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Shohei Ohtani: Beyond the Dream (Nov 17 on ESPN+) Director Toru Tokikawa Creates a Moving, Motivational Documentary About Ohtani's Journey (Video)NEW

Shohei Ohtani: Beyond the Dream (Nov 17 on ESPN+) Director Toru Tokikawa Creates a Moving, Motivational Documentary About Ohtani's Journey (Video)
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Date: Monday, 15 January, 2024       Time: All Day

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The documentary "Shohei Ohtani: Beyond the Dream" delves into the unseen aspects of the two-way baseball star's life, offering a unique perspective on his journey. Directed by Toru Tokikawa, the film, available exclusively on ESPN+ starting November 17, explores Ohtani's mentality and decision-making, showcasing his penchant for defying expectations. The title upgrade from "Chasing the American Dream" reflects Ohtani's continual record-breaking achievements and World Baseball Classic victory.

Through interviews with Ohtani, childhood heroes, and influential figures like Pedro Martínez and Hideki Matsui, the documentary presents a candid dialogue. Ohtani's career decisions, from choosing the Angels against expectations to becoming a two-way player, reveal his resilience and determination. The film also uncovers Ohtani's detailed dreamboard from high school, highlighting his ambitious goals.

The documentary addresses the skepticism surrounding Ohtani's ability to succeed as a two-way player, featuring insights from former managers, scouts, and media. Ohtani acknowledges the challenges faced during his seasons with the Angels from 2018 to 2020 but emphasizes his dedication to pushing his limits. The narrative remains open-ended, reflecting Ohtani's ongoing efforts to redefine baseball.

In addition to the documentary overview, four key aspects are highlighted for viewers, including the significance of the release date, Ohtani's flair for calligraphy, capturing authentic reactions through a unique interview process, and the meaning behind the featured music, which includes songs like Queen's "We Will Rock You" and Tainy and Bad Bunny's "Mojabi Ghost." Overall, the documentary offers a comprehensive exploration of Shohei Ohtani's extraordinary career and personal journey.

Debuts on Nov 17, 2023 - on ESPN


Shohei Ohtani: Beyond the Dream is an exclusive documentary series available on ESPN+ in the United States. If you are not in the United States, you can use a VPN to connect to a US server and access ESPN+.

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