While episode 5 seemed to take an eternity, 6 + 7 roll along quite nicely with Ahiru no Sora finishing the match and introducing some more petty issues for the team to overcome. It's all working well enough in these two episodes but nothing overly remarkable.
Wow, they are stretching out this first game forever and that doesn't bode well for future matches. Not to mention the heckling is a little dull and repetitive. Still, there are some shining moments here even if they are buried under a mountain of mundane.
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.
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.
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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