With a four-cour run planned, the fall 2019 anime series Ahiru no Sora has gotten some additional simulcast distribution. With Sentai Filmworks having picked up the home video rights, HIDIVE has confirmed their add of the series with it debuting this morning at 6:25 am ET for the series. Availability for it is set for viewers worldwide outside of Asia. New episodes will go live every Wednesday at the same time.
Keizou Kusakawa is serving as the chief director working with Shingo Tamaki as the director. Go Zappa is handling the series composition while Yoshino Honda is working on character designs with animation production done by diomedea.
The Japanese cast includes Yuuki Kaji as Sora Kurumatani, Yūma Uchida as Momoharu Hanazono, Katsuyuki Konishi as Chiaki Hanazono, Kishō Taniyama as Kenji Natsume, Mamoru Miyano as Kaname Shigeyoshi, Taku Yashiro as Shinichi Yasuhara, Chado Horii as Ryuhei Nabeshima, KENN as Masahiro Saki,Sayaka Senbongi as Madoka Yabuchi, Yuna Taniguchi as Nao Nanao, Aya Endo as Yuka Kurumatani, Kazuya Nakai as Shinichi Chiba, Sōma Saitō as Tokitaka Tokiwa, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Yukinari Kojima, Daisuke Namikawa as Katsumi Takahashi, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Hyou Fuwa, and Yūto Uemura as Yozan Kamiki.
The manga comes from Takeshi Hinata which began in 2003 in Shonen Magazine. It has 49 volumes as of March 2018.
Plot Concept: He may be shorter in stature, but Sora Kurumatani can soar and score on the basketball court! With a passion for the sport he inherited from his mother, Sora vows to her that he’ll take top prize at a high school basketball tournament… but there’s one problem. His new school’s basketball club has turned into a hangout for delinquents! Will Sora’s sheer tenacity and amazing three-point shooting change their minds and get the club up and running again?