– Kurosu Gēmu
– 크로스 게임
– Перекрестная игра
– Перехрестна гра
Cross Game is one of my favorite romantic comedy. I don’t even like watching sport but this anime kept me glued and I have re-watched it multiple times.
The animation seems simple at first, but it is consistent with the manga’s art style. You may mix-up Cross Game with Touch and H2, as they all have a similar style, design, and about baseball. It is natural to mix them up as Mitsuru Adachi created all three. In fact, I also love Touch and H2.
The music in this series is also superb. The intro themes “Summer Rain” by Kobukuro is especially catchy. Most of the songs have that 90 pop vibe to them, which I love.
The character design visually isn’t all that in-depth, which is why you sometimes get confused between Adachi’s other series. However, the characters’ personality is the gem of the show. You fall in love with them right away and love them even more as the story progress.
I highly recommend Cross Game for any fan of romantic comedy. The anime is incredibly binge-watching worthy. Cross Game is appropriate for all audiences.
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Cross Game Season 1 (2009)
A collection of notable music and song from this series.
– “Orange Days” (オレンジDays Orenji Days) by Squarehood (eps 14-26)
– “Moeruyō na Koi ja naikedo” (燃えるような恋じゃないけど) by Tsuru (eps 27-39)
– “Rehearsal” (リハーサル “Rihaiseru”) by Natsuko Kondō (eps 40-49)
– “Loving Maiden” (恋スル乙女 Koisuru Otome) by Natsuko Kondō (Ep 50)
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