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Apr 2, 2016 6:54 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Hm, I think the previous OP song is better. New OP song sounds quite similar to the first season's though.

The entire season might be about the tournament arc but I'm not too impressed at all by Ayato and Julis' opponents. Looks like they got the battle stuff on the way already so I'm glad they sped up the pacing. Those two twins has my interest so far.
 
 
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Apr 2, 2016 7:07 AM
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Another good OP. The ED is a step down from the last though. I have a feeling they're gonna adapt 4 volumes this time around based on how they're advertising some things.
 
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Apr 2, 2016 7:39 AM
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where to watch episode 1?? link streaming?? link download?? anyone . . .
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Apr 2, 2016 7:47 AM

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OP pretty good
 
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Apr 2, 2016 8:08 AM

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What im excited to see is,
1) Ayato/Julis vs Jielong twins
2) Saya/Kirin vs AR-D/RM-C
3) Ayato/Julis vs AR-D/RM-C

The op pretty much pack with many spoilers, did i just saw the final gattai form of AR-D and RM-C against Ayato?

Amazingly to see episode 1 was specially fast pace also. The announcer voiced by Aoi Yuki not bad at all.

Just watched both raws(an early watch) and with subs(in HD), found some fault in the subs and the subs a bit lacking but not wrong at all. Can't complain because its free after all and japanese sometimes is hard to be translated.

Is it just me or Flora's voice is weird =.=? her voice almost pierce my eardrum lol.
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Apr 2, 2016 8:40 AM

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I hope, this tournament arc ends fast because i frankly don't really like it. Just show more of the generic tropes of this series.

ED once again trumps the OP, but both are worse than 1st cour songs.
 
 
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Apr 2, 2016 8:41 AM

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I'm excited to see the rest of the tournament and the new opening is quite good imo

I hope Ayato finds a way to break the curse his sister put on him

New Loli!!! :3


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Apr 2, 2016 8:50 AM

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Julis trying to get Ayato to talk about his sister huh huh huh.

Glad this show is back, looking foward to the other 11 episodes!
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Apr 2, 2016 8:53 AM

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I love the new OP and ED equally with the ones from S1 tbh

Great return to the series this was for many reasons starting with with actual fight in itself

I really appreciated that those martial arts guy decided not be cliche and actually went all out against Ayato and even tried to double team him.too regardless of his handicap....

We could have easily got the usual "Oh, I'm too honourable/kind to go all out against a weakened opponent, so I'll hold back and keep it 1v1 to make it fair which would inevitably be us throwing the match regardless" thing but nah people, we're not having that bullshit here

But what I loved even more was the strategy that Ayato and Julis thought out and implemented and there really is no shame for those guys losing because they were clearly the better team, but alas, that strategy was well thought out and executed perfectly and I have to give Julis props for that at the very least

I'm very hyped for those twins though =o Art and animation were great as usual with this series and the OST and the directing in this episode were good too imo....Loved seeing that quick summary of the other matches/intro to the other big teams
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Apr 2, 2016 9:02 AM

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I have sight impression that they will put a little more of details on the fights this time, they animated the fight on every aspect described on LN plus some punch's exchanges....
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:04 AM

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I love the OP
Animation are lovely
I don't think they will win the tournament, the twin sisters seem to be a lot stronger than Amagiri/vonRiessFeld
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:04 AM

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Kyruga said:
I have sight impression that they will put a little more of details on the fights this time, they animated the fight on every aspect described on LN plus some punch's exchanges....
That's really great to hear and I hope that it really does hold up for the rest of the fights
 
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:07 AM
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I love the OP
Animation are lovely
I don't think they will win the tournament, the twin sisters seem to be a lot stronger than Amagiri/vonRiessFeld


Brother/Sister


Kyruga said:
I have sight impression that they will put a little more of details on the fights this time, they animated the fight on every aspect described on LN plus some punch's exchanges....


Hopefully the later fights will be good as the well. The best fights of the tournament are coming up.........

 
Apr 2, 2016 9:07 AM

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Nice animation as usual

Love the scene when that chinese master loli was being chased by numerous mob characters
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:12 AM

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Good enough imo. Looking forward to see the smug twins eat shit and lose >:P
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:13 AM
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A good start to the 2nd cour. At least we get to see some proper rivals now, though seeing how they already reached quarter finals makes thing look lackluster.
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:20 AM

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That's a well-planned strategy by Julis considering current Ayato's condition.
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:21 AM
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Nice episode for the start though, I hope this gonna be better.
Well, I think I'm probably the only one who like the 2nd OP more than the 1st (not that much anyway.. :D)

Ermm, by the way.... the score seems.. :v
Even though I like this anime, I doubt the score is this high (well, that's good if it really is), but I have a feeling (more like, I'm certain) that it'll go landslide, there're many people who don't like this anime after all.. But, oh well...

Now, Imma just wait for more Sylvia :D
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:22 AM

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A great episode to return this series. I loved the strategy that Ayato and Julis used. It was smart and made sense. I love the new op. It might just be my favorite op of the year. Ed was good but i liked the first better. Hopefully we will see what happened to the sister soon. although she might be dead. I think that Flora might be one of the kids that Julis took care of at the orphanage. Cant wait for the next episode.
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Apr 2, 2016 9:34 AM

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I actually really liked the OP and ED, though the 1st cour's were loads better, imo.

I really liked the fight scene, especially the beginning of the fight looked fluid.

Pretty exciting first episode. Looking forward to the rest

 
Apr 2, 2016 9:35 AM

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Its good for a start of the second half.
The new OP was also good.
Looking foward to seeing the next episode.
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Apr 2, 2016 9:37 AM

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The fight scene looked pretty nice.

Although I really wasn't impressed with the strategy, lol.
 
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:40 AM

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One of the better fights in the series, but overall it continues to be a sub-par show.
 
Apr 2, 2016 9:44 AM

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Really enjoyed the brief 2v1 Ayato had this episode, felt intense and was nicely animated.

Looking forward to the next 4 fights as they were the best of the tournament, also enjoyed Fan Xinglou need more of her.

Based on the OP seems like we'll go right before the Gryps which is what I expected, just hope Sylvia will be shown in all of her glory.
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Apr 2, 2016 9:45 AM

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Nice OP and ED . The fight was fine , but i'm more interested in the next opponents , the Li twins.
The animation was good . yes claudia you're right , i'm not pleased with your lack of screen time this episode :p
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Nice tactics from Julis once again...hope they keep it up...their next opponents are looking somewhat hard to defeat though.....

good OP and ED songs again....missing those of the 1st season...
 
Apr 2, 2016 10:14 AM

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New OP/ED are better than the first ones.
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The new OP & ED songs are pretty good, but are definitely a step down compared to last season's. Sound aside, I'm glad their jumping straight into the action and not bothering doing some annoying recap. That said, I hope we don't spend the whole season in tournament mode, that'll get real old real quick.

Lastly, someone needs to spank those twins, get ride of that annoying seal, and cut off those annoying hair side burn things on Ayato's head. I just can't take him seriously when it looks like he has basset hound ears.
 
Apr 2, 2016 10:21 AM
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Animation quality seems to have improved somewhat compared to the first cour, but would A-1 be able to stay consistent? OP & ED are pretty decent though.

Also yes Claudia, I'm quite disappointed due to the lack of your screentime. >.<

 
Apr 2, 2016 10:23 AM

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you guys they adapted the fight soooo well it was near perfect tbh in terms of animation and the team work between julis and ayato AND ALSO JUST AS A SIDENOTE TO ANYONE WHO STILL THINKS JULIS AND AYATO ARE OVERPOWERED AFTER THAT: julis nearly had her ribs broken when luo nailed her with his staff. just a little trivia as they do take damage and they barely scraped by in that one.
the op and ed are 10/10 again. i think the op animations a little messy tbh but its maybe because they dont actually want anyone to see any of the characters true fighting abilities. great start to the season WELCOME BACK JULIS.
 
Apr 2, 2016 10:27 AM

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Whoever works on these outros needs to get a raise.
 
Apr 2, 2016 10:32 AM
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New OP and ED are better than last season's OP and ED. Fun battle there and can't wait to see how the cour goes.
 
Apr 2, 2016 10:33 AM

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The opening was good, didn't really like the ending but whatever. The episode was good, I liked how those guys went all out and now everyone knows the mc's secret. Looks like those twins are trouble, should be a fun match.
 
 
Apr 2, 2016 10:35 AM

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The animation feel nice. Decent battle.
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I think the first season's OP and ED were better, but maybe I'll get used to these ones.

The animation for Ayato and Julis' fight was really good, it looks like a lot of effort was put into it. I'm interested in what those twins can do after hearing a little bit about them from the guys Julis and Ayato defeated.
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And thus continued the death of anime.
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Apr 2, 2016 10:58 AM

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the kung fo duo were awesome they only lost because they decieved them
 
Apr 2, 2016 11:02 AM

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The new opening and ending were nice.

The fight was great!
 
Apr 2, 2016 11:07 AM

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Pretty good start for second season. Hope the fights are done even better than before. Looking forward to next ep
 
 
Apr 2, 2016 11:10 AM

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where to watch episode 1?? link streaming?? link download?? anyone . . .


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Apr 2, 2016 11:27 AM

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Ehh, even more CG :|
At least fight scene was good.
OP song is not bad, but comparing to this one from pervious season...
But ED is great, like in 1st season
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Apr 2, 2016 11:35 AM

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Action was nice, OP/ED was kinda better than 1st season... Looking forward to ep 2
 
 
Apr 2, 2016 11:55 AM

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OP is definitely better than the first season, I like it alot



especially at the 35 second mark

ED was good, but the 1st seasons ED is just million times better.

Animation in this episode was pretty dope

can't wait for more ^^
 
Apr 2, 2016 12:10 PM

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Cool fight to start off the season.

Not really feeling the OP sequence and song yet; the first cour's was just too godly. But the ED is not bad at all and they put effort into it.

Hopes for this season: more Ayato x Julis
 
Apr 2, 2016 12:12 PM

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Ah, it's back again! Julis' strategy was pretty neat and the fight + teamwork was pretty good as well. And as always, great music again. Loving both the OP and ED, and their respective visuals and animation, though I probably prefer the previous ED, but I like this one as well. Good and interesting start. Can't wait to see more!


 
Apr 2, 2016 12:15 PM

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Goddamn i cant believe im watching this fucking sht again. Its still as boring as season 1, BUT...for the first time the battle was actually atleast a tiny bit exciting...it looks like the next fight might be something, but my hate towards this show makes me wonder if in even gonna be able to go any further than second episode...*sigh*
 
 
Apr 2, 2016 12:35 PM

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^ to the top comment, lol. I wonder what the anime do to you to be able to make you "hate" it so much. As they always said, don't watch it if you hate it.
 
Apr 2, 2016 12:40 PM

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As if the op is saying that
 
Apr 2, 2016 12:45 PM

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The fight was actually great and love the ED quite a lot
 
Apr 2, 2016 12:48 PM
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Pretty decent start to the season. Let's hope it's better than the first four.

Like everyone has said, both the OP and ED are really good, but I didn't expect the new songs to top that glorious first ED
 
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