With so many anime originals coming out this season, it seems like most viewers are just sleeping on ‘Hoshiai no Sora’. But considering that it is directed by Kazuki Akane, who is known for his work in ‘Escaflowne’, ‘Noein’ and ‘Birdy the Mighty: Decode’, this show really deserves a shot. Personally I’m pretty stoked for it and I am already hooked on to its opening theme. From the trailer that was recently released by the Studio, the visuals seem quite promising and even the soundtracks perfectly fit in with the sports drama feel of the show.
While the premise is pretty generic and has the usual school setting, a lot can be expected from the characters since they will be the key drivers of the overarching plot. Looking back, I can only remember ‘Prince of Tennis’ as a great tennis-based anime series. So unlike most other sports anime shows that mostly revolve around the sport of basketball and volleyball, this one offers something different. And the best thing about such shows is that they’re not only created for sports lovers but also for anyone who is looking for an uplifting story about underdogs. So ‘Hoshiai no Sora’ is certainly an anime that you should be looking out for.
Hoshiai no Sora Season 1 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Hoshiai no Sora’ Season 1 will premiere on October 10, 2019. The first season will have a total of 12 episodes and is expected to end by January 2020. It is an original sports anime that is directed by Kazuki Akane. Animated by Eight Bit Studio, ‘Hoshiai no Sora’ will not be based on a manga or light novel series. Since it’s a sports anime, if everything works out well, we’ll probably get to see a lot more of it in the future. As of now, we don’t know much about the future of this anime but if we get any confirmed news regarding it, we will surely update it here on our website.
Hoshiai no Sora English Dub:
No official announcements have been made regarding the English dub of ‘Hoshiai no Sora’ but you will still be able to stream it with its original Japanese audio on Crunchyroll after it releases on October 10, 2019.
Hoshiai no Sora Plot:
‘Hoshiai no Sora’, also known as ‘Stars Align’, tells the story of junior high school’s soft tennis club, which is on the verge of being shut down because of the lack of participation from students. Desperate to save his club, Touma Shinjou asks Maki Katsuragi, a fellow talented student, to join the team so that they can together represent their school in an upcoming championship. Katsuragi agrees, but in return asks for money to sustain himself as a player. This is when the two of them come to an agreement and set off on a quest to not only save their school’s tennis club but to also be the next state champions.
Hoshiai no Sora Characters:
Maki Katsuragi is a new student at the Shijou South Middle School and shows some promising tennis skills. He lives with his mother and also helps her out with house chores.
Touma is the main protagonist of the series who is the captain of the tennis club at school. He is the one who somehow manages to save his tennis club from getting shut down. He hunts down all the talented tennis players at his school and convinces them to play for the team.
Itsuki is the shortest player in the entire tennis team of the school and also has a very stern way of talking. Initially, his rude comments really bother other members of the team but after he warms up to everyone, no one takes his comments seriously. He also has a younger sister who plays for the school’s girls tennis team.
Rintarou is the vice-captain of the tennis team who always tries to look out for all the members. He cares so much about everyone around him that it often gets a little annoying for the other members. After Maki becomes a member of the team and starts to show his impressive skills to everyone, Rintarou gets a little jealous and starts to lose confidence in himself and his abilities to lead the team as a Vice-captain.
Shigo is one of the moodiest members of the team who loses himself over the silliest of things. He even tries to question all kinds of restrictions that are thrown at him. Before he entered middle school, he used to be a soccer player. He has two elder brothers, and both of them are really good at soccer.
Tsubasa is a very cheerful boy who gets along really well with everyone in the tennis team. He really loves his younger sister and every time the team feels low, he takes it upon himself to motivate everyone.