Tamayomi Episode 5: Tough Rebound

Having played their first game but not getting the desired outcome our heroines agreed to hold a training camp. Plus they got to go up against two more experienced teams in practice games.

Miss Fuji at bat

Miss Fujii being a retired pro player shouldn’t have been surprising.

Nozomi describing the interview

Nozomi describing her “interview” with Yoshino.

Yoshino called over some girls for an “interview”. Sadly not only were rhey off screen but this time it was intentional and not an animation botch. Poo. The reason for the interviews was to see which of the girls could become another pitcher. There’s a good reason why teams have more than one pitcher. Some games can go on for hours so pitchers can only have so much stamina before their pitches become much easier to hit.

Ibuki pitching

Ibuki pitching.

Risa pitching

Risa pitching.

Ibuki and Risa were chosen. Ibuki was able to copy Asakusa the Ace from the previous episode’s technique but not her power. At least her slow ball had its advantages. Risa being the “thiccest” player pitched heavy balls. Yomi was worried Yoshino bringing up pitching issues meant she’d get fired but of course was quickly relieved.

Helpful sketch

Poor Ibuki.

Having said that it didn’t mean Yomi’s pitching game was without its flaws. Luckily Yoshino brought a special sketch to help her improve, much to Ibuki’s dismay though she’s used to it.

Rei and Risa having a moment

Rei X Risa having a moment.

Later that evening Rei found Risa practicing her swing. She thanked her for being by her side long after their old teammates left. Risa said she’d a “selfish” reason for staying, being with Rei (Specifically playing together on the same team but come on, she just wants to be with her). Nothing selfish about that at all girl. You go get your Rei.

Yoshino massaging Miss Fuji

Miss Fujii’s weakness, age.

Ryo and Sumire sleeping

We don’t get to see much of Ryo X Sumire but they have their brief moments here and there.

Angry Miss Fujii

Our heroines played two more practice games but as we can see here they didn’t do well. Plus the episode title gave away the results.

Yoshino cheering up Nozomi

Yoshino cheering up Nozomi.

Nozomi blamed herself for the team’s losses because as Yoshino mentioned she wasn’t good at hitting RBI (runs batted in) when needed. She kept getting Outs. Similar to Rei and Risa Yoshino found Nozomi practicing her swings but she’d trained herself to exhaustion. Nozomi said it’s similar to her old team and felt it’s her fault the team kept losing but Yoshino assured her everyone knew they had more work to do. She knew another player (Yomi) who wanted to quit because she blamed herself for the losses and had a plan to turn things around. We’ll see how it goes next time.

Good training and character building episode.

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6 Responses to Tamayomi Episode 5: Tough Rebound

  1. Christian Appel says:

    I ship Nozomi x Yoshino.

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  2. chikorita157 says:

    Never knew that Fuji is that good with baseball despite being a teacher. This makes me wonder how well how good of a baseball player she was back then.

    But still, it:s nice to see some great moments with Risa and Rei. But aside from that at least they didn’t make the same mistake of releasing the wrong stream this time around.

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  3. Nick says:

    Nice dosage of Miss Fujii this week, that was really nice to see. She seems pretty calm and laid back most of the time, but when it comes to baseball she’s so serious.

    You put it nicely at the end, good training and character building ep. Not really a whole lot more to add honestly, it was just a lot of training and character development this week, which is good to see them take the time to show this happening. It’s not all just playing games, there is a ton of training that happens in between those games. Having done sports back in school, I know all about that.

    Oh and Miss Fujii doesn’t look that old.

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  4. tbiscut74 says:

    The Rei X Risa moment was great and they are a great couple.

    Also I really like Ryo X Sumire, looking forward to more moments from them.

    Miss Fujii is great and sexy. Nuff’ said.

    Yoshino’s “stare” in the class room was amazing.

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  5. yurimylove says:

    I see Yoshino is a people person, she really likes to “interview” her teammates 😀

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