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Jun 23, 2010 11:24 AM

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Oh, what a great match. It didn't make me cry, though. Maybe it's because I'm a man? Or maybe it's just because they're first-years?
Anyways, the anime itself delivered even more than the first season. Now I'll just patiently wait for another season.
 
Jun 23, 2010 11:28 AM

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Great episode. I hope there'll be a third season too. The first DVD/BD is coming out tomorrow, so we'll be smarter by the next week. If the sales will be only as half as good as the first season's was, I think we can expect a sequel.
 
Jun 23, 2010 11:54 AM

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Got mine yesterday from CDJapan. Came with mini-posters of Mihashi and Abe with the voice actor sigs. The baseball cards were neat too.
 
Jun 23, 2010 12:42 PM

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Wow, I can't believe I started tearing up when they lost. This isn't your average baseball anime, it's actually pretty deep. xD

Now I want a 3rd season even more! Major got 6 seasons, hopefully Oofuri will as well. :P
 
Jun 23, 2010 2:54 PM

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Such a sad yet inspirational episode. I'm glad Mihashi is finally discovering his self worth, that he doesn't always have to listen and obey the catcher's signs, he can make his own discissions when it comes to what pitches he makes.
 
Jun 23, 2010 2:57 PM

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Wow, the cheering for Nishihiro made it seem like more than they were just supporting him to hit. It made it feel like he could get a hit to tie with the way they were cheering.

I felt sad that they lost. They still do have a couple years left though.

Yay, Mihashi is growing more of a backbone there. He realized he has a responsibility as part of the battery too. Yay. I can't wait for more...sadly one more episode this season.
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Jun 23, 2010 3:51 PM

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I also cried TT___TT I felt my stomach ache when Nishihiro fell to the ground and started crying~ I wanted to hug him and tell him what an amazing guy his is to be able to go there and do his best in that situation even though it was his first time ever to step in to the batters box! >3<
 
Jun 23, 2010 4:39 PM

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The emotional impact was just too huge in this episode and the direction was truly unbelievably good as usual. The music pieces outlined the action like they were part of the animation too and the character development is simply top notch. Probably one of the best, if not the best episode of the year.

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Jun 23, 2010 5:21 PM

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Nishihiro's at-bat was amazing- the music, the animation, the increase in volume- easily one of the best highlights for me in the season so far! I'm really disappointed that the next one is the last; they better make a third season!
 
Jun 23, 2010 6:30 PM

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I didn't cry but it was an intense, emotional episode. Nishihiro's at-bat scene gave me goosebumps. I really hope they make a third season.
 
Jun 23, 2010 7:20 PM

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loved the episode. now i want to pick up the manga, could anyone tell me roughly what volume this episode or season is so I know where i could potentially pick up. ty in advance.

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Jun 23, 2010 7:22 PM

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Why am I so happy even though they lost? Mihashi. He matured a lot in this episode and displayed a tremendous amount of toughness when he could've easily unraveled. He gets it now. He really gets it. I'd love to get a third season, so we can see the battery continue to grow. That final run they scored was thrilling and that sequence was beautifully animated. Nishihiro's at bat was interesting. As much as he tried to remind himself of what he needed to do, his body language was oozing fear and nervousness. It was a little difficult to watch.
 
Jun 23, 2010 7:46 PM

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I am still in a state of awe after watching this episode. Just wow.

I can't believe how strongly the emotions of the whole team got through to me here; I guess that shows some spectacular storytelling!! Although it was sad seeing the team lose, I'm glad that the anime is being realistic- as a team of first years they had to lose at some point! And seeing the way the team came together at the end of the episode and deal with their loss made me really feel for them.

As for Mihashi, I could not have been happier seeing him this episode, how much he has grown! I couldn't help but feel so proud of him!!! And the fact that Abe knows their battery relationship needs to change too I think is great... I am very excited to see their talk next episode!
And poor Nishihiro... I could feel his nervousness oozing out of my computer monitor. But he really did try, can't ask for more than that! Talk about a lot of pressure on him.

Just an absolutely amazing episode! It's been quite some time since an anime has impacted me so much. Just a marvelous job!
 
Jun 23, 2010 8:30 PM

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Speechless. Best sports anime I've seen. Bumped up to a 10.
 
Jun 23, 2010 8:37 PM

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I put a 4/5 just because the episode broke my heart into a million pieces.

I'm usually the type who literally tears up/cries/sobs when something sad/emotional happens in an anime. But I think this episode puts the word "tragic" on a whole new level. I was so heartbroken to the point that I was unable to cry it out. It was so sad.

That being said. The fact that they were able to convey so much in this one episode is brilliant. I also loved the new music that was put in there. My favourite moment is when Mihashi realizes that it's okay for him to shake off signs and truly take on that role of the ace. I also liked Nishihiro's at bat too. So much tension and emotions, it's crazy.

Some one please tell me that there's going to be a third season. PLEASE ;___;
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Jun 24, 2010 12:47 AM

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O_O I never thought I'd cry over a baseball anime but this one did it. My god I'm bumping this up to a 10 as well even though it is shorter I think it surpasses the first season. I felt so bad for Nishihiro and loved the character developments of Mihashi and when the music kicked in near the end of the game I just lost it.

I agree with Jacut best anime episode so far this year heck best anime episode i've seen in a long time. I want Third season VERY MUCH. Or at least have the manga get better scanlators...
 
Jun 24, 2010 1:23 AM

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Holy crap that was intense... The background music at the end was so epic.
 
Jun 24, 2010 1:40 AM

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Great strides all around. Oofuri, Brotherhood and Rainbow surely left the anime fanbase with awe. Banzai Anime!

Season 3 is a must!

Thats all i wanted to say!

 
Jun 24, 2010 1:44 AM

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Wow, sport title can be so brilliance.

Already decide the score for this season

9/10
 
Jun 24, 2010 2:14 AM

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fertygo said:
Wow, sport title can be so brilliance.

Already decide the score for this season

9/10


10/10 for me. :D

 
Jun 24, 2010 2:32 AM

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Jacut said:
The emotional impact was just too huge in this episode and the direction was truly unbelievably good as usual. The music pieces outlined the action like they were part of the animation too and the character development is simply top notch. Probably one of the best, if not the best episode of the year.
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Speechless. Best sports anime I've seen. Bumped up to a 10.

My thoughts in a nutshell.

Whole episode, no, whole season was fucking brilliant. Absolutely perfect. This episode really took the cake. Golden episode. Oh god, the emotions, the direction (oh my god, the camera work was stunning!), the new music when Nishihiro was at bat, the support, the cheering, the teamwork, the development, Mihashi's epiphany bringing the whole two season to full circle with his development, the sportsmanship. Oh god, the whole thing was just so damn beautiful. I cannot express my love of this show in a proper way. Definitely the best show that premiered this season, and one of the best this year. BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT!!
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Jun 24, 2010 6:23 AM

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Awesomeness!
 
Jun 25, 2010 12:19 AM

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That was splendid. The emotions I felt when watching this episode like I was there watching it live. One more episode (plus the special in Bluray) and man, it's gonna end already? There's no news for another season? I want moar***
 
Jun 25, 2010 4:07 AM

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shanimebib said:
fertygo said:
Wow, sport title can be so brilliance.

Already decide the score for this season

9/10


10/10 for me. :D

love to give this one 10 honestly, but well its not "there" yet :p
 
Jun 25, 2010 6:33 AM

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This episode surpassed the word "masterpiece" by far. Even though I knew they would lose, this left me speechless and I admit I had teary eyes at the end. Give the director of this episode an award. Not only for the brilliant use of the camera.

Amazing, simply amazing. A-1 Pictures please work on a third season as soon as possible!
 
Jun 25, 2010 7:35 AM

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For all those wanting a 3rd season, there is one very, very important thing you MUST do.

BUY THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE DVDS (R2J) OR BLU-RAY DISCS OF THE 2ND SEASON.

Why would they want to make a 3rd season if the money is not there? The 2nd season was made is because 1st season DVDs sold an average of more than 15,000 copies per volume.

Unless you help to support the show by buying the original Japanese DVDs or Blu-Ray discs of the 2nd season, you have absolutely no right to demand / request for a 3rd season of Oofuri.
 
Jun 25, 2010 7:17 PM

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*STILL HOLDING BACK THE TEARS*

I.. DIDN'T.. CRY... SO.... NEXT TIME THEY WILL WIN!

Mihashi grew as a character and pitcher, I think abe-kun and mihashi will become better friends out of this, even if it will be tough for them.

This episode made S2.

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Jun 26, 2010 3:16 AM

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Best episode of the season! Fantastic animation, wonderful BGM that sets the atmosphere and great character development, especially Mihashi. I felt really bad for Nishihiro during his last at-bat... Absolutely heart-wrenching.

I knew that Nishiura would lose this game, but the defeat was brilliantly well-done that I wouldn't hate to watch it.

So I guess the next episode would follow S1's format (aftermath and reflections).
I want moarrrr!!!
 
Jun 27, 2010 6:20 PM

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i figured they would lose but it still sucked when it happened they still have alot of time they are only first years this series could go on forever but the wait time is going to suck

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Jul 1, 2010 8:14 PM

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It was really intense towards the end, too bad Nishiura lost ;____;
 
Jul 5, 2010 8:57 PM

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They lost, but the episode was still amazing.
It felt good watching Mihashi push himself the way he did.

Poor Nishihiro, his scene was intense. I didnt know what to expect. My mouth was as wide open as Mihashi's when Nishi struck out.
 
Aug 15, 2010 2:32 PM

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Malestel said:
Brilliant ep, everything was gr8 about it. Except the fact that it signals the end of S2.
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I would never have thought a baseball Anime could make me cry this much..

Cross Game made me cry like a baby multiple times:D Oofuri just makes my eyes water a bit. (The magnitude of the events in the 2 shows are very different though.)
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Has anyone read the manga? Is this the end or it will continue with other tournaments( I know that it's another episode but still, it could end)?

There's much, much more but it isnt scanlated yet. So, no this isn't the end of the story, they still have 4 Koshiens till graduation, lots of matches, lots of potential for a S3 if sales go well.

Whooo! I´m so relived! since the last episodes I began to worry I thougt the series could be ending^^ I hope they make a 3rd seosen soon!
 
Oct 22, 2010 9:52 PM

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Ouch, them losing was harder for me than I predicted. =[
 
Dec 27, 2010 7:01 PM
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Ugh, their crying hit me hard. ;____;
 
Jan 19, 2011 5:21 PM

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I am sad.

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Feb 8, 2011 11:04 AM

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;___; Incredible. I cried a little, and I'm still feeling shaky. This show is incredible.
 
Aug 6, 2011 2:26 PM

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Another great season, I hope there's more.
 
Dec 3, 2011 12:01 AM

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i was really sad.. :( it was predictable that they'd lose.. the gap is 6 points..l, but until the end, i was hoping they could pull it off.
Though i like the fact that they lose too, it just shows the realistic part.
after all, everyone got a lesson, and this will be their motivation for koshien!

wooooo! Tajima x Mihashi x Abe, and Coach! Gambatte!
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Jan 17, 2012 7:54 AM

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Shit, why did they have to lose? And with a homerun nontheless! If it only were more like 9-6 it would've been a less painful loss... :(

I loved the way Mihashi started to think of his own, even refusing Tajima's signs (though I highly doubt he'll refuse Abe-kun's as easily) a few times. I liked the way Abe-kun and Mihashi faced each other at the end, they looked like their friendship/relationship/battery got a little better ^^

I can't say how much I wanted them to win this summer competition but I guess it's impossible after all, with a team of first years and with no senpais. Though I hope they'll win this competition next year or even the one after that, it would be awesome for them is they were to compare how much they've grown :) Very good season, wished it were longer though... 8/10
 
Jun 17, 2012 4:47 PM

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What an awesome episode!

I cried when Nishihiro cried at the end.
 
Jul 12, 2012 3:20 PM

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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! Mihashi was great when he shaked off the sign. Too bad they lost, good luck in the newcomer tournament!
 
Sep 1, 2012 11:04 PM

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I nearly cried when Mihashi started crying and all Abe could do was console him. Such a great episode.
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Dec 4, 2012 6:17 PM

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I'm glad they didn't pull a miracle win.

At least Mihashi can shake off signs now, and everyone will improve for the next game!

My tears though. :A:

SEASON 3 PLEASE.
 
Jul 5, 2013 11:49 PM

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Damn, even though a loss was realistic I was still hoping to at least see Nishihiro pull a hit out. Really felt that episode, but even though they lost, Mihashi has really developed as a character throughout the game and hopefully can now create a real, healthy pitcher-catcher relationship with Abe.
 
Nov 2, 2013 4:31 PM

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brb crying

That was a good game even if I was frustrated with the opponents method of winning. I'm glad our Nishiura babies kept on facing Bijou with everything they have till the end. Well done!

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I cried when Nishihiro cried at the end.

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Nov 25, 2013 7:04 PM

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Realistically beautiful and very touching.. and what's best is that they did not give up at all and still did their best. Can't stop the tears in the end :(
 
Jan 6, 2014 7:33 PM

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Kantarou said:
Jacut said:
The emotional impact was just too huge in this episode and the direction was truly unbelievably good as usual. The music pieces outlined the action like they were part of the animation too and the character development is simply top notch. Probably one of the best, if not the best episode of the year.
noteDhero said:
Speechless. Best sports anime I've seen. Bumped up to a 10.

My thoughts in a nutshell.

Whole episode, no, whole season was fucking brilliant. Absolutely perfect. This episode really took the cake. Golden episode. Oh god, the emotions, the direction (oh my god, the camera work was stunning!), the new music when Nishihiro was at bat, the support, the cheering, the teamwork, the development, Mihashi's epiphany bringing the whole two season to full circle with his development, the sportsmanship. Oh god, the whole thing was just so damn beautiful. I cannot express my love of this show in a proper way. Definitely the best show that premiered this season, and one of the best this year. BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT!!


ALL OF THIS!

Oh this episode just grabbed my heart!! I bumped the series from a 9 to a 10! yes its well deserved. I mean I have never been so into a game! it had me at the edge of my seat in here yelling at my laptop, chanting the cheers! oh my little heart couldn't take it when they lost, I felt so sad for them, but they are definitely growing as a team, and individually.
such an emotional episode.

this is such a great team, and they are only first years at that! if they stick together and continue they could be the best team out there, seriously, I wish to see them grow and become better players and bond with each other so I can witness their humorous interactions. who knew I would enjoy this journey so much? I mean this anime is definitely worth watching! I hope there will be more to come in the future no matter how long it takes!

the animation was amazing! simply astonishing.

 
Jan 19, 2014 3:47 PM

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Oh man, that was really sad.. They got owned at their own mind game ...
They should have tricked that 4th a little after they realized that their sign has stolen really ...

But there is a great character development of our ace, I even love Mihashi more ...
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Apr 2, 2014 7:26 PM

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Good game, but kind of unsatisfactory with the way the opposing team stole the coach's signs and got Abe out.
 
May 16, 2014 11:20 AM

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Already started to cry when Bijou scored that last homer.
I mean it's amazing that they came so far in their first tournament but still... :-(
 
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