Why are Aoi’s team members so angry? Can Aoi find the answers without the coach’s intervention? Let’s find out more about this in the following review of Aoashi Episode 10.
Aoashi Episode 10 Overview
Aoashi, also referred to as Ao Ashi, is a sports anime based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yūgo Kobayashi. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Big Comic Spirits since January 2015. It is being produced by Production I.G, who have great hits such as Guilty Crown, Psycho-Pass, Kuroko’s Basketball, Haikyuu!!, Psycho-Pass 3 and Moriarty the Patriot.
Ao Ashi follows the story of a third-year middle school student Ashito Aoi living in Ehime prefecture, a backwater town in Japan. Ashito seems to possess talent but has a very straightforward personality. Because of this, other players dislike playing with him. Finally, he was able to join an average team where he felt accepted and came into the eyes of the coach of the youth team, Tatsuya Fukuya. Aoashi proceeds to showcase his journey from here.
The anime is being directed by Akira Satou, who worked on previous projects such as Deadman Wonderland and Release the Spyce, with scripts written by Masahiro Yokotani, and Nakatake and Yamaguchi also serving as chief animation directors. This episode of the show is also known as Ao Ashi Episode 10.
– Ao Ashi Episode 10 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Aoashi Episode 10 Review- What Did I Do?
The previous episode of Aoashi showed the match between Team A and Team B, 11 vs 21 style. Team B was clobbered when Team A had 21 players in number. But even with 11 players, Team A continued to prove their ability and skill and why they were on a completely different level. Aoi had just gotten the passing skill down and was successfully using them. Still, Asari and Kuroda were extremely angry with Aoi. Left speechless, Aoi is tasked with finding his mistake and hence the reason why the duo were mad at him by the coach.
In Aoashi Episode 10, Aoi is taking this task seriously. He keeps racking his brain around to find his mistake but could not seem to come to any conclusion. The summer vacations are ending soon, and the players have a day off to just relax and do whatever they want. Keeping in line with Aoi’s personality so far, he does not think he has achieved anything in his time at the youth club so far, hence deciding against calling back home. Stuck alone, he is getting frustrated. Luckily, Hana comes to his rescue!
We get a lot of emotions in Ao Ashi Episode 10. These are also portrayed through the colourful animations throughout the episode. Accompanied with a (non-date) date sequence, this was an intermission episode to calm down the intensity of the show. The dialogues were good, and the characters behaved exactly as they have been built until now. The high school also reopened, adding an extra dimension to the “players’ ” lives.
With the varied range of emotions we get in this episode of Ao Ashi, it is safe to say that the writers specialize in character dramatization. This is not necessarily a bad thing unless it is properly balanced with the main plot of the show. So far, Aoashi Episode 10 did well in balancing the characters, handling a time skip, and integrating soccer without shoving it too much into the viewers’ faces.
Aoashi Episode 10 was a good breather episode and got us on track with all the characters. The writing, animations, and dialogues were all unified and presented well. Despite this, nothing much progressed in terms of the bigger picture.Follow us on Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.