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Mix Baseball Anime Casts Yuuki Kaji, Reveals Visual

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series about siblings aiming for national tournament premieres in April

The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Mitsuru Adachi's Mix baseball manga revealed on Tuesday that Yuuki Kaji will play Tōma Tachibana, the younger of the Tachibana brothers who hope to compete at Kōshien. The account also revealed the first key visual for the anime.

Yuuki Kaji as Tōma Tachibana

The anime will premiere in April and air on NTV and YTV on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

Odahiro Watanabe (Soul Buster, Tokyo Ghoul:re) is directing the anime at OLM. Atsuhiro Tomioka (Ace Attorney both seasons, Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon XY & Z) is overseeing the series scripts, and scriptwriters include Tatsuto Higuchi, Kenichi Yamada, Yoshifumi Fukushima, and Chinatsu Houjou. Takao Maki (Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls, Laughing Under the Clouds) is designing the characters, and Norihito Sumitomo (Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Z Kai) is composing the music.

Noriko Hidaka will reprise her role as Minami Asakura from the Touch anime.

The manga's story is set in Meisei Academy about 30 years after the events in Adachi's Touch manga. The story centers on two step brothers who are aiming to compete in the national Kōshien baseball tournament.

Adachi launched the series in Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2012, and the 13th compiled book volume shipped on August 9. The series has more than 7.5 million copies in print (including digital sales).

The Touch baseball manga ran in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 1981 to 1986. The series inspired a television anime in 1985, which received several television special and film sequels. The manga also inspired a live-action film in 2005.

Sources: Mix anime's Twitter account, The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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