Christian Romo Archive

Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Review Episode 6: Swinging Couples

Around Akiba proudly presents our weekly Welcome to the Ballroom anime review  “Line of Dance:” Filler and Symbols When we left off, Mako’s feet fit perfectly inside Tatara’s glass slipper as they danced as a pair for the …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Episode 4 & 5: Where did Hyōdō Go?

Welcome to the Ballroom remains watchable Last week’s cliffhanger not only presented the first real tension between Tatara and Hyōdō but also promised a role for the show’s most mysterious redhead. After Tatara had taken the injured Hyōdō’s …

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Taishō Yakyuu Musume: Mature, Responsible and Cute

Shows about girls sports teams are rarely made in the West, and of those that are produced, few receive any recognition. Women in sports shows often participate as cheerleaders, romantic interests, and occasionally as a token athlete surrounded …

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Cross Game

Anime Love Letters: Transcend the Sports Anime Genre with Cross Game

Baseball, only as a storytelling vehicle Cross Game is a baseball anime in the sense that its main characters play baseball. But unlike shows like Haikyuu or Yuri!!! on Ice, both love letters to the sports they portray, …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Episode 3: “Dance the Waltz”

Tatara saves the day? We left the previous episode with Tatara marveling at Kiyoharu’s dance moves while holding a pair of newly hemmed pants. It wasn’t much of a cliffhanger, though the action ramps up in the third …

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