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Teekyū Anime Renewed for Season 9 This Summer

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Cast members return, with Shin Itagaki once again directing, writing, designing

The official website for the television anime of Piyo and Roots' Teekyū manga revealed on Friday that the anime will get a ninth season this summer. The returning main cast includes:

  • Yui Watanabe as Yuri Oshimoto
  • Suzuko Mimori as Kanae Shinjō
  • Kyōko Narumi as Nasuno Takamiya
  • Kana Hanazawa as Marimo Bandō

Shin Itagaki is once again directing, writing, storyboarding, and designing the characters for the upcoming season at Millepensee.

The original manga and the anime both follow the everyday lives of four girls in a high school tennis club — although they hardly play any tennis.

Piyo and Roots launched the original Teekyū manga in Comic Earth Star in early 2012, and the first anime season was announced just months later on the manga's first book volume. Earth Star Entertainment claims that this is the fastest television anime adaptation ever. A second and third season followed. Crunchyroll streamed the previous eight seasons of the show, as well as the Takamiya Nasuno Desu! and Usakame spinoffs, as they aired in Japan.

The show's eighth season premiered in October, after the seventh season premiered in January 2015, and the sixth season premiered in October 2015. The spinoff series Takamiya Nasuno Desu! (I am Nasuno Takamiya) also premiered in April 2015. Piyo and Roots' spinoff manga Usakame also received a television anime, which premiered in April 2016. Starting from the fourth season of Teekyū, production switched from MAPPA to Millepensee, and the studio also produced the Takamiya Nasuno Desu! and Usakame spinoffs.

Source: Animate Times


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