One Outs

One Outs (Japanese: ワンナウツ Hepburn: Wannautsu) is a Japanese baseball manga series by Shinobu Kaitani originally serialized in the seinen manga magazine Business Jump from 1998 to 2006 and from 2008 to 2009.[3] An anime adaptation produced by Madhouse and covering up to the middle of volume 10 of the manga aired from October 7, 2008 to March 31, 2009.[4][1]

Toua Tokuchi, a master of gambling and mind games, holds the remarkable record of 499 wins and zero losses in “One Outs,” a simplified form of baseball that consists of only a batter and a pitcher. Visiting Okinawa, Tokuchi’s hometown, is Hiromichi Kojima, the star batter of the Saikyou Saitama Lycaons, the weakest team in the Japanese baseball league. Dreaming of leading the Lycaons to winning the championship, and in dire need of a replacement for their injured pitcher during a training camp, Kojima involves himself in a game of One Outs, only to lose to a normal fastball from the seemingly invincible Tokuchi.