Idol Master Baseball Anime Due


The latest Idol Master property looks to be a baseball anime set during the Taisho period, in which team 765 valiantly rise to the challenge laid down by a rival team…

The above image may be a Photoshop poking fun at the uncanny resemblance, but the resemblance itself is real enough, as you can see on their official site.

The anime in question is 大正野球娘 / Taisho Yakyuu Musume (Taisho Baseball Girls), an anime adaptation of a novel surprisingly featuring the antics of a group of baseball playing schoolgirls in the Taisho period (1912-1926 – in practice this means longer skirts and more kimono). The title is set to air in 2009.

Be assured that this has nothing to do with Idol Master, as far as anyone can tell.

The reason for the rather pronounced resemblance to Idol Master must surely be coincidence, must it not?


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    Comment by metatron
    00:18 06/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    is this a coincidence? i think not lol

    Comment by blake
    00:27 06/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't even see Yukiho in it. Is she in it?

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    Comment by Artefact

    All the people here asking why someone is missing: please read the post.

    Comment by Keigami
    14:26 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As big a fan as I am of idolm@ster I'm gonna pass on this cause it's sports related. Boring sports are boring~

    Comment by Vissssss
    04:45 06/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    is tis too much of a coincidence? hmm......
    I'm gonna watch this.

    Comment by boogiecat
    09:41 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is freaking odd..Oh well talk about The Idolm@ster influence strikes again!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:18 13/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know what we need? We need an anime that mixes the Idolm@ster girls and World of Warcraft, with each one assuming the role of a specific class.

    Comment by KaminaAyato
    06:19 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a bit disappointed though. Comparing it to the characters from the manga, it's hard to identify all of them.

    But knowing its from the people who did Idolm@ster, I guess it isn't a surprise.

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    Comment by Tallgeese VI
    22:45 04/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda surprised when I saw the title and the 1st Pic. There was this girl resembling Iori, Haruka & Ritsuko.

    I LOLed at the girl holding the bat, the one like Iori. She's gives me the feeling of Miyako from Bamboo Blade....Double personality.

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    Comment by takuya13
    22:02 04/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    as long as there's still some originality :P.. but baseball and girls.. never thought they'd mix.. o.O

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    05:33 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sports? Women? BLASPHEMY!

    Comment by Tempy
    22:43 04/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watch Princess Nine.

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    Comment by namaiki
    00:07 06/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've been watching Princess Nine recently.
    Still looking forward to this one though. :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 04/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because there aren't millions of girls playing baseball all around the world every day or anything.

    Comment by iragedsohard
    14:59 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would be softball my good sir.

    But yeah this sounds like a terrible idea.

    And of course, in classic anime style everything will be blown way out of proportion (and for this reason I have yet to be able to enjoy a sports episode of any show): speed of the pitch, bat swings, catching, home runs, etc. Ah I can see it now.....

    Comment by Gitami
    13:24 30/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about other girl-centric sports anime? Not a whole lot, there's Kinban Kaleidescope. There's more manga though.

    Comment by Dave
    08:11 08/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because you've actually seen Ookiku Furikabutte, right?

    And despite how the main character in Major spends all of his time attempting to improve his pitching speed and generally pulling through when it looks like he's down, it's actually a pretty great baseball anime.

    The only other experiences I've had with sports-based things are the Eyeshield 21, Hajime no Ippo and Hikaru no Go mangas and I thought they were all well worth the time, having enjoyed them loads.

    Comment by Pyoro
    22:45 04/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    neither did haruka and imber imo

    Comment by Kopan
    00:38 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL the picture is kinda weird o.O . Wait and see for the anime :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Baseball is already in Japan of 1912!? Sailor uniforms too!? Also aluminum bats?

    My knowledge of baseball and Japan is too little..


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    Comment by ArcheR
    01:15 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's Makoto? If she's not in it, this won't be worth watching for me.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Did you read the article?

    Comment by Ryan xVx
    00:59 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL!! 765 is my area code.. haha.
    I'm not much of sports anime fan, so even if they do bear a close resemblance to the much beloved idolmaster girls, I probably wouldn't watch it.

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