My friend and I had our first Sunday anime meeting of the year yesterday, and as such, we haven't found anything that particularly stands out as of yet. So we tried out a number of new shows yesterday including the suspense-thriller "Boku Dake ga Inai Machi"（僕だけがいない街...ERASED）, the loopy countryside comedy "Dagashi Kashi"（だがしかし）and the rakugo drama "Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu"（昭和元禄落語心中）. However, the after-dinner wrap-up consisted of the first half of an anime that had actually been broadcast all the way back in 2009, "Taisho Yakyu Musume"（大正野球娘。...Taisho Baseball Girls）.
My friend had gotten the DVD set well over a year ago but it was only within the last couple of months that he finally decided to break open the seal and take a gander. As has been the case with a lot of shows ranging from "Sailor Moon"（セーラームーン）to "Girls und Panzer", this particular show has a bunch of young girls getting together haphazardly to eventually achieve a worthy goal...in this case, making a decent high school baseball team to show the guys that girls can play the game, too...all against the backdrop of the prosperous Taisho Era in Japan (1912-1926)....specifically 1925.
|Asakusa, one of the shout-out places in "Tokyo Bushi"|