Hikari Uenaga is a member of Aiko Middle School's gymnastics team, and aspires to be a legendary contender in the world of rhythmic gymnastics like her idol, Diliana Gueorguiva. But the road to being a champion is fraught with difficulty, and only the strong survive. Using her inner strength and the support of love interest Oiishi and childhood-friend-turned-delinquent Mao, Hikari will tackle love triangles, intense competition with her teammates and peers and her own feelings as she aims for the gold.
As an amalgamation of generic romance and a unique sporting gimmick, Hikari no Densetsu is the definitive shoujo sports anime. Take your typical high school love affair with all its ‘loves me / loves me not' teenage angst, add a handful of talented protagonists, and stir vigorously with a distinctive art form to make a wholesome, satisfying drama. Whilst totally unremarkable in content, the... read more