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Stars Align Anime Reveals Visual, October 10 Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Original TV anime series centers on junior high soft tennis team

The staff for the original television anime Stars Align (Hoshiai no Sora) revealed on Sunday that the anime will premiere on October 10. The show will air on TBS on October 10 late at night (effectively October 11) at 1:58 a.m., before airing on BS-TBS on October 12 late at night (effectively October 13) at 2:30 a.m. The series will have 12 episodes.

The staff also revealed a new visual for the anime.

The anime's cast includes:
(Note: Some name romanizations are not confirmed)

Tasuku Hatanaka as Tōma Shinjō (left) and Natsuki Hanae as Maki Katsuragi (right)

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Itsuki Ameno (left) and Gen Sato as Rintarō Futsu (right)

Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Tsubasa Soga (left) and Keisuke Satō as Shingo Takenouchi (right)

Yūsuke Kobayashi as Nao Tsukinose (left) and Kōhei Amasaki as Taiyō Ishigami (right)

Yoshitaka Yamaya as Yūta Asuka

Mayu Mineda as Kanako Mitsue

Kazuki Akane (Escaflowne series and film, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Noein - to your other self) is directing the anime at 8-Bit and is also supervising and writing the series scripts. Yūichi Takahashi is adapting the original character designs by illustrator Itsuka, and he is also serving as animation director. Miki Takeshita is in charge of scene setting, and Shiori Shiwa is directing the art. Jin Aketagawa is directing the sound at Magic Capsule. Flying Dog is responsible for the music, and instrumental band jizue are composing the music for the anime. Megumi Nakajima will perform the opening theme song "Suisō" (Aquarium), and AIKI from Bless4 will perform the series' ending theme song "KAGO no Naka no Bokura wa" (We Inside a Cage).

The teen adolescence story revolves around the coming of age of boys in a junior high school's soft tennis team, which is on the verge of shutting down. Tōma Shinjō asks Maki Katsuragi, who has just transferred schools, to join the team.

Images © Kazuki Akane, eightbit/Stars Align Production Committee

Source: Press release

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