Toshiki Fukushima (MAJOR)-directed new sports anime is set to premiere in the spring of 2020
The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Mountain-Pukuich's high school girls baseball-themed manga Tamayomi has announced its 11 main voice cast including Kaori Maeda (Aria Futaba in Aikatsu Stars!) as the protagonist Yomi Takeda, as well as the main character visuals.
23-year-old Maeda was the Grand Prix winner of the "2016 Voice Actor Artist Raising Program Selection" audition, and made her professional voice actor debut by playing several minor characters in the TV anime 100% Pascal-sensei in the following year. Yomi Takeda is her first anime leading role.
Maeda says, "She is bright, strong, and cute. It's like a dream to be able to play such a wonderful girl! With passionate feeling, I will do the best I can together with Yomi and other members. This is the first time for me to play a leading role in my career, so there will be things that I am not used to, but I will do my best to make 'Tamayomi" fantastic!"
Main voice cast:
- Yomi Takeda: Kaori Maeda
- Tamaki Yamazaki: Satomi Amano
- Nozomi Takamura: Ruriko Noguchi
- Sumire Fujita: Marie Hashimoto
- Risa Fujiwara: Airi Eino
- Ryo Kawasaki: Rina Kitagawa
- Ibuki Kawaguchi: Miyu Tomita
- Rei Okada: Yume Miyamoto
- Shiragiku Omura: Rina Honnizumi
- Yoshino Kawaguchi: Nao Shiraki
- Kyoka Fujii: Haruka Yoshimura
The TV anime Tamayomi is set to premiere in Japan in the spring of 2020. Toshiki Fukushima (MAJOR) is attached to direct alongside series composition writer Touko Machida (Are You Lost?) and character designer Koichi Kikuta (KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!). studio A-CAT (Over Drive Girl 1/6) works on anime production.
The original manga has been serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward since its June 2016 issue, and five tankobon volumes have been released in Japan. Its story is set in a world that girls baseball has become a major sports in Japan. It follows the members of the girls baseball club at Shinkoshigaya High School located in Shinkoshigaya-city in Saitama Prefecture, and their challenge to compete in Japanese High School Baseball Championship. The protagonist girl Yomi Takeda is good at throwing breaking balls and has a "magic ball" that she didn't use during her junior high days because no catcher was able to catch it. She reunites with her childhood friend Tamaki Yamazaki at high school and decides to form a battery with her.
TV anime teaser visual:
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