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Get Ready for A Cyberpunk Sports Anime with Tribe Nine in Winter 2022

Tribe Nine is one anime that separates itself from others in the sports genre. With some excellent cyberpunk aesthetics and a new and upgraded version of baseball, this show is here to win your hearts.


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The plot is set in the fictional land of Neo-Tokyo in the year 20XX, where young people build tribes similar to modern-day street gangs. Though, tribes settle matters with extreme baseball rather than their fists.

Extreme baseball is nothing but a dramatically high-tech and futuristic version of the good old baseball. Instead of standard equipment, the game is played with technically advanced bats and gloves which adds a punch.

Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games have announced a Tribe Nine anime adaptation for Winter 2022. They also revealed that a Tribe Nine smartphone 3D role-playing game and a Webtoon are also in the works.

アニメ『トライブナイン』アニメーションPV第1弾
The first animation PV of the TV anime “Tribe Nine”

The PV introduces us to the various characters of the anime while teasing how thrilling a game of extreme baseball is. Neo-Tokyo looks like the dreamland of every cyberpunk lover while also portraying how dystopian such places can be.

We see delinquent kids and teenagers playing the sport with unusual high-tech weapon-like equipment and handling them like it’s just a normal bat and ball.

A key visual featuring all the characters from the anime was also revealed by the franchise. Funimation will be co-producing the upcoming anime.

The cast for these characters have also been announced:

Character CastOther works
Haru ShiroganeShun Horie Kai Minamisawa (World Trigger)
Shun KamiyaAkira IshidaHyōga (Dr. Stone)
TaigaChiharu SawashiroNozomu Nanase (TsukiPro the Animation)
Saori ArisugawaMai Fuchigami Nagisa Shiota (Assassination Classroom)
Santarō MitaMutsumi TamuraKobayashi (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)
Manami DaimonFukushi OchiaiKimura (Teasing Master Takagi-san)
Kazuki AoyamaShōya Chiba Shinei Nōzen (86)
Tenshin ŌtoriHiroshi NakaDoc (Hellsing)
Ōjirō ŌtoriJunichi SuwabeArcher (Fate/Stay Night)
Yuī KamikiMikako Komatsu Rebecca Bluegarden (Eden’s Zero)

Moreover, the staff working on the anime includes:

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorYuu AokiAkame ga KILL!
Series CompositionMichiko YokoteDisastrous Life of Saiki K.
Character DesignYosuke YabumotoDuel Masters
Music Masafumi TakadaDanganronpa 
Music ProductionLantisAngels of Death
Anime StudioLIDENFILMSTokyo Revengers

I am way too excited for this upcoming anime for all its aspects. I am looking forward to witnessing a match of extreme baseball the most. 

What do you like about this anime so far? 

About Tribe Nine

Tribe Nine is an upcoming cyberpunk-themed sports anime under the Tribe Nine Project by Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games. The plot is set in the year 20XX at a fictional location called Neo-Tokyo, where young people build Tribes and battle through games of extreme baseball.

The story revolves around Haru Shirogane, a weak-minded person, and Taiga, an ambitious individual. One day they meet Shun Kamiya, leader of Minato Tribe, as the Tribes throughout Neo-Tokyo face a major threat.

Source: Tribe Nine Official Twitter

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