Oblivion Battery Releases 3rd Character Visual & PV Trailer for Aoi Todo

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A third character visual and PV trailer have been released for the upcoming Oblivion Battery TV anime series, spotlighting baseball shortstop Aoi Todo. The anime is scheduled to premiere in April 2024. 

Masato Nakazono (Chainsaw Man chief episode director) is directing the anime series, with Tsuyoshi Iida as assistant director, Michiko Yokote (Tsurune, Call of the Night) as series screenwriter, Hitomi Hasegawa (Dance Dance Danseur) as character designer, and Tomoki Kikuya and Hiroko Yamasaki as music composers. MAPPA is handling the animation production. 

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Other staff members include Junpei Tatenaka (Ace of Diamond) and Masahiro Tokumaru (Hanebado action animator) as action animation directors.

Meanwhile, the anime’s voice cast includes: 

  • • Toshiki Masuda as Haruka Kiyomine 
  • • Mamoru Miyano as Kei Kaname 
  • • Youhei Azakami as Aoi Todo
  • • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shunpei Chihaya
  • • Yuuki Kaji as Taro Yamada
  • • Yoshitaka Yamaya as Kazuki Tsuchiya
  • • Takeo Ootsuka as Eichiro Kokuto
  • • Mark Ishii as Hironobu Makita
  • • Kengo Kawanishi as Shuto Kirishima

Oblivion Battery (also known as Boukyaku Battery in Japan) is based on the high school baseball manga by Eko Mikawa, which was first serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ platform on April 26, 2018. Seventeen tankoubon volumes have been released as of January 2024. 

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The story follows Haruka Kiyomine — an exceptional pitcher who has made a name for himself in middle school — and Kei Kaname, who was once a formidable catcher now dealing with memory loss that is affecting his skills. 

Source: Oblivion Battery Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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