Prince of Stride: Alternative
Now this was totally unexpected. I know that Madhouse, one of my favourite studios, was handling this one, but I never expected it to be this good. What a pleasant surprise!
I read somewhere that it was about characters running. How dull can you be!? This isn’t just running, idiot! This is parkour! They don’t run in a straight line. This is so much more interesting than I thought it would be!
I think it is safe to recommend this show. I don’t see the characters developing sudden supernatural power moves any time soon. It seems like a pretty serious story and I love that when it comes to sports-genre anime!
Plot Summary: “Stride,” is an extreme sport that involves six people on one team who run relay races through towns. Hōnan Academy and other schools compete to win eastern Japan’s top Stride competition, “End of Summer.” However, Hōnan’s team has shut down. First-year high school students Takeru Fujiwara and Nana Sakurai attempt to restart the club, but they must recruit six members for the team. They ask Riku Yagami to join, but he turns them down by saying that Stride is the one thing he doesn’t want to do.