“Pokémon Sun & Moon” Anime Gets The Raddest Looking Throw-Back Baseball Episode

Baseball season is heating up. America has its MLB. Japan its NPB. And, Pokémon Sun & Moon has its anime episode 970, “The Fierce Pokébase Match! Go for a Tide-Turning Home Run!!, set to air May 25th. A preview is getting plenty of attention thank in large part to a style that evokes anime’s classic sports titles from the late 60’s and 70’s. 



For comparison…


Star of the Giants – 1968


For comparison Apatchi Yakyūgun – 1971



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.