One Outs Manga to Relaunch in October
posted on 2008-09-16 14:43 EDT by Egan Loo
This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Business Jump magazine has announced on Wednesday that Shinobu Kaitani will restart his One Outs baseball manga in the next issue on October 1. Madhouse's Akagi and Kaiji team is adapting the manga into an animated television series that will premiere on October 7. The story centers around Tōa Tokuchi, a 134-kmph (83 miles per hour) pitcher who is the undisputed king of a gambling form of baseball called "One Out."At the urging of a professional player he meets, Tokuchi joins the big leagues under an unusual contract: he gets 5 million yen (about US$46,000) for every out he pitches, but loses 50 million yen (US$460,000) for every point he gives up.
The manga relaunch will be called One Outs: Miwaku no All-Star-Hen (One Outs: The Enthralling All-Star Edition). The manga originally ran in the same Business Jump magazine from 1998 to 2006, and 19 compiled volumes have already been published.