The spring 2019 anime adaptation of the Ace of Diamond Act II manga is getting its marching orders when it comes to the home video release side. With the eighth volume having just landed a few days ago, the ninth and final volume of the series is getting pushed back thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The release was set for a June 24th, 2020 debut but is now getting pushed all the way back to September 2nd, 2020. The series is set for a 52-episode run where there will be nine DVD and Blu-ray releases that began on June 26th, 2019. The first volumes are priced at 3,800 yen each for both formats while the remaining volumes are priced at 6,800 yen each. Check the full schedule below!
The main cast is returning from the previous work with Ryota Ohsaka as Eijun Sawamura, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Satoru Furuya, Takahiro Sakurai as Kazuya Miyuki, Yūma Uchida as Kōshū Okumura, Shintarō Asanuma as Yōichi Kuramochi, Natsuki Hanae as Haruichi Kominato, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Yūki Masashi, and Daiki Yamashita as Takuma Seto.
The manga comes from writer/artist Yuji Terajima who began the work back in 2006 in Weekly Shonen Magazine. The anime adaptation is produced by Madhouse and Production I.G.
Series concept: I want to pitch to that mitt again… A meeting with catcher Kazuya Miyuki changed the 15-year-old Eijun Sawamura’s life. He said goodbye to all his friends and knocked upon the door of Seidou, a prestigious baseball school, intent on testing his own strength. There, he met many proud baseball players who were betting everything on the sport! A classic tale, yet new and fresh. All the emotion and excitement of the popular baseball manga is, at last, coming to television in the form of an anime!
|9||06/24/20 -> 09/02/20||Booklet|
[Source: Ace of the Diamond]