Battery

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Japanese: バッテリー


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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2016 to Sep 23, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Zero-G
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 5.711 (scored by 2069720,697 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #108222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3033
Members: 52,644
Favorites: 54

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5.71
Ranked #10822Popularity #3033Members 52,644
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Episodes: /11

Synopsis

At only 12 years old, Takumi Harada is already hailed as a prodigious baseball pitcher. But when his family moves to the backwater town of Nitta, Takumi has no choice but to join his new school's unskilled baseball team. This development has little effect on the boy, as he believes it is more interesting if this no-name club becomes a powerhouse due to his presence. However, due to his overwhelming talent, Takumi is in need of a catcher able to keep up with his pitches.

His worries are soon put to rest after meeting Gou Nagakura. As his fan and fellow student, Gou is eager to prove that he is not a simple braggart, but rather a player skillful enough to catch Takumi's pitches. Amid struggling to form a "battery" with Gou, Takumi comes into conflict with his new teammates due to his irreverent personality but grapples to find the true joy of the sport under his grandfather's guidance.

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"Itsuka no Jibun (いつかの自分)" by anderlust
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Ending Theme

1: "Ashita, Haru ga Kitara (明日、春が来たら)" by anderlust (eps 1-5, 11)
2: "Wakamono no Subete (若者のすべて)" by anderlust (eps 6-10)




Reviews

Oct 11, 2016
After air conditioning and how it feels to take my socks off after a long day of work, anime and baseball (In no particular order) are my two favorite things in the entire world. That being said, when I first caught wind of Battery (No, that isn't a pitch-velocity pun), I was ecstatic. The fact that a baseball anime that emphasized emotion and relationships instead of action and energy was going to come to life was like a dream come true for me. However, after completing Battery, I think it's safe to say that it wasn't a baseball anime at all. Instead, it's a melodramatic, ...
Sep 23, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Baseball seems to be one of those sports where you either enjoy it like the most exciting thing in the world or finds it as boring as watching paint dry. I’ll be honest here, Battery can give off a similar feel. And it’s not just about what the show is but rather what the storytelling can really tell about itself.

First of all, the show focuses on a guy named Takumi Harada. He’s a 6th grader with a prestigious talent in pitching and had to transfer to a new school in the countryside because of his brother’s sickness. No problem right? In fact, Takumi sees this ...
Sep 25, 2016
Every so often comes along an Anime within the sports genre which gives us more fun games to explore and exciting moments to look forward to, but how often do we get a sports Anime that goes slightly beyond the standard. One that attempts to push the envelope, one that tries to introduce a thought provoking idea, all the while presenting its sport of choice by its side and using it as an enhancement to its overall storytelling. Battery… Was ‘supposed’ to be one of those shows.


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