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Stars Align (TV)

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Alternative title:
Hoshiai no Sora (Japanese)
星合の空 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: The boys' soft tennis club is the joke of the middle school. Not only does it not win nearly as much as the girls' team, its members also come off as lazy, entitled, and just generally lame, with the notable exception of team captain Toma Shinjo. He's constantly frustrated by his teammates' behavior, but things come to a head when the president of the student council announces that clubs with poor performances will no longer receive school funding. Therefore if the boys' soft tennis club doesn't win at least one match at the summer tournament, they're history. Although the whole team agrees that this is unfair, only Toma is truly upset, and he tries desperately to think of a way to turn things around. When a kid he knew from childhood, Maki, moves back to town and proves to have grown up to be athletic, Toma thinks he's saved. But Maki's got his own issues to deal with, and even if he agrees to join Toma's club, there may not be much he can do anyway.
User Ratings: 93 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Excellent: 23 votes (sub:20, dub:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 34 votes (sub:26, dub:5, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 16 votes (sub:11, dub:2, Eng:1, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Decent: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:2)
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 220 users, rank: #3430 (of 9024)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.581 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.5403, rank: #1488 (of 9129)
Weighted mean: 7.650 (Very good−), rank: #1192 (of 9129) (seen all: 7.80 / seen some: 5.39 / won't finish: 5.28)
Bayesian estimate: 7.630 (Very good−), rank: #960 (of 6873)
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2019-10-10
Opening Theme:
"Suisō" (水槽; Aquarium) by Megumi Nakajima
Ending Theme:
"Kago no Naka no Bokura wa" (We Inside a Cage) by AIKI from Bless4
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Stars Align - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) 2020-11-24 (from $48.74)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Kazuki Akane
Series Composition: Kazuki Akane
Script: Kazuki Akane (eps 1-12)
Storyboard:
Katsumi Terahigashi (ep 5)
Kazuki Akane (OP; eps 1, 7, 12)
Kazuo Miyake (ep 3)
Kenji Yasuda (ep 2)
Masayuki Miyaji (eps 9, 12)
Mitsuko Kase (ep 8)
Ryōma Ebata (ED)
Satoshi Shimizu (ep 7)
Taizo Yoshida (eps 4, 10-11)
Yasuhiro Ito (eps 6, 11-12)
Yasuyuki Ōishi (ep 12)
Episode Director:
Daisuke Eguchi (eps 3, 10)
Kazuo Miyake (eps 1, 11-12)
Kōsuke Hirota (eps 2, 7, 12)
Munenori Nawa (ep 8)
Norihiko Nagahama (ep 4)
Shintaro Inokawa (ep 4)
Shōko Shiga (ep 5)
Takayuki Tanaka (ep 12)
Tomohiko Muraki (ep 7)
Yasuhiro Ito (ep 6)
Yasuyuki Ōishi (ep 9)
Unit Director:
Kazuo Miyake (OP)
Ryōma Ebata (ED)
Original Character Design: Itsuka
Character Design: Yūichi Takahashi
Art Director: Shiori Shiwa
Chief Animation Director: Yūichi Takahashi
Animation Director:
Kyōko Furubayashi (eps 2-10 even)
Ryōma Ebata (ED)
Satoshi Sakai (ep 2)
Tomohiko Muraki (ep 7)
Yūichi Takahashi (OP; ep 1)
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

2nd Key Animation:
Claire Launay (eps 6-10, 12)
Kyōko Furubayashi (eps 2, 8)
Lie Jun Yang (ep 2)
Zayd (eps 5, 8)
Animation producer: Tsutomu Kasai
Art Setting: Miki Takeshita
Assistant Animation Director:
Hiroaki Satō (ep 12)
Shoma Miyazawa (ep 7)
Tomohiko Muraki (ep 10)
Assistant Director: Kazuo Miyake
Assistant Episode Director:
Daisuke Eguchi (eps 11-12)
Kai Hasako (eps 7, 11-12)
Ouri Yasukawa (eps 6, 11)
Shintaro Inokawa (ep 6)
Takayuki Tanaka (eps 8-11)
Yasuyuki Ōishi (ep 11)
Assistant Production Advancement: Norikiyo Fujita (eps 10, 12)
Background Art: Nobuhisa Ogiso (Kusanagi; ep 1)
CG Production: Kai Hasako
Editing: Kashiko Kimura
In-Between Animation: Claire Launay (8 bit; eps 6, 8)
Key Animation:
Chūji Nakajima (ep 4)
Daisuke Hatsumi (5 episodes
eps 2-3, 9, 11-12
)

Eisuke Shirai (ep 1)
Hiroaki Satō (5 episodes
eps 2, 7, 9, 11-12
)

Lie Jun Yang (eps 6-7, 11-12)
Miki Urashima (ep 11)
MLANG (ep 7)
Ryōma Ebata (ED; ep 12)
Shōtarō Tamemizu (ep 6)
Takehiko Matsumoto (ep 6)
Tatsuo Nakajima (ep 4)
Tomohiko Muraki (eps 6-7, 12)
Tomoyuki Ōshita (eps 1-2, 5)
Yoshiko Saitō (ep 2)
Yūichi Takahashi (OP; eps 1, 4-5)
Production Advancement: Norikiyo Fujita (OP, ED; eps 2, 9)
Animation Production: 8 bit
Background Art: Kusanagi
Background Art Assistance:
CoMix Wave Films
Moon Flower
Nam Hai
Key Animation:
DR Movie (ep 7)
Studio Lings (ep 7)
Music Production: Flying Dog
Production Cooperation: TNK (ep 4)
Scan: DR Movie (ep 7)
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Japanese cast
Natsuki Hanae as Maki Katsuragi
Tasuku Hatanaka as Tōma Shinjō

Gen Sato as Rintarō Futsu
Keisuke Sato as Shingo Takenouchi
Kōhei Amasaki as Taiyō Ishigami
Mayu Mineda as Kanako Mitsue
Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Tsubasa Soga
Yoshitaka Yamaya as Yūta Asuka
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Itsuki Ameno
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Nao Tsukinose

Airi Ootsu as Rintaro's Mom (eps 4, 10)
Aoi Ichikawa as Masato Hirano (ep 6)
Atsuko Yuya as An's Mom (ep 9)
Atsushi Abe as Shou Fujita
Atsushi Tamaru as Nakao (ep 3)
Ayako Kawasumi as Rintaro's Mom (ep 11)
Ayasa Itō as Girl Student (ep 4)
Ayumi Takeo as Girl Student (ep 1)
Daiki Kobayashi as Spectator (ep 12)
Daisuke Motohashi as Boy Student (eps 6-7)
Gakuto Kajiwara as Ayumu Ooi (ep 6)
Genki Muro as Fujita (ep 3)
Haruki Ishiya as
Boy Student (ep 6)
Shou Kawakami (ep 10)
Harumi Sakurai as
Girl Student (eps 10-11)
Yuta's Mom (ep 8)
Hiroki Maeda as Tsubasa's Dad (ep 9)
Ikuji Nose as Rintaro's Dad (ep 10)
Juri Kimura as Girl Student (ep 5)
Kaito Takeda as Akitaka Tanagishta (eps 6-7)
Kaori Nakamura as Old Lady (ep 1)
Kaori Nazuka as Aya Katsuragi
Kazuya Nakai as Kenji Kyōbate
Kengo Kawanishi as Kazumi Miwa
Kengo Takanashi as Joy Kusakabe (eps 10-11)
Kyō Yaoya as Haruhi Kasuga (ep 5)
Maaya Sakamoto as Kinuyo Kasuga
Maaya Torigoe as Voicemail (ep 11)
Makoto Furukawa as Takuto Murakami
Makoto Kaneko as
Boy Student (ep 5)
Kimura (ep 11)
Makoto Sahara as Boy Student (ep 4)
Manaka Iwami as
Girl Student (eps 1, 10)
Izumi Asuka (ep 8)
Masaya Matsukaze as Ryōma Shinjō
Momoe Kishimoto as Taiyo's Mom (ep 10)
Mutsuki Iwanaka as
Official (ep 11)
Spectator (ep 12)
Nao Fujita as Ryouka Kasuga (ep 5)
Naoko Komatsu as Head of Year (ep 7)
Naomi Shindoh as Nao's Mom
Natsumi Hioka as Girl Student (ep 3)
Reiō Tsuchida as Boy Student (ep 4)
Rikuya Yasuda as Boy Student (eps 2, 5)
Risa Kubota as Girl Student (ep 1)
Ryoka Yuzuki as Tōma's mother
Satsumi Matsuda as Kei Takada
Sayumi Watabe as Girl Student (ep 2)
Setsuo Ito as Shinji Sasaki (ep 10)
Shiina Natsukawa as Namie Ameno
Shinei Ueki as
Boy Student (eps 1-2)
Spectator (ep 12)
Sho Nogami as You Soga (ep 9)
Shōya Chiba as Takeru Tanaka (eps 6-7)
Shūichi Uchida as Yamashita (ep 11)
Shun Horie as
Nakatani (ep 11)
Official (ep 12)
Sumire Morohoshi as An Takenouchi (ep 9)
Taichi Ichikawa as
Boy Student (ep 2)
Sakai (ep 11)
Taishi Murata as Mamoru Kadowaki
Taito Ban as
Boy Student (ep 1)
Shinjiro Sunagi (eps 6-7, 11)
Takahiro Sakurai as Takayuki Sakurai
Takatsugu Awazu as Taiyo's Dad (ep 10)
Takehiro Hasu as Shingo's Dad (ep 9)
Takeo Ōtsuka as
Official (ep 11)
Satoshi Ashitaka (ep 10)
Takuma Nagatsuka as Boy Student (eps 1-2)
Takuma Terashima as Arashi Oji
Teppei Uenishi as Nozomu Murai
Yōko Imaizumi as Tsubasa's Mom (ep 9)
Yū Akiba as Boy Student (ep 2)
Yū Miyazaki as Masami Ootomo (ep 11)
Yū Sasahara as Girl Student (eps 1-2)
Yū Wakabayashi as Principal (eps 7-8)
Yuka Nukui as Girl Student (ep 2)
Yūki Ishikari as Spectator (ep 12)
Yūki Takada as
Girl Student (eps 10-11)
Hikari Asuka (ep 8)
Yuko Iida as Girl Student (eps 1-2)
Yuko Kaida as Sakura Muroi
Yuna Yoshino as Girl Student (eps 1, 4, 9)
Yūto Uemura as
Riku Itsube (eps 10-12)
Sora Itsube (eps 10-12)
Yūya Hirose as
Boy Student (eps 1-2)
Daiki Ikeda (ep 6)
Yūya Murakami as Jun Soga (ep 9)
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Jerry Jewell
Translation: Sriram Gurunathan (Aniplus Asia)
ADR Script:
Howard Wang (eps 8, 11-12)
Jarrod Greene
Jessica Cavanagh
ADR Engineer:
Alyssa Dumas (ep 3)
Olivia Harris
Paul Cline (ep 5)
Ryan Urbanovsky (ep 7)
ADR Script Supervisor: Jeramey Kraatz
ADR Supervisor: Peter Hawkinson
Assistant ADR Director:
Apphia Yu
Daman Mills (ep 6)
Mike McFarland (ep 7)
Assistant producer:
Samantha Herek
Zach Bolton
Encoding: Charlotte Colart (Wakanim SC)
Lead ADR Engineer: Manuel Aragon
Linguistic Asset Manager: Sarah Alys Lindholm
Materials Coordinator: Trenton Jons
Publication: Jelizaveta Stolarova (Wakanim SC)
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla
Jeremy Jimenez
Subtitle Timing: Krzysztof Kunc (Aniplus Asia)
Supervision: Justine Cocquyt (Wakanim SC)
Talent Coordination: Tara A. Williams
Video Engineer: Brittany Smith
Josh Grelle as Tōma Shinjō
Justin Briner as Maki Katsuragi
Rachel Glass as Kanako Mitsue

Adam Gibbs as Shingo Takenouchi
Brandon McInnis as Yuta Asuka
Dallas Reid as Taiyo Ishigami
Derick Snow as Itsuki Ameno
Garret Storms as Rintaro Futsu
Kate Bristol as Namie Ameno
Madeleine Morris as Kei Takada
Matt Shipman as Nao Tsukinose
Ricco Fajardo as Tsubasa Tsuga
Tia Ballard as Kinuyo Kasuga

Aaron Campbell as
Vice President
Yanagishita
Aaron Dismuke as Nakao
Aaron Roberts as Takayuki Sakurai
Alexis Tipton as Rintaro's Mom (ep 10)
Amber Lee Connors as Tsubasa's Mom (ep 9)
Anastasia Munoz as An's Mom (ep 9)
Austin Tindle as Arashi
Ben Bryant as Tsubasa's Dad (ep 9)
Blake McNamara as Riku
Brandon Potter as Kenji Kyobate
Brianna Roberts as Ryōka
Bryan Massey as Shingo's Dad (ep 9)
Caitlin Glass as Nao’s Mom
Caleb Yen as Shou Kawakami (ep 10)
Casey Casper as Haruhi
Chris Burnett as Kazumi
Christopher Wehkamp as Ryoma Shinjo
Clifford Chapin as Ikeda
Cory Phillips as Satoshi Ashitaka (ep 10)
Cynthia Cranz as Rintaro's Mom
Dalton Tindall as Shinji Sasaki (ep 10)
Daman Mills as Ayumu
Ian Sinclair as Joy
J. Michael Tatum as Taiyo's Dad (ep 10)
Jad Saxton as Hikari
Jamie Marchi as Head of Year
Jeff Plunk as Jun (ep 9)
Jill Harris as Izumi
John Wesley Go as Takuto Murakami
Josh Bangle as Shinjiro
Justin Duncan as Sora
Justin Pate as Kadowaki
Kristin Sutton as Toma's Mom
Kyle Igneczi as Masato
Kyle Phillips as Shō
Lara Woodhull as Maki Katsuragi
Lindsay Seidel as Yuta's Mom
Mallorie Rodak as Rintaro's Birth Mother
Mikaela Krantz as Aya Katsuragi
Monica Rial as Taiyo's Mom (ep 10)
Morgan Garrett as Sakura Muroi
Orion Pitts as Takeru
Philip Weber as Rintaro's Dad (ep 10)
R Bruce Elliott as Principal
Sarah Roach as Female Tennis Student 1G (ep 1)
Sarah Wiedenheft as An Takenouchi
Seth Magill as Fujita
Shawn Gann as Nozomu Murai (ep 10)
Stephen Fu as You (ep 9)
Trina Nishimura as Treasurer
Zach Archibald as Ootomo

English companies
Broadcaster: Aniplus Asia
Internet Streaming:
AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand)
Crunchyroll
FUNimation Entertainment
Wakanim (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)
French staff
French cast
Translation: Kevin Stocker

Encoding: Charlotte Colart
Publication: Jelizaveta Stolarova
Relecture: Marylou Leclerc
Spotting: Charlotte Colart
Supervision: Justine Cocquyt
(none)
French companies
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll
Wakanim
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll (Latin America and Spain)
Spanish cast
(none)
German staff
German cast
Translation: Brigitte Deisenhammer (Wakanim)

Encoding: Charlotte Colart (Wakanim)
Proofreader: Michael Ebersberger (Wakanim)
Publication: Jelizaveta Stolarova (Wakanim)
Spotting: Charlotte Colart (Wakanim)
Supervision: Justine Cocquyt (Wakanim)
(none)
German companies
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll
Wakanim (German-speaking countries)
Russian staff
Russian cast
Translation: Alexander Ivanov (Wakanim)

Encoding: Charlotte Colart (Wakanim RU)
Proofreader: Ekaterina Guseva (Wakanim)
Publication: Jelizaveta Stolarova (Wakanim RU)
Spotting: Charlotte Colart (Wakanim RU)
Supervision: Justine Cocquyt (Wakanim RU)
(none)
Russian companies
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll
Wakanim (Russian-speaking countries)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll (Brazil, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa)
FUNimation Entertainment (Brazil)
Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment (Brazil)
Portuguese cast
(none)

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