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Nov 27, 2014 10:48 PM

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Sanada seeing Kazama leaving with Yurie "How dare he have a life". Always makes me laugh.
Dec 14, 2014 2:22 PM

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Damn that sounds like a sweet club. If I played Ping Pong I'd love to train there for sure.
Dec 27, 2014 1:00 PM

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Oh my, it was intense. Kaio's a school of monsters. I love so much China, so sad he lost... Yurie, Kaio's Coach's daughter, actually isn't pretty at all, SHE'S CREEPY AS HELL.
Dec 31, 2014 12:54 PM

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That match was intense. I like the way they expressed his immense speed with a dragon attacking Kong. I thought the way Peco lost was kind of cheap but interesting that his rival beat him after training hard.

Jan 11, 2015 8:21 AM

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Damn Peco lost brutally :o. Also kinda sad Wenge lost, I didn't really like him but he deserved to get back home. Good episode.
Feb 20, 2015 6:44 AM

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The character development and the depth of the characters never cease to amaze me. It's great seeing what a show can do with four episodes.

Fantastic portrayal of Kazama's match as well. The style is really something else.
Feb 22, 2015 6:50 AM

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"He has a life, how dare he."
My favorite quote.
Mar 21, 2015 11:13 PM

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Dam Kazama is OP.
Apr 25, 2015 6:49 AM

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PECO loosed too,what a weak team.

Jun 23, 2015 2:14 AM

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Wow Peco and Wenge both got wrecked! Didn't expect Wenge to lose. Dat dragon looked pretty beastly. Kaiou are pretty ridiculous
Jun 24, 2015 1:14 PM

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I really do hope Wenge losing after Smile threw a game for him teaches Smile a lesson.
Jul 14, 2015 2:01 AM

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Man, I felt bad for Wenge, my favourite character so far.
Great show, I'm glad to see series like that are still being made.

That's some signature, eh?
Nov 6, 2015 7:56 AM

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Great Episode , loved the matches
Feb 22, 2016 6:55 AM
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Glad to see the animation finally paying off. Hard to see how they could do such intense ("acid trip") animation during Kazawa's match with conventional anime animation.

Series does a good job of foreshadowing and introducing characters subtly as incidental characters, who turn out to be important.

I forgot -- Why wasn't Wenge recruited by the Kaio academy?
Mar 23, 2016 3:48 AM

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That was fantastic. Kazama is OP as hell, defeating Kong like that. I'm lo
king forward to whether or not Smile will accept the invitation.

Kaio seems like an amazing school to be able to give students those benefits.

“Even if the attention isn’t forever, I’ll keep singing.”
Mar 28, 2016 2:15 AM

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Wow Kaio swept that tourney

Can't believe that Kong lost.
Apr 3, 2016 12:15 AM

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I'm probably way off but am I the only one that suspects that the "monster" is doing drugs.

1) He always takes a long time in the toilet before a match.

2) His muscles are obscenely large, yes I know that he has access to heavy weight equipment, but it could be a subtle hint.

3) His reflexes and speed are out of this world as the other guy mentioned. The fastest a human can react is 0.1 seconds, no doubt training can get you as close as possble but what about drugs?

4) Despite being a high school student, he is frequently mentioned as looking way older than he should be...
Nothing can happen until you swing the bat.
Apr 24, 2016 12:27 PM

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Wow talk about what drugs can do
Jun 22, 2016 12:17 AM

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dirtyuncle said:
Now I'm really annoyed that Smile lost to Wenge, because it was completely pointless. Wenge lost to Ryuuichi and didn't get into Inter-High anyway! I wouldn't be so frustrated if Wenge won, because that would mean that Tsukimoto's sacrifice at least meant something.

it just proves that those who deserve to lose really should lose. smile didn't do him a favor in the end.

Durbikins said:
An overall killer episode. It's managing to be consistent to the style of the manga while still allowing Yuasa to give it his own flare. He is even giving his own spin onto the symbolism found in the manga.

i see it! thanks for that.

migohunter said:
bigzzcobzz said:
Hearing them talking in mandarim is fucking annoying...

Why? They are chinese voice actors.

you think he's deaf? that's like saying "I don't like sweaty people" and then someone speaks the freakin' obvious and says "Why? They've been running all day."

i'm sure he knows that. he just doesn't LIKE it.
everyone is crying for wenge but what about peco? you can argue that "Well, Peco was proud!" but so was wenge, soo.....

speaking of peco, his match was almost too terrible to watch. i literally had to force myself to see him tired out over and over, the scene was killing me.

felt really bad for him at the end and wondered why smile wasn't there, but i guess he assumed he needed his alone time, which, is this is true, is fine and i'll let it pass. i really like their relationship, i hope it isn't broken up from jealously, like the harry-ron duo, which was stupid sibce ron's logic was more than retarded.
Jul 12, 2016 2:12 AM

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Started the series today and it's off to a pretty damn good start!
May 4, 2017 10:01 PM

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Smile threw the game for Kong and he lost against the Dragon anyway. He felt like he was freed and didn't take it as bad as I expected. Those matches were intense af!

Gosh, Kaiou is overpowered. The final 4 being from that school and facilities as elite as that, with the only cost is being bald and ruthless. Wow.

Peco got a second sting from the humblebee. He should stop relying on just his talent. Yurie is one cute cousin~

Jul 29, 2017 12:12 AM

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Another amazing episode! The match between China and the Monster was badass! I hope we continue to follow China and see what happens to him and his life
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Oct 8, 2017 10:02 AM

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The matches were great. Akuma completely exhausted Peco, and Kazama is revealed to be a lightning bruiser (for lack of a better word, since I don't know anything about ping pong). What could he possibly be doing in the can? Did Kong lose because of his mental hangups, or was there really no way for him to win?

The visuals in Kazama vs Kong filled me with glee. Also, a nice moment with Kong and his coach towards the end; it's nice to see that the coach can simply be a supportive friend when it comes down to it.
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Oct 17, 2017 9:01 AM

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So China recognizes that Smile threw the match for him...

Peco's got a real problem with being a sore loser. As the episode title says, "The Only Way to Avoid Losing is Not Fighting."

Annnd China got destroyed by another Japanese player! The difference is that this one wasn't willing to hold back on him.

The other school sounds amazing...for someone who actually gives a serious shit about ping pong. Smile really doesn't. His problem seems to be that he doesn't know what he wants to do/what he feels any passion for.
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Oct 30, 2017 5:38 PM

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That was an intense episode. I loved the effect they used to show Kazama's superior skills. That dragon was quite cool and awesome.

I thought it was nice that Smile didn't join the other's team. He really doesn't fit. Their way of thinking is totally different. He have the talent, but maybe he hasn't the goal to be at the top. And for those who were surprised that Smile lost against the Chinese dude, at least for me it weren't surprising. I think it was quite obvious that he lost on purpose. I more interested in the reason for that. What's the purpose behind loosing the match.

Overall, great ep. I loved to see Kazama's superior power. He kicked that arrogant Chinese dude's ass. I think he deserved it since he thought he were the best everywhere.
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May 10, 5:26 PM

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I love the music! ping pong already has a cadence to it and they used it well :)
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