With a mobile game out in summer 2017 in Japan, we learned in July of last year that an anime adaptation of the Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine property is getting its home video releases handled by Victor Entertainment. The distributor has set a four-volume release plan with the series done with three episodes per disc. With each set priced at 8,800 yen, we now have our first look at the third volume of the series that hit recently with an October 30th, 2019 release.
Susumu Kudo is directing the series based on the series composition by Jin Tanaka. Takayuki Noguchi is on board to handle the character designs and TMS Entertainment is working on the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Nozomi Nishida as Tsubasa Arihara, Reina Kondo as Ryō Shinonome, Saki Minami as Yūki Nozaki, Honoka Inoue as Tomoe Kawakita, Yumiri Hanamori as Akane Ukita, Yurika Takagi as Ayaka Nakano, Nanami Yamashita as Yoshimi Iwaki, Iori Saeki as Maiko Kurashiki, Haruka Shiraishi as Kana Tsukumo, Sarara Yashima as Maria Hase, Rika Tachibana as Aoi Asada, and Eriko Nakamura as Momoko Kakehashi.
The game itself is fairly straightforward as an all-girls team is put together where the player learns about each of the girls and works their stories and competes with them by setting the batting order.
A manga is currently being produced of the four-panel variety by Bkub Okawa.
Plot Concept: When Arihara Tsubasa enters Rigahama Municipal High School and learns that it has no baseball club, she starts up the Girls’ Baseball Club on her own. Drawn to the club are girls who have never played baseball before, girls who once played it but quit, and girls who are constantly tackling great challenges. The Rigahama Girls’ Baseball Club races through the trials of youth, periodically clashing and quarreling, but supporting each other all the way! And so begins the hottest summer the world has ever known…
[Source: Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine]