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Apr. 10th, 2014 @ 09:47 pm New anime
Current Mood: tiredtired
Got some catching up to do!

Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara: Sota can see 'flags' on top of people's heads (as in: the flags that are set by your conversation choices in dating sims), and knows how to 'break' them. He has it in his head that he brings bad luck to the people around him, so he takes care to break any friendship or love flags that are directed at him. However, he meets two girls in his new class that defeat his power: one who doesn't have any flags whatsoever, and another who simply creates a new flag whenever he breaks one...
How different Sota is from Keima (from The World God Only Knows): he actually cares for the people he talks to. (He even broke a death flag from someone he met on the street.) It promises to become a harem anime before long, but the characters are interesting (as in: not following their stereotype by the letter), and Sota is refreshinly un-cynical.

Haikyuu!!: Shoyo loves volleyball, but at his middle school, there is no boy's volleyball club, so he always practices alone. In his senior year, he manages to cajole and convince enough of his friends to join up with him to form a team so they can compete in a tournament. Their first opponent is a team from a reknowned volleyball school -- and of course they get steamrollered. But Shoyo's fighting spirit strikes a chord with the other team's captain. Shoyo declares himself his rival -- but then they meet in high school, at the volleyball club!
It's a sports anime about volleyball. But instead of focussing on the almost-magical powers of the players, it focuses on their spirit: you haven't lost until the game is over. That's kinda refreshing, compared to, say, Kuroko's Basketball. And there are some funny moments too. Might be worth to check out another episode.
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