Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine

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Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine
八月のシンデレラナイン
(Hachigatsu no Shinderera Nain)
GenreSports (baseball, cricket)[1]
Game
PublisherAkatsuki
GenreSimulation, Social network game
PlatformiOS, Android
Released
  • JP: June 27, 2017
Manga
Hachi Nai Gaiden: Senryoku Gai! Katato-chan
Written byBkub Okawa
Published byKadokawa
Serial novel
Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine ~Before Summer~
Published byKadokawa
Light novel
Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Kitakaze ni Yureru Himawari
Written byAkatsuki
Illustrated byAkatsuki, Chioru Katase
Published byEnterbrain
DemographicMale
ImprintFamitsu Bunko
PublishedApril 28, 2018
Original net animation
Katato the Animation
Released May June 2017
Episodes4
Anime television series
Directed bySusumu Kudo
Written byJin Tanaka
Music byTakahiro Obata
StudioTMS Entertainment
Original networkTV Tokyo, TVA, TVO, BS TV Tokyo, AT-X
Original run April 7, 2019 – present
Episodes2 (List of episodes)
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Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine (Japanese: 八月のシンデレラナイン, Hepburn: Hachigatsu no Shinderera Nain, "Cinderella Nine in August") is a free-to-play mobile video game for iOS and Android published by Akatsuki and Kadokawa. It was released in Japan on June 27, 2017. A four-panel comedy spin-off manga series by Bkub Okawa titled Hachi Nai Gaiden: Senryoku Gai! Katato-chan (ハチナイ外伝 戦力外!カタトちゃん) and a novelization titled Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine ~Before Summer~ (八月のシンデレラナイン ~before summer~) are being serialized on the game's official website. A 4-episode original net animation adaptation of the four-panel manga titled Katato the Animation (カタトTHEアニメーション) was streamed between May and June 2017, and an anime television series adaptation of the original game by TMS Entertainment premiered on April 7, 2019.

Characters[edit]

Tsubasa Arihara
Voiced by: Nozomi Nishida[2]
Ryō Shinonome
Voiced by: Reina Kondō[2]
Yūki Nozaki
Voiced by: Saki Minami[2]
Tomoe Kawakita
Voiced by: Honoka Inoue[2]
Akane Ukita
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori[2]
Waka Suzuki
Voiced by: Yūbi Midorikawa[3]
Ayaka Nakano
Voiced by: Yurika Takagi[4]
Yoshimi Iwaki
Voiced by: Nanami Yamashita[4]
Maiko Kurashiki
Voiced by: Iori Saeki[4]
Kana Tsukumo
Voiced by: Haruka Shiraishi[4]
Maria Hase
Voiced by: Sarara Yashima[4]
Aoi Asada
Voiced by: Rika Tachibana[4]
Shiho Noumi
Voiced by: Mewhan[5]
Momoko Kakehashi
Voiced by: Eriko Nakamura[5]

Media[edit]

Game[edit]

The mobile game published by Akatsuki and Kadokawa was released for iOS and Android on June 27, 2017. An animated trailer by A-1 Pictures was streamed prior to the game's publication on July 31, 2016. The game is free-to-play.[6]

Manga[edit]

A four-panel comedy spin-off manga series by Bkub Okawa titled Hachi Nai Gaiden: Senryoku Gai! Katato-chan is being serialized on the game's official website alongside the novelization. Thirty-eight chapters of the manga have been released so far.[7]

Novel[edit]

A novelization titled Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine ~Before Summer~ is also being serialized on the official website alongside the four-panel manga. Twelve chapters of the novel have been released so far.[7]

Web animation[edit]

An original net animation adaptation of the four-panel manga titled Katato the Animation was streamed on the game's official website and YouTube channel between May and June 2017 with four short episodes. Mako Morino voiced the characters in the anime.[7]

Anime[edit]

On July 30, 2018, the official Twitter account of the original game announced that an anime television series adaptation of the game would be produced.[1] The staff and release date for the series were announced on October 25, 2018. The series is directed by Susumu Kudo and animated by TMS Entertainment, with Jin Tanaka writing the scripts and Takayuki Noguchi designing the characters. The cast will reprise their roles from the game.[8] It premiered on April 7, 2019 on TV Tokyo and other channels.[4][9] Mewhan is performing the series' opening theme song "Etude" (エチュード).[4]

No. Title Original air date[10]
1"Play Ball!"
Transcription: "Pureibōru!" (Japanese: プレイボール!)
April 7, 2019 (2019-04-07)
2"Can or Can't"
Transcription: "Dekiru, Dekinai" (Japanese: できる、できない)
April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)
3"Let's Work Up a Good Sweat"
Transcription: "Kimochi yoku ase o kakō" (Japanese: 気持ちよく汗をかこう)
April 21, 2019 (2019-04-21)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Baseball Smartphone Game Gets Anime". Anime News Network. July 30, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Anime Reveals 5 Returning Cast Members". Anime News Network. November 9, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Anime Reveals Character Designs for 5 Main Characters". Anime News Network. December 9, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Anime's Teaser Promo Video Reveals April Premiere, More Cast". Anime News Network. December 29, 2018. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Eriko Nakamura Joins Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Baseball Game's Video Features Character Commentary". Anime News Network. May 11, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Smartphone Game Inspires Net Anime Shorts". Anime News Network. May 21, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine TV Anime Reveals Visual, Staff, 2019 Premiere". Anime News Network. October 25, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine Anime Reveals New Visual, April 7 Premiere". Anime News Network. February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "Hachinai". TV Tokyo (in Japanese). Retrieved April 16, 2019.

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