Diamond no Ace


Ace of Diamond

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Daiya no Ace, Ace of the Diamond, Dia no A
Japanese: ダイヤのA[エース]
English: Ace of Diamond
German: Ace of Diamond
Spanish: Ace of the Diamond
French: Ace of Diamond
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Type: TV
Episodes: 75
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Mar 29, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 08:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 112618112,618 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #963
Members: 238,842
Favorites: 4,562

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Synopsis

With a stray pitch that completely missed the batter, Eijun Sawamura loses his final middle school baseball game. Frustrated by this defeat, Eijun and his teammates vow to reach the national tournament once they are in high school. But everything changes when a scout unexpectedly invites him to Tokyo's prestigious Seidou High School after seeing the potential in his unusual pitching style. Encouraged by his teammates, Eijun accepts the offer, ready to improve his skills and play at a much more competitive level of baseball.

However, now surrounded by a large number of skilled players, Eijun struggles to find his place on the team. He declares that he will one day become the team's ace, but that's only if fellow first year Satoru Furuya doesn't take the title first, with his breakneck fastballs that earn him a coveted spot on the starting roster. With the addition of these talented new players to an already powerful lineup, the Seidou baseball team aims to become the best in Japan, facing off against a number of formidable foes that stand in their way.

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Background

Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Tokyo on September 28, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on October 6, 2013.

Although the anime was originally scheduled to run for a year, an additional two cours were ordered while the series was airing, extending its run.

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Staff

Masuhara, Mitsuyuki
Director
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Noshitani, Mitsutaka
Episode Director
Tanaka, Tomoya
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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)
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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)




Reviews

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 ...
Jul 24, 2015
Mixed Feelings
There's a certain finesse in the way all the characters in this anime have to prove themselves at their favorite sport. Overall, characters psychology and in-game tension is here one of the best you could find in an anime sport, but that's it : for the rest, this anime is way deserved by a pitiful story, pretty much non-existent, and full useless and unbearable flashbacks to know more about characters that will STILL lose at the end (most of the time). You want something original and crazy ? Go for One Outs, that's way better.
Mar 31, 2016
This is my first review but the ratings REALLY displease me.
Please excuse my ranting ^^
--no spoilers--

Pre-review Ranting: [This anime just messes with the anime rating standard. I dropped it multiple times and had to watch the last few episodes recently in order to catch up with "Season 2"(which sadly follows the same drill).
I seperated the ranting from the review, so feel free to only read the review :)]

General Review: [The story and the art aren't bad, and the characters are actually interesting, but the pace the anime is progressing, especially while in matches, is really annoying.. The main character is hardly considered the ...

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