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Ace of the Diamond

Ace of the Diamond

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With a stray pitch that completely missed the batter, Eijun Sawamura loses his final middle school baseball game. Frustrated by this defeat, Eijun and his teammates vow to reach the national tournament once they are in high school. But everything changes when a scout unexpectedly invites him to Tokyo's prestigious Seidou High School after seeing the potential in his unusual pitching style. Encouraged by his teammates, Eijun accepts the offer, ready to improve his skills and play at a much more competitive level of baseball. However, now surrounded by a large number of skilled players, Eijun struggles to find his place on the team. He declares that he will one day become the team's ace, but that's only if fellow first year Satoru Furuya doesn't take the title first, with his breakneck fastballs that earn him a coveted spot on the starting roster. With the addition of these talented new players to an already powerful lineup, the Seidou baseball team aims to become the best in Japan, facing off against a number of formidable foes that stand in their way.

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English: Ace of Diamond
Japanese: ダイヤのA[エース] Type: TV
Episodes: 75
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2013 to Mar 29, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 08:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Sotsu, Pony Canyon, Kodansha, AT-X, DAX Production
Studios: Production I.G, Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 1080p
Type: Eng Sub

Encoder's Notes

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Staff

Katsuji Morishita – Producer, Executive Producer
Masuhara Mitsuyuki – Director
Hajime Takakuwa – Sound Director
Mitsutaka Noshitani – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: #1: “Go EXCEED!!” by [email protected] featuring Masayoshi Oishi (eps 1-25)
OP2: #2: “Perfect HERO” by [email protected] featuring Masayoshi Oishi (eps 26-51)
OP3: #3: “Hashire! Mirai (疾走れ!ミライ)” by Glay (eps 52-75)
ED1: #1: “Seek Diamonds” by Yoko Hikasa (eps 1-13)
ED2: #2: “Glory! (グローリー!)” by Suzuko Mimori (eps 14-25)
ED3: #3: “Mirai e Tsunage (未来へつなげ)” by DOP (Diamond no Ace Ouen Project: Wakaba, Haruno Yoshikawa, Takako Fujiwara, Sachiko Umemoto, Yui Natsukawa with AOP) (eps 26-37)
ED4: #4: “CLOUD NINE” by Seidou High School Basebal Club (Ryota Ohsaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Natsuki Hanae) (eps 38-51)
ED5: #5: “PROMISED FIELD” by Seidou High School Basebal Club (Ryota Ohsaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Natsuki Hanae) (eps 52-63)
ED6: #6: “FINAL VICTORY” by Seidou High Baseball Club (Ryota Ohsaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Natsuki Hanae) (eps 64-75)




Sabre

Solid character-driven story. Flawed cast with plenty of room to grow. Great tension builder. Consistently great animation and sound design.

sickvisionz

I like this because the team doesn’t always win and people crack under pressure. The ups and downs are what makes sports stories good imo.

Rockweaver

hmm Idiot pitcher… never say die type who is too stupid to know when to quit. perfect type of sports hero.

mahoutsunay

I don’t know if i just love baseball animes but i’m sure i want to watch it again soon. The team work x self interest dynamic is so good omg

The Hippie

Absolute must-watch for any fans of baseball or sports anime. Cannot believe how the episodes flew by and love a non all-powerful MC.

Javis

Ace of the Cliffhangers.

kazre

It is actually quite good for a softball anime plot thing but eventually I did get kind of bored

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