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“Baby Steps” Anime Cast Revealed

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  • “Baby Steps” Anime Cast Revealed

  • 23.01.2014 04:01
  • Baby Steps Manga:



    The official site for the upcoming anime adaptation of Hikaru Kachiki's Baby Steps announced its main voice cast. The anime is slated to premiere on NHK's public television channel ETV on April 6 at 17:30 PM.

    Eiichiro Maruo, the main character of the story, is voiced by 31-year-old Taishi Murata, which is the first protagonist role in his 4-year career. The heroine character Natsu Takasaki is voiced by Minako Kotobuki, a 22-year-old popular voice actress/singer. Daisuke Namikawa plays Eiichiro's senior Takuma Egawa, and Takuma Terashima plays Kojiro Kageyama, Eiichiro's best friend.



    The anime is produced by Studio Pierrot (Naruto, Bleach) and directed by Masahiko Murata (Mazinkaiser, Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison).

    Baby Steps is a tennis-themed manga written and illustrated by Hikaru Kachiki. It has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since October 2007.


    The story follows a 15-year-old high school student Eiichiro Maruo who has a methodical personality and is doing very well at school. One day he joins South Tennis Club to solve his lack of fitness. He meets a girl named Natsu Takasaki, who goes to the same high school with him. With her guidance and support, Eiichiro starts playing the sport seriously, and aims to become a professional tennis player.





    Taishi Murata as Eiichiro Maruo

    Minako Kotobuki as Natsu Takasaki

    Daisuke Namikawa as Takuma Egawa

    Takuma Terashima as Kojiro Kageyama




    Original Creator: Hikaru Kachiki

    Director: Masahiko Murata

    Animation Production: Studio Pierrot


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