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May 24, 9:53 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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It sucks that Joe got screwed. He got threatened by the past and it's BS.

Meanwhile, there's also Fujimaki who I'm interested in knowing more about, especially his intentions. Joe still has a determined look on his face but it's just sad that his previous match had to go that way.

As for the ongoing championship match, I love how Joe rode his motorcycle like a badass and went to there himself.
 
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May 24, 11:53 AM

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finally time to get joe back in the ring and take down mikio. the whole episode was just really good build up to the rematch announcement, I almost thought it was all over.
 
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Lol, so Mikio was just bluffing,what a scammer.

Great to see that Joe is back in the game,can't wait for him to rip Mikio apart.
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May 24, 11:55 AM
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That was really great. Joe looked fucking badass near the end with his bike. Really excited to see the real match been Shirato and Joe.
 
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May 24, 11:59 AM
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Nice build up! Joe also seems to have gotten enough time to recover his injuries (as made clearly notable issue last episode). Excited for the next episode!!
 
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May 24, 12:02 PM

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Damn Mikio is truly a snake, he was just a scammer. I feel bad for Joe.

The background to know more about Mikio was decisive for the future. He is scared of Joe, that was unexpected. When everyone had no hope, Joe appears in the badass mode with the motorcycle.

It was expected that the fight would happen again, but the way they did it was good. Can't wait for the rematch.
 
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May 24, 12:06 PM

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Joe got half of the card, the shirato guy got the other one. I expect both of those guys to be glued together so they can fight with half of their body.
 
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May 24, 12:08 PM

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I love how Nanbu is not giving up on Joe. So Mikio was just bluffing and Nanbu fell for it, Mikio is such a douchebag. Joe riding in like that was great. Looking forward for the rematch.
 
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May 24, 12:18 PM

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Hah! Get rekt Mikio.

I'm kinda worried about the shot where it was shown that Mikio's AI gear was upgrading. He may be able to pick up human movement as well now.
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May 24, 12:20 PM

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That was a close call Joe's recklessness rescued them.
So three matches left I think they will do a great job with 5 episodes.
 
May 24, 12:22 PM

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I was really hyped for this show at first but idk why but the past few episodes were just not for me.
 
May 24, 12:45 PM

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Mikio's plan was screwed.
 
May 24, 12:48 PM
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xShinigami3125 said:
I was really hyped for this show at first but idk why but the past few episodes were just not for me.


Weird, I think the quality was consistent.
 
May 24, 12:48 PM

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Hatsuyuki said:
xShinigami3125 said:
I was really hyped for this show at first but idk why but the past few episodes were just not for me.


Weird, I think the quality was consistent.

It's not the quality I am just not all that interested anymore not sure why tho
 
May 24, 1:02 PM
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this show is unpredictable, I would compare this show to PingPong The Animation imo, they don't really dive into the sports instead they focus more on the characters ~
 
May 24, 1:10 PM

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Wow Nanbu got duped and caused Joe to throw the fight unnecessarily and then he messed up again when trying to negotiate with the women. He basically caused Joe all the problems without really thinking it through. Guess it all works out in the end though.
 
May 24, 2:08 PM

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I was on the edge of my seat for most of the episode!

It was a bluff, Mikio had no reason to not expose Joe from the start, he just didn't have any evidence so he did that in order to win by default. Even though his pride blinds him to point of not taking Joe seriously, fighting a gearless oponent would render the edge provided by his gear useless, and he really doesn't want to take any chances.

I had goosebumps when Joe risked it all getting on that stage to plead for a rematch! I'm glad to see that Shirato Yukiko has respect for the tournament she organized, Yuuri's words made an impression on her and being "genuine" was something she couldn't ignore so she decided to give Joe one more chance, it was so good!
 
May 24, 2:11 PM

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megalobox what is u doing

i can't wait a week!!! daaaamn
 
May 24, 2:26 PM

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so a build-up episode, eh? i can stand behind that. and that suspense tune at the end. man, the ost in this show is fucking great
 
May 24, 2:27 PM

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The buildup was soo good. And the OST made it even better <3

It looked like the engineer knew Sachio?
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May 24, 2:47 PM
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Holy crap that was amazing I need a moment to let it all sink in but I don't want to wait another week
 
May 24, 3:22 PM
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I already loved this OST, but this episode confirmed it even more.
Nanbu messed up a few times, but its interesting to see how he is actually growing to be attached to Joe, despite what he says.

and Joe looked so badass at that ending, i love the design for his bike! It'll be interesting to see where it goes from here, there is so much suspense! i dont think this will be like any of ther other fights, even Aragaki's

The name Pepe Iglasias still makes me laugh, and his gear looks so call, cant wait to see more of him (hopefully)

Yuri's wolf-dog is really cute to, even he hates the scamming bastard Mikio (then again, is Nanbu much better? /s)
 
May 24, 3:28 PM

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This is what I call a good episode, good pressure escalation, several twists, great directing in the end with the announcement of the rematch between Mikio and Joe, I am really very satisfied with the episode of this week. In addition, Joe finally takes control of things in place of Nanbu, I hope it will continue like this ! Not much more to say, everything is in the episode ; Finally Mikio had a good reason not to fight Joe : his Gear is ineffective against a gearless fighter like Joe ^^ The question I ask myself now is whether Mikio will still manage to resist to Joe ? I don't think that way but Mikio seems determined so maybe he keeps some trumps with him, I can't wait to see what will happens !
 
May 24, 4:17 PM

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Joe gon whip some ai ass the next ep, can't wait!
 
May 24, 5:07 PM

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Oh man, not that one week waiting again ...
I wanna see the next eps asap :( damn this cliffhanger ......
 
May 24, 5:35 PM

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Another great episode.
 
May 24, 5:42 PM

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Excited to see them fight, but I wanted Joe to punch AI guy while riding his bike, that would've been cool.
 
May 24, 6:25 PM

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I hope just hope mikio is not all talk and joe is not overconfident
 
May 24, 6:28 PM
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This. This is how you do awesome buildup. I was completely stunned by the end of the last episode, and this one did an amazing job of picking right back up and making things even more exciting, interesting, and even realistic. GO JOE!!
 
May 24, 6:40 PM
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New Best Girl can't deny it.

 
May 24, 7:11 PM

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i had fears about this series that episodes like these would suffer from the slow pacing Episode 5 did, but the past 3 episodes have proven me wrong. i'm head over heels for it.
 
May 24, 8:08 PM
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AniPrograms said:
New Best Girl can't deny it.



she's gorgeous! <3
 
May 24, 9:27 PM
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Ok episode. At least Joe gets a proper match now.
 
May 24, 9:30 PM
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Man I just can't wait for the next episode. Hoping to see some gorgeous animation and a crazy ass fight.
3/5 - Story is fine but predictable. Makes up in the energy and hype though.
 
May 24, 10:43 PM
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great Joe still have a chance to fight in Megalonia
 
May 25, 12:17 AM

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NOT DEAD YET.. why does this always show up at the endings??...hmmmm it might be a hint on something happening to joe on the future??..hmmm 🤔🤔
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NOT DEAD YET.. why does this always show up at the endings??...hmmmm it might be a hint on something happening to joe on the future??..hmmm 🤔🤔


Take relax. In my opinion it's just some kinds of reference with some abstract symbol (I guess I'm not doing spoiler) of the original manga, which doesn't have any direct connection with the plot of this Anime. And as you can see, every episodes follows a title with the word "Dead" too.
 
May 25, 3:53 AM
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Ohh yeah!!! Finally Mikio and Joe will have the rematch for the Final One... cant wait for this one... 💪💪💪
 
May 25, 7:12 AM

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It seemed as if the Shirato brother was busy upgrading his gear or its AI to a new version, taking our gearless hero's performance into account, no doubt. Although Joe definitely secured a chance to succeed, he is definitely not of out of the woods yet.

Mikio's face after his sister's announcement was priceless. Trickery only takes one that far. Now Mikio has to prove whether he lives up to his own idea of a genuine fighter or not.

On a related note, Yukiko Shirato looked absolutely stunning in the midnight blue dress.
 
May 25, 7:19 AM

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Glad to see that Mikio and Joe will now have an official match. Nice to joe had to settle things his own way, as it's shows he want to settle the score with Mikio. Glad to see that even Yukiko stood up for Joe, sayign that a fighter shoudl run the rights to fight in the tournament. I am quite curious how the fight goes, now knowing Mikko fears Joe due he fights without a gear. I got a strange feeling that Mikko is probably going to be very dirty in this match. Overall good episode
 
May 25, 7:20 AM
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AniPrograms said:
New Best Girl can't deny it.

OF COURSE! YESYESYES
 
May 25, 7:24 AM
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SUCK ON THAT YOU ARROGANT PIECE OF CRAP! THE TEAM WITHOUT ADRESS DON'T GIVE UP!!!!!!!
 
May 25, 8:48 AM

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All I'm getting is chills down my spine. BOI THIS BOUT TO BE LIT
 
May 25, 11:34 AM

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HHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM THIS IS FREAKING HYPE!

lysisos said:
ThreadFazer said:
NOT DEAD YET.. why does this always show up at the endings??...hmmmm it might be a hint on something happening to joe on the future??..hmmm 🤔🤔


Take relax. In my opinion it's just some kinds of reference with some abstract symbol (I guess I'm not doing spoiler) of the original manga, which doesn't have any direct connection with the plot of this Anime. And as you can see, every episodes follows a title with the word "Dead" too.


Ah, I was thinking it was more along the lines of just "Not Done Yet". They basically dead if they fail and looking at the world they live in, it kind of just works.
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May 25, 12:32 PM
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I love how this show fleshes out it's characters.

I still hate Mikio but I kinda understand his motivations.

Joe riding in on his motorcycle was badass.
 
May 25, 6:56 PM
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Good build up episode & aah I just love the OST!

Joe is such a badass! Glad that he didn't give up & demanded a rematch.

It's just as Yuri said, "If an animal does sink its teeth into you, it won't let go"

I'm so Looking forward to the next match!

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Hopefully Joe will get a gear after his fight (and obviously win) with Mikio. I'm not buying he can beat Yuri without a gear.
 
May 26, 2:41 AM

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No action but still an insane episode.. The soundtrack with Joe's entrance was freaking incredible!
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May 26, 6:35 AM
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The soundtrack with Joe's entrance was freaking incredible!

so true!! the ost has been really cool
 
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masakidanggo said:
AniPrograms said:
New Best Girl can't deny it.



she's gorgeous! <3


And with that dress? Damn, she looks good.
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