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Ren Mihashi
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Title
Name Ren Mihashi
Kanji 三橋 廉
Romaji Mihashi Ren
Characterisitcs
Race Human
Gender Male
Age 16
Birthday May 12 (anime) / May 17 (manga)
Height 165 cm (debut)

166.5 cm (since chapter 66)

Weight 53 kg (debut)

50 kg (episode 25 of season 1 until episode 6 of season 2)

Blood Type AB
Status Information
School Nishiura High School
Family Ren's father, Ren's mother and his cousin Ruri Mihashi.
Position Pitcher
Uniform # 1
Bats/Throws Left/Right
Debut
Anime Episode 1
Manga Chapter 1
Voice Actors/Seiyuu
English Sean Micheal Teague
Japanese Tsubasa Yonaga
Ren Mihashi (三橋 廉 / Mihashi Ren) is the main character in Big Windup!. He is the pitcher whose nervousness and extreme lack of self-confidence is at odds with his skill, a result of his passion and dedication to pitching.

BackgroundEdit

Ren Mihashi is a nervous boy with no self confidence. He is shown to have always had this personality, however, it became much more pronounced in middle school, where he was bullied by his teammates on the baseball team after gaining a place on the team apparently through favoritism. The other members of the team were resentful of this and felt that their reserve pitcher, Kanō, was far more talented than Mihashi. However, Mihashi refused to give up the mound and pitched in every one of their games, even when his teammates stopped trying and the catcher wouldn't give him signs to throw. Eventually, Mihashi decided to change schools for high school and succeeded in gaining a place in Nishiura. Although he felt guilty for ruining his junior high team's enjoyment of the game, and thus promised himself he wouldn't play baseball in high school, Mihashi let it slip that he was a pitcher, and is thus dragged into the baseball club, who had no other pitcher.

Although Mihashi is convinced that he has no talent, he has been practicing hard at pitching since elementary school, and his new teammates, in particular the talented catcher, Abe, are astounded at his high accuracy. When pitching, he divides the strike zone into nine sections, which is said to be above the level of a professional pitcher, who would divide it into four. Mihashi also has four breaking balls, including an unusual fastball which often confuses opposing batters. His pitches are said to be quite slow, although with training from Momoe his speed increases later on in the series.

Mihashi's relationship with Abe as a battery is often strained, with Abe quick to lose his temper and Mihashi fearful of angering him, however, Mihashi greatly respects Abe and is eternally grateful to him for wanting to be his catcher. He notes that if it weren't for Abe's skill at reading the opposing team and calling for the right pitches, Mihashi could never make anyone strike out. Abe, in turn, appreciates how hard Mihashi works on his control and his dedication to pitching for the entire game. With his help, and the encouragement of his new teammates, Mihashi's confidence in his pitching has grown slightly, though he still firmly believes it would be nothing without Abe, to the point that Abe promises not to get sick or injured for their three years of high school, in order to be able to catch all of Mihashi's pitches.

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Ren during the game against Tosei
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Mihashi gets on well with the rest of his team mates, particularly Tajima, who always seems to understand him even when Mihashi can only stutter a few words. He was childhood friends with Hamada, who he calls 'Hama-chan', and they lived in the same apartment building until Mihashi moved away. He is also close to his cousin Ruri, having lived with her family during middle school, though he dislikes it when she calls him 'Renren', and is also friends with Ruri's neighbor, Kanou, who was his rival for the position of pitcher in middle school. Although he became more formal with Kanou in school, likely out of guilt for not giving up the mound to him, Kanou has always thought that Mihashi was a better pitcher than him. They are now on good terms again, and Mihashi calls Kanou by his childhood nickname, 'Shuu-chan'.

Despite his low self-confidence, Mihashi is very stubborn, refusing to give up the mound even when so exhausted that he starts losing control of his pitches, and becoming upset at the idea of the team needing a reserve pitcher. He is quite gullible, loves to eat, and has a fear of dogs. Mihashi's grades are very poor, and he says he had to work hard in order to get into Nishiura. He loves pitching so much that his mother mentions he's always holding a ball, even in his sleep. Despite his clumsiness, he is also shown to have great talent in cooking; he is confident enough to tell Abe what to do in the kitchen.

PersonalityEdit

Ren Mihashi is a nervous boy with no self confidence. He is shown to have always had this personality, however, it became much more pronounced in middle school, where he was bullied by his teammates on the baseball team after gaining a place on the team apparently through favoritism. The other members of the team were resentful of this and felt that their reserve pitcher, Kanō, was far more talented than Mihashi. However, Mihashi refused to give up the mound and pitched in every one of their games, even when his teammates stopped trying and the catcher wouldn't give him signs to throw. Eventually, Mihashi decided to change schools for high school and succeeded in gaining a place in Nishiura. Although he felt guilty for ruining his junior high team's enjoyment of the game, and thus promised himself he wouldn't play baseball in high school, Mihashi let it slip that he was a pitcher, and is thus dragged into the baseball club, who had no other pitcher.

GalleryEdit

Main Artice: Ren Mihashi/Gallery
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