Manga Cuts from Anime

Episode 1 = Manga Volume 1, Chapter 1


Anime opens with Mihashi pitching for Mihoshi Academy and getting hit. Manga opens with Mihashi's teammates discussing how Mihashi is leaving Mihoshi. Mihashi is also thinking about his decision while practicing pitching at home.


When Abe explains how Mihashi's fastball isn't really a fastball, Shiga-sensei makes an analogy to tennis and talks about inertia. Only Hanai seems to understand what he's talking about. Shiga-sensei seems to know a lot more about tennis than baseball.