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Episode 3

Takumi is now on the high school baseball team. But Takumi doesn't see eye-to-eye with coach Otomurai seeing that the circumstances in which he joined the team isn't exactly on the best of terms. He got to choose his own catcher seeing that only Go can catch his pitches. But then things really take a turn for the worse when Otomurai asks Takumi to get a haircut, and Takumi refuses to comply threatening to quit the team he can't keep his hair. Well, both Takumi and Otomurai are out of line with this dispute, and now things have gotten out of hand.
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Episode 3

Interesting episode, we got Takumi debuting at school and although I think he has decent pitching skills, he really needs to get a better attitude. The way he talks to his coach has a lot of ego. And in a way, Takumi thinks that he'll still get to play his way because the coach wants to win. Well yeah, with the way he talks to his friends and family, not many people will like him that way.

Gou and Takumi has one of the most complex relationships so far imo this series. I want to see how much further that develops. In the meantime, I'm also curious about that vice captain on the team.
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Man Takumi has a chip on his shoulder the size of Gibraltar he needs to be knocked down a peg. I'm guessing with his attitude upper classmen will be coming for him in some form of hazing. He totally hit vice captain in chest on purpose and they already have some brief history. Episode goes way to quick
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I'm appreciating this quite a lot. It's not what I expected, but it's an awful lot of what I like. I don't think I've ever seen such a genuinely surly teen in anime before. I honestly don't know where this is headed, but I'm in for wherever that is.
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Battery EP 3 /

Takumi tries out but doesnt get along with coach who wants him to cut his hair. And Go gets upset too ! Also Takumi makes a bad impression with vice-Capt

SFX is really good. ( Ball hitting the glove )

This coach should not be touching Takumi so much



Coach is a jerk IMO / Takumi was being pretty polite up to that point!

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scoobydew wrote:

Man Takumi has a chip on his shoulder the size of Gibraltar he needs to be knocked down a peg. I'm guessing with his attitude upper classmen will be coming for him in some form of hazing. He totally hit vice captain in chest on purpose and they already have some brief history. Episode goes way to quick


I played Sports in JR and HS Beleive me upper claas men can be jerks And Coaches can be bad too ! I give Takumi a big pass on this EP I quit one sport because of a coach's overbearing !

Oh dont forget hazing is under a watchful eye nowadays I live in NJ and Sayreville were State Champs or contenders in theiir Stae Group Championships

6 Sayreville Football Players Sentenced in Hazing Case

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Sayreville-High-School-Football-Players-Sentenced-Hazing-323527931.html

Who can forget Woody Hayes The infamous Ohio Sate coach

Woody Hayes' Ohio State coaching career ends after punching a Clemson University player during a game in 1978


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/woody-hayes-stops-coaching-punching-player-1978-article-1.2480934

The worst coach as a criminal! Jerry Sandusky

Penn State Scandal Fast Facts


http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/us/penn-state-scandal-fast-facts/
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scoobydew wrote:

Man Takumi has a chip on his shoulder the size of Gibraltar he needs to be knocked down a peg. I'm guessing with his attitude upper classmen will be coming for him in some form of hazing. He totally hit vice captain in chest on purpose and they already have some brief history. Episode goes way to quick


I played Sports in JR and HS Beleive me upper claas men can be jerks And Coaches can be bad too ! I give Takumi a big pass on this EP I quit one sport because of a coach's overbearing !

Oh dont forget hazing is under a watchful eye nowadays I live in NJ and Sayreville were State Champs or contenders in theiir Stae Group Championships

6 Sayreville Football Players Sentenced in Hazing Case

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Sayreville-High-School-Football-Players-Sentenced-Hazing-323527931.html

Who can forget Woody Hayes The infamous Ohio Sate coach

Woody Hayes' Ohio State coaching career ends after punching a Clemson University player during a game in 1978


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/woody-hayes-stops-coaching-punching-player-1978-article-1.2480934

The worst coach as a criminal! Jerry Sandusky

Penn State Scandal Fast Facts


http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/28/us/penn-state-scandal-fast-facts/


I totally get what your saying being a huge sports fan in USA but not sure everything is the same in Japan. recent example the anime Relife had extreme bullying in work place. What about Granpa he was the coach of the high school when current coach was a player. I keep waiting for his role to increase some how? I really like the complexity of the show cant wait for tomorrow.
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Posted 8/3/16 , edited 8/3/16
Takumi seem to listen to only one man and thats his grandfather who was the coach, I beleive the school has no idea what his relationship to former coach .And very sensitive to what he says, especially about his younger brother who the Gramps noticed his raw talent .

I guess in little league , he must have been Mr MVP that he developed such arrogance , him being very sensitive when someone grabs his pitching arm and calling his ball as Tokarev


So many deep complex things going in this show that really makes this anime not your typical sports anime. I really like the writting in this one. Excellent character work.
The seiyuu for Ko is Hatanaka is the same newer seiyuu from Kabaneri and is Ushio in Ushio and Tora.He is getting more roles lately, I like him here as Ko but his speech pattern is the same as the other characters . He is in Cheer Danshi as well.

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Another good episode I have no idea the direction its going the coach asking for advice from grandpa but he says help my son have fun playing baseball don't turn him into a robot who only knows how to win. There is a lot of testosterone being secreted from seniors getting upset to coach feeling insecure about his leadership role all from a freshman with talent but borderline cocky really realistic writing you could call this a sports anime but its bigger than a genre with different interactions from different generations all male
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Episode 4

Beware of Glasses-kun, lol.

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Posted 8/5/16 , edited 8/5/16
I'd really like to see more of the coach's past at this point. He appears to me as an intriguing character and likes to take control, a trait that imo is important because the coach is initially overall responsible for the team; beyond the captain even.

Meanwhile, the episode continuously portray Takumi as a tough worker, someone that puts baseball above almost everything else regardless of the consequences. I do like how he and Go are on better terms now though after that big fall out last time. Also, the vice captain seems to really dislike Takumi more and more. Wonder what he's thinking...

The segment between the grandpa and coach is also interesting . Good episode overall, this show continuously impresses me.
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Really getting more interesting.

The line that got me was when the grandpa responded that he doesnt get excited with Takumi's pitches and I think I understand more because of the last thing he said to the young coach

Also I was excited to hear Ayumu's voice as the small classmate Fumito and Kaito , as one of the ichi nin teammate Keita. my favorite Haikyuu duo
but you knw , that look the vice captain showed at the end, makes me think that some injury is going to happen to Takumi .

I am really interested in where the story will take us though, also I would like to see how the younger brother Seiya will get stronger and be a better pitcher than Takumi
Really impressed with the writting.
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Episode 4

At least Takumi isn't quitting, but still Tomura went too far making Takumi cut his hair as a requirement for taking the mound in a game. But things changed in a big way when it is revealed that Tomura learned under Takumi's grandfather. He sees for himself just what kind of player Takumi is destined to be trying to hit has pitches.
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Battery EP 4

Not only this was a great but one of the best of the season Grandpa is wise Coach Makoto Takumi is tedious at best but the CAPT Kaionji stands up for him
The Vice Capt Nobunishi not liking Takumi at all especially after coach bats with Takumi and changing coache's mind . Coach goes sees Takumi's grandad who used to be his coach but quit ( the players thought it was them ) but his wife was very sick and Takumi's gramdpa says let Takumi learn how to have fun playing baseball.

A chat that a foul ball is better than a home run



A meeting of coaches

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Oh wow, shit got real. I think this time, the other guys took it a bit far against Takumi when tormenting him. And hell, I think they even want to cut his hair themselves (since the coach previously wanted him to..)

Glad to see Go and Takumi's relationship improve even more. Good episode again.
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