Birdie Wing: Golf Girls' Story
Man, there are a lot of sports anime this season--horse racing, badminton, and now golf. But I quickly got the impression that Birdie Wing was unconvincing and could not be taken seriously. Though she cares for orphans(!?), I don't really like Eve. She's pretty gruff, but perhaps the real thing about her that bothers me is that she's too good at golf to be true. At one point she hits a ball, which, just as she had intended, travels through the dense folliage of a tree, shatters a thick branch, keeps going, hits a rake lying alongside a sandtrap, and is deflected to within a few feet of the hole. I mean, come on! Even Golgo 13 would envy a shot like that. Why doesn't she become a professional rather than the sort of shadow golfer, who makes a living making bets with shady characters, that she is? She would be raking in the money. But apparently she's some sort of illegal immigrant or something like that who can't compete officially (if I understood things correctly). The whole premise seems simplistic and ham fisted: the corrupt police are harrassing her friend who helps look after these orphans, so she needs money. But I didn't find either Eve or Aoi (her partner/competitor) to be interesting and the whole story seemed so absurd that I felt little inclination to watch. It's sort of like the golfing version of an anime about a warrior who is so good that he can cause minor earthquakes just by swinging his sword.
Last updated Thursday, April 07 2022. Created Thursday, April 07 2022.