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Ace of Diamond

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Ace of Diamond
Ace of Diamond Vol 1.jpg
Cover of the first tankōbon volume, featuring Eijun Sawamura
ダイヤのA (エース)
(Daiya no Ēsu)
Written byYuji Terajima
Published byKodansha
English publisher
ImprintShōnen Magazine Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
Original run15 May 200614 January 2015
Volumes47 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byMitsuyuki Masuhara
Written byKenji Konuta
Music byFrying-Pan
Licensed by
Original networkTXN (TV Tokyo)
English network
Original run 3 October 2013 28 March 2016
Episodes126 + 5 OVA (List of episodes)
Ace of Diamond Act II
Written byYuji Terajima
Published byKodansha
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
Original run19 August 2015 – present
Volumes26 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Ace of Diamond Act II
Directed byMitsuyuki Masuhara
Written byKenji Konuta
Music byHajime Hyakkoku
Licensed byCrunchyroll (Worldwide excluding Asia)
Original networkTXN (TV Tokyo)
Original run 2 April 2019 31 March 2020
Episodes52 (List of episodes)
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Ace of Diamond (Japanese: ダイヤのA (エース), Hepburn: Daiya no Ēsu) is a Japanese baseball-themed manga series written and illustrated by Yuji Terajima. It was serialized in Kodansha's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from May 2006 to January 2015. A sequel titled Ace of Diamond Act II started in August 2015.

An anime television series adaptation ran from October 2013 to March 2016. An anime adaptation of Ace of Diamond Act II aired from April 2019 to March 2020.

In 2008, Ace of Diamond received the Shogakukan Manga Awards for the shōnen category. In 2010, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for best shōnen manga.


The series follows one Eijun Sawamura, a baseball pitcher with a very unusual changeup pitch that has occurred naturally. Sawamura plans to go with his friends to a local high school and play baseball to the best of their abilities. However, one scout from the prestigious Seidou High approaches him and offers him a scholarship and a chance to make it to the nationals. Sawamura decides to pay a visit to the school, and it changes his entire outlook on the future. The first season follows Seidou and their main rivals as they attempt to help the upperclassmen make it to nationals during the summer tournament. Once the summer tournament ends, the upperclassmen will be forced to retire, but how far can Sawamura help them go when he currently does not have any control?

The second season continues to follow Sawamura, Furuya, Haruichi, and Miyuki as they lead a new team, along with a few returning faces, through the fall tournament. Their overly ambitious goal is to go to nationals during the fall tournament and convince Coach Kataoka that he does not have to resign.



Ace of Diamond is written and illustrated by Yuji Terajima. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 15 May 2006 to 14 January 2015.[2][3] Kodansha collected the chapters into forty-seven tankōbon volumes, published from 15 September 2006 to 17 August 2015.[4][5]

Kodansha USA has licensed the series for a digital release in English under the title Ace of the Diamond, and has been publishing the volumes since 7 March 2017.[6] The series is licensed in Indonesia by Elex Media Komputindo.[7]

A sequel manga, titled Ace of Diamond Act II started in the same magazine on 19 August 2015.[8] Kodansha released the first tankōbon volume on 17 November 2015.[9] As of 26 April 2021, twenty-six volumes have been released.[10]

A comedic spin-off, title "Daiya no B!", about the same characters, at the same school, but in a brass high school band, was published on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket web platform from 2015 to 2016. It was collected in three volumes, released from 17 November 2015 to 17 August 2016.[11][12]


The TV series was produced by Madhouse and Production I.G and began airing on 6 October 2013, on TX Network stations and later on AT-X.[13] The episodes were simulcast in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Central and South America, Spain, Brazil, and Portugal by Crunchyroll with English and German subtitles.[14] The series was initially planned to be 52 episodes[15] but was extended and ended in March 2015.[16] A second season started airing soon after on 6 April 2015 on TX Network stations and later on AT-X. Like its predecessor the episodes were simulcast in the aforementioned countries by Crunchyroll with English and German subtitles.[17] Two original animation DVDs were bundled with the fourth and fifth volumes of the Ace of Diamond Act II manga; the first was released on 15 July 2016 and the second was released on 16 September 2016.[18]

An anime adaptation of Ace of Diamond Act II was announced in November 2018, and it premiered on 2 April 2019.[19][20] The cast and staff reprised their roles from the previous series, with Madhouse returning for animation production. The series ran for 52 episodes.[21]


Ace of Diamond was the 25th best selling manga in 2011, with 1,711,607 copies sold.[22] Nikkei Entertainment magazine published a list of top 50 manga creators by sales since January 2010, in its September 2011 issue; Yuji Terajima, the author of Ace of Diamond was ranked 20th, with 2,792,000 copies sold.[23] It was the 27th best selling manga in 2012, with 1,685,194 copies sold.[24] In 2013 Ace of Diamond became the 23rd best selling manga, with 2,010,045 copies sold.[25] As of March 2015, the first 45 volumes of the series have sold over 22 million copies.[26] As of November 2015, the manga had 25 million copies in print.[27] As of August 2021,the manga had over 40 million copies in print.[28]

In 2008, Ace of Diamond received the Shogakukan Manga Awards for the shōnen category.[29] In 2010, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for best shōnen manga.[30]


  1. ^ Ressler, Karen (3 March 2017). "ComiXology Lists Ace of the Diamond, All-rounder Meguru Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  2. ^ 創刊時からの作品リスト (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on 3 December 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  3. ^ 寺嶋裕二「ダイヤのA」第1部完結!春ごろより第2部がスタート. Natalie (in Japanese). 14 January 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  4. ^ ダイヤのA (1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2009.
  5. ^ ダイヤのA(47). Kodansha. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Ace of the Diamond 1". Kodansha USA. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  7. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (27 October 2015). "Elex Media Licenses Terajima's Ace of Diamond Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  8. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (12 July 2015). "Ace of Diamond Manga's 2nd Part to Debut in August". Anime News Network. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  9. ^ ダイヤのA act2(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  10. ^ ダイヤのA act2(26) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  11. ^ ダイヤのB!! 青道高校吹奏楽部(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  12. ^ ダイヤのB!! 青道高校吹奏楽部(3) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Ace of Diamond Baseball Manga Gets TV Anime This Fall". Anime News Network. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Ace of Diamond Baseball Anime". Anime News Network. 25 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Ace of Diamond Anime Listed at 52 Episodes". Anime News Network. 8 April 2014.
  16. ^ "Ace of Diamond Anime Extended Until March 2015". Anime News Network. 24 September 2014.
  17. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Ace of Diamond: 2nd Season Anime". Anime News Network. 31 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Ace of Diamond act 2 Manga to Bundle 2 Original Anime DVDs". Anime News Network. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  19. ^ "Ace of Diamond Act II Manga Gets TV Anime in 2019". Anime News Network. 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Ace of Diamond Act II Anime Unveils New Visual". Anime News Network. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Daisuke Ono, Junichi Suwabe, Ayane Sakura Join Cast of Ace of Diamond Act II Anime". Anime News Network. 24 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2011". Anime News Network. 1 December 2011. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  23. ^ "Top 50 Manga Creators by Sales Since 2010". Anime News Network. 6 August 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  24. ^ "30 Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2012". Anime News Network. 3 December 2012. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  25. ^ "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2013". Anime News Network. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  26. ^ "ダイヤのA : 高校野球公式アプリとコラボ 沢村ら主要キャラが「高校野球愛」を診断". Mainichi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). 12 March 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  27. ^ "Ace of Diamond Stage Play Video Previews Performance, Theme Song (Updated)".
  28. ^ シリーズ累計4000万部突破記念、寺嶋裕二「ダイヤのA」ベストシーン総選挙実施中. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 5 August 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  29. ^ "53rd Shogakukan Manga Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. 30 January 2008. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2009.
  30. ^ "34th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards Announced". Anime News Network. 11 May 2010. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010.

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