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Cross Game to join Vampire Knight on Viz’s Streaming Video Site

Posted on: May 10, 2010

Wakabaaaaaaa T_TI forgot to post a news bit when VIZ started streaming Vampire Knight over on But today, ANN uncovered their plan to stream Cross Game later this month and as a life-long Adachi fan, I am obligated to give this news all the love it deserves.

So, here goes: when Cross Game starts streaming online later this month, you need to watch it. Ookiku Furikabutte failed commercially over here, but Cross Game is one of those anime that transcends its baseball premise and appeals to all audiences. It has everything you’d want out of a high school drama, with baseball, romance, baseball romance, comedy, baseball comedy, generational struggles against authority, drama, and dramatic baseball.

Seriously, though, it’s one of the few stories in the last few years which has evoked strong emotional responses from me, from honest tears after Wakaba’s series-defining death at the beginning of the story to a sentimental smile at the romantic climax of the series. It seriously has something for everyone, and you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you skipped it.

2 Responses to "Cross Game to join Vampire Knight on Viz’s Streaming Video Site"

Great news. I can’t say I’m a big fan of Adachi’s works, but Cross Game really stands out with the quality of its story.

a baseball anime i find myself wanting to watch, despite my anti-baseball australian indoctrination? powerful stuff…

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