Constantly outperformed by the girls’ club, the boys’ soft tennis club faces disbandment due to their poor skills and lack of positive results in matches. In desperate need of members, Toma Shinjou is looking to recruit capable players, but he fails to scout anyone. Enter Maki Katsuragi, a new transfer student who demonstrates great reflexes when he catches a stray cat in his classroom, instantly capturing Toma’s attention. With his interest piqued, Toma ambitiously asks Maki to join the boys’ team but is quickly rejected, as Maki doesn’t wish to join any clubs. Toma refuses to back down and ends up persuading Maki—only under the condition that Toma will pay him for his participation and cover other club expenses.
As Maki joins the team, his incredible form and quick learning allow him to immediately outshine the rest of the team. Although this gives rise to conflict among the boys, Maki challenges and pushes his fellow team members to not only keep up with his seemingly natural talent, but also drive them to devote themselves to the game they once neglected.
English: Stars Align
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Producers: TBS, Movic, Magic Capsule, flying DOG
Genres: Slice of Life, Sports, Drama, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Eng Sub/Eng Subbed
10bit Dual Audio (English/Japanese)