A calm and quiet story with unexpected emotional depth and a solid foundation. This is a more contemplative take on a sports anime and the end result is visually impressive and emotionally fulfilling.
Tsurune Episode 13 Review: The tournament comes to an end and we see the journey each character has taken. A beautiful culmination of everything that has come before.
With Masaki missing due to the accident, the team need to figure out how to get through the round and into the finals on their own. After a rough start can they pull it together?
Tsurune continues to do a beautiful job of exploring its characters and how small interactions with one another can change a person. There's also some archery. Another beautiful episode from Kyoto Animation.
Tsurune Episode 10: With Seiya out the rest of the team realise just how much they need him and all of the characters do a lot of self-reflection during this episode. A great emotional moment for the series, this anime continues to show it knows how to do drama well.
Tsurune Episode 9: Seiya is still dealing with Shu's words from last week but after contemplation and a bit of moping his archery form is shot. He's struggling with a lot however in the end it seems it is the very understandable emotion of jealousy that seems to be taking hold.
Tsurune Episode 8 Review: Onogi is still fired up and wanting to win. Minato is worried about firing in competition again and facing Shu. The others all have stresses of their own. Can this team come together under these conditions?
Tsurune Episode 7 Review: Worries about the competition and the twins perhaps damaging the calm of this series were not unfounded. That said, while the tone took a shift this episode it isn't as though it made it worse. More that the story has progressed to the next step.
Tsurune Episode 6 Review Welcome to the world of Tsurune where even the coach with the potentially angsty backstory is calm, collected, and feels that being a better and more understanding teacher than his grandfather was is a way of getting revenge. It mightn't be the most exciting thing to watch, but these are characters … Continue reading The Best Revenge: Go Forth And Succeed Your Own Way