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Ace of the Diamond Act II Gets New Visual, Theme Songs, April 2019 Premiere


Earlier today, the official Ace of Diamond anime website updated with a new key visual for Ace of Diamond Act II, as well as details on the show’s theme songs. We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The image features the Seidou High team in uniform, ready to hit the field.

Ace of Diamond Act II Anime Visual

Theme Songs

Rock group Glay will perform the show’s opening theme song, which was written by vocalist Teru. OxT will perform closing theme song Golden After-School.

Premiere

Ace of Diamond Act II will air on April 2. The full premiere schedule is as follows:

  • TV Tokyo (& Affiliates): 4/2/2019 at 17:55 (4/2/2019 at 5:55PM)
  • AT-X: 4/2/2019 at 22:00 (4/2/2019 at 10:00PM)
  • BS Teleto: 4/4/2019

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Kaoru Yui: Ayumu Murase
  • Hirofumi Asada: Tasuku Hatanaka
  • Eijun Sawamura: Ryota Ohsaka
  • Satoru Furuya: Nobunaga Shimazaki
  • Kazuya Miyuki: Takahiro Sakurai
  • Kōshū Okumura: Yūma Uchida
  • Yōichi Kuramochi: Shintarō Asanuma
  • Haruichi Kominato: Natsuki Hanae
  • Yūki Masashi: Shunsuke Takeuchi
  • Takuma Seto: Daiki Yamashita

Ayumu Murase and Tasuku Hatanaka are new roles for the season.

Ace of Diamond is based on Yūji Terajima’s manga of the same name. The first series, which ran from 2013 to 2016, was directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Polar Bear’s Café, Chi’s Sweet Home ) at Madhouse and Production I.G. Minoru Ueda (Eyeshield 21: The Phantom Golden Bowl, Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory) provided character designs, while Kenji Konuta (Library War, Blood Lad) took charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll currently streams the Ace of Diamond anime. They describe the show as:

I want to pitch to that mitt again… A meeting with catcher Kazuya Miyuki changed the 15-year-old Eijun Sawamura’s life. He said goodbye to all his friends and knocked upon the door of Seidou, a prestigious baseball school, intent on testing his own strength. There, he met many proud baseball players who were betting everything on the sport! A classic tale, yet new and fresh. All the emotion and excitement of the popular baseball manga is at last coming to television in the form of an anime!

Terajima’s original Ace of Diamond manga launched in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2006. The series ran through 2015, spanning forty-seven collected volumes. The sequel, titled Ace of Diamond Act II launched in the same publication in 2015. The ongoing title spans fifteen collected volumes, with the latest hitting stores on January 17.

Sources: MoCa News, Comic Natalie

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