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
Run With The Wind Episode 23 - The end has come and while it is sad to see this anime leave my watch list it is one of the rare few anime that seemed to realise exactly how many episodes it had to tell its story and it used them well. Not outstaying its welcome, this one has finished where it needs to.
Run With The Wind Episode 22 Review - King has his moment and then we pass the sash to Kakeru. I think this is what we've all been waiting for.
Run With The Wind Episode 21 Review - While not as powerful as episode 20, episode 21 delivers what we've come to expect and that is a consistently good story with some fairly impressive character work.
Run With The Wind Episode 20: The second half of the first leg of the race and we have found our new most inspirational character. Seriously brilliant episode.
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.
Run With The Wind Episode 18 - So much happened this episode and yet somehow it didn't feel rushed over. It felt like everything happened exactly as it needed to in order to bring us to the starting line. Though of course, they can't let us finish without a little bit more drama.
Run With The Wind Episode 16: This is it, the qualifier. The team will either make it to the next level or their dream will end right here. There's plenty of drama to be had in an episode that shows off many of this anime's excellent qualities.