Kojima is a baseball legend. As the superstar cleanup hitter for the Lycaons, he won himself many awards including rookie of the year seven times; but there's one title he never acquired: champion. In an attempt to find that special something Kojima feels he's missing inside, he opens a training camp in Okinawa. There, through a series of events, Kojima is introduced to a high stakes game dominated by the talented Toua Tokuchi, and subsequently loses a fortune. However, Kojima finally defeats Toua and due to their agreement, he enlists him to join the now poorly-ranked Lycaons - but Toua demands a high price: instead of a salary, he will receive five million yen for each out, and lose fifty million yen for each point lost. With a bad attitude and prodigal skills, Toua will help transform the Lycaons into winners once more.
Lounging at my computer waiting for a promised telephone call, I get that unsettling feeling my acquaintance has forgotten, and the risk of disappointment looms ever closer with every tick of the clock. Luckily, I have the final two episodes of One Outs to help kill time; its generic sports appearance notwithstanding, it manages to fill twenty-five episodes... read more
This anime is a true beast. The subtitle of the series couldn't be more accurate:''Nobody wins but I!''This is the life motto of our protagonist, the one and the only Toua Tokuchi. I have to admit I was rather sceptical when I started watching One Outs. Sports anime don't really catch my attention, but I wanted to give it a try, mainly because I read somewhere that Tokuchi is one of the most intelligent... read more