Welcome to “A Very GLORIO 2014”, our look back at the best of the past year. We’ll be featuring a different post from each of our authors everyday leading up to our top 10 shows of the year. For today’s installment, Marlin brings back his Love Shack Emporium from last year including the much coveted Ero Kawaii Award.
We weren’t quite sure what to expect when we heard Masaaki Yuasa was directing a sports anime. Join us as we reflect on the amazing finale of a truly special show.
Even injured, Peco is determined to fight with all his strength against the indomitable Kazama. Things start to look down for The Hero, but some inspiration from Smile brings him back into the game.
The qualifying matches for the semifinals begin. But while Smile continues to dominate, Peco’s knee is giving out.
The championship qualifiers are finally here and it’s time for everyone to show the results of their training. With Smile, Peco, Kazama, and Kong all vying for a top spot, there will be winners and losers today.
With Peco’s willpower reignited, he begins to train in earnest once again. Meanwhile, the rest of the cast face their revelations and burdens during their own training.
It’s almost Christmas, and we get a glimpse at how each character spends the time.
Sullen Makoto “Smile” Tsukimoto and lively Yutaka “Peco” Hoshino are the aces of their school’s table tennis club. Smile’s dragged down by a complete lack of motivation, however, so Peco drags him to a rival club to meet a Chinese top-level player, recruited to coach the other team back to superstardom.