Official Site (JPN)
Maeda Atsuko plays Kawashima Minami
Idol Kawaguchi Haruna plays Miyata Yuki
Minegishi Minami plays Houjou Ayano.
Miichan should’ve played Minami really but alas. First sign of things going wrong.
To those who don’t know…
Moshidora (The Anime) is a 10 episode sports/drama anime that aired in two weeks with one epsiode every business day. It was about a high school girl who takes over her sick friend’s job as the manager of her school’s baseball team. Determined to take the team to the nationals as a gift to her friend, she does so by implementing clues from a business management novel to the baseball team and the team does go all the way.
The girl is Kawashima Minami and her sick friend is Miyata Yuki. The story resolves around these two and all the other characters are just there. It began for them way back when they were still young.
The chemistry between these two was very strong and the anime producers kept their priorities straight and didn’t cave out.
Moshidora did right what Princess Nine failed at.
Despite the huge number of candidates, the anime did not go the boyfriend/love triangles/crap route. Everything was about Yuki and Minami and I loved it.
I was actually pretty surprised by this and wasn’t expecting it.
Despite the ending, this anime is totally yuri.
Now as to why I am worried, first they messed up the cast and actually Miichan’s fans did rage about it a little. So she was stuck with playing Ayano instead who doesn’t talk much and when she does most of her dialogue is filled with “Yes?…Erm…Yes”
Ayano is one of the managers with Minami and another girl who I haven’t seen her LIVE cast of yet. Will she appear?
I bet they are going to sneak in some stupid romance shenanigans with the boys in there! I can already see it.
Oh well, I will watch it any way just so I can RAGE about it if it indeed does happen.