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Okumura Kōshū
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Seidou High School
Catcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Kanji 奥村 光舟
Nickname Wolf Boy (狼小僧 Ōkami Kozō) (by Sawamura)
Characteristics
Gender Male
Age 15 (debut)
Status
Education 3rd Year Junior High

1st Year High School

Class 1-A [1]
Skills Sense; Good Shoulder
First Appearance
Manga Act I - Chapter 244
Anime S2 - Episode 5
Cast
Voice Actor Yuuma Uchida
He has a really soft touch when catching.
Miyuki about Okumura

Okumura Koushuu is a student of Seidou High. He is the roommate of Miyuki Kazuya and Kimura.

AppearanceEdit

Okumura has blond hair and pale, blue eyes (green in the anime); he is first seen wearing a red vest, black, long sleeved shirt and khaki pants. 

CharacterEdit

Okumura has a quiet and very serious personality. He takes everything seriously and have a dislike for boisterous attitudes due to his middle school experience with his coach. Okumura also does not believe that it is possible for someone to both be serious while able to truly enjoy baseball at the same time which he is looking to find out by enrolling into Seidou, along with how far would his abilities take him. 

Although seemingly quiet most of the time, Koushuu can be very outspoken and often very critical about matters that he pay attention to such as voicing his opinions on Seidou's pitchers, their respective performances or even a direct confrontation against Sawamura for being loud in the dinning room. 


HistoryEdit

He was third year junior high student, and was a former catcher of the Daikyou Senior from Kanagawa.[2][3]

Act IEdit

Fall TournamentEdit

Okumura watches Seidou's first round match against Teito High together with close peer Seto Takuma, and by the end of the match, decides to go to Seidou High School.

FinalsEdit

He and Seto come to watch Seidou's finals match against Yakushi High. They are shown in the bathroom with Seto talking about Raichi and his skills as both a batter and a pitcher. They later run into fellow middle school students Yuuki and Akamatsu Shinji and they have a brief conversation about what High School they'll be enrolling to. While Seto doesn't recognize Akamatsu, Okumura does recognize the pitcher.

After the match, he is seen talking to Seto and Akamatsu.

Act IIEdit

He arrives at Seidou High with Seto where they have a brief encounter with Yui Kaoru and Yuuki before heading to the dorms. He is roomates with Kimura and to his surprise, Miyuki.

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Okumura and Sawamura argue.
When Miyuki hears that Okumura struggles with the amount of food, Miyuki tells him he used to be like him too when he was a first year and would actually sneak some of his rice onto Zono's plate. Okumura got competitive and responds that he's not leaving a single rice grain on his plate ever again although he struggles mightily with it.[4] He doesn't make the cut to join the first string but still gets to join the first string at the bullpen during practice. He is seen catching for Kaneda.

One time during Seidou's lunch and most of the players are done eating, Okumura is left with Asada and Kuki. Sawamura calls out Asada inviting him to play catch. As Sawamura goes on talking to Asada, Okumura was annoyed by his blabbering. Okumura then frankly states his thoughts to Sawamura, even calling him an eyesore.[5] Okumura stated he really hate Sawamura's boisterous attitudes and that he was disappointed with Sawamura. He later got called in to lecture by Miyuki for his action as the captain felt it could negatively affects Sawamura's performance and by extension, the team. After warning Okumura to reflect on his actions, Miyuki also suggests he should practice with Sawamura sometimes to fully understand what kind of person he is.

Although feeling irritated by Miyuki's lecture, Okumura later approach Sawamura and offer to help him warm up after witnessing a frustrated Sawamura being left behind by Miyuki and Furuya. As he help Sawamura warm up, he was visibly impressed with Sawamura ability to constantly locate his pitch at the same spot. Miyuki noticed Okumura's eagerness to practice more with Sawamura so he told them to continue. Okumura for the first time demonstrating his catching ability as he was able to react and adjust to Sawamura's breaking fastballs, catching cleanly despite being his first experience with Sawamura's pitch. Although he could not catch Sawamura's No. 7, the Cutter Kai which would frustrates him every time he recalls the experience.

After Seidou lost to Ichidaisan in the SF of the Spring Tournament, Kataoka announced the reset for the jersey number and kick start the race to the Summer roster. Okumura and Seto is determined to get into the first string and for that they have to qualify for the second string first. He displayed more of his soft and serious side when he talked to Sawamura about his personal opinions on how he can become a pitcher everyone would recognize and then states he has to become a first string member first before he can catch for Sawamura. In his flash back, Okumura and Seto's coach only treated them nicely in the beginning but one day suddenly left them to coach a long time rival of their school. Feeling betrayed, Okumura rallied his teammates to win a game against his former coach to return him the favor. His middle school experience make Okumura hates people that only seems nice on the surface and that he does not believe there are players that can both be serious while wholeheartedly enjoy baseball at the same time. It was also revealed that he enrolled into Seidou to find out whether his mentioned belief is true or not and how far would his ability take him.

Okumura, along with every other first year recruits, participated in the intrasquad game against the upperclassmen. He was subbed in by the 3rd inning where he forms a battery with Asada. After his demonstration in the intrasquad game, Okumura was chosen along with 3 others to join the 2nd string. However, despite achieving his laid out objective of making to 2nd string, he was dissatisfied with his promotion and would decline Sawamura's offers to catch for him stating he hasn't make it to 1st string yet because that was the promise he wants to fulfill before allowing himself to work with Sawamura; however, he would accept Furuya's request to practice in the bullpen shortly afterwards which frustrates Sawamura to no end.[6]

RelationshipsEdit

Seto TakumaEdit

Seto and Okumura attended the same middle school together and were also on the same team together. They came to watch Seido’s match against Teito in the Fall Tournament when choosing which high school to enter the following year and eventually decided to attend Seidou High. After enrolling at Seidou it's obvious that he sincerely cares about Okumura and often looks out for him, telling him that he doesn't have to push himself so hard. [7] But Okumura seems to be uncomfortable with his solicitude and made clear that Seto doesn't have to always wait for him.

Sawamura EijunEdit

As stated by Seto, Okumura held Sawamura in high regard prior to attending Seidou, who responds to Miyuki's aggressive game calling by throwing pitches that exceed expectations. But shortly after his enrollment an argument happens between these two as Koushuu was annoyed by Sawamura pestering to Asada. He said he felt disappointed with Sawamura but was later got called in and lectured by Miyuki for potentially affecting Sawamura's mentality and by extension, the team, as Sawamura is one of their key player. Miyuki suggested Okumura should try practicing with Sawamura to understand more about him. Taking interest in this, Okumura offered to help Sawamura warm up while the latter is waiting for Miyuki. After being impressed by Sawamura hitting the same location with every pitch during the warm up, Okumura seemed eager to continue practicing with Eijun which Miyuki noticed and allowed. He was visibly impressed with Eijun's Cutter Kai since he couldn't react to the pitch, missing it completely. After the incident, it seems Okumura has opened up to Sawamura and even offer the later his personal opinions on how he can become a pitcher recognized by everyone and that he like the serious expression Sawamura display as he practices. Although he still seems to dislike Sawamura's shouting on the mound and suggests he should change that because it makes the pitcher looks stupid. He later makes a promise that he'll catch for Sawamura as soon as he gets to the first string and start refusing Sawamura's practice offers and even Kataoka's order.[8] After making the first string with Seto, Okumura comes to Sawamura and requests to practice with the latter immediately.[9]

Miyuki KazuyaEdit

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Okumura's usual reaction to Miyuki.
Okumura displays what can be seen as aggressive attitude towards Miyuki. He thinks Miyuki is fooling around when he plays because he believes it is not possible for someone to both play baseball seriously while also enjoy the game at the same time due to the experiences he had with his previous coach. This is completely different from Miyuki, who enjoys baseball with all his heart and plays the game out of pure love for it. However, Okumura follows Miyuki's game calling (which he addressed as aggressive and designed to stir up the pitchers fighting instinct) during matches with interest.


AbilitesEdit

Player Statistics: Catcher

Miyuki notes Okumura possesses a soft touch when it comes to catching as he catch the pitches very cleanly, making a nice sound with his mitt. This helps ease up and instill confidence in the pitcher. It was said on multiple occasion that Okumura is a talented catcher and he is able to adjust to Sawamura's difficult moving pitches and hidden form and later Furuya's powerful and wild pitches on his first try when he catches for either pitcher.[10][11] Okumura also demonstrated he has strong shoulders and solid defensive skills of a catcher, able to throw accurately right on top of a base plate for easy touch out.

Aside from his skills as a catcher, Okumura has also shown to employ a thinking-oriented play style by using the extensive processes of eliminations and predictions base on his knowledge and experience to reduce as much risk as possible and formulate a more advantageous situation for himself and his team. This play style was taught to him by his former middle school coach which he detests but admits that it is something he cannot change or runaway from at this point. Ochiai thinks that with Okumura's catching talent and his leadership qualities, which is good enough to lead older players on the team, he can become a catcher that represents Tokyo if guided correctly.[12]

TriviaEdit

  • Koushuu ranked 11th in the First Official Character Popularity Poll.[13]
  • According to Yui most Daikyou senior people end up going to Kanagawa’s Kurebayashi or Tsuruta, yet Okumura joined Seidou.
  • He doesn't have players he admires.[14]
  • He calls Seto Takuma Taku.
  • After their quarrel[5] Eijun gave him the nickname Wolf Brat. [15]

Name EtymologyEdit

  • Okumura (奥村) - Inner Village
  • Koushuu (光舟) - Boat of Light

QuotesEdit

  • "If he was the indisputable Ace and the Team's main stay, there is no way they would have subbed him out in a situation like that; that means he hasn't earned enough trust from the coach." - about Furuya [16]
  • "And then your numbers. Once you complete them, I'm sure you'll become a pitcher everyone acknowledges." to Sawamura [17]
  • "This person, who responds to the aggressive game calling by throwing pitches that exceed every expectation, is also quite something." - about Sawamura [18]
  • "We're fighting in our own way." - to Sawamura[5]
  • "You're an eyesore, so can you do us a favor and remove yourself, senpai." - to Sawamura[5]

GalleryEdit


  • Koushuu when saw Miyuki is his roommate
  • Okumura Koushuu and Yuuki Masashi meet each other at the stadium
  • Okumura and Seto watching Seidou's match

ReferencesEdit

  1. Act II - Chapter 60
  2. Act II - Chapter 52
  3. Act II - Chapter 57
  4. Act II - Chapter 23
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Act II - Chapter 25
  6. Act II - Chapter 61
  7. Act II - Chapter 21
  8. Act II - Chapter 87
  9. Act II - Chapter 97
  10. Act II - Chapter 36
  11. Act II - Chapter 61
  12. Act II - Chapter 74
  13. Act II - Chapter 51
  14. Act II - Chapter 12
  15. Act II - Chapter 32
  16. Act I - Chapter 249
  17. Act II - Chapter 51
  18. Act II - Chapter 14

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