Big Windup! (TV)

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[ adapted from Ookiku Furikabutte (manga) ]

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Alternative title:
Oofuri (Japanese)
Ookiku Furikabutte (Japanese)
قـاعدة الرامي (Arabic)
おおきく振りかぶって (Japanese)
おお振り (Japanese)
王牌投手 振臂高揮 (Chinese (Taiwan))
크게 휘두르며 (Korean)
Themes: baseball, sports
Copyright notice: © Asa Higuchi • KODANSHA / Oofuri Project
Plot Summary: The series, set in Saitama, follows Ren Mihashi, who had previously excelled as his middle school baseball team's ace pitcher, due to his grandfather's connections as its manager. As he graduates to high school, whose baseball team his grandfather does not manage, he initially does not believe he is good enough to succeed at baseball, however, but assisted by his friends, he grows in stature, confidence and skill, helping his team excel with his own ability.
User Ratings: 596 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 73 votes (sub:61, raw:5, dub:5, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 189 votes (sub:129, dub:48, raw:4, ?:2, others:6
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Traditional Chinese subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
)
 Very good: 181 votes (sub:116, dub:59, raw:1, ?:1, Eng:1, others:3
3 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 100 votes (sub:67, dub:29, raw:1, others:3
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Decent: 29 votes (sub:21, dub:8)
 So-so: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:3, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (raw:1, sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 1029 users, rank: #1027 (of 6020)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.121 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.428, rank: #357 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 8.034 (Very good), rank: #361 (of 6014) (seen all: 8.13 / seen some: 7.40 / won't finish: 5.08)
Bayesian estimate: 8.023 (Very good), rank: #267 (of 4524)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 25
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage: 2007-04-12 to 2007-09-27
Release dates: We have 13
Opening Theme:
#1: "Dramatic (ドラマチック)" by Base Ball Bear (eps 1-13)
#2: "Seishun Line (青春ライン)" by Ikimonogakari (eps 14-25)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Medaka no Mita Niji (メダカの見た虹)" by Kozue Takada (eps 1-13)
#2: "Arigatou (ありがとう)" by SunSet Swish (eps 14-25)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 3
Reviews:
News: Show:
Otakon 2009 - Funimation (Jul 18, 2009)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Big Windup! - Season 1 Part 1 (DVD) 2009-08-18 (from $6.49)
    Big Windup! - Season 1 Part 2 (DVD) 2009-09-29
    Big Windup! - The Complete Series [S.A.V.E. Edition] (DVD) 2010-08-24 (from $17.42)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
Series Composition: Yousuke Kuroda
Original creator: Asa Higuchi
Character Design: Takahiko Yoshida
Art Director: Yukihiro Shibutani
Chief Animation Director: Takahiko Yoshida
Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
Director of Photography: Ei Rouhei

Action Animation Director: Junichiro Taniguchi
Color design: Miyuki Sato
Color setting: Mizue Ueda
Item Design: Takuya Suzuki
Sound Manager: Rie Takamiyagi
Theme Song Arrangement:
Base Ball Bear (OP1)
Ryo Eguchi (OP2)
Tomi Yo (ED1)
Theme Song Composition:
Junzou Ishida (ED2)
Kozue Takada (ED1)
Yoshiki Mizuno (OP2)
Yusuke Koide (OP1)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Junzou Ishida (ED2)
Kozue Takada (ED1)
Yoshiki Mizuno (OP2)
Yusuke Koide (OP1)
Theme Song Performance:
Base Ball Bear (OP1)
Ikimono-gakari (OP2)
Kozoe Takada (ED)
SunSet Swish (ED2)
Tsubasa Yonaga as Ren Mihashi

Atsushi Kisaichi as Yoshirou Hamada
Chihiro Suzuki as Yuuto Sakaeguchi
Hiro Shimono as Yuuichirou Tajima
Jun Fukuyama as Kousuke Izumi
Ken'ichirou Sumi as Fumitaka Mizutani
Kishô Taniyama as Azusa Hanai
Makoto Yasumura as Shouji Suyama
Masaya Matsukaze as Motoki Haruna
Risa Hayamizu as Maria Momoe
Ryohei Kimura as Shintarou Nishihiro
Takashi Hikida as Keisuke Umehara
Yūichi Nakamura as Takaya Abe

Daisuke Kishio as
Aoi
Ryou
Eiji Hanawa as Kazuki Kawai
Jun Fukuyama as Hiroyuki Oda
Jun Oosuka as Shuugo Kanou
Kenji Takahashi as Ohkawa
Kiyotaka Furushima as Naoto Kaguyama
Makoto Ishii as Akimaru
Mamoru Miyano as Riou Nakazawa
Marina Inoue as Ruri Mihashi
Megumi Takamoto as Fukami(ep 23)
Misato Fukuen as Chiyo Shinooka
Noriaki Sugiyama as Junta Takase
Osamu Hosoi as Takehiko Aoki
Rina Satou as Suzune Miyashita(ep 17)
Satoshi Hino as
Shimazaki
Shingo Yamazaki
Shintarou Oohata as Atsushi Hatake
Taisuke Yamamoto as Mashiba
Takehiro Murozono as Tsuyoshi Shiga
Tomoe Hanba as Naoe Mihashi
Uko Tachibana as Kikue Hanai
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Hiiragi
Yuko Tachibana as Kikue Hanai
Yuu Hayashi as Toshihiko Maekawa
Japanese companies
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Broadcaster:
BS-i (2007-04-26)
CBC (2007-04-18)
HBC (2007-04-21)
Mainichi Broadcasting System (2007-04-14)
RKB Mainichi Broadcasting (2007-04-21)
TBS (2007-04-12)
In-Between Animation:
AIC Spirits
RIC
Triple A
Paint: Wish
Production: Aniplex
Production Cooperation:
AI (ep 22)
Dogakobo (ep 7)
GK Entertainment (ep 22)
Magic Bus (ep 10)
Studio Comet (ep 19)
Studio Hibari (eps 13, 18, 25)
Recording Studio: Studio T&T
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
English cast
English staff
ADR Director:
Christopher Bevins (eps 1-7)
J. Michael Tatum (eps 14-18)
Joel McDonald (eps 8-13)
R Bruce Elliott (eps 19-22)
Terri Doty (9 episodes
eps 14-18, 23-26
)

Script:
Andrew Rye (8 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 8, 13, 18, 21-22
)

Christopher Bevins (eps 7, 10)
Jack LaRouche (ep 19)
Joel McDonald (12 episodes
eps 3, 5-6, 9, 11-12, 14, 20, 23-26
)

Luci Christian (eps 15-17)
Translation:
Sarah Alys Lindholm (Quality Assurance)
Wako Takahashi-Welch
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Engineer:
Casey Clark (eps 14-18)
Gino Palencia (ep 5)
Joseph Tompkins (eps 8-13, 23-26)
Justin Pate (eps 1-7)
Matthew Stephenson (eps 14-22)
Assistant producer: Michael Harcourt
DVD Compression:
Duncan Yan
Jacob Martin
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Audio: Gino Palencia
DVD Menu Design: Ian Bailon
DVD Producer: Clarine Harp
Head Writer: Andrew Rye
Line Producer: Christopher Bevins
Mix Engineer:
Nathanael Harrison (eps 5, 9-13)
Neal Malley (eps 1-8, 14-26)
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Video Post-Production Coordinator: Margaret Yabs
Video Post-Production Director: Brandon Tyler
Russell Wait as Takaya Abe(Animax)
Sean Michael Teague as Ren Mihashi

Aaron Dismuke as Yūto Sakaeguchi
Anthony Bowling as Shōji Suyama
Chris Burnett as Kōsuke Izumi
Christopher Bevins as Yoshiro Hamada
Cynthia Cranz as Maria Momoe
Eric Vale as Keisuke Umehara
Greg Ayres as Takaya Abe
Jamie Marchi as Naoe Mihashi
Jean-Luc Hester as Fumiki Mizutani
Joel McDonald as Azusa Hanai
Kevin M. Connolly as Motoki Haruna
Matt Bailey as Azusa Hanai(Animax dub)
Monica Rial as Ruri Mihashi
Scott Hinze as Shintaro Nishihiro
Todd Haberkorn as Yūichirō Tajima

Andrew Phifer as Keisuke Yamanoi(eps 19-21)
Bill Flynn as Third Base Umpire(eps 6-7)
Brian Witkowicz as
Aoi
Shortstop(ep 26)
Brina Palencia as Ren Mihashi(Young)
Bryan Massey as
Facilitator(ep 11)
Plate Umpire(eps 14-24)
Chad Halbrook as Matsuda(eps 15, 23)
Cherami Leigh as Chiyo Shino'oka
Chris Cason as Kazutoshi Oki
Christopher Bevins as First Base Umpire(eps 4-7)
Chuck Huber as Tsuyoshi Shiga
Cole Brown as Plate Umpire(eps 4-7)
Dan Forsythe as Matsuoka
Daniel Katsük as Naota Kaguyama(eps 17, 26)
David Trosko as Riou Nakazawa
Drew Wall as Junta Takase
Erik Archilla as Ryou
J. Michael Tatum as Riki Kajiyama
Jaime Rivera as Matsunaga(7 episodes
eps 17-21, 23-24
)
Jamie McGonnigal as Shuugo Kanou
Jason Liebrecht as Kyouhei Akimaru
Jeff Johnson as Kazuki Kawai
Jerry Jewell as Ohkawa
John Swasey as Tosei Coach(eps 15-24)
Johnny Sequenzia as Naota Kaguyama
Joseph Tompkins as Machida
Josh Grelle as Atsushi Hatake
Josh Martin as Hiiragi
Justin Cook as Hiroyuki Oda
Justin Pate as Yoshi
Keith Kubal as Keisuke Yamanoi
Kent Williams as Coach(ep 9)
Kristi Bingham as
Izumi's Mother(eps 16, 21)
Suzune Miyashita(eps 17, 26)
Kristopher Luce as Jin Mashiba
Kyle Hebert as Miyakawa
Leah Clark as Senpai(ep 13)
Luci Christian as Yoshiro Hamada(Young)
Maeghan Albach as
Facilitator(ep 12)
Oki's Mother(eps 15, 21)
TV Announcer(ep 25)
Mary Morgan as Mizutani's Mother(eps 16, 21)
Maxey Whitehead as Announcer(eps 14-24)
Micah Solusod as Takashima(eps 17-19, 23)
Nick Trautner as Kadota
Orion Pitts as Takehiko Aoki
Patrick Seitz as Mihoshi Coach(eps 6-7)
Robert Colin as Yuji Motoyama
Scott Barber as Maekawa(eps 19, 22-24)
Scott Freeman as Taguchi
Stephanie Young as Hanai's Mother
Terri Doty as
Fukami(ep 23)
Suyama's Mother(eps 16, 21)
Z. Charles Bolton as Shingo Shimazaki

English companies
Animax India > Broadcaster: Animax India
Broadcasted: Animax India (ANIMAX Asia: Broadcaster) 
Korean staff
Korean companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Animax Korea
Korean cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Spanish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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