Big Windup!

Alt title: Ookiku Furikabutte

Big Windup! Episode 1 - (Sub) The Real Ace

Most guys can't wait for the start of baseball season. But not Mihashi. For this young pitcher, the crack of the bat is the sound of yet another failure.

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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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audinobutt audinobutt says

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