ANIPLUS Asia to simulcast “Stars Align” sports anime this Autumn 2019

Original anime series produced by Eight Bit to premiere on October 16.

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Sunday that they will air the upcoming sports drama anime Stars Align on a simulcast basis this Autumn 2019 season.

The new show is set to premiere on October 16, airing every Wednesdays at 06:00pm PHT, within seven days after its initial Japanese telecast. Next-day encore telecast on Thursday at 09:00pm PHT.


© Kazuki Akane, eightbit / STARS ALIGHT Production Committee

Stars Align is an original anime series produced by Eight Bit, which will be written and directed by Kazuki Akane, who previously worked as the director of the popular sci-fi fantasy anime The Vision of Escaflowne.

Macross Frontier animation director Yuichi Takahashi will handle the upcoming show’s character designs.

ANIPLUS Asia describe the upcoming anime’s story:

An emotional true-to-life youth story set within a middle school boys’ soft tennis club right before its disbandment.

Struggling with various feelings, the boys grow and experience life together through their time together in the soft tennis club.


The upcoming anime’s voice cast are lead by Natsuki Hanae, who voiced “Taichi Yagami” in the six-part Digimon Adventure tri. movie series, as “Maki Katsuragi” and Tasuku Hatanaka, who voiced “Denki Kaminari” in the popular shonen anime My Hero Academia, as “Toma Shinjo”.


Stars Align will be ANIPLUS Asia’s sixth simulcast anime title for the Autumn 2019 season.

The anime channel previously announced the simulcast airings of the second season of Granblue Fantasy: The Animation on October 4, Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious on October 2, Assassins Pride on October 10, Kemono Michi: Rise Up on October 6, and Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! on October 11.

The simulcast airing of Ensemble Stars, which started airing in the Summer season, will continue every Sunday nights.


ANIPLUS Asia is available in the Philippines on SKYcable Channel 139 in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Bulacan and Laguna, G Sat Channel 73, and in select provincial cable providers around the country.

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