Episode 61: Balls, Rackets & a shitty Anime Mom

This week, the gang gets athletic and discusses to very different kinds of Sports Anime. First talk about how the consistent summer vacation theme and sympathetic characters of the laid-back Beach volleyball series Harukana Receive make for a generally relaxing, good time. Then CC goes into the opposite direction with the high tension Badminton drama Hanebado and explains why the visually impressive series stumbles in the story department.

Mp3 Download

Review:

Harukana Receive (1:31)

Hanebado! (28:17)

Related Links:

Gigguk: The Art of Sports Anime

Crunchyroll: How Harukana Receive Changes What You Know About Volleyball

ANN – This Week in Anime: Hanebado! Has No Chill

Crunchyroll: The Badminton Anime You Didn’t Know You Needed

Crunchyroll: Shining the Sports Spotlight on Girls in Hanebado!

Crunchyroll: HANEBADO! Will Prove That Badminton is Better Than Tennis

Crunchyroll: Hating the Game: Toxic Competition in HANEBADO!

Crunchyroll – OPINION: Hanesaki Quitting Badminton is the Ultimate Ending for HANEBADO!

Sakuga Blog: HANEBADO! 01 – Production Highlights

Sakuga Blog: HANEBADO! 02 – Production Highlights

Sakuga Blog: HANEBADO! 03 – Production Highlights

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