The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine has announced that Yuji Terajima’s popular baseball manga Ace of Diamond will be getting an anime adaptation. Furthermore it has been revealed that the anime will be produced by two anime studio powerhouses, the legendary Madhouse and Production I.G.
This anime will be Madhouse and Production I.G’s first collaborative effort. Madhouse has previously collaborated with a number of companies such as Studio Ghibli and Square Enix for anime productions.
Ace of Diamond has been serialized since 2006 and has recently released its 35th volume. The series follows Eijun Sawamura, a talented pitcher who joins an elite school with hopes of helping his team reach the fabled Koshien championships. The Ace of Diamond anime is slated to launch in Fall 2013.