The series is about two boys named Tsukushi and Jin. Tsukushi is a boy with no special talent or traits while Jin is considered a soccer genius. On one stormy night, Jin meets Tsukushi, and they get dragged into the world of soccer.
Every week while I watch an episode, I wonder why I'm still watching. It's bad. I love sports and I love sports anime but Days is just - without showing, they try to force the idea that someone is sooo good or has the potential to be great in football. In this case, it's the main character, Tsukushi. Apart from him being useless in playing actual football, his characterisation is really poor. I find it annoying from his voice to the way how he runs to the way he doesn't stop to think and major of all, it's really annoying and unbelievable that EVERYONE sees this great potential in him as if he's god-sent to save the day, when the dude hasn't done anything to hint at any semblance of redemption or glory...
I think that's my biggest problem with this anime, they force points without justifying it (the same can be said about the games, they only show a few seconds of plays then lots of running while having long monologues then BAM! a goal is scored or missed and everyone is amazed but you can't feel the excitement or disappointment because you never really saw the proper build up to that)... I find the other characters likable and their story line decent but this Tsukushi that the world revolves around~ maybe I kept watching with the hope that things would've gotten better... but already 14 eps in, and nothing has changed, all he does is run run run like a headless chicken and yet gets the glory. Weird. read more
(PS: I really hate the long review with it's meaningless , unrelated and cheesy words so I will try make it short.)
"I want to put my life on the line to live."
- Tsukushi Tsukamoto
This anime teach us that no matter what don't give up...you can't give up... don't blame yourself just because it didn't work for you...you can't call yourself a loser when you have the ability to change it if you put your hardest on the line . That what it's mean to live.
This story is about a boy named Tsukamoto who is physically weak yet mentally strong.On the first day of school, he gets invited by his classmate kazama to a soccer match at night.While playing the game kazama finds a hidden potential within tsukamoto.Watch him as he unravels his abilities of becoming a cheer-leading runner ('outstanding').
It's different from all the others.
I like how they made the Tsukamoto a complete newbie at soccer. and the best of it that he got his own way of becoming a much of help to his team aside from being NOOB at soccer like his fresh charachter and his trait that can motivates his team mates.
Like:"It's always exceptional idiots like him that smash the status quo."
- Hisahito Mizuki.
I know I know that they exaggerate in his influence to the team mates but hey..... it's quite refreshing this kind of charachter from now and then.Right!!
-Art: 9/10 (they put a remarkable efforts in the football skills and techniques)
-Sound: 8/10 (nice OP and ED)
-Charachter: 8/10 (every charachter has her own charm)
Would like to preface this by saying: 1. This is my first review. 2. This is based solely off the anime, for I haven't read the manga. and 3. This is based on the first 6 episode of Days!
Story - 9/10
While Days is a particularly cliché story line, there are several perks that revive it from being typical sports shounen. One being that since the show is only on its 6th episode, dives fairly quickly into the story without being overwhelming. With just the first episode, we have a great foundation on what's to come as Tsukushi is invited to play soccer by mysterious Kazama. The story line, like most sports anime, sucks you in.
Art - 7/10
Days' art is overall average. There is no crazy appeal and it is not nearly as detailed as other sports anime such as Haikyuu!! or Free! There is nothing to rave over. The only downside to this is the soccer games are less meticulous and for all soccer fans, this would've been a great touch to the production team could've added. HOWEVER, the art style suits the anime nonetheless.
Sound - 7/10
Days' captures all the obvious and infinitesimal sounds of soccer. The Japanese voice actors fit perfectly with the characters, making for an even more realistic watch.
Character - 10/10
Characters vary widely. From mysterious to compassionate people. From stuck-up to aloof - the characters are outstanding. Aside from all these seemingly clashing personalities, they all meld together and make for a beautiful journey into trials, tribulations, triumph, and overall the meaning of friendship. Every character has a major flaw, but you'll find a character you relate to the most, as well as one that means something special to you. To touch lightly on, the protagonist, Tsukushi Tsukamoto, is a wonderful character. He is humble, honest, sensitive, kind, and a great protagonist in this series.
Enjoyment - 10/10
I enjoy every moment with this anime. Every episode is something new about the characters, and a lesson always learned.
Overall - 9/10
This is a pleasant anime for fans of Haikyuu!! and Free! It is more about the friendship that comes out of team work, than the sport itself. It brings back the best memories of high school, or if you're still in it, encourages the positive aspects of school. I love this anime and I look forward to all the new episodes to come. read more
Days is definitely an anime that's under the radar, however, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who is a fan of sports anime.
Story: This anime definitely has the typical sports anime plot, but still keeps it interesting enough to make you keep watching. This anime brings excitement and motivation to the viewers in a way that is hard to describe. I've actually started to run on a treadmill because I watch this anime.
Art: I really like the art style as it definitely suits the themes of the anime it is definitely well done.
Sound: I really enjoyed the opening and the soundtrack in general, nothing above average but it is definitely adequate and does its job.
Character: One of the best qualities of the anime are the characters which all seem very relatable. The more you learn about them the more you feel proud of their achievements and developments and want to keep watching to cheer them on.
Enjoyment: Overall, I have been enjoying this anime as it is a well done sports anime that fullfills all the requirements that seem to be in all our favorite sports animes. read more