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Diamond no Ace


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.221 (scored by 45,317 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #772
Members: 101,595
Favorites: 2,198
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Mitsuyuki, Masuhara
Director
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Konuta, Kenji
Script, Series Composition
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Storyboard


Edit 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)

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

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
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.
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 16, 2015
Npk005 (All reviews)
This is my first review on one of my favorite anime as well as one of my second best sports anime of all time. This is a kind of anime which makes you watch for more after each episode. This anime does character development superbly.

Story 9
The story of this anime is well written. IT shows all the aspect of main character life as well as gives enough story of side characters. It knows the perfect timing of telling the story of character and makes sure that person watching it doesn't get bored. Even though the story is well written the episodes in the series feel read more

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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

'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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