Oozora Haruka is a high school second-year who's just moved to Okinawa. Haruka is generally cheerful and optimistic, but there's one thing she feels insecure about: she's taller than most other girls. Higa Kanata, her cousin of the same age who meets her at the airport, also has one hang-up: she had to quit her beloved beach volleyball in the past because she was too short. Through some twist of fate, these mismatched cousins find themselves paired up as a beach volleyball team. How will this duo play together in a sport where the presence of one's teammate is more important than anything?!
We Don't Need Aces
Believe in Me
I Want to Regain My Former Self
Isn't This Perfect For Us?
Until You Break
I Won't Break
We're Already Friends
I'll Keep Our Promise
This Is How I Feel
The One I Wanted to Fight
At This Point, We're Basically Playing Head-to-Head
And That's Why We Choose Our Irreplaceable Partners
■■■ Story & Characters ■■■ I actually really enjoyed this anime. It's not just a beach episode lasting for a whole anime, it's about two teams playing volleyball, friendship, and relations between the two teams. While it's all nothing revolutionary, I think the story was enjoyable enough, and really did enjoy the characters, especially the bright but easygoing Haruka. I don't think the Ecchi tag is justified; there's not THAT much forced fanservice here, only girls walking in bikini's all the time. I do think the ending was kinda weak, they could have gotten more out of it, and the character relationship building could have been a bit better. ■■■ Art & Animation ■■■ Pretty good. I liked the bright and sunny style most of the time, like I said, it's kinda like beach-episode-the-anime. The artstyle of the characters was pretty cute, and the volleyball scenes were pretty fun to look at. ■■■ Music, Voice and SFX ■■■ I actually REALLY liked the soundtrack of this anime; it's a weird mix between Jazz fusion, upbeat drums-n-bass with tropical elements. I think it really added to the atmosphere and some tense situations. The voice acting is very good, and I have nothing bad to say about the SFX either. ■■■ X factor/ Atmosphere ■■■ I really liked it. The atmosphere is bright and tropical, but has just the right amount of tension as well. Nothing particularly special, but just a fun little anime.
Let's just say this was 'interesting' also this is my first review so let me know if I mess up. STORY Essentially, Haruka, a tall girl moves in with Kanata and her Grandparents, she then becomes fond of playing beach volleyball after meeting the National Champion pair at the beach. From there, Kanata a former player herself pairs up with Haruka and their aim is to reach Nationals. Not gonna lie, it doesn't sound that interesting, but it was executed fairly well. ANIMATION Ok, the animation was quite nice and very bright, if it had poor animation then I probably wouldn't have bothered watching it. Also, I liked the character design... for no particular reason. SOUND Sound suited the anime and the OP was ok, but nothing special, it's not something I would download to listen to. CHARACTER To sum it up, Haruka is way too hyperactive but she got nice tiddies a nice cheerful character who is really motivated, the friendship between Haruka and Kanata is quite special and you always want to side with them, regardless to who they are playing. Claire and Emily were hot were really good support characters that helped push the two on their journey. If you like serious sports anime then don't watch this, just don't. But if you are like me and just happen to enjoy girls playing beach volleyball in bikini more lighthearted ecchi sports anime, then this is for you.
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