Stars Align (Original Japanese Version)

6 reviews
Watch in a web browser or on supported devices Learn More

Season 1 episodes (12)

1 Episode 1
When an old friend moves into town, team captain Toma has a plan to save the boys' soft tennis club that's in danger of being disbanded for how awful it is.
2 Episode 2
Maki's first day of practice is not only brutal, but eye-opening for the entire team. Tensions rise when he calls out the others for their lack of effort.
3 Episode 3
Toma's frustration with the team boils over after pairing up with Maki for a few practice games. Maki later learns about Itsuki's family situation after he lashes out at a bully.
4 Episode 4
The new pairs see how they fare in a series of practice matches against Toma and Maki. Meanwhile, their advisor reveals a plan in store to help out.
5 Episode 5
When pressed for the truth, Maki confides in Toma and they take a stand against Kenji. Later, Rintaro admits that he's been a burden in more ways than one.
6 Episode 6
The soft tennis club takes on Misaki Academy in a series of practice matches, but they'll have to change things up if they want to stand a chance.
7 Episode 7
Maki and Toma face off in an intense match against Misaki's ace pair. The club is later surprised by their advisor who suggests they skip practice and take a little break.
8 Episode 8
Once the club finds out their first opponent in the tournament bracket, they're forced to use unconventional tactics to scout out an elite player they'll be facing.
9 Episode 9
On the day Shingo's little sister comes to watch him play at the school, not only does soft tennis get put on hold, but dreams are crushed as well.
10 Episode 10
The day of the tournament has come at last and it's time to find out if everyone's hard work can win them a single match to save the club from getting disbanded.
11 Episode 11
With under three months of play under his belt, Maki faces a crowd-favorite opponent with his doubles partner Toma in the club's one last chance to stay alive.
12 Episode 12
Win or lose, Toma and Maki are having a blast playing the national champs. The underdogs get support from the crowd as everyone cheers them on.

About this show

Toma’s summer challenge is to save his tennis team. But there’s no hope unless he can recruit Maki’s talent to the court!

Ratings and reviews

6 reviews
Bumble Bea
April 17, 2022
It's a super cute anime! Most of the characters are very loveable and you find yourself really caring for them. The reason I put 4 stars is because of the ending. Without saying the end, it felt rushed. Like really rushed. The show goes into dark topics like abuse, but it stays lighthearted most of the time, but the ending is a very drastic tone shift to super dark without much reason to why. I assumed there were supposed to be more episodes in this season, but they had to cut it down?
Did you find this helpful?

Rate this show

Tell us what you think.