Another series that is a hot topic of discussion for anime fans who saw the original Touch baseball anime is the spiritual successor which will be premiering next month, Mix from the same creator, Mitsuru Adachi.
Earlier today, the official website launched our first look at the upcoming series to the internet with a thirty-second TV spot. The spot reveals quite a bit of character art and sports action for only half a minute.
Mix will air on April 6, on NTV and YTV. The show is slated to be shown on Saturdays in the 17:30 (5:30PM) block.
Odahiro Watanabe (Tokyo Ghoul:re, Soul Buster) was tapped to direct the project at OLM, with Takao Maki (Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls, Laughing Under The Clouds) providing character designs. Atsuhiro Tomioka (Pokémon: Black and White, Ray) is in charge of series composition. Other confirmed crew members include:
- Script: Chinatsu Houjou
- Script: Kenichi Yamada
- Script: Tatsuto Higuchi
- Script: Yoshifumi Fukushima
- Music: Norihito Sumitomo
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Minami Asakura: Noriko Hidaka
- Tōma Tachibana: Yuuki Kaji
- Otomi Tachibana: Maaya Uchida
- Sōichirō Tachibana: Yūma Uchida
- Haruka Ōyama: Kana Hanazawa
Hidaka is reprising her role from the 1985 Touch anime TV series.
Mitsuru Adachi’s Mix launched in the pages of Shogakukan’s Monthly Shōnen Sunday on May 12, 2012. The ongoing series currently spans thirteen volumes, with the latest hitting stores on August 9, 2018.
The title is set thirty years after the events of Touch, and is takes place at Meisei High School. Two stepbrothers, Touma and Souichirou Tachibana, aim to bring the school back to Koshien after their fathers managed to do the same three decades prior.