八月 30th, 2019  |  澳门皇冠金沙网站

Is this anime worth watching? That’s a difficult question to answer.
While at its best the anime is riveting, at its worst the storyline
becomes far too prosaic to be enjoyable. The anime is certainly not good
enough to convert any new fans; however, as someone who was already
fairly fond of the sports genre, I enjoyed the show enough to watch
through the entire 101 episode series.

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Unfortunately, the genre also suffers from a good deal of weaknesses.
Most importantly, unlike in real life, the story can never be truly
random. Oftentimes it is possible to “outsmart” the anime and be able to
predict how a match will eventually turn out. The moment this happens,
practically all suspense is lost. Also, oftentimes the pacing of the
show is slowed down well beyond what is enjoyable. In some sports
animes, episodes upon episodes cover only a tiny part of the overarching
storyline. As a result of these two potential pitfalls, sports anime
almost always walks a thin line between unsurpassed excitement and
absolute tedium.

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Essentially, if you haven’t yet been acquainted to sports anime, you
should first check out Hajime no Ippo, which is undeniably the best the
genre has to offer. However, if you’ve already blazed through animes
like Hikaru no Go, Initial D, and Prince of Tennis, you’ll probably
enjoy this one as well; just don’t expect anything spectacular.

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overall: 6/10.


Why would I ever watch sports anime when I can just watch sports in real


Slam Dunk is the quintessential example of a sports anime in the way
that it clearly reflects both the incredible strengths and the
overwhelming weaknesses of the genre. On one side, you have likeable
characters engaged in what is frequently a terrifically captivating
storyline. However, on the other hand, the show is oftentimes critically
damaged by its painfully lethargic pacing and its extremely formulaic
nature. Figuring out that every single game is decided in the last 30
seconds doesn’t take very long, and once this realization occurs a lot
of the fun is taken out of the beginnings of the game; after all, none
of what happens in the first 35 minutes will ever end up mattering


Immediatedly after learning that sports animes exist, this is probably a
newcomer’s most common reaction. Indeed, the argument is a sound one –
why waste time on unrealistic, cheesy, and above all lengthy animes when
the actual sports that they mimic are often so dreadfully boring?


The answer, of course, is that what makes sports animes so good is not
their mimicry of reality, but their enhancement of it. For one, the
characters of a sports anime show are always much more likeable than the
fluid injecting, pill pushing athletes of modern day society. Secondly,
boring, one-sided games can take up as little air time as possible,
while the exciting, awesomely close matches can be drawn out for as long
as the suspense will hold. Finally, the players’ skills at the sport can
exceed well beyond the realm of what is humanly possible. As a result of
all of these factors, at its best sports anime can easily surpass
anything that the original sport has to offer.


Also, unlike some of the newer sports animes out there, the show is
certainly not helped by its animation or sound; both aspects are
noticably outdated. Animation-wise, the unique character designs are
pretty much the only positive quality; everything else is decidedly
mediocre. The sound suffers terribly from the obnoxious voice acting of
Sakuragi and the impressively awful music.






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