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Poll: Prince of Stride: Alternative Episode 1 Discussion

Jan 12, 2016 12:36 AM

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boring, stupid humor, unlikeable characters, feminine boys, ugly coloring, bad music - free! only with parkour/running

why doesn't this have a shoujo tag?

Jan 12, 2016 1:01 AM

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I really enjoyed this- way more than I thought I would. I love the artstyle. It's so stylized and colorful, and colorful goes a long way with me when it comes to art. The parkour-style relay is definitely entertaining to watch and has the potential for some great races later on.

So long as it doesn't focus on the romance too much I think it will be a top 3 anime this season. It definitely should focus on the sports side more because even though it's adapted from an otome, the vast amount of the viewership isn't watching for the romance aspect.
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Jan 12, 2016 2:22 AM

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im curiuos
why every single heroine in otome game adapt don't have personality..???
nana boring as fuck
Jan 12, 2016 5:57 AM

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I swear, I watched the first few seconds and immediately thought:

"This is it. This is the ultimate uta no prince/Free! crossover. With running."

Lol it was pretty good, I liked the intensity and the beginnings of a plot. Hopefully one will develop. Of course, characters were 10/10
Jan 12, 2016 7:55 AM

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Wooo Love the parkour was so good *^*

Whats armin doing in this anime tho?

Jan 13, 2016 6:48 AM

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Amazing animation, good OP, nice (and kinda cliche) characters, and most importantly; gay athletes. I'm sold.
Jan 13, 2016 7:04 AM

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Ok, lets see....

Good, really colorful animation, nice art style, fine OST, catchy OP (by the same band who did Overlord OP, so yeah), and in terms of plot it is not anything special except the fact that it it about parkour, so that is pretty interesting....Characters are ok, pretty much likable....

So, I am not disappointed by any means, and I cannot wait to see where this will go.
I hope that Madhouse will do proper job as they always do.

Jan 13, 2016 11:29 AM

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Dopu said:
In this episode we see the second runner running BEHIND the first runner, so why would you accelerate as the first runner in that scenario? You could just slow down since the second runner needs to catch up with you anyway and it doesn’t really matter when he does (as long as it's in the zone).

I was wondering the same.
Jan 13, 2016 5:17 PM

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That dude looks like Armin (Shingeki no Kyojin).

Jan 13, 2016 10:19 PM

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"Prince of stride". Not really the most original title, but ok.

Well that was a pretty good first episode. Although the "reviving the club" set-up is something that has been overused in sports anime. Madhouse, as always, did a great job on the animation, the art style is kinda similar too Free!, although the colors hurts my eyes a little. They're too bright and there's too much contrast. So pretty much stride is a combination of parkour and track and field.

I hope there's no shipping between the two guys by fangirls. Seriously.
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Jan 14, 2016 12:50 AM
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Very nice osts. The tension hyping pre & during match was super intense. Sfx really sells the parkouring.
Glowy colorful with lots of lens flares...
Armin still a girl here, plus panda & cat, but so fast.
Leg pervert seems cool, like Yukimura from Kikanjuu.
HanaKana using Rumi Yokoi ish voice, nice.
Animation's good, but wish for more exciting moves like real youtube parkour, like more moving camera/gopro (eg Zankyou no Terror chase sequence).
Jan 14, 2016 3:26 AM
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Tsukkimaru said:
Xyfy said:
On the other hand, was really shocked at that very pass by-able nugget of info, when they mention the third year called yagami, which I assume was the one from the start, which is probably his brother or something? Without any solid info, leaves me confused as to if it's his brother or him himself as the two runners at the start look EXACTLY like Yagami and the Black-haired fellow.

It's only the first episode, it will most likely get explained later, that's why they didn't explain it, to make people watch the next episode to find it out. This is a pretty common thing for TV shows/anime/media.

Kohinata clearly explained that the two in the video are 3rd year students now.
Riku is a 1st year student so that Yagami in the video and locker is his brother.
Jan 14, 2016 6:52 AM

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Oh I hope it will be another good show by Madhouse. This first episode was impressive, I love parkour and I think the sport is well pictured here.
I'm eager to watch the second episode tomorrow :)
Jan 17, 2016 1:22 AM

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that was decent. action was great. didnt really like the bgm at some parts but its not that bad. a bit cheesy, but i like the presentation. parkour + running. interesting.

Jan 17, 2016 4:14 AM

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I feel like this is going to a reverse harem-ish direction, which is bad, but the overall anime is pretty decent.

Let's see what the second episode has to offer.
Jan 17, 2016 11:42 AM

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OMG! Madhouse did it again!
totally hooked for this one!
Jan 18, 2016 4:12 AM

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This is certainly an interesting anime. The animation is good, the sound is good, the action scene was good however the plot doesn't seem that good.
Jan 19, 2016 1:41 AM

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The leg touching is weird; I hope people don't go around saying this is full of fanservice because of that. That's not fanservice, please. Maybe it's meant to be, but nah, he's just weird.

I really like the direction the animation is taking; a bit stylized in the way they have their little cuts. Good stuff from Madhouse and it's honestly a pretty fun-looking sport to keep up with.
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Jan 27, 2016 3:45 AM

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Will this finally show me otome game adaptions can be good? Looks like a decent enough sports series so far.
Jan 28, 2016 8:00 AM

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This was amazing. I loved it. On to the next episode
Feb 5, 2016 12:16 PM

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The guys from Free grew some land legs! Maybe Haru Takeru will start undressing and feeling up people's calves.

Definitely a solid start, love the concept and the characters are pretty likable right off the bat. Anime just has a way of taking seemingly uninteresting sports to watch and bringing them to life. It looks like there's lots of strategy, improv and thought put into how to traverse a course as well as being a reliable Relationer.

Also lol @ the video removal. *shakes fist at Youtube*
Feb 11, 2016 9:18 AM

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Don't like the art but will watch this anyway, looks promising.
Mar 17, 2016 3:09 PM

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That was bad. The art sucks and the story seems boring.
Mar 21, 2016 4:20 PM

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moodie said:
where is the madhouse fanboys now?

here :D

Raz1515 said:
And this though *.*

interesting, very!

RediceRyan said:
The sport isn't that interesting to watch, not enough strategy.
Okay first episode.

there's not much strategy to running tho.

KumaKing said:
Would rather watch Free again tbh


he's an idiot, though. why didn't he jump off the stairs at least?
and the other guy is a cheater since he knows the school inside out.

Satoshi said:
That dude looks like Armin (Shingeki no Kyojin).

i thought so...
good episode, i was really hyped to see the running being over the top. and it was done so well :D
Apr 9, 2016 2:27 AM

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Interesting episode and the characters seem likable, let's see the next episodes...

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Mar 1, 2017 5:42 PM

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Pretty good first episode and the characters are likeable.

Animation is good too!
Oct 7, 2018 1:55 PM

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The girl seems boring, passive and weak. I already dislike her.
The leg-touching guy is annoying and boring too.
The blond one seems okay, as does the rest of the club. Not sure if I'll continue or nah.
I liked the animation of the race.
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