Cross Game

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (505)

Cross Game is a sports anime that revolves around the lives of a group of teenagers who play baseball. The show is about a young boy named Ko Kitamura, who is an exceptional athlete and loves playing baseball. However, he doesn't have a lot of passion for the sport and often loses focus during games. The story is set in a small town in Japan, where baseball is everything and everyone loves the game.

The show begins with the tragic death of Ko's childhood friend, Wakaba. She was one of the best players on the baseball team and had a crush on Ko. Her death puts a huge impact on everyone, especially Ko, who didn't know how to cope with her loss. Wakaba's younger sister, Aoba, who is also an excellent baseball player, takes it upon herself to make sure Ko doesn't forget about her sister and keeps her memory alive through the game they both love.

As the show progresses, the characters grow and develop in ways that are both beautiful and heartwarming. Ko finds himself falling in love with Aoba and starts to develop a passion for baseball that he never had before. The two of them become close friends and teammates, and they push each other to become better players. The show highlights the importance of friendship, love, and perseverance as the characters learn to deal with the challenges that come with growing up.

The animation of Cross Game is incredibly well done, with beautiful backgrounds and smooth animation. The soundtrack is also exceptional, with a mix of upbeat and emotional tracks that enhance the emotions of the scenes. The voice acting is also top-notch, with each character sounding unique and distinct from one another.

One of the best things about Cross Game is the character development. Each character has their own unique backstory and personality, which makes them all stand out from each other. The show takes its time to explore each character's motivations and emotions, which makes it easy for the audience to connect with them on a deeper level.

Another great aspect of the show is the portrayal of baseball. The games are well animated and have an intense atmosphere that makes you feel like you're there on the field with the characters. The show does an excellent job of showcasing the strategy and tactics involved in baseball, which makes it easy for people who don't understand the sport to follow along.

Overall, Cross Game is an excellent sports anime that has a lot of heart. The show is well animated, with a great soundtrack and top-notch voice acting. The characters are well developed and relatable, and the show does an excellent job of portraying the emotions and challenges that teenagers face as they grow up. Whether you're a fan of baseball or not, this show is definitely worth watching.

Cross Game is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on April 5, 2009.

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More Than Anyone in the World…
50. More Than Anyone in the World…
March 14, 2011
Thanks to Ko, Seishu has earned a one-run lead in the twelfth inning, but pitching eleven innings is starting to take its toll on Ko.
Are You Having Fun?
49. Are You Having Fun?
March 21, 2010
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Ryuou Gakuin is down by one, and Mishima comes up to bat with two outs. Ko can afford to walk him?
All Right
48. All Right
March 14, 2010
It's the day of the district championship game between Seishu Gakuen and Ryuou Gakuin, but Aoba is not at the stadium, choosing instead to be at the hospital for Akane's surgery.
Can I Lie?
47. Can I Lie?
March 7, 2010
Ko visits Akane in the hospital and finds out that she is to undergo an operation on the day of the tournament final. Ko tells Aoba, and they pray to Wakaba for a successful operation before heading into the final game.
I've Got a Bad Feeling
46. I've Got a Bad Feeling
February 21, 2011
Aoba and Akaishi visit Akane in the hospital to tell her of their victory in the quarterfinals. There, they find out that she has made plans for a date with Ko.
That's My Line!
45. That's My Line!
February 14, 2010
Seishu Gakuen advances to the third round. Everyone on the team has been improving, including Ko, whose pitches seem to gain speed every game.
A Careless Pitch?
44. A Careless Pitch?
February 7, 2010
Miki's team beats Daimon's school and advances to face Seishu Gakuen in the second round of the tournament. Ko gets nervous about facing Miki, but performs well on the day of the game.
She Hasn’t Changed
43. She Hasn’t Changed
January 31, 2010
The summer tournament is nearing, and Azuma and Aoba run into Azuma's former coach, Daimon, who is currently coaching at a school that Seishu may face in the second round of the summer tournament!
Everyone's Summer
42. Everyone's Summer
January 24, 2010
The Seishu Gakuen baseball team gets a day off before their training camp begins. This year's summer tournament is especially important for Azuma, Akaishi, Nakanishi and Senda, as it is their last chance to aim for Koshien.
Koshien, Here I Go!
41. Koshien, Here I Go!
January 17, 2010
Yuhei Azuma's brother, Junpei, comes on as Seishu Gakuen's hitting coach, and practice becomes more lively than usual. Meanwhile, Aoba and Akane become better friends.
40. Idiot!
January 10, 2010
Aoba gets a call from the national women's baseball coach with an unexpected invitation. Meanwhile, Ichiyo tells Junpei her one condition, which drives Junpei to coach Seishu as hitting coach.
Since Forever
39. Since Forever
December 27, 2009
Ko masters the breaking ball that Aoba taught him, and he tells her that she can pitch vicariously through him. Café Clover decides to hire a part-timer, and Akane is the first to apply.
It's His First Date
38. It's His First Date
December 20, 2009
Ko goes on a date to a kabuki show with Akane. After the date, Ko goes to Akaishi's house to tell him all about the date. Then, he hands Akaishi a present from Akane…
I Guess I Slept Well
37. I Guess I Slept Well
December 13, 2009
During practice, a ball batted by Azuma hits Aoba in the leg so hard that she is hospitalized. Aoba has to pull herself out of the women's baseball tryouts, and Azuma is wracked with guilt.
To Women's Baseball?!
36. To Women's Baseball?!
December 6, 2009
Aoba decides to try out for the national women's baseball team. The tryouts bring back memories of the painful loss against Ouka Women's University.
February 14
35. February 14
November 29, 2009
It's Valentine's Day, and the boys are comparing how many chocolates they received.
Happy New Year
34. Happy New Year
November 22, 2009
Ko and his friends ring in the New Year by visiting a shrine. But they find themselves chasing after a pickpocket that victimized Junpei and Ichiyo.
Or Is It Fate?
33. Or Is It Fate?
November 15, 2009
Akane learns about Wakaba when she goes over to the Tsukishimas with a present for Aoba.
32. Hey
November 8, 2009
Akane finally moves next door to Ko, and Aoba doesn't like the fact that the two are becoming good friends. But one day, a certain incident brings Aoba and Akane closer together.
Do Ghosts Grow Older?
31. Do Ghosts Grow Older?
November 1, 2009
The anniversary of Wakaba's death is also the day of the summer festival. After visiting Wakaba's grave, Ko goes to the festival with Akane. Everyone notices how much she looks like Wakaba.
30. Wakaba
October 25, 2009
Ko's new neighbor Akane looks exactly like Wakaba, which brings back a flood of memories to Ko.
No I'm Not!
29. No I'm Not!
October 18, 2009
The game between Seishu and Ryuou goes into extra innings. Ryuou's pitcher looks fresh, since he only came in during the ninth. But will Ko be able to keep pitching as well as he has been?
Let's End This
28. Let's End This
October 11, 2009
The game between Seishu and Ryuou turns into a battle of pitchers. Seishu still leads 1-0 going into the top of the seventh inning, but then Mishima comes in for Shimano. How will Ko fare against him?
He May Be Right
27. He May Be Right
October 4, 2009
Ryuou Gakuin's ace Matsushima starts off with a bang, pitching a 1-2-3 inning. But Ko strikes back with three strikeouts in a row. The crowd goes wild, but Aoba doesn't seem amazed...yet.
I Know
26. I Know
September 27, 2009
Sannou tries to tire Ko out by bunting. But despite all the data Sannou got on them, Seishu takes the lead with a home run from Nakanishi. Will they move on to face Ryuou Gakuin?
It's an Honor
25. It's an Honor
September 20, 2009
Seishu Gakuen advances to the second round of the summer tournament. But their opponent collects a lot of information on Seishu and goes after their weak points. Will Ko's pitching be enough to win?
Don't You Quit
24. Don't You Quit
September 13, 2009
Ko and his teammates watch one of the nation's best teams scrimmage. They are all captivated by one player on the team, Keitaro Mishima, whom Azuma remembers from Senior League.
We'll Make a Comeback, Right?
23. We'll Make a Comeback, Right?
September 6, 2009
Aoba plays on Midori's team against a college powerhouse, but she is put in center field. The college team is strong on offense, and it looks like it could be a blowout. But then, Aoba takes the mound..
You Underestimated It, Didn't You?
22. You Underestimated It, Didn't You?
August 30, 2009
Midori asks Aoba to play on an all girls' school baseball team in an upcoming game. But Aoba feels like she should stay true to Seishu Gakuen's team and decline.
No Matter What Happens
21. No Matter What Happens
August 1, 2010
There is a rumor going around that Aoba and Mizuki are dating. But Mizuki is jealous of Ko's relationship with Aoba. Meanwhile, Seishu's baseball team raises the intensity with their new members.
Mizuki Asami
20. Mizuki Asami
August 16, 2009
Aoba starts high school at Seishu Gakuen. Her cousin, Mizuki Asami, starts there too, where he becomes the center of the all the girls' attention. But what really bugs Ko and Azuma is that Mizuki is moving in with the Tsukishimas...
19. Memories…
August 9, 2009
The Kitamura and Tsukishima families visit Wakaba's grandparents, the Asamis. Ko and Aoba look through photo albums and reminisce about Wakaba.
An Audition?
18. An Audition?
August 2, 2009
Risa has stayed at Seishu Gakuen even though her father, the former interim principal, left the school. She causes some confusion when she practices for a movie audition.
That's Tough
17. That's Tough
July 26, 2009
The Portables triumph over varsity, and Coach Daimon and the interim principal leave the school, along with some of Daimon's recruits. Azuma decides to stay at Seishu Gakuen High.
How Should I Know?
16. How Should I Know?
July 19, 2009
The varsity team and the Portables face off in a critical match. Ko gets off to a shaky start on the pitcher's mound, loading the bases with the first three batters. The two coaches have bet their jobs on the outcome.
Enjoy It More
15. Enjoy It More
July 12, 2009
The Portables' not-so-stellar record has the principal thinking it's the perfect chance to get rid of the Portables and fire Coach Maeno. But Coach Maeno challenges Daimon's team to a scrimmage...
How Many Points?
14. How Many Points?
July 5, 2009
Daimon's irrational coaching leads to a loss for the varsity team in the district tournament. Aoba meets Azuma's brother Junpei at the game and takes him home with her, where he immediately falls in love with Ichiyo.
Summer Training Camp?
13. Summer Training Camp?
June 28, 2009
The district tournament begins, and the varsity team sweeps their first opponent. Azuma's getting a lot of attention from the media, but he and Miki start to have misgivings about Coach Daimon.
I Challenge You!
12. I Challenge You!
June 21, 2009
Ko and Senda visit the junior high to watch the scrimmage game. Aoba is pitching, and she's so in control she purposely lets the batters get a few hits.
Wipe That Smirk Off Your Face
11. Wipe That Smirk Off Your Face
June 14, 2009
The seniors on the Portables start sulking when they realize they have no shot at joining varsity, and their unmotivated playing drags the whole team down in the scrimmage against the varsity team.
Yeah, Right
10. Yeah, Right
June 10, 2009
Ko hits a triple off of Kamikawa's fastball, but he's getting more and more exhausted. With his fatigue at its peak, Ko tells Akaishi that he's going to forget about control and focus on speed.
Let’s Do This!
9. Let’s Do This!
May 31, 2009
It's the Portables vs. varsity! Ko takes the mound in the bottom of the first. He uses Aoba's notes to his advantage and strikes out the first two batters, but later in the game, Azuma hits a home run off of him. And Senda...
You Two Are Alike
8. You Two Are Alike
May 24, 2009
Aoba is upset when she hears that Momiji has gone to the park with Ko. Meanwhile, the principal and Coach Daimon discuss the baseball teams' future. Daimon declares he has no intention of bringing any of the Portables up to varsity.
Sucker for a Pretty Face
7. Sucker for a Pretty Face
May 17, 2009
The coach invites Aoba to the team's batting practice. When Ko, Akaishi and Nakanishi hear of it, they go over to confront Daimon. Aoba is getting warmed up when she starts striking out the varsity batters.
Who Are You?
6. Who Are You?
May 10, 2009
Ko, Akaishi and Nakanishi are starting high school, but under the new coach, only a few players make varsity. So Ko and the others join the Portables, the JV team who use a portable for a clubhouse. At the Jr. High, Aoba is the team's new captain.
Can I Borrow a Pot?
5. Can I Borrow a Pot?
May 3, 2009
Aoba tries to make porridge for Momiji, but then Ko proceeds to skillfully prepare some food for Momiji, and the three of them end up spending New Year's Eve together.
Secret Weapon
4. Secret Weapon
April 26, 2009
An unfriendly man comes to hit at the Tsukishima Batting Center. He hits homerun and homerun, and the other patrons are astonished. When a group of students come check out the high school, the homerun hitter is among them.
For Real?
3. For Real?
April 19, 2009
Ko and Nakanishi organize a sandlot game with some old friends from elementary school. Ko stands on the pitcher's mound with Nakanishi as catcher.
I Hate You!
2. I Hate You!
April 12, 2009
Wakaba asks Aoba what kind of boys she likes, Aoba says, "One who can throw a 100 mph fastball." Wakaba says that Ko may one day be able to throw that fast. Ko and Nakanishi' team faces Aoba's pitching in a sandlot baseball game.
Four-Leaf Clover
1. Four-Leaf Clover
April 5, 2009
On one summer day, Wakaba leaves for camp after making a promise to Ko. A few days later, Ko happens to turn on the television, and a high school baseball game is on. During the exchange, a news report comes on, and Ko can't believe what he hears.
Where to Watch Cross Game
Cross Game is available for streaming on the VIZ Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cross Game on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    April 5, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (505)