I started watching Eden of the East primarily because I heard that the mangaka from Honey and Clover was involved in some way. I believe the connection is that the characters were designed by her. If you look at the screenshot, you can see that the main character, Takizawa, bears a striking resemblance to…
Cross Game hasn’t had a misstep yet and 17 is one of the best episodes so far. Here we return to the slice-of-life feel after the intense baseball match of the previous episode. Azuma, being the only player to remain on the team after the former coach was kicked out, has to find a place to stay. His older brother asks Kou to let him stay at his house until a permanent location can be found. Thus we have some more personal interaction between the two of them outside of a baseball scenario.