Ace of Diamond confirmed for 52 episodes

News has just come in for fans of the baseball anime series Ace of Diamond. It has been confirmed through the newly released 40th volume of the manga upon which it is adapted that the anime series will be run for a total of 52 episodes. Until this point it was anyone’s guess how many episodes this anime adaptation of Ace of Diamond would feature. Now there is a sense of certainty with the re...

Ace of Diamond Episode 13 Impressions

Ace of Diamond Episode 13 – You’re in the First String What does it mean to win? What sacrifices come with the cost of victory? Well a wise man once said “Nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning i...

Ace of Diamond Episode 12 Impressions

Ace of Diamond Episode 12 – Target It is just unbelievable how very good Ace of Diamond is. It almost feels like its cheating it is that good. How is it that Ace of Diamond continues time and time again to hit it out of the park? It is a mix of a few things really, excellent production from Madhouse and Production I.G. and the incredible source material from mangaka Yuji Terajima. All of it ...

Ace of Diamond Episode 11 Impressions

Ace of Diamond Episode 11 – Chris to the Field I don’t think there is any question about it anymore. With this episode, Ace of Diamond may very well have just become the best sports anime of 2013. It is almost too good to believe. How is it that a sports anime can be so real and down to earth yet all the while reach out of this world heights? This is one hell of a roller coaster ride o...

Ace of Diamond Episode 10 Impressions

Ace of Diamond Episode 10 – Hone Your Moving Fastball From the very beginning of Ace of Diamond the anime has driven it home to viewers that there is something special about Eijun. While it has time and time again shown that he still has a long way to go, there are glimpses here and there of a greatness within him waiting to shine. Now that he has convinced Chris to mentor him, Eijun is now ...

Capsule Computers Presents: The 2013 Anime of the Year Nominees

As we head towards the final days of 2013, we introduce to you the inaugural Capsule Computers Anime of the Year Awards. This is our first time ever doing an Anime of the Year Awards and we want to kick things off big. In what will become an annual awards article, we will be giving out several awards highlight some of the biggest facets of anime each year. This year in particular has been a partic...

Ace of Diamond Episode 9 Impressions

Ace Of Diamond Episode 9 – With Chagrin in His Heart There is an air of change in this episode of Ace of Diamond. With the truth of Chris now revealed, Eijun sees him in an entirely different light. On the flip side of that, Chris begins to open up to Eijun and even start pushing him in the right direction. With that, it looks like our diamond in the rough is in good hands with Chris, as Fur...

Ace of Diamond Episode 8 Impressions

Ace of Diamond Episode 8 – The Truth About Chris Following last weeks game-changing episode of Ace of Diamond, we were left with more questions than answers. What kind of mentor would Chris be for Eijun? Is Chris just another obstacle in Eijun’s way or is he the one to help this diamond in the rough shine? Regardless of all that one thing was for certain, there was something mysterious...

Ace of Diamond Episode 7 Impressions

Ace of Diamond Episode 7 – The Two Batteries Last time in my Ace of Diamond impressions for episode 6, I wondered who would be the man to bring out Eijun’s inner diamond – who would be the one to make him shine? Well with this episode it looks like we have our answer and his name is Chris. After the intense game between the first years and upper classmen, talk has spread like wil...

Ace of Diamond Episode 6 Impressions

Ace of Diamond Episode 6 – Head to Head Finally at long last, Eijun gets his opportunity to prove himself. After the long road to the mound, Eijun gets to pitch after Coach Kataoka gives him a go, after an impressive round batting. Through Eijun on the batting side of things we see that there is more to him than meets the eye. While we have seen that on the field he is hopeless besides on th...

Ace of Diamond Episode 5 Impressions

Ace of Diamond Episode 5 – A Clash Now that was one hell of a curve ball. Going into this weeks episode of Ace of Diamond, we knew a few things for certain. 1. The first-years would get a chance to play. 2. Eijun and Furuya would be in direct competition for the ace position and 3. We would witness an unforgettable clash. While we got all of those things, none of it was in the way we could h...

Ace of Diamond Episode 4 Impressions

Ace of Diamond Episode 4 – Are You Like Me? Now that is how you make an introduction! With this episode of Ace of Diamond we are introduced to Furuya, a pitcher who is seemingly destined to be Eijun’s rival. He is Eijun’s complete opposite in nearly every sense, except for one – they both aim to become the ace of Seidou. Furuya’s cool demeanor is of particular interes...

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