Ahiru no Sora Episode 6| Now’s The Time | Review

Ahiru no Sora Episode 6| Now’s The Time | Review

As much as the last few episodes may have felt like a drag to some, I think we can all agree that this was a rewarding end to their first game. We finally got what we’ve been waiting for and more. Today I will share my thoughts on Episode 6 of Ahiru no Sora with the title the perfectly reflects it, Now’s the time. I will be bringing up some points I made in my previous episodic posts so feel free to check those out!

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I totally understood how many were feeling about this game. Yes, it was feeling a bit drawn out but I already came in with the assumption that this would be a 3-4 episode battle for a few reasons. This team was going to run into issues if they didn’t work through the Sora is the MVP problem. Yes, he is really good but we need to balance him and find some other strong points for this team to compete. Early on we see some natural gifts that Momoharu has but that means that we have only solidified two strong spots on the court of a five-man team. In comes Chiaki.

We knew early on he had some extraordinary skill that wasn’t being displayed due to Sora’s analysis in an earlier episode and the captain of the other team only agreeing to this match because of him. Having a great point guard on the other team really displayed how good Chiaki was. He picked him apart to the same level, if not more, as to how he picked apart Sora.

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Chiaki’s skill aside, it was really awesome to see him walk on to the court after his pep talk with Madoka. The singing and the kanji for love on his back was just so him. We also have more of an understanding of why he doesn’t want to be laughed at or just represented in a bad light. Now that he has so many people behind him that will take this as seriously as he was as a kid, there is nothing holding him back.

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For me, one of my favorite things about seeing a team come together is the trust that builds up. The way Sora ran across the court when Momoharu was being blocked for the rebound I can only really match that to Hinata going for spikes from Kageyama passes with his eyes closed. They’ve been playing together for such a short amount of time but I’m really excited to see what happens next. Who are the other players on the cover art? How will they join the team? How long is this season even going to be? I guess we will have to wait and find out…

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

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