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Jun 17, 2010 3:36 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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So it was the end of the game and we see the result at last.

I would never have thought a baseball Anime could make me cry this much..
Mihashi has grown as a person so much through this game.
The animation was stunning - the way camera followed the ball around was really incredible.
 
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Jun 17, 2010 5:52 PM
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I agree with you nami_k, I cried like if I was watching some drama anime >_>

In fact, they had to lose on day or another at least to be keep the story realistic : the team is new, they're only 1rst year...
I did not really care about that, I just didn't want them to lose against *that* team with this despitful Roka guy.
I pissed me off since the very beginning.

Like you said, the animation was great, the music conveyed the suspense and the action until the end...

Really, they have so much to learn, so many ways to make them grow as a team... too bad this is nearly over.

GREAT episode !
 
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Jun 17, 2010 7:53 PM

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Nooooo! T.T I'd understand what Nishihiro had to go through, he must really feel overwhelmed by everyone... At least he tried. I'll expect the Niishura team to become a better team next year! It makes you wonder how Coach Momo's feeling... =\
皆、本当に頑張った! =]

Looks like in the next episode we'll be seeing a lot for of the Abe Household. And we get to see Abe's lil bro finally!!!! xD
 
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Jun 18, 2010 6:32 AM

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Most awesome episode in both seasons so far, in my opinion.
The animation was brilliant and they even used some new songs from the soundtrack.
Even though it's sad that they lost, it's still one of the better aspects of this show which makes it realistic and touching and it helped Mihash realize that he should think by himself(that's very important!).
I think this season is somehow much better than the first, though, of course, I loved the first one as well;)
 
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Jun 18, 2010 6:43 AM
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this episode makes me cry...I can feel their emotions even though it's an anime...T_T
 
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Jun 18, 2010 1:42 PM

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OMG! I knew they will lose but why do I still so sad for them?
I feel bad for nishihiro! he got so much pressure and ... T^T
 
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Jun 18, 2010 3:20 PM
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There is still something I don't understand in how they played against Bijo

Why did Abe/Momokan took so much time to realize their pitch callings/batting skills had been studied by their opponent ?
I mean 1) of course you can't stay a "no data team" until the end of a tournament and 2) they should have expected a team like Bijo to be cautious enough to have their own plan and strategy to win.

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Jun 19, 2010 12:53 PM

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A masterful episode. Hold on tight if you haven't seen it yet, because this episode was breathtakingly brilliant. Best Oofuri episode I gotta say!

 
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Jun 19, 2010 12:55 PM

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I cried. TwT 'nuff said.
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Jun 20, 2010 8:30 AM
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Translator was traveling again this weekend. Look for a Wednesday morning release. You can save more tears that way.
 
Jun 20, 2010 9:49 AM

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Heibi said:
Translator was traveling again this weekend. Look for a Wednesday morning release. You can save more tears that way.


thanks for the info. ^_^

 
Jun 20, 2010 4:47 PM
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so no 3rd season? or...?
Devil in the details
 
Jun 21, 2010 6:34 PM

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Haha this episode made a lot of people emotional, even me. I wasn't expecting to be teary from a baseball anime! But yeah at the end I really felt the emotion of them losing and trying so hard. I hope they still continue this anime after this season! But yeah the animation was stellar in this episode, really caught the action. Loved it.


 
Jun 21, 2010 8:58 PM
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this episode was awesome. animation and music used was so suspenseful. i actually thought they might just make it thru but yea reality kicked them in the ass. but i gez thats ok since this is oofuri and reality is its best part. hoping for season 3. oofuri is the best sports anime evar!!!!!!!!!!
 
Jun 23, 2010 9:20 AM

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Has anyone read the manga? Is this the end or it will continue with other tournaments( I know that it's another episode but still, it could end)?

And I just loved the ending of the match. It's sad but realistic, not like a cheap American movie where the weakest player scores a homerun in the last moment, saving the team.




 
Jun 23, 2010 10:15 AM

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I'm speechless atm. I guess this was the best episode so far at this season. It was full of emotion and development.

nami_k said:
I would never have thought a baseball Anime could make me cry this much..
Mihashi has grown as a person so much through this game.
The animation was stunning - the way camera followed the ball around was really incredible.


I agree with every words on it.
 
Jun 23, 2010 10:26 AM

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This was quite possibly my favorite episode yet. Absolutely wonderful in every way. I was expecting the loss, but not expecting that I would cry with them. =)
 
Jun 23, 2010 10:35 AM
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First I was like daamn, we are near the end the anime, i couldn't stand it.

Then I got pumped up, it was like Mihashi's entousiasm got through my PC to deliver his feelings, just fantastic.

No matter how impossible the victory was, i believed on the victory until the very end.

Then I didn't realize, what happened.

Finally Mihashi starts to cries and so do I, like a freakin crybaby, this is just how intense the episode was, no need from things like EPIC, it wouldn't be sufficent, just watch it, the decade has just begun and see how fantastic anime we can see so fast.

How the hell we can say dans old times were better when you see that?

Anime is not dead folks, you need a proof, there it is.
 
Jun 23, 2010 11:10 AM
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Brilliant ep, everything was gr8 about it. Except the fact that it signals the end of S2.
nami_k said:

I would never have thought a baseball Anime could make me cry this much..

Cross Game made me cry like a baby multiple times:D Oofuri just makes my eyes water a bit. (The magnitude of the events in the 2 shows are very different though.)
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Has anyone read the manga? Is this the end or it will continue with other tournaments( I know that it's another episode but still, it could end)?

There's much, much more but it isnt scanlated yet. So, no this isn't the end of the story, they still have 4 Koshiens till graduation, lots of matches, lots of potential for a S3 if sales go well.
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Jun 23, 2010 11:11 AM

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When they started to cry I found myself crying too T________T

I feel so amazed yet frustrated. This is why I love Oofuri ♥
 
Jun 23, 2010 11:24 AM

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Oh, what a great match. It didn't make me cry, though. Maybe it's because I'm a man? Or maybe it's just because they're first-years?
Anyways, the anime itself delivered even more than the first season. Now I'll just patiently wait for another season.
 
Jun 23, 2010 11:28 AM

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Great episode. I hope there'll be a third season too. The first DVD/BD is coming out tomorrow, so we'll be smarter by the next week. If the sales will be only as half as good as the first season's was, I think we can expect a sequel.
 
Jun 23, 2010 11:54 AM
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Got mine yesterday from CDJapan. Came with mini-posters of Mihashi and Abe with the voice actor sigs. The baseball cards were neat too.
 
Jun 23, 2010 12:42 PM

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Wow, I can't believe I started tearing up when they lost. This isn't your average baseball anime, it's actually pretty deep. xD

Now I want a 3rd season even more! Major got 6 seasons, hopefully Oofuri will as well. :P
 
Jun 23, 2010 2:54 PM

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Such a sad yet inspirational episode. I'm glad Mihashi is finally discovering his self worth, that he doesn't always have to listen and obey the catcher's signs, he can make his own discissions when it comes to what pitches he makes.
 
Jun 23, 2010 2:57 PM

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Wow, the cheering for Nishihiro made it seem like more than they were just supporting him to hit. It made it feel like he could get a hit to tie with the way they were cheering.

I felt sad that they lost. They still do have a couple years left though.

Yay, Mihashi is growing more of a backbone there. He realized he has a responsibility as part of the battery too. Yay. I can't wait for more...sadly one more episode this season.
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Jun 23, 2010 3:51 PM

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I also cried TT___TT I felt my stomach ache when Nishihiro fell to the ground and started crying~ I wanted to hug him and tell him what an amazing guy his is to be able to go there and do his best in that situation even though it was his first time ever to step in to the batters box! >3<
 
Jun 23, 2010 4:39 PM
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The emotional impact was just too huge in this episode and the direction was truly unbelievably good as usual. The music pieces outlined the action like they were part of the animation too and the character development is simply top notch. Probably one of the best, if not the best episode of the year.

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Jun 23, 2010 5:21 PM
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Nishihiro's at-bat was amazing- the music, the animation, the increase in volume- easily one of the best highlights for me in the season so far! I'm really disappointed that the next one is the last; they better make a third season!
 
Jun 23, 2010 6:30 PM

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I didn't cry but it was an intense, emotional episode. Nishihiro's at-bat scene gave me goosebumps. I really hope they make a third season.
 
Jun 23, 2010 7:20 PM

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loved the episode. now i want to pick up the manga, could anyone tell me roughly what volume this episode or season is so I know where i could potentially pick up. ty in advance.

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Jun 23, 2010 7:22 PM

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Why am I so happy even though they lost? Mihashi. He matured a lot in this episode and displayed a tremendous amount of toughness when he could've easily unraveled. He gets it now. He really gets it. I'd love to get a third season, so we can see the battery continue to grow. That final run they scored was thrilling and that sequence was beautifully animated. Nishihiro's at bat was interesting. As much as he tried to remind himself of what he needed to do, his body language was oozing fear and nervousness. It was a little difficult to watch.
 
Jun 23, 2010 7:46 PM
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I am still in a state of awe after watching this episode. Just wow.

I can't believe how strongly the emotions of the whole team got through to me here; I guess that shows some spectacular storytelling!! Although it was sad seeing the team lose, I'm glad that the anime is being realistic- as a team of first years they had to lose at some point! And seeing the way the team came together at the end of the episode and deal with their loss made me really feel for them.

As for Mihashi, I could not have been happier seeing him this episode, how much he has grown! I couldn't help but feel so proud of him!!! And the fact that Abe knows their battery relationship needs to change too I think is great... I am very excited to see their talk next episode!
And poor Nishihiro... I could feel his nervousness oozing out of my computer monitor. But he really did try, can't ask for more than that! Talk about a lot of pressure on him.

Just an absolutely amazing episode! It's been quite some time since an anime has impacted me so much. Just a marvelous job!
 
Jun 23, 2010 8:30 PM

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Speechless. Best sports anime I've seen. Bumped up to a 10.
 
Jun 23, 2010 8:37 PM

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I put a 4/5 just because the episode broke my heart into a million pieces.

I'm usually the type who literally tears up/cries/sobs when something sad/emotional happens in an anime. But I think this episode puts the word "tragic" on a whole new level. I was so heartbroken to the point that I was unable to cry it out. It was so sad.

That being said. The fact that they were able to convey so much in this one episode is brilliant. I also loved the new music that was put in there. My favourite moment is when Mihashi realizes that it's okay for him to shake off signs and truly take on that role of the ace. I also liked Nishihiro's at bat too. So much tension and emotions, it's crazy.

Some one please tell me that there's going to be a third season. PLEASE ;___;
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Jun 24, 2010 12:47 AM

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O_O I never thought I'd cry over a baseball anime but this one did it. My god I'm bumping this up to a 10 as well even though it is shorter I think it surpasses the first season. I felt so bad for Nishihiro and loved the character developments of Mihashi and when the music kicked in near the end of the game I just lost it.

I agree with Jacut best anime episode so far this year heck best anime episode i've seen in a long time. I want Third season VERY MUCH. Or at least have the manga get better scanlators...
 
Jun 24, 2010 1:23 AM

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Holy crap that was intense... The background music at the end was so epic.
 
Jun 24, 2010 1:40 AM

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Great strides all around. Oofuri, Brotherhood and Rainbow surely left the anime fanbase with awe. Banzai Anime!

Season 3 is a must!

Thats all i wanted to say!

 
Jun 24, 2010 1:44 AM

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Wow, sport title can be so brilliance.

Already decide the score for this season

9/10
 
Jun 24, 2010 2:14 AM

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Wow, sport title can be so brilliance.

Already decide the score for this season

9/10


10/10 for me. :D

 
Jun 24, 2010 2:32 AM

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Jacut said:
The emotional impact was just too huge in this episode and the direction was truly unbelievably good as usual. The music pieces outlined the action like they were part of the animation too and the character development is simply top notch. Probably one of the best, if not the best episode of the year.
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Speechless. Best sports anime I've seen. Bumped up to a 10.

My thoughts in a nutshell.

Whole episode, no, whole season was fucking brilliant. Absolutely perfect. This episode really took the cake. Golden episode. Oh god, the emotions, the direction (oh my god, the camera work was stunning!), the new music when Nishihiro was at bat, the support, the cheering, the teamwork, the development, Mihashi's epiphany bringing the whole two season to full circle with his development, the sportsmanship. Oh god, the whole thing was just so damn beautiful. I cannot express my love of this show in a proper way. Definitely the best show that premiered this season, and one of the best this year. BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT!!
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Jun 24, 2010 6:23 AM

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Awesomeness!
 
Jun 25, 2010 12:19 AM

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That was splendid. The emotions I felt when watching this episode like I was there watching it live. One more episode (plus the special in Bluray) and man, it's gonna end already? There's no news for another season? I want moar***
 
Jun 25, 2010 4:07 AM

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shanimebib said:
fertygo said:
Wow, sport title can be so brilliance.

Already decide the score for this season

9/10


10/10 for me. :D

love to give this one 10 honestly, but well its not "there" yet :p
 
Jun 25, 2010 6:33 AM

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This episode surpassed the word "masterpiece" by far. Even though I knew they would lose, this left me speechless and I admit I had teary eyes at the end. Give the director of this episode an award. Not only for the brilliant use of the camera.

Amazing, simply amazing. A-1 Pictures please work on a third season as soon as possible!
 
Jun 25, 2010 7:35 AM

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For all those wanting a 3rd season, there is one very, very important thing you MUST do.

BUY THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE DVDS (R2J) OR BLU-RAY DISCS OF THE 2ND SEASON.

Why would they want to make a 3rd season if the money is not there? The 2nd season was made is because 1st season DVDs sold an average of more than 15,000 copies per volume.

Unless you help to support the show by buying the original Japanese DVDs or Blu-Ray discs of the 2nd season, you have absolutely no right to demand / request for a 3rd season of Oofuri.
 
Jun 25, 2010 7:17 PM

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*STILL HOLDING BACK THE TEARS*

I.. DIDN'T.. CRY... SO.... NEXT TIME THEY WILL WIN!

Mihashi grew as a character and pitcher, I think abe-kun and mihashi will become better friends out of this, even if it will be tough for them.

This episode made S2.

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Jun 26, 2010 3:16 AM
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Best episode of the season! Fantastic animation, wonderful BGM that sets the atmosphere and great character development, especially Mihashi. I felt really bad for Nishihiro during his last at-bat... Absolutely heart-wrenching.

I knew that Nishiura would lose this game, but the defeat was brilliantly well-done that I wouldn't hate to watch it.

So I guess the next episode would follow S1's format (aftermath and reflections).
I want moarrrr!!!
 
Jun 27, 2010 6:20 PM

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i figured they would lose but it still sucked when it happened they still have alot of time they are only first years this series could go on forever but the wait time is going to suck

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Jul 1, 2010 8:14 PM

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It was really intense towards the end, too bad Nishiura lost ;____;
 
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