Kazuki Akane, who directed ‘Escaflowne’, ‘Noein’, and ‘Birdy the Mighty: Decode, is the director of ‘Hoshiai no Sora’. It’s impossible not to get caught into the show once you hear the theme song and see the opening sequence. In addition, the soundtracks perfectly match the show’s sports drama tone.
Although the idea is very generic and takes place in a typical high school, the main drivers of the overall plot are the people. “Prince of Tennis” is the only anime I can recall from my childhood that focused on tennis. It’s refreshing to see an anime focused on a sport other than basketball or volleyball as the main focus. Such events aren’t just for sports fans, but they’re also a great source of inspiration for everyone who enjoys a good story about an underdog. ‘Hoshiai no Sora’, on the other hand, is a must-watch. Since its first season has ended, you must be wondering if it will return for a second season, right? Everything you need to know about it may be found here.
Stars Align Season 2 Release Date
Season 1 of ‘Stars Align’ began airing on October 11, 2019, and concluded on December 27, 2019, after a run of 12 episodes. When compared to other recent sports anime releases, ‘Stars Align’ has done very well, and many of its devotees are already looking forward to the show’s second season.
The good news for these fans is that the show’s director, Kazuki Akane, stated that the anime was originally scheduled to have 24 episodes in its first season, but owing to some scheduling issues, it was reduced to 12 episodes. On Twitter, he notes that the anime will return in some form and that fans of the series should do everything they can to help keep it alive till then. So now that the show’s director has promised a second season of ‘Stars Align,’ you may expect the second season to be released by 2021.
Stars Align English Dub
Funimation, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and AnimeLab all have English dubs and subtitles for ‘Hoshiai no Sora.’
Stars Align Plot
An under-utilized soft tennis club in junior high school, also known as ‘Stellar Align,’ faces disbandment due to a lack of kids’ interest and engagement in the sport. Touma Shinjou begs Maki Katsuragi, a skilled classmate, to join his club so that the two of them can compete in an upcoming competition together and help their school. However, Katsuragi accepts but asks for money so he can continue to play. To save their school’s tennis club, as well as become the next state champions, the two of them come to an arrangement.
Stars Align Characters
Newcomer Maki Katsuragi is a talented tennis player at Shijou South Middle School. He shares a home with his mother and helps out around the house.
Touma is the head of the school’s tennis team. He was the lone member of the team that gave his all in every game before Maki joined.
Itsuki is the smallest member of the school’s tennis team and speaks with a harsh demeanor. When it comes to participating in the sport, he is completely uninterested and exhibits no enthusiasm whatsoever.
It is Rintarou’s duty as the tennis team’s vice-captain to look out for the best interests of the squad as a whole. He’s so concerned about the people around him that it’s sometimes a hassle for the other team members. Rintarou begins to doubt his leadership qualities once Maki joins the squad and begins to wow everyone with his remarkable skills.
As the older brother of An, Shigo possesses a cheerful disposition and is often seen with a wide grin plastered on his face. He enjoys being silly and is known to make his coworkers laugh.
In some cases, Tsubasa is cold to others, yet when he is pushed to the edge, he does not back down. But unlike Itsuki, he too calms down quickly.