Diamond no Ace

Ace of Diamond

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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


Score: 8.111 (scored by 112606112,606 users)
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Ranked: #4572
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Popularity: #962
Members: 238,815
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Both are top-tier shounen sport anime. In both series the cast is colorful and charming, the comedy is excellent and the story is impressively unpredictable.  
report Recommended by VVayfarer
Both are realistic anime based on baseball. Both feature exciting scenes, an unpredictable plot and excellent comedy. As for differences, DnA has a much stronger shounen element to it, with a huge and yet amazing cast, great music and an impressive number of scenes that really get the viewer fired up, while Oofuri is more technical, unique and original, and all in all has a very realistic feel to it.  
report Recommended by VVayfarer
Both main heros have similar traits and pitch straight balls only. Both shows have a good humour. 
report Recommended by janusik5
In terms of excitement, these anime are top notch. Both manage to keep you on the edge of your seat with interesting games and plenty of suspense. Each has a cast of interesting and diverse characters that interact with each other beautifully. There's also a decent amount of humor that lightens up each show while they compete against seemingly unbeatable teams. Their art styles both make the action seem more pleasing and impressive to view. Lastly, they are (in my opinion) two of the best sports anime there are, with the only occupying the same top tier as them being Hajime no Ippo. If you  read more 
report Recommended by MrPositron
Explores friendships, team work, hard work and dedication of each sports striving towards a common goal. Difference being that Yowapeda is more character background-centric than Daiya.  
report Recommended by alysael
Both series are similar in having : • Countryside MC playing & loving his favorite sport : Baseball for Diamond, Soccer for Ao. • Great teammate spirit, keeping his love for the sport and minding his mates. • Having to leave country to go in Tokyo to play at an higher level • MC have similar temperament, noisy, overjoyed, positive mind 
report Recommended by Cainael
Both are sport related. The MCs are shown to have immense potential which hasnt ripened at the start. The MC are idiots. Both animes have the similar story where the MC works really hard to come up with the 'not giving up' attitude.  
report Recommended by rya11111
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! 
report Recommended by eizeral
Here we go: Days and Diamond no Ace. They are not the same but do have some pretty cool points in common, that while watching Days reminded me of Diya no A. - The main characters in both couldn't be more different from eachother to be honest but they are both surrounded by wonderful team-mates and the series dedicate quite some quality time to develop them all, or most of them. - both main characters are enrolled in schools with a powerhouse sports club (being soccer's club in Days and baseball's club in Diya no A) which carries big experience and expectations from the audience of the anime  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
One Outs is the most intense anime on baseball. It starts a bit slow, but then it gets into the game and stays focused on the mind games that a genius pitcher is plotting against a very wide range of talented or cheating adversaries. One Outs doesn't have the high school/college drama part, but its about another extremely talented pitcher who joins the team after being discovered in a rather shady business. Recommended if you enjoyed the tension and the team work of the second episode of Ace of Diamonds  
report Recommended by Morridine
Both are related to sports- Free is dominate by swimming where as Diamond no Ace features baseball. The sports genre of Anime is truly amazing! It all comes down to those few seconds of you leaning into the screen with sweat on the edge of your seat wondering who will win and who will lose. The action makes you want to scream in anticipation on both sides. However a contrast between these two Anime is that Free! is a very fast pace sport because of swimming coming down to the winners being distinguished by a mere millisecond. With baseball however the games can get drawn out  read more 
report Recommended by HoruDEyorokobi
Baby Steps features a main character similar to Eijun Sawamura (from Diamond no Ace) by the name of Maruo Eiichiro. They are similar in that they are both diamonds in the rough in their respected sports but with hard work and dedication, they begin to make names for themselves. Note: Although Baby Steps has recently started (first episode came out on April 6, 2014), I have read most of the manga so that is how I am able to make this recommendation. I'll edit this as more episodes come out.  
report Recommended by HIGHonLIFE1012
Both of these anime are sports-based shows that follow a uniquely skilled main character that is surrounded by impressive talent. The main character tries their best to improve their own skills not just for their own sake, but for the sake of their team, friends, and their seniors on the team who have dedicated so much. I also make this recommendation because I really enjoyed both, so I thought that others would find a similar connection between them. 
report Recommended by tacticalchaoz
Both anime are about baseball, both main characters are not intelligent however they are excellent at baseball and get stronger as the story progresses. However Major focusses more on the protagonist while diamond no ace goes more in depth into the entire team. 
report Recommended by Obradz77
This is special recom for Asta fans. And here is why: - Main character is same emotional and very loud - There are also others very loud players - Both Asta and Eijun are stubborn and oh well... both aren't too inteligent 
report Recommended by junmisugi
Both are sports. Highly visual. Beautiful animation. Compelling story. Fun characters. 
report Recommended by DakrCloud
It’s really easy to get into other kinds of sports anime if you love at least one, but I often thought while watching this show: “Diamond no Ace is the Hajime no Ippo of baseball”. The sense of humor and approach to the characters felt so similar, there’s no doubt that Ippo was an influence on Daiya imho.  
report Recommended by Orange_Afro
The main characters are both fools who want to reach for the top of their respective fields. They usually use their innate talent and determination to break through the barriers set by their peers, who look down on them. The main characters are arrogant and see themselves in high regards. All of their teammates see themselves as on their level or above their level. There's that girl who admires the ignorant main character without their knowledge.  
report Recommended by Allice84
The Kaido arc in Major is basically all of Diamond no Ace. Both are baseball animes with an overenthusiastic, wild pitcher as the main character. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
Gurazeni shows the life of Pro basketballers after they graduated and have entered the sports world! Diamond no Ace is about basketball during their high school days. As a fan of Japanese Anime I find Gurazeni closer to life as the challenges Bonda (The main Protagonist) face are funny and fells real! 
report Recommended by kaysuke
First you may say what are similarities of those anime if they are totally different genres? Well there are some, first it's sense of humour and lot's of jokes. Another one is that both of them are anime about young people that are exploring and learning life in different ways. And oh last but not least Sawamura is loud person, same like many of characters used in Grand Blue series. 
report Recommended by junmisugi
Both tv series are about baseball! More similarities: - main character are stubborn and like to joke around - there are much more male characters than females - training and thinking about improvements - harsh coaches 
report Recommended by junmisugi
This series may be different because of sports that they cover but they still have some similarities. - young men - relay/team - training - rivalry - friendship - surprisingly both also got slice of life elements, backstories and are for more mature viewers 
report Recommended by junmisugi
Both shows are about baseball. When Major 2nd is still "young" series Diamond no Ace already got 126 episodes. If you like Major 2nd then you will be more than happy to watch Diamond no Ace because it's better and more mature series. Diamond no Ace has better animations and voice actors did great job there. Similarities: - both Daigo and Eijun aren't the best players in their teams but they are developing fast, also they are both treated like "dummies" - elements of training - same sport - rivalry for first squad place/rivalry for becoming Ace - sense of humor - matches with exciting action twists 
report Recommended by junmisugi
Both feature main characters who are seemingly weak or untalented but then eventually find out that they have a unique talent that they learn to polish throughout the series. Furthermore, both have a sort of rival aspect between the seemingly untalented main character and another character the same age as them who everyone previously thought to be perfect (Nagisa v Karma, Sawamura v Furuya). 
report Recommended by ottertea
Just like Tsubasa - Eijun Sawamura is the best player in his hometown. But what will happen if he collides with higher caliber players in big town? Will his dream come true? Will he be an ACE? Animations are similar, the pace is very similar to original Captain Tsubasa series, there are a lot of "special moves" same like in CT. Diamond no Ace is one of top sports anime. It has already two seasons with huge number of 126 episodes! It's all about sport, friendship and hard work. If you like Captain Tsubasa series there is no way that you will not like Diamond  read more 
report Recommended by junmisugi
If blue period is a series that deals with discovering your true talent and improving it to the fullest, diamond no ace is no different, the MC really pushed beyond his limit, and it is like more realistic of showing the struggles of getting what you really want. These two really lifted me up when I was struggling to find motivation. The character development won't you get dismayed and that is for sure! It is motivating and shares you the feeling of MCs 
report Recommended by doma1n_
Same in a way that there's a lot of dynamic energy in the way these animes are made. Both the MC start at the bottom of the barrel but end up being a driving force for those around them. The MC both becomes an inspiration and a hurdle their other team mates want to surpass. 
report Recommended by take0kun
Both anime have strikingly similar protagonist-deuteragonist dynamics (Sawamura-Miyuki x Hinata-Kageyama) dynamics, but the similarity doesn't stop at that. Both shows have: - proper step-by-step MC development, where they show enough of their struggle to reach the top - balanced spotlight between the main team and the antagonists, the wins and losses, the champions and the losers - sport trivia and strategy to make it somewhat educative - enough tension with the opposing team, but not too much to make them look like literal villain (you can still like your opponent) 
report Recommended by deesintegrashun
Both Tatara and Eijun Sawamura are guys with natural talent but they are also hard workers. Also both of them don't know their full potential and they will be living in the dark if they don't meet people that will later help develop and bring full potential of Tatara and Eijun to life. And yes like dancing, baseball is very competitive. In Ballroom you have people working together in pair to make a result. In Diamond no Ace you've got teams - group of people that want to achieve goal - start in Koshien National Tournament. Similarities: - Friendship - Rivalry - Love to sport - Great animation - Young people experiencing  read more 
report Recommended by junmisugi
As for the main characters both of them loves the sport they are doing and do their best to improve themselves. Both has a strong will to continue what they are doing and not give up. Both of them enjoy rivalry. 
report Recommended by muglali
This is another amazing sports anime that is made by the same studio that made Haikyuu, it is definitely worth watching. Personally my favourite sports anime at the moment  
report Recommended by YorozuyaHina
- Both are made by Madhouse and have protagonists who are talented but are still in the process of learning more in order to achieve their goal. - In Chihayafuru, Chihaya wants to become the best player or the Queen; In Daiya, Sawamura (main boy) wants to become the main pitcher or the ace of his team. - In both cases, they start off already somewhat strong. Chihaya has keen senses and good reflexes; Sawamura has an interesting pitch. But they're both learning how to become better to get to where they want to be. - Both main characters are very dedicated to their respective sport and  read more 
report Recommended by nightshadekait
Despite one being a sports anime and the other being a superhero anime, both depict main characters who are persistent diamonds in the rough. They also both feature a rivalry between the seemingly weak main character and a side character of the same age who is super talented and skilled (Sawamura v Furuya, Midoriyama v Bakugo). 
report Recommended by ottertea
Are you a sports anime lover? Either yes or no, you are going to like both of those anime series! Why? Because you are going to fall in love with the characters of the series. Their appearance, their personalities, their relations with each other. You are certainly going to like the whole team, with it's diaries, the persistence of each member, and how they surprise you in the middle of the match, especially the ace! Both Sawamura Ejun - kun and Echizen Ryoma - kun will do surprise you, although their personalities are different. Also, both Sawamura - kun and Echizen - kun are players  read more 
report Recommended by xTaichou
Plot in both focuses on baseball. Another similarity is that younger brother is doing his best to play baseball as good as the older brother. Not everything goes as planned. Characters are trying to overcome their own limits.  
report Recommended by bemoria
Perhaps is early to make recommendations, but so far All Out shows some similarity towards Diamond no Ace -They both give a realistic approach to sports anime, were hard work prevails over talent -Both MCs are extremely optimistic, if you like Gion then you will totally love Sawamura Eijun from DNA - Both shows seem to care so much about team work and they both have an interesting coach-team relationship -Both are produced by amazing MADHOUSE -Both have that touch of comedy that never hurts anyone :) I dont know how much All Out will offer, but one thing is for sure, if you are enjoying this then you will totally  read more 
report Recommended by YvyAckerman
Same sport, only with boys, and protagonist wants to become a pro, the series revolve around him becoming one step by step detailed. Ace expects you to know about baseball tho (at least that is the impression that I got). 
report Recommended by Snaidro
The main character of both series give off the same vibe, they both love the sport they play with all their heart, and most importantly want to play it with their friends. Other than that the comedy is also almost the same. The only difference for me is that Inazuma Eleven is about soccer and Diamond no Ace about baseball. 
report Recommended by malko
Touch is also an anime about baseball, but it's older, as it started airing in 1985. But don't be surprised or reluctant to start watching it, as it is very good. It's long, but a nice watch and includes other genres such as comedy, romance, slice of life. I really like Adachi Mitsuru and this anime is a good adaptation of his manga with the same name. If you heard of him or watched Cross Game, H2, you should really like this anime, as it is similar to them. 
report Recommended by Tetsaiga
I watched both anime and both have almost similar traits in almost all aspects of baseball , except the them , where Ookiku focused tends to realistic-friendship wise , and Daiya no ace more to individuals term. However , if you like Daiya No Ace , I am sure you would also interested in Ookiku Natsu N.T.H.(theres a prequel too)  
report Recommended by Sebastian333
Both anime are about baseball, both main characters are not intelligent however they are excellent at baseball and get stronger as the story progresses. However Major focuses more on the protagonist while diamond no ace goes more in depth into the entire team and the other teams. 
report Recommended by Kyo_mashima
Both anime are about baseball, both main characters are not intelligent however they are excellent at baseball and get stronger as the story progresses. However Major focuses more on the protagonist while diamond no ace goes more in depth into the entire team and the other teams. 
report Recommended by Kyo_mashima
Both anime are very similar even if they cover different sports. First of all both MC's are training very hard and they have turning points of careers. They are trying to do as best as they can with a little help of people around them. Similarities: - chasing high goals - friendship - rivalry - training - young people 
report Recommended by junmisugi
Both main characters are very optimistic and they are growing fast. Both are learning a lot, gaining experience and also acknowleding rivals. Similarities: - sports anime - rivalry - friendship - optimistic main characters - teamwork - hard training 
report Recommended by junmisugi
Both anime are shows about sports, and to be precise both are shows about baseball. Similarities: - friendship - rivalry - hard training - both main characters are pitchers - sense of humour 
report Recommended by junmisugi
Although Ping Pong the Animation is much shorter than Diamond no Ace, both tell compelling stories about rivalries in school sports teams. Even with no knowledge of the sports in question, the emotional journeys that the young players go through as they work on improving as both people and athletes are inpirational. 
report Recommended by Valentin_Richter
The team evolves and works togethor to overcome the enemy teams. You become emotionally attached to the characters because of their effort. The enemies are quite likeable too. If you liked Diamond no ace you will probably like haikyuu. Watch the 1st season first , it didn't let me recommend the 1st season. Have fun!  
report Recommended by BrandonLatte
Both of those shows have few similarities. First it's hard workout and rivarly, other one is that main character want to realize his goals and he is evolving. If you like Baki you should check Diamond no Ace. Of course "sport" is different here but... tension and fun of watching it is the same. 
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