One Outs

One Outs

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Toua Tokuchi is an athlete by profession, but a reckless gambler at heart. On the streets of Okinawa, he uses nothing but his wits and a "fastball" peaking at a mere 134 kmph to somehow achieve 499 wins in the game of "One Outs," a simplified version of baseball between the pitcher and one batter. Amazed by Toua's unique prowess on the mound, veteran slugger Hiromichi Kojima artfully scouts the pitcher for his long unsuccessful team, the Saikyou Saitama Lycaons. Kojima desperately hopes Toua will lead them to the championship; however, Tsuneo Saikawa, the mercenary owner of the Lycaons, sees the vastly talented pitcher as a threat to the income generated by the team. Rising to the challenge of swaying the owner, Toua suggests a one-of-a-kind "One Outs" contract: every out Toua pitches will earn him five million yen, but with every run he gives up, he will lose fifty million yen. Adapted from the manga by Shinobu Kaitani of Liar Game fame, One Outs documents the intense psychological battles between Toua and those around him. With millions of yen at stake, can a pitcher who has done nothing but gamble in a head-to-head imitation of baseball finally lead a real baseball team to victory?

User Rating: 4.78 ( 2 votes)


English: One Outs
Japanese: ワンナウツ
Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2008 to Apr 1, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: VAP, Nippon Television Network
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Sports, Psychological, Seinen
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Yuuzou Satou – Director
Masahiro Hosoda – Episode Director, Storyboard
Hideo Takayashiki – Script, Series Composition
Toshiya Niidome – Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Bury” by Pay money To my pain
ED1: “Moment” by Tribal Chair

Episode List

01: The Mysterious Man
02: Gambler
03: One Outs Contract
04: The Team’s Qualification
05: Hope
06: Low Spinning Fastball
07: Trick & Trap
08: Foul Play
09: Settlement
10: Strategist vs Gambler
11: World`s Fastest Man
12: Invincible Pitching Style
13: The Sealed Feet
14: A Nine Players Infield
15: A One Player Infield
16: Trick Stadium
17: The Deceiving Knuckleball
18: Stolen Sign
19: Shady Signal
20: Ridicule
21: Disclosure
22: Interception
23: Capture
24: Conspiracy
25: Beyond the Triumph…



Concentrates on a series of psychological war games. Fascinating antihero lead character uses everything at his disposal to ensure victory.


Watching Toua decimate opponents and allies alike is extremely entertaining. The premise delivers jubilantly and with relish. Great stuff.


Psychological, sports. I’m in.


Baseball meets mind games in this crazy mashup that is brilliant and tense and only suffers for leaving the audience on a cliffhanger.

Shinya Makishima

Aww…But i expected it to be longer, or at least have a sequel…Why did it have to be finished?


this dude…


just watch it!!!



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