“Oblivion Battery” to Premiere on April 9th

March 18, 2024

On April 9th, the anime “Oblivion Battery,” based on the eponymous work by Eko Mikawa, will premiere on Japanese television and through Crunchyroll. This has been announced by the project’s social media accounts, which have already shown us two very interesting promotional videos just a few days ago.

The first video features the opening theme “Lilac,” performed by the group Mrs. GREEN APPLE.

Source: MAPPA CHANNEL Official YouTube Channel

The second video presents the closing theme “Wasurena Uta,” performed by Macaroni Enpitsu.

Source: MAPPA CHANNEL Official YouTube Channel

Oblivion Battery” (“Bōkyaku Battery” in Japanese) is the debut work of Eko Mikawa. This spokon manga began serialization in April 2018 on the Shonen Jump+ website, and currently has 16 compiled volumes available in the Japanese market. As a small historical note, it had previously been adapted into anime, specifically in a special animation in October 2020, as part of the Jump Special Anime Festa 2020 event.

Production Team

  • Makoto Nakazono (episode director for Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, SSS.Gridman) is also directing this project for studio MAPPA.
  • Takeshi Ida (animation director for Flip Flappers, Triage X) serves as the director’s assistant.
  • Michiko Yokote (The Dreaming Boy Is a Realist, Handa-kun) is in charge of scriptwriting and supervision.
  • Hitomi Hasegawa (Dance Dance Danseur) is responsible for the character design of the series.
  • Eijuu Takashima has a special task: the production of the baseball games.
  • Junpei Tatenaka and Masahiro Tokumaru direct the action animation.
  • Yuki Funagakure is in charge of art direction.
  • Naomi Nakano is responsible for color design.
  • Yūki Kawashita serves as the director of photography and staging.
  • Kōhei Ogawa does the same in 3D direction.
  • Masato Yoshitake is in charge of editing.
  • Tomoki Kikuya and Hiroko Yamasaki handle the music production.
  • Yasushi Nagura is in charge of sound direction.
  • Takuya Hasegawa is responsible for sound effects.

Voice Cast

  • Toshiki Masuda as Haruka Kiyomine
  • Mamoru Miyano as Kei Kaname
  • Yōhei Azakami as Aoi Todo
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shunpei Chihaya
  • Yuuki Kaji as Taro Yamada
  • Yoshitaka Yamaya as Kazuki Tsuchiya
  • Takeo Ōtsuka as Eiichiro Kokuto
  • Mark Ishii as Hironobu Makita
  • Kengo Kawanishi as Shuto Kirishima


Oblivion Battery” is a thrilling story of overcoming and passion for baseball that follows the lives of two talented young men, Haruka Kiyomine and Kei Kaname. Haruka, known for his exceptional skill as a pitcher, and Kei, a catcher with unparalleled abilities known as the “General,” were an unbeatable combination during their senior league days. Together, they not only won matches but also crushed the dreams of their rivals, leaving an indelible mark in the world of youth baseball. However, their path to glory takes an unexpected turn when Kei loses his memory, plunging both into uncertainty that tests their friendship and future in the sport.

Upon entering Kotesashi High School, an institution with no renown in the baseball world, Haruka and Kei find themselves in a completely new and challenging environment. The school, lacking a competitive baseball team, becomes the stage for both young men to rediscover their love for the game and seek to reignite the spark that once made them great. It is here that they reunite with former rivals, talented players who abandoned baseball after facing the formidable duo in middle school. This fortuitous encounter rekindles their desire to compete, to prove that their talent remains intact despite the obstacles life has placed in their path.

The plot of “Oblivion Battery” revolves around the formation of a new baseball club at Kotesashi High School, led by Haruka and Kei. Together, they recruit their former adversaries and other students with potential, forming a diverse team united by the same dream: to succeed in baseball. Through rigorous training, intense games, and moments of camaraderie, these young men learn the value of perseverance, friendship, and redemption. The story becomes an inspiring journey of self-discovery, where each character faces their own internal demons and struggles to overcome them, seeking not only victory on the field but also personal fulfillment and the pride of representing their school in the sport they love.

Are you a baseball fan? Whether you are or not, “Oblivion Battery” is definitely an anime to keep in mind for this coming April, don’t you think? Go ahead, share your opinion in the comments, you know we’ll be reading! 🙂

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