Hoshiai no Sora continues to nicely balance the standard underdog sports club story with the personal dramas sitting behind each of the members. It makes for an interesting viewing experience even if it is business as usual in terms of plot.
Turns out Sora's mum isn't dead, though she is suffering from one of those miscellaneous anime illnesses that have them hospitalised for an unspecified time with non-specific symptoms. Meanwhile the group are playing their first game.
Alright, I think I'm sold on Stars Align. Not a lot is happening with this episode focusing on Maki's first two training sessions with the team but there's enough personality to this anime that it is winning me over anyway.
They are really pulling out all the stops to try and make us kind of want to like Momoharu in the future. It isn't working but I appreciate the effort Ahiru no Sora is putting into the attempt.
Another sports anime potentially on the watch list this season though this one seems to be going for a more dramatic turn if the final scene of this episode is anything to go by. I guess we'll see how this goes once they actually start playing tennis.
Episode 2 of Ahiru no Sora may not be amazing but the general feeling behind the show is a little more positive after watching this episode. Largely that is because our main character largely just plays basketball and isn't randomly getting into fights and conflicts every other scene. It may not be mind blowing but this series is probably going to be fairly watchable if it continues along this path.
So a basketball anime... One filled with delinquents that beat people up and bully them for no reason. I don't know if I'm going to stick out a season of this but it has been awhile since I've reviewed a sports anime so I'll give it a whirl. It might be a nice change from protagonists getting whisked into alternative worlds.
They'll take your emotions for a run. For those who followed my episodic reviews you will already know it took me awhile to get into this series. The opening episodes, while there were some really pretty animations, didn't really grab me as we set up a fairly standard team sport anime. We had Haiji, the … Continue reading Run With The Wind Series Review
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