Play Ball

Japanese name: Play Ball Play Ball TV Series image
Japanese name: プレイボール
English name: Play Ball
Dates: July 4, 2005-September 26, 2005 (July 5, 2005-September 27, 2005)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 26:00-26:30 (Tuesday, 2:00-2:30 am)
Number of episodes: 13
Animation Studio: Magic Bus
Production Company: Eiken
Broadcaster: Kansai Television (ktv)
Creator(s): Akio Chiba (manga)
Series Director: Satoshi Dezaki
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Masafumi Fukui, Yoshito Takaya, Masatoshi Matsue, Hidenori Murata
Writer(s): Mitsuyo Suenaga, Makoto Oohama, Koji Ueda
Art Director: Riko Kaizu
Art Design: Shichiro Kobayashi, Rumiko Suzushiro (color setting)
Character Designer(s): Keizo Shimizu, Ryousuke Senbo
Animator(s): Ippei Masui (chief director)
Music: Kaoru Wada
Sound: Masashi Tsuboi
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): drama, sports (baseball), high school, teenagers
Home Video
Japan: DVD (AVBA 22361-22367)
Note(s): This series is continued by Play Ball 2nd (2006).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Play Ball go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: September 11, 2010
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