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Diamond no Ace

Diamond no Ace

Alternative Titles

English: Ace of Diamond
Synonyms: Daiya no Ace, Ace of the Diamond
Japanese: ダイヤのA[エース]

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 75
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Mar 29, 2015
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 15650 users)
Ranked: #2212
Popularity: #858
Members: 42,133
Favorites: 665
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The story follows Eijun Sawamura, a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan's storied Koushien championships through hard work and determination.

(Source: ANN)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 75
Aired  Oct 6, 2013 to Mar 29, 2015
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Diamond no Ace
Side story: Diamond no Ace OVA
Sequel: Diamond no Ace: Second Season

Characters & Voice Actors

Furuya, Satoru
Furuya, Satoru
Main
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Japanese
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Kominato, Haruichi
Kominato, Haruichi
Main
Hanae, Natsuki
Japanese
Hanae, Natsuki
Miyuki, Kazuya
Miyuki, Kazuya
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sawamura, Eijun
Sawamura, Eijun
Main
Osaka, Ryota
Japanese
Osaka, Ryota

Staff

Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Director
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Konuta, Kenji
Script, Series Composition
Sasajima, Keiichi
Storyboard



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Oct 1, 2014
Ilse
Diamond no Ace isn't completed at the time of this review, but I wanted to write a positive review on the anime so maybe more people would watch it. Diamond no Ace is one of the most enjoyable anime I've ever seen. Of course you must be wondering how watching an anime about baseball could possibly be so enjoyable. I'm not much of a baseball fan or sports fan for that matter myself, but Diamond no Ace succeeds in drawing the viewers into all the excitement of the sport with all it's dramatized action.

The story isn't anything unique or original. The plot is basically read more
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Mar 9, 2015
lightpollution
***contains minor spoilers****

Overall: 8.5

Diamond no Ace is a sports anime that is tastefully balanced with the right amount of realism, humor, and shounen elements that will make you binge watch one episode after another. If you are a fan well-developed sports anime such as Haiykuu, Ookikute Furikabutte, Baby Steps, and Kuroko no Basket, you will likely find yourself enjoying Diamond no Ace.

If you're looking for a unique sports anime like One Outs, then Diamond no Ace is not for you; it is as classic of a sports anime as it gets. However, I think that Diamond no Ace is probably one of more deftly read more
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Jul 20, 2014
ITFujoshi
This was my first venture into the sports anime genre, and DnA just sucked me into it like a black hole. I've never watched a single baseball game in my life and I've never showed any interest in the sport. I honestly thought that I wouldn't like this show, but if it's good enough to get approved for 52 episodes in its first season (and the fact that it was being produced by Madhouse), I thought I'd give it a try. I can honestly say that DnA has become one of my all-time favourite shows.

The story (10/10) is pretty straightforward: we follow Sawamura's journey as read more
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Apr 13, 2014
DiabloMask
It's hard to talk about what's actually great about this anime, it's the type of anime that you'd just get excited by watching, even if you sometimes don't know why exactly is it so exciting.

-Story-
The story isn't so interesting, it won't draw your attention when you read the synopses, especially since the show took a kinda different way than the first two episodes.
It starts with the main character "Sawamura Eijun" who loves Baseball, and plays it everyday with his friends, who are not so good at it, one day he gets a chance to go to "Seido" a school with a strong Baseball team, even read more
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Recommendations

A gift for sports fans, both series delivers themselves with competitive teamwork and plays that focuses on development. The main characters has a passion for the sport that they are playing and works towards their goal to becoming stronger each episode. Their teammates helps them along the way while tackling through difficult obstacles. It is realistic as we see how much the characters grow through their development over the course. I recommend both series especially if you're the type into sports with competitive team play. 
They're both baseball anime with the main character being a pitcher, who's pitching got a certain quirk due to never receiving proper coaching. They're different in that Oofuri's Mihashi is the ace of a new established team and lacks self-confidence, while DnA's Sawamura joins a high school baseball elite school and is overconfident despite being no where near the ability of the regular members of the team. 
Both main heros have similar traits and pitch straight balls only.
Both shows have a good humour. 
They both have great characters with the same passion for their respective sports, although Kagami is more similar to the main character in Diamond no Ace than in Kuroko. So they have a similar feel to them in terms of characters... somewhat (though none can match up to GOM, Seirin, or BaKagami). My first recommendation but I think it'll work! 
Both are sports genre anime that don't rely on supernatural ability-like twists. They stress character development and aren't afraid to have the protagonist or protagonist's team lose in order to strengthen the plot. 
Both are about baseball and wanting to bring one's team to Koshien. Whereas Diamond no Ace is more about the sport and nothing but the sport, Cross Game brings a lot more to the table, such as drama and romance. Although I find both to be very enjoyable anime, Cross Game holds a special place in my heart...it is one of the best anime I have ever seen (go to my profile--I've seen A LOT of anime) and is definitely the best sports anime I've seen yet. If you like Diamond no Ace and baseball animes in general, you MUST watch Cross Game! 

Opening Theme

#1: "Go EXCEED!!" by Tom-H@ck featuring Masayoshi Oishi (eps 1-25)
#2: "Perfect HERO" by Tom-H@ck featuring Masayoshi Oishi (eps 26-51)
#3: "Hashire! Mirai (疾走れ!ミライ)" by Glay (eps 52-75)

Ending Theme

#1: "Seek Diamonds" by Yoko Hikasa (eps 1-13)
#2: "Glory! (グローリー!)" by Suzuko Mimori (eps 14-25)
#3: "Mirai e Tsunage (未来へつなげ)" by DOP (Diamond no Ace Ouen Project: Wakaba, Haruno Yoshikawa, Takako Fujiwara, Sachiko Umemoto, Yui Natsukawa with AOP) (eps 26-37)
#4: "CLOUD NINE" by Seidou High School Basebal Club (Ryota Ohsaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Natsuki Hanae) (eps 38-51)
#5: "PROMISED FIELD" by Seidou High School Basebal Club (Ryota Ohsaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Natsuki Hanae) (eps 52-63)
#6: "FINAL VICTORY" by Seidou High Baseball Club (Ryota Ohsaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Natsuki Hanae) (eps 64-75)
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