Discotek Media is bringing the 1979 sports anime ‘Aim For The Ace: The Movie’ on Blu-ray in the spring of this year. Directed by Osamu Dezaki, the movie is a follow-up to an anime that was based on the manga by Sumika Yamamoto. It will have high definition picture and feature the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
The planned release date will be May 30th, 2023, though you can pre-order it on the Right Stuf Anime website.
They also released the images of the Blu-ray box set:
'Aim For The Ace: The Movie' is getting a May 2023 re-release from Discotek Media. pic.twitter.com/jjpTq3KOUL
— Jukt Micronics (@JuktMicronicsX) March 23, 2023
Originally released on September 8, 1979, the movie was produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha who also handled the production of the television series.
Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,
“The story is about Hiromi Oka, a high school girl who struggles to become good at tennis. While attending Nishi, Hiromi begins playing tennis after becoming fascinated by Reika Ryūzaki, an older girl who is the best player on the team and is nicknamed “Madame Butterfly” owing to her grace on the tennis court. The team gets a new coach, Jin Munakata, who sees potential in Hiromi and trains her to become a great tennis player.
Hiromi struggles to overcome her mental weakness. Later, she falls in love with another tennis player, Takayuki Tōdō, but coach Munakata tells her not to get too involved and that she should forget him and work on her tennis skills. Hiromi often loses confidence in her playing abilities, but with the support of her coach and her friends she overcomes her anxiety. By training herself to become a better player, Hiromi grows into a mentally stronger person. Her enthusiasm, her love of tennis and the support from people around her helps her to become one of the best players in the world.”
The movie was previously released on Blu-ray on September 26, 2008, and re-released on July 22, 2016.
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