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Big Windup is a comedy series that deals with the sport of baseball. It was created by Asa Higuchi. It was a series that began in 2003 and premiered in Japan on the station known as TBS. The show premiered in the international market on Animax in both English language networks and Asian Animax Asia networks as well. This series won numerous awards including the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for best creative work in 2006. It also wan the Kodansha Manga Award for general Manga.
This particular show is set in a city known as Saitama and follows the events in the life of Ren Mihashi. Ren was an ace pitcher on his middle school baseball team. However it is known that he got the opportunity due to his grandfather owning the school. Despite being the best pitcher on his team, his teammates disliked him very much. Unfortunately for Ren and his team they lost all of their games. Due to the lack of success by his team, Mihashi begins to believe that he is a below average pitcher and graduates middle school with a low self esteem. However in reality he is not lousy at baseball and is actually an excellent one. The reason why his team lost was due to a lack of communication which included not planning an effective strategy to defeat their opponents. Ren transfers to Nishiura High School and contemplates quitting baseball due to believing that he isn't good enough to be a legitimate contributor. While looking to quit baseball, he is convinced by Nishiura's baseball team coach to play for the team. While playing on the team Ren gets taller, gains more confidence, develops better skills and therefore helps his team succeed with his superior abilities.
The show was made by Asa Higuchi as he grew up in Saitama and therefore learned about baseball. She was inspired by a high school baseball team and therefore came up with the idea to make a show about the sport. After some time she began to come up with characters and develop a story about a baseball pitcher. Her experiences and knowledge of the sport and her own local high school baseball competition allowed her to come up with her show's plot.
Big Windup Full Episode Guide:
Season 1 (52 full episodes)
Episode 26 - The Basics of Basics
First Aired: February 26, 2008
Episode 25 - After One Win
First Aired: September 27, 2007
Episode 24 - The End of the Game
First Aired: September 20, 2007
Episode 23 - Precisely
First Aired: September 13, 2007
- Episode 22 - Defense!
- Episode 21 - One More Run
- Episode 20 - Turning the Tables
- Episode 19 - Tosei's Real Power
- Episode 18 - Another Score
- Episode 17 - The Third Runner
- Episode 16 - Don't Underestimate
- Episode 15 - The First Run of the Game
- Episode 14 - Challenge
- Episode 13 - The Summer Tournament Begins
- Episode 12 - The Cheering Squad
- Episode 11 - The Summer Starts
- Episode 10 - Bit by Bit
- Episode 9 - The Past
- Episode 8 - An Amazing Pitcher
- Episode 7 - I Want to Play Baseball!
- Episode 6 - Requirements for Pitchers
- Episode 5 - Don't Cut Corners
- Episode 4 - The Play
- Episode 3 - The Practice Match
- Episode 2 - The Catcher's Role
- Episode 1 - The Real Ace