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OtapediaGurazeni Season 2

Alternate Title

グラゼニ シーズン2

Synopsis

Natsunosuke Bonda is 26 and in his eighth year as a professional left-handed pitcher for the Jingu Spiders. He currently makes 18 million yen a year but is not considered a top-rank player. Knowing that baseball is a time-limited career, Bonda is consumed with thoughts of his future after the game and how to maintain his comparatively high salary after retiring. After all, not everyone can become a coach or a commentator. Despite his advancing age, Bonda has convinced himself there’s “money in the grounds” and is determined to make his fortune while he still has time.

Background

Gurazeni is adapted from the manga written by Yuji Moritaka and illustrated by Keiji Adachi which ran in Weekly Morning from 2010 to 2014. The anime adaptation was announced in the 17th edition of Weekly Morning published in March 2017. The first season premiered on BS SkyPer! in April 2018 and, in a homage to baseball doubleheaders, airs two 15-minute episodes per week. Season 2 airs in October 2018.

Characters

Natsunosuke Bonda (Voiced by: Fukushi Ochiai)

Shirt Number: 39>40
Age: 26
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 79 kg
Natsunosuke Bonda is a 26-year-old professional baseball player for the Jingu Spiders who is constantly among the lower rated team members and is anxious about his life after the game. He is always thinking about money and how to get more of it. Bonda has been playing for eight years and is a left-handed short middle relief pitcher.

Yuki (Voiced by: M.A.O.)

Yuki is a 24-year-old cafe waitress Bonda has taking a liking to. However, she is also very popular with many of the other customers thanks to her bright and cheerful personality.

Tanabe (Voiced by: Issei Futamata)

Shirt Number: 90
Age: 65
Tanabe is the Jingu Spiders coach and is very encouraging towards Bonda.

Sakota (Voiced by: Kenji Nomura)

Shirt Number: 79
Age: 39
Sakota is the Jingu Spiders bullpen coach and in charge of the mid-relief pitchers. He is well known for his intense expressions.

Kozato (Voiced by: Ryuuzou Ishino)

Shirt number: 80
Age: 56
Kozato is the Jingu Spiders’ first team pitching coach. He often works with Tanabe.

Tokunaga (Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa)

Shirt number: 29 (retired)
Age: 35
Tokunaga is a former player for the Jingu Spiders who retired three years ago to become a commentator. He is like a big brother to Bonda.

Akira Shibuya (Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino)

Shirt number: 25>14
Age: 27
Shibuya is the Jingu Spiders top pitcher. He’s also Bonda’s best friend despite being much further up the ranks and having a much higher salary.

Hideo Matsumoto (Voiced by: Hideo Matsumoto)

Played by the man himself, Hideo Matsumoto is a real life baseball commentator for Otowa Radio Station.

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Staff

  • Original Creator: Keiji Adachi, Yuji Moritaka
  • Director: Ayumu Watanabe
  • Series Composition: Hideo Takayashiki
  • Character Designer: Kenichi Ohnuki
  • Music: Akifumi Tada
  • Sound Director: Kouji Tsujitani
  • Animation Production: Studio Deen

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