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Tom-H@ck, Masayoshi Ōishi Make Ace of Diamond: 2nd Season's Ending Song

posted on by Egan Loo
Artists reunite after making 1st anime's 1st two opening themes

The official Twitter account for the Ace of Diamond television anime announced on Sunday that Tom-H@ck and Masayoshi Ōishi are contributing the ending theme song for Daiya no A ~Second Season~ (Ace of Diamond: Second Season). The two are credited for the song "Kimero!!" as the new unit name "OxT" (pronounced "okuto").

Tom-H@ck previously wrote and arranged the first Ace of Diamond anime series' first opening theme songs, "Go Exceed!!" and "Perfect Hero," and those two songs were credited under the two artists' previous unit name, "Tom-H@ck featuring Masayoshi Ōishi."

The new season will premiere on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Setouchi, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting on April 6 at 6:00 p.m., and will air every Monday in the same time slot. Other channels will then run the new season, and Niconico and other services will also stream the anime.

The announcement of the new ending theme song was made during the anime's collaboration with the Seibu Lions baseball team during a game at the Seibu Prince Dome stadium:

The rock band Glay is also returning to contribute the ending theme song for Daiya no A ~Second Season~.

The story of Yūji Terajima's original manga begins with 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.

The first Ace of Diamond Anime season premiered in 2013 in Japan, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The manga also inspired an original anime DVD last November.

Terajima launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006, and the manga won the shōnen category of the 34th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2010.

[Via Nijimen]

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