Extreme Baseball Anime Tribe Nine Casts Kensho Ono
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games' new Tribe Nine project revealed on Friday that Kensho Ono has joined the cast as Eiji Todoroki of the Setagaya Tribe. The tribe is all wealthy millionaires, since members must contribute massive amounts of funds to join.
The previously announced cast members include:
- Shun Horie as Haru Shirogane
- Akira Ishida as Shun Kamiya
- Chiharu Sawashiro as Taiga
- Mai Fuchigami as Saori Arisugawa
- Mutsumi Tamura as Santarō Mita
- Fukushi Ochiai as Manami Daimon
- Shōya Chiba as Kazuki Aoyama
- Hiroshi Naka as Tenshin Ōtori
- Junichi Suwabe as Ōjirō Ōtori
- Mikako Komatsu as Yuī Kamiki
- Kentarō Kumagai as Hyakutarō Senju
- Toshiki Masuda as Rankichi Umeda
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Tatsuto Tatsunuma
- Yūichi Nakamura as Yajirobe Ueno
- Daisuke Ono as Hanafuda Sakura
- Junta Terashima as Fucho Sonoda, Ōta Tribe's leader
- Reina Kondo as Enoki Yukigaya
- Yukihiro Nozuyama as Kiyoshiro Haneda
- Kenichirō Matsuda as Roku Saigo
- Gakuto Kajiwara as Kai Asahikawa
- Wataru Komada as Yutaka Gotanda
- Misato Murai as Minami Oi
Funimation is co-producing the anime. Yū Aoki is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Michiko Yokote is supervising the series scripts, and Yosuke Yabumoto is adapting Rui Komatsuzaki (Danganronpa franchise) and Simadoriru's original character designs for animation. Masafumi Takada (Danganronpa franchise) is composing the music, and Lantis is producing the music. Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa franchise) is credited with the original story concept, and Akatsuki's Shūhei Yamaguchi is serving as chief producer.
Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games describe the project set in "20XX in the country of Neo Too Kyo," where young people form tribes after the collapse of society:
This title is set in a fictional location that is similar to the 23 Wards of Tokyo, with outlaw gangs of each ward battling for prestige via extreme baseball.
The anime will begin airing and streaming next January.
The project also features a Webtoon and a smartphone 3D action role-playing game
Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games announced the project in February 2020 with several project team members from the Danganronpa franchise.