Tamayomi: The Baseball Girls (Episode 1) – A Fated Reunion

Tamayomi The Baseball Girls Title

It’s Yomi Takeda’s first day at her new high school and she’s looking forward to making new friends, but she never expected to find an old friend and the love that would rekindle – baseball!

What happened?

Yomi took her seat in her new class and noticed that the girl beside her was reading a baseball magazine. Looking to make conversation, she brought it up, but soon discovered the girl, Yoshino was a huge baseball fan. Then, when Yomi said that she was a pitcher, Yoshino had to examine her hand. Before long, her twin sister Ibuki joined her and then they were both holding Yomi’s hand! Having hit it off with Yoshino and Ibuki, they headed to lunch, but Yomi spotted a familiar face, her childhood best friend, Tamaki. She was the reason Yomi got into baseball in the first place. They decided to head out to the diamond and throw a ball around for old time’s sake.

Tamayomi The Baseball Girls Episode 1 Yoshino Kawaguchi holding Yomi Takeda's Hand

What did you think?

Overall Tamayomi was cute but didn’t blow me away. The animation was a bit of a mess and that may be down to the current global crisis so I’m not going to worry too much at the moment. Yomi’s back story was particularly depressing. I know what it’s like to play on a team where some people weren’t as interested as I was and it gets frustrating. However, I’ve never been on a team where no one was interested but me. That would really suck and I’m amazed that Yomi stuck it out as long as she did. There really is nothing like having a great team around you where everyone is trying their hardest to do their best. I get the feeling that’s where we’ll be heading with this series.

Tamayomi The Baseball Girls Episode 1 Tamaki Yamazaki ready for Yomi Takeda's Pitch

What have you learnt?

I miss playing team sports, but I also don’t miss it… I would, however, love to write a story that takes place in a sporting environment and really hammer in the details from my past. It would obviously be a rugby story. I’m not sure what inspiration I can take from this series, but I will be watching and making notes where applicable. If nothing else, I would like to have a positive message about playing fair and sportsmanship. Nothing winds me up more than arrogant jerks playing sports and thinking that they are better than anyone else. They’re most likely to become the villains in my story.

Tamayomi The Baseball Girls Episode 1 Yomi Takeda's Pitch

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2 Comments

  1. The show was fun, but… bland and generic at the same time. Every character, every story beat, we’ve seen them all done so much better.

    • Lynn Sheridan
      Lynn Sheridan

      That’s true. Hopefully, there will be something that sets it apart or at the least we have some fun.

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