Sports anime usually aren’t my thing.
They’re, from my experiences, normally very predictable. They don’t create new sports or new worlds, and are far too often defined solely by their character’s experiences of the sport, which simply doesn’t appeal much to me. It’s just, altogether, not my cup of tea.
But I’m also a sucker for the discipline of Parkour, and specifically, Freerunning. The idea of acrobatic expression, discipline of mind and body to create something individual out of the world around you. Flashy, freeing, and captivating, that discipline has always appealed to me. So when I heard of a sports anime that took inspiration from the practice?
You must understand, Prince of Stride simply captured my interest.