Play Ball

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Alternative Titles

English: Play Ball
Synonyms: Playball
Japanese: プレイボール

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Premiered: Summer 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Magic Bus
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Eiken
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, SportsSports, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 6.061 (scored by 133133 users)
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Ranked: #80472
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Popularity: #11162
Members: 824
Favorites: 0
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Synopsis

After fracturing a finger in a junior high school game, Takao Taniguchi is unable to play baseball. After entering Sumitani High School, he is constantly watching the baseball club even though he is unable to play. He catches the eye of the captain of the soccer club, and while he still has lingering hopes of joining the baseball club, he decides to join the soccer club.

While he's a complete beginner, Taniguchi developed a strong spirit of hard work while in junior high school and his new teammates begin to see his potential. While he focuses all of his energy on soccer, he is unable to forget his youthful zeal for baseball and he begins umpiring baseball games in secret.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Taniguchi, Takao

Main

Nakayama

Supporting

Oota

Supporting
Fukui, Shinsuke
Japanese

Sasaki

Supporting
Taketani, Kazuki
Japanese

Muramatsu

Supporting
Taniguchi, Yuuki
Japanese

Marui

Supporting

Igarashi

Supporting
Satou, Michiru
Japanese

Konno

Supporting
Ogihara, Hideki
Japanese

Matsumoto

Supporting

Aiki

Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese

Staff

Shibuichi, Setsuko
Director
Noshitani, Mitsutaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Ueda, Kouji
Episode Director
Maejima, Kenichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

#2: "Kimi wa Nani ka ga Dekiru~Play Ball 2006~" by Tokyo 60Watts
#1: "Kimi wa nanika ga dekiru~Play Ball 2002~" by The Loose Dogs
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Ending Theme

#2: "Summertime Blues" by Tokyo 60Watts
#1: "Rainbow" by The Loose Dogs



Apr 9, 2021
Jay27_ (All reviews)
Well written!

A conflicted character Takao Taniguchi is a well written one. After injuring his finger during a baseball game, he joins the soccer club as that would be relatively easier sport to play.

Rarely do we come across the character, who no doubt, is a very hard working one but is just confused about what path to choose. Most of the characters in the sport anime don't really go through conflicts. They all have their priorities sorted, knows how to follow their passions. Takao, despite doing extremely well in the soccer, still has his heart belonging to the baseball.

Perhaps the biggest downside of the anime read more

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