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Aug 18, 2016 9:37 AM

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While the coach is pretty tough, I think his intentions are for the good.

Takumi's rebellious attitude is still a bit evident though. Meanwhile, we got some baseball practice going on. And I have to say, they need to work on teamwork a bit more.

The home run though! Also kinda liked how the episode reflected more of the melancholic mood.
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Aug 18, 2016 1:23 PM

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takumi obviously held back at his last throw because he thought Go couldnt catch it. well maybe hes right. this could get interesting
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Aug 18, 2016 1:24 PM

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I'm assuming Go got mad at Takumi because he held back on that last pitch resulting in a home run?
We only got 5 episodes left and we have yet to have an actual game. The show will probably end with the exhibition match. I gotta say I really hate the captain hopefully he gets hit by a truck or something just what a piece of shit he is.
Aug 18, 2016 1:46 PM

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The coach is being so tough!
Aug 18, 2016 1:49 PM

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Lol, four-eyes is pretty pathetic if he's quitting over a petty reason like that. What a joke.

Judging by how doubtful Takumi looked when Go said his hand was shaking from excitement, I'm going to assume he held back on that last pitch because he thought Go couldn't handle it. And look what that resulted in....a home run.
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Aug 18, 2016 2:16 PM
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Still going strong. (Kind of. Well, not really, because nothing has happened.)

F*ck the glasses kid, seriously. And we got to see Takumi actually has human emotions when he went a little easier on that last pitch. I knew it was coming, but good nonetheless.


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Aug 18, 2016 2:18 PM

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The baseball team is going to change Takumi a bit to the better. He has the chance to get his team to fight them.

Go couldn't catch Takumi fast throw and he held back afterwards, oh man. He definitely is showing more emotion and empathy now.
Aug 18, 2016 3:05 PM

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Bye bye vice-captain. No one's going to miss you. Lol.

Gotta say, this episode was good, especially that ending. Looks like Takumi held back at the last throw.... This is certainly getting interesting.

Aug 18, 2016 4:46 PM

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ooh a new ending, pretty good too
Nobunishi left ! Now they just have to delete Seiha and it will be great
Aug 18, 2016 5:12 PM

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Heated exchange with the Coach.

Well Nobunishi quit the team.

That was a fast pitch at the end.
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Aug 18, 2016 5:49 PM

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It woulda been better if they just ended it in that last fast pitch Go couldn't catch. 3/5
Aug 18, 2016 6:48 PM

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new ending 😍
Takumi held back omg
Aug 18, 2016 9:45 PM

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Pretty good episode, Takumi is still as defiant as ever.

The coach is still looking to be the absolute monarch of the team which is why Takumi still remains as defiant and the previous incidents are not helping. The coach does make some good points about how Takumi only plays for himself and doesn't think about the team.

Nobunishi quit the team, Well that was a stupid reason to quit.

The 2nd pitch to that guy was awesome, I could feel the speed/ :3
Takumi held back on the 3rd one cause Go dropped the ball and saw his hands shivering. This should prove interesting, Did Takumi lose faith in Go? Go was pretty mad there at the end.
Aug 18, 2016 9:56 PM

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bye nobunishi, no one is going to miss you.
Aug 19, 2016 9:33 AM

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Mc is such an arrogant brat... it's started to seriously grates on my nerves.
Aug 19, 2016 11:31 AM

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Well... at least he got to throw the ball
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Aug 19, 2016 12:26 PM

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Wow!!! The art and animation are impressive. This is exactly what I'm expecting. Dynamics, good shading, excellent backgrounds, details in general nad 0% 3DCG shit. Awesome work.
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Aug 19, 2016 12:39 PM

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No offense to anyone, but ya'll are so dense lol

Since ep 2 it's been established that Gou can't catch Takumis pitches so I don't know why some of you are surprised?

I know this will offend some people but it's clear that Takumi is feeling some type of way towards Gou.
Aug 19, 2016 7:08 PM

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The atmosphere in this is always weirdly dreadful.
Finally a proper dual.
Aug 19, 2016 7:27 PM

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Looks like Kadowaki is too tough for them two...

Aug 20, 2016 5:04 AM

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Not nearly enough baseball, but it's choke-full of forced drama. Most characters are insufferable brats in how they act (even some adult ones, like Otomurai - I mean, who the hell cares if a kid has long bangs, who is he to order a student to cut them, let along shave his head, he's got the baseball club and army confused or something?), with the MC being the worst of all - it's been 6 eps, more than half the show already, but he' s showing no sign of improvement in his ways or thinking and attitude. Moreover, his bullheadedness, obsession with throwing fast over anything and complete and utter disregard of the team reminds me of Furuya from Daiya no A, and this is NOT a good thing, at all. Overall, I gotta say I'm disappointed in this show.
Aug 20, 2016 12:00 PM

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I felt bad for his mom
Aug 20, 2016 2:08 PM

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thank god he resigned

Aug 21, 2016 12:35 AM

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Good episode, kind of sad about the ending though.
Aug 21, 2016 8:58 AM

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This anime is so good, too bad that we need to wait one week after each episode.
I'm enjoying more and more Takumi's interactions with Gou, the coach and the other members.
He understood that Gou couldn't catch it and threw a slower ball, even if the team relies on him. I don't know if it was a good choice or not.
Aug 22, 2016 4:02 PM

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Jesus this anime is really making a point for portraying Takumi's mother badly. As soon as the episode starts we get more complaining from her. But Takumi knocking her hand away like that when I finally thought they were having a moment was too much. Poor mother. He seriously has some issues. Does he like know he's sick or something? Overreacting that much to a gentle touch? And the grandpa is something else too-.-

Nobunishi, no one gives a shit about you. Leave.

Also that end. Gou realizing he still hasn't caught Takumi's best and then Takumi losing faith like that and throwing a little gentler. But damn Gou you don't have to rush at him.

LiquidGold said:
I gotta say I really hate the captain hopefully he gets hit by a truck or something just what a piece of shit he is.

Kaionji? Or did you mean Nobunishi, because he's the vice-captain.
Aug 22, 2016 4:21 PM
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Good riddance with Nobunishi. If you're going to quit because you hate some guy who honestly hasn't done much to you (except when Takumi "accidentally" hit him while pitching), despite pushing yourself to keep playing baseball all these years, then it's your own loss. If Takumi wanted to quit because of Nobunishi, that would make more sense, as he was physically bullied.

It's weird because I don't usually like defiant/arrogant characters, but with Takumi, I feel like it makes sense. The coach is kind of arrogant as well, at least towards Takumi, and I understand that Takumi wants his skills and effort to be recognized, in that he will be the one to bring the coach to the nationals. What's different I guess between Takumi and other characters like him is that he does have the skills to back up his big talk. His pitching is consistently accurate. Teamwork or not, it's honestly only up to Gou to be able to improve as part of the battery. I do feel bad for Gou on that last pitch though, because if that's what Takumi decided to do in a real match, they would've fallen behind. And if I were Gou, it would've felt as if Takumi was looking down on me, even if that's not what Takumi was necessarily doing.

I'm just wondering what's with Takumi's attitude to his mother, she wasn't being annoying by telling him to quit baseball anymore. I wonder if something had happened in the past that makes Takumi have this attitude with his mother, or that's just how he is...also with the pitching arm and shoulder, he's incredibly overprotective of it, there has to be a reason right?

New ED is beautiful, the song is more melancholy though in comparison to the former relaxing ED. I wonder what Seiha's role is in this series? He's been a significant presence in both EDs, and in the new one, he was crying.
Aug 23, 2016 4:18 PM

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Inugirlz said:

LiquidGold said:
I gotta say I really hate the captain hopefully he gets hit by a truck or something just what a piece of shit he is.

Kaionji? Or did you mean Nobunishi, because he's the vice-captain.

Yea I meant the vice-captain my mistake.
Aug 23, 2016 7:27 PM

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LiquidGold said:
Inugirlz said:

Kaionji? Or did you mean Nobunishi, because he's the vice-captain.

Yea I meant the vice-captain my mistake.

lol ok, I was just wondering if there was a reason to hate Kaionji that much.
Aug 24, 2016 11:15 PM

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Got to say, I really am loving this anime. It's pretty refreshing to see a show really focusing on the characters and the psychology rather than just completely on the sport. I know a lot of people are complaining about the forced drama, but I haven't felt it. They're all in middle school, what middle school kid isn't extra emotional and sensitive?

And I've seen a lot of people talk about how slow the pacing is. I think the pacing is perfect personally. This anime isn't about baseball in the strict sense, but more on the characters. If you want baseball you should probably be watching another baseball anime.

The episode was just as good as the other ones. I have a feeling this is going to be one of my top favorite anime.
Sep 4, 2016 7:38 AM

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I'm glad Nobunishi left. I'm definitely not going to miss him. And I keep wondering if something happened between Takumi and his mom in the past. Every time they are interacting they end up like in this ep. I'm getting a feeling Takumi isn't very fond of her. Also, the new ending is pretty and I hope to see more of Seiha soon.
Sep 6, 2016 2:42 AM

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Everyone's so high-strung in this series: Takumi, his mother, his coach. The only likable characters so far are Gou, Seiha and his grandfather.
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Sep 7, 2016 10:04 PM

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Had to chuckle at the beginning. "You were touching a pitcher's shoulder." "I was touching my son's shoulder." Interesting to see how the grandpa and mom see Takumi in completely separate lights.

Boy, the collectivism is showing. On one hand everyone is prattling on about being obedient for the team or the school. Takumi, on the other hand, has only been thinking about himself. It's interesting to see how leaning too far towards collectivism or individualism can both lead to selfishness.

I'm betting Takumi held back on that final pitch when he saw how shook up Gou was.
Sep 26, 2016 10:28 PM

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Six episodes, arrive a half of season and the series more speak, more feelings, but for the moment, the baseball is a pretty desilusion. The series is a personal drama...and until now has had ups and downs, but nothing special....

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Oct 16, 2016 1:09 PM
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Takumi seriously needs to chill.

People are mad at mom for always being angry with Takumi but did you see how he treats her?! She was just concerned and he lashed out at her like if she punshed him. I don't care if it's his pitching shoulder, it won' break from a pet and there are far nicer ways of going around saying it.

Secondly he does not even bother to be engage with a team, to show some interest. He just acts like I know it all pro when he is just 13. If he keep this up, he'll never be a pro cause no one likes people like him. He is far more frustrating than Goru initially was.

I really hope he gets crashed in the game so his ego finally crumbles.

And while glasses guy was pathetic for bullying to begin with, his reason for quitting is not that unreasonable. He never really liked baseball and now team has a stuck up Takumi who keeps infuriating everyone around him. It was only logical for the guy to quit and save himself from frustration.
Nov 8, 2016 4:40 AM

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Takumi is a geniune piece of shit and I enjoy seeing bad things happen to him. The way he acts towards others, I doubt it's even human! It's cause there are people like Go and his brother that seem to just take it all and therefore seem to allow him to do whatever the fuck he wants.

Fuck this anime, it makes me so angry. Is it even about baseball? Or is it a study in 13-year old assholes and their effects on other decent people?
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May 28, 2019 2:34 AM

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The coach in this series is an incredible asshole. Constantly trying to punish Takumi for having an opinion about anything. If the coach was angry at Takumi for reasonable things it wouldn't be so bad but he loses it over the smallest things.

Grabbing a kid's shirt and yelling at him? Getting physical with him?

But perhaps most important: telling him he 'doesn't care about his opinion on Nobunishi, he only cares about a functional team'? True, Takumi was actually pretty okay with Nobunishi, but Takumi was assaulted because of Nobunishi. It would be completely reasonable if he had some issues. Act like a fucking adult.

It's hard to be angry about Takumi's 'arrogance' when almost all the people around him are so incompetent. The only character he has been unreasonably unfair to has been Seiha, and that has been because of his mother's pressure partially as well.

His mother's reactions are understandable, but there's a feeling there's more going on.
Dec 12, 2019 9:35 AM

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That was great pitching by Harada to Kadowaki, but it seems like that was almost a home run though.

I wonder what will be the verdict, match or no match?
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