Battery (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|
|Network||Fuji TV (Noitamina)|
|Original run||July 2016 – scheduled|
Battery (バッテリー Batterī?) is a Japanese light novel series by Atsuko Asano that was published by Kadokawa Shoten. For the work the author received the Noma Prize for Juvenile Literature in 1997 and the Shogakukan Children's Publication Culture Award in 2005. Battery is about Harada Takumi and Gō Nagakura, two boys who start a baseball team. It has been adapted into a film. An anime television series adaptation will premiere in July 2016.
- 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)
- Kō Nagakura (永倉 豪 Nagakura Kō)
- 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 will air in July 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.
- "Battery (6 volumes)". Japanese Board on Books for Young People. Retrieved February 26, 2009.
- "バッテリー" [Battery]. Variety Japan. 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.
- "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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