A new baseball anime series was announced last year with an anime adaptation of Tamayomi in the works as we learned in June. Set for the spring 2020 debut with a premiere of Apil 1st set for it, the official site has uploaded a new promotional video. This one clocks in at just over a minute and features the opening sequence song with a sample after it gets going with the cast introductions. Toshinori Fukushima is set to direct based on the series composition by Touko Machida. Koichi Kikuta is handling the character designs with Studio A-Cat handling the animation production.
The main Japanese cast now includes:
- Ruriko Noguchi as Nozomi Takamura
- Rina Hon’izumi as Shiragiku Ōmura
- Satomi Amano as Tamaki Yamazaki
- Kaori Maeda as Yomi Takeda
- Nao Shiraki as Yoshino Kawaguchi
- Haruka Yoshimura as Kyōka Fujii
- Airi Eino as Risa Fujiwara
- Yume Miyamoto as Rei Okada
- Rina Kitagawa as Ryō Kawasaki
- Marie Hashimoto as Sumire Fujita
The manga comes from creator Mountain Pukuichi which began in 2016 and has five volumes released so far.
Plot Concept: The series focuses on pitcher Yomi Takeda. In junior high, her baseball club did not get far because it lacked a catcher that could catch Yomi’s “miracle ball.” Yomi quit baseball, graduated from junior high, and enrolled at Shin Koshigaya High School. Yomi reunited with her childhood friend Tamaki Yamazaki at her new school. Tamaki has skill as a catcher and can even catch the ball when Yomi pitches with all her strength. The girls can fulfill their childhood promise to each other as they start their baseball journeys anew.