Ookiku Furikabutte: Kihon no Kihon

Big Windup! The Basics of Basics

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Synonyms: Ookiku Furikabutte - The Basics of Basics, Oofuri, Ohkiku Furikabutte, Swing Big!
Japanese: おおきく振りかぶって 基本のキホン
English: Big Windup! The Basics of Basics
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 27, 2008
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.231 (scored by 76817,681 users)
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Ranked: #31002
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Popularity: #5739
Members: 13,380
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In the summer before Ren Mihashi makes his high school baseball debut, another drama is playing out at Musashino High. The short-statured Naoto Kaguyama feels threatened by freshman pitcher Motoki Haruna after seeing how seriously he trains. Afraid that Haruna will take his place on the mound, Kaguyama tries to understand why such a devoted player came to their low-ranked school, and how to build their team into one more befitting of a player of Haruna's skill.

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Ookiku Furikabutte: Kihon no Kihon originally aired only on Japanese TV networks BS-TBS and MBS TV's "Anime Shower" slot on August 19, 2007. The special was released on DVD by Funimation Entertainment on September 29, 2009.

Characters & Voice Actors


Fukunaga, Gen
Executive Producer
Hamaguchi, Shirou
Doty, Terri
ADR Director
Yoshida, Takahiko
Character Design


Opening Theme

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"Seishun Line (青春ライン)" by Ikimonogakari

Ending Theme

Episode Videos


Aug 6, 2017
Rate an 8
English Dubbed

I will stagger a guess. i believe one of your thoughts is why an 8? Why not lower or better yet higher?

Art wise this work is wonderful. The characters along with the scenery is rich in color. Animations are smooth.

Sound- crisp and clear

Characters- individualistic and ripe with personal aspects.
Mar 25, 2008
This episode is a side story about Haruna, who was a small supporting character in the regular season of Ookiku Furikabutte. (I read somewhere that this story was actually written first.) It can be watched alone without seeing the series and doesn't expect you to know anything about the rest of the show. So... even if you haven't seen Oofuri, you can watch this!! ;D

This single episode tells the story of a really good high school rookie and the dynamic he creates on his new high school's baseball team; more specifically, how another pitcher reacts when faced with all the talent and ...

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