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[ adapted from Cross Game (manga) ]

Alternative title:
クロスゲーム (Japanese) 
四葉遊戲 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
Genres: drama , romance , tournament 
Themes: baseball , school 
Objectionable content: None 
Plot Summary: 5th grader Koh Kitamura lives next door to the Tsukishima family, owners of a batting cage and the Clover cafe. His girlfriend, Wakaba, is the 2nd Tsukishima daughter; the 3rd daughter, the baseball prodigy Aoba, can't stand him. Wakaba dreams of Koh pitching at legendary Koshien Stadium, site of the national high school championship finals. However, tragedy strikes, and it is up to Koh, with the help of Aoba and his other teammates, to make Wakaba's dream come true, 
User Ratings: 605 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 205 votes (sub:191, dub:5, raw:2, ?:2, others:5
1 Russian dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 221 votes (sub:205, dub:4, raw:2, ?:1, others:9
5 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Very good: 100 votes (sub:90, dub:3, others:7
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Good: 54 votes (sub:48, dub:2, raw:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Decent: 12 votes (sub:10, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 936 users, rank: #1088 (of 5921)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.823 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.278, rank: #80 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 8.698 (Excellent−), rank: #87 (of 5914) (seen all: 8.84 / seen some: 8.50 / won't finish: 4.91)
Bayesian estimate: 8.676 (Excellent−), rank: #32 (of 4468)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 50 
Episode titles: We have 50
Vintage: 2009-04-05 to 2010-03-28 
Opening Theme:
"Summer Rain" by Kobukuro 
Ending Theme:
#1: "Koi Kogarete Mita Yume (恋焦がれて見た夢)" by Ayaka (eps 1-13) 
#2: "Orange Days (オレンジDays)" by SQUAREHOOD (eps 14-26) 
#3: "Moeru you na Koi ja Nai Kedo (燃えるような恋じゃないけど)" by Tsuru (eps 27-39) 
#4: "Rehearsal (リハーサル)" by Natsuko Kondo (eps 40-49) 
#5: "Koi Suru Otome (恋スル乙女)" by Natsuko Kondo (ep 50) 
Insert song:
"Koi Kogarete Mita Yume" (恋焦がれて見た夢) by Ayaka (eps 30-31) 
Trivia: We have 3
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Sekita 
Series Composition: Michihiro Tsuchiya 
Script:
Hideki Shirane (ep 3) 
Hiroko Fukuda (eps 5, 24) 
Michihiro Tsuchiya (eps 1-2, 6) 
Mitsuyo Suenaga (ep 4) 
Storyboard:
Katsuyuki Kodera (14 episodes
eps 1-2, 7, 13, 17, 22, 25, 29, 32, 36, 38, 42, 44, 48
)
 
Keiichiro Kawaguchi (ep 5) 
Masaharu Okuwaki 
Michio Fukuda (ep 4) 
Yoshitaka Fujimoto (eps 3, 6, 24) 
Episode Director:
Keiichiro Kawaguchi (ep 5) 
Osamu Sekita (ep 1) 
Takahide Ogata (ep 3) 
Takatoshi Suzuki (9 episodes
eps 2, 8, 14, 20, 23, 29, 36, 42, 48
)
 
Yoshitaka Fujimoto (eps 4, 6, 24) 
Music: Kotaro Nakagawa 
Original creator: Mitsuru Adachi 
Character Design:
Tomoyuki Matsumoto 
Yuuji Kondou 
Art Director: Yutaka Mukumoto 
Chief Animation Director:
Kenji Fujisaki  (eps 3, 6, 24) 
Toshiyuki Komaru  (eps 1, 4) 
Animation Director:
Kenji Tanabe (ep 3) 
Kumiko Shishido (ep 1) 
Tomoyuki Matsumoto (ep 2) 
Yoon-Joung Kim (eps 6, 24) 
Yuuji Kondou (ep 5) 
Art design: Maho Takahashi 
Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera 
Director of Photography: Hiroki Tsubouchi 
Producer:
Fukashi Azuma (TV Tokyo; eps 14-26) 
Naohiko Furuichi 
Shinnosuke Wada (TV Tokyo; eps 27-50) 
Shunji Aoki (TV Tokyo) 

Animation producer: Ryousuke Sakurai 
Assistant producer:
Masahiro Saito  (eps 1-6, 24) 
Tomomi Kyōtani (TV Tokyo)  (TV Tokyo; eps 1-6, 24) 
Assistant Production Manager:
Ikko Suzuki (eps 2, 5) 
Mie Ōsawa (eps 6, 24) 
Zaha (eps 6, 24) 
Background Art:
Ayako Harada (eps 1-6, 24) 
Azusa Kondo (eps 1-6, 24) 
Daimon Yamazaki (eps 1-6, 24) 
Manabu Ikeda (eps 1-6, 24) 
Shogo Goto (eps 1-6, 24) 
Tadashi Itō (eps 1-6, 24) 
Yutaka Hamamatsu (eps 1-6, 24) 
Color design: Kayoko Ōno 
Color Specification:
Eri Oga (ep 4) 
Haremi Miyagawa (eps 6, 24) 
Masaaki Hino (ep 3) 
Sayuri Yoshida (ep 1) 
Tamai Okuda (eps 2, 5) 
Design Production: Jun Hatori 
Digital Color:
Emi Yokote (ep 3) 
Hui Jeong Kim (eps 6, 24) 
Hye Jin Seo (eps 6, 24) 
In Suk Kim (eps 6, 24) 
Ji Yeon Choi (eps 6, 24) 
Ji Yeon Kim (ep 6) 
Koji Hamaoka (ep 4) 
Mayumi Sawame (ep 3) 
Mi Kyoung Jung (eps 6, 24) 
Miyo Tsukahara (ep 3) 
Ryouta Nakata (ep 6) 
Su Yeon Jeon (eps 6, 24) 
Sun Deok Kim (eps 6, 24) 
Tamai Okuda (eps 2, 5) 
Youko Satou (eps 2, 5) 
Yuka Yamamitsu (ep 3) 
Yuki Sakiyama (ep 3) 
Editing: Hiromi Komine 
Finish Check:
Eri Oga (ep 4) 
Haremi Miyagawa (eps 6, 24) 
Masaaki Hino (ep 3) 
Sayuri Yoshida (ep 1) 
Tamai Okuda (eps 2, 5) 
In-Between Animation:
Ae Sook Choi (ep 6) 
Akiko Goto (eps 6, 24) 
Emika Kokuryō (ep 4) 
Haruka Oikawa (eps 2, 5) 
Hiroki Tokuda (ep 4) 
Hitomi Hasebe (ep 4) 
Jung Hyun Cha (ep 6) 
Kayoko Kumatani (eps 2, 5) 
Kazuhito Iida (eps 2, 5) 
Kazunori Takada (ep 2) 
Masateru Inada (ep 4) 
Megumi Iwamoto (ep 4) 
Mi Hyun Seo (eps 6, 24) 
Mi Suk Kim (ep 24) 
Mi Suk Lee (eps 6, 24) 
Mika Uchimura (ep 3) 
Mikie Matsuyama (ep 1) 
Nam Young Lee (eps 6, 24) 
Nan Yeong Kim (eps 6, 24) 
Naoko Kuwabara (ep 3) 
Shuutarou Tsuzaka (eps 2, 5) 
Tōru Shimano (ep 3) 
Yasuhiro Ueno (ep 4) 
Yayoi Takano (ep 3) 
Yoon Hee Choi (ep 6) 
Yun Hee Choi (ep 24) 
In-Between Check:
Kawatatsu (eps 6, 24) 
Kazuaki Tsuji (ep 3) 
Mikie Matsuyama (ep 1) 
Suzuko Mano (ep 4) 
Tsutomu Yamamoto (eps 2, 5) 
Yoshimitsu Yamagishi (ep 3) 
Insert Song Arrangement: Shintarou Tokita (eps 30-31) 
Insert Song Composition: Ayaka (eps 30-31) 
Insert Song Lyrics: Ayaka (eps 30-31) 
Insert Song Performance: Ayaka (eps 30-31) 
Key Animation:
Ai Kato (ep 3) 
Akiko Mori (ep 1) 
Akio Kawamura (ep 1) 
Asami Aida (ep 1) 
Aya Kato (eps 2, 5) 
Chang Hwan Park (ep 1) 
Chiho Mifune (eps 2, 5) 
Daisuke Nakajima (ep 3) 
Genki Yagi (ep 4) 
Gyu Hyeon Han (ep 6) 
Ha Ta Sim (ep 6) 
Hang Bum Cho (ep 24) 
Hiroaki Kawaguchi (ep 1) 
Hiroaki Shimizu (ep 4) 
Hiroshi Hashiguchi (ep 3) 
Hiroyoshi Takenaga (ep 3) 
Hitoshi Morikawa (ep 4) 
Ik Hyun Eum (ep 24) 
Jie Yeon Kim (eps 6, 24) 
Jin Won Seo (eps 6, 24) 
Jong Hwan Oh (ep 24) 
Juji Mizumura (ep 1) 
Jun Ho Song (ep 24) 
Jung Eun Yeom (eps 6, 24) 
Junko Funatsuka (ep 1) 
Junko Matsushita (ep 4) 
Kazunori Takada (ep 5) 
Kazuya Hayashi (ep 4) 
Kenji Fujisaki 
Keun Soo Lim (eps 6, 24) 
Kunihito Takahashi (ep 4) 
Kyoung Hwan Kim (ep 24) 
Kyung Hwan Kim (ep 6) 
Madoka Kattō 
Mami Imamura (ep 4) 
Masahiko Komino (ep 4) 
Masao Suwa (ep 1) 
Masatake Matsubara (ep 3) 
Masayoshi Moto (ep 4) 
Minefumi Harada (ep 1) 
Momoko Makiuchi (ep 4) 
Muneaki Nitta (ep 3) 
Myoung Hoon Park (eps 6, 24) 
Naoki Takahashi (ep 1) 
Naoto Sato (eps 2, 5) 
Nobuharu Ishido (ep 4) 
Norie Kanekubo (ep 3) 
Sang Il Sim (ep 24) 
Sang Kyu Lee (ep 24) 
Sat Kat Oh (ep 6) 
Se Hwan Han (eps 6, 24) 
Shoko Suzuki (ep 1) 
Shuuhei Hosokawa (ep 1) 
Takahide Ogata (ep 3) 
Takashi Saijo (ep 1) 
Tomoka Karino (eps 2, 5) 
Tomomi Kawamura (ep 4) 
Tomomi Shimazaki (ep 1) 
Tomoyuki Matsumoto (eps 2, 5) 
Toshiyuki Komaru 
Toshiyuki Yoshioka (ep 4) 
Tsutomu Yamamoto (eps 2, 5) 
Won Yung Seong (ep 6) 
Yasuko Miyazaki (ep 4) 
Yoko Iizuka (ep 4) 
Yoon-Joung Kim (ep 24) 
Yoshiaki Kubokawa (ep 1) 
Yuji Nakao (ep 4) 
Yukari Matsuo (ep 4) 
Yukari Takano (ep 3) 
Yuki Toki (ep 1) 
Yun Hui Kwon (ep 1) 
Yung Kwan Lee (ep 24) 
Yuuji Kondou (eps 2, 5) 
Original Plan Assistant: Tetsuya Takeda 
Photography:
Ayako Honma (ep 5) 
Hiroki Tsubouchi (eps 1-6, 24) 
Kenji Hirochi (eps 1-6, 24) 
Noriko Wada (eps 1-6, 24) 
Shota Kobayashi (ep 5) 
Tadao Suemitsu (eps 1-6, 24) 
Yûji Satô (eps 1-6, 24) 
Yukina Nomura (eps 1-6, 24) 
Yusuke Ueshima (eps 1-6, 24) 
Planning Assistant:
Masato Hayashi 
Shinichiro Tsuzuki 
Production Desk: Hirofumi Yamashita 
Program Promotion:
Ken Koseki 
Mayumi Kokabuto 
Yosuke Aoki (TV Tokyo) 
Prop Design: Koichi Konno 
Publicity:
Akira Ozeki (eps 1-6, 24) 
Mayumi Kokabuto (eps 1-6, 24) 
Yosuke Aoki (eps 1-6, 24) 
Sound Editor: Kuniko Itou (eps 1-6, 24) 
Sound Effects: Kentarou Washio (eps 1-6, 24) 
Sound Mixing:
Ryoko Nashimoto  (eps 1-6, 24) 
Sound Producer: Takeshi Nishina (eps 1-6, 24) 
Sound Work Manager: Katsuhiro Ono (eps 1-6, 24) 
Supervision:
Makoto Ōmura 
Toshiaki Okuno 
Theme Song Arrangement:
Kobukuro (OP) 
Nataba (ED2) 
Shintarou Tokita (ED1) 
Tsuru (ED3) 
Yoshiaki Fujisawa (ED4) 
Theme Song Composition:
Atsushi Akino (ED3) 
Ayaka (ED1) 
Kentarō Kobuchi (OP) 
Nataba (ED2) 
Natsuko Kondou (ED4) 
Squarehood (ED2) 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Atsushi Akino (ED3) 
Ayaka (ED1) 
Kentarō Kobuchi (OP) 
Natsuko Kondou (ED4) 
Squarehood (ED2) 
Theme Song Performance:
Ayaka (ED) 
Kobukuro (OP) 
Natsuko Kondou (ED4-5) 
Squarehood  (ED2) 
Tsuru  (ED3) 
Haruka Tomatsu as Aoba Tsukishima 
Miyu Irino as Kō Kitamura 

Akemi Kanda as
Akane Takigawa 
Wakaba Tsukishima 
Daisuke Kishio as Keiichirō Senda 
Kenji Nomura as Osamu Akaishi 
Mami Kameoka as Hiroko "Deebu" Okubo 
Megumi Toyoguchi as Ichiyō Tsukishima 
Minoru Inaba as Coach Sentarō Maeno 
Mitsuaki Madono as Junpei Azuma 
Noriko Shitaya as Momiji Tsukishima 
Takahiro Sakurai as Yūhei Azuma 
Tetsuya Kakihara as Mizuki Asami 
Yoshinori Sonobe as Daiki Nakanishi 
Yuka Hirata as Risa Shidou  (14 episodes
eps 6-8, 10-13, 15, 17-18, 27, 43, 48, 50
)
 

Akeno Watanabe as Midori Koganezawa  (11 episodes
eps 12, 18, 22-23, 27, 32, 34, 36-37, 42, 50
)
 
Asuka Horiguchi as Schoolgirl(ep 20) 
Daisuke Endou as
Akane's Father(8 episodes
eps 31, 33-34, 46-50
)
 
Coach Takei(7 episodes
eps 22-23, 36-37, 39-40, 50
)
 
Ichihara(ep 38) 
Makihara(13 episodes
eps 3-4, 6-11, 42, 47-50
)
 
Ogura(4 episodes
eps 9-10, 13, 16
)
 
Player A(ep 26) 
Reporter(ep 45) 
Erika Sudou as
Female Slugger Fukuda(eps 36-37) 
Female Student B(eps 4, 6) 
Kyōko Nakagawa(15 episodes
eps 17, 21, 27-29, 31, 35, 39, 42, 44-45, 47-50
)
 
Schoolgirl B(eps 22-23) 
Yōko(6 episodes
eps 12, 14, 18, 20-21, 24
)
 
Hiromu Miyazaki as
Kishi(ep 50) 
Mitani(12 episodes
eps 12, 17-18, 22-23, 41-46, 48
)
  (eps 22-23) 
Policeman(ep 32) 
Referee B(ep 49) 
Tatsumasa Miki(15 episodes
eps 6-11, 13-15, 24, 43-44, 48-50
)
 
Jiro Saito as Counselor/Acting Principal Eitaro Shidō  (8 episodes
eps 3, 6, 8-11, 15-16
)
 
Jiro Sato as Pitcher Noboru Kamikawa(7 episodes
eps 6, 8-11, 13, 16
)
 
Junko Minagawa as Megumi Shimano  (eps 36-37) 
Kana Uetake as
Akane's Mother(8 episodes
eps 31-32, 34, 46-50
)
 
Imai(4 episodes
eps 34-35, 39, 42
)
 
Keiko Nemoto as Fujita(ep 23) 
Kenji Hamada as Tadashi Shimano  (eps 24, 26-28) 
Kenji Nojima as Keitaro Mishima  (16 episodes
eps 24-29, 38-40, 42, 44-46, 48-50
)
 
Kouzou Douzaka as
Coach Tōru Itoyama(eps 12, 15, 17) 
Keisuke Kishibe(8 episodes
eps 6-11, 13, 16
)
 
Nisikura High School Coach(ep 46) 
Pervert(ep 32) 
Player C(ep 26) 
Referee(ep 36) 
Sekiguchi(11 episodes
eps 3-4, 6, 8-11, 47-50
)
 
Student(eps 43-44) 
Takada(eps 25, 29) 
Teacher(ep 20) 
Tsuchida(ep 28) 
Kozue Harashima as
Fan club girl B 
Girl A(ep 24) 
Kyoko Hikami as Kimie Kitamura  (22 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-6, 13, 16, 19, 27-35, 38, 41, 47-50
)
 
Kyosuke Suzuki as
Anekōji(ep 24) 
Hayashi(eps 1, 3, 30) 
Ishiguro(5 episodes
eps 9-11, 13, 16
)
 
Member(ep 39) 
Pitcher Matsushima(4 episodes
eps 24, 27-28, 32
)
 
Playboy Takehara(ep 36) 
Player B(ep 26) 
Schoolboy(ep 20) 
Tetsu Iwai(7 episodes
eps 8-9, 15, 17, 27-29
)
 
Tsuneki(12 episodes
eps 3-4, 6-11, 47-50
)
 
Mami Kameoka as
Female Student A(ep 4) 
Kaori(eps 12, 14, 20) 
Schoolgirl A(eps 22-23) 
Masako Nozawa as
Nomo (cat)  (eps 1-50) 
Old Man(ep 13) 
Tokie Asami(ep 19) 
Masumi Asano as Ouka University Pitcher Sawaguchi(5 episodes
eps 22-23, 36-37, 50
)
 
Minami Nakanishi as Girl B(ep 24) 
Mugihito as Chairman Yokomichi Ōkubo  (17 episodes
eps 8-11, 13, 15-16, 20, 27, 34-35, 42, 45, 47-50
)
 
Natsuko Kondou as Schoolgirl(ep 50) 
Nobuaki Kanemitsu as
Batting Coach(ep 36) 
Coach Kojima(eps 15, 38) 
Coach Terada(13 episodes
eps 25-29, 38-40, 46-50
)
 
Referee(ep 23) 
Referee B(ep 33) 
Slugger Kubo(9 episodes
eps 7-11, 13-15, 24
)
 
Yashiro(10 episodes
eps 12, 17-18, 22-23, 42-44, 46, 49
)
 
Noriko Shitaya as
Female Student A(ep 6) 
Nurse(ep 37) 
Stadium Announcer(ep 28) 
Takafumi Kawakami as
Ambulance(ep 28) 
Ehara(12 episodes
eps 12, 17-18, 22-23, 42-44, 46, 48-50
)
 
First-Year Student(ep 18) 
Male Stalker(ep 40) 
Onoda(5 episodes
eps 9-10, 13, 15-16
)
 
Pitching Coach(ep 36) 
Referee(ep 45) 
Referee A(ep 49) 
Toshio Miya(12 episodes
eps 6, 8-11, 17, 20, 24-25, 27, 29, 47
)
 
Takuma Suzuki as
Catcher Takizawa(eps 9-10, 15-16) 
Kensaku Kitamura  (24 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 7-8, 12-13, 17, 19, 27-35, 37, 41, 47-50
)
 
Live Announcer(7 episodes
eps 28-29, 38, 44-46, 49
)
 
Referee(ep 11) 
Tetsuo Sakaguchi as Coach Nishigushi(eps 25-26) 
Tohru Furusawa as Coach Shugo Daimon  (3, 6-13, 15-16, 38, 41, 43, 50) 
Tomohisa Asou as Kikuji Asami(ep 19) 
Tooru Nara as Takuro Oikawa  (15 episodes
eps 24, 27-29, 38-40, 42, 44-50
)
 
Toshitaka Hirano as Sena High School Coach(ep 44) 
Touko Aoyama as Ouka University Slugger Ozaki(6 episodes
eps 22-23, 36-37, 42, 50
)
 
Yasuhiko Kawazu as Seiji Tsukishima  (34 episodes
eps 1-8, 12, 14-15, 17-21, 27, 29-35, 39-41, 43-45, 47-50
)
 
Yuki Matsuoka as Minako Kojima  (eps 22-23, 36) 
Yuko Sasamoto as Satomi High Captain Yuki Matsuyama(5 episodes
eps 22-23, 36-37, 50
)
 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: SynergySP 
Animation Production Assistance:
ARMS 
Asahi Production 
Studio ADD 
Studio Zaendou 
Background Art: Studio Tulip 
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2009-04-15) 
TV Tokyo (2009-04-05) 
DVD Distribution: Geneon Entertainment, Inc. 
Film Editing: Imagica 
Key Animation: Jiwoo Animation 
Main Title Design: Viracocha 
Photography:
Studio Zaendou 
SynergySP 
Production Committee: Tsukishima Batting Center 
Production Cooperation:
Actas (4 episodes
eps 35, 41, 43, 47
)
 
Amuse (6 episodes
eps 6, 12, 18, 24, 31, 37
)
 
Asahi Production (5 episodes
eps 4, 10, 16, 19, 28
)
 
Studio Ad (8 episodes
eps 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, 34, 40, 46
)
 
Studio Zaenhora (17 episodes
eps 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 50
)
 
Publicity: TV Tokyo 
Recording Studio: Half HP Studio 
Sound Production: Half HP Studio 
Title Logo: Bay Bridge Studio 
English staff
English companies
(none)
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network 
Hulu 
VizAnime 
English cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd. 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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