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Oct 2, 2019 1:01 PM

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It’s a good first episode, I think this could be a good series.
 
Oct 2, 2019 1:28 PM

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The comedy segments at the start didn't catch me but as soon as they started focusing on Basketball it good sooooo good! Man those last 2 minutes were so hype!

Solid first episode. Finally, we have a normal Basketball anime
 
Oct 2, 2019 1:28 PM
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T'was a pretty good start! loved every moment of it and I like the MC! seems like the point guard type of the team.
Few questions tho.... don't spoil me but I just wanna get this cleared up before getting invested in this show.
1. Will there be gay shit in here? it seems like the MC might be into the female basketball player gal so I think he's safe but like... will there be any gay signs here?
2. Will this be like Slam Dunk who's more grounded and closer to reality or will this be like Kuroko where there's magic ball techniques involved?
there are no real gay stuff and it’s very realistic

Great to hear! now I can get invested in this!
 
Oct 2, 2019 1:31 PM
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I mean, nothing is terribly executed in this episode, but how is it different from all the other shounen sport anime? I guess it's gonna be decent if it's your first few shounen sport, but it's hard to imagine you would enjoy it if you have already seen more than 10 other similar shows.

Also Diomedea has a pretty bad production track record so I'm dropping it. I'll give a couple more episodes if it were Production I. G. or something, but not Diomedea..
Understandable reasoning, can't speak on the production so far, and this kind of plot has been done before.

But in defense of most sports anime or genre specific stories in general, the start is almost always similar in terms of plot and as it progresses they almost always tend to vary in terms of plot and more importantly characterization and dynamics that exists.
Take another legendary anime, slam dunk , it's start is reminiscent of certain elements that were already done in touch but as the story progressed it involved and improved that archetype.

Not trying to convince you to pick it up, just trying to entertain the idea of why people like me who continue watching and the potential that it may have to be special despite regular beginnings.
 
Oct 2, 2019 1:56 PM

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I loved this episode, i think this series is going to be good.
 
Oct 2, 2019 1:57 PM

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I didn't expect much to begin with and it doesn't look promising. The MC is alright. Just your typical hardworking, honest, imma-change-everyones-mind type of boy and I dig the angel (sick? ded?) mom storyline. I wish they'd stop zooming in his dirty shoes but I like how he was all mature with 'my mom gave me them'. Boys in highschool are too ashamed to say such stuff, this boy musta went through some shit. ;.;

Side characters wise I'm not feeling the delinquents or his obvious love interest so far. Worst of all they're really pushing Chiaki as the 'interesting, quirky' character but he's just.. weird. Also the humour isn't really working for me so far and there is so much of it that I'm surprised this isn't tagged comedy.

I'll give it a few more episodes but probably gonna be dropping it.
 
Oct 2, 2019 2:04 PM
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Oh well, okay episode I guess. I kinda wanna puke when I see deliquents being in like every shonen basketball anime ever, but oh well. The Spinmove animation made no sense whatsoever but it looked at least nice, and Madoka seems cute. Looks like I#mma gonna find out in two weaks, weather a cute girl and my love for basketball is enough to get me to continue. For now it gets a pass.
 
Oct 2, 2019 2:14 PM

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I love this kind of "coming of age" stuff so I'm definitely looking forward to more of it!
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Oct 2, 2019 2:16 PM

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It's been a long time since I last watched a basketball themed anime(Dear Boys). A nice change for once after all the baseball anime we've gotten this year. And I played basketball back in high school so this strikes a bit of a personal chord with me. Good start so far, let's see how it goes.
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Oct 2, 2019 2:51 PM

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I liked those moves, it would be more great if he really wins the challenge! Hmm so far so nice!

I hope it won't disappoint.
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Oct 2, 2019 3:21 PM
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Similar vibes to Dear Boys. Doesn’t feel original.
 
Oct 2, 2019 3:29 PM

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That was very promising premiere what can I say... I've felling good vibes from it ha! ;)

I just hope that it won't be undervoted very fast.
But in general I'm happy to have another good sports anime.
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Oct 2, 2019 3:34 PM
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I am surprised he is actually shorter than both Hinomaru and Hinata given they're both famous for being too short for their sports as well.
 
Oct 2, 2019 5:08 PM

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Oh so it's another haikyuu with the short guy being OP. Hopefully it gets better.
 
Oct 2, 2019 6:08 PM

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I really enjoyed Kuroko and never saw Slam Dunk and ive been hyped for this anime for months! Im a basketball fan overall and this genre of anime it is like the dream for me, and i kinda can relate with the protagonist itself so it makes it extra enjoyable.

Pretty different from Kuroko but a fresh one, i loved the first epi. Opening good and ending even better IMO.

I love the animation, the handles look gorgeous hehe looking forward to next week!
 
Oct 2, 2019 6:35 PM

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I like that the MC actually knows how to play basketball.
 
Oct 2, 2019 6:45 PM

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holy lord that dribble animation... so smooth rofl, i got goosebump instantly. what a great first episode tho. wp
 
Oct 2, 2019 7:10 PM

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I did not watch it yet. But I have question for people who read the manga


Does this anime have a lot of intense match like Kuroko basketball ?? I don't like sport anime that has a lot of slice of life shit and spend like full cour on training and long boring dialog and shit. If it similar to Days or Baby Steps then this show is not for me.

I love sport anime like Kuroko basketbal, captain tsubasa, Hinomaruzumou, baki. I like something give you the feeling of suspense (if you know what I mean).

Sorry if my English is bad.



I read the manga since 2010 and is updated, I don`t know what you actually want to know about the manga but there are lots of dramas in this one. Especially the first part, though honestly I like the matches cuz you will never know what really happens in a game but during the MC`s first year the matches are repetitive honestly which sometimes gets boring. The real action and intence matches kicks in when the Yokohama team will be introduce. Since this is a 4 cour anime and the members of that team has already VA meaning they will reach that part, just wait and be patient.
 
Oct 2, 2019 7:12 PM

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Good first episode, some funny moment with Chiaki. It's seem different from Kuroko no Basket. Looking forward for what happen next with news characters and other team!
Love the cast! I saw my seiyuu bias vs seiyuu bias wrecker who play the twins haha. I'm so surprised about Yuuma's voicing a character like that and Konishi with another character named Chiaki though this time it's is first name.




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Oct 2, 2019 9:26 PM

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i'm already hooked, need more
 
Oct 2, 2019 11:10 PM
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Woah I didn't realise it was Yuuma's voice. Nice episode.
 
Oct 2, 2019 11:23 PM

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The next haikyuu?
 
Oct 2, 2019 11:28 PM
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I love the classic shounen sports vibe! Just like Daiya, the source is from early 2000s, but feels old-school, in a good way. It's been mentioned that it's nothing original, but it works, especially because of the art style. If it's the more modern shiny round and soft style, yeah, it probably wouldn't feel as interesting.

I'm liking Sora a lot so far, he's positive (I guess like the majority of shounen MCs are), but he's also good! He's not a rookie, and especially not one who has one special skill. I guess you can say that his skill is due to his short height, but I think he's made it strength.

Lol, those calcium bars. They probably don't taste good. I wouldn't know though. Oh, I also like Madoka, she's cool! The ED song is really nice too, the uplifting lyrics makes me smile.
 
Oct 2, 2019 11:58 PM
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1. Will there be gay shit in here? it seems like the MC might be into the female basketball player gal so I think he's safe but like... will there be any gay signs here?

Look at you and your disgusting fragile masculinity it’s hilarious and pathetic that your first thought as indicated by your 1. Was wondering if there was any gay shit in here
Meanwhile everyone else had other more useful things to write about
I don’t even know how you’ve made it this far in the medium with this attitude, you are completely in denial... it’s not a good look
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as someone who prefers KnB to Slam Dunk im am not really feeling this show yet.

i didnt like the slomo parts of the show.
 
Oct 3, 2019 3:09 AM

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o here we go again
a very good start
a very good episode
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Oct 3, 2019 4:09 AM

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A promising start. I'm sure further investment will occur later down the line making it even better. I can't wait to see what the team will be capable of when they're whipped back into shape by Sora.
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Oct 3, 2019 4:25 AM
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After seeing that the MC here was a short guy beaten to pulp by punks, point guard was the first thing came in my mind. I'm amused by his characteristics, those types of traits were the one I'm looking up to when it comes to anime characters. Then here comes a strange huge guy came into the scene making those funny lines and an air of idiocy about him.
I'm not that hyped after listening to its music. I think that it's not something like Slam Dunk's opening, where every kids way back was very hyped when they hear Slam Dunk's op. From the op, you could see them making those flashy moves. Wow, this one seems like different from the previous one we've had, where a guy with glasses shoots three from the other side of court.
Well, the first episode was very well made. I hope that it consistently become another good anime basketball, not on par with Slam Dunk, but something that would be good.
 
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I mean, nothing is terribly executed in this episode, but how is it different from all the other shounen sport anime? I guess it's gonna be decent if it's your first few shounen sport, but it's hard to imagine you would enjoy it if you have already seen more than 10 other similar shows.

Also Diomedea has a pretty bad production track record so I'm dropping it. I'll give a couple more episodes if it were Production I. G. or something, but not Diomedea..
Understandable reasoning, can't speak on the production so far, and this kind of plot has been done before.

But in defense of most sports anime or genre specific stories in general, the start is almost always similar in terms of plot and as it progresses they almost always tend to vary in terms of plot and more importantly characterization and dynamics that exists.
Take another legendary anime, slam dunk , it's start is reminiscent of certain elements that were already done in touch but as the story progressed it involved and improved that archetype.

Not trying to convince you to pick it up, just trying to entertain the idea of why people like me who continue watching and the potential that it may have to be special despite regular beginnings.

Is Slam Dunk really similar to Touch?

But I can see your point. It's just that in that case (when you're "compelled" to have a generic start), details and style become all important. That's why I mentioned Diomedea's mediocre production. Otherwise there is little reason why I shouldn't be watching or rewatching a similar show with a better production when there are so many of them.

Btw I didn't think the anime adaptation of Slam Dunk is any good. It had really bad pacing and mediocre art. I absolutely loved the manga though.
 
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I didn't expect much because of diomedia but they did good job on this one.
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Nice to hear this series is realistic

Bruh, his skill is really good his short but you know short people could play better It feels really weird to play against short people I mean feels like quickly.

When I heard his actual height 149cm his even shorter than my little sister. I saw the 5th-grade student her/his height was 160, I thought kids growing quickly but it's insane after I watched this xD career gg
 
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Understandable reasoning, can't speak on the production so far, and this kind of plot has been done before.

But in defense of most sports anime or genre specific stories in general, the start is almost always similar in terms of plot and as it progresses they almost always tend to vary in terms of plot and more importantly characterization and dynamics that exists.
Take another legendary anime, slam dunk , it's start is reminiscent of certain elements that were already done in touch but as the story progressed it involved and improved that archetype.

Not trying to convince you to pick it up, just trying to entertain the idea of why people like me who continue watching and the potential that it may have to be special despite regular beginnings.

Is Slam Dunk really similar to Touch?

But I can see your point. It's just that in that case (when you're "compelled" to have a generic start), details and style become all important. That's why I mentioned Diomedea's mediocre production. Otherwise there is little reason why I shouldn't be watching or rewatching a similar show with a better production when there are so many of them.

Btw I didn't think the anime adaptation of Slam Dunk is any good. It had really bad pacing and mediocre art. I absolutely loved the manga though.
well the story arc structure and some personality, motivations are similar to each other for a certain Characters but slam dunk improves upon it and gets better at it and touch focuses on the romance side of it whereas slam dunk doesn't and I was talking about the story not about production and I haven't seen the slam dunk manga.

Yeah I understand, but for me atleast I don't have a problem with generic start or have a problem with generic ideas in fiction in general, as I believe all fiction are snowflakes , they may share similarities but there are always small differences in something that make it a difference experience and i always want to know what differences there are in the snowflakes whether one is more beautiful than the other. For instance this story has similarities to haikyuu, the main character for instance but his dynamics with other characters in the show is different.

I'm not much of a production guy, even if an anime had a shitty production I would get into it because of the story.
 
Oct 3, 2019 7:49 AM
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As long as it doesn't take 5 episodes for the ball to finally fall in the hoop when getting thrown from a 3-points distance (and not the momention all these war flashbacks during it), I'm gucchi with this anime.

At first, I had no plans to watch this, but I had nothing to do so I checked it out the moment it got released. Not disappointed, the first episode was very nice.
 
Oct 3, 2019 7:53 AM
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More like Kuroko no Basket
 
Oct 3, 2019 9:35 AM

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Nice OP a really good episode.

 
Oct 3, 2019 9:39 AM

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Good introduction, this caught my interest
 
Oct 3, 2019 9:48 AM
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Oh boy here we go a anime that worth to wait every weeks
 
Oct 3, 2019 11:15 AM

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I actually really enjoyed the first episode and it got me hyped for the coming episodes. Chiaki is hilarious, it actually made me laugh out loud. And hearing that it will be a 4 course made me even more hyped.
 
Oct 3, 2019 12:07 PM
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1. Will there be gay shit in here? it seems like the MC might be into the female basketball player gal so I think he's safe but like... will there be any gay signs here?

Look at you and your disgusting fragile masculinity it’s hilarious and pathetic that your first thought as indicated by your 1. Was wondering if there was any gay shit in here
Meanwhile everyone else had other more useful things to write about
I don’t even know how you’ve made it this far in the medium with this attitude, you are completely in denial... it’s not a good look

Ok ..............
 
Oct 3, 2019 12:54 PM

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I don't watch a lot of sports anime so I gave this series a shot and I like it so far.
 
Oct 3, 2019 6:56 PM

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If you want to play a sport in high school, you should probably do a little research on the state of their current athletic programs before deciding to enroll in a high school. Take notes future MCs.
 
Oct 3, 2019 7:24 PM

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"Solid generic start", some part were cheaply done to move the plot but its okay I guess.
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Oct 3, 2019 8:27 PM

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seriously? a man in 149 cm height. i am astonished.
 
Oct 3, 2019 10:35 PM

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If I remember, I didn't like the manga's character design but the anime made it looks better although looks juvenile/not very original looking (compare to manga) ,still prefer this. Also the pacing of manga was also dreadfully slow and I am finding much engaging in the anime. Overall feels like typical-shounen-but-done-damn-right kinda thing with more grounded in reality. let's see if this can hold its consistency (or rather I can hold my interest) in the long run especially coming from studio Diomedea.
 
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Not even 3 episodes have passed and I already love this anime ๐Ÿ˜. Animation is wonderful for my eyes. It addresses a wide variety of genres, in addition to sport, from comedy to drama. Sora, the protagonist, I like. And the OP and the ED are great, the lyrics match the plot of the anime.
I just love it.
I have a feeling that it will become one of my favorites and one of the best anime of the Fall 2019 season.
Anyway, I was amazed with this first episode 10/10.

Ps: It reminds me of anime, also of sports, Hinomaru Zumou.

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Oct 4, 2019 4:58 AM

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I expected absolutely nothing this season, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this. The sound editing's a little weird in a few spots, but everything else was a-ok.
 
Oct 4, 2019 5:05 AM

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I really expect this whole early bullshit to be resolved in whatever conventional way to make the sport and competition begin to shine in the show. That's all I'm saying and I hope it will be a lot of fun once it clears this introductory arc.
 
Oct 4, 2019 6:30 AM
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Nice start. Chiaki seems to be a likeable character. I want to know in coming episodes about Chiaki's unwillingness about playing basketball.
I also wonder about Sora's mother's basketball history.
Over all it's seems to be a bright ๐ŸŒŸ for this anime.
Hope there will be at least 26 episodes.
 
Oct 4, 2019 7:05 AM

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I guess I hype myself too much for this. Because what a boring episode that was.....only shown the premise, didn't even let Sora finish his show off at all.
 
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Mhm seems promising i've hope that it would more realistic than knb xD
 
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