Ahiru no Sora
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Japanese: あひるの空


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2019 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:25 (JST)
Producers: King Records
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Diomedea
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.331 (scored by 2361223,612 users)
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Ranked: #21952
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Popularity: #1331
Members: 89,168
Favorites: 372
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Lacking what is considered the most important asset in basketball, Sora Kurumatani has struggled with his short height since the inception of his love for the game. Despite missing this beneficial aspect, Sora's unwavering drive never allowed his small stature to dictate his ability to play, believing strongly in trying his hardest and persistently practicing to prove his capability.

In hopes of satisfying his mother's wishes, Sora enters Kuzuryuu High School to become a member of the basketball club and compete wholeheartedly in tournaments. However, Sora is disappointed to find out that the boy's basketball team is nothing but a retreat for punks who have no interest in the sport. Sora also comes to learn that brothers Chiaki and Momoharu Hanazono—whom he becomes acquainted with—have also lost their once spirited motivation to play.

Determined to revive the basketball team, Sora challenges the boys to a match against him, where his quick feet and swift movements overwhelm the group. Gradually affected by Sora's impressive skills, sheer effort, and tireless devotion to basketball, the boys unexpectedly find their burnt-out passion for the game rekindling once again.

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The airing time was Wednesdays 18:25 between October 2, 2019 - March 25, 2020. The airing time is changed to 17:55 beginning April 1, 2020.

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Aketagawa, Jin
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Miyano, Mamoru
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#1: "Happy Go Ducky!" by the pillows
#2: "Nevermind (ネバーマインド)" by flumpool
#3: "Humming Bird (ハミングバード)" by BLUE ENCOUNT

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#1: "Tsubasa (ツバサ)" by Saji (saji-サジ)
#2: "Over" by Yuuma Uchida
#3: "Hikari Sasu Hou e (光射す方へ)" by Mamoru Miyano

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Dec 19, 2019
Hoops4Life08 (All reviews)
This is my 1st ever anime review but I have watched quite a few sports anime before so here goes nothing.

So far, all the characters are very likable.

Sora is somewhat the anti-Kuroko wherein he can shoot the lights out but tends to do things on his own. Chiaki, Kite, and Momoharu also has some resemblance in character from KNB but still are distinct on their own.

This anime has a great mix of comedy and drama with its storytelling and I really like it.

I've watched every episode so far and I'm really excited as to where this anime is headed.
Feb 10, 2020
Humbby (All reviews)
I want to start by saying that a lot of people compare this anime to Kuroko no Basket.
Completely Absurd, you can't compare the 2.

With that said lets get Into the review (time of writing this review I have seen 18 episodes).

The Animation:
It's bad, It uses a lot of still Images and I'm thinking, Why, just why...
why don't you animate that? Probably a limited budget but It's so dissapointing to see.

Character Development:
18 Episodes Is enough to get you attached to atleast 1 of the characters.
And since this anime doesn't have super powers like Kuroko It should be much easier.
They failed, atleast, so far. I can't seem read more
Dec 21, 2019
Nayeriel (All reviews)
An another sport anime, if you don't like those type of anime pass away, Ahiru no Sora didn't revolutionize anything. But If you like this genre then give it a try.

I'll compare this anime in my review with Kuroko no Basket, same sport and popular anime.

Date of review : 22/12/19 (will probably make some edits further the anime advance)

Story : 7/10

A generic sport anime but not driving by the shonen spirit (for now).

Player's skills seems logical, contrary to Kuroko no Basket, and character's background is interesting, again in Kuroko the characters background is kind hollow (IMO !).

I find more interesting to follow the progress read more
Dec 11, 2019
beSc (All reviews)
This is a quick review of the new basketball anime "Ahiru no Sora". Take into consideration that this is all based on my personal preferences and taste.

Story: The plot is very simple, it's about a short guy who wants to play basketball, we've seen this many times in this genre, but so far it has been well executed and that's what matters to me. 7/10

Art: I am not a fan of Ahiru no Sora's art, and the animation is ok, but not great. 6/10

Sound:No complaints, the VAs fit the characters and the sound is good overall. 7/10

Character: The MC is not original at all, but read more

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