Ace of Diamond

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Ace of Diamond
Ace of Diamond Vol 1.jpg
Cover of Ace of Diamond, published by Kodansha on 15 September 2006
ダイヤのA
(Daiya no A)
Genre Sport (Baseball), Drama, Comedy, Action
Manga
Written by Yuji Terajima
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Original run 20062015
Volumes 47
Anime television series
Directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara
Written by Takeshi Konuta
Music by Frying-Pan
Studio Madhouse, Production I.G
Original network TXN (TV Tokyo), AT-X
Original run 6 October 201328 March 2016
Episodes 126 + 5 OVA (List of episodes)
Manga
Ace of Diamond Act II
Written by Yuji Terajima
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Original run 2015 – present
Volumes 9
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Ace of Diamond (Japanese: ダイヤのA, Hepburn: Daiya no A [Daiya no Ēsu], also known as Diamond's Ace) is a shōnen baseball manga written and illustrated by Yuji Terajima and published by Kodansha. It has been serialized by Weekly Shōnen Magazine since 2006. In 2008, Ace of Diamond received the Shogakukan Manga Awards for the shōnen category.[1] In 2010, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for best shōnen manga.[2] An anime adaptation was premiered on 6 October 2013.[3] Two original animation DVDs will be bundled with the fourth and fifth volumes of the Ace of Diamond Act II manga, the first releasing on 15 July 2016 and the second releasing on 16 September 2016.[4]

Plot[edit]

The series follows one Eijun Sawamura, a baseball pitcher with a very unusual change of pitch that has occurred naturally. Sawamura plans to go with his friends to a local high school and play baseball to the best of their abilities. However one scout from the prestigious Seidou High approaches him and offers him a scholarship and a chance to make it to nationals. Sawamura decides to pay a visit to the school, and it changes his entire outlook on the future. The first season follows Seidou and their main rivals as they attempt to help the upperclassmen make it to nationals during the summer tournament. Once the summer tournament ends, the upperclassmen will be forced to retire, but how far can Sawamura help them go when he currently doesn't have any control?

Season two continues to follow Sawamura, Furuya, Haruichi, and Miyuki as they lead a new team, along with a few returning faces, through the fall tournament. Their overly ambitious goal is to go to nationals during the fall tournament and convince Coach Kataoka that he doesn't have to resign.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Ace of Diamond is a shōnen baseball manga written and illustrated by Yuji Terajima. It has been serialized by Kodansha's weekly manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 2006 to 2015. Kodansha collected chapters in tankōbon. The first volume was published on 15 September 2006[5] and as of 17 March 2015, 47 volumes were published.

Volume list[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
1 15 September 2006[5] ISBN 978-4-063-63728-1
2 17 October 2006[6] ISBN 978-4-063-63739-7
3 15 December 2006[7] ISBN 978-4-063-63767-0
4 16 February 2007[8] ISBN 978-4-063-63796-0
5 17 April 2007[9] ISBN 978-4-063-63821-9
6 17 July 2007[10] ISBN 978-4-063-63856-1
7 14 September 2007[11] ISBN 978-4-063-63889-9
8 16 November 2007[12] ISBN 978-4-063-63913-1
9 15 February 2008[13] ISBN 978-4-063-63951-3
10 17 April 2008[14] ISBN 978-4-063-63973-5
11 17 July 2008[15] ISBN 978-4-063-84012-4
12 17 September 2008[16] ISBN 978-4-063-84040-7
13 17 November 2008[17] ISBN 978-4-063-84064-3
14 14 February 2009[18] ISBN 978-4-06-384097-1
15 17 April 2009[19] ISBN 978-4-06-384121-3
16 17 June 2009[20] ISBN 978-4-06-384147-3
17 17 August 2009[21] ISBN 978-4-06-384172-5
18 17 November 2009[22] ISBN 978-4-06-384210-4
19 15 January 2010[23] ISBN 978-4-06-384232-6
20 17 March 2010[24] ISBN 978-4-06-384265-4
21 17 May 2010[25] ISBN 978-4-06-384295-1
22 17 August 2010[26] ISBN 978-4-06-384345-3
23 15 October 2010[27] ISBN 978-4-06-384378-1
24 17 December 2010[28] ISBN 978-4-06-384415-3
25 17 March 2011[29] ISBN 978-4-06-384458-0
26 17 May 2011[30] ISBN 978-4-06-384488-7
27 17 August 2011[31] ISBN 978-4-06-384534-1
28 17 October 2011[32] ISBN 978-4-06-384564-8
29 16 December 2011[33] ISBN 978-4-06-384598-3
30 16 March 2012[34] ISBN 978-4-06-384643-0
31 17 May 2012[35] ISBN 978-4-06-384672-0
32 17 August 2012[36] ISBN 978-4-06-384704-8
33 17 October 2012[37] ISBN 978-4-06-384748-2
34 17 December 2012[38] ISBN 978-4-06-384781-9
35 15 March 2013[39] ISBN 978-4-06-384827-4
36 17 May 2013[40] ISBN 978-4-06-384864-9
37 16 August 2013[41] ISBN 978-4-06-394910-0
38 17 October 2013[42] ISBN 978-4-06-394943-8
39 17 December 2013[43] ISBN 978-4-06-394984-1
40 17 March 2014[44] ISBN 978-4-06-395025-0
41 16 May 2014[45] ISBN 978-4-06-395079-3
42 17 July 2014[46] ISBN 978-4-06-395125-7
43 17 September 2014[47] ISBN 978-4-06-395187-5
44 17 November 2014[48] ISBN 978-4-06-395242-1
45 16 January 2015[49] ISBN 978-4-06-358728-9
46 17 March 2015[50] ISBN 978-4-06-358729-6
47 17 August 2015[51] ISBN 978-4-06-395498-2

Anime[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 75 October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) March 29, 2015 (2015-03-29)
2 51 April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06) March 28, 2016 (2016-03-28)

Reception[edit]

Ace of Diamond was the 25th best selling manga in 2011, with 1,711,607 copies sold.[52] Nikkei Entertainment magazine published a list of top 50 manga creators by sales since January 2010, in its September 2011 issue; Yuji Terajima, the author of Ace of Diamond was ranked 20th, with 2,792,000 copies sold.[53] It was the 27th best selling manga in 2012, with 1,685,194 copies sold.[54] In 2013 Ace of Diamond became the 23rd best selling manga, with 2,010,045 copies sold.[55] As of March 2015, the first 45 volumes of the series have sold over 22 million copies.[56] As of November 2015, the manga had 25 million copies in print. [57]

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