Fans who like their sports anime to have a more mercenary angle are in luck, because Gurazeni: Money Pitch is returning for a second season on BS SKY PerfecTV! beginning in October of 2018.
In addition to following the continuing adventures of baseball pitcher Bonda Natsunosuke as he tries to strike a balance between his personal life and his career as an athlete, the second season will also feature former baseball player Masahiro Yamamoto and comedian Yuki Iwai as guest voice actors.
Based on the seinen manga written by Yūji Moritaka and illustrated by Keiji Adachi, the Gurazeni: Money Pitch TV anime is directed by Ayumu Watanabe and features animation by Studio Deen. The first season of Gurazeni: Money Pitch is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, who describe the story as follows:
Bonda Natsunosuke (26, single), is a left-handed relief pitcher for the professional baseball team, the Jingu Spiders. He became a pro right after high school and now in his 8th year makes 18 million yen a year, and is not what you’d call a “first rate player.” “I don’t know how many years I’ve got left to play after 30.” “Only a few can become coaches or commentators after they retire.” “Pro baseball players need to make their money while before they retire!” Despite the harsh realities, Bonda always repeats the same phrase: “There’s money buried in the grounds.”
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