Cross Game

Cross Game

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Kou Kitamura and Aoba Tsukishima are often at odds—even though their families happen to be close friends and business partners. Although the only child of a sports shop owner, Kou has never been interested in playing baseball. Despite this, he possesses an impressive batting ability honed by frequent visits to the local baseball batting center run by the Tsukushima family. On the other hand, Aoba loves to play baseball and is a star player with exceptional pitching form. However, these two seemingly complete opposites share something very important to them—Wakaba Tsukishima, Aoba's older sister and Kou's destined sweetheart. Admired by the quarrelsome duo, Wakaba often finds herself the catalyst to their never-ending rivalry. But whether or not they realize that they have more in common than either would care to admit, only time will tell. The game of baseball may just be what the pair needs to ultimately overcome their own personal struggles.

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)


English: Cross Game
Japanese: クロスゲーム
Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Mar 28, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Shogakukan Productions
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub


Osamu Sekita – Director
Takeshi Takadera – Sound Director
Hideki Shirane – Script, Screenplay
Michihiro Tsuchiya – Script
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Summer Rain” by Kobukuro
ED1: “Koikogarete Mita Yume (恋焦がれて見た夢)” by Ayaka (eps 1-13)
ED2: “Orange Days (オレンジDays)” by SQUAREHOOD (eps 14-26)
ED3: “Moeru You na Koi Janai Kedo (燃えるような恋じゃないけど)” by Tsuru (鶴) (eps 27-39)
ED4: “Rehearsal (リハーサル)” by Natsuko Kondo (近藤夏子) (eps 40-49)
ED5: “Koi Suru Otome (恋スル乙女)” by Natsuko Kondo (近藤夏子) (ep 50)

Episode List

01: Four-Leaf Clover
02: I Hate You!
03: For Real?
04: Secret Weapon
05: Can I Borrow a Pot?
06: Who Are You?
07: Sucker for a Pretty Face
08: You Two Are Alike
09: Let’s Do This!
10: Yeah, Right
11: Wipe That Smirk Off Your Face
12: I Challenge You!
13: Summer Training Camp?
14: How Many Points?
15: Enjoy It More
16: How Should I Know?
17: That’s Tough
18: An Audition?
19: Memories…
20: Mizuki Asami
21: No Matter What Happens
22: You Underestimated It, Didn’t You?
23: We’ll Make a Comeback, Right?
24: Don’t You Quit
25: It’s an Honor
26: I Know
27: He May Be Right
28: Let’s End This
29: No I’m Not!
30: Wakaba
31: Do Ghosts Grow Older?
32: Hey
33: Or Is It Fate?
34: Happy New Year
35: February 14
36: To Women’s Baseball?!
37: I Guess I Slept Well
38: It’s His First Date
39: Since Forever
40: Idiot!
41: Koshien, Here I Go!
42: Everyone’s Summer
43: She Hasn’t Changed
44: A Careless Pitch?
45: That’s My Line!
46: I’ve Got a Bad Feeling
47: Can I Lie?
48: All Right
49: Are You Having Fun?
50: More Than Anyone in the World…


Baseball is a backdrop to the heart of the series that focuses on the interpersonal lives & dreams of two people trying to fulfill a promise


I hate baseball, but this anime kept me at the edge of my seat and hit me in the feels multiple times. Don’t read any further just watch it!


Great sports/romance series. It may seem childish at first but it goes far deeper. Definitely one of the most underrated shows out there.


Dear Mitsuru Adachi, can you write my life ?


Baseball Drama anime about Kou as he follows his girlfriends dream about him going to nationals. Tear jerking with cute animation and music.


Who would have thought the best romance/slice of life would be in a sports anime?


A sport anime that I actually like from a mangaka that I actually like reading his sport manga



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."