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Cross Game Episode 41 Synopsis & Review

January 19, 2010 1 comment

Synopsis

Cross Game’s latest episode has lots of development crammed into its 23 minute time frame. Several major plot developments were made. First, Seishu and Kurokoma (Daimon) are in the same side of the tournament bracket. This means that only one of them can advance and meet up with Ryuou in the finals. That said, Seishu’s practice is going well. Junpei is pushing everyone very hard in training. Rain or sunshine, they are out in the field honing their abilities. The lowerclassmen reveal that they approve of an Aoba and Azuma pairing, although Kou restrains himself from showing any reaction to that.

Aoba wishing a surprised Kou a very happy 18th day of birth.

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Cross Game Episode 40 Synopsis & Review

January 13, 2010 1 comment

In this episode, there is apparently a guy stalking Akane, promptly making Kou walk her home after work. Turns out the guy turned to stalking Akane after getting scared of stalking Aoba. Who wouldn’t be scared of Aoba? Anyways, we get Aoba’s thoughts on playing for the women’s team or sticking with Seishu to get to Koshien. Also as expected, Aoba and Akane are getting closer than ever since Akane started working at Coffee Clover. Read more…

Hajime no Ippo Review (96/100 – Classic)

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Story – 10/10

Hajime no Ippo is a sports/boxing anime. The story itself is very Read more…

Cross Game Episode 39 Synopsis & Review

January 1, 2010 Leave a comment

In this episode, we see Kou slowly but surely improving as a pitcher thanks to Aoba’s teaching. He learns her curveball, slider, and cutter in a short amount of time, prompting her to say that maybe she has underestimated him. Kou tells Aoba that she will be in Koshien through his body completely mimicking her pitching form.

Azuma: So this is what he does when he's by himself?

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Darker Than Black – Ryuusei no Gemini Review (78/100 – Quite Good)

December 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Story: 8/10

Ryuusei no Gemini (RG)’s story is very good. While it is a sequel, Read more…

Cross Game 38 Synopsis & Review

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Akane and Kou go see a Kabuki thanks to Akaishi generous ticket gifts. He says he wants to see Wakaba’s smile again, and that can only happen if Akane goes on a date with Kou. Despite Kou feeling comfortable around Akane due to his experience with Wakaba, the date made it clear that she’s a completely different person because of the people they visited after the Kabuki show. Akane gives Akaishi an “Akaishi” key chain and gives Kou, his own much later because she has spent more time making it.

Momiji: Adorable, talented singer, and renowned Shakespearean actor.

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Cross Game Episode 37 Synopsis & Review

December 14, 2009 Leave a comment

This episode is another one of those great ones that remind me of Adachi’s excellent storytelling and why I love the characters. First, Aoba is brought to the hospital where it will take a month for her to recover. Therefore, she cannot attend the Women’s tryouts. This places guilt on Azuma, similar to what he experienced when his brother got injured. Despite Aoba not blaming Azuma, the accident affects Azuma enough to cause him to not bat at 100% during practice. Aoba does, however, look a little gloomy despite having visitors everyday (aka Azuma). Maybe she’s waiting for someone special to visit her?

"Excuse me Miss, I'm looking for Osamu Akaishi. He's a real big guy. Have you seen him around?"

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