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Nov 21, 9:21 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, we got the continuation of the big match.

Toma and Misa pretty much had to use everything in their sleeves to up against those aces. I'm impressed by Toma and Misa being able to keep up with the momentum. What an episode, probably the most intense one yet in terms of gameplay.

 
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Nov 21, 10:24 AM

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That was quite an exciting showdown. I was starting to think we might actually win this thing, but Arashi pulled through. I admire his determination.

The insert song felt pretty nice and fitting.
The second half went a bit SoL, but felt nice.
 
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Nov 21, 10:51 AM

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After the effort they really deserved a barbecue.
Maki's story with cockroaches is both sad and so funny xD
 
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Nov 21, 10:56 AM

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That was an intense game. It's a shame Maki and Toma lost. It was a close one.

The second was quite nice with the barbeque. Love their victory dance.

 
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Nov 21, 11:09 AM
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Taking advantage of the other team was great. The bruises on the back were horrible Somone should pay for that. The cockroach story was funny.
 
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Nov 21, 11:32 AM

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Hey, this was pretty good. I wish the show didn't look so weird in the second half, there were so many uncanny moments.

We got a major hint of Mitsue's issues, but we are 7 episodes in, at this point that ship is sailed. I do not look forward the writer dumping her backstory all over the plot out of nowhere in the next episode or so.
 
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What was up with istuki's back? have i forgotten something or has this yet to be mentioned?
 
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What was up with istuki's back? have i forgotten something or has this yet to be mentioned?

Did you accidentally skip... a whole episode lol?
 
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Nevermind I just forgot the whole thing with his parents
 
Nov 21, 12:12 PM

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I can't believe this series is going to be only 12 episodes and that we're more than half way through it already, I'm enjoying it so much! I enjoyed watching this episode, and also how the characters are getting closer.

Also, I'm not sure why, but I'm finding Mitsue's character annoying.
 
Nov 21, 12:43 PM
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they are hinting so hard at toma's personal issues
i guess we'll only know in the last 4 eps

arashi eating bbq with the others was hilarious xD (except for loner toma)
great sakuga during the match
the way it ended was well done. dont u hate that feel when the ball right in the middle xD
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Nov 21, 12:56 PM

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This episode was amazing and there were some really great animation during the final game. I like the rival Ouji and nice seeing him getting friendly at the barbecue with the team.
 
Nov 21, 12:59 PM
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I wonder whose parent complained
 
Nov 21, 1:00 PM

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Awh. This episode was nice. It was funny sometimes. Just 5 episodes left... I need more!

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I love that they sprinkle little bits of fujoshi bait in every episode. #thelittlethingsmatter

 
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Great episode, one of my favourites so far. So nice to have the rival Ouji join them for the BBQ and bond. It was nice finally having some fun times with the team.

Yeah, it's weird a parent complained. It could possibly be Touma's? IDK.

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Also, I'm not sure why, but I'm finding Mitsue's character annoying.
Same. She shouldn't be there. I wish we can just get a soft girl who cheers them on instead of an unappealing tsundere.

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Toma and Misa pretty much had to use everything in their sleeves to up against those aces. I'm impressed by Toma and Misa being able to keep up with the momentum. What an episode, probably the most intense one yet in terms of gameplay.
Who's Misa? LOL

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A gourgeous, tense and exciting episode. Everything seemed on point.
I wonder who complained, why (I don't find it outdated) but it's really understandable, it's just kids. I hope we get a badass coach or even Toma's brother.
 
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Jin_uzuki said:
babblejet said:
What was up with istuki's back? have i forgotten something or has this yet to be mentioned?

Did you accidentally skip... a whole episode lol?

Wait wait... I thought touma was the one with burns on his back?? what was the deal with itsuki??
 
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Man I really love the whole once rivals now friends things sports anime do (when it's done right at least), very nice. Feel bad for Toma though, can understand that feeling

Mitsue is kinda so so right now. I like the little things like how she kept denying cheering for the 2 and then ending up fully cheering for them, but god there's a limit to how much tsundere one can be


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What was up with istuki's back? have i forgotten something or has this yet to be mentioned?

he got 420 rkd by his mom I think or something (I think she spilled boiling water all over his back)

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Jin_uzuki said:

Did you accidentally skip... a whole episode lol?

Wait wait... I thought touma was the one with burns on his back?? what was the deal with itsuki??

I think you're mistaking it cause they both got mommy issues. Toma is the one where the mother hates him for some unexplained reason and loves his brother
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Oji is actually a pretty chill guy. Enjoyed those moments where he get along with everyone.
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Okay that was a great match with Toma and Maki pair, I enjoyed it. Glad to know Oji from the enemy team more, and it is good to see him hanging out with the team. Still wondering how Toma will be changed from sad person to a happy person. The cockroach one was funny.
 
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Ahh, here I thought we got good and heartwarming episode without any drama, but they always manage to sneak some in with after credits scenes.

Also I still watch the ending every single time, I just love the dancing.
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Toma should be cautious. Otherwise the "rich boy" will buy Maki soon. :'D
 
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What's with all the Mitsue hate..

She's the only recurring character that gives counterbalance when the boys get extra perky (which is like all the time lately).

 
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Short_Circut said:

youcansmileagain said:

Wait wait... I thought touma was the one with burns on his back?? what was the deal with itsuki??

I think you're mistaking it cause they both got mommy issues. Toma is the one where the mother hates him for some unexplained reason and loves his brother


ohh ok tysm, i think i got confused cuz i was watching someone's reaction and they kept saying it was touma who got the water poured on him or smth
 
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Ouji was a jerk at first, so much that I felt for Sunaga. But Maki, and Touma drove them against the wall with that exciting match, which felt like it would go on forever for a moment. And this made him rely more on Sunaga as a partner, if only by the end of it. I loved that Mitsue told them to not be excited while being excited herself too. xD Oh, and Itsuki feels comfortable enough to change in front of Maki now, showing his burn scars. That was nice too, especially how Maki didn't make a big deal out of it like the others almost did.

And the barbecue was great! Maki really is a good boy despite what he has to go through. The others were, understandably, on their guards when Ouji showed up, but Maki accepted him there from the start, and it was wholesome. I mean, I felt for Touma, unable to mingle in, but at least Yuuta was there for him. He didn't know what to say, but he remained by his side, and it was nice. Now, I wonder who complained about the barbecue, I mean, about the "practice on Sunday." Maybe a parent from one of the boys whose family we don't know yet.
 
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I super love this episode! Very well executed. And who would've thought that the red-head kid was a nice guy after all?
 
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And who would've thought that the red-head kid was a nice guy after all?


I sorta knew the moment he strutted towards the boys in his pink shoes..

 
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This episode match is fire. The animation is so top notch, and the dynamic surpass last episode by quite abit. I don't expect to get this pump with score this close in a drama series like this, and I feel like I'm really watching Hyakku in the first half of episode.
Also super surprise we got another soothing slice of life for the WHOLE episode with nothing going wrong yet, and they finally become really close friends.

But with all due respect, we all know what's coming. We got double the sweet from last 2, now we're going back to double the suffer to compensate.

I'm a little worry about the episode count though since they dedicated 2 episodes purely for match and sol (not a bad thing but we only got 12 episodes mind you), and now we only have 5 episodes left to address all the plot/ characters' struggle in the remaining few episodes. (With this little screen time left, I doubt we'd get any backstory or family background from Tsubasa and Taiyo, which is kinda sad. I'm actually quite rooting for them)
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I love that they sprinkle little bits of fujoshi bait in every episode. #thelittlethingsmatter


Yeah that's a TOTAL MOOD! XD
 
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Stars Align passes the halfway mark with yet another fantastic episode! Maki and Touma do everything they can to win the match, but unfortunately it's not enough. Even so, it was a fun match, and that's all that matters. It's a good display of character development when Maki realizes he's genuinely enjoying soft tennis for its own sake, rather than just treating it as a means to an end. It's also fun to see the boys befriend Arashi from a rival school. When he's not competing, Arashi is actually a friendly guy and the show did a good job at displaying the bonds of friendship between the boys. Stars Align is one of the finest shows of the season and I can't wait to see what happens next.
 
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Stars Align passes the halfway mark with yet another fantastic episode! Maki and Touma do everything they can to win the match, but unfortunately it's not enough. Even so, it was a fun match, and that's all that matters. It's a good display of character development when Maki realizes he's genuinely enjoying soft tennis for its own sake, rather than just treating it as a means to an end. It's also fun to see the boys befriend Arashi from a rival school. When he's not competing, Arashi is actually a friendly guy and the show did a good job at displaying the bonds of friendship between the boys. Stars Align is one of the finest shows of the season and I can't wait to see what happens next.


Alot of shit will go wrong next :P
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this_shit_again said:
I love that they sprinkle little bits of fujoshi bait in every episode. #thelittlethingsmatter


Yeah that's a TOTAL MOOD! XD


Yeah I think when Toma and Maki talked about strategy, their faces are getting WAYYY TOOO CLOSE , and I love it :P


 
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di_ana906 said:


Yeah that's a TOTAL MOOD! XD


Yeah I think when Toma and Maki talked about strategy, their faces are getting WAYYY TOOO CLOSE , and I love it :P


As a fujoshi it can't be helped but just loving and secretly fangirling over these kind of scenes
 
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Yet another episode that's an absolute joy to watch.

MITSUE'S PRACTICAL OPENING SENTENCE about how working hard rarely pays off in this world. The match drags on, but in there Ouji actually learns of his mistakes and is able to grow, and then both sides actually appreciate what an actual battle it's become. The way Itsuki doesn't mind changing around the others anymore, the way nobody says anything about his injury because they know he doesn't like talking about it. Their teacher actually being such a nice guy and caring about their wellbeing. Tsubasa's silly tilted cap because he's the tough cool guy, and Yuuta's salmon pink pants, Makimaki, Mitsue showing up out of nowhere and then having her own personal issues surface. Then Ouji's appearance, who doesn't only find his way into the group very easily (fellow idiots indeed xD), but turns out to be a total dork, at least when it comes to food. Even Kamuy is an all-around joy, despite how minor she is. Then Toma's issue with being around other people, which he can overcome very easily in his official captain status though, when he's called in for the dance. (Seriously, the barbecue didn't even last a whole 10 minutes and it was packed with good stuff.) The post-ED scene in the office, which once again looks very busy with all the little clutter and details.

I really hope we get a second season.


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I love that they sprinkle little bits of fujoshi bait in every episode. #thelittlethingsmatter

As a fudanshi, I also have to agree with this. I especially love how actually subtle it is, not everything shoved in our face, just very tiny and/or indirect details - it's there, but it feels organic, integral parts of whatever's going on. I think it's a lot more elegant, just how it should be done.
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Maki and Shinjo were really lit there, I'm proud of them considering it was their first time in a pair up match. But mostly I was impressed by Maki, whom by the way was his first time playing in an official match. Mind you, the guy has no sporting background except that funny cockroach story, and that makes him more talented and incredible than anyone there.

Hope this can be extended, so we can have more matches. I'm so eagerly waiting for the tournament right now.
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When it came to the critical scene of the last net play, both tennis net and soft tennis ball lost elasticity and became extra-hard. Isn't there any art check to prevent such a mistake in the production team? They may be short of time or money or something.
 
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Great episode.

Loved the remained of the Maki Touma vs Oji game. Insert song was good.

Oji is actually a pretty nice guy and I loved the second half where he got on with the rest of the team at the BBQ.
It was nice that they gave Touma's character a little more spotlight with how he's unable to have fun with everyone else.
 
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The match was actually intense! Also: I'm glad it didn't take up the whole episode.

Mitsue is becoming Yuuta's source of entertainment. lol.

I like how Yuuta pays attention to his surroundings, and is good at noticing lonely people.

Touma's messed up nature is being foreshadowed again.

I hope Maki's story about the cockroach is true. It would make me kind of uncomfortable if his athletic abilities came from being abused.

Oh god, Itsuki's back is in a terrible condition! But I like that he has now embraced it as a part of himself.

I had already liked Ouji Arashi last episode because he didn't act like the villain while they had their match, and instead he found humour during it. Now, I like him even more.

The post-credits scene makes me worry!
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What's with all the Mitsue hate..

She's the only recurring character that gives counterbalance when the boys get extra perky (which is like all the time lately).

Two reasons.

One, it's her attitude that sets most people off. Mitsue just seems to be there because she's got nothing better to do and she strikes me as one of those people who just lives for the moment. Like she was expecting Maki and Touma to lose badly so she could sit there and laugh about it but came away disappointed. Maybe her backstory might give us some closure on her character but it's a bit too late for that now that we're in the second half of this series.

The second reason is that in terms of plot she's practically served no purpose to the story. She's just there because the writer put her there. It's the second half of the series and we've been given no reason to care about her. Again, maybe her backstory might change but at this point I'm not sure if it's going to do much for her character.
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This show is turning out to be one of my top 3 shows of the season. The camera work/ angles gave the game an exciting and intense feel to the match. One of the only shows where I will sit thru the end credits, love the music and dance sequences.
 
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I actually like mitsue's shitty attitude, but it is true that she doesn't have any plot relevance (so far), she's just... there.
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That was super wholesome, but fuck off with that after credits bit.
 
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This show is so good and nobody’s talking about it
 
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I'm pretty much only watching this show for Mitsue. I find it hilarious that she's just a 24/7 stalker, even freeloading on their bbq. She deserves a spinoff anime just about her...although I guess Watamote season 2 should happen first.
 
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Man, that was one hell of a tense match. I'm quite proud of both Maki and Toma.

Great episode this week. The animation during the first half was above decent and the insert song used (the OP theme, I think) was quite fitting as well.

As for the second half, it was nice to see that Arashi wasn't portrayed as your stereotypical "bad for the sake of being bad" kind of character. He's actually quite friendly. Really liked watching him and his antics with the rest during the BBQ.

Overall, I really liked seeing the team having some nice bonding time during these last two episodes but now, let's see what the story has for us since the atmosphere has been quite lighthearted lately.

P.S.: Lol, what's with this sudden Maki x Toma ship fever? Yuuta is the only character confirmed to be gay and has "canon" feelings for Toma yet people still ship the main duo together xD

But now seriously, why ignoring my precious son like this? :/
 
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A good end for the match, at some point I didn't knew who to support, both teams gave all they had. I kinda expected that Arashi kid to be someone you want to get his ass kicked but nope, I mean in a game he can be annoying but other than that he looks like a good guy, really want to see him soon. One thing I didn't expect was the sensei being another 'broken' member of the club. That last scene... I don't know who the complainer may be, but my finger it's pointing at a disgraceful bastard.
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I'm happy watching those guys having funs. But realized that more sad episodes are coming.
 
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P.S.: Lol, what's with this sudden Maki x Toma ship fever? Yuuta is the only character confirmed to be gay and has "canon" feelings for Toma yet people still ship the main duo together xD


Like, you don't see it.. for real?

It was obvious since the first episode. Hell, it was obvious since the first PV.

 
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Very good episode, that match was exciting
They deserved to enjoy a barbecue to celebrate
Why did parents complain this is the best sports club ever

 
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