Top-Selling Basketball Manga ‘Ahiru no Sora’ is Getting an Anime

Takeshi Hinata’s hit basketball manga Ahiru no Sora is getting an anime adaptation.


Keizou Kusakawa (Ro-Kyu-Bu! Fuuka) is serving as chief director and Shingo Tamaki (Aho Girl) will direct Ahiru no Sora at Diomedèa (Girlish Number KanColle). Go Zappa (Beatless Blend S) is handling the series composition and Yoshino Honda (Fuuka) will design the cast. The voice cast and premiere window were not revealed.

The best-selling manga follows 15-year-old Sora Kurumatani and his love of basketball. Despite being 149 centimeters (4’9”) tall, he joins his school’s basketball club and quickly learns that his teammates are delinquents with no interest in the sport. Sora is determined to turn his teammates’ attitudes around and hopes to overcome his height disadvantage on the court.

Ahiru no Sora

Ahiru no Sora has 24 million copies in print and is one of Kodansha’s top-selling manga. Japanese fans have also been vocal about wanting an anime adaptation of the 49 volume series, which is still ongoing.

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Ader Titsoff
I grew up traveling around the world with my parents who practice and teach medicine. We spent 6 years in South Asia, including Japan, and my anime obsession began there. Sports, horror, and Seinen are my favorite genres. Favorite quote: "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." by William James
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