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Jun 5, 2014 11:15 PM

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Those last 5 minutes or so were amazing. This anime has really great characters.
 
Jun 6, 2014 1:48 AM

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Aots. Definitely.

Amazing ost as usual, great character development and backgrounds stories told. The cinematography and directing was superb as well. This ep gave great feelz.
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Jun 6, 2014 2:24 AM

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a mere two weeks until this is all finished up.... i REALLY, hope there will be more!
ping pong may even squeeze into my favourites at this rate.
 
Jun 6, 2014 2:58 AM
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Thanks for the link, really interesting.
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Jun 6, 2014 3:21 AM

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I never thought I'd like a rotoscope anime, but damn.

Awesome episode. Dem feels
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Jun 6, 2014 4:24 AM
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I never thought I'd like a rotoscope anime, but damn.

Awesome episode. Dem feels


Though it looks like Aku no Hana, it is NOT rotoscoped.
 
Jun 6, 2014 5:23 AM

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It's unreal how amazing the quality of this series is. I sit before my screen, left in awe for roughly 20 minutes. Every single time.
Stone Ocean adaption when?
 
Jun 6, 2014 5:28 AM

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I was expecting the episodes to get better and better as this nears the end but wow, I never considered I might feel like giving this a 10.

Love ya, Peco.
 
Jun 6, 2014 6:22 AM

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Hero appears! hero appears! hero appears!


 
Jun 6, 2014 6:35 AM

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flashback in K.I.S.S format done right (keep it short and simple)
awesome episode as always

That peco speech about his friendship didn't feel gay at all
unlike most shonen
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Jun 6, 2014 11:14 AM
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While so many aspects of this show are great, I really loved the panel selection of this episode. When Smile was analyzing Sanada letting him think he was going to win and then turned on his afterburners, I loved the way they had his panel push down on his opponent. Lovely little scene.

Of course the dialog was first rate as well. Lots of good laughs and feels there as well from all the characters.

The one thing I hope doesn't happen is for Peco and Smile to be the modern equivalents of their respective coaches. Any other outcome and this show rocks, that one scenario though I will really have to reassess. But until then, excellent show.
 
Jun 6, 2014 11:54 AM

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"Why is Ping Pong The Animation this good?" is the only thing i say when i am done with watching the episode every week.
 
Jun 6, 2014 5:42 PM
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I really like your blog, please do more! There's a lot of scenes in Ping Pong where I end up rewinding to admire the cinematography. Specially the shots of Dragon in the restroom. Great camerawork.
 
Jun 6, 2014 6:10 PM

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This next match is going to be intense. If Peco does make it to the semi finals I have a feeling history might repeat itself. Smile's going to do the same thing butterfly Joe did, and let his friend win.
 
Jun 6, 2014 6:12 PM

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Smile was... smilling :')
That was really touching, those flashback. Fucking awesome friendship.

BUT, can Peko win? Kazama is a monster and Peko have his knee injured. He rushed a lot against his last opponent and Kazama is really another match. I don't think he can win... So it will be Smile vs Kazama? Will he play seriously if he's fighting Kazama in the end? It was his motivation, to fight his hero. Without Peko, Smile isn't Smile.

Kazama is one cold motherfucker, but he sure does carry a lot of weight on his shoulder. People have so much expectation from him that he can afford to lose. I really feel bad for him somehow.

It's funny to see some character back, like deppressed dude, Demon and of course, China.
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Jun 6, 2014 7:09 PM

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Holy fuck! You forced me to like you, Peco!!!!!
 
Jun 6, 2014 8:43 PM

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Wow, simply amazing episode. Nice build up and character development! And I LOVE YOU, PECO!!!!!

P.S. The OP song is really addicting. Can't stop re watching it.
 
Jun 6, 2014 9:34 PM
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fantastic episode
 
Jun 6, 2014 9:36 PM

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Let's go Peco!!!!
 
Jun 7, 2014 2:31 AM

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"I'm the hero and don't you forget it!" god DAMN I love Peco.

I have no idea what the real outcome may be. There are so many plausible possibilities.

I'm thinking maybe Peco will defeat Kazama because Kazama will be hesitant due to him seeming to feel lost lately and there is kind of a parallel to the original fight between the 2 best friends and one with the knee problems. The one with the knee before was Kazama's dad and his son is on the other side of the conflict this time. Then Peco will face off with Smile and go all out and they will have fun and Smile will once again smile before he inevitably defeats a worn down Peco and not make the same mistake that coach did. Peco may lose, but he will still be a hero as he saves Smile from his robotic alter ego.
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Jun 7, 2014 5:36 AM

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I don't know what to say. This is just so epic.

The wait for the next episode will kill me.
 
Jun 7, 2014 9:34 AM

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The dude traveled the world and got a tan XD

Sakuma rocking that pompadour :)
His girl is f* annoying and looks bored as hell :(
I think Kazama will let Peco win, then Smile will beat Peco :O
 
Jun 7, 2014 10:50 AM

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you know whats so great about the characters? They're not really characters theyre living breathing people.

At least that's what I come away from this show feeling every week.
 
Jun 7, 2014 11:25 AM

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Bigbuffoon said:
I never thought I'd like a rotoscope anime, but damn.


Ignorance at its finest.
 
Jun 7, 2014 11:38 AM

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They suck for using the other version of the ED again -__-
Peco and Smile in the finals! Ack! This anime is SO original.
 
Jun 7, 2014 11:51 AM

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Pretty sure that Peco is gonna win against Kazama because he's the hero and Kazama is the dragon. And everyone knows that the hero is gonna slay the dragon.
 
Jun 7, 2014 1:57 PM
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I come on here to read this episodes reactions, and I get spoilers for the ending. Thanks a lot jerks. Maybe I'll stop visiting these kinds of threads
 
Jun 7, 2014 2:42 PM

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Forgot to post in this thread.

Great episode. Loved that flashback scene. Score goes up to a solid 8 now.

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Jun 7, 2014 6:59 PM

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The character development
The OST's
The animation

Probably the best anime of this season.
 
Jun 7, 2014 8:51 PM
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agreed its the only anime I'm currently watching
weng ge is awesome
peco is brilliant
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Jun 8, 2014 12:02 AM

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u can get back your hair when u leave Kaio^^

really nice episode
 
Jun 8, 2014 12:39 AM
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That was incredible.
 
Jun 8, 2014 5:46 AM

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Kvshi said:
The character development
The OST's
The animation

Probably the best anime of this season.


exactly my thoughts
 
Jun 8, 2014 5:51 AM

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Peco's story was quite touching, I can find some similarities from my life, even.

Ping Pong just keeps exceeding my expectations. Best anime this season.
 
Jun 8, 2014 10:50 AM
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The ending of this episode was just amazing. A real contender for anime of the year.
 
Jun 8, 2014 1:39 PM
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AOTS? no, ping pong is AOTY.
Im glad to meet with my fifth masterpiece.

Although the score is currently not so high,
it will leap up when this series concludes in my prediction.
 
Jun 8, 2014 4:10 PM
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I really like your blog, please do more! There's a lot of scenes in Ping Pong where I end up rewinding to admire the cinematography. Specially the shots of Dragon in the restroom. Great camerawork.


Thanks. As long as Ping Pong keeps delivering interestingly shot scenes I'll keep posting more. I might go back and do the older episodes if I start running out of material.
 
Jun 8, 2014 5:11 PM
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Amazing episode as always.
 
Jun 8, 2014 5:13 PM

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What an episode. Kazama's character has even come a surprisingly long way since he was introduced in the show. I absolutely love how this show has more character development in 9 episodes than most shows will ever have in multiple cours. It's pretty easy when you actually give something of a fuck like Masaaki Yuasa seems to though.

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agreed its the only anime I'm currently watching
weng ge is awesome
peco is brilliant
cousincest


It's not the only show I'm watching this season, but man the contrast between the overall effort and care I see put into making this show what it is and a lot of the other stuff that is really popular this season is just embarrassing. There continues to be something about shows that transcend and operate out of the standard circles of otaku oriented cliched series, it's such a different experience watching this and then watching this and then watching generic light novel adaptation with Brother/Sister MC duo #91247 which I'm pretty sure could describe more shows than it probably should right now.
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Jun 9, 2014 7:41 AM

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An amazing episode, no more words to describe it.
 
Jun 10, 2014 3:50 PM

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great.
cant't wait for dragon vs peco next episode.
 
Jun 11, 2014 8:45 AM

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Oh my god the drama

The hyping feeling

IT'S EVERYWHERE IN PING PONG

AND IT KEEP GETTING BETTER AND BETTER

Oh thank you for the realism
 
Jun 11, 2014 4:11 PM
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"Hero Kenzan"

great episode. I loved each match. I love how cool and merciless Tsukimoto plays. I love the passion Peco has in his game. And I love those flashbacks about their childhood. Their freindship is so real and cute idek. :)

Can`t wait to see the match Peco vs. Kazama.
I think Kazama is playing ping pong for the wrong reasons that is why Sakuma felt like crying for him and well Peco is awesome, OK?!!
 
Jun 12, 2014 5:57 AM

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That touching story at the end .... I hope we get to see Smile smile when it's time for Peco vs. Smile.

But oh man this anime sure has touched me for a meager 11 episodes. Definitely the best of this season for me, along with Mushi-shi ofc, but you can't compare Mushi-shi with anything else..

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I think Kazama is playing ping pong for the wrong reasons that is why Sakuma felt like crying for him

Indeed, you can't be the best if you're only playing for your teammates. You need that extra passion you get by playing for yourself and your goals

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Although the score is currently not so high,
it will leap up when this series concludes in my prediction.

yes it already went up 200 spots in the ranking with the last 2-3 episodes. Still it baffles me how this is on #540 and No Game No Life immediately went to top 50... so sad
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Jun 12, 2014 9:46 AM

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Sh4de said:
ilyenacid said:
I think Kazama is playing ping pong for the wrong reasons that is why Sakuma felt like crying for him

Indeed, you can't be the best if you're only playing for your teammates. You need that extra passion you get by playing for yourself and your goals

Kazama isn't playing for himself or the team, they were both lies to please whoever asks him. "If that were true, I wouldn't have...[admired you]" It's admirable that Kazama goes to such lengths for the sake of restoring his father's good name, but it's sad all he gets in return is anxiety and unhappiness.
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Jun 12, 2014 3:32 PM

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Still 10/10 to me. It never ceases to amaze me.
 
Jun 22, 2014 4:19 PM

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I hope we see Smiles smile somewhere during the last couple episodes. This has been a good ride for me.
 
Jun 27, 2014 1:31 PM

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Peco and Smile definitely need to face each other : I know for certain this will be a splendid match.

I felt truly sorry for Akuma and Kazama this episode. The latter because he's playing for all the wrong reasons and completely disregards his own feelings and needs, and the former for realising that right after he quit playing.

There's no way now this show doesn't get a ten from me.
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Jul 18, 2014 5:14 AM
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Dude.....where are you right now??
Yes, Wenge, you gotta teach them how to fly~
Sanada handled his lost pretty good.
Akuma is rocking that hair, baby!! That girl......and her way of speaking......
Fuck yeah, Peco.......fuck yeah ;_;

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Sh4de said:

Indeed, you can't be the best if you're only playing for your teammates. You need that extra passion you get by playing for yourself and your goals

Kazama isn't playing for himself or the team, they were both lies to please whoever asks him. "If that were true, I wouldn't have...[admired you]" It's admirable that Kazama goes to such lengths for the sake of restoring his father's good name, but it's sad all he gets in return is anxiety and unhappiness.


Yeah, Akuma cried for him.
 
Jul 26, 2014 2:05 AM

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Nice to see that Kong is not bitter over his loss and can respect the skills of Peco.

I've gotta say I never really liked Peco because he always came off as a cocky brat to me but that has completely changed after hearing his monologue. It was just so emotional with the bgm and the little flashback scenes. I almost cried. He's truly like a hero, off to a huge battle even though he's injured for a friend.
 
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