: Miyuri Shimabukuro[3]
Tomio Morioka (森岡 富男, Morioka Tomio)
Voiced by: Katsumi Suzuki[3]
Masaki Takagawa (滝川 雅貴, Takagawa Masaki)
Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma[4]

Kirisaki High School Archery Club[edit]

Shū Fujiwara (藤原 愁, Fujiwara Shū)
Voiced by: Kenshō Ono[4]


Light novels[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 December 26. 2016[5]ISBN 978-4-907064-59-4
2 February 9, 2018[5]ISBN 978-4-907064-77-8


An anime television series adaptation was originally scheduled to premiere on October 15, but due to organizational issues, the series premiered on October 22, 2018 on NHK.[6][7][a] The series will be produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Takuya Yamamura, Michiko Yokote handling the series' scripts, and Miku Kadowaki designing the characters. Harumi Fūki is composing the series' music.[1] The opening theme song is "Naru" by Luck Life,[8] and the ending theme is "Orange-iro" (オレンジ色) by ChouCho.[9] The series is simulcast by Crunchyroll.[10] Sentai Filmworks has acquired the series for distribution in North America, Australasia, South America, and other territories.[11]

No. Title Original air date
1"The Young Man on the Shooting Range"
"Shōnen wa Yaniwa ni" (少年は矢庭に)
October 22, 2018
2"At Wit's End"
"Ya mo Tate mo Tamarazu" (矢も盾も堪らず)
October 29, 2018
3"Just as They Met"
"Deai no Yasaki" (出会いの矢先)
November 5, 2018
4"A Poor Fit"
"Awanai Fusa" (合わない房)
November 12, 2018
5"A Frequent Messenger"
"Yanotsukai de" (矢の使いで)


  1. ^ From the television network it lists the show at 24:10 on October 21, which is at October 22, 2018 at 12:10 a.m.


  1. ^ a b "Kotoko Ayano's Tsurune Novel Gets TV Anime at Kyoto Animation". Anime News Network. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Tsurune Archery Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Cast, Staff, October Debut". Anime News Network. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Episode 1 credits
  4. ^ a b "Kyoto Animation's Tsurune Archery Anime Reveals More of Cast & Staff in 2nd Video". Anime News Network. August 9, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "『ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―』公式サイト | KAエスマ文庫". Kyoto Animation. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tsurune Anime Reveals October 14 Debut". Anime News Network. September 7, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Kyoto Animation's Tsurune Anime Delayed 1 Week to October 21". Anime News Network. October 2, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Tsurune Anime's 4th Promo Video Previews Luck Life's Opening Theme". Anime News Network. October 5, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Luck Life, ChouCho Perform Theme Songs for Tsurune Archery Anime". Anime News Network. August 7, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "Crunchyroll Adds Tsurune Anime Simulcast". Anime News Network. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  11. ^ Ressler, Karen (October 23, 2018). "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Kyoto Animation's Tsurune Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 23, 2018.

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