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Hiro Shimono, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Yumi Uchiyama Join Ace of Diamond Cast

posted on 2013-09-11 07:46 EDT
Nobuyuki Hiyama, Masakazu Morita, Hiroki Touchi also join cast for October 6 baseball anime

The official website for the anime adaptation of Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond baseball manga announced six more cast members on Wednesday:

The story of the original manga follows Eijun Sawamura (Ryota Ohsaka), a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki (Takahiro Sakurai). Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan's storied Kōshien championships through hard work and determination.

Terajima launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006, and Kodansha is publishing the 37th volume this month. The manga won the shōnen category of the 34th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2010.

Madhouse and Production I.G are producing the series. Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Blade, Kobato.) is directing, and Takeshi Konuta (Library War, Blood Lad) is handling the series composition. Tom-H@ck (K-ON! opening theme composer) and Masayoshi Ōnishi will perform the anime's opening theme song, “Go EXCEED!!”

The anime will premiere in Japan on October 6.


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