What is this?
Michi Sonoda planned to quit judo after her final tournament in junior high until her best friend Sanae Takigawa invites her to continue judo in high school.
How was the first episode?
Finally, we might be getting sports series about girls that is actually about girls doing sports. “Ippon” Again! also has the bonus that the characters act like honest-to-goodness real teenage girls. There’s a tendency to write teen girls as universally catty or solely obsessed with one or two generic things. These girls feel like the kind of people I went to school with – they have obsessions, annoyances, and the tendency to change their minds whenever they darn well please. Michi, the primary protagonist, talks a good game…