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Writer TAMURA Tatsuo
Broadcaster Nippon Television Nippon Educational Televisionwork Corporation
On Air date1970/9/28-10
Broadcasting times 1
Classification Scripts
Media TV
Genre Animation
Sub Genre Sports
Transfer destination Stored in warehouse
Synopsis Otoko Doaho! KoshienKoshien Fujimura is a strong-armed pitcher who、 disliking change-ups、 only throws four-seam fastballs. He is a member of the baseball club at Nanba High School、 and his goal is to use his special gokyu (super-fast, super-heavy ball) to win in the National High School Baseball Championship and join the Hanshin Tigers.Though impatient and frivolous、 Koshien is very open minded and has a mysterious way of attracting others. Koshien and his catcher partner Goro Iwakaze、 nicknamed Mametan、 Tamba Samonji、 who、 despite lacking an eye and an arm、 leads the team with his techniques such as iai-style batting, and other unique members of the so-called Nanba Nine work together to play in the Koshien High School Baseball Tournament.The series is not only about baseball、 but also covers matters of love、 such as Koshien's affection for Ayumi Asano and the devotion of Chiaki Chikuma、 who is also a member of the baseball club、 toward Koshien. He is depicted as simple and honest not only in baseball but also in love.The Nanba High School Baseball Club encounters many problems、 including conflict with the Bancho Union、 Mametan's loss of sight due to an accident、 and discord within the team that leads to Koshien's isolation. The team overcomes these challenges and gets to play in the National High School Baseball Championship. Koshien and the other members of the Nanba Nine combine their individual strengths and manage to win the championship.The animation series was based on the baseball manga Otoko Doaho Koshien by Shinji Mizushima、 and was first aired in 1970. Some episodes in the original were edited or left out. This was because the playwright Mamoru Sasaki joined the project midway、 making the work a kind of collaboration between Mizushima and Sasaki. The original author noted that the series couldn't have continued without Mamoru Sasaki's help.The series was broadcast in ten-minute clips every week from Monday to Saturday and concluded in 26 weeks.
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