Mean Score: 7.43
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May 24, 6:56 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season - Kanketsu-hen
May 16, 10:58 AM
Watching 1/2 · Scored -
May 16, 10:57 AM
Completed 12/12 · Scored 7
Mean Score: 7.44
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Hajime no Ippo
Jun 23, 2022 8:42 PM
Reading 1385/? · Scored 10
Diamond no Ace Act II
Nov 27, 2021 3:31 PM
Reading 270/309 · Scored -
Aug 23, 2021 11:20 AM
Reading 69/? · Scored -
All Comments (44) Comments
Yes you are right. While I don't think Ippo will face those diet issues, it might be a reason he's mentally weaker than opponents like Miyata, or some of his club like Kimura or Takamura. Yet... I may say that Ippo lacks determination, he is nonetheless exceptional, but it is not enough for the world level, I guess.
I personally hope that Takamura will also face some difficulties in his next game. I don't want him to lose, but sometimes I also think he's too invincible and maybe it would be interesting to let him know defeat. It would be brutal for coach Kamogawa but it might also be a way to push Ippo to come back. Anyway, forget about my weird theories, let's see what the author wants to do. :)
Haha the pleasure is all mine. I rarely talk about the last chapters of the manga, because my friends are often not up to date. So very glad to have read your opinions on these topics. :D
I notice that the fanbase is generally more impatient and wants at all costs, that Ippo return to the ring. This is what we all want, but this return should also be convincing. At this point in the manga, it is obvious that we understood that Ippo would return although his previous decision to quit boxing for good seemed irrevocable.
I have to admit that the glaring lack of objectives since the first season ending is something woefully lacking. After the Japan championship belt, I've the impression Ippo didn't want much except to defend his title or challenge Miyata. I would like Ippo to come back as a new man. Not different as we never change completely (and that would be weird), but it's clear that he will have to come back with a goal in mind (world champion?), thus he'll be able to focus on boxing with relentless determination.
However I don't think he'll be back before Takamura's fight. He will probably do it after because he has to sort out some things.
I see for example complaints against Kumi who is considered to be "manipulative". But I think even though her actions seem excessive, she is a person with good intentions (although I think her aversion to boxing will never really change). However it is necessary that Ippo have a serious conversation with her, and... for God's sake, express his feelings for her.
And about your last point, it could happen something (serious) with coach Kamogawa. He seems more exhausted on the last chapters, but I can't really base on a few drawings ^^'. However, I think Ippo's determination shouldn't completely depend on another individual's wishes.
Ippo must return to the ring because he will have felt the flame in his heart, and he will have the determination to become a boxer again. :D
I probably have to forget some important aspects, feel free to give me your point of view too. :)
Thank you for your kind words. I gladly accept your friend request, and hope we can have some fun conversations. :D
I wrote some reviews a few years ago and didn't really have the same approach as I do today. Anyway, if you have any comments, feel free to share them.
Ippo is undeniably one of my favorite works, happy to see another fan (who read the last chapter!)
Let's hope Sawamura does great this time!
I think they will go to the final round at least. Miyuki is basically one of the main characters so i think there will still be something bigger with him.
I actually like Okumura (i like how he randomly appears behind Sawamura sometimes and his interactions with Sawamura), but yeah no one can totally replace Miyuki, i bet there will be two pitcher - catcher combos in the 3rd year. I might be wrong though.
Chapter 141 of Daya no Ace Act 2 made me really happy :D I'm sure you know why!
By the way, how is Ahiru no Sora? From the previews it seems to me it might be the typical 2003s anime that is late in its production. I'm kind of tired from the gangster theme so not sure if it's good in terms of story or not.
In terms of sport/slice of life anime I'm kind of looking forward to Hoshiai no Sora (lol they both have no Sora in names).
get time to flesh character out - indeed! :)
As i am reaching the latest available episodes
Guess i'll join the long chain of wait now :D
The way that Eijun had to feel so suppressed, and while giving his best they still lose because he just isn't the ace.
Call me the devil, but i love it when main characters struggle :D
in hopes that they will get better.
Anyways these episodes have greatly impressed me.
As a binge I just meant watching episodes one after another without waiting a week for every episode. Currently I don't think I am missing anything important..
It makes me happy you like it so far, it means there's probably good thing ahead to look forward to!
Ahh it's totally okay if you didn't notice voice actors like this. :D At least now you know. It's like they lowkey inserted Goro to another series. Intentionally or unintentionally - who knows. Why is it bad? Maybe it's even good (less distracting) so you don't get images of totally other characters speaking the sentences. Although i must say sometimes it's very fun. ( here's an example of Haikyuu and Hero academia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMqL1VkZbV4 )
The only video I have watched of Vinland Saga is from Gigguk, did you watch something else for the comparisons?
I agree, I don't mind it much. Although I would love to see a dubbed version of this series one day. How cool it would be if they could get all the languages right.. :P Although that would mean they speak Danish most of the time.
Yes, it's hard to predict as of now. The story is still young.
Diamond no Ace. What a tricky show this has been for me. My thoughts? Hmm..
I read around 300 chapters of manga in 2013-2016 (before anime even came out), and to be honest, I didn't really like it back then. I had always loved Major, One outs, Adachi Mitsuru's works, because all of the shows were around one central figure - one pitcher- so it made me really mad that Eijun didn't shine enough since the beginning.
I just wasn't ready for Diamond no Ace back then..
So now a week ago I saw newest episode of Act II (which you are also watching), and then I watched 3 more episodes.. in backwards order. LOL. Then I thought: I'll just start from the beginning. And now I am watching and quite loving it. Whatever frustrated me back then - now I am just loving watching them work hard :D
And I have also started to like other characters as well because I gave it another try from the beginning.
Did you find it easy to follow since the beginning? :D Maybe anime makes it easier to follow, actually? And it seems like a show that is good to binge-watch. That may also be it. I see you haven't read manga so I am basing it on that.
Yes, the progression is really nice. I had a feeling back then that Eijun's main goal is to probably beat Furuya but I just couldn't believe it. And I still don't know how it will go (no spoilers, please). Waiting chapter by chapter (in ~2013) it felt really frustrating that Eijun was nowhere to be found for several chapters. Giving this a fresh start made me like the side characters so now I don't feel angry anymore. :D Everyone is pretty awesome. It has it's own approach and i like it. And i wouldn't even mind it if Eijun wasn't the main pitcher. Perhaps it will be a dual combination of aces. Or something will happen to Furuya (if we go with Adachi Mitsuru route.. yikes). Just my view of it for now.
Fun random fact: In episode 11 in season 2, there is an enemy who has the same voice as Goro from Major who is also a pitcher. So funny when you think about it/notice it.
I agree with Vinland Saga :)
Maybe in time people will notice it more. It's still not completed. I haven't bothered to read what people think about it. To each their own and I find it the best of the airing season personally. Since we are both enjoying it, all is well!
Not to mention, since I am from Europe the Viking theme kind of feels one of the closest things anime has ever depicted. (Except for Hetalia literally having country characters). You don't see many anime like this because.. well it's Japan.
Also it's amazing how similar Askeladd's young version and Torfinn are visually speaking. I wouldn't be surprised if their mothers are related somehow..? :)
~End of the long ramble~