Ookiku Furikabutte
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Ookiku Furikabutte

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Oofuri, Big Windup
Japanese: おおきく振りかぶって


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Sep 25, 2003 to ?
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Sports Sports
Theme: Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Higuchi, Asa (Story & Art)


Score: 8.211 (scored by 23702,370 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3692
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1760
Members: 8,912
Favorites: 315

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Mihashi moves on to high school, convinced that he's a lousy baseball pitcher. There he meets the catcher Abe and the team manager Momoe who work together to make Mihashi and the team shine.

(Source: ANN)


Ookiku Furikabutte won the New Hope Award in the Tezuka Cultural Award in 2006 for: "showing new possibilities of expression in baseball manga," and the Kodansha Manga Award for general manga in 2007.

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Apr 23, 2013
missytot (All reviews)
This is really a "masterpiece sport manga," it's truly" the number one baseball manga of all time," of what kodansha award given. It really lives to your expection.

I really have no idea about baseball, I just love reading manga, and just happen to find this while searching for other sports manga. But this manga really will make you into itl, and while reading you will have an expression of "wow, oohh.., tsk!, damnit" because I just really did.

Nothing more to say, actually the word "masterpiece" is enough for this high quality manga.
Dec 2, 2007
meroko (All reviews)
While I find real baseball to be dull, this manga actually keeps my interest in the sport. Rather than displaying really tall guys who look hot, the characters actually look like typical freshman boys. The mangaka is a graduate of sports psychology and is able to combine the fun of baseball and scientific tips of relaxation and harnessing energy. Mihashi can get annoying but unlike the main protagonist of other sports manga he isn't a natural talent nor is he confident in his skills. From the start he is weak and timid, achieving his skill through long practice. Abe-kun is my favorite character for his read more
Jun 13, 2020
killuagon646 (All reviews)
I had been an anime-only person for my entire life (I’m 26) up until now. The manga that broke it for me was Ookiku Furikabutte. Naturally, I watched the anime first, but was so sad that the anime only had 2 seasons and doesn’t even cover half of the plot in the manga. (If a season 3 and beyond get made, my life would be complete!)

The manga is exceptional: every character on the team (Nishiura High School) is so lovable and carefully crafted, all the aspects of baseball are realistic and detailed (I’ve been watching professional American baseball since I was a kid), and the read more
Jan 26, 2022
Yeet1817 (All reviews)
A pleasure to read! As far as story, characters and baseball are concerned, this manga is amazing!

The story gives a lot of insight into the niche world of Japanese high-school baseball, something that non-Japanese people might find difficult to find otherwise. Not only is the culture surrounding the sport explained, but also the sport of baseball, the training, and the nutrition is explained in a way that makes it easy to understand.

At first the art may be a little off putting, but once you get used to the art style, you come to appreciate and love it. The characters that the art depicts are read more

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