Two More Slackers Join the Tennis Team in Hoshiai no Sora TV Anime

Original series from the director of "The Vision of Escaflowne" hits Tokyo Broadcasting System in October of 2019

The members of the boys' soft tennis team don't seem terribly interested in practicing, instead spending their time loafing in the shade.


Two more cast members and a new key visual (below) have been revealed for Hoshiai no Sora ("The Starlit Sky"), an upcoming original TV anime about a group of high school boys who pair off in teams to play soft tennis in a club that's on the verge of shutting down. The new cast members include:


Nao Tsukinose, a young man with shaggy hair, a bright smile, and a space cadet personality.


Yūsuke Kobayashi as Nao Tsukinose, a young man who lives in his own world and who is constantly saying astounding things that drive Maki to distraction.


Taiyou Ishigami is a nervous young man with mousy hair and freckles.


And Kouhei Amasaki as Taiyou Ishigami, a young with a nervous personality who tends to get flustered during practice games. Taiyou has difficulty making decisions for himself, so he often tags along with Tsubasa and Shingo.



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. Set against this backdrop, Toma Shinjo, the captain of the soft tennis club, invites Maki Katsuragi, a new transfer student, to join the club. The show explores the boys' thoughts and feelings through the sport.


Nao Tsukinose and Taiyou Ishigami don't seem to know which end of the tennis racket to hold.


Hoshiai no Sora is directed by Kazuki Akane (The Vision of Escaflowne) and features animation production by 8-bit. The series will broadcast in Japan on Tokyo Broadcasting System and BS-TBS beginning in October of 2019.




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Official Hoshiai no Sora TV anime home page


The cast of Sarazanmai poses for a Crunchyroll ad banner.



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