Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu

Title:Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu
ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―
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Notables: Animation - KYOTO
R1 License - Sentai Filmworks (ADV)
Minato Narumiya is beginning his freshman year at the local Kazemai High School. Mr. Tommy, adviser to the Japanese archery Club, is keen to recruit Minato, as well as his childhood friends Seiya Takehaya and Ryohei Yamanouchi. Ryohei convinces the reluctant Minato to attend the Club's orientation, where he also meets Kaito Onogi and Nanao Kisaragi. Singling Minato out, Mr. Tommy introduces him as a rare Japanese archery talent and asks him to demonstrate in front of everyone. However, Minato's arrow fails to hit the mark because he is afflicted by a serious condition.
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13-episode TV anime that premiered on October 14, 2018.
Animated by Kyoto Animation.
Licensed by Sentai Filmworks.
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Tsurune is more a character-focused series than sports anime in its focus on male lead Minato trying to get over a case of "target panic" when joining up with his high school's kyudo (archery) club. The series devotes focus to Minato and a few other characters affected by his problems in kyudo or having their own bouts of coping with target panic. Their developments are gradual, yet natural, as they all come to grips with their personal problems that shape their commitment to kyudo. However, not all the members of Minato's kyudo club get any development as some of the characters come off more like character types than actual people and the more character-heavy focus of the series does have its instances where the sport it focuses on is more a backdrop to the character's stories than being something that they have a passion for. Setting these gripes aside though, Tsurune is still a solid work from Kyoto Animation thanks to its character-driven story of Minato and several others overcoming their internal issues to better themselves in participating within the sport of kyudo.

Last updated Sunday, September 08 2019. Created Sunday, September 08 2019.

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