Crunchyroll –Battle Game in 5 Seconds

Battle Game in 5 Seconds

This week officially marked the beginning of another series in the Crunchyroll Summer 2021 Simulcast lineup, with the first episode of Battle Game in 5 Seconds going live on Monday. Now that we've had a chance to get a taste of what's to come this season, let's take a closer look at the adaptation of the manga by writer Miyako Kashiwa and illustrator Saiza Harawata in our full spotlight!

Official Website


Launch Info

Launch Time: Now!

Territories: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Show Page

Official Trailers


A new kind of battle of abilities for a new generation is about to begin! It all started on a regular morning like any other. Akira Shiroyanagi is a high school kid who loves nothing more than konpeito candy and games. One day, he ends up In a fight due to a mysterious girl named Mion. Mion then tells the people she had gathered that they no longer officially exist in any records. They were given powers and were about to be test subjects. Akira makes up his mind to use his powers Armed with unexpected abilities and unique powers, a battle using various abilities for the new generation is about to begin !!

Characters and Cast

Akira Shiroyanagi

VA: Ayumu Murase (Ginro in) Dr. STONE)

Yuri Amagake

VA: Aimi (Kazumi Toyama in BanG Dream!)


VA: Mayumi Shintani (Nono Jakuzure in) Kill la Kill)

Madoka Kirisaki

VA: Kazuya Nakai (Ryuji Suguro in) Blue Exorcist)

Shin Kumagiri

VA: Yuichi Nakamura (Gray Fullbuster in Fairy Tail)

Ringo Tatara

VA: Miyuri Shimabukuro (Nozomi Onda in) Farewell, My Dear Cramer)


VA: Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado in) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)


Original Creators

Miyako Kashiwa (writer)

Saiza Harawata (artist)

Director Director

Nobuyoshi Arai (episode director on Banana Fish)

Chief Director

Meigo Naito (storyboards on) Baki)

Series Composition

Touko Machida (Wake Up, Girls!)

Character Designs

Tomokatsu Nagasaku (Show By Rock !! Stars !!)

Ikuo Yamakado (In Search of the Lost Future)

Opening Theme

Akari Kito-"No Continue"

Ending Theme

15-Sai and Seiko Omori-"Makeibe Jikkyo Play"

CG Animation

Studio A-CAT

Animation Production


Vega Entertainment

Additional Info

Miyako Kashiwa and Saiza Harawata's original manga launched on Shogakukan's MangaONE app and the Ura Sunday website back in August of 2015, and this past March saw the release of the sixteenth collected volume. The series is officially available to read in English as of this week, with Comikey Media licensing the title digitally.


Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox..

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