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Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 12 (END)

「智花(キミ)がいるだけで」 (Tomoka (Kimi) ga Iru Dake de)
“Because You’re Here, Tomoka”

After a close game and a tearful conclusion, the unspeakable happened – the girls graduated. They may be middle schoolers now, but this story definitely isn’t over!

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September 30, 2013 at 12:25 am Comments (26)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 11

「Dearests」

This episode was really, really exciting. It’s close matches between heated rivals like this one that make sports anime so much fun!

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September 24, 2013 at 12:37 am Comments (20)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 10

「Wanna Be A Gamemaker」

I haven’t wanted to see an opponent lose this badly in a long time. This girl is insufferable.

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September 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm Comments (12)

Ro-Kyu-Bu SS – 09

「Don’t wanna cry 泣きたくない…」 (Don’t Wanna Kurai Nakitakunai…)
“Don’t Wanna Cry”

A challenge from Masami ends up bringing the girls together like never before. A very heartwarming episode.

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September 10, 2013 at 9:43 pm Comments (25)

Ro-Kyu-Bu SS – 08

「I Wish with You」

This episode featured two different games for the 6th graders, a hard one which turned out like I expected, and another that gave Airi a chance to show how much she’s grown. Also, drunk Tomoka!

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September 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm Comments (19)

Ro-Kyu-Bu SS – 07

「Win, again?」

The foreshadowing was pretty obvious, but that didn’t stop the basketball from being fun. Aoi is a crafty one.

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August 26, 2013 at 12:46 am Comments (17)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 06

「葵は勝つ?」 (Aoi wa Katsu?)
“Aoi Wins?”

A trip alone with Subaru should have been a slam dunk for Aoi, but the world is not always so kind to our beleaguered heroine. Fortunately it was hilarious for us!

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August 12, 2013 at 12:20 am Comments (29)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 05

「オーバーナイト・せんせ~しょん!」 (Oobaanaito sense ~ shon!)
“Overnight Sensation!”

Tomoka, Airi, and Subaru all grow as players, and a couple of unexpected characters do as well.

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August 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm Comments (23)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 04

「愚か男(もの)」 (Oroka Otoko (Mono))
“The Stupid Man”

The fifth-graders are all but forgotten this week, which might have annoyed me if they didn’t serve up a basketball-and-romance filled episode full of Tomoka, Airi, and – here’s the surprise – Subaru actually getting to play! I’m glad the latter two are finally getting some spotlight on the court.

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July 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm Comments (29)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 03

「パラダイム銀河」 (Paradaimu Ginga)
“Paradigm Ginga”

Ginga shifts the paradigm of the game (see what I did there? Ahaha! Sorry, I’ll stop), but not enough to pull off the upset. Now, their new coach on the other hand…

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July 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm Comments (39)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 02

「フライング決闘!」 (Furaingu Kettou!)
“Flying Match!”

It’s only the second episode, and they’re already giving me more of what I wanted – more basketball!

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July 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm Comments (25)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS – 01

「小学生(いのせんと)・わ~るど!」 (Shougakusei (i no sen to) Wa~rudo!)
“Elementary School Students – Wo~rld!”

Cute, cute, way too cute! Also, Subaru is the ultimate gentleman. I want to grow up to be just like him.

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July 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm Comments (25)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! – 07

「君の蕾に恋してる」 (Kimi no Tsubomi ni Koishiteru)
“In Love with your Flowerbud”

Wha.. What is this?! Swimsuits in my Basketall anime?

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August 20, 2011 at 10:59 pm Comments (47)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! – 06

「鉄板(メタル)マスター」 (Teppan (Metaru) Masutaa)
“Metal Master”

There wasn’t any further explanation as to why Natsuhi is as upset with Maho as he is, suggesting that his frustration does stem the loss in gym time.

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August 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm Comments (30)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! – 05

「ハードに火をつけて」 (Haado ni Hi wo Tsukete)
“Light a Fire Hard”

I don’t think there was any doubt that Takenaka Natsuhi would become more central to the story than as a stepping stone for Tomoka and the others to elevate their game. After all, he provides an outsider’s take on the girls and is quick to call Subaru a lolicon too.

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July 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm Comments (21)

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