Coming from a manga series, I thought that the story would flow like Eyeshield 21's but I was wrong. I never read the original manga of All Out!! The series was a recommendation from my sports-anime enthusiast friends and to be honest I like it and as time and time again sports genre anime will always teach us and alleviate us when it comes to hope and never give up. Also, as a sport (rugby) very popular in Italy, All Out!! is an exclusive video on demand on their community.
My hopes are high on this one. As the first rugby-themed anime, I'm pretty sure that fans around the globe who loves the same sports would support this series to keep on running. I never read the manga like I said but maybe I should after posting this blog post. More sports would be animated soon, more sports manga adapted into anime. Slamdunk, One Outs, Haikyuu, Eye Shield 21, Kuroko no Basket, Diamond no Ace, more sports genre anime would come because everyone could relate from it, in some way sports anime tend to reflect every person's life.
A second season for All Out!!? I would say yes, there were sales even before the anime came out. Figures that animenewsnetwork and crunchyroll promoted for all sports-theme anime fans. The story is far from over as well. A good thought to put to mind to those hoping for a second shot,