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'Diamond no Ace Act II' TV Anime Announced for 2019 [Update 11/28]

by Vindstot
Nov 24, 2018 11:53 PM | 43 Comments
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 in 2016.

The manga received two anime seasons in Fall 2013 and Spring 2015, co-produced by animation studios Production I.G and Madhouse. 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.

Cast
Kaoru Yui: Ayumu Murase (D.Gray-man Hallow)
Hirofumi Asada: Tasuku Hatanaka (Koutetsujou no Kabaneri)

Source: Moca News

Diamond no Ace: Act II on MAL

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They started it a bit too early should have waited a year or 2 more before adapting i think they will stop at a point then give season two later on just like first manga

Jul 16, 2019 3:42 PM by Chichi123

Isn't this somehow a little early?? I was expecting that the act II will get an anime 'til it reach's +200 chapter, really they are gonna reach the latest manga chapters in no time and leave us like that

Feb 22, 2019 4:12 AM by mobrine

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Jan 11, 2019 1:08 AM by tsubasalover

maybe i should pick up the anime again

Dec 5, 2018 6:35 PM by SkyFullOfStars

Super good news!!!! Good thing I haven't picked up the manga yet (been really contemplating to read the manga to pick up where the s2 left off!).

Nov 30, 2018 1:01 PM by rebelakuma

Good, I think I know what I'll watch next. I haven't watched season 2 yet.

Nov 28, 2018 12:09 AM by LalatinaDarkness

Update November 28
The 52nd issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine announced two cast members for the new anime.

Cast
Kaoru Yui: Ayumu Murase (D.Gray-man Hallow)
Hirofumi Asada: Tasuku Hatanaka (Koutetsujou no Kabaneri)

Source: Moca News

(Official site and Twitter also mentions the same information.)

Nov 27, 2018 7:09 AM by tsubasalover

Great news. Manga fans know we have THAT event from the manga to look forward to.

Nov 27, 2018 2:56 AM by satine13

o nice this reminds me i should finish watch the anime since i'm caught up on the manga

Nov 25, 2018 4:01 PM by omg

thepath said:
Realistic sport anime with a lot of slice of life moment = boring


I did not watch Diamond no Ace (only 1st episode but dropped it), but I know it is horrible because almost every single realistic sport has been boring. I only like to watch sport anime like captain tsubasa 2018 or Kuroko's Basketball, character that has insane skills and flashy powers. It more fun and more intense

It's one of the most intense series released in years. Sports or not. If you haven't even seen the show I don't know how you can think commenting on what you think it 'might' be is a good idea. Well animated by I.G. and Madhouse, well directed. Realism in sports anime gives an added sense of tension, since, you know, a character can't just use his plot device super move to save the day.

Nov 25, 2018 12:34 PM by ZachM

ezutes said:
thepath said:
Realistic sport anime with a lot of slice of life moment = boring


I did not watch Diamond no Ace (only 1st episode but dropped it), but I know it is horrible because almost every single realistic sport has been boring. I only like to watch sport anime like captain tsubasa 2018 or Kuroko's Basketball, character that has insane skills and flashy powers. It more fun and more intense


Why are you in this thread then?


Because he's a pathetic trolling nolife.

Nov 25, 2018 9:35 AM by TsukuyomiREKT

Hatsuyuki said:
ezutes said:


Why are you in this thread then?


Obviously, to voice his opinion. I have also gotten bored of it and dropped it after s1.


His opinion doesn't matter if he watched less than 1% of the show. Period.

I can understand n your case, because you actually watched content, but the dude literally watched 20 minutes of this show. He's spent more time ragging on it than watching it

Nov 25, 2018 9:33 AM by bobbyboiii

ezutes said:
thepath said:
Realistic sport anime with a lot of slice of life moment = boring


I did not watch Diamond no Ace (only 1st episode but dropped it), but I know it is horrible because almost every single realistic sport has been boring. I only like to watch sport anime like captain tsubasa 2018 or Kuroko's Basketball, character that has insane skills and flashy powers. It more fun and more intense


Why are you in this thread then?


Obviously, to voice his opinion. I have also gotten bored of it and dropped it after s1.

Nov 25, 2018 8:25 AM by Hatsuyuki

Yes! My favourite sports anime and one of my favourite anime in general is coming back! You have no idea how happy I am.

I did start reading Act II a few years ago but stopped with the hope that it’d get animated one day because I much prefer seeing it all animated. I’m so happy it’s finally happening, I can’t wait to see all my favourites walking and talking again along with the new first years.

Nov 25, 2018 7:02 AM by Lalafin

thepath said:
halcyon- said:


Best example is sports anime with a lot of slice of life is Free!. I see you prefer fast-paced sports anime with op characters that has no actual growth.

Thanks for sharing your opinion I guess.


No growth ?!

In captain tsubasba and Kuroko's Basketball the characters learn new moves and skills that not even real life sport players can do. It has more growth that these boring "realistic" sport




Yeah so much from a person who only watched one episode. But srsly, I don't like wasting my time arguing over Chinese cartoons especially for you getting defensive over my comment.

Sayonara! And again, thanks for checking out the thread of the anime you dislike.

Nov 25, 2018 6:51 AM by halcyon-

halcyon- said:
thepath said:
Realistic sport anime with a lot of slice of life moment = boring


I did not watch Diamond no Ace (only 1st episode but dropped it), but I know it is horrible because almost every single realistic sport has been boring. I only like to watch sport anime like captain tsubasa 2018 or Kuroko's Basketball, character that has insane skills and flashy powers. It more fun and more intense


Best example is sports anime with a lot of slice of life is Free!. I see you prefer fast-paced sports anime with op characters that has no actual growth.

Thanks for sharing your opinion I guess.


No growth ?!

In captain tsubasba and Kuroko's Basketball the characters learn new moves and skills that not even real life sport players can do. It has more growth that these boring "realistic" sport

Nov 25, 2018 6:47 AM by thepath

thepath said:
Realistic sport anime with a lot of slice of life moment = boring


I did not watch Diamond no Ace (only 1st episode but dropped it), but I know it is horrible because almost every single realistic sport has been boring. I only like to watch sport anime like captain tsubasa 2018 or Kuroko's Basketball, character that has insane skills and flashy powers. It more fun and more intense



Best example of sports anime with a lot of slice of life is Free!. Daiya doesn't have one, it focuses merely on baseball. I see you prefer fast-paced sports anime with op characters that has no actual growth.

Thanks for sharing your opinion I guess.

Nov 25, 2018 6:40 AM by halcyon-

I just started to rewatch Act I, so i am really happy to hear this news :D

Nov 25, 2018 6:39 AM by ShadowBullet

thepath said:
Realistic sport anime with a lot of slice of life moment = boring


I did not watch Diamond no Ace (only 1st episode but dropped it), but I know it is horrible because almost every single realistic sport has been boring. I only like to watch sport anime like captain tsubasa 2018 or Kuroko's Basketball, character that has insane skills and flashy powers. It more fun and more intense


Why are you in this thread then?

Nov 25, 2018 6:30 AM by bobbyboiii

thepath said:
Realistic sport anime with a lot of slice of life moment = boring


I did not watch Diamond no Ace (only 1st episode but dropped it), but I know it is horrible because almost every single realistic sport has been boring. I only like to watch sport anime like captain tsubasa 2018 or Kuroko's Basketball, character that has insane skills and flashy powers. It more fun and more intense


Not if you enjoy the intricacies or rules of the sports. Daiya is full of baseball, there's no slice of life moments. It showcases the enjoyment and hardwork put into the sport, not to mention the character growth.

Nov 25, 2018 6:01 AM by Loyalty06