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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  • Friend
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 06:14 AM)
    @Bam thank you for that :], I try to let the viewer take a step back and absorb everything on their own rather than having things immediately pop out. Like this satirical piece I did some time ago: http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/187/0/d/kriege_sind_bunt_by_friendist-d7piwgz.jpg
    But I might try a flashier piece my next time, thanks. :)
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 06:10 AM)
    The water details are also lush, and I can already see that you have much experience with these types of sceneries. I would loved to have seen the serpent’s body crawling between the building as if constricting the town and hence nit immediately noticeable, but that’s probably just me.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 06:07 AM)
    @Friend: honestly amazing. Love how the church turned out, and I was a fan of the windmills from the get-go.
    Very nice contrast of blue and red. The serpent is also very cool. My minor personal gripe is to have the subject matter so classically in the center, but it serves its function.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 05:41 AM)
    The romance angle was cute enough too I suppose. Its an acceptable extended episode conclusion to a show I didn’t especially have any strong like or dislike towards. That said I watched this as a light thing to watch after three horror films.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 05:41 AM)
    You know had wicked not told me the reception the tamako market movie was getting I’d never have bothered looking into it, kind of wasn’t pushed to even after hearing that but I ended up watching it anyway. If you want to watch this and you liked the show, the bird unfortunately isn’t in it really all that much , beyond that I guess it was typically well produced, it mildly amused me, I guess I enjoyed it more than the show itself.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 05:34 AM)
    =) I left you a comment on deviant art friend =)
  • Friend
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 05:19 AM)
    @Bam @k-off @ninja @Emma: Finished :)
    http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/293/3/7/kernion_falls_by_friendist-d83ltlp.jpg
    I’m very rusty so it didn’t turn out exactly as I’d imagined. Still fairly pleased with it though.
  • k-off
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 04:45 AM)
    @Bam They certainly don’t come in rapey hentai form though.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 04:22 AM)
    I don’t know, I’ve seen some rapey dogs that certainly don’t mind banging people’s legs, or the people themselves for that matter.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 04:17 AM)
    I just can’t imagine the animal willingly accepting a person doing that to them.

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