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* OnlySixFaces: In the manga. When they have helmets on, most characters are indistinguishable from one another. According to the Japanese OtherWiki, the author has outright admitted that several characters have the same face model, e.g. Haruna and Coach Momo.

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* OnlySixFaces: In the manga. When they have helmets on, most characters are indistinguishable from one another. According to the Japanese OtherWiki, [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} Other Wiki]], the author has outright admitted that several characters have the same face model, e.g. Haruna and Coach Momo.


* {{Dojikko}}: Mihashi is a male example who regularly trips and falls over nothing.

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* {{Dojikko}}: [[CuteClumsyGirl Cute Clumsy Guy]]: Mihashi is a male example who regularly trips and falls over nothing.





* [[spoiler:BitterSweetEnding]]: [[spoiler:Season 2 ends with Nishiura getting knocked out of the Summer Tournament.]]

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* [[spoiler:BitterSweetEnding]]: BitterSweetEnding: [[spoiler:Season 2 ends with Nishiura getting knocked out of the Summer Tournament.]]



* [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud Did He Just Say That Aloud]]: Happens to his teammates often when Tajima talks about certain...[[ADateWithRosiePalms habits.]]

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* [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud Did He Just Say That Aloud]]: DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Happens to his teammates often when Tajima talks about certain...[[ADateWithRosiePalms habits.]]



* [[ItsAllMyFault It's All My Fault]]: Abe repeatedly has to reassure Mihashi that it's not.

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* [[ItsAllMyFault It's All My Fault]]: ItsAllMyFault: Abe repeatedly has to reassure Mihashi that it's not.


* BonusMaterial: Every volume of the manga comes with several extra strips and explanations that Higuchi couldn't fit into the main series.


''Ōkiku Furikabutte'', also known as ''Big Windup!'' is a {{Seinen}} manga and anime series about HighSchool Baseball by AsaHiguchi, that was animated by Creator/A1Pictures.

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''Ōkiku Furikabutte'', also known as ''Big Windup!'' is a {{Seinen}} manga and anime series about HighSchool Baseball by AsaHiguchi, Asa Higuchi, that was animated by Creator/A1Pictures.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the manga, the team's field manager (coach) Maria Momoe looks quite intimidating with her wild, unkempt hair and fierce demeanor. So despite being only a few years older than they are, the reader never wonders why none of the [[HormoneAddledTeenager boys on the team]] seem to [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon think of her as attractive]]. She becomes much prettier in the anime, getting better hair, softer facial expressions, and even an increased cup size.
** The trope also applies to virtually everyone else in the series, since the Oofuri manga art is... not very good, to say the least.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the manga, the team's field manager (coach) Maria Momoe looks quite intimidating with her wild, unkempt hair and fierce demeanor. So despite being only For a few years older than they are, the reader never wonders why none lot of the [[HormoneAddledTeenager boys on the team]] seem to [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon think of her as attractive]]. She becomes much prettier in the anime, getting better hair, softer facial expressions, and even an increased cup size.
** The trope also applies to virtually everyone else in the series, since the Oofuri manga art is... not very good, to say the least.
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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: And he uses it ''strictly''.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Abe is actually the youngest guy on the team. Coach Roka is only 20 years old.

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: And he uses it Tajima keeps using ''strictly''.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Even though he looks older, Abe is actually one of the youngest guy guys on the team.team. Mizutani and Nishihiro are the ones who are younger than Abe. Coach Roka is only 20 years old.


* EmbarrassingFirstName: Hanai's first name is Azusa, which is more common as a girl's name. He hates it so much that he makes ''his own mother'' call him by their family name instead.

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Hanai's first name is Azusa, which is more common as a girl's name. He hates it so much that he makes ''his own mother'' call him by their family name instead. He even avoids going to Tajima's house when he finds out he'd be called by his first name there.



* FirstNameBasis: [[spoiler:As of chapter 122, Mihashi, Abe, Tajima and Izumi are on a first name basis with each other.]]

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* FirstNameBasis: [[spoiler:As of chapter 122, 126, Mihashi, Abe, Tajima and Tajima, Izumi and Sakaeguchi are on a first name basis with each other.]]


* YoungerThanTheyLook: Abe is actually one of the youngest guys on the team. Only Mizutani and Nishihiro are younger. Coach Roka is only 20 years old.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Abe is actually one of the youngest guys guy on the team. Only Mizutani and Nishihiro are younger.team. Coach Roka is only 20 years old.


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* ShoutOut: In the Tosei game, one of the songs played by the Nishiura cheer squad/band is the theme song of ''Music/LupinIII''. The Tosei band plays the march from ''SpaceBattleshipYamato''.

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* ShoutOut: In the Tosei game, one of the songs played by the Nishiura cheer squad/band is the theme song of ''Music/LupinIII''. The Tosei band plays the march from ''SpaceBattleshipYamato''.''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato''.


* NoExportForYou: Season 1 didn't sell as well as Creator/FUNimation had expected, so they decided not to license Season 2.



* SeriesHiatus: Asa Higuchi took a 1 year maternity break from 2010 to 2011.


* Retcon: In the early manga and anime (eps 1 and 2), Tajima is said to have been on a Little League Seniors team. In Season 2 this is retconned to make him part of a Boys' baseball team (Japan-only youth league). Presumably this was done to explain why other characters like Haruna and Sakaeguchi didn't know him.

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* Retcon: {{Retcon}}: In the early manga and anime (eps 1 and 2), Tajima is said to have been on a Little League Seniors team. In Season 2 this is retconned to make him part of a Boys' baseball team (Japan-only youth league). Presumably this was done to explain why other characters like Haruna and Sakaeguchi didn't know him.

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* FirstNameBasis: [[spoiler:As of chapter 122, Mihashi, Abe, Tajima and Izumi are on a first name basis with each other.]]


* WaterWorks: Mihashi cries normally most of the time, but he can produce some real gushers. Also Daichi of Sakitama's usual crying method.

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