Takumi Harada moves to a mountain town in Okayama prefecture during the spring break before he enters middle school due to his father's job transfer. Takumi is a pitcher, and after the moves he loses faith in his own talent, when suddenly his classmate Kou Nagakura appears in front of him. Kou has a strong desire to form a "battery" (a combination of a pitcher and catcher) with Takumi.
I had a very difficult time assigning a rating to this show, because I feel like a lot of the subtext went over my head. I started watching it because it looked like an interesting combination of sports anime and slice of life genres. And in a way it was... there are sports... but there is more focus on character development and maturation than on said sports. However, a lot of things are left unsaid (which is... read more
This anime explores a middle schooler’s growth in understanding not the definition of success, fun, teamwork, responsibility, the future, or even baseball. Rather it delves into the adage “the more things change the more they stay the same”. Baseball is more than just a sport. For Takumi & Go it’s life. Nothing else matters. Is pitching a perfect game a... read more