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Princess Nine 

Princess Nine kisaragi joshi kou yakuu-bu (original title)
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The story of a baseball team formed at an all-girls high school competing to enter and win the national championship.









Series cast summary:
Hilary Haag ...
 Ryo Hayakawa (5 episodes, 1998)
 Izumi Himuro (5 episodes, 1998)
 Hiroki Takasugi (5 episodes, 1998)
Kelly Manison ...
 Keiko Himuro (5 episodes, 1998)
 Coach Shinsaku Kido (5 episodes, 1998)
 Shino Hayakawa (5 episodes, 1998)
Ralph Ehntholt ...
 Secretary Yanagida / ... (5 episodes, 1998)
Elizabeth Bannor ...
 Additional Voices / ... (5 episodes, 1998)
Illich Guardiola ...
 Additional Voices / ... (5 episodes, 1998)
Jenni Strader ...
 Additional Voices / ... (5 episodes, 1998)
Mark Laskowski ...
 Additional Voices / ... (5 episodes, 1998)
Sheri Sims ...
 Additional Voices / ... (5 episodes, 1998)
Kevin Charles ...
 Additional Voices / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Margeaux Baulch ...
 Additional Voices / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Victor Carsrud ...
 Additional Voices / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Matt Greenfield ...
 Additional Voices / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
 Additional Voices / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
 Additional Voices / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Andrew Klimko ...
 Additional Voices / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Phil Ross ...
 Additional Voices / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Randy Sparks ...
 Additional Voices / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
James Marshall ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1998)
Foley Gang ...
 Additional Voices (4 episodes, 1998)
Jennifer K. Earhart ...
 Nene Mori (3 episodes, 1998)
Chris Patton ...
 Seishiro Natsume (3 episodes, 1998)
John Swasey ...
 Principal Mita / ... (3 episodes, 1998)
Ted Pfister ...
 Tatsu (3 episodes, 1998)
Rick Peeples ...
 Matsu (3 episodes, 1998)
Rob Mungle ...
 Shige (3 episodes, 1998)
Cynthia Martinez ...
 Hikaru Yoshimoto (2 episodes, 1998)
Kelli Cousins ...
 Seira Morimura (2 episodes, 1998)
Emily Carter-Essex ...
 Additional Voices / ... (2 episodes, 1998)


The story of a baseball team formed at an all-girls high school competing to enter and win the national championship.

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9 Girls. 9 Dreams. And a Baseball Series that Will Change Them Forever.






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23 October 2001 (USA)  »

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anime that's in a 'Leauge of Their Own'...
20 January 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

i was really surprised by this series...

the story centers around Ryo Hayakawa, a happy-go-lucky 15-year-old schoolgirl who with an incredible left arm. like her late father, she's is an exceptional pitcher. were she a boy, she would have easily been recruited by one of any prestigious Japanese High School baseball teams for national competition.

enter Keiko Himuro, Chairwoman of Kisaragi Girls' High School. for whatever reason, she wants to field an all-girl baseball team to compete against the boy-dominated Japanese National High School Baseball Association. in fact, not only does she what to compete, she wants to win: her overall goal is to see her girls go straight to Koshien Stadium, the site where the NHSBA champion is determined.

Ryo soon becomes the centerpiece of Kisaragi Girls' Baseball Team and race to Koshien is on.

viewers are introduced to an eclectic cast of characters such as Shinsaku Kido, the hard-drinkin' coach of the girls' team who holds a few unorthodox views on training; the extroverted Hikaru Yashimoto, a talented softball player eager to make her mark in baseballl; Seira Morimura, a former high school track star who seemingly is heading down a path of self-destruction; tomboy Koharu Hotta, a girl who swings a mean stick and whose love for the game is second only to her devotion to her father; and tennis champion Izumi Himuro, the Chairwoman's daughter who strives hard to win games and harder to win the affection of her mother.

this is more than a story about baseball: it's a story about friends, family and the ties that bind.

part high school soap opera, part sports drama... 'Princess Nine' has something for everyone. and it's a refreshing break for the 'big robot' genre of anime.

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