A teaser visual has been released of the upcoming anime adaptation of Yuji Terajima’s sequel manga Ace of Diamond Act II which was revealed at the Ace of Diamond All-Star Game III.
The visual features a pumped Eijun Sawamura and Kazuya Miyuki. The release date of the anime has yet to be announced, but we can rest assured it’s looking to be another intense adaptation.
OxT Release Ace of Diamond Act II’s Ending Theme ‘Golden After School’
OxT is a Japanese music group consisting of vocalist Masayoshi Ōishi and guitarist and composer Tomohiro Ōshima (Tom-H@ck). Their music has featured in several anime series including SSSS.GRIDMAN for which their song UNION was used as the opening theme. The song peaked on Oricon’s Weekly Digital Charts at No. 2.
Their song Golden After School is currently used as the ending theme for the ongoing TV anime series Ace of Diamond Act II. The song just hit shelves on April 17 and both members released statements surrounding the record.
Masayoshi Ōishi said: “We wrote a song for the new chapter of Seidou High! It would be great if this song continues that golden age the 3rd year students left behind, the age that ties together their story which took place after school. We wrote it with care and consideration, so I hope people enjoy it!”
Tom-H@ck commented: “Our latest single… Golden After School…! This is a famous song which has a nostalgic vibe to it. The melody and lyrics both elicit a sense of nostalgia from somewhere. Please be sure to check out the music video too, me and my pal Ōishi went on a driving date!”
First press copies of the CD include application cards to receive priority tickets to an official event for the anime series taking place at Science Hall on May 18. Appearing at the event will be Ryōta Ōsaka (who voices Eijun Sawamura), Shintarō Asanuma (Yōichi Kuramochi), Wataru Hatano (Tōru Masuko), and OxT.
Masayoshi Ōishi has also announced a new solo album entitled Kariuta II which will be released on June 26, 2019. He will head on a solo tour to promote the album later this year. Pre-sale tickets will go live via his fan club on April 22 at 23:59 (JST).
The cover jacket for Masayoshi Ōishi’s live DVD Masayoshi Ōishi no Hikikatari Lab ~10th Anniversary “One Man” Show~ has also been unveiled. It will be released on May 8.
Golden After School
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Stock Number: PCCG.01778
Price: ¥1,250 (Before Tax)
*First Press copies include application cards to receive priority tickets to an official event for the anime series. Details on that event below.
Ace of Diamond Event
Date: May 18, 2019
Time: Open 17:30 / Start 18:00
Location: Science Hall
Line-Up: Ryōta Ōsaka, Shintarō Asanuma, Wataru Hatano, and OxT.
TV Anime Ace of Diamond Act II’s New Theme by GLAY to be Released in April
It was revealed last month that GLAY will perform the opening theme for Ace of Diamond Act II which is set to begin airing on April 2. The band also just revealed at Anime Japan 2019 held on March 24 the song’s title and digital release date.
The title of the song is Hajimaru no Uta. It was written by the band’s own vocalist TERU who said at the event, “This song is about the start of one’s dreams, the beginning of one’s new life […] I hope that this song becomes the start of something for people.”
This is the fourth opening theme the Hakodate-formed four member band has written for the Ace of Diamond series following HEROES, Hashire! Mirai and Sora ga Aozora de aru Tame ni.
The anime edit version of the song will be released digitally on April 2, the same date the anime airs.
TV Anime Ace of Diamond Act II Opening Theme Performed by GLAY
It has been revealed that Japanese rock band GLAY’s new song will be used as the opening theme for the upcoming anime series Ace of Diamond Act II set to air on April 2, 2019.
The song was written by the band’s own vocalist TERU. This is the fourth opening theme the Hakodate-formed four member band has written for the Ace of Diamond series following HEROES, Hashire! Mirai and Sora ga Aozora de aru Tame ni.
Each song to date has evoked the feeling of high school baseball which the series is based around.
Speaking about the song, TERU comments: “I have been given the opportunity to write another opening theme for Ace of Diamond. The song is about the starting of one’s hopes and dreams, the beginning of a new life, the feelings that serve as the impetus for these things. I hope this song becomes the start of something for other people too.”
Journey without a map Ⅱ
Release Date: February 27, 2019
CD+DVD Edition: ¥3,000 (Before Tax)
CD-Only Edition: ¥2,500 (Before Tax)
Journey without a map Ⅱ Website: http://glay.co.jp/takuro_jwam2/
GLAY Official Website: http://www.glay.co.jp/Ace of Diamond Act IIInitial Broadcast: April 2, 2019Ace of Diamond Official Website: https://diaace.com
Ace of Diamond Act II Manga to Get Anime Adaptation in 2019
27.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME
It was announced at the “Ace of Diamond All-Star Game III” event held at Tokyo’s Meiji Jingu Stadium on November 25 that Yuji Terajima’s sequel manga Ace of Diamond Act II will receive an anime adaptation in 2019.
The event was the third run of the all-star game, popular amongst fans of the series for the cast playing real baseball. It Seido High take to the pitch, featuring appearances from Ryōta Ōsaka (who voices Eijun Sawamura) and Eijun Sawamura (who voices Kazuya Miyuki). Teams were divided into two: the first and second years along with the third years and junior high students.
The opened with a performance from Japanese music group OxT who swung towels in the air together with the crowd as they sang Go EXCEED!!, the first opening theme for Ace of Diamond. They also performed Perfect HERO (the second opening theme) and BLOOM OF YOUTH (the second ending theme for season two).
Rikako Yamaguchi, who voices the manager of the team Fujiwara Takako, made an announcement after which the series voice actors stepped out: Ryōta Ōsaka, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Natsuki Hanae, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Shouta Aoi, Takahiro Sakurai, Shintarō Asanuma, Hiro Shimono, Taishi Murata, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Daisuke Namikawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Wataru Hatano, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Yūma Uchida, and Daiki Yamashita.
Broadcasting for the event was Nobuhiko Okamoto and Natsuki Hanae who provide voices for the brother duo Ryōsuke Kominato and Haruichi Kominato respectively.
The team used the PlayStation 4 baseball game Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyu 2018. Nobunaga Shimazaki was the MVP of the game, winning for the first and second year team.
At the end of the event, the cast lined up and Ryōta Ōsaka who plays the series protagonist Eijun Sawamura announced to fans that Ace of Diamond Act II will get an anime adaptation in 2019. It will serve as a sequel to Ace of Diamond which aired from October 2013 to March 2016.
Further details surrounding the air date will be announced in the near future.