Tennis anime premieres in October with 12 episodes
The official website for the original television anime Stars Align (Hoshiai no Sora) revealed on Monday that AIKI from Bless4 will perform the series’ ending theme song “Kago no Naka no Bokura wa” (We Inside a Cage). The song will be the Bless4 group member’s solo debut and first single, and it is slated for release in October.
The anime will premiere in October on TBS and BS-TBS and have 12 episodes.
The anime’s cast includes:
(Note: Some name romanizations are not confirmed)
Tasuku Hatanaka as Tōma Shinjō (left) and Natsuki Hanae as Maki Katsuragi (right)
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Itsuki Ameno (left) and Gen Sato as Rintarō Futsu (right)
Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Tsubasa Soga (left) and Keisuke Sato as Shingo Takenouchi (right)
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Nao Tsukinose (left) and Kōhei Amasaki as Taiyō Ishigami (right)
Yoshitaka Yamaya as Yūta Asuka
Mayu Mineda as Kanako Mitsue
Kazuki Akane (Escaflowne series and film, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Noein – to your other self) is directing the anime at 8-Bit and is also supervising and writing the series scripts. Yūichi Takahashi is adapting the original character designs by illustrator Itsuka, and he is also serving as animation director. Miki Takeshita is in charge of scene setting, and Shiori Shiwa is directing the art. Jin Aketagawa is directing the sound at Magic Capsule. Flying Dog is responsible for the music, and instrumental band jizue are composing the music for the anime. Megumi Nakajima will perform the opening theme song “Suisō” (Aquarium).
The teen adolescence story revolves around the coming of age of boys in a junior high school’s soft tennis team, which is on the verge of shutting down. Tōma Shinjō asks Maki Katsuragi, who has just transferred schools, to join the team.
Sources: Stars Align’s website, Comic Natalie