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May 30, 2019
Spoiler free review.

The feeling I get from Tsurune is both similar and completely foreign to what I have felt before. The characters, though clichéd and stereotypical, manage to integrate well with the story line and the overall feel of the story. While it may seem like a typical bishounen cast, the female members of the club are included in a way that felt natural, without detracting (much!) from the focus on the boys. I really looked forward to the girls' screen time. I believe that I have watched my fair share of sports anime including Cheer Danshi!!, Free! and Haikyuu!! (notice the exclamation marks?) and read more
Sep 24, 2018
Kurogane was a manga that I chanced upon. I think it really is a shame that it isn’t very popular, as it contains many of the elements of a successful sports manga.

I really, really enjoyed reading this manga. It got me excited to see what would happen, and much like Haikyu! or Kuroko no Basket, the prospects of strong opponents, developing friendships and skills added to the story. The integration of a supernatural element was unusual, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

There aren’t many drawbacks to Kurogane but the main one I would like to point out is the length. Because it is so short, I read more
Jan 25, 2018
Keep in mind that this is my personal opinion, and you will not know if you will like the anime or not until you have watched it.

The bad stuff:
The show was a bit repetitive. It was quite subtle, but if you watch for it, many of the episodes share similar story lines, with very little happening in each. That being said, this season has 24 episodes and somehow manages a decent plot. Character development was minimal in the second half of the season, due to the vast amount of gameplay that occurred; it was inevitable that the attention would be draw away from character development read more