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Apr 30, 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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Decent fight although I feel like Saya struggled a bit with Kirin against their opponents. They make a good team though.

Action was alright, I personally thought this fight was better than the previous one. Meh Flora is still kidnapped.
 
 
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Apr 30, 2016 8:23 AM

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I'm pretty much like the audience... Speechless. Especially after AR-D borrowing RM-C's armor.
And about Flora... I hope they'll save her in the episode too. Too bad it's just another cliffhanger.
 
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Apr 30, 2016 8:31 AM
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Well I guess Kirin and Saya lost and they're out of the the tournament. Then I guess their opponents were really strong. The fight felt a tad bit dragged out though imo.

3/5
 
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Apr 30, 2016 8:40 AM

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I really wish that Saya and Kirin would have won....

They deserved to win imo and that match in general was just amazing on both sides....I really liked how the Androids managed to evolve as individuals too

Second half bits with this Flora situation is pretty meh for me, but I'm interested in seeing how they're gonna pull this plan off though
 
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Apr 30, 2016 8:41 AM

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I'm sorry to see them out of the tournament so quickly. Something about that fight though upset me like maybe I wish it were longer, yet not as dragged out with the talking and analyzing? idk. I don't get the point of kidnapping flora either.

 
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Apr 30, 2016 8:56 AM

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Kirin and Saya's match was pretty cool. I actually came to like the, uhh, androids(?) a bit more, AR-D especially. Kirin and his fight had some pretty cool scenes. Also, can I just say how badass I thought his transformation was? lol

Of course, Flora is kidnapped. You know, I thought something like that might have happened when she first appeared. Seemingly weak maid that's close to one of the MC and competitors and all. Don't understand why Mr. Tyrant guy wants them to lose so badly though, and there was no one else representing his school other than Irene, right?

Anyway, I really liked the episode overall

 
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Apr 30, 2016 9:02 AM

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Kirin and Saya loss was so unpredictable..... It's just getting better
 
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Apr 30, 2016 9:08 AM

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Such a good episode
 
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Apr 30, 2016 9:16 AM

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Man I love Kirin and Saya so much. Sad they lost but was kinda expected.

The animation on Kirin's moves was awesome. There were parts were she was smiling during the battle and boy did she look cute <3

Saya's "Kakoii" about the Gattai was lol
 
 
Apr 30, 2016 9:21 AM

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This episode miss some explaination but forgivable.
1) The reason for Ser vesta's freezing, was so that Ayato cannot use it in the next two matches.

2) Why Yulis said selfish and stuffs for selecting Flora over festa, its because those who win festa(pheonix, gryph or grand slam) will be granted any wish(there is a limit of course).

3) The part where Dirk speaking with Ernesta, the unheard character's name and terms, i think you can ignore it for now. Its a bit over the festa volumes which might not be animated. The same goes to why Dirk wants Ayato to "lose" so badly.

4) Where did Rm-C go after the gattai? hahaha
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Apr 30, 2016 9:26 AM

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Definitely the best fight Gakusen has done yet. Flora is kidnapped, okay w/e.
 
Apr 30, 2016 9:32 AM

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I'm glad this fight didn't take the whole ep.
Imo the fight was quite boring for me, I had zero interest in it... But the action was good especially the explosions.
Flora being kidnapped is quite lame in part of Deke.
 
Apr 30, 2016 9:39 AM

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Saya's full burst cannot compare to the original



Also, that combining sequence between AR-D and RM-C reminded me of 00 Raiser

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Apr 30, 2016 9:45 AM

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I'm sorry to see them out of the tournament so quickly. Something about that fight though upset me like maybe I wish it were longer, yet not as dragged out with the talking and analyzing? idk. I don't get the point of kidnapping flora either.

its so ayato cant use ser veresta in the semi finals and finals. what im speculating is that

omfg asterisks never been this amazing honestly the animation was 100/10 this episode. kirins swordplay was honestly gorgeous to watch.
 
Apr 30, 2016 9:46 AM

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3d in first match was awful and unbearable for me. .

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The animation on Kirin's moves was awesome. There were parts were she was smiling during the battle and boy did she look cute <3

OMG, where? Animation was really good in last episode, but in this one it was really low budget work. It's really not hard to put tons of CG and effects. In last episode they had a good balance between CG and 2D (at least characters were drawn in 2D), in this episode even characters were mostly animated in 3D (in action scenes).
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Apr 30, 2016 9:48 AM

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That was an impressive fight
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This episode miss some explaination but forgivable.
1) The reason for Ser vesta's freezing, was so that Ayato cannot use it in the next two matches.

2) Why Yulis said selfish and stuffs for selecting Flora over festa, its because those who win festa(pheonix, gryph or grand slam) will be granted any wish(there is a limit of course).

3) The part where Dirk speaking with Ernesta, the unheard character's name and terms, i think you can ignore it for now. Its a bit over the festa volumes which might not be animated. The same goes to why Dirk wants Ayato to "lose" so badly.

4) Where did Rm-C go after the gattai? hahaha


Isn't the first one kinda obvious? Why else would someone demand he disables his weapon? I don't think this one needed any more explanation that provided.

The second one was rather easy to grasp too. And even if you didn't know about the wish granting, it still makes sense that she would call herself selfish when she focuses on just her friend over the victory in the tournament, which would benefit her partner and her school. So either way I would say it's fine.
 
Apr 30, 2016 10:01 AM

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Nice fight
It was obvious they would lose vs AR-D and RM-C (thank you OP)
great episode
 
Apr 30, 2016 10:20 AM

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Oh!~ Flora didn't sound ear rupturing this time has her va found her niche?

good fight, mechas are always interesting to watch
 
Apr 30, 2016 11:31 AM

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The robots won by breaking the badges, so Kriin and Saya are still stronger in an all out fight.
The crowd speechless at the big ass explosions XD

Dirk wants Ayato to lose and is playing dirty and criminal, as expected from the mafia boss wannabe.
 
Apr 30, 2016 11:36 AM

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Oh!~ Flora didn't sound ear rupturing this time has her va found her niche?

That was probably because she wasn't excited. When her voice was making my ears bleed, I noticed that it was usually when she was excited and super happy. Since she's in a more serious situation, she's probably using a more calm voice, rather than a loud exclamatory one.

Anyway, the fight in this episode was pretty cool to watch, it's a shame Saya and Kirin lost. I thought they'd win, but then things got really bad and I figured they'd lose unless there was some sort of last second asspull. I really don't care about Flora getting kidnapped since I find her to be super annoying, but I guess seeing this plan in action should be interesting enough.
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Apr 30, 2016 11:58 AM

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Too bad to see that Saya and Kirin lost the match! The fight was nice!
 
Apr 30, 2016 12:01 PM

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I'm sorry but I really don't give af about Flora. Actually I hope the kidnapper rids us of her.

ED is splendid as always.
 
Apr 30, 2016 12:19 PM

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Gotta love the Kirin and Saya teamwork this episode. I just love how they work together like that. First half was solid, decent action. Seems like they're going to save Flora now. Decent episode overall. But damn, the OP's gotta be one of the best this season.


 
Apr 30, 2016 12:35 PM

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Well what do you expect, they where fighting a badass mecha so of course they would get there ass's kicked.
 
Apr 30, 2016 12:37 PM

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Asterisk has the wrong MC... it should have been all about Saya & Kirin. The show shines when it comes to them.
 
Apr 30, 2016 1:01 PM

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Just when the fight's about to get better it ends huh.....
 
Apr 30, 2016 1:09 PM

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Decent fight, expected them to lose and saw the gundam coming (didn't want to cause so over mechas).
 
Apr 30, 2016 1:09 PM
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Looks like Saya and Kirin have to deal with that Dante guy before they can save Flora.
 
 
Apr 30, 2016 1:18 PM

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Welp action was decent but man this whole entire episode was predictable as hell.
Don't believe the hype.
 
Apr 30, 2016 1:24 PM

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The fight was pretty cool . But I really can't care about Flora , we barely know that she's Julis' maid and has an annoying voice . However , the demands being made on ayato to seal his Ser-vesta and thus not being able to wield it are suspicious . More screen time for Claudia is always good .
 
 
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for a machine her body looks more real than real women lol
 
Apr 30, 2016 4:09 PM

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The fight was pretty epic until the ending when it skipped the ending...just super disappointed Kirin and Saya lost and get booted from the tournament since they had some of the most compelling reasons to win and they're my favorite characters in the show. Oh and of course there's a plot point about the bad guys wanting to seal Ayato's weapon right after he got a time limit extension >:/ At least Kirin and Saya still get to do something next episode.
 
Apr 30, 2016 4:11 PM

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I take back what I said about last episode. I'm just disappointed again...
 
Apr 30, 2016 4:22 PM

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Don't care about Flora, so yeah, i don't know what will happen now, but it better be good.

Did they really skip the ending of the fight?
 
Apr 30, 2016 5:53 PM

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That was a good fight. Too bad Saya and Kirin lose.

And Dirk being a dick with that kidnapping. But I honestly don't care about Flora. The big fat of lard should change his name to Dick. Hoping he gets punished for that.
 
Apr 30, 2016 6:22 PM

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Fun fight though it was a bit dragged out.

Couldn't give a flying fuck about Flora though.
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Apr 30, 2016 6:32 PM

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Someone really needs to cut Flora's voice box and tongue out.
 
Apr 30, 2016 6:52 PM
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I would've preferred if they spend more time on the fight and less time on Flora. Just let her die.
 
Apr 30, 2016 7:27 PM

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Great fight, so Kirin and Saya are out :/
That turnaround, i really hope they'll get Flora back so that Ayato could use his lux.
Kirin is so cute :3
Both of them are cute and smart xD
Btw as i see, almost everybody here isn't a fan of Flora, like me haha
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Apr 30, 2016 7:48 PM

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Super-robot Mecha vs Infinite Stratos and loli-Kenshin.
....Mecha wins

I was hoping R-MC would be the main body for the fusion intead of AR-D

Typical blackmail in the mid of tournament....as usual
 
 
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Disappointed that RM-C didn't get the armor from AR-D. Shame that Saya and Kirin has lost. >.<

Sheesh, the mastermind of the kidnapping is that fatass Dirk. What a way to restrict the Ser Veresta from Ayato. It might be restricted in the upcoming fight, but shouldn't be for the final.
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Apr 30, 2016 10:09 PM

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It's a shame that Saya and Kirin lost, but it was a good fight nonetheless. I wonder who this masked person is that kidnapped Flora.
 
Apr 30, 2016 11:41 PM

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Oh man, the crowd was wondering in they should get the hell out of there. lmao

The abduction subplot is going to play out SUPER predictable.

Bad guy is one step ahead, already knew they were gonna fake the Freeze on the Lux, set a trap for the rescuers. Rescue plan goes badly, needs a last minute savior.

I'd put money on it.
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May 1, 2016 3:34 AM

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CGI was really noticeable, which put me of quite a bit. The episode itself was meh though, nothing special about it.
 
May 1, 2016 4:44 AM

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The fight was quite entertaining, i mean that combination though. But where is R-MC after that? just gone like that lol.

I'm really curious about that "Dante" guy that has some kind of unique power.
 
 
May 1, 2016 5:34 AM
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This episode was great!
We had a lot of action and Saya was amazing! Kirin also did a great job!
To bad that they lost, I felt like I was hoping for they victory more than I hope for Ayato`s... HAHA
 
May 1, 2016 8:19 PM

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ah they're lose, but it still entertaininng
 
May 1, 2016 8:31 PM

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I suspected that Saya and Kirin were going to lose because Kirin's right leg was injured.the fight was very entertaining and I like it. Can't wait to and see Saya and Kirin rescuing Flora because she's so adorable, and I'm interesting to see where it goes from there. Not sure if I should trust Claudia, because she and Ayato's roommate were up to something from season 1. Yeah I'm guessing Claudia is plotting something now or in the future because I have feeling she's playing both sides. This season is getting even more interesting.
 
May 2, 2016 4:26 AM

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Great fight, Kirin's move were awesome. It's a shame that they lost, but Ayato will avenge them.
This second season is way better than the first. The focus on the fight was a good choice.
 
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