Well now. Moshi Koukou Yakyuu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no Management wo Yondara, or (since hardly anybody would be able to memorize that) more commonly known as Moshidora, has ended. Ironically, although it was one of the last (if not the last) anime to start airing this spring, it has now finished. Done. Adapted from the top-selling book of the year by Natsumi Iwasaki, 10 episodes flew past us in about 2 weeks while the rest that started ages ago have just reached half that. Oh well.
Anyway I really did like Moshidora. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with it or anything, but it was a nice high school baseball anime drama. It was a nice change in the sense that instead of trying to strengthen the team by pumping their players up or coming up with awesomely wicked strategies, they tackled it through management. The whole thing was kinda predictable and the OP was a tad bit annoying but whatever. It was enjoyable.
So enjoyable (and popular), in fact, that it’s being adapted into a live-action film on 4th July, 2011.
Produced by Akimoto Yasushi and starring Maeda Atsuko from AKB48 as Kawashima Minami (the whole film is pretty AKB48 centric), I suppose it’s going to just be a repeat of everything that we’ve already watched. Except that it’s, you know. Live-action.
And I have to say, when I saw the pitcher dude who’s acting as Asano – for some reason, I thought… “Wow. He really looks like he just stepped out from some 80’s baseball manga.” Does anyone else share this feeling or is it just me??
Wish I could say more but have to get back to studies now. Just really felt like sharing this =P