English: Ace of Diamond
Synonyms: Daiya no Ace, Ace of the Diamond
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to ?
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.081 (scored by 9284 users)
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SynopsisThe 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Diamond no Ace
Side story: Diamond no Ace OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
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.
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 though he turns down the offer, because he doesn't want to leave his friends who got stuck playing Baseball with him for too long, but he ends up going anyway, after he tries to play a little challenge against a Seido player, which gets him so excited.
After that, the plot focuses on all of the players, and we never see Sawamura's friends again (not until episode 27 at least).
I'm actually okay with that, because all of the characters are interesting, and the rivalry among the team's players is what makes this show so unique, it kinda reminded me of Slam Dunk.
The art of this show is so amazing, it deserves a prize! you can actually check out the opening theme, the art of the show is as good as that, and its level doesn't drop at any point, it's always beautiful.
The way the characters look when they are serious gets me excited even more than I already am!
The first opening is very good, I listened to it in every episode, I also liked the second opening, The endings are beautiful too.
The background music is awesome, I sometimes think that the music is what makes me get too excited in this show!
Let's see, there are already more than twenty characters, and every one of them is interesting in their own way, I like how the attention is not only focused on the main character Sawamura, but every other player in the team gets to have their role in the show, even though some characters didn't have their time to shine, not yet at least.
I was planning to ignore all other points and only talk about how enjoyable this anime is, if you give it a try, you may end up watching it through the latest episode in one set, it doesn't contain any fillers, and never waste the time of the episode, almost every episode contains some action, or drama.
Also, the funny moments are funny, they never ruin the atmosphere, they actually make it more interesting.
And what makes it more enjoyable, is the details about the training, and how every character has a specialty, and even though they support each other, they're rivals as well.
If you want something enjoyable and easy to watch, that's Diamond no Ace. read more
I have never written a review before, nor had I planned to. And I really dont care how un-review-like this review may be. I had to do it. I had to make an exception, just for this series, because I don not think that this series has got the credit or acknowledgement that is deserves. I will not go into detail about the story, the characters, sound or any of that (HOWEVER, I love the opening, story, characters and art.. such beautiful art...)
All I will say is this: This show is amazing.
Its hilarious. Its intense. Its my favourite anime EVER. (and that's saying something)
I have not seen any other sports anime (apart from YowaPedal which is also currently airing), so I have nothing to compare this to. I have not read the manga either; I was going to, but this show is so damn god I cant bring myself to spoil the next part of the story.
I have seen a lot of anime, but never have I responded to any like this. After watching the latest episode (13) I downloaded the series and have since watched all the episodes up until then again. I seriously cannot get enough of this show!
I feel so inspired by the main protagonist, Eijun Sawamura; he knows he is not the best, and very far from it. He does not know his potential and does not understand his true talent- which really stands out in this story. Us as viewers know he has it, and he has to become aware of it himself. He has an unwavering dream of becoming the best, the ace of the team, and is simply inspiring. I find it hard to describe, but if you watch the show, you are sure to understand. Though some may seem bothered by his personality, I love it. He is comical when he needs to be, but also serious and has unmatched trust and devotion to his teammates. Each character is individual and different, and it is hard not to like any of them.
As far as the story goes, many people have dropped it because of the slow start- it currently has an unknown number of episodes and the manga is still ongoing, so it is likely to be a longer running anime. However, after episode 10, things start getting more intense, and episode 13 was absolutely perfect.
If you have spare time on your hands, go watch this. if you don't, go watch it anyway. If you think you don't like baseball (like me), watch it. I don't care. I think I'm becoming a baseball fan just because of this anime. I LIVE for my Sundays now, as soon as the latest episode is released, I drop everything to watch it
I went into this anime not expecting much (not being a fan of baseball), and came out with it being my favourite anime of all time. This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if even one person gets as much enjoyment and excitement out of this anime as I did, then my job is as good as done. So why are you still here? Go watch it! read more
Both main heros have similar traits and pitch straight balls only.
Both shows have a good humour.
Both heroes are hot-headed and only pitch straight balls. Also, both are pretty idiotic.
Goro is a massive baseball fan and one of the best players, while Sawamura knows nothing about baseball despite being a pitcher for a while and has to fully build his foundation.
Very similar main characters and style of humor. Both are about baseball and display a good amount of suspense.
They're both anime about baseball with the main character being a hotheaded pitcher.
-Similar Main Characters
-Both have the same type of humor
-Both are based off of baseball
Well, for starters, the two revolve around a guy who loves baseball and always is playing it. The main characters don't really care if their teamates are good or bad, they just want to play baseball. The two animes are great and you can't get enough of them.
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.
Both are sports anime. One is about volleyball and the other is about baseball. Both anime have highly passionate main characters who are aiming for the top.
The main character starts with a team made of newbies from an unknown school.
The main character also is very skilled.
The main character goes to an elite school for the sport.
They are both freshman going into high school.
They both have rivals on the same team.
Only difference is that 1 is volleyball and 1 is baseball.
Both main characters are very talented, competitive, somewhat hard-headed, and are very enthusiastic about the sport they love.
Both MC's are often underestimated by others but always manage to surprise the people around them about what they can do and how much potential they really have.
Before they went to high school, both MC's were from middle schools that are no good in the particular sport.
One is about baseball and the other is about volleyball; however, both anime have that element of "excitement" that will leave watchers hanging after every episode. Both are great!
If you love one of these two anime you'll surely love the other!
Both have underdog protagonists that are optimistic, love the sport they play and have a lot of talent even though their experience in the sport might be less than most of the other players.
Both about a team sport.
Both about a partnership formed in the team and how they work together to overcome obstacle.
Though they both have a "main" protagonist, ultimately, both animes has two main protagonists that it develops over the course of the series.
If you like one, you would most definitely like the other.
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-)
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-)
#4: "CLOUD NINE" by Seidou High School Basebal Club (Ryota Ohsaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Natsuki Hanae)
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