Shouta Aoi to Join Ace of Diamond Anime Cast
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The official Twitter account for the Ace of Diamond anime series announced on Tuesday that voice actor Shouta Aoi will join the cast as Seidou High School freshman pitcher Hideaki Tōjō.
Aoi has also appeared in Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 2000% as Ai Mikaze, in Shōnen Hollywood - Holly Stage for 49 as Daiki Tomii, and in Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu as Ayumu Tamari.
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.
Madhouse and Production I.G are producing the series. Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Blade, Kobato.) is directing, and Kenji Konuta (Library War, Blood Lad) is handling the series composition.
Terajima launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen 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.
Update: Background info updated. Thanks, Hameyadea
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