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Erin
7 people found this review helpful
Mar 13, 2016
11 of 11 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
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Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Definitely a wonderful drama! And not just because of the acting or the writing or the talent... Although that was half of it. The spirit of this story is amazing! I definitely cried during the last few episodes, my heart was beating like crazy, and I was white-knuckle watching each game! Of course, this is a definite watch if you like Ninomiya Kazunari or baseball, but the other actors were amazing as well! I don't want to say one actor over-shadowed another, but there were times when it may have happened. Seriously, this is a must watch drama!
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Luly
6 people found this review helpful
Nov 28, 2015
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I've waited to watch this drama for a pretty long time, mostly because of cast reasons (it has both Kanata Hongo and Dori Sakurada together, I had to see how that turned out), so I wasn't expecting too much out of it other than what a typical sports drama in high school entails. And it is, kind of. But it's also a welcomed surprise, in some aspects.

The drama has the main tropes of a sports high school drama: one team initially divided, one teacher who is there to change their fates, a girl coach with an attitude, a reporter, bonding and lots of failing.

But not all of it is exactly as it seems. The team is actually bad, really bad and, from day one, they recognize they suck. They won't try to change miraculously overnight, they won't try to out-power their more qualified competitors, they will do what they can with what they have. It's pretty much a Dragon Zakura take on sports, if you will. Which, honestly, is a welcome change in my opinion.

The teacher, who seems to be there to change their fates and lives (played by Nino), is actually kind of really done with everything. All the time. And not in a "I pretend I don't care but I'll stay up late cleaning" kind of done, he seems to genuinely not care. Which, of course, has deep roots in memories and a background story to be resolved, but it pays off because, when you get to see emotional Nino, you feel the intensity much more clearly.

In dramas like this, with so many cliches, what really makes them stand out to me are the characters and their growth. I have to say I was invested with almost all of them (with the exception of a love triangle I really didn't care about enough at all). My special mentions go to Kanata Hongo, Shotaro Mamiya and Kento Yamazaki (those last two have some really interesting story and development together I was very interested in).

All in all, yes, it's filled with cliches, but most of them have their own spin, and it's worth a try. Most of all, my favorite thing about it is that it's unapologetically honest and raw at times. There's a certain scene which is very emotional, for example, and it has absolutely no background music at all, which I thought was a great move to make it even more intense. If you like sports dramas but want something a bit different and don't mind the drama, try this one.

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arashinta
0 people found this review helpful
29 days ago
11 of 11 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
I watch this for Yamaken, but it turns out I love the whole casts (^o^)

As the title said, this drama is talk about sport (baseball), but it’s not only sport they’ll tell. Spirit, self-esteem, teamwork, leadership and of course friendship. And those aspects alone makes this drama become the great drama which worth a 10/10 for me.

The casts are great and have a superb acting skill to support this drama become a great drama.

This drama also have a great quotes and beautiful ending! The ending squeeze my heart and make me cry, but not in a bad way (^_^)

P.S. Their school hymn is so good <3

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PHope
0 people found this review helpful
Aug 5, 2017
11 of 11 episodes seen
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Overall 4.0
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 3.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
A not so good sports drama that doesn't follow the lines of the
original sports dramas. The performances were good and the teacher was
easy to understand and read really, even from episode number one.
Actually, the movie was more about the teacher rather than the
students, which would have created more interest, even if the students
had just a little more TV time. The sport thrill never really was
developed enough, as well. You expect the thrill of a victory in this
kind of dramas, but, unfortunately, this time, there was non. The small
stories were okay, but the first few episodes that had some comical
element in them were the ones that saved this drama that other than
that was a bit dull and the final episode seriously without point.

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