Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine ("The Cinderella Nine of August"), a free-to-play "youth experience baseball" smart phone game published by Akatsuki and Kadokawa in which players take the role of the manager of a girls' baseball team, is being adapted into an anime. Details are currently scarce, but the cast, crew, format, and release date will be revealed through official channels at a later date.
The original Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine is released for Android and iOS smart phones and uses a free-to-play model with in-app purchases. The game combines gacha-style random draw elements, baseball simulation, and light novel style elements as players attempt to build the perfect girls' baseball team.
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