Ranked #137

One Outs

Alternative Titles

English: One Outs
Synonyms: ONE OUTS Nobody wins, but I!
Japanese: ワンナウツ


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2008 to Apr 1, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #1372
Popularity: #696
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Toua Tokuchi is an athlete by profession, but a reckless gambler at heart. On the streets of Okinawa, he uses nothing but his wits and a "fastball" peaking at a mere 134 kmph to somehow achieve 499 wins in the game of "One Outs," a simplified version of baseball between the pitcher and one batter. Amazed by Toua's unique prowess on the mound, veteran slugger Kojima Hiromichi artfully scouts the pitcher for his long unsuccessful team, the Saikyou Saitama Lycaons. Kojima desperately hopes Toua will lead them to the championship; however, Tsuneo Saikawa, the mercenary owner of the Lycaons, sees the vastly talented pitcher as a threat to the income generated by the team. Rising to the challenge of swaying the owner, Toua suggests a one-of-a-kind "One Outs" contract: every out Toua pitches will earn him five million yen, but with every run he gives up, he will lose fifty million yen.

Adapted from the manga by Shinobu Kaitani of Liar Game fame, One Outs documents the intense psychological battles between Toua and those around him. With millions of yen at stake, can a pitcher who has done nothing but gamble in a head-to-head imitation of baseball finally lead a real baseball team to victory?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tokuchi, Toua
Tokuchi, Toua
Hagiwara, Masato
Hagiwara, Masato
Ideguchi, Satoshi
Ideguchi, Satoshi
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Kojima, Hiromichi
Kojima, Hiromichi
Isobe, Tsutomu
Isobe, Tsutomu
Takami, Itsuki
Takami, Itsuki
Matsukaze, Masaya
Matsukaze, Masaya


Sato, Yuzo
Sato, Yuzo
Takayashiki, Hideo
Takayashiki, Hideo
Script, Series Composition
Yano, Hiroyuki
Yano, Hiroyuki
Pay money To my Pain
Pay money To my Pain
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Mysterious Man
Nazo no Otoko (謎の男)
Oct 8, 2008
2 Gambler
Shoubushi (勝負師)
Oct 15, 2008
3 One Outs Contract
One Outs Keiyaku (ワンナウツ契約)
Oct 22, 2008
4 The Team's Qualification
Nein no Shikaku (ナインの資格)
Oct 29, 2008
5 Hope
Kibou (希望)
Nov 5, 2008

Opening Theme

"Bury" by Pay money To my pain

Ending Theme

"Moment" by Tribal Chair

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Jan 24, 2010
“Nobody wins, but I!”, the subtitle of the series, couldn’t be more accurate.

One Outs is the story of the extremist gambler Toua Tokuchi, his battle to completely crush his opponents in the Japanese Pacific Baseball League and, perhaps less importantly to the pitcher, earn a beefy salary while doing so. While advantageous, and likely to increase one's enjoyment of the series, a deep knowledge of the sport of Baseball is not required. Make no mistake; the series is first and foremost about the character, rather than the vehicle used to display his feats.

The story begins in the island of Okinawa, with the star player read more
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Aug 3, 2009
So, One Outs is an anime about sports, right? Hell no! Its about Tokuchi owning everyone and kicking their asses! Its very similar to Akagi, so if you enjoyed that the chances are VERY slim that you wont enjoy this one as well!

Well, the story itself isnt really anything special, Its about Tokuchi Toua who is a genius pitcher. He kinda gets forced to join the lowly ranked Lycaons baseball team. Of course his goal is to make their team start winning their matches. So the basic story is pretty ordinary as you can see, but there are two things that makes the whole thing read more
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May 25, 2015
"Winner takes all. This is the universal rule of battle." - Toua Tokuchi.

One Outs, for the most part, only caught my attention after I was looking for similar titles to the recent sports anime, Diamond no Ace. After taking a look at the synopsis I considered it and put it in plan-to-watch only to start and end it months later but in a rather very quick time.

The story sets off in the island of Okinawa, where the pinch-hitter of the struggling and fictional Lycaons team, Kojima Hiromichi, heads off to form a training camp in hopes of reclaiming the ultimate prize that is read more
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Apr 16, 2014
One Outs was a baseball manga written by Kaitani Shinobu. It was adapted into an anime by our old friends at Madhouse, who brought us such classics as Black Lagoon, Petshop of Horrors and Rideback. Unfortunately, they've also been behind some of the worst anime I've ever seen such as Highschool of the Dead and Devil Hunter Yohko. I'm honestly not predicting their best work this time around, although a lot of that is more to do with the subject matter than anything else. I am not a person who cares about sports in the slightest. So, let's look at One Outs and see if read more
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Anime: Death Note
If you've ever found yourself wondering about what would happen if Light Yagami was a pitcher in a baseball series, instead of attempting to become a God using his notebook of death, then the answer is simple: One Outs. It was made by the same studio, Madhouse, and every aspect of the show - ranging from the dull colour choice and realistic art style to internalised thought emphasis - highlight this fact. It's impossible for anyone aware of Death Note to watch One Outs without thinking 'DEATH NOTE!'. Both the series itself and the way it was adapted are just too similar. Even the vibe  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai
The main character of One Outs is said to be created under the influence from Akagi. Both are similar in their extreme, cold-bloodied ability to win by mind-f*cking their enemies. 
reportRecommended by Juxian
Anime: Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
Pretty much the same aura around both of these animes. OneOuts is about baseball gambling with alot of money on the line. Both of them use there wits to outsmart the opponent but there is always someone with money they can try to scam... 
reportRecommended by y0l3itches
Anime: Giant Killing
Uh, is quite simple actually:
- One Outs and Giant Killing are quite similar because first of all they are both seinen with a main focus on the sports genre.
- moreover, both deal with a professional sports: not the usual sports played by teenagers as you usually see in anime the most of times.
- having adult characters overall both of the series, they also have a different way to tell the story, making it quite interesting as they both show you sides of the professional sports that you rarely see in anime.
- still, both main characters give to their serie an overall  read more 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
Anime: No Game No Life
Both main characters are brilliant at mindgames and deceiving. If you liked that in either one of these shows you will find the satisfactory in the other, too.  
reportRecommended by Lylaaz
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Main character who outsmarts all of his foes (and allies). One Outs is basically all about strategies and interesting psychological tricks, and very entertaining for those who enjoy the 'battle of wits' aspect of Code Geass, Death Note and other similar anime. 
reportRecommended by VVayfarer

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