These are pretty decent times to be a sports anime fan. Read more
Lost in Anime
2 days ago
It's time for Aoi to put his offensive and defensive skills to the test.
AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog
2 days ago
「広がるサッカー」 (Hirogaru sakkaa)
Gotta walk before you can run.
Jun 5, 2022
「夜練」 (Yoru neri)
It's a Togashi sort of week.
May 29, 2022
「譲れないこと」 (Yuzurenai koto)
Ao Ashi continues to cruise both on and off-screen.
Jun 12, 2022
This showdown between Hoozuki and Sugimoto could get interesting... Read more
Lost in Anime
May 14, 2022
The beautiful game is not simple. Read more
Jun 25, 2022
Once more I'm struck by the parallels between the two superficially disparate series Ao Ashi and Dance Dance Danseur. Read more
May 21, 2022
Dance Dance Danseur
The really good days in anime, when they happen, still get my juices flowing. Read more
Apr 23, 2022
Ao Ashi continues to cruise both on and off-screen. Read more
Jun 11, 2022
Now the pedigree really shines through. Read more
May 7, 2022
It's a Togashi sort of week. Read more
May 28, 2022
「最初のファン」 (Saisho no fan)
This showdown between Hoozuki and Sugimoto could get interesting…
May 15, 2022
This is a genre where the great ones are always marathon and never sprint. Read more
Apr 16, 2022
Ao Ashi is a more straightforward show than Dance Dance Danseur, as you'd expect - but that's not a criticism. Read more
Apr 30, 2022
Ao Ashi is a more straightforward show than Danseur, as you'd expect - but that's not a criticism.
May 1, 2022
I’m not prepared to say whether Ao Ashi will be the next great soccer anime, but I am prepared to say this premiere met my expectations…
Apr 10, 2022
That was the most interesting pure soccer episode I've seen since Giant Killing. Read more
23 days ago
「東京都リーグ第1節 成京高校戦」 (Toukyouto riigu dai 1-setsu narikyou koukou-sen)
"Tokyo Metropolis League Section 1 Seikyo High School Match"
It's not only freemasons who're obsessed with triangles.
Jun 19, 2022
At long last, some actual coaching! Read more
9 days ago
It's only when one sufficiently masters a skill (or position) to the point where they can act on instinct that they can really succeed. Read more
16 days ago
「最終試験開始」 (Saishuu shiken kaishi)
"Final Test Start"
The really good days in anime, when they happen, still get my juices flowing.
Apr 24, 2022
Gotta walk before you can run. Read more
Jun 4, 2022
「東京シティ・エスペリオン」 (Toukyou shiti esuperion)
"Tokyo City Esperion"
This is a genre where the great ones are always marathon and never sprint.
Apr 17, 2022
「ユース初陣」 (Yuusu uijin)
"The First Youth Match"
Once more I'm struck by the parallels between the two superficially disparate series Ao Ashi and Dance Dance Danseur.
May 22, 2022
It's not only freemasons who're obsessed with triangles. Read more
Jun 18, 2022
Curse these 10 minute episodes... Read more
a month ago
The beautiful game is not simple.
Jun 27, 2022
「オレンジ色の景色」 (Orenji-iro no keshiki)
Now the pedigree really shines through.
May 8, 2022
If Production I.G. felt they needed to do something special for the occasion, they succeeded. Read more
Jul 2, 2022
Congratulations, Aoi! You finally figured out what "kill it and kick it means". But that doesn't mean you're the big kid on the block yet. That's just one…
Alright!! First practice match of the newbies on the youth team and I'm excited to see how this group works together! Or rather, how quickly they all go…
AAAAA THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD EPISODE. It genuinely warmed my heart and I definitely cried. Miss Aoi Noriko and the Ehime soccer club you gave me everything…
This newbie game definitely hit Aoi in the ego… not that I'm complaining, I'm fully in the camp that thinks he needed to get knocked down a few…
We've made it to Tokyo and the tensions are already slowly raising! We haven't even played a match with this new team yet, but oh boy, it's going…
I'm not prepared to say whether Ao Ashi will be the next great soccer anime, but I am prepared to say this premiere met my expectations with no…
Apr 9, 2022
Aoi’s entire world has come crashing down in just a matter of minutes. And while I feel bad that he was led on f I do think that…
m glad that Aoi is making the best out of being a defender. Sure, it's not the place that he wants to be, but he's trying to improve…
Picking up where we left off last week, Kaneda is here and he's pushing all of the buttons. . I have a feeling that Tachibana is going to…
Oh boy, oh boy… The stakes have certainly risen and the tension among the team is higher than it's ever been. And… while it would be easier to…
Welp, it looks like after one game Aoi is still not feeling being a defender. He doesn't quite understand what he needs to do and is still so…
We finally have it!! Conversation as to why Asari and Kuroda were mad at Aoi during the previous practice match!
I came into this episode fully ready to yell at Aoi, but I'm really excited about the way this episode developed. By the end of it, I really…
Hana truly is the MVP of this series. Where would we be without her? Heck, where would Aoi be without her?
This episode had me on the edge of my seat! These tryouts are certainly far from the toughest experience he will have in his journey, but they emphasized…
One Piece 1015 was so crazy good I was having a hard thinking of any other anime! Did you watch it? I know I’m not supposed to be…
Now we’re doing things right! We’re second week into 2022’s Spring Season and as the big shots start making their appearance, Ao Ashi presents what’s been my favourite…
Kaneda still being mad over Ashito and co. because of non-existent reasons is beyond stupid, really. I mean, it’s been over a year since those youth tryouts and…
6 days ago
In many ways, this was the most fun I had while watching Ao Ashi so far – maybe it’s because of my mood (which has been made much…
Jun 6, 2022
Episode 2 TRYOUTS! TRYOUTS! It's time for tryouts and I'm very excited to see what Aoi learns while in Tokyo. As much as I want to root for…
Whenever trying something, there’s a very fine line between what we did and what we could have potentially done. “Could I have done more?” “Was it all I…