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May 14, 2009 7:46 PM

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Good episode. Honda making a comeback, and Goro made a friend :D.
Apr 11, 2010 10:15 PM

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wonder if Toshi is going to be his catcher for the rest of this series?

wouldn't a ligament injury in your elbow stop you from swinging a bat too?

I think that people will have a hard time believing that Shigeno didn't go easy on him.

I hate parents like Toshi's, they think that anything important to their children is nothing more than a bargaining chip :/
not only did she use it to blackmail him but she also threw it away, its like she has absolutely no respect for him whatsoever :/
Apr 18, 2012 9:03 PM

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What a sweet episode, Toshi looks like a good, loyal friend.

Surprised Honda is able to swing a bad after a supposedly serious ligament injury.
May 2, 2012 9:22 PM

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Ahhh.. Friendship is a nice thing, isn't it? I am so touched..
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Apr 29, 2013 8:08 PM

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The hits just keep on coming. They manage to fit so much into one episode, its quite nice.
Dec 20, 2013 2:06 PM

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Ohmigod, Toshi is so adorable and he'll be even cuter when he grows up.

WolfWood37 said:
They manage to fit so much into one episode, its quite nice.

I know right?! It's amazing how much I get from just one episode!


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Apr 8, 2014 4:03 AM

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what a bitch mother
Dec 26, 2014 8:35 AM

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Wait . . . So he is 5 years old and his mother is already like "You need to study for your future!" . . . I also noticed he had cake in his room. Does she not care if he grows into a little chubby kid? I mean she seems to not want him to exercise at all . . .

Anyways, super happy that his dad might make a comeback, kind of had a sad life after last episode, would be nice to see something go right again in his life.
Apr 28, 2015 10:26 AM

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Toshi's mom is seriously horrible.

Great for the dad but ...tbh, wouldn't his injury affect batting as well??
Jun 25, 2015 12:45 PM

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Awwwwn, that was so fucking sweet :3
Everything went right. Well, for now.

Shigeno is a bro. He did what he had to, that mean giving him no chance. Making it easy would only have made his failures more bitter in the ligue.

From the preview, I guess his dad don't want him to join a team because he don't wanna see him get hurt..? On the other hand, they play with softballs, so...

Also, I feel ya' Goro... I'm not a super fan of baseball, but when I tell people I love it, it's always : ''You love baseball?! But it's so boring...'' :|
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Jul 20, 2015 2:37 AM

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toshi's mum is a cunt.

also, thanks FUCK for goro's dad. misunderstanding crisis averted.
Aug 5, 2015 1:31 AM

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Solid episode. I wonder how long Honda has left in his career.
Aug 12, 2015 3:01 PM

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Honda being able to bat seems a bit too convenient. I mean, he's still injured right ? I'd think you'd need both arms for that. Especially for hitting a homerun against the number one pitcher of the team... But w/e, for the sake of the plot i guess.

And also the overused trope of the strict japanese housewife. Gotta wonder if it's just a cliché or if women are really that annoying over there :p
Mar 20, 2016 2:00 PM

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Now that's more like it, pretty great episode :) Good to see Honda was able to pass the batting test, with a homerun at that. I can't believe how much of a bitch Toshi's mom is. The kid isn't even in elementary school yet and she's forcing all that crap on to him >_>

Tyestor said:
toshi's mum is a cunt.

also, thanks FUCK for goro's dad. misunderstanding crisis averted.

He gave him some great advice, pretty cool dad and character so far.
Apr 13, 2016 4:02 PM

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Nice hit Honda!
Goro found himself a friend to play catch ball with, too bad that his mother is the type who only thinks about studying.
May 2, 2016 11:54 PM

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Tyestor said:
also, thanks FUCK for goro's dad. misunderstanding crisis averted.

More anime need Koyasu Takehito's wise advises. He could prevent stupid conflicts in so many shoujos lol.

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Jul 30, 2016 9:31 AM

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ZetaZaku said:
Tyestor said:
also, thanks FUCK for goro's dad. misunderstanding crisis averted.

More anime need Koyasu Takehito's wise advises. He could prevent stupid conflicts in so many shoujos lol.

I saw this episode yesterday and I told the same advise to my 13 year old niece. She had quarreled with a girl friend. But today she sent me a selfie with them together again!
Aug 16, 2017 2:32 AM

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This show really does seem to pack a lot of content into one episode without the pacing feeling too fast. It's very easy to watch.
Dec 8, 2017 3:12 PM

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Comeback here we go.

And new friend is the first step for a future team.
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Jan 14, 2018 4:38 PM

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I was so happy when he was able to finally hit the ball...
Jan 27, 2018 1:34 PM

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Yay Goro made a friend, did it have to be a fucking dorky ass kid tho?

Jk, I'm sure he'll be an awesome teammate later on.
May 13, 11:35 PM

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After that mostly tragic first episode a sweet and exhilarating one was well deserved! Goro was such a strong boy as he tried to lessen his dads pain by even rejecting to play baseball with him. And Honda doesn't want to get Goro's hopes up and crush them either. It's a lot of good intentions between them both. With the line about the faith Honda had in his son coming back when he got hungry I felt he may overestimate his son but he is a loving and great dad, and Goro is one strong boy!

It was adorable and sweet that Goro threw rocks at Toshi's window and got him to come out and play, pushing him past his comfort zone but giving him some really nice and inspiring words while he was at it. "You don't need to be a pro but let's play some more. You'll definitely like it!" I'd wager Toshi wanted to play with him all along but was too shy to initiate it himself, and I can see why he's so subdued with such a strict mom. I wonder if this is going to be Goro's Shigeno!

Then we had the cheesy but still exciting trial that Honda went through. It built him and Shigeno's relationship more too! Shigeno wants the best for Honda but he'll make sure to push him if he has to. Both are quite the resolved guys so I'd like to see Honda look out for Shigeno one day. Step one to making a comeback as a batter is done.

Last thing I want to touch on was how wise Honda's words were about friendship. Don't give up on your friends! You can see he and Shigeno live with that in mind too. To always talk to them and not abandon them because if it's a misunderstanding you'll be the one hurting them. It was good advice and I could understand why Goro would be so hurt thinking Toshi betrayed him!

turbulent said:
Another great episode. I love the drama and the day to day interaction between characters. Somehow reminds me of Initial D with the everyday repetition of life but this is quite different regarding the approaches it took from what the story was about
I had the same exact thought but I wasn't sure how to express it so I'm glad someone else thought the same.