Hoshiai no Sora Review — B+

Kids play tennis. Their parents are trash.

This was great. And that’s something coming from me, someone who hates sports anime.

Mainly because the tennis was only one part of this. Yes, they trained and came together as a team and stuff. But it was mainly just an excuse for them to make friends and act very, very gay together.

The part I liked best was how it explored each of the students’ home lives and how it has fucked each of them up in their own unique way. Much more realistic and interesting than the usual anime where either the parents are dead or perfect and never anything in between.

Looked gorgeous, amazing characterizations, and most importantly, explores topics that the vast majority of anime flee from in abject terror in a thoughtful and empathetic way.

  • Storytelling – A – Lorum.
  • Voice – B – Good focus area.
  • Characters – A – Superb.
  • Attention Grab – B – The (minimal) tennis was pretty repetitive.
  • Production – B – Looks good. Nice artistic style.
  • Overall – B+

RecommendationsHourou Musuko, Tsuki ga Kirei

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