Cross Game Episode #42 - Review

It continues to be refreshing to see a cast of characters with dreams that they're pursuing that feel realistic and achievable. We've seen Ko and the others go through several challenges in the last couple of years, especially with the terrible coach they had at first, but seeing them overcome it with all their training and hard work has been inspiring. But at the same time, they're not going overboard with it and making it larger than life. The realism flavor here helps it a whole lot. The personal has played out in a similar way, where we see the elder kids getting involved and moving forward with a relationship while the youngest sister has grown up as well and is in junior high now. Amid all of it, we see the ways that Ko, Akane and Aoba have all grown and changed with their interactions with each other. This progression continues to be very natural through the kinds of slow scenes that populate episodes like this where it doesn't seem like a lot really happens, but it further nudges along the way everyone interacts and feels about each other. Read More...


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