Momoharu´s Wings (百春の翼, Momoharu no Tsubasa) is the third episode of the Ahiru no Sora anime. The opening theme is Happy Go Ducky! which is performed by the pillows. The ending theme is Tsubasa which is performed by saji.
Momoharu is subconsciously moved by Sora’s dedication to basketball and practicing shots. Sora arrives early to school, but Chiaki is in the locker room with the basketball cart filled with hot water. Instead of getting to practice early, Sora has to clean up after Chiaki. Chiaki asked, what if a guy can‘t make a shot to save his life doesn’t enjoy basketball. Sora says he should keep practicing.
Chiaki takes Sora to see Momoharu practicing by himself. He fails miserably every time he shoots a shot. Sora witnessed him jump to dunk into the basket. He practically flies. As Sora is heading to congratulate him, members of the opposing team arrive. They are the delinquents of Shinmaruko High who have come to the confines of Kuzuryū High to avenge their previous beating by thrashing Momoharu and his gang. Sora stands up for Momoharu and also ends up taking a significant beating. Momoharu confides in Sora after, but Sora couldn’t hear him due to his ears ringing. He reluctantly agrees to show Sora his dunking despite wanting to quit as he finds himself unable to reject Sora.
Maru High put in an official request to play against Kuzu High in basketball. Momoharu admits basketball might be worth his time if Sora is on his team. The other team members say they’ll only play basketball with Sora if he plays in front of the girl’s team in his boxers. Sora goes another mile and does it naked.
Momoharu and Sora go on a spying mission to Shinmaruko High. Sora meets Chiba and Tokiwa. Sora plays against their team and scores a basket, saying he looks forward to seeing them on the court. Upon hearing that, Maru High team members chase Sora as he tries to head out of their gym. Tokiwa says they’re wasting their time on playing a practice match with Kuzuryu High. Chiba says someone on their team piqued his interest.
Characters by Appearance
- Sora Kurumatani
- Chiaki Hanazono
- Momoharu Hanazono
- Ryuuhei Nabeshima
- Yasuhara Shinichi
- Masahiro Saki
- Madoka Yabuchi
- Tokitaka Tokiwa (debut)
- Shinichi Chiba (debut)
- Storyboard: Keizo Kusakawa
- Director: Keizo Kusakawa
- Animation Director: Naomi Ide, Mayuko Matsumoto, Masakazu Ishikawa, Hiromi Ono, En Ozawa, Synod