Discotek Media has announced that they will release all thirteen episodes of the sports anime ‘Aim For The Ace 2’ on home video in a Blu-ray DVD release titled ‘Aim For The Ace: Another Match.’ They will release it in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Released as an OVA in 1988 by the Japanese animation studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha, the tennis show was directed by Noboru Furuse with original ‘Aim For The Ace’ director Osamu Dezaki credited as “total supervisor.”
With a planned release date of November 28, 2023, Discotek Media has made it available on the Right Stuf Anime website for pre-order.
You can take a look at the box set here:
The show was written by Makiko Mikami and Megumi Hiyoshi with the music was composed by Japanese singer Hiroaki Serizawa. The series is also known as ‘Aim For The Best 2’ and ‘Ace o Nerae! 2’ in Japan.
The cast includes:
- Yuko Mizutani as Hiromi Oka
- Eiko Yamada as Ranko Midorikawa
- Hideyuki Umezu as Yū Ozaki
- Kazuhiko Inoue as Takayuki Tōdō
- Kenyuu Horiuchi as Takashi Chiba
- Masako Sugaya as Maki Aikawa
- Nachi Nozawa as Jin Munakata
- Tesshō Genda as Daigo Katsura
- Yoshiko Sakakibara as Reika Ryūzaki
- Yuzuru Fujimoto as Sōichirō Ryūzaki
AniList describes the synopsis as follows,
“Three years has passed since the events of the first series. Hiromi continued training with her coach and became Japan’s junior champion. Their common profits have also contributed to the coach being chosen as the first trainer of the Japanese Selection of Tennis and is arranged to head a trip with the youngest members of the team to USA. The relation between Hiromi and its trainer is narrower at personal level but it exceeds the teacher-student bond with great difficulty.”
‘Aim for the Ace’ is based on a manga written and illustrated by Sumika Yamamoto that ran from 1973 to 1980 in the pages of the Japanese magazine ‘Margaret.’
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