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Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Anime Gets New Trailer, 6 Cast Members

Earlier today, the official Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine anime website updated with a new teaser trailer and six cast members.

We break the details down below.


The minute-long promo cuts between photos of a baseball stadium, as character dialogue sets the scene. At the 25-second mark, the live-action pictures give way to footage of the show in action.


  • Aoi Asada: Rika Tachibana
  • Ayaka Nakano: Yurika Takagi
  • Kana Tsukumo: Haruka Shiraishi
  • Maiko Kurashiki: Iori Saeki
  • Maria Hase: Sarara Yashima
  • Yoshimi Iwaki: Nanami Yamashita

Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine will hit Japanese TV in April 2019.

Susumu Kudo (Mardock Scramble, Hoop Days) will direct the project at TMS Entertainment, with Takayuki Noguchi (Queen’s Blade Unlimited, Girls Beyond the Wasteland) providing character designs. Jin Tanaka (Anne-Happy, Go! Princess Precure) is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Tsubasa Arihara: Nozomi Nishida
  • Ryo Shinonome: Reina Kondou
  • Yuuki Nozaki: Saki Minami
  • Tomoe Kawakita: Honoka Inoue
  • Akane Ukita: Yumiri Hanamori
  • Waka Suzuki: Yumi Midorikawa

Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Anime VisualThe Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine smartphone launched in June 2017 on iOS an Android. The free-to-start game currently boasts more than 100,000 installs on Android, as of press time. The game, which bills itself as a “youth experience baseball game,” places players in the role of a former senior league ace player, who was forced to quit due to an injury. They resolve to never pick up the bat again, as he moves to his grandmother’s home and enrolls in a new school. The player’s life is forever changed, though, when they meet Tsubasa Arihara, who persuades the player to manage their baseball team and eventually bring the team to the prestigious Koshien tournament.

The game revolves around compiling a team of players (from 50 in all as of press time), whom they train and up their skills. All the while, the player experiences their team’s stories, and their relationships grow.

Bkub Okawa, who is best known for creating Pop Team Epic, is producing a series of four-panel comics for the franchise. These are available on the game’s website, with 38 installments available as of press time.

Source: Ota-suke

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