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1-> ''Peter Drucker: A legendary figure in business management and often referred to as its very father. His book ''management'' has been referred to as the Bible of contemporary businessmen. This is the story of a high school girl who takes an ordinary baseball team to the summer nationals with ''Management'' in hand.''²²''Moshi Kōkō Yakyū no Joshi Manager ga Dorakkā no "Management" o Yondara'' ("What if the Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker's ''Management''?"). Originally a business novel by Natsumi Iwasaki, Moshidora was adapted to a 10-part anime, animated by Creator/ProductionIG, to be aired by Creator/{{NHK}} in the [[Spring2011Anime Spring 2011 season]]. The story is about Minami, a girl who decides to manage her school's baseball team using the principles of Drucker's ''Management'', after her best friend Yuki (the original manager) falls gravely sick. ²²There is also a live-action film, which was released on June 4, 2011.²----²!!''Moshidora'' contains examples of:²²* ActorAllusion: [[Creator/YokoHikasa Minami]] played Romeo when she was younger. Good thing [[Manga/KOn she wasn't shy.]]²* BilingualDialogue: In the live action adaptation, Minami's conversation with [[spoiler:Peter Drucker in a dream when she was unconscious]].²* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Minami is modeled after Minami Minegishi of Music/AKB48. Ironically, in the LiveActionAdaptation Minegishi portrayed Ayano instead, while her namesake was portrayed by her colleague, Atsuko Maeda, who has more acting experience.²* ComingOfAgeStory²* CrypticConversation: A conversation between Minami and Yuki starts off as general baseball team talk then gradually Yuki's tone and words grow more and more ominous. [[spoiler:Yuki then dies later on, sealing the fact she was aware her time was growing short]].²* CurtainsMatchTheWindow²* CuteSportsClubManager: Yuki was one before being hospitalized. Minami takes over and becomes one.²* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan!: Minami starts [[SanitySlippage going off]] on a tirade about how horrible of a person she is [[spoiler:following Yuki's death]], forcing Jiro [[WhatTheHellHero to slap her]].²* HardWorkMontage: The team's training sessions are shown. It ''is'' a baseball show, after all.²* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Minami]] breaks down after [[spoiler:Yuki's death]]. Ayano of all people manages to break [[spoiler:her]] out of it.²* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Starts with "Minami" followed by what she learns about business.²* IllGirl: Yuki. [[spoiler: [[DoomedByCanon She does NOT get better.]]]]²* LookBehindYou: Ayano pulls this off on Minami in order to avoid answering Minami's questions.²* OverlyLongTitle: That's why most call it Moshidora.²* SailorFuku²* SaveOurTeam: One of the reasons Minami became a manager.²* SeriousBusiness: Baseball team management, of course.²* ShrinkingViolet: '''Ayano'''²* VerbalTic: Ayano can't seem to start an utterance without "Eh? Ah... hai."²* WhamEpisode: Episode 9 - [[spoiler:[[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth Yuki's]] death.]]²----


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