it sure does! i remember growing up i used to watch Slam Dunk and it would motivate me to play basketball. When Free!! came out it got me into swimming too lool (although I am far from competitive swimming XD).
Woah! I was gonna say the same thing!! XD
@takashichea: Oh I see! I think you're one episode away from the latest episode...I wont tell you what happens loool I dont want to spoil XD
I really like it too! I'm not usually into historical anime, but this really drew me in mainly because of Tenka's lovable character (who is voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura, might I add..one of the VAs that I really like XD I also totally Tenny-fied my profile page and avatar :P ). Also, there are a lot of underlying themes like friendship, trust, family, brotherhood, facing tragedy, and so on.
I plan to review it once the series is done :D
@takashichea: My pleasure! :D Yep this semester will be my last :) The grad ceremony wont be until next June though. Thanks! :D Good luck to you too! Before you know it you'll be done too :D Time flies pretty fast XD
@Marshal Victory: I thought this episode was really good! it had a good balance of both comedy and a deep story line.
Lool I admit though, I totally forgot about Inugami until the narrator pointed it out XD