Posted by psgels on 25 April 2011 with categories: Some Quick First Impressions

Moshidora

Short Synopsis: Our lead character enlists as the local school baseball team manager.
Here’s the weird thing about Moshidora, besides its premise: most series try to stand out with their first episodes. They really try to catch the audience’s attention. Moshidora doesn’t do that in the slightest. This episode was mundane, the budget was the minimum of what would be tolerable, and there are no attempts made to make the setting seem any more exciting than it already is. It’s clear that this show has hardly any production values and there are a lot of still frames all around For the most part of this episode I just kept wondering whether anything was actually going to happen. And yet, this series is definitely not bad. This show knows how to write characters, it knows how to stay away from making them pure stereotypes, and despite being slow-paced, it’s not wasting time either. This first episode explored the different characters, it took a look at the baseball club’s history, and it introduced the principles of Drucker’s management book neatly. These characters are not bad, and I’d much rather see Trans Arts put focus on their writing insttead of their animation.
OP: Quite dull
Potential: 60%

11 Responses

  1. Roldan says:

    funny thing, Mitsuru Adachi’s latest manga have the same premise as this one.

  2. ojisan says:

    What you say makes me strangely eager to try this one out…

  3. Joojoobees says:

    I can’t wait for a translation to appear! This is one of my top three most anticipated titles. I’m so glad it is actually airing, though. The rumors about it being delayed indefinitely were starting to worry me.

  4. Mandy says:

    Wow. cool!
    Can’t wait to try it out!!
    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit. :D

  5. totoum says:

    “it’s clear that this show has hardly any production value”

    I never thought I’d hear that about a production IG show,I’m a bit chocked.

    I thought they’d try to look good considering this is the first anime on nhk in like 5 years.

  6. epyion says:

    Peter Drucker actually wrote a book called: “What if the Female Manager of a High-School Baseball Team read Drucker’s ‘Management’”
    see: http://www.economist.com/node/16481583

  7. psgels psgels says:

    totoum: well, actually this is more of a trans arts series than a typial production IG series. It’s got Trans Arts’ main director on it.

    epyion: ah, now I at least understand how they came up with such a weird premise. :P

  8. Bill says:

    Neither IG nor Trans Arts are responsible for the low budget though. That’s an NHK thing.

    They work with what they have.

  9. Taara535 says:

    @epyion Actually that book was not written by Drucker himself, though obviously it was inspired by his theories. It was actually written by Natsumi Iwasaki and is the source material for the anime.

  10. Mauzel says:

    For one thing, that would certainly be a pro resume builder:
    “I managed to lead my high school team to the nationals using Druckers.”
    Which econ program won’t take a student like that?

  11. epyion says:

    @Taara — yeah, I just read that a few minutes ago, my bad. looks like its time to edit the wikipedia article i got that info off of!

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  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Feb 9. 2016 01:34 PM)
    @wicked, that’s the surprising thing. I still think the reason its getting a anime adaption is simply because of the premise and I bet the anime is going to play up the fanservice. It is pretty standard sports manga despite how utterly ridiculous the sport is.I mean that exam which featured girls swinging their asses in figure 8s…and not one person pointed out how strange it was.
  • wicked
    (Tuesday, Feb 9. 2016 06:31 AM)
    @Aidan Gotta hand it to Keijo though, it takes that fighting with tits and ass thing crazy serious.
    It’s straight up a friendship, effort, victory shounen fighting manga otherwise
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Feb 8. 2016 01:45 PM)
    Keijo is getting an anime adaption huh…well its a manga about girls pushing each other off floating platforms using just their ass and boobs. Of course it’s getting an anime adaption.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Feb 8. 2016 01:41 PM)
    @CloudedAnime, Normally I am not too keen on others using this Shoutbox to push their blogs but I will allow it this time. (Pretty certain that compliment was insincere and being pasted everywhere else you are pushing that blog. The joys of self promotion…)
    Just ease off on the exclamation marks there and keep at it.
  • CloudedAnime
    (Sunday, Feb 7. 2016 06:54 AM)
    Love this place! Come check out my blog too at Clouded Anime! Follow me on Twitter too for updates! https://cloudedanime.wordpress.com/
  • wicked
    (Sunday, Feb 7. 2016 05:49 AM)
    @kaiser though those were published in japanese magazine, they were full on mangas
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Feb 7. 2016 05:33 AM)
    @Prince, I Responded.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Sunday, Feb 7. 2016 03:48 AM)
    That said adapting manwha isn’t entirely unheard of, afterall kurokami and freezing got adaptations.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Sunday, Feb 7. 2016 03:44 AM)
    I was very surprised to see noblesse was adapted, I read early chapters of the webtoon before it really got going but just fell out of reading it.
  • reaLjustified
    (Sunday, Feb 7. 2016 03:16 AM)
    Did anyone watch the Noblesse OVA? I thought the first half had rushed pacing but it got pretty good after that. Not to mention the animation is just gorgeous, they managed to get it to look like the webtoon.

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