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OtapediaHachigatsu no Cinderella Nine

Alternate Title

八月のシンデレラナイン

Synopsis

Baseball lover Tsubasa Arihara enters high school only to find they have no baseball club for girls. So she starts one! Now together with a team of colorful players including a girl who has never played baseball before, a girl who played once and gave up, a girl who constantly strives to raise the bar higher, and a girl who dreams of going pro, they fight hard to make it to Koshien! The hottest summer of their lives is about to begin!

Background

Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine began as a free-to-play smartphone game by Akatsuki and Kadokawa for iOS and Android that was released in Japan on June 27, 2017. Both a four-panel manga spin-off by Bkub Okawa titled Hachi Nai Gaiden: Senryoku Gai! Katato-chan and a novelization titled Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine ~Before Summer~ are being serialized on the game’s official website. The four-panel manga has also spawned a web animation titled Katato the Animation that was streamed on the game’s official website and YouTube between May and June 2017.

The anime adaptation was announced via the game’s official Twitter account on July 30. 2018. It is being directed by Susumu Kudo at TMS Entertainment with scripts by Jin Tanaka and character designs by Takayuki Noguchi. The cast is reprising their roles from the game. The anime will premiere in Japan on April 7, 2019 on TV Tokyo.

Characters

Tsubasa Arihara (Voiced by: Nozomi Nishida)

Full of energy and innocence, Tsubasa loves baseball. She has played since she was a child and together with Tomoe she starts a girls’ baseball club at her school.

Ryo Shinonome (Voiced by: Reina Kondo)

A stoic girl, Ryo dreams of going pro. She has a cool air about her and hates to lose. She seems to have known Tsubasa from before.

Yuki Nozaki (Voiced by: Saki Minami)

Kind and sweet to everyone she meets, Yuki is good at caring for others but has a habit of not paying attention to her surroundings. She was a member of the basketball club in middle school and is inexperienced when it comes to playing baseball.

Tomoe Kawakita (Voiced by: Honoka Inoue)

Tsubasa’s closest friend whom she has known since childhood, Tomoe is cheerful and likes taking care of others. Though she is a beginner at baseball, she starts up the girls’ baseball club along with Tsubasa.

Akane Ukita (Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori)

Never without her cat-eared hoodie, Akane joins the baseball club in order to pursue her dreams from childhood. She is shy and loves small animals.

Waka Suzuki (Voiced by: Yubi Midorikawa)

Calm and logical, Waka has vast baseball knowledge thanks to her older brother. She isn’t very good at sports though and lacks confidence.

Ayaka Nakano (Voiced by: Yurika Takagi)

Head of the school’s newspaper club, Ayaka is curious-minded and investigates anything that catches her attention. She follows the baseball club’s activities with interest.

Yoshimi Iwaki (Voiced by: Nanami Yamashita)

A second-year student, Yoshimi is the (self-proclaimed) captain of the cheer squad, but according to the student council there is no cheer squad.

Kana Tsukumo (Voiced by: Haruka Shiraishi)

A second-year student and member of the student council, Kana is often seen as cold and unemotional but is a genius who can pick up skills easily.

Aoi Asada (Voiced by: Rika Tachibana)

A second-year student, what she lacks in baseball experience she makes up for in her keen intuition.

Maiko Kurashiki (Voiced by: Iori Saeki)

Maria Hase (Voiced by: Sarara Yashima)

International Streaming

  • Crunchyroll

Official Links

Staff

  • Original Creator: Akatsuki
  • Planning: Shuhei Yamaguchi (Akatsuki)
  • Director: Susumu Kudo
  • Series Composition: Jin Tanaka
  • Animation Character Designer: Takayuki Noguchi
  • Music: Takahiro Obata
  • Animation Production:TMS Entertainment

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