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May 19, 2012 9:48 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Ai wants the club to enter the Nebula Cup so they can race in yachts. Kane shows up (as the PE coach) and trains them and puts them through a selection. The selection involves a different type of race and the top three are Natalia, Grunhilde, and Ai. Marika lost but that's actually better because the Nebula Cup association gave her crew a job to watch for any interference at the event, but it appears the association has it out for Hakuoh.
 
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May 19, 2012 10:03 AM

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Ai is slowly becoming my favorite character here :)
well she was awesome so why not

plus we had a bit of background on why things look like they do - I hope they explain that treaty thing
and some building up for next arc - so again working as protection :P they have practice

also the beach episode XD but it wasn't abomination like they usually are... I liked it
 
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May 19, 2012 10:31 AM

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also the beach episode XD but it wasn't abomination like they usually are... I liked it

Yeah, I didn't think this show would result to swimsuit shots and it didn't. It really isn't that type of show.
 
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May 19, 2012 10:36 AM

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Kane is a brutal PE teacher.
 
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May 19, 2012 10:46 AM

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Kane is a brutal PE teacher.


He needs to chill

Ai is by far the best character in the series.


 
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May 19, 2012 10:54 AM

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Kane went totally nuts here xD
 
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May 19, 2012 11:06 AM

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Lol Kane in yankii-mode was fun. Seeing the girls in swimsuits was nice as well. And seeing much more of Ai was GODLY. Seriously, Cutest Helmsman, pardon, helmsLOLI ever
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Ai is pretty amazing ~

I knew she would be from the moment she first was introduced to the series!

YAY Chiaki-chan is going to be in the next episode!

Also, it looks like it's going to be about protecting Ai while someone else tries to sabotage the race.
 
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May 19, 2012 12:32 PM

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Nebulae cup will be fun. Kane was hilarious, Sandaime still has the bears, and Bentenmaru's new job seems compelling. Enjoyed second half of the episode.

The preview for next episode looks intense, wow.
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May 19, 2012 2:51 PM

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Ai is so cute. Can't wait to see her in the race. Great episode.


 
May 19, 2012 3:30 PM

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Doesn't seem like anybody has anything to say about this guy Ririka saw in the bar. I have my suspicions...

 
May 19, 2012 3:38 PM
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Doesn't seem like anybody has anything to say about this guy Ririka saw in the bar. I have my suspicions...



It's so obvious that it hardly seems worth commenting on.

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May 19, 2012 3:42 PM

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Hmm, I wonder if Kane the coach was a reference to the coach in Gunbuster..

Anyways, very good episode. I really thought that Marika would enter the race too, but I guess she has to focus on her job more now. And never in my wildest dreams did I thought Grunhilde had the right stuff at sailing to actually place second in their 'qualifying' race. I guess the Nebula cup is set to get some added glamour and glitz for their 19th edition with a princess joining as a contestant and another princess being the starter.

Regarding the suspicious dealings between those men in black suits, it looks like were finally heading for some plot heavy episodes. In fact I have a very strong suspicion of who the guy with that hood on is. When Ririka recognised him, she seems to have finally understood why the treaty of non-interference regarding Marika was upheld between the various groups. I hope this portends to the moment that Ririka will be coming back into the pirate world, even if it is just temporarily. Because I would give a lot to watch Blaster Ririka back in action :-)

Unfortunately, another episode with zero Chiaki-chan quota. Too bad she wasn't here to enjoy Kane treating the girls for some parfaits at the Lamp House. Well, at least in the previews Chiaki-chan is back and looks like she's gonna be in the thick of the action too in the next episode. Now, it's just gonna be another long wait for next week..
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Anyways, very good episode. I really thought that Marika would enter the race too, but I guess she has to focus on her job more now. And never in my wildest dreams did I thought Grunhilde had the right stuff at sailing to actually place second in their 'qualifying' race. I guess the Nebula cup is set to get some added glamour and glitz for their 19th edition with a princess joining as a contestant and another princess being the starter...


aaaaa Grunhilde :D
her Crowning Moment of Awesomeness and how did she came second

yes, by cheating :)
but it seems that doing things like this is family trait

and those guys
I hope that the hooded one is not Marika's father - but maybe some friend of his, brother or one who was working with him. Somehow Dad coming back from the dead is weird idea... but if handled right than maybe
plus rest of them - some big family? fan club :> it seems that even the crew is involved in working with them

and next episode... more Ai awesomeness it seems ;) I hope
 
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prismheart said:
Dalek-baka said:
also the beach episode XD but it wasn't abomination like they usually are... I liked it

Yeah, I didn't think this show would result to swimsuit shots and it didn't. It really isn't that type of show.
rodac said:

A beach episode where I didn't facepalm!

Cratex said:
Doesn't seem like anybody has anything to say about this guy Ririka saw in the bar. I have my suspicions...



It's so obvious that it hardly seems worth commenting on.



My thoughts exactly.

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Nebulae cup will be fun. Kane was hilarious, Sandaime still has the bears, and Bentenmaru's new job seems compelling. Enjoyed second half of the episode.

The preview for next episode looks intense, wow.


Kane was badass this episode. Look at that body of his (in a speedo o.o)!! XD

Edit: Rewatching.

Ah, I think this episode deserves more praise. It's definitely a beach episode, but so little fanservice (except Kane) and no needless show of skin (except Kane). It had a focus the entire episode - the race, and it added a bit of spice by having the Bentenmaru fire that beam. I don't remember the last time I enjoyed a beach episode until now. I saw that leg action snuck in, but I enjoyed it because it felt natural. :D

Kane going sparta is funny. XD
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rodac said:
Cratex said:
Doesn't seem like anybody has anything to say about this guy Ririka saw in the bar. I have my suspicions...


It's so obvious that it hardly seems worth commenting on.

Ah.
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May 19, 2012 4:55 PM

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Aw this show is just so good, even a beach episode is something else compared to usual shit.
Kane made my day, and Ai became one of best characters. Also the guy with a hood in the bar is most probably Marika's father. If it really is so i wish we'll get to see some more of him.
Next episode looks great, can't wait for Nebula Cup.
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May 19, 2012 6:19 PM

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Ive been scared dat Kane man throng was to much and then they made it worst with that back shot, other that that this ep was pretty good wonder who after marika again and who that guy was in the hood.


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May 19, 2012 6:44 PM

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Good to know that Satou can still give a little love to Gunbuster. Fun episode.

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I hope that the hooded one is not Marika's father - but maybe some friend of his, brother or one who was working with him. Somehow Dad coming back from the dead is weird idea... but if handled right than maybe
I seriously doubt that's her father, for so many reasons... As you suggested, I think an uncle is more likely.
 
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at first, there was only Gruier.. now we have Ai.. and Grunhilde slowly showing more of her awesome stuff in the sides..

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May 20, 2012 4:05 AM
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Judging from the preview it seems that the tournament is pretty messed up not to mention the organisers who even hire pirates to make sure everything goes there way.
Next week should be pretty interesting i wonder how everything will go.

Seems Marika is in danger for some reason there appears to be going on allot behind her back not to mention that she seems to be protected for some reason.
It also seems like the school has some connections in the pirate business since the seem to protect Marika for some reason and it's way to easy for her staff to get hired in that school.
 
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Well it was pretty clear in this ep that the racing is not the normal car racing you used to see all the time. It is going to be more than just that.

A lot of interesting build up in this episode and I can't wait to see it unfold. One thing I love about this show is that they don't solve thing in a dramatic way and they always do it in the coolest possible way.


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May 20, 2012 8:06 AM

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When I saw the preview of this episode, I was sure that the PE was a new character... ha-ha.... it's kane... LOOL
 
May 20, 2012 9:17 AM

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At first I couldn't recognize Kane in those clothes XD He was so badass this particular episode.
 
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Kane was awesome this episode, haha his training methods were great. Looks like Lynn and the others were forgotten lol, ouch 50 laps.

That hooded man hmm I got a feeling its Marika's father too. Can't wait to find out who he is. And next episode looks pretty exciting, looking forward to that too.
 
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I...I...I fell asleep. Unreal how boring this show is.
 
May 20, 2012 10:12 PM

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I'm loving Ai, she got so happy when she came in third place, it was very cute.

Suspicious man at the bar, who could it be? I don't think everyone would be playing off that Marika's dad is gone, so I really do not think it's him.
 
May 21, 2012 6:48 AM

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Aside from the shady guys, I think this was the worst episode of the series for now.

2/5 :|
 
May 21, 2012 7:44 AM

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Not gonna lie, when the Bentenmaru shot the ocean for that race... That was one of the most badass thing's I've seen.
 
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Hmm...Anyone realized when marika is in swimsuit somehow her boobs got smaller?
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So, from a mild manner homeroom teacher, Kane just became a brutal PE teacher, but is still the school's yacht club adviser.



Who's he?


It kinda look like that Show may have send Marika on some mission for something darker and yes he does bend rules of any insurance policy provide that the return in profitable for him that is.
 
May 23, 2012 4:39 AM

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I laugh at the way Gruier drowns in the water.
 
May 24, 2012 9:28 AM

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HOLY CALAMARY!
Really didn't expect Kane to go all badass pimp like that. xD
He was so awesome.

Other than that......well......beach scenario :|
Really didn't need that here (not that this infamous episodes are required in any anime, but whatever).
Wasn't bad though, because it wasn't the typical "let's have lots of moe dripping out of every corner, yay!"-nonsense.
The finale was so Dragon Ball'ish.
 
May 25, 2012 7:30 AM

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Nice episode, Kane is badass and the man in black were funny imo.
I'm looking forward to the next episode.
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May 25, 2012 8:15 AM

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I'm glad Ai won, for a second there I was actually worried she might miss her chance. It's nice that Grunhilde is getting some attention too, she hasn't done much lately. Needs more Chiaki-chan though 4/5.
 
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Did we forget a little bit of fanservice?? LOL Can I ride behind her??


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Jun 30, 2012 10:47 PM

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Somewhat starting to catch up here. This episode was delicious in both Ai development and some minor service of swimwear. My thoughts follow.

Burst comments, each paragraph accounts for a part of the episode.

Loved how Marika was surprised in the spoiler
That face was quite priceless to me.

Kane in the following spoiler
got a nice part with his pose there. Really cool of him and he was so full of it with energy bursting out into coaching.

I was wondering why was Grunhilde and Yayoi in the spoiler
were pulling out Natalia from there. For a minute it looked like they were taking her somewhere to do something with her. Still baffling as to not wanting her to see all this till the end.

For some reason Ursula in the spoiler
was really cool in the craft. Nice pose and motivation there.

Liked once again Marika’s face in the spoiler
cause it was angry at Kane for doing that insane simulation.

In general that girl in the spoiler
looked rather nice and mature. Her design and looks are nice.

The spaceship and insignia of the Dhingy Racing League in the spoiler
were nicely done. I liked their design.

Now I was kind of worried of Show in the spoiler
as the DRL would use him against Marika and her school. However it turned out not. Still he was pretty funny there surprising those girls.

The people protecting Marika in the spoiler
were are all though cookies and gangster. I however am more interested in the one with hood. I wonder who is he? Since the Marika's mother reacted to him.

Despite Gruhilde cheating in the spoiler
she still won and I find her sister’s face was priceless in knowing she is doing it for her. Still nice face of Serenity there.

About Marika, Marika was nice with her expression and can in hand in response to Ai along with being on the bike in the sun. However the best of her was in the spoiler
when she went VS Ai seriously at the very end. Hence it was engaging.

About the Bentenmaru, from the following,

Along with the spoiler
I would say Kane is nuts! Really insane to push out an artificial wave/storm like that. Wasted food was done also.

About Ai, she started in having her spotlight in this episode. Starting with a rather rich serious face here and being hilarious as Marika surprises her here. However the best of her were her faces in the spoiler
from blushing to serious to a nice War Cry. She was splendid with such richness. However the best of her is the following,

The blush is unmistakable. Nicely done.

About the fan service, lovely shots of swimsuits in the spoiler
notice the efforts done in showing out the asses and legs. Plenty of that. Which is nice cause there was none of it and they managed to squeeze it in nicely. Chest shots were avoided surprisingly for the most.

In thee end I can see some nice exchanges between Ai and Yayoi in the spoiler
which proves a nice ending finish.

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Some nice one of Ai.

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Jul 10, 2012 10:46 AM

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Seriously channeling some Gunbuster and Ace wo Nerae here, which is awesome. I quite liked the short scene between Marika and Ai, and how our captain was reflecting a bit about why she joined the Yacht club.
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Did we forget a little bit of fanservice?? LOL Can I ride behind her??


Mouretsu Pirates, the show where there is more fanservice *before* they get to the beach than after.

LOL, yet another Ace wo Nerae coach! It's fine though, every time it happens it's awesome. It's an example of a stereotype not being bad.
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Ai is so cute! Definitely one of my favourite characters. For a moment I thought she wasn't going to make it but I'm so glad she did ;~; Looking forward to watching her in the tournament.
 
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I hope that the hooded one is not Marika's father - but maybe some friend of his, brother or one who was working with him. Somehow Dad coming back from the dead is weird idea... but if handled right than maybe
I seriously doubt that's her father, for so many reasons... As you suggested, I think an uncle is more likely.


If anything I bet the cyborg is the father. Overall this was a boring episode but the next one looks better.
 
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A funny episode but I'd like to see some action next!
 
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I don't understand why the head of the Nebula cup committee is so afraid of Hakuoh. It's been five years since the incident happened, everyone who was involved in it most likely graduated already so why do they still suspect that Hakuoh won't follow rules? That's just stupid :/
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