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A manga by Shinobu Kaitani (also the author of ''Manga/LiarGame'') ''One Outs'' presents itself quite differently from others in its genre. While most sports series are focused on the importance of training, determination and teamwork (more often than not featuring high-school-age players), ''One Outs'' is mainly concerned with loads of money and incredible mind games in a pro baseball setting. The anime was produced by the team responsible for ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}''; the protagonist is voiced by the seiyuu of the eponymous characters from those two series.

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A manga by Shinobu Kaitani (also the author of ''Manga/LiarGame'') ''One Outs'' presents itself quite differently from others in its genre. While most sports series are focused on the importance of training, determination and teamwork (more often than not featuring high-school-age players), ''One Outs'' is mainly concerned with loads of money and incredible mind games in a pro baseball setting. The anime was produced by the team responsible for ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}''; the protagonist is voiced by the seiyuu of the eponymous characters from those two series.\n



It was adapted into a 25-episode anime series by Creator/{{Madhouse}} in 2008.

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It was adapted into a 25-episode anime series by Creator/{{Madhouse}} in 2008. The anime was produced by the team responsible for ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}''; the protagonist is voiced by the seiyuu of the eponymous characters from those two series.


Batter Kojima Hiromichi, nearing retirement, is determined to lead his baseball team, the Lycaons, out of the bottom rank of the league. After a trip to a training camp in Okinawa, he stumbles upon a game of "One Outs" - a gambling variant of baseball - where he is defeated by a blond pitcher named Tokuchi Toua, who is claimed to have never allowed a hit in any of the 499 games he has played. Realizing the missing factor of his team, he makes another wager with Tokuchi, winning and recruitng the latter into the team.

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Batter Kojima Hiromichi, nearing retirement, is determined to lead his baseball team, the Lycaons, out of the bottom rank of the league. After a trip to a training camp in Okinawa, he stumbles upon a game of "One Outs" - a gambling variant of baseball - where he is defeated by a blond pitcher named Tokuchi Toua, who is claimed to have never allowed a hit in any of the 499 games he has played. been beaten. Realizing the missing factor of his team, he makes another wager with Tokuchi, winning and recruitng recruiting the latter into the team.
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A manga by Shinobu Kaitani (also the author of ''Manga/LiarGame'') which was adapted into a 25-episode anime series by Studio Creator/{{Madhouse}} in 2008,
''One Outs'' presents itself quite differently from others in its genre. While most sports series are focused on the importance of training, determination and teamwork (more often than not featuring high-school-age players), ''One Outs'' is mainly concerned with loads of money and incredible mind games in a pro baseball setting. The anime was produced by the team responsible for ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}''; the protagonist is voiced by the seiyuu of the eponymous characters from those two series.

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Kojima Hiromichi is the ace batter of the Lycaons - a notoriously weak baseball team that is often ranked at the bottom of the league. Determined to lead the team to victory prior to his retirement, Kojima takes a trip to a training camp in Okinawa, hoping to discover what factors the Lycaons lack.

Here, he happens upon a game dubbed "One Outs" - a gambling derivative of baseball - and is soundly defeated by a blond pitcher named Tokuchi Toua, who is claimed to have never allowed a hit in any of the 499 games he has played.

Kojima realizes that he has found the 'missing factor' and makes a wager with Tokuchi. Little does anyone know that the outcome of this gamble will dictate the fates of the Lycaons and all those connected to the team.

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A manga by Shinobu Kaitani (also the author of ''Manga/LiarGame'') which was adapted into a 25-episode anime series by Studio Creator/{{Madhouse}} in 2008,
''One Outs'' presents itself quite differently from others in its genre. While most sports series are focused on the importance of training, determination and teamwork (more often than not featuring high-school-age players), ''One Outs'' is mainly concerned with loads of money and incredible mind games in a pro baseball setting. The anime was produced by the team responsible for ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' and ''Manga/{{Kaiji}}''; the protagonist is voiced by the seiyuu of the eponymous characters from those two series.

From Mangaupdates.com :

Batter Kojima Hiromichi Hiromichi, nearing retirement, is the ace batter of the Lycaons - a notoriously weak determined to lead his baseball team that is often ranked at team, the Lycaons, out of the bottom rank of the league. Determined to lead the team to victory prior to his retirement, Kojima takes After a trip to a training camp in Okinawa, hoping to discover what factors the Lycaons lack.

Here,
he happens stumbles upon a game dubbed of "One Outs" - a gambling derivative variant of baseball - and where he is soundly defeated by a blond pitcher named Tokuchi Toua, who is claimed to have never allowed a hit in any of the 499 games he has played.

Kojima realizes that he has found
played. Realizing the 'missing factor' and missing factor of his team, he makes a another wager with Tokuchi. Little does anyone know that Tokuchi, winning and recruitng the outcome of this gamble will dictate latter into the fates of the Lycaons and all those connected to the team. team.

It was adapted into a 25-episode anime series by Creator/{{Madhouse}} in 2008.


A manga by Shinobu Kaitani (also the author of ''Manga/LiarGame'') which was adopted into a 25-episode anime series by Studio Creator/{{Madhouse}} in 2008,

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A manga by Shinobu Kaitani (also the author of ''Manga/LiarGame'') which was adopted adapted into a 25-episode anime series by Studio Creator/{{Madhouse}} in 2008,


* BadAss: Toua, again.


* CharacterDevelopment: By the end of the series Toua is actually going out for drinks with the other members and taking part in pre-match meetings (for his own reasons, but still.)



* CharacterDevelopment: By the end of the series Toua is actually going out for drinks with the other members and taking part in pre-match meetings (for his own reasons, but still.)


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Besides Tokuchi himself of course, there's Takami Itsuki of the Mariners. [[spoiler: He's the first to truly figure out Tokuchi's pitching style and becomes the first person to hit a Home Run off of him. He ends up teaching the rest of his team how to deal with Tokuchi thus making him completely overwhelmed once the training truly starts to kick in. He also was the first one to pick up on the fact that Tokuchi had seemingly turned it back around on them but unfortunately for him the Mariners didn't believe him until it was FAR too late.]]


* {{Expy}}: Toua, of {{Akagi}}. Their personalities are virtually the same.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Lycaons finally becomes a strong team that can even compete in the championship. All thanks to Toua's planning, but Toua disappears during the finals and is never is seen again by the team as he considered that the gamble he made with Kojima in Okinawa, which is to make the Lycaons to be a strong team that could compete in the champsionsip, is now over.]]


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* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: In the finale, after finally managing to make the Lycaons a team strong enough to compete in the championships, Toua disappears during the finals and is never is seen again by the team]]

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: The Lycaons themselves. They go from a team that was historically bad to one of the most feared teams in Japan, eventually even WITHOUT Tokuchi.

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*** Saikawa actually had Tokuchi dead to rights halfway through the manga but screwed himself out of it due to this. [[spoiler: He, wisely, figured that if he couldn't take care of Tokuchi on the field he'd have to catch him napping off of it. So he arranges for someone to deliberately drive into Tokuchi's car after a road game and cause an accident, ruining his reputation and getting him suspended for many games (due to a clause on the One Outs Contract, any missed games due to this sort of thing would come with a hefty fine. A long suspension would ruin him). He just made one small error. He paid the guy too little, allowing Tokuchi to find him and simply pay him more to reveal the deception. Had he not been so obsessed with keeping money his plan would've succeeded.]]

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Besides Tokuchi himself of course, there's Takami Itsuki of the Mariners. [[spoiler: He's the first to truly figure out Tokuchi's pitching style and becomes the first person to hit a Home Run off of him. He ends up teaching the rest of his team how to deal with Tokuchi thus making him completely overwhelmed once the training truly starts to kick in. He also was the first one to pick up on the fact that Tokuchi had seemingly turned it back around on them but unfortunately for him the Mariners didn't believe him until it was FAR too late.]]

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* ArtifactTitle: At around two-thirds of the way into the manga [[spoiler: Tokuchi ends up sinking Saikawa once and for all after a major rate raise. Once Saikawa was removed the One Outs Contract was no longer in effect thus taking away the main connection the title had to the series. There are still plots to deal with, but none related to One Outs itself.]]

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** Taken to an absurd extreme when it appears that Tokuchi had gotten injured in a game (which of course Saikawa ordered because he's a {{Jerkass}}). [[spoiler: When Tokuchi announces that he's going to start in the next game, Saikawa ups the rate to 200 TIMES trying to finish off Tokuchi once and for all. But of course, Tokuchi being TheChessmaster , he had set a trap using a WoundedGazelleGambit. He wasn't injured at all and he proceeded to pitch a Perfect Game to hammer the point home. Saikawa is ruined and is marginalized out of the manga shortly thereafter.]]


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