The Diamond no Ace All-Star Game III event at the Meiji Jingu Stadium announced a TV anime adaptation of Yuuji Terajima
's Diamond no Ace Act II
(Ace of Diamond Act II
) sequel manga on Sunday, scheduled to premiere in 2019. The 52nd issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine
will announce further details regarding the new anime on Wednesday.
The original Diamond no Ace
manga was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine between May 2006 and July 2015 and compiled into 47 volumes. Terajima launched the sequel manga the following month, which has 14 volumes in print as of November 16. The fourth and fifth volumes bundled two OVA episodes
The manga received two anime seasons
in Fall 2013 and Spring 2015, co-produced by animation studios Production I.G
. Crunchyroll simultaneously streamed both seasons with subtitles.
Kodansha Comics USA licensed the original manga in English and has been publishing it digitally since last March. The 16th volume was published on October 23, with the 17th volume planned for a November 27 release.
Diamond no Ace
won the 53rd Shogakukan Manga Awards
and the 34th Kodansha Manga Awards
for shounen manga in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
Source: Official Twitter
Update November 28
The 52nd issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine announced two cast members for the new anime.
Kaoru Yui: Ayumu Murase
Hirofumi Asada: Tasuku Hatanaka
(Koutetsujou no Kabaneri
Source: Moca News
Diamond no Ace: Act II