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Mix Baseball Anime Casts Yūma Uchida, Maaya Uchida

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Series about siblings aiming for national tournament premieres in April

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Mitsuru Adachi's Mix baseball manga revealed two additional cast members on Tuesday. Yūma Uchida will play Sōichirō Tachibana, and Maaya Uchida will play Sōichirō's younger sister Otomi Tachibana. In real life, Yūma Uchida is the younger brother of Maaya Uchida.

Yūma Uchida as Sōichirō Tachibana

Maaya Uchida as Otomi Tachibana

Yuuki Kaji will play Sōichirō Tachibana's brother, Tōma Tachibana (seen below). Noriko Hidaka will also reprise her role as Minami Asakura from the Touch anime.

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.

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 website, Comic Natalie


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