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Manga 'Usakame' Receives TV Anime for Spring 2016

by Sakana-san
Dec 30, 2015 12:51 PM | 30 Comments

It was announced at Comiket 89 that manga Usakame will receive a TV anime adaptation in Spring 2016. Earth Star Dream will voice the main characters.

Cast
Kinako Tanaka: Yuki Nakashima
Kurumi Satou: Hikaru Koide
Ayako Suzuki: Izumi Araida
Nishi Nishiwaraidaishi: Maria Tanijiri
Tasuku Furubira: Kanon Takao
Miyako Baba: Eri Sogabe
Hoheto Irohani: Arisa Aihara

Staff
Director Shin Itagaki (Teekyuu)
Studio: Millepensee

Usakame is a manga serialized in Comic Earth☆Star and is considered the official rival to Teekyuu. The series is written by Tsugeo Terada (Roots) and drawn by Juuzou Kirisawa, with original character designs by Piyo. The first volume was released on December 12.

Tsugeo Terada also wrote the story for Teekyuu, which will receive a seventh anime adaptation premiering on January 11.

Source: Official site

Usakame on MAL

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Beyond Chiharafuru we also have Baby Steps which has real high school students playing tennis. The Usakame girls do play tennis of a sort...

Teekyuu and Usakame's girls are in high school as well. They are just drawn that way.

Jan 2, 2016 9:46 AM by hpulley

mitch3315 said:
badwolf45f said:
Why always lolis? when will we have a sports anime with normal girls, ayyy,


Chihayafuru is already a thing.
It's the only thing and it's Josei.

Jan 2, 2016 5:58 AM by Mayuka

Rival of Teekyuu? Haha

I'll be keeping an eye on this.

Jan 2, 2016 5:57 AM by minoru09

badwolf45f said:
Why always lolis? when will we have a sports anime with normal girls, ayyy,


Chihayafuru is already a thing.

Jan 1, 2016 12:03 AM by mitch3315

Y'know, Usagikame's tennis club also appeared back in the national tournament arc in season 3 (i.e. episode 11) when they

Yeah, I made Teekyuu sound like a real sports anime there, even adding a spoiler tag for good measure.

But anyway, even though it isn't a sports anime I think Teekyuu is very much about tennis, since if you think about it, the high-paced back-and-forth really is nothing less than tennis given verbal form.

Dec 31, 2015 11:12 PM by MihoWittmann

Tengai said:
kuuderes_shadow said:
This isn't a sports manga (did people really expect something serious out of this guy?). There is far more tennis than Teekyuu has, but that isn't really saying much.


Do they even play in Teekyuu??


They've played tennis twice so far if I remember correctly, and something vaguely resembling tennis a couple more times.

Dec 31, 2015 3:20 AM by kuuderes_shadow

kuuderes_shadow said:
This isn't a sports manga (did people really expect something serious out of this guy?). There is far more tennis than Teekyuu has, but that isn't really saying much.


Do they even play in Teekyuu??

Dec 31, 2015 2:29 AM by Tengai

This isn't a sports manga (did people really expect something serious out of this guy?). There is far more tennis than Teekyuu has, but that isn't really saying much.

Dec 30, 2015 11:52 PM by kuuderes_shadow

Now to troll everyone they would have to make it a full-length series about cute girls properly doing cute tennis.

Dec 30, 2015 11:34 PM by Nanaca

Teekyu Mark 2, huh?

We'll see which is the better of the two.

Dec 30, 2015 11:30 PM by AO968

hah stupid beechizz think they can usurp Teekyuu from the throne

GUESS AGAIN

TEEKYUU IS THE THRONE



wait what the fuck
it's teh same director and studio as teekyuu

wat

Dec 30, 2015 10:11 PM by zetsu_shoren

When this is finished, there'll probably be enough material for season 8 of Teekyuu. The ride never ends.

Dec 30, 2015 6:47 PM by Sury

tsubasalover said:
By the way, Kinako was featured at the information episode after finale of season 6 this week (w. Nasuno, if I remember correctly because I don't follow the series. I happened to see it because of the anime following it).


She was in both episodes 11 and 12 of the 6th season (71 and 72, following Commie's episode count). Not a single word was used to explain who the girl was, as per usual in this series, so I thought it was just some random character.

Dec 30, 2015 6:38 PM by Tulicloure

yay!! underage girls playing tennis :D

is considered the official rival to Teekyuu
does that mean we'll get seven seasons of this too?

Dec 30, 2015 3:57 PM by Mayuka

Teekyu presses on with its conquest, it can't be stopped.

Really happy with this, and hoping for a crossover series between this and Teekyuu.

Dec 30, 2015 3:55 PM by Ramkec

Looks super cute. Looking forward to this :).

Dec 30, 2015 2:35 PM by Elzheimer

badwolf45f said:
Why always lolis? when will we have a sports anime with normal girls, ayyy,

What about Chihayafuru? That's a sport anime even if the sport is really obscure

Dec 30, 2015 2:26 PM by vikki7783

By the way, Kinako was featured at the information episode after finale of season 6 this week (w. Nasuno, if I remember correctly because I don't follow the series. I happened to see it because of the anime following it).

Also, Yuki Nakashima will be voicing Asuka Mori in Ooyasan wa Shishunki!.

Dec 30, 2015 2:24 PM by tsubasalover

Huh?!?!?
well im out :<

Dec 30, 2015 2:17 PM by Nisx

Will this be an actual full on tennis anime or be the same as Teekyu with a different cast?

Stark700 said:
Be funny if they do a crossover.


Yeah especially if this is an actual tennis anime

Dec 30, 2015 2:17 PM by Hoppy

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