Mix: Meisei Story Season 2 confirmed for baseball anime

Mix: Meisei Story is getting a season 2 after the first season ended in 2019. Pic credit: The Mix: Meisei Story official website

A couple of days ago, TV Anime announced Mix: Meisei Story Season 2. Mix Season 2 will be released on Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV, as per a brief announcement on the anime’s official website.

No additional info has been disclosed as of yet, so stay tuned for updates!

To commemorate the announcement, the first season of the Mix anime series will be freely available via TVer:

  • Episodes 1 to 4: from August 6 to August 12
  • Episodes 5 to 8: from August 11 to August 17
  • Episodes 9 to 12: From August 12 to August 19
  • Episodes 13 to 15: from August 14 to August 21
  • Episodes 16 to 18: from August 18 to August 24
  • Episodes 19 to 21: from August 20 to August 26
  • Episodes 22 to 24: from August 25 to August 31

About the Mix: Meisei Story anime

The Mix: Meisei Story TV anime is based on the eponymous manga series by Mitsuru Adachi. The first 24-episode season, produced by OLM (Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT), ran from April to September 2019, with Funimation promptly licensing the series at the time (and also providing an English dub).

Mix S1 was directed by Toshinori Watanabe (Teppen!!!), produced by Kōji Nagai, with Takao Maki and Atsuhiro Tomioka handling character design and series composition, respectively. Norihito Sumitomo composed the music for the first Mix anime season.

The Mix: Meisei Story S1 main cast includes:

  • Yūki Kaji — Tōma Tachibana
  • Yuuma Uchida — Sōichirō Tachibana
  • Kana Hanazawa — Haruka Ōyama
  • Maaya Uchida — Otomi Tachibana
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Hopefully, the seiyuu will be reprising their roles for Meisei Story Season 2 but as of now, we don’t really know anything more about the upcoming adaptation.

About the Mix: Meisei Story manga

The Mix: Meisei Story is an adaptation of the baseball-themed manga series titled MIX (ミックス) by Mitsuru Adachi, which, in itself, is a sequel to Adachi’s previous manga series Touch.

MIX has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Monthly Shōnen Sunday since May 2012. As of July 2022, the individual chapters have been collected into 19 tankōbon volumes. The series was on hiatus from May 2020 to October 2020 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with new chapters having been published regularly since its comeback.  

The predecessor manga series, Touch (タッチ, Tatchi) was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday from 1981 to 1986. The individual chapters have been collected into 26 tankōbon volumes. To this day, Touch remains one of the best-selling manga series, with over 100 million copies in circulation. Touch won the 1983 Shogakukan Manga Award for both shōnen and shōjo.

Touch was adapted into one of the most popular anime series of all time that ran from 1985 to 1987 in Japan. The adaptation was handled by Group TAC, the animation studio that went bankrupt in 2010 and gave birth to Diomedéa, the studio animating Isekai Yakkyoku, among other anime titles.

Touch follows twin brothers Tatsuya and Kazuya Uesugi and their neighbor Minami Asakura who strive to enter the Kōshien baseball tournament. However, Kazuya gets into a traffic accident, an occurrence that forces his brother to take over his position as an ace pitcher.

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MIX takes place thirty years after the original story and follows similar aspirations of stepbrothers Tōma and Sōichirō Tachibana.

Crunchyroll describes MIX thusly:

“A new generation steps up to the plate in a moving sequel to the 1985 baseball manga, Touch. Stepbrothers Touma and Suichirou are ace players on Meisei High School’s baseball team, and thanks to them, the team may finally have a chance at returning to nationals. But little by little, a tragic legacy unfolds as the stepbrothers follow in their fathers’ footsteps.”

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