The BEST Episodes of Stars Align
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2021
Network: Tokyo Broadcasting System
Constantly outperformed by the girls' club, the boys' soft tennis club faces disbandment due to their poor skills and lack of positive results. In desperate need of capable players, Toma Shinjou is looking to recruit, but he fails to do so. Enter Maki Katsuragi, a transfer student who demonstrates great reflexes when he catches a stray cat, Instantly capturing Toma's attention. Toma ambitiously asks Maki to join the team but is quickly rejected, as Maki doesn't wish to join any clubs. Toma refuses to back down and ends up persuading Maki - only under the condition that Toma will pay him for his club expenses. As Maki joins the team, he immediately outshine the rest of the team. This gives rise to conflict among the team, Maki challenges his fellow team members to devote themselves to the game they once neglected. This story focuses on the boys' soft tennis club and their discovery of their own capability, while also enduring the darker side of growing up in middle school.
#1 - Episode 12
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 27, 2019
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.
#2 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 22, 2019
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.
#3 - Episode 11
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 20, 2019
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.
#4 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 15, 2019
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.
#5 - Episode 8
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 29, 2019
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.
#6 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 2019
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.
#7 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 9, 2019
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.
#8 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 25, 2019
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.
#9 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
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.
#10 - Episode 10
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2019
#11 - Episode 9
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 2019
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.
#12 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 11, 2019
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.