I think a lot of people have already talked about the important stuff in the latest daiya chap.
Seido’s inevitable lost, Miyuki and Mei (I still fcking need more backstory gdi tera), Inashiro vs. Teito starts, Kataoka acknowledging his mistake, Furuya claiming the lost as shis fault, HOT ANGRY SENPAI FACES -ehem-, Koushuu getting pissy, Eijun..pissy (?), UMMM LINE EXCHANGE??!?!
Okay but the one I want to point out is this tiny detail panel I just really love:
It’s something fleeting and not that important I guess but I’m very intrigued that Mochi also noticed Eijun sitting far away from them.
I’m not sure how people feels about this panel:
I, however, am anxious about it.
I don’t understand why Miyuki is being silent like this and making meaningful glances. Is he worried about something? Was he impressed by Eijun’s play? Does he think something is wrong? Is he anxious about something?
fuCK JUST TELL ME ALREADY stop giving me those text bubbles with nothing but elipses gdi
Seems like Terajima is building something up? I’m not sure.
I think that Mochi panel reinforces the idea that there’s something worrying about Eijun’s current state though but that’s just me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I may, most probably, be over-analyzing it but for now I’m stuck with being anxious with no answers _(」∠ ､ﾝ､)_
I know he was upset and all but I believe there is something behind his action. Maybe he needed some time alone while tried to observe the game at the same time. And somehow, serious Eijun looked a lil bit mature imo.
Anyway, as I predicted before. They lost. Ha ha ha.
Admittedly, it is not much of a surprise. Against the likes of Amahisa, I didn’t expect a turnaround in the last inning, as hopeful as I was. From the brief flashback of the top of the ninth, it looks like both Haruichi and Miyuki got a hit off Amahisa (most likely doubles) with Shirasu managing to bring Haruichi home with a grounder, getting a run back (and second out) for Seidou.
However, as it is later pointed out, Amahisa has been pitching full game without substitution, 142 pitches in total. He is most likely tired and not pitching his best in the last inning, so it is not necessarily a testament to their skill that the cleanups manage to hit Amahisa’s pitches. Maezono didn’t even get on base, which is worrisome for the former fifth batter.
The spectators’ comment is right on point. If the batting lineup already have difficulty with Amahisa, imagine how much more difficult it would be against Narumiya?
I am proud of Furuya here. He has become such a mature and responsible ace, if not a bit too responsible ^^; That feeling (and burden) of responsibility is most likely the cause for his inability to perform his best. I am also glad that he looks fine (not depressed, etc.), so hopefully he can get to the root of his problem and deal with it.
When I read the above panel, I was like huh? That sounds familiar…. But it does confirm that Coach Kataoka still places importance on the ace position and on the person holding the position. I wonder how it will affect the pitcher relay strategy, which has been effective so far. Kawakami already has so little screen-time, I feel like he’ll get less…
So many things for Seidou to work on, it’ll be interesting how the match’s review will go. I’d say the loss is more of a blessing than a curse, giving more time for the team to evaluate and improve. Though… by being in third/fourth place, is Seidou still legible for Kantou tournament?
Amahisa is rather adorable here. His enthusiasm rather reminds me of Eijun when he wants to learn something new. Honestly, if it’s in another time, I think they’ll get along and exchange tips about pitching. I am also impressed that Eijun remains polite, although he loses his cool in the end, against Amahisa’s persistence lol, that’s quite a role reversal. Did they eventually exchange LINE? That’s the million yen question, isn’t it?
Urgh, I can’t deal with Eijun’s serious face. Let me have my fangirl moment. On a lighter note, I think I can understand why the fandom considers Seto as Eijun’s #1 fanboy, he is so ready to help his senpai lol. At the same time, Okumura’s expression is interesting. It’s almost… sympathetic?
Based on their reactions towards Amahisa, I feel like that these two are more alike than they realize. Different wording, but essentially the same. It makes me think that Okumura understands Eijun more than he appears to be. I am looking forward to more of these two to interact more.
This page speaks so much in so little. Remember in early chapters (in the beginning of the Spring tournament) how Eijun and Furuya both sat close to Miyuki as he helpfully explained of the ongoing match?
Now, Eijun deliberately sits far away from the team, but most likely far from Miyuki. Looking back, Eijun’s frustrated thoughts (’what are you doing?’) could also be applied to Miyuki, because Miyuki made the same mistakes that he pointed out in the chapter where the panel is from. He made it possible for the batters to read the pitches thrown their way because he (along with Kataoka) insisted on keeping Furuya on the mound. They had good intentions, and their attempt might have worked to revive Furuya; but they misjudged how far they could go before sacrificing their chances for victory.
I kinda like that Eijun’s expressing his feelings, rather subtly too. It’s very natural and human reaction for someone in his position. He has come leaps and bounds in his pitching and yet he is still trusted not as much. How could he prove his trustworthiness if he’s not given a chance, if the ace is given more chance than him? It won’t matter how good he is if he cannot show off. I imagine it’s frustrating for him as the ace position seems further and further from reach. Even our sunshine boy has his limits. (And poor Kawakami is just resigned to it, far too used to at being overshadowed by his kouhais, I hope not though T_T)
I feel like that Eijun’s losing his trust and respect to Miyuki and Kataoka. Oh, he still trusts and respects them both, but he no longer give his trust and respect completely. It’s like a child realizing his parent is not infallible, which is part of growing up. Thus, it is not necessarily a bad thing, it might actually be a good thing.
Eijun might have unconsciously put Miyuki on a pedestal, while it’s the other way around with Miyuki who unconsciously has lowered his expectation of Eijun, but with this they can realize their previous perception are wrong and start meeting each other on equal grounds.
Or… Eijun might start looking somewhere else, or someone else, to build an equal partnership/battery with.
Or… I might be projecting ;p
And hey, my January-born boys (Tadano and Narumiya) are next! I wonder whether we’ll be seeing more of those funny exchanges on the mound between them.
was captain and ace of his middle school team, and is known as a big brother figure among his friends.
is an only child.
is pretty much Kuramochi’s gofer and favorite punching bag.
has a pretty hot childhood friend, who secretly has a crush on him.
prefers any kind of food but natto.
loves and enjoys reading Shoujo Manga.
ranks 3rd as the most friendly and most sociable in the Seido Baseball Club Secret Rankings by the managers. (Toujou is first)
greatly values teamwork and camaraderie.
started playing baseball because of Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū series
was recruited by Rei Takashima.
chose Seido after his meeting with Miyuki.
is better than Miyuki in Shogi.
is very blunt with Miyuki and usually treats him as someone of his own age. He also has a habit of calling him by his full name.
looks up to Shunpei Sanada as the kind of pitcher he wants to be.
read books like the Book of Five Rings, which led him to call his superiors old Japanese military ranks and switching his speech pattern to flowery language from time to time.
is fond of giving nicknames to his teammates. (ex. Cheetah-sama, Metabolic-senpai, Beard-senpai, Wolf Brat…LOL XD)
bears a surname that shares the same Kanji character
村 (Mura) with Okumura Koushuu (
奥村 光舟) . (Sawamura Eijun>>
is based on Eiji Sawamura, a pro baseball player who played for the Yomiuri Giants.
wears his school uniform neatly and properly.
gets cat-eyed when flustered.
is very emotional and cries easily.
has suffered from YIPS, a career-ending disease, and overcame it.
is a southpaw pitcher with unique timing.
has a naturally flexible body with supple joints, allowing him to immediately change the pitch’s direction. (Also the reason why Kuramochi likes to practice his wrestling moves on him.)
has pitched for 2 full games.
is quite competent with infield defense and pick-offs.
specializes in throwing idiosyncratic pitches.
has an arsenal of pitches that includes a 4-Seam Fastball, 2-Seam Fastball, Cutter, Changeup, and Splitter.
unknowingly threw a Cutter to strike out Sensen’s Ace, Maki. Now the Cutter has become one of the key pitches within his repertoire.
learned the Changeup overnight.
managed to piss off Mei Narumiya when he first pitched the Circle Changeup in an official game.
developed the ‘Numbers’ system with Miyuki for his pitching repertoire.
used to struggle with control, but he has improved considerably and is able to locate pitches consistently.
has an unorthodox pitching form that doesn’t allow the batter to see the release point of the pitch, which consequently messes up the batter’s timing.
is also surprisingly level-headed in critical situations.
He is always able to pull off amazing pitches in a pinch, which never fails to amaze Miyuki.
is the best “bunter” in the series, which earned him the title of “Bunt Master” or “Bunt Meijin”. He is also referred to as the “Kawai of Seidou”. This nickname is a reference to Masahiro Kawai, a former player for the Yomiuri Giants who was known for his defense and bunting skills.
hero-worships and deeply respects Chris.
considers Chris as his valuable mentor and sometimes calls him ‘Master’.
brought back the light into Chris’s eyes and motivated him to play with the team.
has the funniest and silliest expressions.
is the team’s mood-maker.
is praised by Coach Ugai for his motivational skills. (
The spice called motivation gives birth to good synergy. With such a kid on the team, the team is bound to get stronger.”)
has a PRAISE KINK.
usually offers bunting advice to his teammates.
is very loud and rambunctious (and it’s up to Kuramochi to keep him in line).
is just one of the cutest ever.
is a total dork.
acts like an adorable dog at times.
is very beautiful. (Beautiful Cinnamon Roll Too PURE FOR THIS WORLD
has a bright and charming smile that can rival the sun.
has an amazing pair of eyes.
is strong-willed, competitive, outspoken, and courageous.
is tough on himself and evaluates himself relentlessly.
Don’t forget that Eijun is more than just this silly, noisy and obnoxious guy. He is very cute and precious, and a very hard-working person. He has come a long way since he began his high school career in Seido. He’s undeniably one of the key players of the team and has improved tremendously. ヾ(:3ﾉｼヾ)
This is a PSA brought to you in part by yours truly. Okay, bye! I’m dead. _(┐「ε:)_
Feel free to add anything else about our favorite Sunshine Child!!!
Is a genius catcher (known nationwide) that makes aggressive plays that shows great reliability on the field
started his catcher career in elementary and showed an amazing talent for it
often bullied during earlier years of baseball due to his frank personality, getting called names like psycho and weird
does not have a particular close relationship with his dad
his mom either passed away or left as shown in a photograph
looks up to Chris Yuu Takigawa after having a match with him during junior high and lose badly
recruited by Takashima Rei
has no particular preference on food but he is weak on sweets
he is good at calculating in his head but has no particular strength at academics
blood type is B
birthday is November 17
is 179 cm
is arrogant and overconfident of his skills
special skill is cooking (he will make a good wife)
his family owns a factory named Miyuki Steel
his junior high team is named Edogawa Dragons
talks a lot when he is happy
doesn’t like chocolate cake
isn’t drawn without glasses
sleeps with an eyemask
started baseball because some kids invited him
Miyuki means: honorable fortune
Kazuya means: To be the One/First
claims to love pitchers with good control since they are easy to predict
claims to be a “Edoko/Tokyoite”
Yuuki’s shogi playmate and Isashiki’s former feet massager (which is now Furuya lmao)
his dorm number is 203 and people makes his room as the first string hangout
enjoys pissing people off on and off the field
very blunt and frank especially when pointing out mistakes or should have done by his teammates
recommended as captain my Yuuki Tetsuya
often callous and is not afraid of getting disliked
but his teammates still like him due to his reliability and cool head personality
does not open up to other people and doesn’t like talking about his past
worries about not being a good captain but he is slowly making good progress as time goes on
friends with Narumiya Mei since junior high. Calling each other in first name basis
invited by Narumiya Mei to form the ultimate team but has declined in hope to face them himself
decided to make the team’s goal to take their coach to Koshien
is a clutch hitter
very observant of the overall field workout and has good control of the defense
proficient at retiring base runners
reliable when there are base runners in his team but with no runners he is often struck out
grew out of “no runners and gets struck out” throughout the season
capable of hitting precise pitches and has an unstable batting technique
did a homerun even after getting injured and increasing his RBI
likes to do whatever it takes to make his pitchers shine
SawamuraEijun attempted to call him in these nicknames:
O-Sachi/Mr. Happy [Based off a variant reading of Miyuki]
Mean Wife [Because a catcher is considered the baseball team or the pitcher’s wife]
called as Pretty Boy Catcher by Todoroki Raichi
called as Last Boss by Wakabashi Gou
called as Leader-in-training by Sawamura Eijun
describes himself as a loner in a spinoff called Daiya no B!
won first place in the popularity poll
Please remember that Miyuki Kazuya is not just a pretty boy catcher, arrogant and nasty person. He is very reliable and does whatever it takes to do what’s best for his team and he has the strong determination to win than anyone else. He may be overconfident in his skills but he has proven himself to everyone that he has what it takes to back up his arrogance. He is a precious cinnamon (sinnamon) roll and must be supported!!!
(A PSA by me~ Please add anything you guys want for our precious Seido genius catcher!)