The second season of Tsurune. The Kazemai High School Kyūdō Club has won the prefectural tournament, but new rivals await at the regional level competition.


Halimun Muhammad (The Indonesian Anime Times)

The first season has established that the sound of the bowstring (tsuru) as it releases the arrow, the “tsurune” referred to by the title, is the key point of the main character Minato Narumiya’s attraction to kyūdō (Japanese traditional archery). The first episode continues to emphasize sounds as an important appeal of kyūdō by highlighting yagoe, a spirited yell sometimes performed by the archer while releasing the arrow. It is nice to hear the voice actor’s take on their respective character’s yell, which can be an extra point of interest for seiyū fans. Overall, the sound design is great and it would be delightful to watch the show with good-quality audio equipment and settings.

The first episode actually largely depicts sports competitions held among the classes in the main characters’ school. Thus, in addition to archery scenes, viewers also get to see Kyoto Animation staff showing their chops in depicting other sports as well, namely futsal, volleyball, basketball, and kendō. They all convey the youthful energies of the characters through their character animation.

Watch Tsurune -The Linking Shot- on Aniplus Asia or iQIYI.

Facts and Figures

Alternate title(s) Tsurune -Tsunagari no Issha-
Source material Novel by Kotoko Ayano
Casts Aoi Ichikawa as Seiya Takehaya
Ayaka Nanase as Noa Shiragiku
Jun Fukuyama as Eisuke Nikaido
Kaito Ishikawa as Kaito Onogi
Kensho Ono as Shuu Fujiwara
Miyuri Shimabukuro as Yuuna Hanazawa
Ryouta Suzuki as Ryouhei Yamanouchi
Shintaro Asanuma as Masaki Takigawa
Shougo Yano as Nanao Kisaragi
Takayuki Kondo as Koushirou Fuwa
Yoh Taichi as Rika Seo
Yohei Azakami as Kenyuu Ohtaguro
Yuichiro Umehara as Reiji Aragaki
Yuuto Uemura as Minato Narumiya
Yuuya Hirose as Tohma Higuchi
Director Takuya Yamamura (Tsurune)
Scenario Michiko Yokote (ReLIFE, Shirobako, Tsurune)
Character design Miku Kadowaki (Kyoukai no Kanata, Dragon Maid)
Opening theme “℃/Shirushi [Tsurune-ban]” by Luck Life
Ending theme “Hitominaka” by Tei
Studio Kyoto Animation
Official site
Twitter @tsurune_anime
Broadcast date 4 January 2023 (1500 GMT, 2200 WIT, 2400 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

©Kotoko Ayano・Kyoto Animation/Tsurune II Production Committee
©Kotoko Ayano・Kyoto Animation/Tsurune II Production Committee
©Kotoko Ayano・Kyoto Animation/Tsurune II Production Committee
©Kotoko Ayano・Kyoto Animation/Tsurune II Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times

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