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Synonyms: Moshi Koukou Yakyuu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no Management wo Yondara, What If a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker's, Drucker in the Dug-Out
Japanese: もしドラ


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 25, 2011 to May 6, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Mondays at 22:55 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.881 (scored by 88858,885 users)
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Ranked: #46352
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Popularity: #4512
Members: 21,680
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Minami joins her High School baseball team as a team manager after finding out that her best friend Yuuki is in the hospital and can't be a team manager any more. In order to try to fill in for Yuuki and to help out the team the best she can, she goes out to find a book on how to manage a baseball team.

Unfortunately, she accidentally buys Peter Drucker's book called "Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices" which is actually about how to properly manage a business. Because she couldn't return the book, she decides to read it anyway and to try to apply the business management concepts to the baseball team so that way they can go on and win the Nationals.


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Oogami, Yuuma
Hamana, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Kobayashi, Atsushi
Episode Director, Production Manager


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Apr 30, 2011
One big question in deciding whether to watch Moshidora or not is to ask yourself if you like realistic anime. There are no "power ups" and the characters are very human.

Story (9): A key concept to this anime is applying business theory to managing a baseball team. For example "Marketing" is useful to the team because people can find beneficial interactions (e.g. joint practice with track team). I think this concept is executed well enough though. It is slow but every development makes sense. The pacing actually reminds me more of cross game than one outs or major although ...
Jul 21, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Moshidora was not very exciting I have to say. Yet, after the slow start this show finally made a connection with me right before it finished. It also made the list of very few shows to have made me cry. Actually the concept of the story is rather original - what happens if your manager read Drucker's book on management?

Despite Minami's dislike for baseball she decides to become the team's manager until her hospitalized friend gets discharged. Unfortunately the story is rather average starting after she buys the book, but the execution is done rather well and it is still rather enjoyable. Our horrible team ...
May 8, 2011
'Moshidora' is based on a best selling Japanese novel (translated) 'What If the Girl Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker's "Management"?' I am not making this up, the title really is that long. The anime title is an abbreviation.
The novel may have swept No.1 spot in every major book ranking chart in Japan with over 2.5 million copies sold in less than a year and half, but the anime adaptation is nothing but complete and utter failure.

One can tell how badly this show was neglected within minutes. Almost all the characters and backgrounds are nearly frozen! Not only that, there is absolutely ...

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