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Feb 12, 5:35 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Meh, this episode felt like it was a bit all over the place. The usual shogi matches but also Ai trying to help Yaichi get into better shape. I mean, using feet on his back?!

The bath scenes with Ginko and AI was super awkward. Not much Yashajin this week although I do expect her to make a return soon. Yaichi still has a lot to improve although I have to admit that his opponent was also quite skilled.
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Welps, Yaichi having bits and pieces of trouble around:
- With his opponent as he learns new strategies from old friends...and with that, the strongest Master upon his opponent's shoulders...the eventual match(es) for the title of Ryuo.
- Having to manage the other girls (concerned for Keika as she needs to clear before reaching 27.)

And OMG are the bath scenes occurring WAY TOO MUCH for fanservice...when you involve lolis...

Overall, just a decent episode but serves as an intermission in-between, and hoping Yaichi can make a comeback.

None of Yashajin this episode but hopefully her appearance comes back soon.
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Oh come on, this isn't the first show to show lolis having a cute time in the bath tub. It was completely wholesome, too.

Actually liked the researcher character, it's good to see that shogi is more than a war on a wooden board, a battle of personality/research/wits is involved. That's a more subtle angle to these games that doesn't get enough exposure.

Also that bath house attendant is just 10/10 cute.
 
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I would like to see more development and exploration of Char, Ayano, and Mio before or after Yaichi figures out a strategy to beat his current opponent. I had a hard time empathizing with Mio when little of her backstory and character has been explored. I am guessing that Mio, Char, and Ayano play a contributive role to Ai Hinatsuru for the main disciple to improve in shogi mentoring, considering how little the three friends take action. But that'd be disappointing.

I wonder how the second half will showcase and solve all conflicts with Ai, Ginko, Yaichi, and Keika in a progressive, natural way. The conflicts have been shown in Episode 6 can make the story fall apart if all are addressed improperly. I have hope though. This is probably the first episode in the anime that makes me worry about how the story will continue. At the least, the loli shenanigans and shogi matches remain very entertaining, but how will it all pay off?


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Yaichi is having a hard time against his opponent, even after doing some research. He's quite skilled. Lots of awkward moments in this episode. The research guy is very good at shogi and at playing the piano.
 
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Feb 12, 11:02 AM
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Yachi's opponent sure was interesting. Keika sure has a lot of stress though as she only has one year left. Ai's comment of Yaichi having too many female friends though was hillarious. Having a shogi dojo above a bathhouse sure was a interesting idea. Yachi and Ai's determination to improve their skills was admirable. The kids foot massage though sure looked relaxing until Ginko arrived. Considering Ai's nature upsetting a friend will be hard on her. Yaichi sure is struggling in his match though but an interesting episode as always.
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You can't use a shougi match as the cliffhanger. You almost never show the board, so no one could care about the match even if they wanted to.
 
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Shogi aren't play much of important in this series, it's have been like this from start, it's not like Hikaru no Go.


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You adapt to time. You adapt to age. You adapt to something that is astronomically stronger than you.
Other than that, play to your strength (or play to what your heart wants. Nodiff.)
That's tactic 101. Our Ryuuou here definitely isn't paying enough attention to the basic.
 
Feb 12, 12:09 PM

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That loli massage :'( I am filled with jealousy and sadness :'(
The ryou having a tough time and ai learns the weight of being good and the frustration of the losers.
 
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It was weaker than the previous episode but still enjoyable, I dig the character designs of this series, especially the design of the shark toothed lady and the purple eyed girl that was with her, Asuka is really cute too, wish she was Yaichi's main love interest.
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It's nice to see the show shifting perspective back to Yaichi. It shows that despite being a teacher and decorated champion, he still has hurdles that he needs to overcome.

A loli massage would be the best, especially a multi loli massage.

Loved that jazzy/classy looking place on the second floor of the onsen.

Asuka is super cute, and super thicc. Not a big fan of the bangs in front of eyes design, but she was cute nonetheless.

So it seems this guy mostly just gets into the heads of his opponents, can't say it's a bad strategy, but his way of doing it is pretty scummy.
 
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Better than the naked time, better than Yaichi's troubles and desire to improve, the one thing that really mattered to me in this episode was Ai studying alongside him to become an all-rounder, which is a great improvement for someone who previously was rather weak at the basics of the game, no matter how strong her endgame was. The other Ai better look out, she's getting much stronger now.
 
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I don't know if it's just me, but I tend to be super annoyed at animes where characters smoke numerous cigarettes near a young child.
 
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>thick
>(white shocked) hair covering eyes
>class 2-B

Is Asuka a Nier;Automata reference?
 
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>thick
>(white shocked) hair covering eyes
>class 2-B

Is Asuka a Nier;Automata reference?
all i know is that she skyrocketed in to the best girl status, need to see more of her now lol
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This episode this time really do focus on the shogi part... Yaichi sure does having a hard time with his opponent...

*but my favorite part is still the Ai (and friends) massaging Yaichi, and when Ginko caught that one (School Girl refresh)... hahahaha
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Wow, what a perfect episode to summarize everything that's wrong with this show. Low and behold, everyone! Ryou no Oshigoto has officially taken a step backwards without anything moving forward, and I hope this episode made that clear to those who so vehemently defended this series until now.

I'm not going to waste too much of my time on this episode, so I'll make it brief. This episode was utterly meaningless and wasted our time with downright cliche moments that didn't even flow properly. The composition, despite all of the crazy things the camera did this episode, was the most flat of the entire series.

I don't really know what this anime is trying to be now. Is it about the Ryou working his way up to becoming a Meijin? Is it about competition? Is it about the Ryou tutoring Ai? Is it about the loli fanservice? Is it about the harem that's being formed by all of the female characters? Is it a comedy? Is it trying to be serious?

I know its not trying to be about shogi, that's for sure. It's hard to believe these people are playing chess, instead of barebones rip-off of Yu-Gi-Oh. Am I the only one who sees the similarities? It's like Yaichi was trying to win with the heart of the [cards], and that gay guy (don't care enough about him to remember his name) kept activating his [trap card].

Also, though I am not the type to point this stuff out on most occasions, I have to ask why the author already made two opponents for the main characters implicitly gay or transgendered? It's not inherently a bad thing, but it is when it adds literally nothing to the story other than a gimmick to get the audience to remember the character exists. I'm not saying this as some radical liberal that preaches gender equality or anything, but it does bug me that the author is using this gimmick in the first place- it shows that the author had no respect to properly portray LGBTQ people as actual characters, and it shows that the author was lazy when writing these characters.

And all of his characters for that matter.

2/5 Better luck next time?
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Lmao at the loli massage. Can't wait to find out what loli antics our hero gets into next week!
 
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Loli massage is the best xD.
It would be better if they show us what happen on the whole board too, I want this show to focus on both loli and Shogi but I understand it not that easy for the one cour show to do that.
 
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That loli massage...

 
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so the Snow Whte is white and hairless down there...Yaichi learned something new at that bath. lol

Dat loli massage thou. It was good until Sora arrived. But I can't get mad or annoyed by her.

It seems another problem with Yaichi how shaken he is by his opponent. He uses words to shake his opponent. I really want to remove that guy's smug and turn into despair next episode.

 
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2 takeaways from this episode:

01. Yaichi is supposed to be the Ryou, but it seems like every time he plays anymore he's just trash. Doesnt even have that glowing red-eye look when he's super into a match.

02. Ginko's got a haireless pussy...and obviously Ai too if uhh, that's your thing (which it shouldnt be).

Only real important unanswered question: ....is Keika hairless too?
 
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I'm glad the show is addressing MC statement hitting a wall after reaching Ryuo (at the beginning of this show) thus working on learning new techniques to keep improving... hope he beats that horny bastard!
 
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Natagiri's response against Yaichi's central rook, moving his right Gold to the square in front of his King, would invite a fierce battle filled with very sharp and tactical variations. That's what people with certain knowledge of shogi feel from that board scene.
 
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2 takeaways from this episode:

01. Yaichi is supposed to be the Ryou, but it seems like every time he plays anymore he's just trash. Doesnt even have that glowing red-eye look when he's super into a match.

02. Ginko's got a haireless pussy...and obviously Ai too if uhh, that's your thing (which it shouldnt be).

Only real important unanswered question: ....is Keika hairless too?


Don't tell me I can't like Ai. Lolicons are people too lol. It's only fiction.
 
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I am curious about the actual source material since theres alot of difference least according to the LN reader.
If it was a 2 cour version i think it would have a better pacing.
 
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Another thing I like about this show is Yaichi not invincible, some of you might think if he have the Ryuuou title then no one can can defeat him which isn't true.

This happen in real life sport too right? Being champion doesn't mean you will always win, if you stop improving yourself then your opponent will leave you in dust.
 
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HHHHMMMMM. So we got a bath with a loli, high schooler, and an older lady. THEY'VE COVERED ALL AGES Except old people but I'm not sure what the demand for that is nor do I want to know. But that wasn't enough. NOT BY A LONG SHOT. THEY HAD TO GO EVEN FURTHER BEYOND. A SECOND BATH WITH THE LOLIS. And than messages... WITH THE LOLI FEET. There's no telling where we will go from here.

Oh and ummm... guess the shogi was good?
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Well, with the loli antics, fails, and shogi, I rather enjoyed watching this. Now we know Snow White is hairless down under. Keika, I wonder... =)
 
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That massage was loli perfection.
 
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I would assume a Ginko x Yaichi development couple episodes will be arriving sooner then later. I felt like it's been hinted thanks to the last two episodes. I thought it was pretty funny when she stepped on his head and the girls scattered lol. I'm surprised they didn't make him see up her skirt. I figured that part was coming eventually but nope.

Overall a decent episode. Ai learned that Victory is not always sweet.

Feels bad for Keika though.
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Aiko_Hiroshi said:
Jonesy974 said:
2 takeaways from this episode:

01. Yaichi is supposed to be the Ryou, but it seems like every time he plays anymore he's just trash. Doesnt even have that glowing red-eye look when he's super into a match.

02. Ginko's got a haireless pussy...and obviously Ai too if uhh, that's your thing (which it shouldnt be).

Only real important unanswered question: ....is Keika hairless too?


Don't tell me I can't like Ai. Lolicons are people too lol. It's only fiction.


Sure, they're people too. Just, usually federally registered or behind bars.
 
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I forgot to mention in my previous post, but how come the scene with the bath looks like almost a complete rip off of a similar scene from The Pet Girl of Sakurasou?

Think about it, there's some gay-ish tension on the male side- there's a lot of fanservice on the female's side (even with conversation). There's a loli, a character that doesn't like to make many expressions and a tsundere (albeit the same person as the expressionless one in Oshigoto) who throws over something at the MC because he imagined her body or something. The only difference is that The Pet Girl of Sakurasou DOESN'T SUCK!
 
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Jonesy974 said:
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Don't tell me I can't like Ai. Lolicons are people too lol. It's only fiction.


Sure, they're people too. Just, usually federally registered or behind bars.


I nearly wet myself when I read that :)

Though having Ginko massage my head with her foot,would be kinda nice ;)
 
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Sure, they're people too. Just, usually federally registered or behind bars.


I nearly wet myself when I read that :)

Though having Ginko massage my head with her foot,would be kinda nice ;)


I can't say I'd enjoy it with the amount of angry force she was putting behind it.

People seem so shocked by the loli foot massage scene. I'll tell ya what, dont knock it till you try it. I've had one before, minus the lolis, and it's honestly pretty fuckin sweet. Though when the professional masseuses do it they have some kind of rope/bar above them to balance and manage how much weight they're putting on you. Probably even better with lolis since they dont weigh anything and can just stomp away!
 
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Jonesy974 said:
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Don't tell me I can't like Ai. Lolicons are people too lol. It's only fiction.


Sure, they're people too. Just, usually federally registered or behind bars.


Yeah no, it's fiction. You don't to jail for fiction, that's why loli stuff doesn't put you behind bars in Japan and many other places (it's legal where I live too). Also you literally have Prisma Illya gifs on your profile ~_~ not sure if those are for irony sake. I like lolis but only the 2D fictional kind.
 
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These are hard times for Yaichi!
It's really hard to defeat a minion of a Meijin!
Step on me four lolis! and then after that Ginko stepped on Yaichi for punishment!
OST is really good on this one!
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Jonesy974 said:
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Yeah no, it's fiction. You don't to jail for fiction, that's why loli stuff doesn't put you behind bars in Japan and many other places (it's legal where I live too). Also you literally have Prisma Illya gifs on your profile ~_~ not sure if those are for irony sake. I like lolis but only the 2D fictional kind.


So...fiction is your reasoning for being attracted to lolis like a disgusting degenerate? You do realize loli's became a thing to sideskirt Japan's censorship porn laws right?

Yea bud, you live in New York. Try walking down the street telling people "i love lolis", and see you many minutes it takes for you to get your ass kicked, and then go "wait wait, i meant the cartoon kind", and see if that makes things better.


Lol whatever you say, fiction is entirely separate from reality. The reasons I like lolis are entirely related to fiction. My all time favorite lolis like Illya and Kuro from Prisma Illya act nothing like actual little girls. I buy plenty of anime, manga, and light novels legally with "loli fanservice" and my friends know I like them, no one's "kicked" my ass either. You must be around the worst kind of people lol. You call me disgusting but to me you're just a jackass that judges others over shit that literally doesn't matter. It's also not just a way to just get past porn laws, most people attracted to fictional character DO NOT care about the real thing.
 
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Jonesy974 said:
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Lol whatever you say, fiction is entirely separate from reality. The reasons I like lolis are entirely related to fiction. My all time favorite lolis like Illya and Kuro from Prisma Illya act nothing like actual little girls. I buy plenty of anime, manga, and light novels legally with "loli fanservice" and my friends know I like them, no one's "kicked" my ass either. You must be around the worst kind of people lol. You call me disgusting but to me you're just a jackass that judges others over shit that literally doesn't matter. It's also not just a way to just get past porn laws, most people attracted to fictional character DO NOT care about the real thing.


I must be around the worst kind of people? Nah just normal people with a sense of decency who don't talk about how they'd love to eagerly fuck and cum inside a child character because their age is insurance. I'd assume that if your friends know and don't care they're most likely also sick fucking creeps. Have you shown that shit to your parents? How about to any everyday person? Anyone outside your degenerate circle jerk? Most likely not.


Reported for personal attacks. You're not going anywhere with this buddy. Again I have to wonder why you have gifs from Prisma Illya on your profile if you hate loli fanservice so much :L
 
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Aiko_Hiroshi said:
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I must be around the worst kind of people? Nah just normal people with a sense of decency who don't talk about how they'd love to eagerly fuck and cum inside a child character because their age is insurance. I'd assume that if your friends know and don't care they're most likely also sick fucking creeps. Have you shown that shit to your parents? How about to any everyday person? Anyone outside your degenerate circle jerk? Most likely not.


Reported for personal attacks. You're not going anywhere with this buddy. Again I have to wonder why you have gifs from Prisma Illya on your profile if you hate loli fanservice so much :L


That's alright, you de-railed the thread from the get-go since you brought this up in an episode discussion thread. You'll be facing repercussions too lmao.
 
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I'm glad the show is addressing MC statement hitting a wall after reaching Ryuo (at the beginning of this show) thus working on learning new techniques to keep improving... hope he beats that horny bastard!


Quite true. I hope he gets to beat Meijin too.
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I'm glad the show is addressing MC statement hitting a wall after reaching Ryuo (at the beginning of this show) thus working on learning new techniques to keep improving... hope he beats that horny bastard!


Quite true. I hope he gets to beat Meijin too.
In my humble opinion I don’t know if it is possible to cover that in 12 episodes (too short for that development, maybe a second season [I hope so]) but I surely want to see that...
 
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So... I hereby ask : Who did it better?


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The OST that plays when they enter that district in Osaka is somehow very nostalgic to me. Not sure what it reminds me of but it might be some Final Fantasy OST or something.
 
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Sora being hairless, does that mean that she shaves down there?
 
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His personality is so inconsistent. At times he's soft af on Ai like this is some romcom fling disguised as a shogi anime, and then suddenly he goes full blown dick-mode scolding a 9 year old girl for feel bad for making her friend cry. The core principles aren't wrong but it's excessive and out of character.

Also that gay guy at the end was remarkably unsettling
 
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Nice music everywhere, esp dat piano-shogi lounge very classy. But PLS don't smoke near kids.
Cool, learned about static vs ranging rook.
Why mc surprised after his stupid move? His promoted lance lands where 3 pieces can take it out behind a defense wall. Doesn't matter which piece does the job.
 
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Wow! I did not imagine that the narration could be so mature in this anime series, not to mention the games of Shogi, always very interesting. The character of Natagiri disgusts me, but it can be an interesting character regarding the game of Shogi, too bad that Keika is with his back to the wall, I'm so sorry.
 
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His personality is so inconsistent. At times he's soft af on Ai like this is some romcom fling disguised as a shogi anime, and then suddenly he goes full blown dick-mode scolding a 9 year old girl for feel bad for making her friend cry. The core principles aren't wrong but it's excessive and out of character.

Also that gay guy at the end was remarkably unsettling


He always goes strict and serious when it involves shogi (and besides it's not like he shouted or anything at her). He scolded her because blue Ai's considering going easy for her next matches against her friends and that would be disrespectful for them.
 
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