Days Series Review

Overview: Tsukishi Tsukamoto doesn't really have friends and doesn't really have much going on but he's a nice guy. One day, after starting high school, Kazama invites him on a whim to play and soon after Tsukamoto decides he wants to join the Seiseki Soccer team. Problem is, they are a really good team and … Continue reading Days Series Review

Days Episode 24

Review: Well, if you made it this far through Days you won't come across anything surprising in this final episode of season 1 (let's all say thank-you that season 2 has already been confirmed or this would be a very different review about a lack of resolution). Basically if you have enjoyed the ride to … Continue reading Days Episode 24

Days Episode 21

Review: The game from last week continues and we see both sides make some mistakes and we also get to see the team's first years struggle to deal with the pressure of suddenly being forced into a high pressure game. At the centre though is Tsukamoto who has finally genuinely found a love of the … Continue reading Days Episode 21

Days Episode 19

Review: Days doesn't do all that much this week and yet kind of does what it needs to. The summer camp ends (and amazingly Tsukamoto and Kazama are just over their conflict so that was a plot thread that went nowhere) and they are now in the preliminaries fighting for a spot at nationals. Events … Continue reading Days Episode 19

Days Episode 18

Review: My opinion about Days as a series is unchanged. There's a number of issues with pacing and characterisation going on. This episode, however, I loved. From start to finish I was absolutely engrossed. It helped that the main focus of this episode were the characters on the team we've spent the most time with. … Continue reading Days Episode 18

Days Episode 16

Review: After feeling like I'd hit my limit of this last week I was pleasantly surprised by this episode. I complained that Tsukamoto hadn't really developed and they show us in the game this week that he is finally putting everything together in his own weird way. I was annoyed by the general lack of … Continue reading Days Episode 16

Days Episode 12

Review: So after excessively long game watching, the anime decided this week to just jump to after the match and allowed us to see the fallout. Turns out, nobody likes losing. There's a revelation for us. That said, I didn't much mind following the characters around and watching them deal with their loss as well … Continue reading Days Episode 12

Days Episode 11

Review: Alright, when you're one game of soccer needs a five minute recap at the start of the episode there's a little bit of a problem with your narrative pacing. That complaint aside (and it is a big complaint), I was hooked for the rest of the episode to the point where I was actually … Continue reading Days Episode 11

Days Episode 8

Review: Sport takes a bit of a back seat as we spend a lot of this episode with Tsukamoto and his mother. This episode is adorable as we have a chance to really see how joining a team has affected Tsukamoto's entire life and outlook. Then of course we get right back into prep for … Continue reading Days Episode 8

Days Episode 7

Review: We finally met a mean-spirited soccer team. It seems insane that none of the players ended up with serious injuries after a match like that but otherwise this was actually really fun to watch. Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed that, despite Tsukamoto's short comings, most people have been supportive, but it meant there … Continue reading Days Episode 7