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Additional Cast Members of 'Battery' TV Anime Announced

by tsubasalover
May 19, 9:53 AM | 20 Comments
A second promotional video for the Summer 2016 anime Battery has announced four additional cast members for the adaptation of Atsuko Asano's baseball novel series. The latest footage was aired on Friday during the broadcast of Koutetsujou no Kabaneri.

Battery's official website has also released color character designs by animator Hideoki Kusama. They are based on original designs by mangaka Takako Shimura.

Seiha Harada: Yui Fujimaki (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki)
Shuugo Kadowaki: Yuuki Ono (Kuroko no Basket)
Shunji Mizugaki: Ryouhei Kimura (Gin no Saji)
Kazuki Kaionji: Yuuichirou Umehara (Young Black Jack)

PV 2

Source: Official Twitter

20 Comments Recent Comments

More baseball anime is welcome.

May 28, 4:07 AM by Crehscent

I see baseball anime, I add to list.

May 20, 3:09 AM by Touma

>noitaminA timeslot

No thanks, i'm tired of countless trainswrecks every season and they never change.

May 20, 3:07 AM by CyberZeta

I don't know shit about baseball, but this thing sure looks interesting.

Hopefully, I might be able to gasp baseball at least a little by watching this >.>

May 20, 2:43 AM by Z-Dante

Feels like it's gonna be somewhat cliche, and it'll probably focus more on drama and slice of life elements than sports. Hope it's not too angsty tho. Also hope it won't be as predictable as this,

Start: Someone trying to recruit a catcher/pitcher
Mid: Drama, drama, training, drama, angst. Note: Drama consists of "why work hard when you know you can't win", "I have no talent, I realized that when I was in middle school, lost the game", "Someone died, so I won't play baseball anymore", "I have to work to support my family, I can't have time for hobby", "insert other cliche situation"
End: Show 1 final game, battery formed, happy end.

Prove me wrong, Battery!

Edit: -Still patiently waiting for Oofuri season 3.

May 20, 12:36 AM by ToG25thBaam

is it normal for me to cry after watching a PV

May 19, 9:01 PM by Mayuka

moodie said:
noitaminA block looking good again, sadly Amazon has streaming rights for this so it means i gotta wait extra for good subs

This better not become a pattern for noitaminA, nobody cares about Prime streaming, the people subscribed to it could care less about some weird anime, they should learn where their demographic lies instead of trying to expand somewhere they're not needed

May 19, 9:00 PM by Jerkhov

One of the anime i'm looking forward the most for this summer season.

May 19, 8:04 PM by DatRandomDude

That PV looked really good can't wait to watch it.

May 19, 7:29 PM by desseroni

Looks really good. Can't wait to watch this. =D

May 19, 4:46 PM by SecretDinosaur

well i loved diamond no ace so this should be good

May 19, 3:08 PM by LeWeebJames

I'm looking forward to this one!
Looks pretty good.

May 19, 1:08 PM by Avok

I'm SOOOO ready to return to baseball hell!!

(maybe I've never left...)

May 19, 12:28 PM by 5shin

wow, this looks great! always nice with more sport anime. the cast looks promising and the visiuals look great, so this is definitely something i'll watch!

May 19, 11:27 AM by futurefishes

The animation looks fantastic, very smooth and beautiful. The pitcher has a good look. Really looking forward to this one :)

May 19, 10:42 AM by TheDeader

PV is beautiful. Some pleasant music right there.

Shuugo Kadowaki: Yuuki Ono (Kuroko no Basket)
Kazuki Kaionji: Yuuichirou Umehara (Young Black Jack)


May 19, 10:16 AM by yuliyana29

I am going to pick this up. Let's see if it can beat my favourite baseball anime of all times (Oofuri for the curious). Although I don't have much baseball related anime on my list :P The only thing I completed were some seasons of Major and Cross game.

May 19, 10:16 AM by Iizbakaokay

PV looks good and the cast choices sounds nice too.

Dark horse of Summer, calling it now. This really looks like something neat.

May 19, 10:13 AM by Stark700

OMG OMG OMG It looks really promising now! Here's to hoping it'll also get a web radio like DiaAce.

May 19, 10:05 AM by sevenPocky

Veteran director, great animation, new studio

Im excited for this one

noitaminA block looking good again, sadly Amazon has streaming rights for this so it means i gotta wait extra for good subs

May 19, 9:54 AM by moodie

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