One outs baseball gambling rule:
If the batter is walked, gets hit by the pitch, or hits the ball beyond the infield boundary: He wins.
This anime is all about a game of baseball with heaps of psychological mind manipulation strategies, deeply embedded into every scene. As the competition level increases the pressure for the viewer to think deeper and analyze along—as the story unfolds linger… with the aim of squeezing every possibilities of bending the rules in order to bury their opponents pride—six feet under, it’s a cutthroat competition like no other.
A straight forward A to Z plot with a very well thought-of-story that literally glued me to my seat from the beginning of the first episode all the way to last: If you don’t mind me saying, it’s almost as stimulating as being teased blind folded; As if I was being lead into thinking all the possibilities, where this particular teasing scene might windup in the end. *blush*
It wasn’t easy to admit that I swallowed hook, line, and sinker, as I attentively watched every bit of this anime, the fact that I nearly forgotten everything including my name… made me want to watch it all over again. It deserves every star available… in the rating scale of 1 to 5.
This is one of my favorite animes. It is so brilliant and everything about it is amazing. I particularly love the main character, Tokuchi Toua; a mysterious man with an extremely brilliant mind. I love his psychological plays and his blunt personality. I even gave it a five on the music simply because I love the OP and I feel that everything in this anime was perfect. I could write a novel showering this anime with praise, but I feel like it is one anime that can only be experienced. The plot line simply put revolves around a baseball team with a pathetic record until Tokuchi comes along. When he comes along things pick up because of his clever plays and mysterious fast ball. It's an exremely slow fast ball, but there is something bhind it that clearly allows him to have all those strikes. Not watching this series is like a video gamer who doesn't own call of duty. A simple must watch.