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!
(Sub) The Real Ace
(Sub) The Catcher's Role
(Sub) The Practice Match
(Sub) The Play
(Sub) Don't Cut Corners
(Sub) Requirements for Pitchers
(Sub) I Want to Play Baseball!
(Sub) An Amazing Pitcher
(Sub) The Past
(Sub) Bit by Bit
(Sub) The Summer Starts
(Sub) The Cheering Squad
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
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
Ookiku Furikabutte Special
Special episode released on the 9th DVD.
Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Taikai-hen
Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Scorebook
Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Taikai-hen Special