Gurazeni: Money Pitch

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English: Gurazeni: Money Pitch
Japanese: グラゼニ


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
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SportsSports
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.351 (scored by 37183,718 users)
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Ranked: #68892
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Popularity: #5117
Members: 10,673
Favorites: 13

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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
Tsujitani, Kouji
Sound Director
Takayashiki, Hideo
Script, Series Composition
Saito, Noriaki


Opening Theme

"Merigo" by Cypress Ueno to Robert Yoshino ft. Sky-Hi

Ending Theme

"Shadow Monster" Toki Asako

Jun 22, 2018
Fircoal (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 22, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 25, 2018
whibber (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 27, 2018
BlackCicero (All reviews)
Gurazeni is a baseball anime with a few things that set it apart from the more regular ones that you may be accustomed to seeing. The main focus isn't so much on the playing of the sport but rather it's on the things you may see around it. This would entail the livelihood of the baseball players(ex-players and current),the staff, media etc. Most importantly however is the money that would be involved within all of those things which is where the show gets it's name from. With Gurazeni being a seinen series, it will bring with it a different vibe as opposed to the shounen read more

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