Diamond no Ace


Ace of Diamond

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Alternative Titles

English: Ace of Diamond
Synonyms: Daiya no Ace, Ace of the Diamond, Dia no A
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: Sundays at 08:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen, SportsSports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.131 (scored by 7443774,437 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #807
Members: 167,980
Favorites: 3,401
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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

Morishita, Katsuji
Producer, Executive Producer
Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Director
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Noshitani, Mitsutaka
Episode Director


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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)
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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)



Jul 24, 2015
mushimk (All reviews)
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.
Jul 20, 2014
ITFujoshi (All reviews)
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
Mar 31, 2015
karlstein12 (All reviews)
DnA is probably one of the best sports anime that I've come across yet. Although hailing from a country where Baseball is scarce, this started out to be a pretty interesting anime. It begins with an aspiring young pitcher named Eijun Sawamura, who throws a wild ball which flies over the catcher giving him no chance to seize it. This happens to grab the attention of a particular woman who turns out to be a scout for the baseball team of the highly popular school named Seido. Hence unfolding the journey which awaited Eijun in his future.

What really got me into this at first read more
Jun 6, 2015
Cauthan (All reviews)
(This is a spoiler-free review adapted for this site)

[Synopsis]: After failing to take his middle-school team to Nationals, Sawamura Eijun (Osaka, Ryota) decides to enroll at the prestigious Seidou High in order to pursue his aspirations in baseball. The story follows him and the Seidou team as he trains and practices to become the ace pitcher of the team and they try to restore Seidou to its former glory after it’s 6 year absence from the Koushien championship.

[Characters]:

As is the case with many sports shows, Diamond no Ace has an impressively large cast of characters and so I will address the cast mostly as a read more

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

'Diamond no Ace' to Get Another OVA

According to Amazon Japan, the 44th 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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