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Battery

Genre: Sports
Season: Summer 2016
Premiere Date: July 15, 2016

Introduction

Atsuko Asano began her Battery series of novels in 1996, and released a total of six volumes, with the final one being released in January 2005. As of 2016, the series has over ten million copies in print.

The baseball story inspired a manga adaptation in Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Asuka magazine, an NHK radio drama, a live-action film, and a live-action television series. A television anime adaptation on Fuji TV animation block Noitamina was announced in March 2016.

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Story

Takumi Harada is a pitcher who has amazing intuition when it comes to baseball. When Takumi moves to Nitta–a town by the mountains–just as he enters middle school, he meets Kō Nagakura, a catcher who is able to catch his full-force pitch. The two join Nitta Higashino Middle School’s baseball team, and they are forced to face conflicts within the team, troubles caused by the teachers’ circumstances, and sometimes even fights amongst themselves. The pitcher and catcher must grow together as a “battery.”

Characters


Takumi Harada
Voice: Kōki Uchiyama

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The protagonist of the story. Takumi is a stoic young man who has been blessed with a strong throwing arm, but never forgets to work hard. Because of his lack of interest in those around him, he often gets misunderstood as being cold.


Gō Nagakura
Voice: Tasuku Hatanaka

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The other protagonist of the story. He was intrigued when he saw Takumi playing baseball in the past, and decided to become a catcher to catch his pitches. He has a bright and carefree personality.


Seiha Harada
Voice: Yūi Fujimaki

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Takumi’s younger brother. His body is frail and he is often ill, but he wants to become a pitcher like his brother. He’s very sensitive to his surroundings, and can often tell what Takumi is feeling.


Shūgo Kadowaki
Voice: Yūki Ono

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The fourth player up to bat on his champion school’s team, Shūgo is a serious and blunt young man who is known as a strong player all around the country. He ends up seeing Takumi play baseball, and challenges him to a match.


Shunji Mizugaki
Voice: Ryōhei Kimura

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A shortstop on the baseball team. He is very aloof, and his only change in expression is his sardonic smile. He tries not to really get involved in anything. He is Shugo’s childhood friend, and calls Takumi “Princess” since he is somewhat fixated on him.


Kazuki Kaionji
Voice: Yūichirō Umehara

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The captain of the Nitta Higashino baseball team, and the shortstop. He is very skilled in both offense and defense, and as such is respected by his fellow teammates. Although he may look unrefined, he is quite the strategist, and can find an opponent’s weak spot without even thinking about it.


Where to Watch

Amazon Prime Video

Links

Official Website
Official Twitter

Staff

Director: Tomomi Mochizuki
Series Composition: Tomomi Mochizuki
Character Design: Hideoki Kusama
Music: Akira Senju
Original Creator: Atsuko Asano
Animation Production: Zero-G

Cast

Kōki Uchiyama as Takumi Harada
Tasuku Hatanaka as Gō Nagakura
Yūki Ono as Shūgo Kadowaki
Yūi Fujimaki as Seiha Harada
Ryohei Kimura as Shunji Mizugaki
Yūichirō Umehara as Kazuki Kaionji

Ⓒ2016 Atsuko Asano, Kadokawa Bunkokan/”Battery” Anime Production Committee


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