Basketball Dreams Come True in Ahiru no Sora TV Anime Trailer

Japanese TV schedule revealed for upcoming adaptation based on sports manga by Takeshi Hinata

Chiaki Honozono, a punk turned high school basketball player, tries to protect the ball from a pair of rival players in the Ahiru no Sora TV anime.

 

A dramatic new trailer is now available online for Ahiru no Sora, an upcoming TV anime based on the basketball manga by Takeshi Hinata about a tiny player with big dreams who looks to turn his high school basketball club into a winning team. The trailer (below) highlights the ending theme of the series, entitled "Tsubasa" ("Wings"), which is performed by saji.

 

 

The story of Ahiru no Sora follows protagonist Sora Kurumatani, a high school student who loves basketball even though he is only 149 centimeters (about 4'11") tall. After entering Kuzuryu High, Sora tries to join the basketball club to fulfill a promise to his mother and to win his first tournament in high school, but the club is dominated by punks and is no condition to compete. Encouraged by Sora's passion, they gradually dedicate themselves to the sport.

 

A new key visual featuring the main cast of the Ahiru no Sora TV anime in their basketball uniforms.

 

The original Ahiru no Sora manga is serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The TV anime is directed by Keizou Kusakawa and Shingo Tamaki and features animation production by Diomedéa. Ahiru no Sora will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:

 

  • TV Tokyo: every Wednesday during the 18:25 time slot beginning on October 02, 2019.
  • TV Osaka: every Wednesday during the 18:25 time slot beginning on October 02, 2019.
  • TV Aichi: every Wednesday during the 18:25 time slot beginning on October 02, 2019.
  • TV Setouchi: every Wednesday during the 18:25 time slot beginning on October 02, 2019.
  • Television Hokkaido: every Wednesday during the 18:25 time slot beginning on October 02, 2019.
  • TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: every Wednesday during the 18:25 time slot beginning on October 02, 2019.
  • BS TV Tokyo: every Wednesday during the 24:30 time slot beginning on October 02, 2019.
  • AT-X: every Wednesday during the 21:00 time slot beginning on October 02, 2019, with repeat broadcasts on Fridays at 13:00, and Tuesdays at 5:00.
  • and Others.

 

 

Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 24:30 time slot on Wednesday evening is actually at 12:30am JST on Thursday morning.

 

Sources:

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