Ookiku Furikabutte

Alt titles: Big Windup!

TV (25 eps)
4.16 of 5 from 2,740 votes
Rank #515

Ren Mihashi is a timid pitcher with problems; he has no self esteem or confidence, due to the relentless bullying of his once teammates, and is reluctant to play baseball again. However, at Ren's new school, Nishiura Prefectural High, he finds himself picking up the mitt once more. Along with the help of alumni-turned-coach Maria Momoe, tough but supportive Takaya Abe, and the rest of his teammates, Ren will regain his confidence and show the game of baseball who's the boss yet again!

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SnowLullaby's avatar by SnowLullaby on Jun 21, 2015
Score: 9/10

This review is for both Season 1 and Season 2. I think this anime is great, and I'm super sad that they didn't come up with a third season. Unlike many sports anime, it is very realistic, especially the older ones. The characters don't have any ridiculous, out of this world techniques. The techniques they use here are techniques that exist in real life. The strategies are strategies used in baseball and that... read more

Rbastid's avatar by Rbastid on Apr 9, 2014
Score: 10/10

The boys of summer are here again, but this time we actually mean boys. The High School team at of Nishiura Academy are fighting for a championship in their first year, and no matter the outcome the anime itself is a real winner. Story - 9/10 As a stand alone season of an anime this series would be an easy 10/10, but due to the series being broken up and I believe never actually completed (at least not... read more

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