— TBS日曜劇場「下剋上球児」【公式】10月スタート！ (@gekokujo_kyuji) October 8, 2023
The show’s director Ayuko Tsukahara asked animator and director Masashi Ishihama (PERSONA 5 the Animation, Horimiya) to oversee the animation. The show’s baseball scenes will partly feature the animated sequences.
TBS describes the live-action series:
Nagumo is a social studies teacher at Mie Prefectural Koshiyama High School. A former baseball player in college who had to retire due to injury, he worked as a sports trainer before turning to his “other dream” of becoming a teacher at 32. When he is made advisor for the high school’s weak and disbanding baseball team, his life begins to come full circle, and strives to produce a miraculous turnaround for the team in this uplifting tale of love and baseball.
TBS began streaming a new commercial for the series on Saturday.
— TBS日曜劇場「下剋上球児」【公式】10月スタート！ (@gekokujo_kyuji) October 7, 2023
The live-action series stars Ryōhei Suzuki, Haruka Igawa, Haru Kuroki, and Fumiyo Kohinata. Satoko Okudera is the scenario writer. The series will premiere on TBS‘ “Nichiyō Gekijō” timeslot on October 15.