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Ahiru no Sora

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  1. Kia

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    #1 Kia, Oct 6, 2019
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    Ahiru no Sora
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    Alternative Titles
    Japanese: あひるの空

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    Type: TV
    Episodes: Unknown
    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: Sports, Drama, School, Shounen
    Duration: Unknown
    Rating: None


    SynopsisA stout, weak, yet highly passionate Sora Kurumatani enters Kuzuryuu High School with hopes that he'll fulfill his mother's wishes to dominate his first high school tournament. However, the basketball club—turned den for delinquents—does anything but play basketball! Its club members, Momoharu Hanazono, a skilled blocker who can do power jumps but is horrible at shooting, and his twin brother Chiaki, a talented point guard, has also lost interest in the sport. With just one game overwhelmed with adrenaline rush and excitement, and Sora's pure love for the game, the youth's burning out spirit for basketball rekindles.

    (Source: MAL News)

    https://sganime.org/category/ahiru-no-sora/
     
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    Thank you @Kia for sharing :)
     
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    You’re welcome!^_^
    I was really sold in the first few minutes, I’m not going to lie. I got faked out because I thought that the little badass was going to put up where he talked all that smack but nooo—comedic moment. That’s okay because by the time his moment comes—holy moly!! So. Worth. It. Competition for my boi Hinata. He brings it for real. Gotta love short boys with game! He starts with all the confidence on the court and seems like he’s got himself a love interest from the get go who can hold her own on the court? I’m addicted.
     
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    I guess it could be interesting, might give it a try after it's finished.
     
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    Looks good!
     
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    Just watched Episode 1. It's got a lot of promise, I think Yuki Kaji and big Chiaki's relationship dynamic has a lot of potential, and I can already see the manly tears from the delinquent boys.

    Why do I feel like Yuki Kaji's mother is dead now, and why do I feel like it's going to be a really sad backstory

    I don't think he makes the layup, I think Madoka blocks him
     
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    Oh I totally feel like there’s a dead mom in there. All the flags were there for me. Her blocking him wouldn’t make the team form quickly. We’d have to wait til further in the second episode for him to get past them and actually score. That would be fascinating and keep her more on his level—which would be bomb AF. They only said he had to score. Not how long it had to take nor that the other team couldn’t score at all. So it still should be valid if he gets blocked. Nevermind that he’s got the rebound opportunity to recover.
     
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    Ah, that's also true - I completely forgot that it wasn't a single-play challenge. In that case, he probably gets stopped right after the cut at the end of this episode, but gets up again and again until he puts the ball in the basket. We know Chiaki admires Sora's resolve already - it's whether or not he can get the others on side (though the opening/ending sequences imply that he does).
     
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    He kicked him!! Okay, that aside, blondie went for best of ten and lost. Then he got truly shown up when he saw how much he practiced. This episode was awesome. The dynamics between everyone are great. There are so many personalities and the interplay is really fun for me. I look forward to what appears to be the official start of some actual basketball playing next episode. Sweet!
     
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    Ooh, looks like my predictions were horribly off, but I don't mind. Making Sora a 3pt specialist makes sense - he doesn't seem like the "Hinata" type as far as freak athletic ability goes, he's gotten this far through practice.

    Momoharu being the one who had basketball dreams sort of makes sense, but again I didn't get that from the first episode (though I probably should have given that the opening sequence implies he's the team captain). I wonder about Chiaki, though - he doesn't seem to have any bad feelings about playing basketball, so I wonder why he doesn't play? Maybe he's just waiting for his brother to get back in to it?

    Also, Sora getting excited over stealing a bra was unexpected - he seemed too "pure" for that

    I'm really enjoying this so far, even though we're still in the "setup" phase it's not felt slow at all
     
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    The first episode out and out says that Momoharu was the captain. Chiaki seems like the really laid back kind who is very go with the flow until he sees a good cause methinks. I think he wants his brother to care again and is hoping that Sora causes that to happen.
     
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    That almost dunk was great and I’m pleased by the fact that Momoharu is so swayed by Sora’s sincerity. The way he won over the other guys was out there though. He might’ve messed up his chances with our love interest if she’s a size queen but maybe it was cold in the gym. That challenge reminded me of Hinata and the infamous concrete scene in Haikyū—nicely done. This game should be interesting. No one expects them to win, of course but it’ll be nice to see where they stand at all skill wise.
     
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    Each episode that goes by, we find out that Sora's got another handy move in his arsenal... last week it was the jumpshot, this week it's the double clutch. As for Momoharu, I'm glad he's motivated to play ball but his shooting form looks TERRIBLE... maybe he'll correct it?

    As for Kuzu's opponents, they've currently got no chance of winning, especially given that there's currently only 2 players on the team. I wonder who this interesting guy is that made Zoro accept Kuzu's challenge?
     
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    I’m betting on the interesting guy being Chiaki, personally. He obviously used to play. And Momoharu accused him of running away—so the implication to me is that he has talent but refused to face something (perhaps the sport without his brother/support/crutch?).
     
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    I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case - maybe he felt bad that he couldn’t play with his brother or something? He’s a mystery man for sure
     
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    Chiaki is interesting guy confirmed. Also, whaaat? Way to start the game off right! That secret strategy was lit. Props to the other guys for following up after the original two (and the other team) were flummoxed to keep the momentum. I appreciate the skills. Also, Sora getting to give his digits to Madoka (was that her name?)—woot! Has a weakness really been uncovered on the court? I hope not but then again it’d be too easy if they actually won this game as I said. Is Chiaki going to bring his rejected butt over to watch? So much to see.
     
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    Sora’s getting closer and closer to cute senpai... nice ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    This opposition team are supposedly Inter-High level and they only scored 9 points in a quarter against a literal group of amateurs? Hmm. Let’s see if Mr. Pretty Boy point guard really does have Sora figured out - my guess is either “he has no faith in his team-mates” or that he’s weak on his left side. Who knows, though.

    Chiaki seems to be an unexpected genius, too - let’s hope he gets to school in time for a quick member change...
     
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    Right? Like they must’ve seriously been thrown off their game by that jump ball at the beginning—WTF?

    Also, superstar Mama Sora is just in the hospital not dead. So that’s good.
     
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    If one jump ball affects them that much, they’re probably not making the inter high again any time soon...

    And yes, that’s very good news that I forgot to post about. The ridiculousness that was the first quarter of the match took over my train of thought, lol
     
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