Buddy Strike is a new series in WSJ. It's about a pitcher and a catcher. The catcher may be female, and I may be talking out of my ass.
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The question you should be asking is why are there no GIRLS
The author's last series was about a girl's team and had lots of fanservice.
Girl status: much less likely
Gonna go with twin of a dead/hospitalized brother for now.
This series seems to be trying to explain that, actually.
Chapter felt short, but at least it made me chuckle quite a bit.
I don't really get what the author intent is with this manga; Baseball manga can be divided between the one where it's all bout mind tricks, the coming of age story, and the full-on sports approach. Seems to me he tries to do everything here.
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There's a term in baseball for the pitcher/catcher combination (battery) so I have to imagine it's important.
The catcher is the one able to catch the ridiculous pitches of a strong pitcher, and the catcher is the one who directs and guides the pitcher for their throws.
Both the pitcher and the catcher need to be aware of the batter's individual strengths and weaknesses, and strategize accordingly, all within a few seconds, using hand signals and other subtle gestures.
He tells the pitcher what pitch to throw, where to aim it etc. making it so that the Pitcher only has to concentrate on pitching.
And it is fucking hard to catch pitch who go that fast.
But so far, there is no real direction to it. Catcher can catch. He didn't even use signs or fuck with people head yet. Maybe in the third chapter. But it seems so slow. I guess what I'm saying is that the manga is not formulaic enough.
Author fucked up in other words. If the introduction does not hook you up with something, it won't work. The only hook so far is "SKULL REAPER. WHO IS HE?"..
Splatoon disease strikes again. Danger!
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Funny fact: Bleach will surpass Naruto in number of volumes.
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Please have mercy, don't cancel my manga this time!
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Yeah, stop by at the snack shop and stop Nisekoi too.
The catcher also has to throw the ball to the different bases in order to trap opponents who got on base so that the team can get outs.
He is also responsible for putting out eventual runs from third base.
What I'm getting at is that the manga will get axed.
This will definitely at least get to 20, there's 2 series that need to be canceled first before IT gets canceled.
That, and truly abysmal series are the only ones that get canned that quickly, like E-Robot.