Batter up! Crunchyroll's newest announcement for the Spring 2018 simulcast lineup is Gurazeni: Money Pitch, a TV anime about a left-handed relief pitcher whose mind is constantly occupied with the business aspects of baseball.
Gurazeni: Money Pitch will stream on Fridays at 7:30 AM Pacific beginning on April 06, 2018, for Crunchyroll members with premium subscriptions in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, South Africa, Netherlands, and Latin America.
Based on the seinen manga written by Yūji Moritaka and illustrated by Keiji Adachi that is published in Kodansha's Weekly Morning magazine, Gurazani: Money Pitch is directed by Ayumu Watanabe and features animation by Studio Deen. Crunchyroll describes the story as follows:
There's money buried in the grounds.
Bonda Natsunosuke (26, single), is a left-handed relief pitcher for the professional baseball team, the Jingu Spiders. He became a pro right after high school and now in his 8th year makes 18 million yen a year, and is not what you'd call a "first rate player."
"I don't know how many years I've got left to play after 30."
"Only a few can become coaches or commentators after they retire."
"After some players retire, there are people who end up in a slump having to make a living around 1,000,000 yen a year."
"Pro baseball players need to make their money while before they retire!"
Despite the harsh realities, Bonda always repeats the same phrase:
"There's money buried in the grounds."
Bonda goes up to the mound yet again today.
Yes, seeing dreams of money in those grounds, "Gurazeni!"
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