News Taishō Yakyū Musume Anime's Promo Video Streamed
posted on 2009-01-21 12:04 EST
The website of the Japanese publisher Tokuma Shoten has begun streaming a promotional video for the anime adaptation of Atsushi Kagurazaka's Taishō Yakyū Musume. (Taishō-Era Baseball Girls.) novels. The video was previously shown at last month's Comic Market 75 event in Tokyo, and the actual project will air in Japan this year.
The two novels are set in 1925 when two 14-year-old Japanese high school girls named Koume and Shōko decide to start a baseball team in Japan where few baseball teams — male or female — exist at the time. First though, the two girls have no clue where to find nine players, how to use the equipment, and what even the rules are.
Takashi Ikehata (Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Genshiken, Potemayo) is both directing and co-writing the project. The other writers are Nobuhiko Amakawa and Masahiko Shiraishi (D.I.C.E.). Kanetoshi Kamimoto (Burst Angel, Mushi-Uta) is adapting Kōtaro's original character designs, which in turn are based on Sadaji Koike's novel illustrations. J.C. Staff is animating the project.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō