The "baseball money survival" story focuses on a baseball team that operates as a highly-stratified society, where the player's performance determines his annual salary. The story follows an eight-year relief pitcher with an odd left-handed side-arm throw as he fights to survive under the team's strict system.
Writer Moritaka and artist Adachi began serializing the series in 2010. The manga won the best general manga award in the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2013. It also ranked #2 on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook's 2012 list, and earned a nomination in the 5th Manga Taisho Awards. The manga series then ended in 2014, but the creators launched the Gurazeni: Tokyo Dome-hen sequel manga that same year. An anime tv series has been announced to air in 2018.
Season 1 didn’t blow us away but it was still super solid. The biggest issue was the pacing of the story telling. Season 2 kicked off with a good mix of action and story.
Release date Gurazeni
Television anime adaptation of Yūji Moritaka and Keiji Adachi's baseball manga Gurazeni has been green-lit for 2018 year. SKY PerfecTV! will run the manga's first anime on its BS SkyPer! channel.