Cinderella Nine Episode 1: Baseball Cuties

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.

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The show began with a flash forward telling viewers about how Japanese high schools recently introduced female baseball teams.

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Tsubasa. Soon to be Baseball Girls team captain.

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.

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Miss Kakehashi giving the girls a starting point.

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.

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Potential members.

 

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).

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Yuuki about to throw the ball.

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.

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Yuuki choked, I think.

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).

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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.

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Akane trying too.

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.

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12 Responses to Cinderella Nine Episode 1: Baseball Cuties

  1. Christian Appel says:

    They say that the anime based on a dating game/VN and in these games, you don´t see the MC or only in first-person very often. Ingame and not for CG.

    I am not sure how they do it in this anime, but if the coach/manager hasn´t been revealed yet, it is hard to tell when and how it will happen.

    I have it bookmarked, but will wait until it is clear, if it is a male or female coach/manager.

    A black haired tomboy and a blond haired oppai sporty girl look always good in an all-girl-anime, so lets cross fingers and hope for a she or first-person.

    Like breaking the fourth wall, as you are the gamer and “play” the anime.

    This would be the best solution in my opinion.

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  2. LuzeP says:

    This show is from a mobile game. I played for a bit. The gameplay just like many other mobile games, especially sports games. I’ve said this before, I see there’s no male cast in it. I hope no surprise cast in this show, although I have never seen anything like that. It looks like Tsubasa is going to be the team captain and the coach. The first episode was good. I like all the girls so far, that includes the teacher, some potential ships. So yeah, can’t wait to see the other girls join this soon to be a club.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Good to know. If it gets localized I may pick it up if the show impresses since players can choose a female invisible avatar.

      Last time I saw an unwelcome surprise addition was Cross Ange. Hopefully that won’t be the case here.

      As you said on Twitter the show has potential.

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  3. Nick says:

    Not big into baseball honestly, but the cute girls interested me so I’ll give it a shot.

    Ep 1 was decent I thought. Good opening to the show and intro to some of the characters. Not a whole lot in the way of story right off the bat though, I’m sure they’ll expand on that in future eps. Art looks decent too and like I said the girls are cute. Too early to pick a favorite, but I’ll keep and eye out to see who catches my attention the most. Giving this one the usual 3 eps as always, so unless it really falls apart it should be staying on.

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  4. Giack31 says:

    First episode was decent.
    Not into baseball but I have very little to watch this season so I guess I’ll keep watching.
    Yuuki really reminds me of Olivia from Adobe Asobase.
    I really like the girl from the OP with violet/light blue? hair and glasses but it looks like she will be a supporting character and not a player.

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  5. chikorita157 says:

    Slightly better than expected, especially since no manager regardless of gender is nowhere to be seen. Probably better that way than the male manager suddenly showing up and potentially creating a harem. I highly doubt that will happen.

    Still, I have to admit that Akane is really cute. Must be that cat hoodie.

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  6. yurimylove says:

    I’m up to ep. 4 now. So far so good, if a bit cliche with the super serious, “sports is not for fun” rival, which is standard in most sports anime.

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