“No matter what happens, I’ll always follow you. That’s my duty, so keep it in mind. Since the catcher is the pitcher’s wife.”
So I started watching Battery with yomimashou last night, and let me tell you, it is amazing. I have no words for how beautiful it is. It’s like the perfect shounen sports manga storyline, except without the really long sports scenes and with a pleasingly brisk pace (aka no dealing with overly drawn out communication problems or stubbornness). The two main characters— a child prodigy pitcher and the only catcher who can catch his ball— are pretty adorable, albeit the catcher being slightly annoying at the beginning, and people are continuously explaining that that catcher is the pitcher’s wife. The catcher himself says he’ll follow the pitcher no matter where he goes.
And the best part is that the pitcher is played by Nakayama Yuma, probably the cutest JE teen (junior? No one is really sure) since Jun was a little one. And seriously, guys, he's so cute. He just loves his band (NYC) so much, he responds in interview questions that the best thing that happened to him recently was getting to see his bandmates when he came to Tokyo from Osaka, and despite that NYC is practically brushed under the rug next to Hey! Say! JUMP a lot of the time, he's said how much he'd love to have a solo tour just with NYC. He loves Osaka too, it's so cute, and he's always talking about being conflicted about seeing his bandmates in Tokyo and his family in Osaka. He's just adorable, and I love him.
But yeah, seriously. Battery. Watch it. ♥