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Old 2018-05-27, 18:03   Link #41
BWTraveller
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Considering that they're working toward the tournament in grade school, I can't imagine them skipping forward quite yet at the least.

I'm still confused by Daigo's contempt for woman players. I could understand it with some, if we were talking about a skilled player who hadn't seen skilled girls before, but Daigo is, as Hikaru's father said, just about as bad as you can get, and his sister was the ACE of the team he's on until she made it into junior high. He has no business thinking girls can't play. It's not even just a contemptible character flaw that needs to be overcome, it's a nonsensical one.

On a different note, do they really have windows low enough like that in the baths, and is it actually common for a girl naked in the bath to open a window that's not high enough to hide her chest? I mean, sure, she didn't expect Daigo to be practicing his swings right there, but it's hardly uncommon for there to be two-story houses, meaning that she's going on an honor system that any neighbor won't look out and notice a naked girl standing at an open window.

Anyway, nice to see that Daigo's contributing to his team now. Maybe not much in terms of direct performance, but his orders really tie the defense together; already showing his potential for the catcher position.
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Old 2018-05-27, 20:12   Link #42
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Those windows do seem to be common in bathrooms here, yes. It's also not a society that's nearly as nudity-taboo obsessed as the U.S., especially where siblings are concerned.

I think the thing with Daigo comes down to familiarity. He knows in abstract that girls play baseball, sure - that his mom played with his dad in little league, that his sister is a good player. But he doesn't seem to have ever actually played on the same team as a girl. He surely never saw his mother play (until her disastrous coaching session) and he may never have seen his sister play either. For little kids the world is often as small as the limits of their personal experience.
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Old 2018-05-28, 12:31   Link #43
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Man the coach is useless. Being pushed around by the star player, not seeing his team morale is going down, and knowing the team's weaknesses it still doesn't look like there as any improvement. Then again, it's a little leaguer coach, so I guess we can't expect much from him.

But oh boy, is that Sakura's love rival so early? I'm pretty sure if my memory didn't fail me that Kaoru's love rival didn't appear till high school, but I'm not complaining since it sets them up meeting all before middle school. XD
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Old 2018-05-28, 14:37   Link #44
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But oh boy, is that Sakura's love rival so early? I'm pretty sure if my memory didn't fail me that Kaoru's love rival didn't appear till high school, but I'm not complaining since it sets them up meeting all before middle school. XD

Kaoru's only love rival was baseball... or Goro's stupidity
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Old 2018-05-28, 22:21   Link #45
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Man the coach is useless. Being pushed around by the star player, not seeing his team morale is going down, and knowing the team's weaknesses it still doesn't look like there as any improvement. Then again, it's a little leaguer coach, so I guess we can't expect much from him.
I agree he's useless, but not all LL coaches are. Andou-san, the old coach, was awesome (and still is).
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Old 2018-06-09, 20:23   Link #46
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Man, it’s like series like Major are in different universes in the West and Japan. Here it’s a pretty big deal but in English, it may as well not exist.

Another phenomenal episode. Kids sports anime in all its agony and ecstasy.
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Old 2018-06-09, 22:32   Link #47
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I finally started watching it last week after letting it grow mold in my back burner. The adaptation is as good, or better than what I remember from the manga. Like you have mentioned, Daigo is a very different protagonist from Goro, however I feel myself rooting more with Daigo so it works out. He has to work on his self confidence but it doesn't make me want to punch him like Mihashi (Ookiku Furikabutte). Good balance.

As for the coach, I would have expected Tashiro to be more assertive given how snarky he was back in high school, but I guess he was all bark and no bite. I guess they need to make a hole in the team that Daigo feels more comfortable filling given where he stands right now, but they could make it a little less contrived.
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Old 2018-06-10, 03:17   Link #48
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Man, its like series like Major are in different universes in the West and Japan. Here its a pretty big deal but in English, it may as well not exist.
Well, the important thing is that it is popular in Japan, since that's what will decide if we have more seasons or not
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Old 2018-06-19, 05:39   Link #49
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Done with episode 10, I thought that Urabe and Andy (specially Urabe) couldn't be more jerks, but I was wrong... when I was going to see the flashback with the reasons why they joined the Dolphins I thought "ok, now it's when we learn why they want to win and I can see their characters under a new light..." Sadly, I was completely wrong.

So Urabe joined the Dolphins because he couldn't be the ace in a better team... sorry, but I just hate this character more than I thought... I'm really looking forward to when Daigo (with Hikaru's help possibly) shut their traps. (although I guess that won't be the next episode, looking at its title )

One thing I don't like about Daigo is how he focus in his own mistakes, when the whole team is making them, which Toshi remarked very well, everyone at this age makes many mistakes.
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Old 2018-06-19, 16:33   Link #50
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Done with episode 10
One thing I don't like about Daigo is how he focus in his own mistakes, when the whole team is making them, which Toshi remarked very well, everyone at this age makes many mistakes.
Because 12 year-olds are well known for... perspective?
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