Garrick: As a true sports enthusiast, I came into the Spring/whatever season looking forward to this anime. Why? Because, everybody loves the underdog. Much maligned team makes it big with one addition, everyone loves these stories. (it’s also one of the reasons I really don’t like Prince of Tennis… because the entire team is fecking insanely good… what the heck is the point?) So, when you have a story purely about a small-city (well, Tokyo’s not really small, but for all intents and purposes, yeah) knocking off bigger teams, with an under-average team… you know it’s going to be a dramatic, and overall fun as hell ride through the season.