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  • [Fall 2019] Stars Align Discussion Thread

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    A sports show about a boys trying to save a tennis club from shutting down, and to help their cause they recruit a transfer student who asks to get paid for playing due to his unfortunate family situation.

    Airs: Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Studio: 8-Bit

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    The teen adolescence story revolves around the coming-of-age of boys in a junior high school's soft tennis club, which is on the verge of shutting down. Touma Shinjou asks Maki Katsuragi to join the team for his vaunted abilities, and mentions a summer competition. Katsuragi asks for money in return for joining the team.

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    Episode 1

    Play for pay.

    So it begins with the boys tennis club being a bunch of suckers compared to the girls, and the student council president is so results-oriented that she's threatening to shut down the club should they not get any results. Thus, Toma goes searching desperately to recruit anyone with athletic ability. And they found one in Maki, but he would only join if he got paid seeing that he's spending all of his free time working to support his family because his father is such a dirtbag drinking and being so abusive. That ending there was well-executed there and certainly convinced me that this show was going to be good as Maki's situation is just so unfortunate. Seeing that this is directed by the same guy who did Escaflowne that I'm certainly on-board with this show after seeing the drama unfold the way it did. It certainly is one of the strongest first episodes of the season.

    So like always, trial period rules apply, but that's just a mere formality since I was eagerly anticipating this show because of Kazuki Akane, and so far he has does a great job in setting up Maki's complex characterization to build over the course of this show.
    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
    Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
    Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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