As far as I know there are currently three Baseball Girls anime out there. Princess Nine, Taishou Yakyuu Musume and this one. My one hope is Cinderella Nine being as fun to watch for me as TYM was.
The show began with a flash forward telling viewers about how Japanese high schools recently introduced female baseball teams.
During the entrance ceremony our leading lady Tsubasa went up to the podium to promote her unofficial baseball club. Unsurprisingly the seitokaichou didn’t like that. Tsubasa and her bestie Tomoe (Tomocchi) backed each other up.
Miss Kakehashi saw their resolve and gave them a head start as an Association. Viewers who remember Anima Yell! will have an idea what this entailed.
While most students didn’t think much of the club there were two who, though uncertain, had a growing interest. They agreed to participate in a demonstration. The newcomers were Yuuki (blonde) and Akane (cat hoodie).
Tsubasa and Tomoe admitted they weren’t baseball experts either and were like “Let’s go with the flow and see what happens”. They started by playing catch. As expected Yuuki fared alright and Akane had some trouble. We learned Yuuki was left handed, throwing much better after switching gloves.
During break time Akane and Yuuki talked about how it was going so far. Akane hoped joining the club would help her overcome hear insecurity but it wasn’t helping. She commented on how it looked like Yuuki played sports before. She did but based on her flashbacks it looked like she blamed herself for her middle school basketball team losing the game (Which explains why she didn’t join the high school basketball team).
That or I think she was afraid of hurting others, explaining why she hesitated swinging the bat at first. Tsubasa and Tomoe saw some nearby kids and they agreed to play a game of “Triangle”. It was thanks to the kids’ encouragement that Yuuki gained a bit more confidence.
Didn’t take long for Akane to join in and try too.
Things were looking up with Akane and Yuuki agreeing to join the association. The following day however, it appeared the association was having trouble with the seitokai about practicing in school grounds.
Not bad so far. As long as the coach isn’t a guy (Don’t want a repeat of what happened last year) I’ll continue covering it.