The official website for the television anime adaptation of Mitsuru Adachi's Mix baseball manga began streaming a television ad for the show on Saturday. The ad is the first video released for the series.
The manga's story is set in Meisei Academy about 30 years after the events in Adachi's Touch manga. The story centers on two step brothers who are aiming to compete in the national Kōshien baseball tournament.
The previously announced cast includes:
- Yuuki Kaji as Tōma Tachibana
- Yūma Uchida as Sōichirō Tachibana
- Maaya Uchida as Otomi Tachibana
- Ryusei Nakao as Isami Nishimura
- Kana Hanazawa as Haruka Ōyama
- Wataru Takagi as Eisuke Tachibana
- Kikuko Inoue as Mayumi Tachibana
- Noriko Hidaka as Minami Asakura (reprising the role from the Touch anime)
Odahiro Watanabe (Soul Buster, Tokyo Ghoul:re) is directing the anime at OLM. Atsuhiro Tomioka (Ace Attorney both seasons, Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon XY & Z) is overseeing the series scripts, and scriptwriters include Tatsuto Higuchi, Kenichi Yamada, Yoshifumi Fukushima, and Chinatsu Houjou. Takao Maki (Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls, Laughing Under the Clouds) is designing the characters, and Norihito Sumitomo (Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Z Kai) is composing the music. sumika will perform the opening theme song "Equal," and Little Glee Monster will perform the ending song "Kimi ni Todoku Made."
Adachi launched the manga series in Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2012, and the 14th compiled book volume shipped on February 12. The series has more than 7.5 million copies in print (including digital sales).