THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
what did you guys think about the fights end? date got his ass handed to him just like the manga.
I'm guessing the original thread on this one got KO'd by MAL problems? Anyway, this episode was so much better than episode 7. I loved Martinez looking like a golden god every time he completely thwarted Date just because it's a nice contrast to the usual Ippo "if I fight my hardest there will be a light at the end of the tunnel" thinking. Plus the feeling of the manga was well transferred this episode, something that hasn't always happened with the anime adaptations of Ippo.
An absolutely amazing episode. I guess the man to beat for Ippo is that Mexican guy. If he can beat that guy then no one would ever win him.
This is the episode that will make anyone who was thinking of starting to box to forget about it. All those broken bones, i felt pain only watching him.
By the way the i fight with everything i got to impress the one i love is a good idea since is probably one of the main reasons a man fights hard. A man always fights harder when his girl is watching him.
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That was BRUTAL, and hard to watch at points. Date was torn apart piece by piece. It's amazing, all that effort and fury and Ricardo wasn't even scratched. As if Ippo's spar wasn't enough of a wake up call, seeing the person who beat him, who he looked up to, destroyed like that has got to have an effect. Regardless, it's all up to Ippo to take on that monster now. Date's finished.
One of the most dangerous fights we've since in the whole series.. :-( A heartbreaking lost for Date.. I was so scared for him with all the fractures.. but still mustered the strength to keep on fighting.. My heart sunk when Martinez dodged after Eiji's corkscrew punch..
The scene in the hospital was touching.. don't couldn't help myself chuckle at the lame "baton pass" Haha.. but for Ippo.. It looks like he's more stronger and focused to train even more! :-)
There's no words to describe all these feelings. Sure I had read this beforehand in the manga, but it's still just amazing. "Wanted to show her how cool I am" "Damn it", rarely do such simple words carry so much emotion and meaning. Can't wait to see THAT match, I'm probably going to faint :p
Date really gt messed up, that fight was just insane, I'm that Martinez was able to dodge that hit after the heartbreak shot. That dude is really invincible, looks like Ippo's new goal is to beat Martinez; that hospital scene was kind of sad, but I can understand the meaning when Date said "Baton Pass", looks like it's now Ippo's turn to try and take the World Champion belt.
Definitely one of the best fights in the series so far. On par with Kimura Vs Mashiba and Ippo Vs Sendo. I legitimately had no idea who would win once he landed the corkscrew shot. I'm actually glad he didn't wind up dying. That would have been cliche as fuck and pointless, since everything was still super emotional.
So, I'm guessing Martinez will be Ippo's final opponent before Miyata