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Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 22, 2018 to Jan 21, 2019
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:10 (JST)
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: Sports, Drama, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.601 (scored by 17,946 users)
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Ranked: #14042
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Popularity: #1769
Members: 50,121
Favorites: 290


Free! and Tsurune have the same sort of atmosphere. Both tell of 5 guys working together to learn and improve at a sport (swimming in Free! and archery in Tsurune). The animation is well done and very similar style from KyoAni. They both have a high emphasis on friendship. If you enjoyed getting a glimpse of what goes into a sport, and how people can bond together from one of these shows, you will have a very similar feeling watching the other. 
report Recommended by Pokey26
Both are showcasing high school boys who do a specific sport (running and Japanese archery) and their struggles to form bonds with their teammates. They both have young coaches and teammates who have injured themselves previously. Some of the characters are similar too. Both animes are warm-hearted and slower paced than your usual sports anime, with no "extra special techniques" with fancy names and colorful moves. 
report Recommended by lopika
Upon watching the first episode of Tsurune, I would say that both the MCs from Shigatsu and Tsurune have a past that has barred them from excelling at their respective "sport". Especially, both MCs are excellent at their arts, but are unable to recover from a tragedy until they have received the support of friendship. -MC with a past -Friendship -Slice of life  
report Recommended by zucchinichop
Similar in Hanebado!, both MCs decide not to play their respective sport after a traumatic event. However, they come back to playing their sport after their friends and other supporting members help them recover/motivate them back to their original dreams. Both MCs are also good at their sports prior. -Sports -Traumatic event in the past -Friendship  
report Recommended by zucchinichop
They have a great balance of believable characterization and enthralling sports scenes. Themes in both of these shows include finding one's passion, being on a team, overcoming obstacles and following one's dreams.  
report Recommended by mjb
- High school - Slice of Life  
report Recommended by emolyravioli
Both have excellent animation. They are dissimilar in plots, as Tsurune is a spots anime about Japanese Archery, and Violet Evergarden is, well, Violet Evergarden. But they are similar in the way that they are very calming to watch in certain episodes and make your heart pound in others. Both of their main characters and support characters have deep backstories that make their characters all the more richer. It's very beautiful. 
report Recommended by lordfarquaad69
Both shows feature clubs centered on a traditional Japanese art that non-Japanese viewers may not have heard of. They also have believable characters that make you want to root for them. Also, Kudou from Kono Oto Tomare! reminds me of Onogi from Tsurune.  
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These two shows are not very thematically similar. However, they are understated and sadly underrated/underappreciated, with thoughtful and sensitive characters, relaxing settings/tones, and topics that the audience may not otherwise know much about or be interested in. They may not be the most exciting shows, but they present believable and heartwarming stories that can provide a break from the stresses in life. 
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Both animes contain leading characters who return to practice the sport they love after difficult times. They have the help of colleagues with different personalities, so they will have to figure out how to work as a team to succeed. 
report Recommended by BoyWithaMission
- Both take place in a school environment - Both have characters that received some sort of loss prior to reaching high school - Both are about sports Kyudo and volleyball respectively - Both are about being the underdog in a sports competition To me both anime kind of feel the same beyond what I already mentioned. The coaches are likeable characters that are present in the character's lives prior to becoming the coach. The characters are driven to succeed within a team environment. Both anime's share the genres: sports, school, and drama. Some differences are that Haikyuu!! is also shounen and comedy. Kageyama and Onogi are both voiced by  read more 
report Recommended by Uncanny
Both are slow paced sports anime with a focus on friendship, struggling to bond with teammates and realizing why one does the sport he chose as a little kid. The best friend pair of the main characters and how their friendship works is similar too. 
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