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Japanese: バッテリー


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


Score: 5.711 (scored by 2017220,172 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #107792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2789
Members: 51,199
Favorites: 54

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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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Opening Theme

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

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)

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.


One thing that I strongly feel a need of getting out before anything else is that this may or ...
Sep 23, 2016
TL;DR at the end

~Contains Spoilers~

Baseball is a great sport. It's the kind of sport that can be modified to fit the capabilities of whatever type of player is playing, something humans of all shapes and sizes can enjoy. However, when comparing it to other sports on TV, in most cases, the action is severely lacking. Summer 2016's 'Battery' takes boring to a whole new level.
STORY: 3/10

Our protagonist, a cocky, arrogant brat who was already good at baseball before the show begins moves into a new town and joins the baseball team. He's a dick to everyone there, even his partner and brother. People don't ...
Sep 26, 2016
(To make this short, the opening is the only thing that saved this show).

At first, I thought Battery would be another sport anime, following the same path as, almost, every sport story out there, but, all in all, you would still enjoy it.

I was wrong.

While it's nice seeing something different, and exploring a different side of the sport genre, it doesn't mean that it would be a masterpiece, that just because it's different and refreshing it would automatically mean that it will be amazing.

Battery wanted to add all these drama to middle schooler baseball players, it wanted to make it complex: not just kids playing ...

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