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May 17, 9:54 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Nice development episode. It seems Joe is beginning to make a name for himself in the boxing world.

Yukiko also made her intentions known although I still wonder if she has any hidden agendas. On the other hand, we're also getting more focus on Yuuri. The guy has a lot of potential too in terms of his boxing skills.

Joe is keeping up with his skills too. Gotta train up that body and keep up with the rest! Hope he gets another chance someday....he got screwed this episode.
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May 17, 11:32 AM

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Joe getting recognition at the very start of the episode not surprised seeing as he's made it this far with any kind of gear. I have to admit I was impressed with just how popular joe has become, his face is everywhere it's getting tagged on walls, in magazines and even tattooed on. seeing joe's body being completely bruised like that really shows how tough some of the opponents really are. I was not expecting that twist at the end... it made me so mad, I can't wait for the next episode.
 
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May 17, 11:48 AM
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This twist a the end of the episode was so hard ! I'm feeling so bad for Joe, this episode was all about showing that finally, he have a chance to win Megalonia and that people are really supporting him. I really wonder how he can overcome this obstacle and how his fans will react ...
 
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May 17, 11:57 AM

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The rap at the start was amazing, the soundtrack just keeps on getting better and better for each episode. Joe is getting more recognition. I was not expecting that ending. I feel bad for Joe, but this might be a good thing since he's not in good health. He was peeing blood...
 
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May 17, 12:03 PM
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This episode was pretty much build up. I liked the dynamics created between the Shirato siblings.

We’re left on a cliffhanger, but I have no doubt in my mind Joe will find a way to fight and box the cocky shit into next week!
 
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May 17, 12:07 PM
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The rap at the start was amazing, the soundtrack just keeps on getting better and better for each episode. Joe is getting more recognition. I was not expecting that ending. I feel bad for Joe, but this might be a good thing since he's not in good health. He was peeing blood...


The soundtrack is a must buy. Hands down the best music of any show this season.

That twist at the end. I did not see that coming. This show is definitely gone from being a sleeper to one of the best of 2018.
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May 17, 12:16 PM

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Damn, it was so obvious that Joe would get into trouble because of his backround:S

Getting forced to forfeit the match after he has come so far is really bitter.Well,there's(almost) no doubt that he will still get into the ring,even tho his overall conditon is already alarming.

Story has definitely gotten even more interesting this week.
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May 17, 12:26 PM

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What a dirty trick, I wanted to see the fight.
 
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May 17, 12:31 PM
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Joe became a superstar with girls getting a tattoo of him.

Shirato implied that fighting without gear is against rules of Megalonia, but her brother's gear is AI controlled, he doesn't do anything himself. How is that allowed?

The end was inevitable, I guess, but Shirato will definitely help him get back.
 
May 17, 12:36 PM

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that ending tho holy fkkkkkkkk

cannot wait for next week

10/10
 
May 17, 12:44 PM
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WOW that caught me off-guard there, after showing his ID in the lab i thought that woman would blackmail him not her brother
 
May 17, 1:08 PM

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You can't be serious...I'm beyond annoyed right now with this development.
 
May 17, 1:15 PM
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You can't be serious...I'm beyond annoyed right now with this development.


I'm not particularly bothered by it, i think it shakes things up a little bit and that's a good thing, we all know Joe would have won if he entered the match and that would have been repetitive.
 
May 17, 1:18 PM

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Wow, that dude was a dickhead
 
May 17, 1:32 PM
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Say guys did they official say forfeit at the end of the episode and don't forget about the last two episodes and what about those other kids in the air vent?
 
May 17, 1:33 PM

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lol, that ending was a bit over intensive with the beats. but ya know, i'm glad it's not a smooth sailing. the path has to have some twists to it
 
May 17, 1:56 PM

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Wow, that end ... it's sure that I didn't expect it. All in all, a slow episode where relations between Yukiko and his brother are develloped with a matter of inheritance behind ... However, I have trouble understanding the behavior of Yukiko's brother : he wants to fight Joe but prefers to prevent him from getting on the ring in order to win by forfeit ? I feel that I have misunderstood some things. In any case I can't wait to see more because the situation seems strange to me ... I wonder how all this will evolve.
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Very interesting episode, more development in some characters and more information. The music showing the favouritism for Joe was cool.

The relation between Yukiko and his brother aren't that great. She still have something hiding. Joe had development in his training with the help of the kids, great teamwork.

The last part of the episode was shocking and unexpected. Joe really got down quickly after hearing that. Thrilling moment there, and what a cliffhanger.
 
May 17, 2:06 PM

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Understandably Gearless Joe became a star, he's all over the media and he's the favorite of the people!

I really wasn't expecting the Shirato siblings to be fighting over inheritance, but that's good stuff! Still... I can't believe he was low to the point of challenging someone knowing that he had how to win without even fighting. In the end, Joe only got caught into the siblings quarrel.

I don't want to believe things are just going to end like this, but I guess all we can do is wait for the next episode. But if things somehow work out, this is going to be for the best, that fake ID could only go so far.

And as far as the siblings go... #TeamYukiko
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May 17, 2:16 PM
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Music was great in this episode, on Mikio's screen it had Joe listed as an "Arestee" which made me gasp when I saw it because it might mean that he plans to have Joe sent to prison which means they actually are doing the prison story arc from Ashita no Joe except after he's already become a boxer which sounds interesting can't wait to see what happens next. I'm also glad that Yukiko isn't actually the villain as she had been made out to be in a few scenes, interested to see where that goes too.
 
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Mikio is trying to get back what he wants, no matter the cost.
I would like to see what he lost. Fame? Power? Humiliation?

Either you lose, disqualified and get arrested because of fake IDs,
or you lose but still keeping yourself in the match.

You are losing no matter how. What will you choose?
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May 17, 3:12 PM

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Damn that was fucked up. Actually, I think this is the first time I have seen a main character in anime get screwed like this. If they go through with this, I will seriously give them props.

Honestly, 5/5 episode this week.
 
May 17, 3:14 PM

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Oh, Shit! That twist at the end where Joe is finally found out to not actually be a Megalonia citizen really surprised me. As usual with most serious anime, left us on a cliffhanger. This episode left me wondering if Joe is out of the competition, or perhaps he will get another chance in the ring? Megalo Box is halfway over, so who knows. But seeing him fucked over like that kinda hurt. Props to the creator, this anime is proving to be fantastic so far.
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May 17, 5:44 PM

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Damn, that was a mess up ending. We see more of the intentions behind the sponsors and creators of megalo. Some family beef behind the scenes. Added a nice little layer of plot to the already solid story. It really seemed like everyone's goals were really coming together, and the then final scene just ruined it. Poor Saicho crying at the end. That hurt to watch. I really wonder what will happen next.
 
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The ending was so intense! I kept thinking Junk Dog was gonna get up and run through those closing doors but they really let that prick win.

This throws everything in complete disarray. I wonder how Junk Dog is gonna enter Megalomania now. Maybe one of the contestants gets kicked out or something, idk.

This series continues to impress, quickly becoming one of my favorites.
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May 17, 8:26 PM

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Joe became a superstar with girls getting a tattoo of him.

Shirato implied that fighting without gear is against rules of Megalonia, but her brother's gear is AI controlled, he doesn't do anything himself. How is that allowed?


It's not just the AI doing the work. Coach Nanbu even said while watching Mikio's match that he didn't get this far just by relying on AI, that there's also some skill to the boxer, and that his innate talent that he already has combined with the AI is what makes him such a formidable opponent.
 
May 17, 8:56 PM

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I was sachio at the last scene but with less tears.
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Such a good cliffhanger, nothing too crazy + we could see it coming with Nambu's reiteration of Joe's fake ID.

The amount of details in all the character animations really capture their emotions + personalities. Insane series.
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May 17, 10:06 PM
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this episode is great and there is some sakuga animation on the boxing fights too unlike the previous episodes lol

im sure Joe will get into the ring and fight that bastard
 
May 17, 10:24 PM
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Wow salty much, using blackmail to win a fight by default, he says Megalonia is only for the chosen but I had no idea it was also for cowards.
 
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No doubt in my mind that Joe will find a way into Megalonia but Im glad they threw in that wrinkle in the end, intense ending to the episode. Also I just want to point out how freaking amazing the soundtrack is... 10/10 on the soundtrack.
 
May 17, 11:40 PM

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Meh i thought he isnt afraid to fight joe, turns out he’s just a chicken
Btw yuri gear , so its already merged with his body and he cant take it off ?
Dont know whats gonna happen next, probably the shirato girl will do something about it
 
May 18, 12:20 AM
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Man I was not prepared for all that at the end
 
May 18, 1:09 AM

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oh boii
by this, one week has become too long to wait ....
dammit dat chicken, i bet he's never win against joe if he unequip that fucking gear

and then
will the next episode have a moment like "Just use the fucking gear, Joe!" ????
 
May 18, 1:35 AM
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Nice buildup episode with a fantastic twist at the end! I did not expect that to happen...
 
May 18, 1:36 AM
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Well first part of the episode showed how Joe became popular. Women creating Joe's tattoo on their bodies and people ignoring real dog race and reading Joe's article.

Also we got to see bit of the back story of Yukkiko and Mikio.


Also Tthe second part.Really felt sad for Joe.I know he will come back.
 
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Interesting episode, I think we will see some cooperation between Yukkiko and Team Nowhere in the future episodes. They have the same goal in the moment - get Mikio out of the game. They will probably work together, make Joe's appearance in the ring legal and Joe will get some fancy gear. Can't wait to see more, it's just too good.
 
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he have a chance to win Megalonia and that people are really supporting him. I really wonder how he can overcome this obstacle and how his fans will react ...

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I feel bad for Joe, but this might be a good thing since he's not in good health. He was peeing blood...


I have the feeling that Shirato will move the strings so that Joe enters Megalonia, although she seems a tough girl she's actually a Tsundere, and I'm sure that Yuri must be pressing her to let him face Joe.

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Pechic said:
Shirato implied that fighting without gear is against rules of Megalonia, but her brother's gear is AI controlled, he doesn't do anything himself. How is that allowed?

It's not just the AI doing the work. Coach Nanbu even said while watching Mikio's match that he didn't get this far just by relying on AI, that there's also some skill to the boxer, and that his innate talent that he already has combined with the AI is what makes him such a formidable opponent.

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i bet he's never win against joe if he unequip that fucking gear
and then will the next episode have a moment like "Just use the fucking gear, Joe!" ????

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They will probably work together, make Joe's appearance in the ring legal and Joe will get some fancy gear.


It seems that Megalonia is a kind of private tournament to promote the gears so while you carry gear the rest does not matter, that's why Joe is seen as an enemy to the company. I don't think Joe will use a gear since this is a bit Joe against the system.

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we all know Joe would have won if he entered the match and that would have been repetitive.


After Joe was KO with a simple blow from the old man?

DekuHero said:
it might mean that he plans to have Joe sent to prison which means they actually are doing the prison story arc from Ashita no Joe except after he's already become a boxer which sounds interesting can't wait to see what happens next.


I don't know if that arc would make much sense now since Joe is already a professional boxer and he already knows Rikiishi's alter ego, although there is still half of the anime, it would be strange if he only had three more matches to go, a fight against Mikio, another in the semifinal of Megalonia and another in the final against Yuri.

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Btw yuri gear, so its already merged with his body and he cant take it off ?


I hope he can take it off because I want a gearless fight between Joe and Yuri.

 
May 18, 6:30 AM

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wow, nice job Mikio. I honestly thought, it wouldn't be so bad if Mikio win this fight, bcos apparently, that Shirato girl is actually evil and taking everything from him, but man, he just gotta pull that last shit in the end didn't he...
 
May 18, 8:15 AM

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With all these plot twists, I can't see this ending in 13 episodes. There has to be a season 2
 
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as a fan of the show that was a "dick move", but as a fan of great storytelling, it was an amazing twist.

some potential ways Joe could get back in:
- Shirato finds out and she gets him citizenship
- Someone finds out what happens and pressures the company to fix this issue
- The media turns on Joe and Aragaki come to Joe's defense
 
May 18, 9:49 AM

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some potential ways Joe could get back in:
- Shirato finds out and she gets him citizenship
- Someone finds out what happens and pressures the company to fix this issue
- The media turns on Joe and Aragaki come to Joe's defense


There are lot of possibilities but I think second is not possible since Joe is an illegal boxer who should not be there in the first place. Third is pretty cool.

I think this can turn into a dispute between those who support Joe and those who do not support Joe.
-Nanbu, Sachio, Yuri, poor people and sports lover people.
-Almost all megalo boxers, Shirato Combine company, Shirato investors and other elitists.

I've got a doubt with Yukiko Shirato, she doesn't look to dislike Joe but she has the company pressure. She can be the decissive key.
 
May 18, 10:52 AM

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This episode is so fucking good! Everything about this anime amazes me.
 
May 18, 11:25 AM

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Definitely didn't see that happening! Wonder how he bounces back from that though.
 
May 18, 11:49 AM

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That er woman tattooing his name+face on her leg was a little ridiculous
 
May 18, 2:47 PM
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Holy crap that ending! I absolutely ADORE the soundtrack, and that steadily increasing drum beat made it feel like he was going to get up or something and it got increasingly more intense and climactic...wow. That was really good. This show is definitely a strong contender for AOTY.
 
May 18, 2:57 PM

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Did anyone see how Nanbu just one punched Joe and made him immediately pass out? Damn maybe Nanbu should be in that ring instead! lol, he's the secret hidden one punch man and we didn't even know it.
 
May 18, 3:43 PM
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woh! a cliffhanger episode.
 
May 18, 3:49 PM

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It was obvious that eventually he was going to get in troubles for being an "ilegal citizen" and the fact that the dude is the brother of a smart woman kinda spoils it off. But anyways, an okay episode, I loved the first minutes when they show how Gearless Joe is making a name for himself and seeing Sachio's friends again, it was heartwarming for a moment
 
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The sister is going to make him a citizen and choose him for Megalonia just to fuck over her brother.

The new plot twist of her trying to do something that nobody realises has me very curious.

Something to do with Yuri's gear.
 
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