First Impressions: Ahiru no Sora

This is an anime adaptation of a manga series from fifteen (15) years ago. It is a sports anime. I don’t know shit fuck damn about sports anime, yo.

Ahiro no Sora: Happy go Ducky!! (yes that is the full title) is about a teenager named Kurumatani Sora, who has spent his whole life being oppressed due to being short.

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Sora joins his high school basketball team, which turns out to be totally defunct and made up of delinquents. I assume the premise that Sora’s passion for the game turns them around is a subversion from standard sports anime fare since he actually knows what he’s doing and isn’t just a cute, peppy amateur. He is cute and peppy, though.

I actually really really like this one. The characters are charming, and the animation is as solid as a hype shonen sports anime should get, with decent moments of sakuga. I’ll be…. sticking with this one? That’s a weird thing for me to say about a sports anime.

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