The Change of Seasons Welcome a Changing Wind

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Summer has arrived and while many in the team are in high spirits, Kakeru still hasn't really faced his demons. As the team goes on training camp will Kakeru find what he needs to move forward.

You Have To Step Back To See What’s Really There

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Run With The Wind Episode 9 Review: Haiji's attempts to teach Kakeru about teamwork and the fun of running even while we get some new drama injected into our sports drama story.

The Best Revenge: Go Forth And Succeed Your Own Way

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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

What Happens When Individuals Become a Team?

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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.

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

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We knew from the end of episode 2 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 assumption he's over his whole trauma thing just like that...

Tsurune Episode 2: Finding Your Target

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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...

Tsurune Episode 1: First Episode On Target

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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.

Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 8

At last we're heading to Russia in Episode 8: Yuri vs Yuri The Horror!! Rostelecom Cup, Short Program. Victor and Yuri overcame a real hurdle as coach and student in episode 7 and came to understand each other a lot more as people but how has that prepared them to take on the competition in Victor's homeland? Not to mention the long awaited rematch of Yuri Plisetsky against Yuri Katuski.

Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 7

We've made it to Episode 7: China's On! The Grand Prix Series Opening Event!! The Cup of China Free Skate. After episode 6 left us with Yuri as the lead contender in the competition we now get to see how that will impact on his very newly found confidence.

Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 6

Episode 6 is here: China's On! The Grand Prix Series Opening Event!! The Cup of China Short Program. This is also where most people who would criticise the repetition of the skating routines like to point to as the series low point. I disagree given we're seeing a far more refined version of the routine … Continue reading Yuri on Ice Guide To Episode 6