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May 18, 6:03 PM
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A Knight's Tale anyone?
May 18, 8:29 PM

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Omg that cliffhanger 😲😲
May 18, 11:09 PM

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Never liked Japanese rap.

It was...ok.
rather familiar sounding ding at 20:44

The kids are some of the most annoying characters I've ever seen
May 18, 11:52 PM

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All around good episode. Definitely enjoyed the world building and the drama, though it does feel compressed. If the series had a higher episode count, I'm sure it would feel a lot more organic.

May 19, 1:52 AM

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*mind blown* Coach Nanbu is actually the strongest!

Nanbu ran from far behind, appeared in front of Joe, gave Joe a counter punch to the gut, and Joe never wake up again. KO-ed ! :wow:

The Birth of Gearless Nanbu

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May 19, 3:15 AM

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What the heck, I didn't expect them to do this route! How the heck are they going to finish this now? Great episode. I hope we get a movie sequel or something.
Nanbu pretty darn strong lol.
May 19, 4:53 AM

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Joe got some fame because of his last fight against Aragaki and loved that fact.
I didn't know that fighter was Shirato's brother and their relationship is really interesting to see, I don't know where this is going but it will definitely be a great finale.
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Story has definitely gotten even more interesting this week.
Definitely it got really interesting this might get a 9 from me because of this.
May 19, 5:48 AM

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I definitely didn’t see that ending coming!
May 19, 6:19 AM

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May 19, 6:20 AM

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For once the "hero" don't win everything with everything being perfect for him, liked that ep
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May 19, 6:38 AM
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Until then, this anime was only "cool to watch," but that ending in episode 7 was literally a punch in the face! When I thought I was just going to have another complicated boundary bout, Joe is already out of the picture before he gets into the ring. I realized that this kind of obstacle really was what is missing to give tension to the show.

I can't wait for the next epsode!
May 19, 7:59 AM

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I was worried something was bad going to happen when the episode start off with showing how popular JD become, and I was right, that his secret is going to leak out. God dammit I hate Mikiko, hopefully Jd is able to still box and get in the tournament.
May 19, 10:07 AM

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Come on Joe!!!!!!

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May 19, 10:14 AM

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Joe has his own theme song now lol. Damn though, I was hyped for that fight, but I felt like things were going a bit too well. I was wondering about it when they mentioned his fake ID. I'm sad now.
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May 19, 10:22 AM

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Great episode like always! But he will still fight the guy, I'm sure because the story won't end like that xD
May 19, 10:34 AM
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As of episode 7, this show takes place in a world we know nothing about, revolves around a sport we know nothing of, and the "major" twist was something that was sure to happen the moment they got fake IDs.

They've forsaken all necessary world-building and character-building, focussing purely on storytelling, which suffers heavlily from the lack of context.
This show started out promising, but is now nothing more than mediocre.
May 19, 12:18 PM
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The moment I saw Joe getting recognition, I knew something and was going to happen. That woman's brother is such a hateable piece of shit.... First he challenges Joe and then he pressure's Joe into forfeiting. I hope Joe punches his face to a pulp.
May 19, 12:46 PM

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I thought Joe was gonna be outed at some point, when I saw his Citizen Database ID on that monitor, but I didn't think it'd come out so soon
D: Pretty intense ending. Good development for their fight, which surely they are gonna fight... Don't tease me.
May 19, 1:20 PM

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I was actually surprised when Nanbu just KO'd Joe with a single body blow. But then I watched the episode a second time and it hit me

1. Joe's pee seemed oddly discolored during that one scene. Almost reddish, like he was pissing blood

2. The poke and constant emphasis on the exact side of Joe's body Nanbu punched at the end

3. Nanbu constantly seemed bothered by something when he was talkign to Joe. In one scene where Joe says he's completely fine, Nanbu even casts his gaze downwards towards his midsection. And the night before the fight he still seemed to be troubled by something.

4. Right before they get to the ring, Nanbu was going to speak out about something before Sachio cut him off.

I think Nanbu knew that Joe wasn't in fightin form and was going to consider calling off the fight, regardless of what Mikio did. And he only managed to knock Joe out because of the reason he was going to call the fight. Joe's probably sustained serious damage to his liver that's going to need to be looked at. If he'd gone in the ring, a single body shot would have done more than just knocked him out. He might have straight up died from internal injuries.
May 19, 11:21 PM

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May 20, 9:33 AM

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How did that guy discover Joe's past?
May 20, 4:16 PM

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They're doing a pretty darn good job of giving the supporting cast their own motivations for being a large part of the narrative.

Yes, Joe is out to prove he’s the real deal after years of throwing matches in the boxing underground. He’s a true underdog story, BUT he’s not the only character with real motivation to win. The Megalonia tournament has given purpose to Nanbu, who’s using it as a redemption run of sorts, that whiny kid has a of sense purpose now (I thought that little scene was a nice touch).

Aragaki had legitimate cause to want to fight and beat Joe. Mikio has his own motivation for wanting to win other than just being the champion. He wants to take down his sister and her prized fighter, Yuri, who is basically in this tournament for her as a means of showcasing their newest gear. Every major character right now has a legit reason to be there.
May 21, 9:25 AM

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What the fuck was that ending!!!!
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May 21, 11:08 AM
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GemTastical said:
Joe's probably sustained serious damage to his liver that's going to need to be looked at..

It's the kidney, not the liver. That's why he's peeing blood.
May 21, 1:58 PM

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I could have lived without the final cruel twist of fate.

However, I can understand Mikio Shirato. He, too, has something to prove, despite his questionable methods.

On another note, Joe has become a meme.
May 21, 2:36 PM

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i'm glad that finally something interesting happened. i was scared that Joe was just going to win against all the strong opponents through sheer willpower. i still cannot see how he can win against Yuri or Mikio for that matter without any gear. it's painfully obvious how much stronger Yuri is, i'll be upset if Joe wins because he gets a stereotypical last burst of energy and power through against Yuri and win
May 21, 5:36 PM

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I guess this was a great episode for a great series. Its taking express train to be a great anime or a great train wreck (hopefully not).
I mean, i guess this anime tried not to bore us by simply doing what everyone else is doing by milking lots of character, or an in-deep lore and world building and focused on two points: raw fights and great narrative.
I got really excited that the director took this episode to shake people off. He is an underdog, and he must suffer to get to the point of redeem, and this is great!
I also noted that this episode fights felt a little bit off, i guess the animation team are focusing more in the important stuff than unlimited bud$$get on everything. but it keeps it presence up. I'm loving it.
Also, this is anime in roots, feels good man! Maybe a little too edgy? well, i just dig the awesome soundtrack that fits pretty well.
May 22, 7:02 AM

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Sheesh! I really thought Joe would fight even with the threats made by Mikio! How he will enter in megalonia now? =/
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May 23, 12:46 AM
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apply some twist for better cliffhanger
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May 23, 12:28 PM

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I honestly expected Joe to spring back up before the gates closed. I was surprised and honestly intrigued for the next episode when nothing of the sort happened.

It's left me wondering how everything's going to turn out for him, and what'll become of his Megalonia dream.
May 26, 10:07 PM

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Well, that's that. Show's over.
May 27, 7:29 AM

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Talk about a plot twist! I wonder what happened between the Shirato siblings, and why Yukiko bets so hard on Joe.

The music has gotten better too, nice.
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Aug 8, 10:37 PM

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That was a great buildup, but what a shameful ending :/ really do wonder what they'll do next though.
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