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Poll: Prince of Stride: Alternative Episode 12 Discussion

Mar 22, 2016 7:22 AM

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Weird finale. It feels more like advertising of the team and competitions. First half was also blend with montage of their training, goals, etc.

Yeah, I think the finale was rather underwhelming. Episode 11 felt more like the finale episode imo. On the plus side, the music used in this episode seemed decent. Listening with headphones bought out a fresh feel of energy. The music of that last race~
Mar 22, 2016 7:24 AM

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Nobu's character recommending Kimura-san's character to be the final runner, which the opponent team would definitely assign his brother. Kimura-san's character also wants to run against him. Last spurt for the competition against the girl's father's team. "Kimezerifu dorobou" again lol~. Idol team came to cheer up on them.

Lots of feelings while running (and seeing other teams they run against cheering for them). Then time skip to regular school life. But the magazine at the end shows that they won. Their stride don't end.
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Mar 22, 2016 7:31 AM
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where did you watch it cant find a copy anywhere
Mar 22, 2016 8:11 AM

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Where did you watch it? I can't seem to find it.
Mar 22, 2016 8:56 AM

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"Perfect" order for the match? Brotherhood rivalry? Feels a little weird though, looking at Tomoe's smile when Riku can catch up with him. LOL

More supporters for Honan. Aside from GalStan
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Mar 22, 2016 9:44 AM

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Would've been better if 1. this wasn't fujobait (didn't really have that much of an issue with this one tbh),2. if they didn't cut corners during the parkour animation (main issue).

Madhouse is a very capable studio when it comes to animation (as seen from OPM last season),there was no reason for the animation during the parkour scenes too be so shitty which left them as nothing more than boring slideshows.

Now I get this is just some low budget/cheap cashgrab otome game adaption but they still could've atleast tried to make this somewhat decent.Maybe they could've added some more stunts and made it abit flashier to make the stride races more entertaining and less boring?

In the end you either ended up liking this cause you were a fujoshi or actually liked the sports aspect of this show neither of which I did so 5/10.

Mar 22, 2016 9:51 AM

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This final had me very very emotional lol

Not the best sports anime that I've seen but it's not the worse either and I found myself more so invested in the characters rather than the races and this is where I think the series suceeded the most

Great finale overall and even though the races weren't all that special, I still enjoyed them and for that I'll give this a low 7/10
Mar 22, 2016 10:03 AM

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I agree with Stark, EP11 was the climax of the season while this just felt like a formality. The race itself was easily the most boring. "Here, have some feels," Stride said to us, thinking we'd only focus on that.

Wasn't the worst show ever, not even the worst of the season, but it's one of the most forgettable.
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Mar 22, 2016 10:07 AM

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I like the series overall but the ending did seem kinda weak :/

Also that song, that was playing during EOS event, to me sounded like some Pitbull feat. Enrique song XD
Mar 22, 2016 10:08 AM

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Nice finale. I liked the 11th episode more, it felt more epic for some reason.

As for the whole show, I have to give it a solid 8/10. It had nice characters and character development, the races were intense and the show was really emotional. Had me almost in tears multiple times.
Mar 22, 2016 10:09 AM

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ep 11's race was more exciting than this, since this episode mainly focused on their power of friendship and that stuff lol.
5/10 from me, can't really say this series was memorable or anything.
Mar 22, 2016 10:10 AM

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That was disappointing...

This is probably one of the few fujo-bait anime I don't like. And them winning came out of no-where. They could've lost and still have an emotional end. In fact, them losing would show that, although they've tried, they still have a long way to go. They got rekt by Tomoe's team not long ago and now they suddenly win? The MCs in other anime at least get some magical powerup... -_-' The second half of the anime, excluding episode 11, was just kinda meh -bad in general. 'Tis a shame.

That said, I came here for the VAs, so it's not like anything was lost. #KugaandSuwabe2k16
The characters were enjoyable, so that's okay too.

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Mar 22, 2016 10:20 AM

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Honestly this race and finale was pretty underwhelming because of all the "power of feelings and friendship" stuff. I mean, yeah we all knew Honan would win since they're the main team but I just don't like how they won all of a sudden after getting thrashed by Kakyoin not too much earlier. Well, this series started off pretty decently, but the latter half had a little too much annoying drama for my tastes and this ending wasn't very satisfying. 5/10, at least the races were occasionally fun to watch.
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Mar 22, 2016 10:21 AM

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The race was so meh and the ending was quite weak!

Honan won the tournament!
Mar 22, 2016 10:27 AM
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VanishingKira said:
In the end you either ended up liking this cause you were a fujoshi or actually liked the sports aspect of this show neither of which I did so 5/10.

This almost sums up my opinion. "Almost" because i like any kind of sports, so i am open to that and that is the reason why i even started Prince of Stride.
I found this anime to be bad, but not even the sports could this anime explain further or even use it to contribute on the fun factor.
At least Free did, in that regard, a way better job than Stride and both are on the same camp.
So, very very very lame jokes, dull characters, annoying OSTs (except OP), low animation (for Madhouse), too colorful for me and all over not interesting at all. I didnt know in the beginning that it was supposed to be fujoshi or whatever, but since i personally hate to drop an anime after i started it, i continued..................but in the end i asked myself the same question as i asked in Free.
Mar 22, 2016 10:29 AM

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It was a okay ending for a fun series, but i wanted a better race at the end..
Mar 22, 2016 10:30 AM

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So much of the whole Connecting Emotions completely overwhelmed the race.

Wish they focused on the race more and actually showed more of it, Honan actually won. I find it hard to believe that Riku beat Tomoe but whatever.

6/10 for me, Stride just doesn't have the Passion, Excitement and Energy that most Sports show possess. It was just melodrama at some points.
Mar 22, 2016 10:32 AM

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I can't believe they skipped showing most of the race. The stride gimmicks are what attract me most for this show so it's a major disappointment. They tried to fit too many things in the final episode and it was rushed. I liked the final wrapping up scene because that was the only thing not rushed.

I really wanted to like this show but it's been downhill for me ever since peaking at ep 6 (which had awesome parkour animation). The plot didn't really have much and the insignificant rival teams were full of one-dimensional jerks. Probably just gonna remember this show for the awesome visuals/colour palette. Underwhelming show only boosted by Madhouse's production. 6/10
Mar 22, 2016 10:39 AM

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I really hated the fact that the episode of the last race barely showed them running, I mean, they didn't even show us the end of the race they just showed us a magazine. It was a bit disappointing actually, I was so pumped up but it was a flop.

Overall I think the anime was OK, nothing special, was expecting more, but I think that if the anime was 24 episodes long it would have been better but oh well.
Mar 22, 2016 10:46 AM

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Too much focus on feelings/friendships/promise in this episode
Overall it was ok. I like the sport itself and the seiyuu but that's all.
Mar 22, 2016 10:48 AM
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Shitty ending to a shitty show. 2/10.
Mar 22, 2016 10:52 AM

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I feel like the pacing was off. The actual race was way too short and there was almost no hype at the very end.
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Mar 22, 2016 11:12 AM
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Not sure why I watched this till the end, but this show was retarded. Good riddance.
Mar 22, 2016 11:17 AM

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They animate the other races for about 1/2 of an episode but they just slap some BS for the finale?
Yeah... that's not gonna work.

Mar 22, 2016 11:23 AM

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I was expecting a full fledged finale between the two, but they had to use 75% of the whole episode for just talks and waiting in anticipation for the final race... Yet, a nice ending to a rather watchable show, I'd say.

BlackMalice said:
They animate the other races for about 1/2 of an episode but they just slap some BS for the finale?
Yeah... that's not gonna work.

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Mar 22, 2016 11:32 AM

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Well ... I think my expectations for this finale were too high
but it was ok, overall it was ok, I enjoyed a lot watching this anime !
would recommand to kill time imo
Mar 22, 2016 11:41 AM

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Too much flashbacks, talking, pointless cutscenes; too little running. Like they completely skipped over the 2nd and 3rd sections of the race; no intense action build up.
Mar 22, 2016 11:41 AM

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I really enjoyed this as a series but this as a final episode felt very lackluster.

Episode 11 felt like more of a finale.

Also kind of pissed they didnt show the end of the race, I was really looking forward to that so it feels like a bit of a cop out.

Mar 22, 2016 12:08 PM

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Ok now that this ended,do you recommend i watch this or watch gate s2?
Mar 22, 2016 12:08 PM

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Quite bad finale. Cheesefest and even cut the ending of the race off.

Close 7/10
Mar 22, 2016 12:15 PM

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Was so hyped for this anime after the first episode but each episode got gayer. This episode was no exception.
Mar 22, 2016 12:26 PM

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Yup, I agree with everyone else that Episode 12 was underwhelming.
Overall, I rated the series 7/10.

Edit: After almost a whole day, I take back my score and rate this a 6.
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Mar 22, 2016 12:26 PM

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I think I was too hyped for this one because of Madhouse. My expectations were too high.

Mar 22, 2016 12:38 PM

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I don't think just the finale was underwhelming, I think the whole entire anime was. Expected a lot more from this. Especially from Madhouse of all people, even if it was based on a game.

Agree, just like a lot of other anime I could think of, the second to last episode felt more like the actual last episode.

This anime indeed did have good music (fit the series nicely), a wonderful top-notch cast of seiyuu, a good colorful aesthetic, I got some enjoyment and entertainment from the characters, however, overall it was very underwhelming, as I previously stated. Had potential, didn't utilize it. Quite unsatisfying. Was a bit unnecessarily dramatic at times. Though, I guess that could've been expected. Also, in general I'm not much a fan of drama, so I can see why I wouldn't enjoy those aspects.

With that said, would love to see some more anime or manga take on freerunning or "stride"! The sport has the ability to be engaging and energetic.

In the end a 5/10 or 6/10 for me.
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Mar 22, 2016 12:42 PM

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Well as expected they won... thanks to their super strong connected feelings lol this was so cheesy >< If in every sport anime they could win because of their strong emotions that would be funny

I laughed when Riku said they ran against lots of team xD So 3 teams is considered a lot huh And they even came to cheer them on even though they were total jerks except for Saisei
Mar 22, 2016 12:58 PM

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Oh,so they did win after all. How unexpected,lol.
Not gonna lie,I actually wanted them to lose for the angst to ruin that cheesy melodrama builded during the entire show episode, but it was obvious it wouldn't happen.

Nevertheless,PoS had the best OP and best OST of winter.
Mar 22, 2016 1:06 PM

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the speech of Riku given to Tomoe was very emotional but this last race is the worst (as viewer terms) since they skipped the scenes in other to set that speech, would be nice if they animated all the full race of the good ending sake.

Tomoe smiled ;v; buut they no show who win until the end of the episode in form of magnazine (really, was very emotional until that "cliffhanger".....really wanted see the cross line)

I would say a 7/10, have pretty good stuff (mostly the full animated races like vs Saisei are the best, Takeru & Riku friendship) but they screw it in alot stuff (Riku's trauma is so dumb, this episode 12, etc).
Mar 22, 2016 1:26 PM
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lol @ Kuga and his ninja laugh.

Welp this anime was a cringe fest.

dArKoPsYcHo said:
Ok now that this ended,do you recommend i watch this or watch gate s2?

Depends on what you want. but you might enjoy Gate more. [looking at ur list]
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Mar 22, 2016 1:43 PM
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The direction wasn't good in the final episode. The first half felt very epilogue-y, the Stride race lacked tension, and it felt too sentimental for its own good. Overall, decent series.

Mar 22, 2016 1:51 PM

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I liked the end (though it was obvious) but I do not like that should not happen in full race, putting in place the memories and feelings of the characters. Not to offend, they tend to like that kind of situation, but this time not used correctly.
Besides that happened with Sakurai and his father, made peace?
He understood the passion of his daughter but not in a school of Elite?

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Mar 22, 2016 1:53 PM

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For a finale, they sure didn't spend enough time focusing on the race. That was a major disappointment, it was almost laughable for me.
Mar 22, 2016 1:57 PM

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Predictable ending, but overall I enjoyed this series

Mar 22, 2016 2:00 PM
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That was a really shitty ending.
I was ready for that final race but what the fuck was that
Was going to give a 5/10 but i'm giving it a 4 for this ending.
Mar 22, 2016 2:12 PM

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The whole point was about Riku, his promise and his self confidence issues about Tomoe, the racing itself is secondary like in almost every sports series ever, do you people even watch sports anime?

Riku's speech/monologue was so touching and Takeru's resolve was nice as well :'(
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Mar 22, 2016 2:18 PM
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can someone tell me the name of race music?
Mar 22, 2016 2:30 PM

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I'm not gonna lie. After the first episode, I thought this was gonna be awesome. Too bad episode 1 was the peak for this xD. Every episode made this show worse and worse and now this finale is literally the cherry on top. The forced drama with tomoe and his brother wasted like 2 or 3 episodes and it was kind of irritating. 6/10 for this cheesecake
Mar 22, 2016 2:35 PM

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Well that was underwhelming...

Poor execution in my opinion.
Mar 22, 2016 2:47 PM

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Nice finale for me though I wish they could have show Riku legit going to the goal. But I still enjoyed this show so 7/10
Mar 22, 2016 3:07 PM
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Personally this episode was kind of emotional, and the finale was kind of rushed...

But I still think it was alright, I'd give it a 7 out of my personal enjoyment, critically it would be a 5, one of the weakest sports I've seen.
Mar 22, 2016 3:08 PM

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I enjoyed the whole show.It wasnt the best sports anime ever,but it was decent.Good voice acting,the characters were cool and music was on point.Story was mediocre and weird pacing were the issues.
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