News Taishō Yakyū Musume Anime's New Promo Video Streamed
posted on 2009-04-10 15:07 EDT
The TBS television station in Tokyo has updated its website for the Taishō Yakyū Musume (Taishō-Era Baseball Girls.) anime on Friday with a one-minute promotional video. The video first ran during last month's Tokyo International Anime Fair. The anime will adapt Atsushi Kagurazaka's two historical slice-of-life novels about two 14-year-old Japanese high school girls named Koume and Akiko who decide to start a baseball team in Japan in 1925. At the time, few baseball teams — male or female — exist in the country. First though, the two girls have no clue where to find nine players, how to use the equipment, and what even the rules are.
The anime will premiere in Japan this summer. Takashi Ikehata (Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Genshiken, Potemayo) is both directing and co-writing the project at the J.C. Staff studio. The other writers are Nobuhiko Tenkawa and Masahiko Shiraishi (D.I.C.E.). Kanetoshi Kamimoto (Burst Angel, Mushi-Uta) is adapting the characters for animation based on Sadaji Koike's novel illustrations. Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine launched the manga version by Shinpei Ito (Hyper Dolls, Moldiver, Cutie Honey aGoGo!) last July.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō
Image © Atsushi Kagurazaka/Tokuma Shoten/Tōhō Seika Sakurabana-Kai
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