Ryota Ohsaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Natsuki Hanae, Takahiro Sakurai Lead Ace of Diamond Cast

posted on 2013-08-02 10:30 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
High school baseball anime to premiere on October 6

This year's 37th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine is revealing the cast for the anime adaptation of Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond baseball manga on Wednesday:

  • Ryota Ohsaka as Eijun Sawamura
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Satoru Furuya
  • Natsuki Hanae as Haruichi Kominato
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Kazuya Miyuki

The story of the original manga follows Eijun Sawamura, a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. 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 Shonen 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.

The anime will premiere on Japanese television on October 6 at 8:30 a.m. JST.

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