The upcoming anime adaptation of the manga Boukyaku Battery has released its first character trailer and images of main character Haruka Kiyomine. Check out the trailer and images below:
Ahead of Boukyaku Battery’s April 2024 release, the new trailer introduces the stalwart Kiyomine, who serves in a duo as the ace pitcher alongside hitter Kei Kaname. Kiyomine is voiced by Toshiki Masuda after being voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya in MAPPA’s ONA in 2020. It was revealed that new character images will be released weekly, so fans can expect Kaname on February 16. A preview screening of the first two episodes of the anime series will be held on March 10. In attendance will be the main cast:
- Mamoru Miyano (Kei Kaname)
- Yohei Azakami (Aoi Todo)
- Nobunaga Shimazaki (Shunpei Chihaya)
- Yuki Kaji (Taro Yamada)
Boukyaku Battery is adapted from Eco Mikawa’s manga of the same name, which has been collected into 17 volumes on Shueisha’s Jump+ platform since April 2018. The series will be directed by Makoto Nakazono (Chainsaw Man & Jujutsu episodes director). Kaisen). Michiko Yokote, who regularly writes scripts for the Naruto anime series (luckily the canon), will also write the script.
Boukyaku Battery’s official website offers the following introduction to the series: In the world of middle school baseball, there is a formidable undefeated pitcher named Haruka Kiyomine and a sharp catcher who is called ‘strategist’ Kei Kaname. Despite receiving scouting offers from major schools across the country, both unexpectedly chose to attend a relatively unknown baseball school. Furthermore, Kei suffered amnesia and lost all knowledge related to baseball.
And coincidentally, other prodigies who were defeated and left out of baseball also enrolled in the same high school…
Source: Official website© Eco Mikawa／Shueisha, KADOKAWA, MAPPA