|The Giant Looks Down|
|Season 1, Episode 42|
|Air date||August 03, 2014|
|Written by||Takeshi Konuta|
|Directed by||Mitsuyuki Masuhara|
It's the Semifinal
The Giant Looks Down (Sobieru Dai Kyojin; そびえる大巨人) is Episode 42 of the Diamond no Ace Anime series. The Episode follows the storyline from chapter 123 to chapter 127 of the manga.
The semi-finals begin, and Sensen take an early lead in the bottom of the third. Seidou's batters focus on hitting Maki's curveballs and ties the game on top of the sixth.
Both Sensen and Seidou started with their respective aces. In the bottom of the third, Sensen scores one run but Seidou hits at the top of the innings. With the curve, Isashiki hits a strong liner to third but the third baseman catches the ball for an out. Yuki hits another curve, this time getting it past third and gets to second. Masuko hits a bunt at the next at-bat and advances Yuki to third and barely manages to get to first.
The next batter is clutch batter Miyuki with men on first and third. Sensen’s coach calls for Miyuki to get walked through, loading the bases. The seventh batter hits a high fly to the outfield and gets out, Yuki touches back on third and runs home. But he gets tagged out from a relay from the outfield.
In the bottom of the fifth, the score is still Seidou 0 v. Sensen 1. Tanba’s fastballs still haven’t regained their former form, but his breaking balls are working to get the outs. On the top of the sixth, Ryosuke hits the curve to the outfield and gets the base. Haruichi’s told to get ready to go in to bat and Sawamura’s getting ready to pitch given Tanba’s fatigue. Yuki gets to first with another hit and moves Ryosuke to third. Masuko’s up with Miyuki behind him and he hits a grounder to third. Ryosuke bolts home and slides around the catcher to touch the base and get the run and finally the game is tied at 1-1.