Rookies Series + SP + Movie

Plot

“Rookies” is the story of a fervent teacher who is trying to straighten his troubled students through high school baseball, and of the students who, although dropouts, are aiming to take part in the “Koshien” championships.

Just like a lot of the young people these days, these students do not have much hope for the future and many do not even know what they want to do. However, Koichi Kawato (Ryuta Sato) is a teacher who is willing to prove that the world is full of hope and that they shouldn’t mock those who do have a dream.

The story takes place at a high school where the baseball team has just been told to suspend their activities because of an incident that occurred during a game. The students are betrayed by their teacher and are forced to take responsibility for the incident. This is when they meet Koichi Kawato, a teacher who believes in having dreams and who would do anything for his students, even if it means risking his job. Through their emotional and heart-to-heart confrontations with this teacher, the students realize that they haven’t and that they do not want to give up their dream.

Notes

  1. Based on Masanori Morita’s manga “Rookies,” which ran in “Weekly Shonen Jump” from 1998 to 2003 (24 Volumes).
  2. Related titles:
    1. Rookies (TBS / 2008)
    2. Rookies SP (TBS / 2008)
    3. Rookies (2009)

Cast

Rookies-2008-Ryuta Sato.jpgRookies-2008-Hayato Ichihara.jpgRookies-2008-Keisuke Koide.jpgRookies-2008-Yuu Shirota.jpgRookies-2008-Akiyoshi Nakao.jpg
Ryuta SatoHayato IchiharaKeisuke KoideYuu ShirotaAkiyoshi Nakao
Koichi KawatoKeiichi AniyaToru MikoshibaKei ShinjoShuta Sekikawa
Rookies-2008-Sousuke Takaoka.jpgRookies-2008-Kenta Kiritani.jpgRookies-2008-Takeru Satoh.jpgRookies-2008-Shunji Igarashi.jpgRookies-2008-Yosuke Kawamura.jpg
Sousuke TakaokaKenta KiritaniTakeru SatohShunji IgarashiYosuke Kawamura
Tomochika WakanaTaira HiratsukaYuya OkadaTetsura YufuneKiyooki Hiyama
Rookies-2008-Hiroyuki Onoue.jpgRookies-2008-Eri Murakawa.jpgRookies-2008-Hiroyuki Amano.jpgRookies-2008-Kazuyuki Asano.jpgRookies-2008-Kazue Fukiishi.jpg
Hiroyuki OnoueEri MurakawaHiroyuki AmanoKazuyuki AsanoKazue Fukiishi
Shinobu ImaokaToko YagiMitsuhide KakefuShunsaku IkebeRie Mayumi
Rookies-2008-Masato Ibu.jpg
Masato Ibu
Yoshio Murayama

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Episode Ratings

EpisodeDateRatings
(Kanto Region)
0104/19/200812.2%
0204/26/200814.8%
0305/03/200815.4%
0405/10/200813.1%
0505/17/200816.4%
0606/07/200815.4%
0706/14/200814.2%
0806/28/200814.7%
0907/05/200814.6%
1007/19/200812.5%
1107/26/200819.5%
Average14.96%

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