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.
Let me start by recommending 'Liar Game'. Read that first before you start reading 'One Outs', if you do not like that chances are high you will not like this manga (by the same author) either. Now that we have sorted that out let's come down to business. I am actually not a baseball fan and I must say, this manga is cool. If you are into psychological battles and all that stuff you will find it here however... read more