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Oct 22, 2010 10:34 PM

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I want to know more about the manager. D:
I had to go back and listen to Base Ball Bear's op in the first season because it seemed reasonable to do so.
Jan 19, 2011 5:49 PM

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Wraped it up nicely,as expected. 10/10

"Only the dead have seen the end of war".
Feb 8, 2011 11:55 AM

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I'm satisfied with the ending, yet I'm crying because Oofuri's just so wonderful and I want more! I really fell in love with Nishiura! ♥ I can't stop replaying the ending... I never even liked the song until the show actually ended ;___;
Jul 24, 2011 9:58 AM

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Another great season.
Dec 3, 2011 12:02 AM

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10/10!!! i hope they'll do the third season soon!!!!!!!!!
Feb 15, 2012 8:36 PM

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Tuzo said:
Another great season.
inn0centdem0n said:
10/10!!! i hope they'll do the third season soon!!!!!!!!!
Aug 26, 2012 3:49 PM

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My heart felt warm inside. Aww. And that goal, loved it! is there going to be a 3rd season i wonder.

-He has a nice smile.
''You never had a hard day in your life, have you?''
Dec 4, 2012 6:41 PM

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I was thinking about watching Major after this, but I guess not.

They better get that goal!!!

Loved it.
May 1, 2013 1:29 PM
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Hey there, can someone explain me how High School tournaments works? Im a little confused because they were in the Invitational Tournament (Spring Koshien) and now they say the next ones were the Newcomers and Fall Tournaments. How about the Summer Koshien? Does the Spring one works as a qualifying for the Summer one?
May 10, 2013 3:58 AM
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Hey there, can someone explain me how High School tournaments works? Im a little confused because they were in the Invitational Tournament (Spring Koshien) and now they say the next ones were the Newcomers and Fall Tournaments. How about the Summer Koshien? Does the Spring one works as a qualifying for the Summer one?

I researched High School baseball a while back and this is what I remember: 1st years can't participate in Spring Koushien. Nishiura was participating to qualify for the Summer Koushien, not the Invitational.
Just to explain a bit further: Japan has 47 prefectures and the best team from each prefecture makes it to Summer Koushien (except for Tokyo and some other prefecture that I forgot the name of - they get to take 2 teams ot the tournament; so all in all, there are 49 teams that make it to Summer Koushien). Each prefecture has some sort of "Koushien preliminaries" (this is what you saw in the anime - the 170 schools were all from the Saitama prefecture, competing for the right to go to Koushien). Basically, the school that wins all the matches in their prefecture goes to Koushien. I think the Summer Koushien is then held in August.

I haven't read anything about the Newcomers tournament, but from what I gathered from the anime/manga, it's a really short tournament (you only play 3 matches) in each of the prefectures to determine whether you are going to be seeded for the Fall tournament. I think the Newcomers tournament is happening around the same time as Koushien (the schools that made it to Koushien don't have to participate in the Newcomers sicne they're already automatically seeded for Fall).

Then the regional Fall tournaments start (in each prefecture, I assume). I didn't find anything on that, but they mentioned this thing called "Meiji Jingu Baseball Tournament" which is a Fall tournament held in Tokyo in November and I'm guessing the regional Fall tournaments are preliminaries for the Meiji Jingu tournament (in the same way they have preliminaries for Koushien). The Fall tournament is not as popularas the two Koushiens, but it's still important, because the teams that do well in the fall will likely be invited to Spring Koushien (the reason why Spring Koushien is called "Invitational" is the fact that the Japanese High School Baseball Federation invites the teams, as opposed to Summer Koushien where teams get in based on the wins).
Spring Koushien is held in March and I think that's it.

- in Japan, they start school in April
- Summer Koushien is held in August (the preliminaries to determine which teams get to Koushien are obviously held before that - during June and/or July, I think)
- Newcomers is most likely held at the same time as Summer Koushien
- Meiji Jingu (Fall tournament) is held in November (again, regional Fall tournaments are held before that, probably to determine who gets to go to Meiji Jingu - most likely in September and/or October)
- Spring Koushien is held in March (but 1st years can't attend)
Jul 6, 2013 2:48 AM

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Great sequel, really going to miss watching this especially now that characters have had some revelations and serious development. It was good to see Mihashi finally able to be a bit open with Abe and the smile really hit it home.

"National conquest" That was a pretty big surprise from Mihashi, I may start the manga to see if they can make it happen.
Nov 2, 2013 5:02 PM

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9/10 ~ Can't help but smile when I watch this. Really beautiful series. Met all of my expectations before I started season 1. Love the characters - even some from the opposing teams like Kanou and Daichi. I need more of this show. Might start on the manga when I have time, as well as the Special ep. ALSO: This goes (almost) on par with Chihayafuru in terms of how emotional I got out of it. So, probably the second most emotional show ever for me. =P

If I were to compare this to CG? Uh hard choice. I'll probably rewatch CG first because I rate/judge differently as time passes by. But I definitely liked OF's characters better and humour/atmosphere/moments too. In comparison to One Outs and Moshidora... Not even a battle. One Outs is fun and all but doesn't strike (lol) me emotionally. Moshidora not even close.


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Jan 6, 2014 8:25 PM

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Such an amazing series. I loved every second of it. Even with this episode I was as satisfied and it was so funny to watch Abe and Mihashi hold a conversation. when Abe was waiting on Mihashi to order his food and was yelling at him oh I couldn't stop laughing, and then when Abe witnessed Mihashi's smile for the first time...just hilarious.

Oh man I will miss this anime so much, I've really grown attached to the characters, and I loved the way this story was told. I can't believe I was mad at the pacing in the first season, only to come to such an appreciation of the details later on. This anime is beautiful and the sequel was just as good or dare I say better than its prequel. I can't stress just how much I've enjoyed this ride, I may even pick up the manga. man I want to see more of this!!!! why isn't there a third season already!? >.<
Modified by lovexLuffy, Feb 2, 2014 11:34 PM

Feb 2, 2014 3:37 AM

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It was a mistake of me to watch this so late. Thought it would be boring but boy, i was wrong!! Never thought baseball would be fun to watch!! Now I understand the mechanics of the game!! Informative, interesting and amusing anime!!

No third season yet? Oh well, just have to wait!!!
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~Fruit Basket
Mar 6, 2014 8:42 AM

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To me , this is 10/10. I really enjoyed it . For me , its rare to see such realistic highschoolers sport - type anime these days. Unlike kuroko no basket or any other exaggerated sports anime , this one easily captures my heart. I've watched the first season on 2007 too and rewatched it this year continuing with the second season and it was really cool. I hope to see the sequel ....going to read to manga :)
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Sep 20, 2014 11:43 PM

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I accidentally ended spending almost all the time to study for my midterm tests to marathon this series in 4 days XD It's really a worthwhile and fun ride! I regret that I hesitated to watch this before =3= ugh...

10/10! Hope I still do well in the midterms :( :x

Gotta pick up the manga real fast >.<

BTW, Considering the manga's popularity in japan and how far ahead it is, Why does A-1 Picture still not saying anything about another season??? Are the sales for the anime bad? (Sorry just wanted to know)
Modified by Kumaken, Sep 21, 2014 12:48 AM
Mar 30, 2016 9:55 PM

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It's a classic wrap up episode but still pretty nice. I'm rating this 8/10, just a touch under the first season. I enjoyed their growth but this season was really painful for me.

When will season three come? :(
Apr 30, 2016 6:42 AM

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10/10 ^o^

i hope there will be a third season ;-;
Nov 4, 2016 9:20 PM
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It's kinda sad season 3 never happened. Seeing Mihashi and Abe working together would be really interesting.
Feb 14, 2018 8:38 AM

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It's really sad that there will be no third season.
I'll be missing you Tajima, Kanou, Izumi, and Mizutani.
Modified by aknsss, Feb 25, 2018 1:22 AM
Sep 4, 2018 11:26 PM

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That was a fun ride. I never thought I'd enjoy a sports anime, but the characters were great and the matches were intense.

It's been 8 years so I guess S3 is never happening. What a shame :(
Mar 12, 6:43 AM

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Mihashi spoke a lot, amazing stuff!
Mar 17, 5:57 PM

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Disappointed that they lost, but it was inevitable because their opponents researched them. I was more disappointed by the fact that they weren't hard hit by the loss. The characters also need to be sharpen because they are dull most of them, I kinda don't remember the side characters names except for Hanai and Tajima. I loved Momo, she made the series more fun. I wished there was another season.

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