Gurazeni: Money Pitch

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: グラゼニ
English: Gurazeni: Money Pitch
German: Gurazeni: Money Pitch
Spanish: Gurazeni: Money Pitch
French: Gurazeni: Money Pitch
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.381 (scored by 50035,003 users)
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Ranked: #75702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5920
Members: 11,982
Favorites: 14

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This is the story of Natsunosuke Honda, a pro baseball player—a relief pitcher who has been playing pro in a team called Spiders for 8 years. The team operates as a highly-stratified society, where the player's performance determines his annual salary. Natsunosuke is one of the highest paid players in the game. He measures how good players are by how much money they make, and he intends to be on top and stay there, and as such is always looking for players to challenge and does everything to insure that he is better than they are.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Bonda, Natsunosuke

Ochiai, Fukushi


Nose, Ikuji


Hirose, Jun


Kawada, Shinji

Toukou, Junji

Inada, Tetsu


Yamamoto, Kanehira

Sekiya, Masamitsu

Takahashi, Hiroki


Takahashi, Shinya


Nakamura, Kazumasa


Koyanagi, Motoi


Watanabe, Ayumu
Director, Storyboard
Tsujitani, Kouji
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Merigo" by Cypress Ueno to Robert Yoshino ft. Sky-Hi

Ending Theme

"Shadow Monster" by Toki Asako


Jun 22, 2018
Sports shounen is a popular genre. There are many shows that are about a team overcoming all odds in order to win the tournament. However less common is a show like Gurazeni that is less about winning and more about the lives of players in the Nippon Baseball League. There is no grand tournament, just a regular season of baseball. There is no high stakes in the matches, and while they do matter to an extent more weight is put into the characters and the experiences that they go through. The real stakes in the matches are the livelihoods of the characters who are effected ...
Jun 25, 2018
Gurazeni is an anime about professional baseball in Japan, and as simple as they may be, that is really the best description of the show you'll get in a single sentence.

This isn't a sports anime with over-the-top shounen tropes or hype scenes, but instead this is an anime that takes a more realistic approach to sports and gives viewers a look at what goes on behind-the-scenes of Japan's largest professional sports competition, baseball, and I think this is a pretty unique and fresh take on the genre.

The Story - 7

Gurazeni is a fairly episodic anime. What happened in the last episode most likely won't get ...
Jun 22, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Guranazi is a story about this Megane-Hitler who is a professional baseball player. Much like every living person in our society, he is also the victim of capitalism. According to his contract, he gets payed based to his performance rather than based to his name and team ownership. He really likes shekels so this obviously sucks. Fortunately for him, he has a plan: to be the best payed pitcher in the world. To achieve this, he simply has to be the best at it (at pitching). Hence the English name of this show: Money Pitch. Good for him, I guess.

Apparently, the initial target audience consists ...

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