The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Mitsuru Adachi‘s Mix baseball manga revealed on Tuesday that Kana Hanazawa will play Haruka Ōyama. The account also revealed the second key visual for the series.
The anime will premiere on April 6 and air on YTV and NTV on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. (what is currently Ace Attorney Season 2‘s timeslot).
The previously announced cast includes:
Yuuki Kaji as Tōma Tachibana
Yūma Uchida as Sōichirō Tachibana
Maaya Uchida as Otomi Tachibana
Noriko Hidaka will also reprise her role as Minami Asakura from the Touch anime.
Odahiro Watanabe (Soul Buster, Tokyo Ghoul:re) is directing the anime at OLM. Atsuhiro Tomioka (Ace Attorney both seasons, Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon XY & Z) is overseeing the series scripts, and scriptwriters include Tatsuto Higuchi, Kenichi Yamada, Yoshifumi Fukushima, and Chinatsu Houjou. Takao Maki (Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls, Laughing Under the Clouds) is designing the characters, and Norihito Sumitomo (Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Z Kai) is composing the music.
The manga’s story is set in Meisei Academy about 30 years after the events in Adachi’s Touch manga. The story centres on two stepbrothers who are aiming to compete in the national Kōshien baseball tournament.
Adachi launched the series in Shogakukan‘s Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2012, and the 14th compiled book volume shipped on Tuesday. The series has more than 7.5 million copies in print (including digital sales).
The Touch baseball manga ran in Shogakukan‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 1981 to 1986. The series inspired a television anime in 1985, which received several television specials and film sequels. The manga also inspired a live-action film in 2005.