Hoshiai no Sora TV Anime Plays Doubles Tennis in October

New key visual and Japanese broadcast details revealed for upcoming original sports anime

Nao Tsukinose fails to field a tennis ball in the Hoshia no Sora TV anime.


Game, set, match! A new key visual and the Japanese TV schedule have been revealed for Hoshiai no Sora ("The Starlit Sky"), an upcoming original TV anime about a group of boys learning about themselves through the practice of doubles tennis in faltering high school sports club.



Described as a "true-to-life youth story", Hoshiai no Sora follows a group of high school boys who play doubles tennis in a high school soft tennis club that is in the verge of shutting down. The show explores their thoughts and feelings through the sport.


A new key visual for Hoshiai no Sora, an original TV anime about young men playing doubles tennis in a struggling high school club.


Hoshiai no Sora is directed by Kazuki Akane (The Vision of Escaflowne) and features animation production by 8-bit. will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:

  • Tokyo Broadcasting System: every Thursday during the 25:58 time slot beginning on October 10, 2019.
  • Mainichi Broadcasting Sytem: every Saturday during the 26:30 time slot beginning on October 12, 2019.

Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 25:58 time slot on Thursday evening is actually on Friday morning at 1:58am JST.


Source: Comic Natalie


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