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Ace of Diamond Act II Anime Casts Ayumu Murase, Tasuku Hatanaka

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Returning cast announced for upcoming sequel anime

The staff for the anime adaptation of Yūji Terajima's Ace of Diamond Act II (Daiya no A Act II) sequel manga announced the main cast on Wednesday. New cast members include Ayumu Murase as Kaoru Yui, a Seidō High student who comes from a baseball family, and Tasuku Hatanaka as Hirofumi Asada, another Seidō High student.

The returning cast includes:

The anime will premiere in 2019.

Terajima's original Ace of Diamond baseball manga inspired a television anime that premiered in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the 75-episode series as it aired in Japan. Ace of Diamond: Second Season premiered in April 2015, and Crunchyroll also streamed the 51-episode series as it aired.

Terajima launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2006. He ended the first part of the manga in January 2015, and Kodansha published 47 volumes for the manga. Terajima then launched Ace of Diamond Act II in August 2015. The fourth and fifth manga volumes bundled anime DVDs in 2016.

The manga won the shōnen category of the 34th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2010. Kodansha Comics began releasing the manga digitally in English in March 2017.

The manga has also inspired a series of stage plays, and the fifth stage play premiered in September 2017.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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