Additional Cast Revealed (Ryouhei Kimura, Yuki Ono, Yuuichirou Umehara, and Yui Fujimaki) and Official Comments Arrive!
2nd Teaser Promo Video Featuring Main Characters Showing!
“Battery” is a youth baseball novel series written by Atsuko Asano that has been published by Kadokawa Shoten. The series has recorded cumulative sales of 10 million copies. On the 20th anniversary of its first publication, an anime television series adaptation will start to air on the “noitaminA” block of Fuji TV and others in July 2016. Recently, additional four main characters and cast members in this series have been announced.
In addition, the 2nd teaser promo video is now showing at its official website （www.battery-anime.com/）!!
The four characters and their voices have been revealed for the first time. Please enjoy the video together with the official comments of the cast members.
The characters released this time are as follows: Seiha Harada who is a younger brother of the protagonist Takumi Harada. Seiha adores his brother and wants to be a pitcher though he has a delicate constitution and is prone to sickness. CV: Yui Fujimaki.
Shuugo Kadowaki who is the cleanup batter of a competitive team in Yokote 2 Chu (Yokote Dai-2 Junior High School), and is a hard hitter who is famous throughout Japan. He is eager to have a match with Takumi. CV: Tomoki Ono.
Shunji Mizugaki is a childhood friend of Kadowaki, and is the shortstop of the Yokote 2 Chu team. He makes fun of Takumi whom Kadowaki is attached to by calling him “Hime san” (Mr. Princess). CV: Ryouhei Kimura.
Kazuki Kaionji who is the captain of the Nitta Higashi baseball team which Takumi and Gou belong to. He is highly trusted by the team members. CV: Yuuichirou Umehara.
Fresh and talented voice actors will play the roles of the boys vividly.
At its official website （www.battery-anime.com/, the 2nd teaser promo video is now showing which has revealed the four characters and their voices for the first time. Please enjoy the video together with the official comments of the cast members.
Please look forward to the latest information on the TV anime series “Battery” which will be announced continuously toward the airing of the series in July.
Official comments have arrived from the main cast members!
Yui Fujimaki acting Seiha Harada
Seiha has a delicate constitution. Though he also appears weak in spirit, he has a strong desire “to play baseball”. I am like Seiha. Though I am weedy and often said to “look weak”, I also have a strong desire to “study”, “sing”, and “work”.
So I would like to enjoy getting into the character of Seiha in “Battery” who resembles me.
Yuki Ono acting Shuugo Kadowaki
I’m happy to join the anime adaptation of the “Battery” series which has been loved for more than 20 years. Together with the pleasant cast members who are worth fighting against and for, I would like to enjoy the joys of youth with might and main!
Ryouhei Kimura acting Shunji Mizugaki
I have just fun in participating in the anime adaptation of the work loved very much on my favorite noitaminA.
I feel strong passion at the site, and I’m sure that we can make the anime series meet the expectations of the viewers.
Please look forward to it!!
Yuuichirou Umehara acting Kazuki Kaionji
I’m very happy to act Kazuki Kaionji this time and to have been selected as a member making up the world of “Battery”.
I will do my best so that we can make the work enjoyable for not only the fans of the original novel series but also the viewers that have never known “Battery”.
Outline of TV Anime “Battery”
● To start to air on the “noitaminA” block of Fuji TV and others in July 2016
Will we be able to remain as we are next spring ― ?
Original Writer：Atsuko Asano “Battery” series（published by Kadokawa Shoten)
Director／Script Writer：Tomomitsu Mochizuki
Original Character Designer：Takako Shimura
Animation Character Designer and General Animation Director：Hideoki Kusama
Takumi Harada：Kouki Uchiyama ／Gou Nagakura：Tasuku Hatanaka ／Seiha Harada：Yui Fujimaki ／Shuugo Kadowaki: Yuki Ono ／Shunji Mizugaki：Ryouhei Kimura ／ Kazuki Kaionji：Yuuichirou Umehara and others
● Information on Original Novel Series
Kadokawa Bunko “Battery” series 6 volumes in total now favorably on sale!
Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko “Battery” series 6 volumes in total now favorably on sale!
● Information on Tankobon Comic
“Special Edition Battery”（written by Atsuko Asano and illustrated by Chikage Yuniwa）favorably running in Monthly Asuka!!
The first to fifth volumes are now favorably on sale!