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Ookiku Furikabutte

Ookiku Furikabutte

Alternative Titles

English: Big Windup!
Synonyms: Oofuri, Ohkiku Furikabutte, Swing Big!
Japanese: おおきく振りかぶって


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2007 to Sep 28, 2007
Genres: Comedy, Sports
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.221 (scored by 13520 users)
Ranked: #2822
Popularity: #969
Members: 29,221
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After a falling out with his middle school team, Mihashi enters Nishiura high school with no social skill, a warped opinion of himself, and every intention to quit baseball. The newly formed Nishiura baseball team, however, needs a pitcher, and they welcome him. Most enthusiastic is Abe, a domineering catcher with his own game issues.

And so a battery every bit as complementary as it is dysfunctional is formed. If they can figure out how to work together, they might be the answers to each other's problems-and the team might be able to win.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ookiku Furikabutte
Side story: Ookiku Furikabutte Special
Sequel: Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Taikai Hen
Summary: Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Scorebook

Characters & Voice Actors

Abe, Takaya
Abe, Takaya
Ayres, Greg
Ayres, Greg
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Mihashi, Ren
Mihashi, Ren
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Michael Teague, Sean
Michael Teague, Sean
Abe, Misae
Abe, Misae
Aoki, Takehiko
Aoki, Takehiko
Hosoi, Osamu
Hosoi, Osamu


Cook, Justin
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Ikezoe, Takahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard

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May 6, 2008
It's been almost a week since I finished Oofuri and it still lingering in my brain. Honestly, I just decided to try because a lot of my favorite seiyuus were in the cast (Fukuyama Jun, Nakamura Yuuichi, Shimono Hiro amongst others). I really wasn't expecting anything awesome but boy was I surprised.

I'm not one to enjoy sports anime much but the beginning of Oofuri was pretty slice-of-life-ish and by the time we got to the actual baseball I loved the characters too much to stop watching. The story is about Mihashi Ren, a first-year whose self-esteem was completely destroyed by the members of read more
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Jan 5, 2008
A True Ace in the Dugout

I will admit that this show pretty much came out of nowhere for me. I was just surfing Nico Nico Douga and just happened to find an episode uploaded, 3 to be exact, and watched it out of pure curiosity. I happened to wind up watching the most famous scene in Ookiku Furikabutte, which is something you should see for yourself. Needless to say, I unintentionally laughed hard. I also mistook Mihashi for a girl because of his demeanor and voice. I actually started to pick up this show because I thought it would be a train wreck, and everyone read more
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Both deal with baseball and character development in a slice-of-life kind of way, though Cross Game has an added romantic plot and Ookiku is more techinical driven.
Besides the obvious sport difference, both have perceptively weak but strongly skilled main characters (Kuroko and Mihashi), both have female managers(Aida & Momoe), teammates that aspire to be the best in Japan, and a lot of comedic moments!

Opening Theme

#1: "Dramatic (ドラマチック)" by Base Ball Bear (eps 1-13)
#2: "Seishun Line (青春ライン)" by Ikimonogakari (eps 14-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Medaka no Mita Niji (メダカの見た虹)" by Kozue Takada (eps 1-13)
#2: "Arigatou (ありがとう)" by SunSet Swish (eps 14-25)

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