TRIBE NINE “Extreme Baseball” Anime Announced For January 2022

January 2022 will see the release of TRIBE NINE, a new anime that is part of a multimedia project featuring the involvement of Danganronpa‘s Kazutaka Kodaka.

TRIBE NINE takes place in an unspecified point in the 21st century, where disgruntled youths form “Tribes” to find a sense of belonging. When the conflict between Tribes intensify, the Neo Tokyo government decides to restrict Tribe disputes to a baseball-like sport called XB (Extreme Baseball), with the loser having to obey the winner.

The anime’s staff includes Yū Aoki (Granblue Fantasy The Animation co-creature designer, episode director) as director, Michiko Yokote (The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!) as series composer, Rui Komatsuzaki (Akudama Drive) and illustrator Simadoriru (Fate/Grand Order) as original character designers, Yōsuke Yabumoto (Duel Masters!!) as character designer, and Masafumi Takada (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School) as music composer. LIDENFILMS is the animation production company.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Akira Ishida as Shun Kamiya, Shun Horie as Haru Shirokane, Chiharu Sawashiro as Taiga, Mai Fuchigami as Saori Arisugawa, Mutsumi Tamura as Santaro Mita, Fukushi Ochiai as Manami Daimon, Shōya Chiba as Kazuki Aoyama, Junichi Suwabe as Ojiro Otori, Hiroshi Naka as Tenshin Otori, and Mikako Komatsu as Yui Kamiki.

The TRIBE NINE multimedia project includes an action RPG from Akatsuki and TooKyo Games and a webtoon. The game and webtoon do not have release dates yet. 

Among the game’s staff are Kodaka, Komatsuzaki, Simadoriru, novelists Takumi Nakazawa and Yōichirō Koizumi, Takada, and AI: The Somnium Files director Kotaro Uchikoshi.

Sources: TRIBE NINE Twitter, website

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, so he spent a few years, starting from his college days, doing so. He still likes video games, but now focuses on writing anime-related news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive.
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