Battery (novel series)

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Battery
バッテリー
(Batterī)
Genre Sports
Light novel
Written by Atsuko Asano
Illustrated by Makiko Satō
Published by Kyōikugageki
Kadokawa Bunko
Imprint Kyōikugageki no Sōsaku Bungaku
Kadokawa Shoten
Kadokawa Tsubasa Shoten
Original run October 1996January 2005
Volumes 6
Audio drama
Station NHK FM
Original run April 17, 2000April 28, 2000
Episodes 10
Manga
Written by Atsuko Asano
Illustrated by Chikage Yuniwa
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Monthly Asuka
Volumes 8
Live-action film
Directed by Yōjirō Takita
Written by Tadashi Morishita
Music by Ryō Yoshimata
Studio Toho
Released March 10, 2007
Runtime 119 minutes
Television drama
Written by Atsuko Sagara
Network NHK
Original run April 3, 2008June 12, 2008
Episodes 10
Anime television series
Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki
Written by Tomomi Mochizuki
Music by Akira Senju
Studio Zero-G
Network Fuji TV (Noitamina)
Original run July 2016scheduled
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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.[1] Battery is about Harada Takumi and Gō Nagakura, two boys who start a baseball team. It has been adapted into a film.[2] An anime television series adaptation will premiere in July 2016.

Characters

Main Characters

Takumi Harada (原田 巧 Harada Takumi)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (anime), Mamoru Miyano (radio drama)[3]
Portrayed by: Kento Hayashi (movie), Yūma Nakayama (TV drama)
Kō Nagakura (永倉 豪 Nagakura Kō)
Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka (anime)[3]
Portrayed by: Kenta Yamada (movie), Shō Takada (live-action series)

Other Characters

Seiha Harada (原田 青波 Harada Seiha)
Voiced by: Yūi Fujimaki (anime), Hayato Taya (radio drama)[3]
Portrayed by: Akihiro Yarita (movie), Shintarō Morimoto (TV drama)
Shūgo Kadowaki (門脇 秀吾 Kadowaki Shūgo)
Voiced by: Yūki Ono (anime)[3]
Portrayed by: Dai Watanabe (movie), Ryūta Nakamura (TV drama)
Shunji Mizugaki (瑞垣 俊二 Mizugaki Shunji)
Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (anime)[3]
Portrayed by: Yasuaki Seki (movie), Kazuma Kawahara (TV drama)
Kazuki Kaionji (海音寺 一希 Kaionji Kazuki)
Voiced by: Yuichiro Umehara (anime)[3]
Portrayed by: Hiroshi Yazaki (movie), Ryōsuke Kawamura (TV drama)

Media

Anime

An anime television series adaptation will air in July 2016 on the noitaminA block of Fuji TV.[4] 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.[3]

References

  1. "Battery (6 volumes)". Japanese Board on Books for Young People. Retrieved February 26, 2009. 
  2. "バッテリー" [Battery]. Variety Japan. Retrieved February 26, 2009. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "Atsuko Asano's Battery Novels Get TV Anime in July on Noitamina". Anime News Network. May 19, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  4. "Atsuko Asano's Battery Novels Get TV Anime in July on Noitamina". Anime News Network. March 17, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 

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