A live-action clip by the voice cast was already filmed last December
Six months after the initial announcement, the official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Mountain-Pukuich's high school girls baseball-themed manga Tamayomi has confirmed it is set to premiere on AT-X, ABC TV, Nagoya TV, TOKYO MX, and KBC Kyushu Asahi Housou in April 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.
Meanwhile, a live-action movie performed by the anime's four main voice cast: Kaori Maeda (Yomi Takeda), Satomi Amano (Takami Yamazaki), Miyu Tomita (Ibuki Kawagushi), and Nao Shiraki (Yoshino Kawaguchi) was already filmed at the Koshigaya Municipal Baseball Stadium in Saitama Prefecture on December 3, 2019. The clip is expected to be released around the time of the TV anime premiere in Japan.
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 original Tamayomi 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 and 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.
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