Tag: Ryuta Sato

Rookies – Episode 4 (Review)

ROOKIES Episode 4 Review by David Cirone SUMMARY Now that the baseball club has achieved 9 members, the team’s positions are decided. As the boys argue for the superstar potion of pitcher, Aniya (Hayato Ichihara) stakes his claim beyond argument with his 135km/hr fastball. Kawato (Ryuta Sato) assigns hot-headed Wakana (Sousuke Takaoka) to the catcher …

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Japanese Drama Winter 2014 preview

Tokyohive previews the new winter 2014 Japanese drama season. I’m looking forward to Shitsuren Chocolatier and Team Batista 4. Read the full breakdown here: http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/01/prime-time-drama-preview-winter-2014

Rookies – Episode 3 (Review)

ROOKIES Episode 3 Review by David Cirone SUMMARY Harassment of the baseball club escalates as their clubhouse and classroom are vandalized by unknown enemies. Shinjo (Yu Shirota) tracks down the culprits and challenges the gang to a fight. Shinjo’s friends aren’t about to let their friend defend their honor alone, and they rush to his …

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Rookies – Episode 2 (Review)

ROOKIES Episode 2 Review by David Cirone SUMMARY Kawato (Ryuta Sato) receives a phone call from neighboring Yougadaiichi High School checking in to see if their annual pre-season exhibition game is still on. Kawato accepts the invitation, but Principal Murayama (Masato Ibu) fears further embarrassment for their school if the baseball team isn’t ready. He …

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Rookies – Episode 1 (Review)

ROOKIES Episode 1 Review by David Cirone SUMMARY High school teacher Koichi Kawato needs a second chance. After a violent self-defense incident at his previous school, he’s all but exiled from his chosen profession. When he’s hired by a new school, he decides to give all he’s got to this opportunity to redeem himself. Our …

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