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Jul 10, 2013 1:10 AM

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This one of the strongest bonds of friendship I've seen in any kind of series, An-chan's values made a really big impact on everyone including me, I cried several times through out the entire show but mainly the first cour. I wanted to see Mario pairing with the girl he saved at the end, but it was a satisfactory ending anyway. Amazing anime with the historical elements spot on 9.2/10
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Jul 12, 2013 10:53 AM

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In what chapter continues?
Jul 13, 2013 5:15 PM
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Why are the new chapters are not translated? Is it discontinued for translation?
Jul 14, 2013 4:30 PM
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i wonder which volume in the manga did the anime stop? would like to continue reading from the manga. thanks
Jul 15, 2013 1:38 PM
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Who would have thought that an anime drama about several men could be so good yet doesn't feel gay at all.
Jul 15, 2013 7:20 PM

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After being on episode 25 for the last 2 months and holding on to this show dearly, it was about time I watched the conclusion.

What a journey... and what a befitting ending. (Standing applause).

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Jul 19, 2013 9:58 AM

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What a great anime
Will never have friends like that irl.
Jul 22, 2013 12:31 PM

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oeeehh ended
Jul 30, 2013 7:57 PM

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First half was amazing, but sadly after that it just began to go under bit by bit. Slightly disappointed as I expected more from when they were going to finally be released, but it just turned into more forced dramatic events. That being said, it had its good moments, but just not as great as the first half was.
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Aug 11, 2013 7:24 PM

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Aug 12, 2013 12:16 PM
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Great that Mario's surgery was a success, even though it's not really a surprise :) I also like how he meets Sakuragi's mother, and then not letting those shoes go to waste. Mario's dream is that everyone's dream will come true, and I like how he's fulfilling Sakuragi's dream, but he's also enjoying it as well. That ending when Mario was boxing with Sakuragi...;__; so heartwarming. It was a beautiful way to end the anime, though I wish they could've animated the whole manga, which I will read because I want to know what happens to everyone and how it really ends. I enjoyed watching this anime and I like the themes it had, despite some of the cliche execution like having character arcs. But it didn't lessen my enjoyment at all. I will miss these seeing these characters ><
Aug 21, 2013 2:26 AM

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10/10. Perfect.

After reading the manga, I should say I wasn't disappointed. Not a bit.
Great show. Amazing characters. Awesome music.
I won't mind rewatching it :3 <3
Aug 28, 2013 7:55 AM
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One of the best animes to date
Nov 24, 2013 10:46 AM

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I would have given this a 9 if there wasn't a baremoto arc.

Dec 21, 2013 12:43 AM

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Such a great ending to such a great anime! I can't believe I put off finishing this; it may have lost the intensity it had during the first half, but it was still amazing.

10 for the first half, 8 for the second half since there wasn't a Solider arc (although he seemed like he wasn't having any trouble which is probably why) and the sometimes chessy drama, for an average of 9/10 :D
Dec 27, 2013 11:15 PM
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That was beautiful. Mario's wish for everyone else's dreams to come true, since sakuragi died and couldnt become the world champion, mario took it upon himself to fulfill that dream. Perfect way to end this anime.
Jan 26, 2014 12:38 AM

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Good anime overall but the beginning was definitely more entertaining than the later episodes. I really enjoyed the dark mood and struggle for survival in the first episodes but after they escaped it just wasn't as exciting to watch. Still the characters were pretty interesting and I would watch a S2 if they ever made one. Most likely gonna have to check out the manga.

Jan 26, 2014 4:29 PM

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A very good series overal, loved most of the main characters, good music and animation. Plot was bit cheesy at some times but all is forgiven.

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Feb 13, 2014 3:52 PM

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If someone ever asks me to rate this, I'll tell them to eat their fist. I honestly have no idea what to tell somebody who asks me if I liked this series. I couldn't stand the cheese at times, I mean how much of it can you cramp into a 24min episode? Turns out, so very much. And yet I watched it to the end after like three years, so it had to have something good about it.
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Feb 14, 2014 2:22 PM

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Episodes 1 - 12 were a 9.5/10 - gritty, emotional, intense, exciting.

The second half is kinda hard to rate, because it was so inconsistent. There were some episodes that were really good and emotional story but others that were way too cliche to be taken seriously.

However, Turtle's arc was very good as was this last episode. Satisfying conclusion.

So despite not including an arc for Soldier (they could have at least done a one episode arc for him instead of the re-cap in episode 13) and the cheesy stuff early in the 2nd half, I liked it very much.

Since I can't put 8.5 I give it a "generous" 9/10.
Mar 3, 2014 10:14 PM
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9/10 the story is really great, episode 12 made me manly tears, so intense, i wish AN-chan lived till the very end ;_;, This is the true meaning of brotherhood and bro love, the bromance this day is no where near RAINBOW

Hope they included Cabbage story in the anime, it feels like he is left out as well as soldier
Apr 15, 2014 8:36 PM

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As said numerous times by others. Soldier deserved at least 1 episode.... But I loved the whole brotherhood aspect and slight realism when it came to the harshness of reality.. 9/10
Apr 19, 2014 4:24 AM

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I was gonna give it an 8/10, but I liked this finale and this whole series gave me a good feeling overall which seems like it will stay in my memory for a long time... so, 9/10.
Apr 27, 2014 2:03 PM

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Really cool series. and really heartwarming finale, though it could be quite cheesy and unrealistic at times, drama could be quite forced, still, it was a good ride. I almost cried when Mario was talking to Anchan, then he said "My dream? Isn't that obvious? I am going to make your dream come true, Anchan." Just right in the feels! <3

Mario boxing makes me want to watch HnI.
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May 21, 2014 12:42 AM

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Would love to give it a 10 but the eps after An-chan died was not as interesting as the first half but still great enough to hit me right in the feels. The friendship remained solid all throughout the series so 9/10. Would love to have friends like them but i guess it's impossible irl orz
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May 31, 2014 1:05 AM

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What the fuck.. they really did skipped Heitai, and I was so looking forward to it.
Jun 29, 2014 11:51 PM

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Such a beautiful anime. It took me a whole 10hr to finish this anime. It was totally worth it the back stories the sadness and sorrow it jus felt so beautiful as it had its happy ending.

Some things I wished they would've improved on is more screentime for Soldier and Cabbage, really didnt learn much about there past.

Overall 10/10
Jul 3, 2014 9:20 AM
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8/10 very good show
the first 14 episode was the best
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Jul 21, 2014 4:20 PM
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The first 14 episodes were just amazing. Although the remaining epsiodes after Anchan's death was kinda slow at times, I still gave this series a 10/10. This show has great meaning behind it and I simply love the bromance between the characters. Very inspiring too that they continued to have the will to fight on after facing an adverse situation.
Jul 31, 2014 6:07 AM

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Buh... I am just gonna give it a 10 out of 10 and get outta here. One of the best anime series ever created, it was just BEAUTIFUL.
Aug 5, 2014 6:21 AM

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Pretty conclusion to the series.
The first half was better but the second half was alright.
Overall 8/10
Aug 5, 2014 5:45 PM

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Great ending I must say! Really liked these few last episodes and on top of that with this episodes ending it sure was amazing!

At first I was a bit holding back watching this anime with the first episode but marathoning it today sure changed my mind and man was this a great anime! 9/10
Oct 13, 2014 6:28 AM

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Oh man. This is the most BRO-IEST Anime that i've ever seen. If anything I would definitely have this in my top 10 Anime I've seen of all time. I'm so glad i gave this a chance! :') 10/10
Nov 9, 2014 7:05 AM

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That last scene. wow, such a good way to end the anime.

Loved it. 9/10
Nov 28, 2014 8:53 AM

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The series was 9/10 if it had ended after episode 14. Even though the rest of the episodes were very cheesy, it ended off nicely, 8/10 for total series.

Dec 27, 2014 7:34 PM

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Just finished the series today...

I'm giving it 9/10 for the first part (before An-chan dies), everything after that is... a little to cheesy... but it's still nice, proving how their friendship actually last... wrapped the ending nicely, 8/10 I'd say.

I'm going to read the manga now.
Feb 13, 2015 10:33 PM

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Great series overall. I was kinda weirded out by the first half of the show with the Doctor and shit, but in a good way to show how the shows atmosphere. I think the second half was also decent, but I wasn't really fond of the prostitute story—dragged a bit for me too much—while other chars like Soldier didn't get much of a backstory.

Overall, great show. 9/10.
Feb 18, 2015 10:56 PM

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Am I the only one who didn't like the ending? I never really felt like rooting for Mario this episode. I just wanted it to end. Whatever. The series was good anyways.

6.5/10 for this episode.

I'm edging between a 7 and an 8 for this series. I'd say the first half was an 8.5/10 while the second half was a flat 7/10.

Feb 18, 2015 11:00 PM

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DissonantSoul said:
Am I the only one who didn't like the ending? I never really felt like rooting for Mario this episode. I just wanted it to end. Whatever. The series was good anyways.

6.5/10 for this episode.

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Feb 20, 2015 1:17 AM

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This series had a good first half but the 2nd half felt boring.

But still the characters were great and I really did love the art.

I wished there was slightly less narration. I started of liking it but it got somewhat annoying after a while.

Overall 7/10
Feb 26, 2015 3:20 PM

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Great show but it was a bit wishy washy at times.
Mar 18, 2015 9:37 AM

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Overall a really good show. The first half was no doubt better than the second. The second half isn't bad, but it was a bit boring at times.

The last episode was a really nice way to end of the story, with Mario boxing. Kind of reminded me of Hajime No Ippo Rising's last episodes. Although, the lack of Soldier did disappoint me.

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Mar 28, 2015 7:25 PM

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Hetai needed more development :( He sounds like a cool person who I'd definitely be interested in his story.
Overall, I liked this anime very much. I was emotionlly involved and thrilled through most of the episodes. However, it had waaaay too much sexual content (sort of the whole anime is centred around it), it was little disturbing. The story lacked some depth at few episodes and it was quite cliche at others. Also, Mario was like a twin brother to Anchan -physically and intellectually- which was confusing, it was like Mario died but Anchan didn't. Yet, it was still enjoyable.

I am giving it 7/10 and might consider reading the manga since I heard there is lots that the anime didn't cover.

Side note: does this type of friendship exists in real life?
Modified by Hakaya, Mar 28, 2015 7:29 PM
Apr 4, 2015 10:12 PM

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I would've liked a Soldier arc, but I guess the cour system didn't allow enough time. I'm glad they decided to end it on this though. I remember Sakuragi said that he hoped Mario would continue to box before he died. I might check out parts of the manga to see how this ends.
Jun 10, 2015 5:13 AM
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That was a pretty satisfying ending for me, knowing that they are all doing well.
Nice to see Anchan again. That was a nice scene.
Well, this Anime started out really good for me, but kinda lost its dark atmosphere (which I want and expected), but still, a nice watch. This show was inspiring. Bros forever.
I will probably read the Manga someday. Thank you~

ToG25thBaam said:
Really cool series. and really heartwarming finale, though it could be quite cheesy and unrealistic at times, drama could be quite forced, still, it was a good ride. I almost cried when Mario was talking to Anchan, then he said "My dream? Isn't that obvious? I am going to make your dream come true, Anchan." Just right in the feels! <3

Mario boxing makes me want to watch HnI.

Same here.
Jul 22, 2015 5:26 PM

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Good first part but boring second part. 6/10.
Jul 25, 2015 5:42 PM

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Marathoned this in 2 days :D.
8/10 from me, there are a few things I really hated(like that Setsuko conclusion............), forced drama at some places(in my opinion) etc etc.
Huge plus for that narrator & the music(opening is amazing).
Edit:Holy shit, I just saw manga has 235 chapters, does story goes any further then the anime?
Aug 12, 2015 3:59 AM
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Really good! 8/10.
Aug 21, 2015 11:44 AM
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I wish , the plot was a bit different for BRO .
What if everyone thought , he was dead .
But then , he returns , and is re united with Setsuko who waits for him .
And I disliked the thing between Mario and Setsuko , maybe because I love sakuragi so much .
Sep 5, 2015 8:06 PM

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This sucked. Bro must be spinning in his grave.
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