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Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Taikai Hen

Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Taikai Hen

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Synonyms: Oofuri, Big Windup! 2, Swing Big! 2, Ookiku Furikabutte 2, Ookiku Furikabutte The Summer Tournament Chapter
Japanese: おおきく振りかぶって 〜夏の大会編〜


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2010 to Jun 25, 2010
Genres: Comedy, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Picking up where the original series left off, Ren Mihashi, the ace pitcher of the newly-formed Nishiura High School baseball team, and his teammates face the Sakitama High School team in the next round of the High School Baseball Invitational Tournament as they aim to play in the finals at legendary Hanshin Koushien Stadium.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ookiku Furikabutte
Prequel: Ookiku Furikabutte
Side story: Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Taikai Hen Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Abe, Takaya
Abe, Takaya
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Kim, Seung jun
Kim, Seung jun
Mihashi, Ren
Mihashi, Ren
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Shin, Yong Wu
Shin, Yong Wu
Abe, Misae
Abe, Misae
Yuya, Atsuko
Yuya, Atsuko
Abe, Shun
Abe, Shun
Kaji, Yuki
Kaji, Yuki


Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Tarou
Episode Director
Kuroda, Yousuke
Script, Series Composition

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Apr 19, 2011
Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Taikai Hen is the sequel, or the second season, of Ookiku Furikabutte. Of course, you will have to watch the first season before even thinking of trying to watch the sequel. If you liked the first season, then you will definitely enjoy this as well. It's a perfect continuation with the same story and characters, and not much changed, except for a few things. For example, since the two seasons were shown three years apart, one of the notable improvements is the art.

Also, I disagree with other reviewers: you do not need to be a baseball fan to enjoy this read more
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Jun 24, 2010
"Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Taikai-hen" or "The Big Windup: Summer Tournament Chapter" is the sequel to "Ookiku Furikabutte". Continuing from the first series, Nishura High plays in the National High School Baseball Championship's prefectural qualifiers in hopes of reaching the Koushien.

As with the first series, this is only for baseball lovers since at least 80% of the screen time is either baseball game or people talking about baseball. If you can't sit through an entire baseball game, this is not a series for you. Watch "Cross Game" or "One Outs" instead.

STORY: 8/10
The previous series had introduction of characters and a demonstration of what a pitcher read more
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Apr 7, 2013
Ookiku Furikabutte. For some odd reason, the first season of this show was like a crack addiction. I couldn't stop watching it and searching for pictures. So, when I found out there was a second season, I was really stoked! If you haven't watched the first season, Ookiku Furikabutte, you really need to to understand this anime. This is my first review ever, so I hope you all take that into mind when you read this! I also agree that you do not need to be a baseball lover at all to watch this series. I was always bored to death at my brother's baseball read more
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Feb 9, 2013
The 2nd season of Ookiku Furikabutte (The Big Windup!)
DO NOT WATCH THIS unless you've seen the 1st season.

+ A much more comforting and fluid pace than it's preceding season.
+ A stable antagonist is introduced
+ Character growth for the most part.
+ Everyone who watches this should want to be Tajima, cause he's dope.

- (Insert Name) has never batted in a real game? JEEZUS!!
- Mihashi is still too much of an introvert.
- The series is shorter and it ends as the team becoming sophomores. Although a natural ending, it made me want more :P

Final note: I don't even like watching baseball, yet this series is so engaging read more
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I watched both anime and both have almost similar traits in almost all aspects of baseball , except the them , where Ookiku focused tends to realistic-friendship wise , and Daiya no ace more to individuals term. However , if you like Daiya No Ace , I am sure you would also interested in Ookiku Natsu N.T.H.(theres a prequel too)
sports anime, introvert protagonist and all those excitements any sports anime would provide.
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Its a boxing anime but similar this anime is about a boy that went from being bullied everyday to becoming one of best boxers.
They are similar in that way both are about sport in high school and that the main charter grows alot on a personal level and gets better at the sport they are playing!

so if you like Eyeshield 21 then i think you would like Ookiku Furikabutte aswell!
Both the protagonists are similar in terms of thinking that they are useless and is only good in one thing. Both shows reveal the analysis of both sports involved, which is cycling and baseball.

Opening Theme

"Natsuzora" (夏空) by Galileo Galilei

Ending Theme

"Shisō Densha" (思想電車) by CureaL

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