Toei Animation made the announcement that their upcoming television anime series, titled Run for the Money: The Great Mission, which will be based on Fuji TV's Tosochu (English title: Run for the Money) game show, will make its debut on April 2, 2023. The primary visual, cast, and staff of the anime have all been revealed on its official website.
The time is a future where humans have moved their residence to the moon.... In the lunar colony, a game has become very popular. The name of the game is "Run for the Money." It is an entertainment survival game in which fugitives are released into a limited area, and if they can escape from the pursuing android "hunters" until the time limit counts down to zero, they can win a large prize. Some dream of getting rich, while others challenge themselves to test their strength in "Run for the Money."
Souya Tomura: Showtaro Morikubo (Orphen in Sorcerous Stabber Orphan)
A 17-year-old boy who never holds back. He uses his exceptional physical abilities while working as a courier to treat his younger brother Haru's ailment. He attempts to make a successful escape from the entertainment survival game "Run for the Money" because he dreams of being wealthy.
Haru Tomura: Yumiko Kobayashi (Koshiro Izumi in Digimon Adventure)\
He's a smart 14-year-old boy and is the younger brother of Souya. He spends much of his time in bed due to lung problems. He excels at figuring out puzzles and riddles. One day, he hopes to accompany Souya to see the blue sea.
Luna Nishinotouin: Marina Inoue (Armin Arlert in Attack on Titan)
A 17-year-old girl looking for good fortune. She grew up privileged and bored with her carefree existence, so she decided to take part in "Run for the Money" to see how her luck would pan out. She is a vibrant individual who is eager to learn new things.
Maurice Shoemaker: Ryotaro Okiayu (Kunimitsu Tezuka in The Prince of Tennis)
The undeniable champion of "Run for the Money." He is 28 years of age and is a super star who has escaped numerous times thanks to his extraordinary physical prowess and excellent judgment. He boasts of his enormous wealth and an excellent popularity. His admiration for Souya is directed at him.
- Original Story: "Tosochu" (Fuji TV)
- Original Character Design: Tsuyoshi Okano
- Series composition: Tomohiro Nakayama
- Series director: Yukio Kaizawa and Kohei Kureta (Kirakira☆PreCure a la Mode)
- Character designer: Youichi Onishi
- Art Director: Ayaka Jin, Kentaro Akiyama
- Art Setting: Kenji Fukuda
- 3D Stage Design: Shohei Tamura
- Music: Kotaro Nakagawa
- Production: Fuji Television Network, Yomiuri Advertising, Toei Animation