Big Windup!

Alt title: Ookiku Furikabutte

TV (25 eps)
4.204 out of 5 from 4,005 votes
Rank #691

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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(Sub) The Real Ace image

Episode 1

(Sub) The Real Ace

(Sub) The Catcher's Role image

Episode 2

(Sub) The Catcher's Role

(Sub) The Practice Match image

Episode 3

(Sub) The Practice Match

(Sub) The Play image

Episode 4

(Sub) The Play

(Sub) Don't Cut Corners image

Episode 5

(Sub) Don't Cut Corners

(Sub) Requirements for Pitchers image

Episode 6

(Sub) Requirements for Pitchers

(Sub) I Want to Play Baseball! image

Episode 7

(Sub) I Want to Play Baseball!

(Sub) An Amazing Pitcher image

Episode 8

(Sub) An Amazing Pitcher

(Sub) The Past image

Episode 9

(Sub) The Past

(Sub) Bit by Bit image

Episode 10

(Sub) Bit by Bit

(Sub) The Summer Starts image

Episode 11

(Sub) The Summer Starts

(Sub) The Cheering Squad image

Episode 12

(Sub) The Cheering Squad

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SnowLullaby Jun 22, 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

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JJR1971 Jun 18, 2011
Score 9/10

I normally don't care or have any interest in Sports-related Anime, but this show was really, really good, since it was about so much more than just what happens on the baseball diamond, though there's plenty of that, too. This isn't the first show to make me re-consider Sports anime, though.  That would be Suzuka, which blew my socks off as a coming-of-age, slice-of-life High School romance cleverly... read more

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