I adore this anime. It's one of the better sports anime out there with believeable character realationships and general 3D characters who have a personality and a past. They are funny, determind and completely obsessed with what they love. Why can't they be real...
I was completely captured by everything.
The story is the typical "Let's make it to the top!" type thing, but this point is developed really well. They really are just a bunch of guys who fell in love with a sport and would do anything to improve and become better.
The animation is amazing. It has the typical shounen art that we're all used to and it moves really fluidly. Of course, a lot of the focus is on the sport when it comes to animation though, there are some scenes where I just want to know how somebody could physically make it like that! Haha
The sound is upbeat, exciting and catchy. I love the opening and how well it relates to the actual anime.
Overall it's a 10/10, I squeal whenever a new episode comes out. Seriously.
I don't like watching sports really, so I'm happy that I put that aside and gave this a chance.
Watching all of the characters grow into even better players, and watching each of them practice honing their own individually unique skills is really amazing. The growth that they each show in comparison to the first season is truly inspiring--and HILARIOUS at the same time because they are just a bunch of goofballs. You can't help but love this team, and watching them really makes you feel like you are on the sidelines cheering them on yourself.
Multiple times I found my heart racing. The same goes for stopping. You feel the pressure in your skull and in your chest. You will find yourself wanting them to win more than anything, and times I felt like I was praying for them to win even though I knew that the outcome is already animated, and not happening live in front of me.
Great characters, great animation, and I wouldn't CHANGE ANYTHING.
Adoro... I caratteri sono davvero tutti ben distinti e raccontati ... È davvero un bellissimo anime... Tra i miei preferiti (anche da ex giocatrice di pallavolo ^_^)
Absolutely adore the characters and holy crap did the last few episodes have me on the edge of my seat! I think this anime does really well for building up momentum and suspense and the rivalry between schools. The animation and art at some points wasn't my fav, but its a very small thing that I overlooked once I got really invested in the characters and plot.
If you liked the first season, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't like this season as well. I was afraid after watching the first season that things might get a bit repetitive in the second season. However, there was plenty of character growth, new characters, new conflicts, new situations, it didn't feel stale at all.
It was a really emotional watch, and I had a ton of fun with it. Can't recommend enough!