Taishou Yakyuu Musume.

Taisho Baseball Girls

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Alternative Titles

English: Taisho Baseball Girls
Synonyms: Taishou Era Baseball Daughters, Taishou Era Baseball Girls
Japanese: 大正野球娘。


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:59 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, TBS, Movic
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 60626,062 users)
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Ranked: #21352
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Popularity: #4088
Members: 18,409
Favorites: 34

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In 1925 (year 14 of the Taisho era) baseball is still quite unknown in Japan and there are only a few male teams. After being told by a baseball player that women should become housewives instead of going to school, 14-year-old Akiko invites her friend Koume to start a baseball team in order to prove him wrong. During this time, when even running was considered too vulgar for women, baseball is known as "what the boys do" and they face many difficulties when having to find enough members, to get permission from their parents and also when learning about the sport itself, which they soon discover to be more difficult than expected.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

"Romantic Strike (浪漫ちっくストライク)" by Kanae Itou, Mai Nakahara, Kana Ueda and Mamiko Noto

Ending Theme

"Yume Miru Kokoro (ユメ・ミル・ココロ)" by Kanae Itou

Oct 2, 2009
drf (All reviews)
Taishou Yakyuu Musume was a nice surprise in this Summer 2009 season.

While most "moe-oriented" shows nowadays tend to let their own cuteness take over and steal the spotlight, Taishou avoids this pitfall by not letting go of the baseball focus but few times when to flesh out their characters.
As a slice-of-life show, the most remarkable aspect in this anime is the setting, which takes place in Japan’s 20s, providing an interesting background for the story to unfold. The cultural differences between now and then are definitely the show’s greatest highlight, because it not even once stops being interesting. This show is a great look on read more
Sep 2, 2013
maybelletea (All reviews)
I loved the idea of Japanese girls forming their own school baseball team in 1925, and I wasn't disappointed. Though the show is sadly short (and it could've done much more with a longer run), the 12 episode series was still very enjoyable by itself. The feminist vibe ran through the whole course of the show; it's true they were not met by obstacles they couldn't eventually overcome, but it wasn't completely unrealistic. The girls still struggled to be taken seriously.

There are few intense baseball moments as it is mainly a slice-of-life type of show with very tiny hints of romance (with or read more
Jun 5, 2013
pleochroic (All reviews)
Taishou yakyuu musume had the misfortune to be on my schedule soon after Ookiku furikabutte, and since the latter shone brightly, the former paled rather severely. well, in some ways that's the fairest way to judge a show, in comparison to its peers.

the story's premise is quite promising, a show about girls playing baseball in the early taishou period (1920s) could be very interesting. alas, this anime doesn't strike a blow for realistic feminism, indeed it doesn't even try. some lip service is paid to resistance by others, but in fact there are no real difficulties to overcome, even the 11th hour read more
Jul 15, 2014
fresh_blankets (All reviews)
This anime is a wonderful thing, and I was incredibly happy to find and watch it.

I personally loved the idea of girls playing baseball, especially in 1925, where they would no doubt be told they couldn't.
The first few episodes were pretty slow-paced as they tried to gain permission from the school and find members, but once they do the plot picks up straight away as they practice and become a greater team.

The story was interesting and kept me hanging for what happens next.
The art was fairly good, not my favorite style, but nice nonetheless.
I didn't pay much attention to the soundtracks, but the read more

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