Kuroko no Basuke Season 3 Anime Review

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The Winter Cup basketball matches are intense as ever! In the third and final season of the series, will Seirin High beat all the odds and emerge victorious? Find out more in this Kuroko no Basuke Season 3 review! “Winning is everything in this world. The victors write history. The losers are wiped from it.” Akashi Seijuurou General Information Kuroko no Basuke Season 3 is the last season of the series. The third season aired from January to June in 2015. Additionally, Production I.G. remains the animation studio for season 3. Want to learn more about the first two seasons? Check out my review on Season 1 and Season 2. Also, feel free to my review on Kuroko no Basuke: Last Game. Synopsis After their victory against Yosen High, Seirin advances to the Winter Cup semifinals! Kaijou, Shutoku, and Rakuzan each have their own Miracle, […]

Kuroko no Basuke Season 2 Anime Review

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Get ready for more heart-pumping basketball action! The Interhigh Championship is finally over. Now it’s time for Seirin to train even harder for the Winter Cup! Find out more in this 2nd part of my Kuroko no Basuke series review. “Even if we lose by 100 points, there’s a chance a meteor will strike the other team’s bench at the last second.” Kuroko Tetsuya General Information Kuroko no Basuke Season 2 is the continuation of the first season in the franchise. Similarly, this season also has a total of 25 episodes branching off the end of the first one. Furthermore, Production I.G. is still in charge of the animation. Want to learn more about the rest of the series? Feel free to read my reviews on Season 1 and Season 3! Also, check out my review on Kuroko no Basuke: Last Game for more info […]

Kuroko no Basuke Season 1 Anime Review

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Meet the Generation of Miracles and prepare for intense basketball matches in Kuroko no Basuke Season 1! Follow Kagami Taiga and Kuroko Tetsuya as they strive to show the Miracles what team play can achieve. “Life is all about challenges. There’s no point in living if there’s no one strong to play.” Kagami Taiga General Information Kuroko no Basuke Season 1 is the first anime adaptation of Fujimaki Tadatoshi’s sports manga series. The franchise is known as The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays and Kuroko’s Basketball. The Weekly Shonen Jump magazine serialized the manga from December 2008 and September 2014. Additionally, Shueisha compiled the individual chapters into 30 standalone books. By April 2014, the series already had 27 million copies in circulation. The studio Production I.G. aired the 1st season’s anime adaptation in 2012. Furthermore, the film adaptation of Kuroko no Basuke: Last Game premiered last March […]

Namaikizakari: A Manga Review

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Get ready for intense basketball matches and cheeky romantic moments in Namaikizakari! Follow Naruse Shou as he tries to loosen up Machida Yuki’s hard exterior. “Don’t smile in front of any guy, but me. It’s so cute, I could die.” Naruse Shou General Information Namaikizakari is a manga by writer and illustrator Mitsubachi Miyuki. The series was first published in 2013 in Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine. The manga is still currently ongoing. Synopsis As the eldest child of her family, Machida Yuki needed to be responsible at such a young age. Consequently, she has to deal with sacrificing her own needs and hiding her own feelings. Yuki then joins the basketball club to get closer to her crush, the captain Kibo. Quite unexpectedly, the very talented Naruse Shou joins the team at the start of the school year. Though prodigious, the cheeky Naruse takes […]

Kuroko no Basuke: Last Game Movie Review

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Kagami and the Generation of Miracles are back in a game that is sure to shake Japan! Join the Vorpal Swords in their fight again the unruly Jabberwocks in Kuroko no Basuke: Last Game.  General Information Kuroko no Basuke EXTRA GAME is a spinoff manga by author and illustrator Tadatoshi Fujimaki. Based on this spinoff series comes Kuroko no Basuke: Last Game, an anime movie that aired in the year 2017. The film spans a decent duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Want to learn more about the original series? Check out my reviews on Kuroko no Basuke Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3! Synopsis From the far shores of America comes Jabberwock, a team of unruly street basketball players whose skills resemble NBA players. In an exhibition match, Jabberwock easily defeats Strky, a team of former third-year players from the Interhigh and […]

Free!: Your Dose of Fan Service and Swimming

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In a commercial that aired 4 years ago, four shirtless anime boys appeared. This commercial became popular due to that fact alone. So, a brand new anime was on its way in which features these four men. Then it came true, the anime goes by the title Free. And, as you may have expected already, Free is a shameless cash-in — though it doesn’t make for an unwatchable show. Free is just one of those animes that’s quite a challenge for me to review since I’ve always identified myself as a straight guy, most definitely not the target market for this review. However, I am willing to take on a female perspective when it comes to making this review. In line with this, let’s take a look at Free in two different ways, as a sports anime and as a fan service anime (for those […]

Competitive Dancing: A Ballroom e Youkoso Anime Review

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If there was just one thing… something that I could say I love… I could change. -Fujita Tatara Ballroom e Youkoso, also known as Welcome to the Ballroom in English, originated as a manga created by Tomo Takeuchi starting 2011. It is currently ongoing and has a total of 9 volumes so far. Its manga is being released by Kodansha in its Monthly Shonen Magazine. The series got more of its deserved attention as Production I.G adapted it into an anime television series since July 2017. The anime is currently running on MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, and Gunma TV, while Amazon.com have the license for its streaming. Let’s take a peek into the Ballroom Hall Ballroom e Youkoso centers on the life of Fujita Tatara. The series opens with him being portrayed as a middle school student who has yet to decide what kind of […]