Battery (novel series)
Cover of the fist volume of the novel series
|Written by||Atsuko Asano|
|Illustrated by||Makiko Satō|
|Imprint||Kyōikugageki no Sōsaku Bungaku
Kadokawa Tsubasa Shoten
|Original run||October 1996 – January 2005|
|Original run||April 17, 2000 – April 28, 2000|
|Written by||Atsuko Asano|
|Illustrated by||Chikage Yuniwa|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Directed by||Yōjirō Takita|
|Written by||Tadashi Morishita|
|Music by||Ryō Yoshimata|
|Released||March 10, 2007|
|Written by||Atsuko Sagara|
|Original run||April 3, 2008 – June 12, 2008|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Tomomi Mochizuki|
|Written by||Tomomi Mochizuki|
|Music by||Akira Senju|
|Licensed by||Amazon.com (streaming)|
|Original network||Fuji TV (Noitamina)|
|Original run||July 14, 2016 – September 22, 2016|
Battery (Japanese: バッテリー Hepburn: Batterī?) is a Japanese light novel series by Atsuko Asano that was published by Kadokawa Shoten. The series is about Harada Takumi and Gō Nagakura, two boys who start a baseball team. For the work the author received the Noma Prize for Juvenile Literature in 1997 and the Shogakukan Children's Publication Culture Award in 2005. It has sold over 10 million copies in Japan, and has been adapted into a film in 2007 and an anime television series in 2016.
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This story is about a young pitcher(baseball) named Takumi Harada who just recently moved into his grandfather's house named Ioka Youzo-who is a former coach of Nitta Highschool. Later on, Harada met a catcher named Go Nakagura. They started playing and Harada realized that Go can catch up with his pitches. Harada become motivated and joined the baseball team in Nitta High. They later began their journey as a baseball team.
- Takumi Harada (原田 巧 Harada Takumi)
- Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (anime), Mamoru Miyano (radio drama)
- Portrayed by: Kento Hayashi (movie), Yūma Nakayama (TV drama)
- Gō Nagakura (永倉 豪 Nagakura Gō)
- Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (anime)
- Portrayed by: Kenta Yamada (movie), Shō Takada (live-action series)
- Seiha Harada (原田 青波 Harada Seiha)
- Voiced by: Yūi Fujimaki (anime), Hayato Taya (radio drama)
- Portrayed by: Akihiro Yarita (movie), Shintarō Morimoto (TV drama)
- Shūgo Kadowaki (門脇 秀吾 Kadowaki Shūgo)
- Voiced by: Yūki Ono (anime)
- Portrayed by: Dai Watanabe (movie), Ryūta Nakamura (TV drama)
- Shunji Mizugaki (瑞垣 俊二 Mizugaki Shunji)
- Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (anime)
- Portrayed by: Yasuaki Seki (movie), Kazuma Kawahara (TV drama)
- Kazuki Kaionji (海音寺 一希 Kaionji Kazuki)
- Voiced by: Yuichiro Umehara (anime)
- Portrayed by: Hiroshi Yazaki (movie), Ryōsuke Kawamura (TV drama)
An anime television series adaptation began airing on July 14, 2016 on the noitaminA block of Fuji TV. The series is directed and written by Tomomi Mochizuki, with animation by the studio Zero-G. Hideoki Kusama is serving as character designer and chief animation director and Akira Senju is in charge of the music.
- "バッテリー 6 - Blu-ray&DVD - TVアニメ「バッテリー」公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved July 14, 2016.
- "Battery (6 volumes)". Japanese Board on Books for Young People. Retrieved February 26, 2009.
- "TVアニメ化！シリーズ累計1,000万部越えの青春野球小説『バッテリー』が描き下ろしアニメイラストの幅広帯で登!". Oricon. July 14, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
- "バッテリー" [Battery]. Variety Japan. Archived from the original on July 6, 2008. Retrieved February 26, 2009.
- "Atsuko Asano's Battery Novels Get TV Anime in July on Noitamina". Anime News Network. May 19, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
- "Baseball Anime Battery Casts Ayumu Murase, Kaito Ishikawa & Premieres July 14". Anime News Network. June 2, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
- "Atsuko Asano's Battery Novels Get TV Anime in July on Noitamina". Anime News Network. March 17, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
- Battery at Kadokawa Shoten (Japanese)
- Battery the Animation (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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