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Battery


Alternative Titles

Japanese: バッテリー

Information

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: None found, add some
Studios: Zero-G
Source: Novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 5.871 (scored by 10,409 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #70072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1662
Members: 32,076
Favorites: 27
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Episodes: /11
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Harada, Takumi
Harada, Takumi
Main
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
Nagakura, Gou
Nagakura, Gou
Main
Hatanaka, Tasuku
Japanese
Hatanaka, Tasuku
Mizugaki, Shunji
Mizugaki, Shunji
Supporting
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese
Kimura, Ryouhei
Harada, Seiha
Harada, Seiha
Supporting
Fujimaki, Yui
Japanese
Fujimaki, Yui

Staff

Mochizuki, Tomomi
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Sound Director, Script, Storyboard
Nakamura, Ryousuke
Nakamura, Ryousuke
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimura, Takako
Shimura, Takako
Original Character Design
Asano, Atsuko
Asano, Atsuko
Original Creator


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

Sep 25, 2016
Genjutsuhh (All reviews)
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.


Story:

One thing that I strongly feel a need of getting out before anything else is that this may or read more
Sep 23, 2016
thelectricow (All reviews)
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.
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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 read more
Sep 26, 2016
Errour (All reviews)
(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 read more
Sep 23, 2016
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more

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