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Nine (special)

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Alternative title:
ナイン (Japanese)
Themes: sports
Plot Summary: Niimi Katsuya and his best friend Karasawa Susumu, star sportsmen in track & field and judo respectively, spot a beautiful girl, Nakao Yuri, at their new high school. When they find out that she is the daughter of the baseball team's coach, they immediately volunteer to join the failing team in order to try and get closer to her. But as they learn more about baseball, they start to understand what it means to be one of the nine players on the team, and dream of entering Koshien. (from manga)
Vintage: 1983-05-04
Opening Theme:
"Love Innocent (LOVE・イノセント)" by Mariko Kurata
Ending Theme:
"Manatsu no Runner (真夏のランナー)" by Mariko Kurata
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Gisaburō Sugii
Screenplay: Hirokazu Fuse
Original creator: Mitsuru Adachi
Character Design: Minoru Maeda
Art Director: Hiroshi Ōno
Animation Director: Tsuneo Maeda
Sound Director: Atsumi Tashiro
Executive producer:
Atsumi Tashiro
Yukichi Ohashi
Color design: Masako Fukunaga
Editing: Masashi Furukawa
Planning: Ren Usami
Planning Coordinator: Masunosuke Oohashi
Recording: Shinji Hori
Sound Assistant: Katsuhisa Yoshino
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kashiwabara
Theme Song Arrangement: Hiroaki Serizawa
Theme Song Composition: Hiroaki Serizawa
Theme Song Lyrics: Masao Urino
Theme Song Performance: Mariko Kurata
Titles: Satoru Katayama
Mariko Ishihara as Yuri Nakao
Tōru Furuya as Katsuya Niimi

Akira Kamiya as Kentaro Yamanaka
Chika Sakamoto as Yukimi Yasuda
Ichirō Nagai as Director Nakao
Kaneto Shiozawa as Eiji Kurahashi
Kei Tomiyama as Susumu Karasawa
Yoshikazu Hirano as Jiro Yamanaka
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Group TAC
Backgrounds: Kobayashi Production
Film Developing: Toyo Laboratory
Finish Animation: SHAFT
In-Between Animation:
Kusama Art
Studio Live
Photography: Gallop
Recording Studio: AVACO Creative Studios

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