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Tamayomi volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Tamayomi volume 1 by Houbunsha
Written byMountain Pukuichi
Published byHoubunsha
MagazineManga Time Kirara Forward
Original runApril 2016 – present
Anime television series
Directed byToshinori Fukushima
Written byTouko Machida
Music byVisual Arts
StudioStudio A-Cat
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkAT-X, ABC, Nayoga TV, Tokyo MX, KBC
Original run April 1, 2020 June 17, 2020
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

Tamayomi (球詠, transl. "Baseball poem recitation") is a Japanese baseball manga series by Mountain Pukuichi, serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward since April 2016. It has been collected in eight tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Studio A-Cat aired from April 1 to June 17, 2020.


Yomi Takeda (武田 詠深, Takeda Yomi)
Voiced by: Kaori Maeda[1] (Japanese); Megan Shipman[2] (English)
Tamaki Yamazaki (山崎 珠姫, Yamazaki Tamaki)
Voiced by: Satomi Amano[1] (Japanese); Kristen McGuire[2] (English)
Yoshino Kawaguchi (川口 芳乃, Kawaguchi Yoshino)
Voiced by: Nao Shiraki[1] (Japanese); Amanda Lee[2] (English)
Ibuki Kawaguchi (川口 息吹, Kawaguchi Ibuki)
Voiced by: Miyu Tomita[1] (Japanese); Amanda Lee[2] (English)
Ryō Kawasaki (川﨑 稜, Kawasaki Ryō)
Voiced by: Rina Kitagawa[1] (Japanese); Macy Anne Johnson[2] (English)
Sumire Fujita (藤田 菫, Fujita Sumire)
Voiced by: Marie Hashimoto[1] (Japanese); Sarah Roach[2] (English)
Rei Okada (岡田 怜, Okada Rei)
Voiced by: Yume Miyamoto[1] (Japanese); Julie Shields[2] (English)
Risa Fujiwara (藤原 理沙, Fujiwara Risa)
Voiced by: Airi Eino[1] (Japanese); Kristi Rothrock[2] (English)
Shiragiku Ōmura (大村 白菊, Ōmura Shiragiku)
Voiced by: Rina Honnizumi[1] (Japanese); Dawn M. Bennett[2] (English)
Nozomi Nakamura (中村 希, Nakamura Nozomi)
Voiced by: Ruriko Noguchi[1] (Japanese); Emily Neves[2] (English)
Kyōka Fujii (藤井 杏夏, Fujii Kyōka)
Voiced by: Haruka Yoshimura[1] (Japanese); Katelyn Barr[2] (English)



No. Release date ISBN
1 November 11, 2016[3]978-4-8322-4767-3
2 June 12, 2017[3]978-4-8322-4844-1
3 January 11, 2018[3]978-4-8322-4908-0
4 July 12, 2018[3]978-4-8322-4960-8
5 March 12, 2019[3]978-4-8322-7075-6
6 September 12, 2019[3]978-4-8322-7117-3
7 April 10, 2020[3]978-4-8322-7184-5
8 June 12, 2020[3]978-4-8322-7196-8


An anime television series adaptation of Tamayomi was announced in the August issue of Manga Time Kirara Forward on June 24, 2019.[4] The series is animated by Studio A-Cat and directed by Toshinori Fukushima, with Touko Machida handling series composition, and Koichi Kikuta designing the characters. It aired from April 1 to June 17, 2020 on AT-X, ABC, Nayoga TV, Tokyo MX, and KBC.[5] The opening theme is "Never Let You Go" performed by Naho, while the ending theme is "Plus Minus Zero Rule" (プラスマイナスゼロの法則, Plus Minus Zero no Hōsoku) performed by the cast of the Shin Koshigaya baseball team.[6] Funimation has licensed the series for an English simulcast and an English dub.[7][2]

No. Title[8][a] Original air date
1"A Fated Reunion"
Transcription: "Unmei no Saikai" (Japanese: 運命の再会)
April 1, 2020 (2020-04-01)
2"Let's Play Ball Together"
Transcription: "Issho ni Yakyū yarimashō" (Japanese: 一緒に野球やりましょう)
April 8, 2020 (2020-04-08)
3"Take Me With You"
Transcription: "Watashi otsureteitteyo" (Japanese: 私を連れていってよ)
April 15, 2020 (2020-04-15)
4"Pitch of Promise"
Transcription: "Yakusoku no Anotama" (Japanese: 約束のあの球)
April 22, 2020 (2020-04-22)
5"Losing Streak"
Transcription: "Susume!! Doronuma renpai kaidō" (Japanese: ススメ!!泥沼連敗街道)
April 29, 2020 (2020-04-29)
6"With Hearts Full of Hope"
Transcription: "Kibō o muneni……" (Japanese: 希望を胸に……)
May 6, 2020 (2020-05-06)
7"Night Sky After Rain"
Transcription: "Ameagari no Yozora ni" (Japanese: 雨上がりの夜空に)
May 13, 2020 (2020-05-13)
8"From Zero"
Transcription: "Zero kara" (Japanese: ゼロから)
May 20, 2020 (2020-05-20)
9"Change the Tide"
Transcription: "Nagare no Tsukurikata" (Japanese: 流れの作り方)
May 27, 2020 (2020-05-27)
10"Show 'Em What We've Got"
Transcription: "Misetsuketeyarō" (Japanese: 見せつけてやろう)
June 3, 2020 (2020-06-03)
11"This is Nationals Level"
Transcription: "Kore ga Zenkoku reberu" (Japanese: これが全国レベル)
June 10, 2020 (2020-06-10)
12"Pitch without Regret"
Transcription: "Kuinaku nageyō" (Japanese: 悔いなく投げよう)
June 17, 2020 (2020-06-17)

Video games[edit]

Characters from the series appeared in collaboration with Akatsuki's mobile baseball game Cinderella Nine in 2020.[9][10] Also, characters from the series appear alongside other Manga Time Kirara characters in the mobile RPG, Kirara Fantasia in 2020.[11][12]


  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Funimation.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Tamayomi Baseball Anime Reveals 11 Cast Members". Anime News Network. September 20, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Friedman, Nicholas (February 1, 2021). "Play Ball! Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls English Dub Comes to Funimation". Funimation. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "球詠" (in Japanese). Houbunsha. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tamayomi Baseball Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. June 21, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Tamayomi Baseball Anime Reveals Staff, Spring Premiere". Anime News Network. August 5, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "Naho, Cast Perform Theme Songs for Tamayomi Baseball Anime". Anime News Network. February 21, 2020. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "Funimation Streams Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls Anime". Anime News Network. March 30, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  8. ^ "TVアニメ「球詠」公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "「八月のシンデレラナイン」,テレビアニメ「球詠」とのコラボを3月1日に開始" (in Japanese). 4Gamer.net. February 15, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  10. ^ "「八月のシンデレラナイン」,TVアニメ「球詠」とのコラボ復刻&新コンテンツ追加が決定" (in Japanese). 4Gamer.net. May 15, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  11. ^ "「きららファンタジア」,「球詠」が6月に参戦決定。記念ログインボーナスを実施" (in Japanese). 4Gamer.net. April 1, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  12. ^ "「きららファンタジア」に「球詠」が参戦。期間限定イベントとピックアップ召喚が開催" (in Japanese). 4Gamer.net. June 8, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2021.

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