Well, at least I'm guessing this next bunch of prompts mean favorite... Anyway, this is super easy for me because I've only actually seen 1 sports anime, thus far! I've never been into sports. I was a dancer when I was little, mostly ballet, and after that, I tried swimming for a few years, but apart from that, I pretty much only show my face a sporting events when I'm playing in a pep band.I've got some sports anime on my list, but my general lack of interest in sports doesn't provide much motivation to check them out, even though I always try not to prejudge.
When I saw ads for this while watching stuff on Crunchyroll last summer, I thought it looked kinda stupid and purely fan-service-y (not that I have a problem with fan-service, as long as there's substance to go with it). Then I checked out 50% Off, the abridged series for it by Octopimp on YouTube, which is hilarious! (You may have seen @NinjaMouse posting a lot about it lately. I highly recommend it, whether you like Free! or not! i included a little Haru highlight reel of it for you) My curiosity (and looking ahead as I embarked on this challenge) finally got the better of me!
I was very much pleasantly surprised! First, I found it hilarious how little the guys doing 50% Off changed (the best abridged series work with what's already there like that!)! It was also a bit more slice of life than pure sports (DISCLAIMER: this is a bit more of an assumption than observation, since I haven't checked out any other sports anime yet to compare it to), but I think my sliver of background in swimming helped to keep my interest for that stuff (especially with them trying to teach Rei. How do you randomly pick up butterfly, of all strokes!? I could never figure out how to do that one! I was a backstroker, like Makoto, btw; maybe that's why he's my favorite). I love how it doesn't take itself too seriously! I haven't continued with Eternal Summer yet, but I will!
As always, if you've got some suggestions for great sports anime, I wanna hear it!
As always, hope you enjoyed! So glad to see this catching on! If you wanna learn more about me/ be my friend/ be tagged in these, please don't hesitate to ask! I'm nice, I swear (mostly ;p)! Or I guess you can follow my 100 Days of Anime collection, or both if you feel so inclined!
Until next time! Please, feel free to share your thoughts/answers in the comments! I love discussion!
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