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Jun 1, 2010 3:14 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Great episode overall.

Suppon meets Setsuko for help and she refers the boys to an old house in a remote place. Setsuko comes back with emergency medication and food for the boys and starts to look after An-chan.

Ishihara goes berserk and decides to kill Baremto, Heitei and Cabbage using the same water torture method.

An-chan begs the boys to return to Shonan Disciplinary School to save the other three. The boys hold a rock paper scissor and decides who to go. Joe goes to save his buddies and pulls the best act since strangling Sasaki (wow and was in the last episode as well). He gets himself caught and meets Sasaki and Ishihara. And becomes all bossy and claiming that if anything is to happen to the three, everyone will get to know what actually happened to Hagino and that Sakuragi still holds the letter that Hagino left him before dying which clearly states who were behind his death.

Days have passed and Sakuragi is passed his release date, even if they are caught, they won't be able to keep Sakuragi in Shonan, so practically he is safe.

Setsuko on the other hand, keeps on looking after An-chan and the boys and keeps bringing them food and all. Mario and Suppon decide to relieve Setsuko from all the hardship and go out to look for jobs. And Suppon manages to find a beautiful middle aged woman looking for someone to face in a boxing match.

Suppon makes up stories about Mario and gets him into the ring, apparently a boxing competition held between American soldiers and Japanese civilians. And just when you think here comes the money, Mario gets beaten to his last seconds of life, even the referee overlooking it intentionally, but comes to rescue the same woman who hires Mario throwing her shoe at the opponent.

Suppon and Mario, dejected and demoralized sit outside the American base, and thats when the female version of GAR a.k.a the middle aged woman appears and gives them some gutsy words. Apparently, she goes by the name 'Lilly' and is in your Character List in MAL page. :P

Thats all folks. Next episode is 'Vengeance' and An-chan will be there to bring the boxer out of Mario.
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Jun 1, 2010 6:27 PM

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Its great to see the episode subbed so early... Funimation is finally making some progress.

Anyway, this episode was a nice change of scenery, the detention center or w/e was starting to get old. I wonder how long it will be until they get caught or go back (if they do)...
 
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Jun 1, 2010 6:43 PM

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llamaben said:
Its great to see the episode subbed so early... Funimation is finally making some progress.


Only for viewers from USA though. Mind that.
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Jun 1, 2010 6:52 PM

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shanimebib said:
llamaben said:
Its great to see the episode subbed so early... Funimation is finally making some progress.


Only for viewers from USA though. Mind that.
I'm not even in the USA... Not hard to get around that. Plus, theres already rips out.
 
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Jun 1, 2010 9:28 PM

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Good episode! =] As llamaben said, I also like the change of scenery. And Joe is getting pretty cool these days~
 
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Jun 1, 2010 11:28 PM

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llamaben said:
shanimebib said:
llamaben said:
Its great to see the episode subbed so early... Funimation is finally making some progress.


Only for viewers from USA though. Mind that.
I'm not even in the USA... Not hard to get around that. Plus, theres already rips out.


I would rather watch [RAW] with very limited Japanese knowledge than watch it in stream and questionable subs :P

thanks for the heads up though :)
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Jun 2, 2010 7:39 AM
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What? 9 subbed?
I can't even find the subs for episode 8
 
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Jun 2, 2010 10:54 AM

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I loved it, especially when Joe went back to Shonan to save the others.
Setsuko is so nice, I hope she keeps showing up~~
 
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Jun 2, 2010 7:59 PM

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Gahh:( I really need to watch this episode.!
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Jun 3, 2010 1:22 AM
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ah i love this anime sooooooooo much!!
 
Jun 3, 2010 5:28 AM

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wth? 9 out before 8? Sucks...
 
Jun 3, 2010 5:36 AM

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wth? 9 out before 8? Sucks...
8 is out subbed aswell.
 
Jun 3, 2010 7:36 AM
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I am watching Dongs sub,
The sub only last for 50 second while the rest are raw........

Even Mario has a permanent injured hand,but I hope he will not give up his dream.I hope he will go to tournament again and be the best boxer that the crowd has ever seen ^^

i think I fell in love with the Narrator ^^
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Jun 3, 2010 1:02 PM
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llamaben said:
Jesuvius said:
wth? 9 out before 8? Sucks...
8 is out subbed aswell.
It is? could you send a link with the torrent?
 
Jun 3, 2010 5:52 PM

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Hooray! We're Ashita no Joe now

-But seriously, this was a fine episode. Though as I expected, the match would be those evil Americans beating up the poor helpless Japanese man. Then again, it's not like it could be disputed that things like that did happen there.

-Man it is good to see Ishihara owned. (looks like he's back next episode. Crap)

-Who else is MarioXLilly? :P
 
Jun 14, 2010 9:12 PM

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Funanimation subbed it, sigh, Forstii is sure taking their time.

Anyway, AWESOME episode.Very touching and I was sitting at the edge of my seat. Beautiful. I'm glad the doc/guard got put in their right place, dam scrubs being threatened like that. They really are just all talk.

Can't wait for the next episode.
 
Jun 15, 2010 4:03 AM

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Finnaly found it subbed.
Sasaki and Ishihara learned their lesson for now , lest hope they stay like that for a while .
An-chan's feeling better and his relationship with Setsuko is improving ;).
Great episode.
 
Jun 15, 2010 1:28 PM

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Yay! Everything seems to be good for everyone.. at least for now. Who knows when Ishihara and that doctor will do next. :<

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Jun 15, 2010 2:25 PM
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By very far the best episode of the series. The main difference between this episode and the previous ones is that it was a gray one, powerful, moving and bittersweet at the same time. No biased morals or pseudo-epic developments, it made sense, was very realistic and almost Ashita no Joe-like at the end. The comparison between the reconstructing Japan of the 50's and the prison was made quite clear too, as the characters seem less free now that they have fled and their friends are enjoying an easy life in Shonan. It's precisely to enjoy these kinds of episodes that I wanted to watch the series.

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Jun 16, 2010 10:20 AM

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I mostly agree with Jacut. What I especially like is what Lily told Mario about him not being a real man. Anyone who thinks these kids were real men or 'manly' in the first place were very, very mistaken. This was easily the most mature episode they've aired yet.
 
Jun 18, 2010 3:57 PM

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Great episode!
I really didn't expect Ishihara and the doctor to get defeated yet (if they are).Also loved Joe showing them who's the boss :). But I feel really sorry to whereever Ishihara transfers to. He's gonna rage at his new victims to blow off some steem.
This series started good, then got a bit worse but is now recovering and getting even better. Want to see how this turns out..
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Jun 18, 2010 5:08 PM

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Amazing i want mario to get stronger and win in boxing

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Jun 26, 2010 10:42 AM

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One of the best Dramas I've seen recently, and not only in anime media.
 
Jun 28, 2010 3:51 AM
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Finally they got out! An-chan has the evidence too..glad that they're all safe and Ketsuko helped them.
The boxing match was awful, Mario was murdered..but thanks to Lily for saving them and giving them bucks =]

 
Jul 1, 2010 1:59 PM

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badass and sad also...
awesome ep
 
Jul 3, 2010 5:25 PM
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Setsuko is awesome <3
 
Jul 17, 2010 7:10 AM

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MorningGlory said:


i think I fell in love with the Narrator ^^


Yeah she's good isn't she? ^^

Very good episode with lots of developments. The whole setting of a boxing match was nice. I also enjoy the blackmail. I loled so much with those two idiots faces when Jou got up took a smoke and all that.
Another nice thing is seeing Setsuko and Sakuragi's relationship going good. Hope they end up together.
Can't wait for next episode now that we have other developments too.
 
Jul 22, 2010 10:30 AM

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Haha, Joe was pro here, standing up to those 2.
 
Jul 23, 2010 10:20 AM

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Joe's a fucking badass <33333
 
Jul 28, 2010 6:16 PM

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I can't believe that stupid Lilly thought putting a 16 year old in the ring with a seasoned GI would be OK!!!
Glad to see that Sakuragi is getting better and the perverted Dr. and Ishihara are doing worse!!

Marry me, Joe...<3
 
Sep 4, 2010 7:35 AM

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It was so nice to see that those bastards don't have the upper hand anymore...And the characters start to develop.Great episode!!
 
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I can't believe that stupid Lilly thought putting a 16 year old in the ring with a seasoned GI would be OK!!!
Glad to see that Sakuragi is getting better and the perverted Dr. and Ishihara are doing worse!!

Marry me, Joe...<3


I see you are not faithful to Sakuragi any more..Haha..Just kidding..
 
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My only complaint on this episode was how level the English voice acting was. It was clean, but felt robotic. Otherwise it was a very good episode.
 
Jan 26, 2012 5:36 PM

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Mario got schooled lol. This ep felt like Hajime No Rainbow. Seriously, An-chan IS Takamura's Seiyuu, get him in the ring and let him wreck people lol.

I seriously am glad Gay Doc and Ishiwhatever are gone now. I hope they stay gone for a long time.

Sakuragi's got Setsuko on lock.
 
Feb 18, 2012 7:46 PM

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One of the best episodes I have ever seen.
 
Jun 3, 2012 8:56 AM

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Thats all folks. Next episode is 'Vengeance' and An-chan will be there to bring the boxer out of Mario.


I'll never get why people go out of their way to type the entire summary of an episode, when someone makes a post in an episode thread because THEY JUST SAW THE EPISODE.

Fucking dumb.

Best episode in the series, loved everything that happened, and the loss was a hard lesson for Mario. Couldn't help but sigh but and go "typical American behavior" when they got a kick out of beating the shit out of citizens of a very defeated nation at the time.


 
Jun 3, 2012 11:30 AM

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Dat boxing match, damn Mario had it tough this time around.
 
Jul 9, 2012 1:58 PM

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lol kinda reminded me of a scene from ip man
 
Aug 11, 2012 12:59 AM

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True broship. I got teary eyed watching the scene where they played rock paper scissors to decide who goes back to the prison.
 
Mar 1, 2013 7:25 PM

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LOL Joe was fucking bad-ass.

Anyways, its nice to see different elements in this anime. Romance AND Boxing? I'm cool with that.
 
Apr 3, 2013 10:19 PM

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Lol Joe is awesome. Stop it Joe with dem sexy eyelashes, I can't take it.

Mario learned the difference between fighting and boxing. I like that.
They might have been in a reformatory center but they are still kids.
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Jun 30, 2013 12:27 AM

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Every second of this episode was engaging and entertaining
 
Jul 1, 2013 1:58 AM

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This is getting better and better, it's nice to see a different environment from the penitentiary.
 
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Wow I guess I was too negative last episode :P I didn't think they would get Setsuko to help, and it's convenient that they have a place to stay as well. I'm glad they're able to move on now, and Jou. Fucking badass. Love that guy more and more. His confidence was overwhelming against Sasaki and Ishihara, finally the rest won't have to live under that terrible treatment.
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Mario learned the difference between fighting and boxing. I like that.
They might have been in a reformatory center but they are still kids.

Yeah, Mario and Suppon were too naive to think that they could win the match, but of course that's not bad, it's a good start for them to learn about the world more. I love how Sakuragi doesn't reprimand them but instead tells Mario that they will be training ^^ Lily seems like a cool character too.
 
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Setsuko rocks :D

ISHARA!!! That fucker.... At least he got transferred and blackmailed.

Joe is the bro!

Mario simply wasn't ready especially with that hand.
 
Jan 24, 2014 10:32 PM

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I hope the anime doesn't start to just focus on Mario boxing, this is what I have Hajime no Ippo for dammit!
 
Apr 14, 2014 12:45 AM

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Jou, holy, he was so cool back there. It's painful to see Mario like that, and the narrator made everything better.
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Aug 5, 2014 11:49 AM

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Another impressive episode, I really wonder what will happen next!
 
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This anime is definitely special, love it. But ishara is looking for them i guess?

I wonder where we go from here, i don't want it to be purely focused on his boxing. I can't wait for the meet up under the tree though, i will cry so ahrd i know it.
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