Reporting live from the essence of anime, I bring to you an anime that should, and I repeat, should bring you the joy you’ve been missing in your life. Birdie Wing: Golf Girls’ Story season 2 was announced shortly after the first season concluded in June, mind you, that’s how well-received it was.
The series has been delayed to April of 2023 due to ‘various reasons’ which is the excuse that came through their official channels.
The show’s second season was initially scheduled for January of the following year, 2023. This was going to be a back-to-back thriller with badass yuri scenes, but oh well.
The good news is that for those in Japan, there will be an advanced screening of the second season’s first episode on the 25th of December this 2022! The screening will have a talk show afterward.
At the present time, the tickets for this advanced screening cost about 3000 yen. The location is TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku (Shinjuku Toho Building 3F, 1-19-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo).
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What is Birdie Wing: Golf Girls’ Story?
An anime about golf that will take you on a journey in a world where the mafia settles disputes by potting balls. In addition, office buildings have underground mechanized golf courses. This may sound a bit silly to you, but don’t leave yet. Hear me out
The first season received a rating of 7.49 with over 14,000 votes on MyAnimeList and 7.5 on IMDb. If that’s not enough to convince you, let me give you a rundown of what went down and why it claimed people’s hearts so shamelessly.
The anime follows a girl, Eve, who tries her best to secure a better living for herself and her family. Her older sister adopted kids, and she’s the one responsible for providing for them.
Eve decided to put her talents at golf to work by entangling herself with the mafia. Her problem was that she was so good at it that it did more harm than good.
After a couple of games and raking up some enemies, Eve comes into contact with a lady that might rival her, if not exceed her prowess in golf. The feeling is mutual and the two become classic shounen rivals/lovers.
As a result, an unmatched story follows of them struggling to reunite as forces such as the mafia, protective mothers, and personal assistants work against them.
The Good People Behind it
This original anime television series was produced by Bandai Namco Pictures and directed by Takayuki Inagaki (he worked on animes such as Desert Punk, and Rosario + Vampire).
Yosuke Kuroda wrote the scripts (noted for his work in Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Goblin Slayer, Hellsing Ultimate, and Drifters. Definitely experienced).
The music was also composed by Kotaro Nakagawa (composed for Code Geass among others) and Hinori Anazawa (composed for the game Pokemon Ultra Moon).
For the most part, the voice actors for the next season should be untouched.
Akari Kitou (Played as Nezuko Kamado in Demon Slayer) voices Evangeline and Asami Seto (Raphtalia in Rising of the shield hero) does Aoi Amawashi.
Saki Fujita (Ayano Sugiura in YuruYuri) plays Ichina Saotome while Kaori Nazuka (Nunnally Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) voices the queen, Vipere.
Toa Yukinari (Casca’s VA in Berserk) voices Rose Aleon, and Sayaka Kinoshita (Black Clover (2020) – Bow Nokde) plays Klein Clara.
The opening theme song is “Venus Line” by Kohmi Hirose, while the ending theme song is “Yodaka” by Tsukuyomi.
What Birdie Wing: Golf Girls’ Story season 2 promises
- Yes, we’re getting the tournament arc and the question on everyone’s mind is if the mafia will notice Eve.
- Wild over-the-top golf moves with ridiculous names, check.
- Blossoming of a cute relationship with many haters glaring on the sidelines, I mean…
- Backstories of her other golfing rivals, yes to lovable characters!
- Definitely expecting more iconic villains like the ‘paralyze your muscles by revealing my cleavage’ Onee-chan.
This series is one of the few that understands what it means to world-build and sticks to their decisions. With a lot of tropes, be it romantic or shounen ones, such as naming special moves and panning the camera to reveal the stunned faces of the audience when they hear the name of that special move, this series will also have you giggling through most of the episodes and cement itself as one of the most entertaining there is in 2022. Also, if you like cute gay stories then man, what are you still doing here? Go enjoy some quality content.
Crunchyroll has licensed the series.
Medialink licensed it in Southeast Asia and Oceania minus Australia and New Zealand; they streamed it on their Ani-One YouTube channel and Bilibili.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait for the series in April since this show is not adapted from a manga.
More details can be found on their official website.