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Yakyūbu Aruaru Book About Baseball Club Life Gets Anime Shorts

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3 shorts based on reporter Kikuchi-Senshu's writings with manga art by Tetsurō Kuromatsu

Yakyūbu Aruaru, a 2011 book about life in a baseball club, is being adapted into a series of television anime shorts this week. The book is based on the sports reports of Kikuchi-Senshu (Kikuchi Player, the penname of Yakyū Kozō magazine editor Takahiro Kikuchi), and it describes what often happens in a typical amateur baseball club. It features one-panel manga by manga artist Tetsurō Kuromatsu.

The anime will have three five-minute episodes that will air on the Ishikawa Prefecture's Hokuriku Asahi Broadcasting station on July 8, 9, and 10. Part of the anime is already being previewed on YouTube:

Byakuya Shobo published the first Yakyūbu Aruaru volume in 2011, and the Yakyūbu Aruaru 2 volume shipped in 2012. The original book inspired the "real baseball club youth comedy" manga Yakyūbu ni Hanataba o ~Knockin' On Yakyubu's Door~ by Kuromatsu, and Akita Shoten is publishing the sixth manga volume on July 8.

Source: Comic Natalie

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