It is officially announced today on February 28 that a TV anime adaptation of Takeshi Hinata's basketball-themed manga Ahiru no Sora is in the works. The anime's official website and Twitter also opened with a teaser visual featuring the protagonist Sora Kurumatani and the main staff list.
The sports manga has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2004 and the next 49th tankobon volume is set to be released on March 16. The story centers on the protagonist Sora Kurumatano, who is only 149 cm tall. After entering Kuzuryu High, he tries to join its basketball club to fulfill his vow to his mother, to win the first tournament in high school. But the club is dominated by punks and is no condition to play basketball. With Sora's strong passion, they gradually decide to dedicate themselves to the sports.
Keizou Kusakawa (KanColle, Aho Girl) serves as general director, alongside director Shingo Tamaki
(KanColle sub director), series composition writer Go Zappa (Blend S, BEATLESS), and character
designer Yoshino Honda (Fuuka). Diomedea (Action Heroine Cheer Fruits) works on anime production.
Manga tankobon 1st and 2nd volume covers
© Takeshi Hinata, Kodansha/"Ahiru no Sora" production Committee