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May 26, 2014 4:50 PM

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Damn,Takumi looking struggle in his race.
May 30, 2014 6:31 PM

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Heh, the sharp tones never ceases to amaze me in this show. If I drove like that...I'd be dead by now. Good episode and pacing especially in the latter half as they aim to be the strongest.
May 31, 2014 9:57 AM

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Much better ep then the last. Though poor Takumi that must have hurt his pride when his opponent just let him take the lead like that. Well I'm glad they still deliver on the OST.

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May 31, 2014 12:43 PM

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Haha, that's definitely a strike to pride. XD

What now, will you show him your wings, Takumi??
Jun 1, 2014 4:25 PM

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I still dont like him facing the same type of opponent with almost the same exact car thats poor writing IMO. I wanted end-game to be his father.
Jun 2, 2014 7:06 AM
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Another boring episode...
Jun 2, 2014 11:50 AM

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Looks like this season have only 4 episode.
Jun 7, 2014 4:30 PM

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i hope Takumi wins, what only two more episodes? Really short stage :C
Jun 8, 2014 12:26 PM

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So many flags being raised O_O The problem is I don't know if they're winning flags or losing flags XD
Jun 15, 2014 4:38 AM

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Alot of re-used cutscenes but it was pretty good, Takumi struggling and get's let through ahead, we'll take it.
Jun 20, 2014 5:43 AM

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And we finally get a proper subbed release.

Those 2 episodes where amazing.
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Jun 28, 2014 6:47 PM
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lol Shinji just want to see the imaginary wings of Takumi but the rest of the world thinks he gave way for total humiliation when Takumi will lose
Sep 26, 2014 3:41 PM
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Well, that was unexpected. I'm not sure what to think of this development. I suppose Takumi will step it up now, Shinji will find the inspiration he's looking for and everyone will go home happy.

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Mar 12, 2015 6:13 AM

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Imagine how good Shinji would be if Bunta was his father...regardless this kid is nuts giving Takumi the lead like that.
Apr 17, 2015 3:46 PM

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What a cocky little brat.
May 29, 2015 6:24 PM

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So, let's see... Shinji is so damn good because
1) He drove his sleeping mother (which basically plays the role of a glass of water) since he was 10, and that without having had the slightest of training
2) he knows the scenery so perfectly, since he observed the scenery from the passenger seat everyday for the last 12 years (cause its well-known, nothing ever changes during 12 years, no big deal)

Conclusion : either the kid drove while sitting on the passenger seat, in which case he's extraordinarily talented, or all this is just bullshit. Seems legit.
Nov 5, 2015 5:33 AM

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I love the wing scene :) I know Takumi "always" wins but I still hope to see him win this last race.

I guess this one race will take all four episodes. Shinji kind of came out of no where (when you think of the whole series)... I'm sad there wasn't some kind of overreaching rival or legend that Takumi could have faced here.

bonifide said:
I still dont like him facing the same type of opponent with almost the same exact car thats poor writing IMO. I wanted end-game to be his father.

That would have been epic.
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May 24, 2016 12:14 AM

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Damn this really is the toughest race he's ever had! Really interesting turn in events, I really wonder what's going to go down next!
Nov 10, 2016 1:45 PM

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If you drink Red Bull, your car will grow wings too.
Dec 22, 2016 2:13 AM

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bonifide said:
I still dont like him facing the same type of opponent with almost the same exact car thats poor writing IMO. I wanted end-game to be his father.

I agree. A race between Bunta and Takumi would be more epic than this race. Inui Shinji is just a copy-past of Takumi.

But despite that, I liked this episode.
Dec 8, 2017 8:03 PM

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I really hate this cheap imitation for a fake Takumi. In a sense Takumi is challenged against himself, which should be great. But this is pure garbage when the author put it this way.
Feb 18, 2018 10:12 AM

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Exciting... bit too much talking though... and now we wait for Takumi to pull out another miraculous victory...
Sep 17, 2018 3:42 PM

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Nothing exciting here, lots of side commentaries with people saying just how amazing Shinji is, what they usually do with the opponents, but they are trying a bit harder here. The (un)pleasant emperor guy giving an explanation nobody wanted, not even the other emperor guy that was with him, and the people from that racing school. Well, there WAS something new: Iketani saying that they should believe in Takumi instead of saying that there is no way for him to win, it may be because he's racing against another 86 or something, or they just wanted to be original for once, and also the opponent letting Takumi take the lead because he wanted to see his "wings", but welp.