Ranked #63
One Outs (Manga)

One Outs

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Japanese: ONE OUTS


Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 175
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 18, 1998 to Feb 19, 2009
Authors: Kaitani, Shinobu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Business Jump


Score: 8.651 (scored by 1941 users)
Ranked: #632
Popularity: #856
Members: 4,921
Favorites: 216
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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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Adaptation: One Outs


Ideguchi, Satoshi
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Tokuchi, Toua
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Johnson, Dennis
Kurai, Hajime
Muruwaka, John

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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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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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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.*
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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Authored by the same mangaka, both feature a male protagonist who are adept with manipulating how others think.
They are similar in the way that the two main characters smoke, are only concentrated on winning/being the best (very tactical in their decisions), and finally they owe someone something and enter the baseball scene in order to pay the person back. The stories are entertaining too. :)
In Giant Killing the East Tokyo United team is struggling in Japan's top football league. In an effort to improve their performance they have hired a new coach Tatsumi Takeshi. Like One Outs Tatsumi Takeshi uses tactics to out smart teams with bigger budgets and better players. Their is no gambling or tricks involved just strategy and tactics
Both are sports manga that have some kind of psychological aspect to it and are focused on new players on a team. While KnB has many characters which are nearly inhumanly talented, there is still a whole lot of thinking going on and you can actually see what's being done instead of it just being this-guy-did-something-super-amazing-but-hell-if-i-know why. One Outs is a bit more about a guy who IS talented, but not because he can do amazing physical feats- more like mental ones, although it's not like he can't do both. If you thought One Outs was pretty nice but didn't like the old art style (it was released about 20 years ago), then that's another reason to read KnB. Being released many years later, it has the same general theme but has better art (in my opinion). One Outs is more like a mature version of KnB, i'd say, but i like both.One has a bunch of pros and the other is mostly highschools. i was never into sports originally (in fact, i hated them) but One Outs made me like baseball and KnB made me like basketball, so i think it wouldnt matter if you didn't like one sport of the other.
Both are mind boggling suspenseful mangas with twists and turns with capable lead characters who are able to solve them.
Both has a team that has a genius demonic leader, in one outs you have tokuchi, and on eyeshield you have hiruma. Both have common tactic to get win, using their mind and their comrade ability to make their weak team to beat elite team. And also they even have a similar quote:" we might still win. the chances are like 0.1%. It's too early to give up as long as its not 0%." Hiruma

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