Bringing at least one new anime acquisition to the table this year, North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have announced they now hold the license to 2019 Sports TV Anime Cinderella Nine. Their license covers not only the United States and Canada but also the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Nordic countries.
Cinderella Nine is an anime adaptation of the Japanese free-to-play Baseball game Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine, available in Japan on iOS and Android platforms. The title is published by Akatsuki and Kadokawa, who have no confirmed plans for an English localisation at this time.
This is a twelve episode series was produced by TMS Entertainment (Gugure! Kokkuri-san, ReLIFE) featuring direction by Susumu Kudo (K, Magic Kaito 2014) while Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp, Anne-Happy) provides series composition.
The voice cast include Nozomi Nishida (Armed Girl’s Machiavellism, Absolute Duo) as Tsubasa Arihara, Yumiri Hanamori (Grimoire of Zero, Sakura Trick) as Akane Ukita, Honoka Inoue (Between the Sky and Sea, Tsukigakirei) as Tomoe Kawakita, Saki Minami (BanG Dream!, Chidori RSC) as Yuki Nozaki and Reina Kondo (Just Because!, Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld) as Ryo Shinonome.
Sentai Filmworks will soon be offering Cinderella Nine via select digital streaming outlets, and plan to offer a home video release sometime in the future.
About Cinderella Nine
Tsubasa Arihara loves baseball so much, she actually started her high school’s baseball club! But passion alone won’t keep a club alive, so it’s up to her to recruit as many all-star players as she can. Some potential recruits have never played before while others have returned to the game thanks to Tsubasa’s love for the sport, and together they’ll form a team united in love for the game as much as their growing friendship. But whether they win or lose, one thing is for sure: every game they play together is sure to be a home run!