Cross Game 40, Kimi ni Todoke 14

Cross Game 40 is another “move the pieces around slightly” episode, where people talk about little things, like love and baseball. The first little story is the oddest; there's a stalker following Akane around. Kou and Aoba are both concerned; so am I. It's a slightly more serious thing than this show usually presents, especially … Continue reading Cross Game 40, Kimi ni Todoke 14

Cross Game 39

Bits and pieces again for Cross Game 39. Two dramatic things happen. At the end of the show Aoba receives a phone call. Now some of the earlier scenes begin to make sense. They are intended to set up Aoba's dilemma. Kou says to Aoba, whose pitches he has copied and mastered (to Aoba's chagrin), … Continue reading Cross Game 39

Cross Game 34, Blacksmith 8, Trapeze 7

Cross Game 34 takes place around New Year's, the off-season, but the boys (and one girl) have little else on their mind but baseball. Three of them go to a shrine to pray for the team. Azuma goes home but returns early because of boredom. Aoba plays around in the batting cage. Azuma tries to … Continue reading Cross Game 34, Blacksmith 8, Trapeze 7

Cross Game 32, Winter Sonata 3, Trapeze 5

Akane continues to turn everyone upside-down in Cross Game 32. The hussy! In this single episode she leaves Kou with her art supplies box, and when he returns it to her all-girls' school he defeats a pervert with his throwing arm! Aoba does serious research on her, and later scares off a jerk who tries … Continue reading Cross Game 32, Winter Sonata 3, Trapeze 5