Ranked #47

One Outs (Manga)

One Outs

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ONE OUTS

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 175
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 14, 1998 to Aug 15, 2006
Authors: Kaitani, Shinobu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Business Jump

Statistics

Score: 8.711 (scored by 2696 users)
Ranked: #472
Popularity: #721
Members: 6,728
Favorites: 360
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Synopsis

The story begins when Hiromichi Kojima, the star batter of the fictional Lycaons in Japan's Pacific League, heads to the southern Japanese island of Okinawa to train and bring himself out of a slump. There, he meet Toa Tokuchi, a 134 km/h (83 miles per hour) pitcher and the undisputed king of a gambling form of baseball called "One Out." At Kojima's urging, Tokuchi signs up with the Lycaons under an unusual contract: he gets 5,000,000 yen (about US$46,000) for every out he pitches, but loses 50,000,000 yen (US$460,000) for every point he gives up.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters

Tokuchi, Toua
Tokuchi, Toua
Main
Ideguchi, Satoshi
Ideguchi, Satoshi
Main
Kojima, Hiromichi
Kojima, Hiromichi
Main
Takami, Itsuki
Takami, Itsuki
Supporting
Johnson, Dennis
Johnson, Dennis
Supporting
Kurai, Hajime
Kurai, Hajime
Supporting
Saikawa, Tsuneo
Saikawa, Tsuneo
Supporting

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Hattori_Hanzo
Sep 1, 2010
“What does it mean to be a winner, the last one standing? It means to climb over a mountain of corpses to get to the top. By no means is it a glorious sight to behold, and in fact, it is extremely cruel. Even so, if you still wish to seek victory... then you must become a devil.”

Tokuchi Toua’s words reverberate through Kojima Hiromichi’s mind as he steps up in the decisive showdown against their biggest opponents, the all-star Chiba Mariners team. Kojima is the cleanup batter of the struggling baseball team, Saikyou Saitama Lycaons. Even though he is regarded as a local hero, he read more
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shin_josae
Nov 8, 2014
Honesty, this is the best manga I have read so far. The storyline was brilliant, and Tokuchi is simply outstanding. His hair and personality kind of remind me of Hiruma. Although I do not really like sports or stuff like that, I found this to be so much fun, mosty because sports was not the main focus. Needless to say, once I started reading, I simply could not let go of it. Things that Tokuchi did, the way he played other people around his little finger, his personality and the brains to make any situation go in his favour left me with a wide ear-to-ear read more
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ShintakoInari
Nov 20, 2012
Warning: I am not a very good. . . reviewer? So, uhh, beware. *flicks booger at screen.*

*Gintoki comes along and highfives me.*
*shot for bad Gintama reference.*
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Alright, to be blunt, i'm not a sports person. I'm not even athletic, and i have the stamina of a dying cat that is being weighed down by fifty pounds. i dont even like sports. However, i am easily persuaded by manga- for instance, after One Outs, i liked baseball. After Kurogane, i liked kendo. After Kuroko no Basuke, i liked basketball. After Eyeshield 21 and Prince of Tennis. . . well you get it.

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Shinsuoh
Aug 22, 2015
More than a sports manga with funny, action packed moments it deals a lot with the psychology & physical pressures of professional athletes in Baseball and shows a behind the scene look at sports corruption and politics. The main character Toa Tokuchi is a cool, calm, calculating gambling demon who will not hesitate to do what he has set out to do. Toa Tokuchi is the life & soul of this series and he is also a very distinguishable character in manga/anime history.

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