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Tsurune Episode 11 – Little Earthquakes

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation Am I the only one who was a huge fan of Tori Amos when they were a kid. I really use to play her music non stop. I should see what she’s done lately. I was always particularly drawn by the way she manage to inject this pretty and...

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Tsurune Episode 10 – Giving it Another Shot

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation We’re actually rounding up the last few episodes of Tsurune (already? this sow has flown by for me) and a few themes are becoming quite obvious. One is the Power of Friendship which, well duh, it is at least in theory a sports anime. But this has been tempered...

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Tsurune Episode 9 – On A Dark and Stormy Day

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation The boys are back on their home turf and I have to admit I found I a little comforting. I have always been a homebody. Even if I’m away on vacation somewhere, there’s always that moment when you slink back to your hotel room, absolutely exhausted and crumbled unto...

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Tsurune Episode 8 – Straight as an Arrow

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation Guys, when does trolling become bullying? First Tsurune basically mocked me for not using the Other Shu title for two weeks in a row. Now, hen I more or less randomly picked “Another String to your Bow” last week, they have an entire restringing scene with emotional significance in...

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Tsurune Episode 7 – Adding a string to your bow

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation It’s like this show is daring me to use that “other Shu drops” title. Mocking my lack of gumption and failure to follow through with my dumber instincts. Why show..why?… Adding a string to your bow is an odd expression which means acquiring a new skill or figuring out...

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Tsurune Episode 6 – The restrained beauty of propriety

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation I really considered naming this week’s review “the other Shu drops”! I’m depressingly and unreasonably fond of that title. It’s pretty stupid and doesn’t fit the tone of either Tsurune or this post. And I love it. If this is your first time here: welcome, I believe that little...

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Tsurune Episode 5 – Yawatashi

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation I realize that most of my readers don’t watch Tsurune. This isn’t very surprising and I fully expected it when I started reviewing the show. However, this means that I have the added responsibility to covey the series in the most accurate and objective way to my audience as...

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Tsurune Episode 4 – Good Form

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation It is not entirely impossible that I spent half the episode trying to come up with some type of archery pun for the title. I failed. I’m sorry. It hurts me considerably more than it hurts you… And you know, at first I was scolding myself for not paying...

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Tsurune Episode 3 – A Shot in the Arm

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation You know, between Dakaichi earlier today and now Tsurune, Sunday is really turning into Funday if you know what I mean. I hope you know what I mean…One of us really should… After posting my episode 1 and 2 reviews last week, I realized pretty quickly, instantly even, that...

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Tsurune Episodes 1 & 2 – Slings and Arrows

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation “Tsurune” is the sound an arrow makes as it leaves the bow. We are told this in the first seconds of the show. I’m not entirely sure this is true or that Tsurune is a real word but if it is, it’s beautiful. The very idea that Japanese has...