Shouta Aoi to Join Ace of Diamond Anime Cast
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
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. The anime also stars Hiro Shimono as Norifumi Kawakami, Hiroki Touchi as Tesshin Kataoka, Masakazu Morita as Kōchirō Tanba, Nobuyuki Hiyama as Kyokuni Azuma, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Shinji Kanemaru, Yumi Uchiyama as Rei Takashima.
Terajima launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006, and Kodansha published the 44th volume in September. The manga won the shōnen category of the 34th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2010.
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