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Aug 29, 2017
I just finished this anime and decided it was worthy of a review. I have not read the manga yet and I will try and make this as spoiler free as possible.
I am a fan of sports anime and decided to give this one a try and am glad I did.
As far as sports anime go this one followed my rules as in making it easy to follow the sport (rugby) and room for character growth. I personally love it when background characters have their time to shine and this one does that and then some.
The art was great the characters are very well rounded. read more
Jun 21, 2017
I have not read the manga, this is an anime only review. I will try to keep this as spoiler free as possible.

First off, don't let the fact that it has an all male cast taint your view. This is not yaoi or shounen ai.

The story is pretty simple, there are four prince brothers who are in desperate need of an education before they are eligible for the throne.

The story starts when their latest tutor shows up, will he leave in a hurry like the others before him? or will he be able to do the impossible and mold these young men into proper candidates read more
Mar 18, 2017
March comes in like a lion... Oh where do I start? This is one of my all time favorites!
Before I get started though, I will mention that I have not yet read the manga so this review is strictly on my reaction to the anime.

The story revolves around a teenage professional shogi player named Rei. You quickly find out that he is an orphan who is now living alone while still trying to attend high school and continue on his career path as a professional player.

Now this is considered a sports anime but don't worry if you're not familiar with shogi. The shogi episodes go read more
Mar 11, 2017
I have been meaning to watch Hotarubi no Mor e as I was very hopeful that it would become a favorite and thankfully I was not wrong.

The story is a very simple one. the characters are straight forward and easy to follow. For a short 45 minutes you are transported to a forest of a mountain god and learn the story of a young girl Hotaru and her mysterious friend Gin.

There isn't a lot of time for ups and downs, there is a universal message to this beautifully told story. to quote Alfred Lord Tennyson... " 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never read more