Every fan of sports anime should note 15 July 2016 as a very important date, as this is when Battery anime is airing. Produced by Fuji TV and based on the bestselling light novels by Atsuko Asano, the series focuses on one of Japan’s favourite sports – baseball – and promises a lot of Slice of Life drama.
It remains to be seen whether Battery will become the new Kuroko no Basket, but there surely is a niche for baseball in sports anime, so why not give it a go?
Just like the battery works thanks to its positive and negative poles, in life and sports, competition is what keeps you going. This is a truth that baseball star Takumi Harada had to learn the hard way. Being a sports prodigy before even entering junior high is hard enough, but not having someone to compete with is something that can make you despair and even give up your dreams. However, life works in mysterious ways, so maybe the small town of Nitta, where the Haradas have just moved in after leaving Australia, is hiding a big catcher to match Takumi’s phenomenal pitching skills.
Characters and Cast
Kouki Uchiyama (Zetsuen no Tempest’s Yoshino Takigawa) as Takumi Harada
Tasuku Hatanaka (Kuroko no Basket’s Reiji Mochida) as Gou Nagakura
Yui Fujimaki (debut work) as Seiha Harada
Hozumi Gouda (Hunter x Hunter’s Leorio Paladiknight) as Makoto Tomura
Ryouhei Kimura (Arata Kangatari’s Masato Kadowaki) as Shunji Mizugaki
Yuuki Ono (Kuroko no Basket’s Taiga Kagami) as Shuugo Kadowaki
Yuuichirou Umehara (Owari no Seraph’s René Simm) as Kazuki Kaionji
Kaito Ishikawa (Kuroko no Basket’s Kensuke Fukui) as Keita Higashidani
Shuuta Morishima (Cardfight!! Vanguard’s Shin Nitta) as Eiji Nobunishi
Director and Scriptwriter: Tomomi Mochizuki (Rozen Maiden)
Original Creator: Atsuko Asano (No. 6)
Original Character Design: Takako Shimura (Aldnoah.Zero)
Chief Animation Director and Character Design: Hideoki Kusama (debut work)
OP: Itsuka no Jibun (いつかの自分) by anderlust
ED: Ashita, Haru ga Kitara (明日、春が来たら) by anderlust
Official Battery Website
Learn about the other featured anime from the upcoming Summer 2016 season.