Ranked #228

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
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.271 (scored by 25,562 users)
Ranked: #2282
Popularity: #752
Members: 60,595
Favorites: 1,332
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(75/75)

Episode Title Aired
1 The One Pitch
Unmei no Ikkyuu (運命の一球)
Oct 6, 2013
2 Partner
Aibou (相棒)
Oct 13, 2013
3 Not Qualified to Be a Pitcher?
Toushu Shikkaku? (投手失格?)
Oct 20, 2013
4 Are You Like Me?
Onaji Type? (同じタイプ?)
Oct 27, 2013
5 A Clash
Gekitotsu (激突)
Nov 3, 2013

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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Ilse
Oct 1, 2014
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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DiabloMask
Apr 13, 2014
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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ITFujoshi
Jul 20, 2014
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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Aruseusu
Jan 1, 2014
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)

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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. 
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Both main heros have similar traits and pitch straight balls only.
Both shows have a good humour. 
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Anime: Kuroko no Basket
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! 
reportRecommended by Rainy-Round
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Difference being that Yowapeda is more character background-centric than Daiya.  
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Anime: Cross Game
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! 
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Recent News

'Diamond no Ace' Receives Second Season for April 2015

'Diamond no Ace' Receives Second Season for April 2015

It was revealed in the 14th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine that Diamond no Ace will be receiving a second season for April titled Diamond no A ~Sec...read more

'Diamond no Ace' to Get Another OVA

According to Amazon Japan, the 46th volume of the Diamond no Ace manga will bundle an original OVA. It will be an original story that was not serialized in the manga...read more


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