Big Windup! Oofuri DVD Complete Series (Hyb) - S.A.V.E. Edition
Lynn Smith - Oct 6 2010
Rating: Pretty good!
Marvelous quality, an anime anyone can enjoy!
This DVD shipped to me quickly, and is in marvelous condition! It contains all 26 episodes of the first season at a very nice price. You don't have to be a fan of sports to enjoy this anime. The characters are enjoyable as well as is the basic plot; and the games are easy to follow even if you know nothing of baseball. You might end up learning something about the sport if you don't know anything :) At the root of the plot is characters striving as hard as they can to attain their goals in such a way that you'll end up rooting for them. The animation is a very nice quality, as is the music. The dub cast is as enjoyable as the original Japanese cast. The only downfall is that there's not any interesting extras on the DVD, and also it's disappointing that Funimation has not plans to dub the second season. Overall, this is a definite must buy for fans of the series, and those usually not into this genre of anime can give it a shot and there's a high chance that they'll enjoy it as much as anything else.
Rebecca A. Rouse - Mar 12 2012
It is a very good anime. I was sucked in within two episodes! I found myself screaming at my tv, while I was watching. Very great anime!
John A. Callahan - Nov 2 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
High-tension game sequences and a great group of "regular" guys
I just finished this anime and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a bit surprised, since I am in no way a sports fan, but this very human story and exciting story has great appeal. The focus of the anime is the relationship between the pitcher and catcher, the talented but insecure Mihashi and the equally talented & a bit overbearing Abe. The rest of the team, however, including the intense coach, are well fleshed out within the course of the games. Only two games are shown, but they will have you on the edge of your seat - very tense and very exciting. I came away with much greater respect for ball-players after seeing the dynamic strategy and the tremendous effort involved. An excellent anime at an excellent price - pick it up!