Posted on 21 May 2010 with categories: Ookiku Furikabutte



And finally the real match of this season has started. To be honest, the previous ones did not feel as good as in the first season, with only three episodes dedicated to them. But yeah, they served their purpose well as build-up for the real meat. It’s here where every detail of the match gets under the spotlights.

And this match also starts out in a very different way from the other matches so far: this time the team isn’t the underdog, and has actually been researched. That pretty much results into them scoring four easy points. It’s a bit of a cliche in the baseball genre, but then again, what isn’t?

This episode also showed that the creators were really building up for Abe to become the weak link of this match, as his abuse only seems to get worse and worse here, up to the point where Mihashi gets more and more flustered when he tries to say something. But at the same time, Mihashi himself does try to speak out at lest. You can really see that his relationship with the rest of the team is getting better (like with the tickling), something that you can’t say for Abe.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

7 Responses

  1. Greeeeeg says:

    I just started watching this series and I’m on episode 14, and enjoying this series like a crazy man. Funny thing is that although I love exercise and being active, I never cared for sports. But sports anime like One Outs and Giant Killing are very compelling and I’m looking forward to the Cross Game streams.

  2. tanukichan says:

    Ahhh, finally, the tickling!!

  3. tanukichan says:

    Wh..What happened to my comment? It was cut short to only that one sentence!…Well whatever. It got the main point across anyway.

  4. Alec says:

    waiting for the manga is pretty annoying… the manga is still showing us this match… i guess in 2 or 3 episodes, the manga by then would have already passed the manga

  5. Alec says:

    anime*

  6. Machi says:

    Well the translations of Oofuri are far ahead the scanlation, there is a blog dedicated to summaries and translations all the way to the most recent chapter. While Nice Pitching doesn’t really handle scanlations of series, Oofuri is their first, just doujins you’ve also got the friction from the change of groups handling it. I really wouldn’t be harsh regarding the pace of scanlations coming out.

  7. inkka says:

    I want to confess that I read manga only the ch54+ only.(in that web translation. yeah..) Because although I accidentally read about it.But the thing like what happen in “that match” I still want to watch it happened with my own eyes. So…I still fun with this game and look like it’ll be more and more fun from now on!

    Wow at strategy.This is the one of the very nice thing that I like in Oofuri.And with this real match of this season. It’s prove itself again how to do good and exciting baseball match.

    And Abe and Mihashi relationship. Nooooo Look kind of more worse here. Hope it will be better.But at least Realtionship of him and the rest of the team getting better and better.That’s a nice thing to see from Mihashi.(But Why…You can’t get along well with Abe only…But Abe personality is of course the main problem.)And look like he’ll be the main weak point for this match too.

    Looking forward to the counter attack of Nishiura in the next ep!!

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  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 05:41 PM)
    I’m a fantasy nut though so I’m going to come down on a disappointment in the genre like a ton of bricks.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 05:40 PM)
    I have also seen the tears to tiara dub, good on them for trying, it sounded pretty silly though, I was fairly amused by the dub accents.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 05:38 PM)
    Well truth be told anyone who makes a blanket statement like Japan’s shitty story writing is already a proven idiot.
    When someone makes a claim like that it only shows their ignorance of the thing in question.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 05:18 PM)
    *subjective
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 05:16 PM)
    The statement that a higher budget equels in the story taking less risks is one that counters your point of bigger budget, better story.
    The example of guilty crown is a proven example. You stated to using comedy anime as the bar of quailty and I stated the gerne of comedy is far too subject to be used as a measuring bar.
    Please do explain how these are outliers oh dear sir.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 05:12 PM)
    @Kurozuka, Undermining the intelgence of the other party by using non common definitions? Well I now know what an outlier is.
    The problem is that my points down there are not outliers. You want to prove, I quote “that the reason for Japan’s shitty story writing in anime is mainly due to budget” Those observations down there in fact, highly relevant.
  • KuRoZuka
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 03:51 PM)
    In statistics, an outlier is an observation point that is distant from other observations. An outlier may be due to variability in the measurement or it may indicate experimental error; the latter are sometimes excluded from the data set.
  • KuRoZuka
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 03:44 PM)
    Aidan: sigh. Those are outliers. Do you know what an outlier even is?
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 12:54 PM)
    I didn’t think Tears to tiara was that bad…though I watched it with the dub. Certainly made it more entertaining. Ah…those accents bring a smile to my face every time.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 12:51 PM)
    And finally c) The very existance of Guilty crown disproves your theory five times over. F*cktons of money thrown at it, was a goddamn trainwreck.

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