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Ro-Kyu-Bu! (Fast Break) Episode #12 Anime Review

The Keishin girls find themselves in a fight with the Suzuritani team as both are composed of strong players with a strong sense of pride who have been honing their skills along with some special moves. Increasingly though the Suzuritani team’s star Miyu is starting to be frazzled as she finds it an affront that this group she barely recognizes as a team is giving her team all they can handle. As the Keishin girls continue to push them a smile comes to the face of Manaka as she pushed for this game for a reason as she felt the Suzuritani team and their star had a few lessons to learn when only their pride was on the line as opposed to the entire tournament. With time running out and the score close the outcome of all the work both sides put in will land in one set of small hands but will the experience of playing together be more treasured than whatever the final score on the board indicates? What effect will the outcome have on the Keishin girls and their coach-Will it become a bond or a jagged point that breaks them apart? READ MORE...

Ro-Kyu-Bu! (Fast Break) Episode #11 Anime Review

While Maho is off trying to process the information she discovered that their team can’t play official games the rest of the team decides to get some practice time in with the school they are visiting’s bench players. After practice Subaru’s first inclination is to go chasing after Maho but Manaka persuades him that letting Saki go would be more effective. As Maho and Saki talk about what drives them with the game Manaka and Subaru also sit and talk about their respective love for the game and how being coaches let them express that when they can’t be on the court. With Manaka’s help they manage to gain a game after coming all that way after persuading the home school’s coach that it won’t negatively affect her team’s chances in the upcoming tournament. READ MORE...

Ro-Kyu-Bu! (Fast Break!) Episode #10 Anime Review

Summer break continues and the girls are eager to continue practicing so they can raise up their playing skill level as far as they can. Maho suggests that they will gain even more experience from a game than their practices which is immediately seconded by all the other girls but Tomoko. Subaru talks with his aunt Mihoshi on the way home as they clue the audience in on what the three of them know that the other four girls on the team don’t- mini-basketball teams must have 10 players on the team to play official games. READ MORE...

Ro-Kyu-Bu! (Fast Break) Episode #09 Anime Review

Summer break has arrived and the girls are preparing to spend the beginning part of it taking a retreat together to Maho’s summer house. The plan isn’t working out perfectly for all their friends as Aoi has come down with a cold and will be unable to attend and Hina is also facing a stumbling block of her own. Hina is facing opposition from her younger sister Kagetsu who thinks Hina has been pushing herself too much lately and wants her to just take it easy instead. Even though her older sister isn’t going to listen to her Kagetsu isn’t going to take "no" for an answer and plans to try to bring Hina home for her own good. READ MORE...

Ro-Kyu-Bu! (Fast Break) Episode #08 Anime Review

Aoi has followed Subaru after school and calls him out when she finds him in the gym with the girl’s team. Things are smoothed over a bit when Mihoshi appears to explain how she brought Subaru in as the two women sit on the bench and watch as the girl’s practice while Subaru keeps an eye on their performance. Mihoshi explains that while there is nothing wrong with what Subaru is doing given the events that took place with his team captain Subaru would likely receive a good deal of scorn if his current activities were made know and Aoi agrees to keep it secret. READ MORE...

Ro-Kyu-Bu! (Fast Break) Episode #07 Anime Review

A quick shot of Airi waking up from a dream where she remembers falling into a lake as a young girl gives plenty of foreshadowing where this episode will travel though it won’t get there right away. Post dream tease and opening the story finds Subaru shopping at a large department sporting goods store as Tomoko is in need of a new pair of shoes and Subaru is happy to go with her. His day gets more complicated though as he notices Aoi and two of her friends walking their way so to hide he grabs Tomoko by her shoulder and pulls her to a side isle. This keeps him from Aoi’s sight but creates new anxieties in Tomoko as she completely does not understand why Subaru did what he did and read his action wrong. READ MORE...

Ro-Kyu-Bu (Fast Break) Episode #05 Anime Review

With the game against the boys’ team won the girls continue to play basketball and since Tomoka won her challenge Subaru continues to coach the team as well. A new wrinkle arrives when his aunt Mihoshi tells him there is an upcoming school tournament and the girls will be playing in it as representatives of their class. To that end they have received permission to stay overnight at the school and now Subaru either has to agree to go along or face the disappointed looks of the girls who are looking forward to the event. With him being stuck with his back against a wall he gives in to the trap Mihoshi has set for him though it turns out that Mihoshi has actually set a different plan in motion than Subaru expects. READ MORE...

Ro-Kyu-Bu (Fast Break) Episode #01-04 Anime Review

Hasegawa Subaru is a young man who seemed to have the world by the tail. He has just entered high school on a basketball scholarship and with the addition of this talented young man it looks like the new basketball season holds a world of promise for his future hoop dreams. Trouble blooms though when the team captain completely fouls up off the court with rumors swirling he was involved with a faculty advisor but the real buzz has him involved with the advisor’s young daughter. Now because of the Captain’s actions the entire team suffers the administrative wrath of being suspended for the whole season as well as the audible whispers that they are all interested in younger girls (lolicon) as they pass through the hallways of the school. READ MORE...