Hajime no Ippo: Rising episode 05
This episode was way too hectic. I could’ve expected something like this since its Masaru’s fight, but I really think it’s annoying to switch between serious fighting and comedy. It was very hard to follow at times and quite freaky.
I’m sure everyone knows by now that Masaru is going to lose. Anybody that’s familiar with the previous seasons knows that. I also knew that there was going to be a lot of comedy since it’s his fight and all, but it was still kind of hard. One minute they’re fighting head to head like their lives depend on it, the other it’s just a childish brawl between a snobbish fighter and an annoying kid that transforms into some kind of human snail-like creature. It was funny as hell, even I have to admit that, but the time was completely off. I really would’ve liked it if it were a bit more serious.
You thought Masaru’s childish tricks were over? You thought that he had nothing left to show? Wrong! The idiot actually came up with a strategy that would direct his opponent’s attention elsewhere. The sad part is that it actually worked. It’s even worse that the guy fell for it twice. He really is an idiot.
There’s going to be more comedy next week. The fight will undoubtedly end in Masaru’s loss and a lot of drama near the end, probably, but there’s also going to be some comedy mixed in. I just know it. I can only hope that it’s over quickly. The next part of the story is going to be awesome!