Posted by psgels 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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  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:34 AM)
    @Vincent No shit.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:14 AM)
    @Bam Slightly. Did americans use manifest destiny as an excuse to steal land from the natives?
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 03:05 AM)
    @Vincent: I guess we were slightly more honest about it. It is funny how we use the fact after the matter as evidence of our divine providence. It’s like holding a gun to somebody and saying “fate wants you to die”, proceed to shoot them, and then say “see! I was right” lol
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:56 AM)
    @Bam But unlike the american concept of manifest destiny, the Japanese used it as an excuse to wage what they were really doing: a war to hoard resources.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:52 AM)
    @Vincent: I see. A similar doctrine to Manifest Destiny.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:49 AM)
    @Bam Not to my knowledge. From the government, at least. It was always about expanding the glory of the homeland or something like that, which is why the Japanese took glee with the invasion of Manchuria and the Philippines, places they had no ethnic ties to.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:46 AM)
    *admitably
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:46 AM)
    @Vincent: I am admirably not too knowledgeable when it comes to the history of that region, but I still know that atrocities were committed.
    The interesting thing is that Japnese believe that their ancestors actually came from Korea. I wonder if this fact was ever used as a propaganda for why they have the right to annex Korea.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:40 AM)
    @Bam There also was the fractures within the Korean Peninsula itself. Quite astounding, really, that a nation as small as Korea is divided to this day. Not even counting the Japanese and Chinese aggression.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 02:39 AM)
    @Vincent: you probably know of it twinfold: both with the aborigines and then again with the Japanese invasion of Korea.

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