What Happens When Individuals Become a Team?

Tsurune Episode Reviews

I guess Tsurune really does want us to wonder how this group of individuals will come together as a team. Anime really has a fascination with team culture, though I guess that really is a direct result of the Japanese culture behind most anime. However, as Onogi points out, generally speaking Archery is a solo effort.

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Tsurune Episode 3: It Isn’t Easy to Overcome Trauma

Tsurune Episode 3

We knew from the end of episode 3 that Minato was going to return to the archery club, and as expected things aren't exactly easy. He still can't shoot the way he wants, one friend keeps looking at him like he's worried he's about to bolt at any moment, another at first makes the casual … Continue reading Tsurune Episode 3: It Isn’t Easy to Overcome Trauma

Release the Spyce Episode 5: My Mentor is Amazing

Release the Spyce Episode 5

They are really hammering this mentor-student relationship point. Last week we focused almost exclusively on Mei and Fu and this week we shift back to our focus on Momo joining the team and her relationship with her Mentor (and does anyone else find it a little creepy how often Hanzoumon is just kind of hanging … Continue reading Release the Spyce Episode 5: My Mentor is Amazing

Bloom Into You Episode 5: To Choose and Be Chosen – Excerpt

Bloom Into You Episode 5 - Yuu

One thing I am definitely going to have to give Bloom Into You credit for is that it is creating an authentic feeling school experience. It isn’t drama every minute but nor is it just one thing at a time. As the student council takes a break for exams, Yuu is asked by a friend … Continue reading Bloom Into You Episode 5: To Choose and Be Chosen – Excerpt

Tsurune Episode 2: Finding Your Target

Tsurune Episode 2

There's a couple of things Tsurune has gotten very right that makes this anime a fairly solid show and one I want to follow right from the beginning. Comparing to the other sports anime I'm watching at the moment, Run With The Wind, I feel I've clicked a bit more with this one...

Release the Spyce Episode 4: It’s All About Mei and Fu

Release the Spyce Episode 4 Mei and Fu

You know, there are secret organisations afoot, drugs being traded, human experimentation, and all kinds of weird, but for whatever reason this anime feels that spending an episode dealing with the mentor-student relationship of Mei and Fu is the absolute best thing it can show us. This episode really does make it clear that despite … Continue reading Release the Spyce Episode 4: It’s All About Mei and Fu

Bloom Into You Episode 4: Flowers and Butterflies – Excerpt

Bloom Into You Episode 4

I wonder if the visual metaphors of flowers and butterflies are actually a sign of the fleeting and short lived nature of romance, or is that just the cynic in me coming out to take the sweetness out of imagery that is fairly solid and not too in my face. Whichever way, the ongoing use … Continue reading Bloom Into You Episode 4: Flowers and Butterflies – Excerpt

Tsurune Episode 1: First Episode On Target

Tsurune Episode 1

Well, here's a second sports anime on my line up for this season, but unlike Run With The Wind, this one I was actually looking forward to because I kind of wanted to see an anime about an archery club. I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but I was certainly waiting for the first … Continue reading Tsurune Episode 1: First Episode On Target