I’m guessing that Mamoru’s conquest to role yet another weight class has been put on ice until Ippo’s match is over and done with. Too bad, I was actually looking forward to witness yet another one of his dominating rampages in the ring.
So Ippo realized one of his fatal weaknesses and decided to fix it, huh? Well done, shorty. He decided that he would still use the Dempsey Roll’s initial pattern, which would be a figure eight movement and blows from blind angles. He thinks that the problem doesn’t necessarily lie with the Dempsey Roll in general. He intends to train his muscles so that he can stop the Dempsey Roll’s attack pattern when he’s already in motion and change direction, allowing him to disrupt the Dempsey Roll’s usual movement and land lots of punches that his opponent wouldn’t expect at the time. This, from what I could tell, puts a lot of strain on person’s muscles.
There’s one thing that I just can’t figure out. The pace was pretty darn high when the season first started, and I liked that a lot, but the pace has dropped and we’re still wasting time on that dreadful character and his big, Kanye West-like ego. Is there seriously anyone out there that gives a damn about this character?
Mind you, I got pretty excited when he almost hit Kumi-chan in the face. It would’ve done a lot more damage if Ippo didn’t step in when he did, but that’s not the point here. The point is that he harmed Ippo’s girl, making me hope that he’s going to be mad as hell during his next match. I think it’s awesome to see that guy fight when he’s angry as hell.Read More
Would it be creepy if I ordered a punching bag online, printed out a pic of Makoto, that cheating lowlife that they’re currently playing against, and pasted it on said punching bag? I could definitely do with one of those. Hang it up in the hallway so that I can unleash some frustration every now and then.
Anyway, I’m still quite agitated by how things are going. I’m also quite disappointed by how slow the pace has gotten because of such an uninteresting match. We know what’s going to happen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cheating team win in any anime. That’s what makes the outcome of this particular match so annoyingly predictable.
I’m also annoyed because that guy, Makoto, is doing everything he possibly can to cheat his way to victory when he possess skills that would enable him to win his matches without cheating. He supposedly has amazing memory and he still resorts to cheating? That’s incredibly sad and a total waste of talent.
I’ll stop here because it almost seems as though I’ve got nothing good to say this week. I don’t think I said a lot of positive things last week either. It’s because of this annoying match that pisses me of. Everything I see a team of cheaters I start to get annoyed. That’s why I never watch soccer, a sport where a lot of drama queens pretend to be players. The only difference between this and soccer is that the drama queens in soccer actually win a game or two because of their crappy acting from time to time. In anime that just doesn’t happen for as far as I know; the “good guys” pretty much always win in the end.Read More
Is it safe to me to say that I was pretty much right about everything during my last Yowamushi Pedal post? This part was so obvious that it was almost funny. It’s almost as though they actually “stole” the ending from Over Drive.
So I was right, Sakamichi managed to peddle his skinny ass up that mountain and actually reached the top before Shunsuke. It may not have been a real race, but to think that I was completely right about pretty much everything… You will just have to believe me when I tell you that I haven’t read the manga at all. It’s just that I noticed a lot of similarities between these past few episode and the ending in Over Drive. Both were delightful to watch and I really enjoyed this week’s episode, although I still believe that they need to cut back on worshipping one particular character.
Who is Shunsuke anyway? That character strikes me as a textbook control freak. He always seems so obsessed with winning that nothing else really matters. He almost sacrificed his victory in order to race Sakamichi for the mountain title. I understand that all of those characters want to win, but Shunsuke really seems obsessed.
It didn’t really surprise me that Shunsuke defeated Shoukichi. He really had a hard time climbing that mountain, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he used up a lot of energy to overcome that obstacle. I’m guessing next week’s episode is going to be all about training. I’m actually looking forward to seeing what they’re going to do.Read More
I fail to understand this episode. Honestly… What was the point? I don’t think it showed anything of importance that we didn’t already know. Last week’s episode pretty much ended where I stopped reading the manga, because I knew back then that a third season was only a matter of time.
I’m happy that we got to see Alexander again. He was a very tough opponent for Ippo to beat and he can teach Ippo a lot of new thing about himself in order to prepare him for his next match. Alexander, after being taken care of by the Makunouchi family, would probably be more than happy to do as much as he possibly can to help him. That being said, why did they cover the one thing that Ippo already knew about himself? I fail to see why they would take things to such extreme levels when Ippo already realized that his Dempsey Roll needs improving.
The sight of Ippo being knocked out by Alexander’s Dempsey Roll counter was pretty devastating. Yes, it gave Ippo what he needed to realize the Dempsey Roll’s flaw, the fact that its movement is easy to predict and counter, but that was something we all already knew, just like the fact that those punches come from blind spots.
It was a very strange episode. I can only hope that the next one will be better, especially since they are really building up to a perfected Dempsey Roll. Ippo realized what was wrong and is not going to work on improving it. I would be lying if I said that I’m not interested in what he comes up with. I definitely want to know.Read More
Skippy, cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war! I am really bad with episodes like these. I cannot deal with corrupt characters that use underhanded methods to get things done. It makes me want to cheer for the good guys and hope that they murder the bad guys. That’s probably why I wouldn’t be any good as a member of the mafia or yakuza.
I had almost completely forgotten that last week’s episode was one of those flashback episodes. It was confusing as hell to watch, but we learned how Teppei got injured and we learned why Teppei is so careful around that annoying creep. Those guys wait for the referee to look away so that they can pull their opponents by their shirts, step on their shoes before they try to jump or even hit them in the face with an elbow. There’s a limit to how far one can go and to how ignorant a referee can be. Doesn’t he realize that something’s going on when player after player starts to get injured? It’s annoying as hell to watch.
There’s one thing I fail to understand though… Aren’t there any checks? I mean, didn’t it become known that there were always players that ended up getting hurt in every match that team Kirisake, Seirin’s current opponent, played in? Any man would’ve realized that there was something wrong with those statistics.
I’m kind of hopeful about next week’s episode. Teppei is seriously doing everything possible to prevent his teammates from getting hurt by their opponents, and since it’s starting to get to them it’s almost a given that they’re going to try even harder. People in a hurry often make mistakes, so I can only hope that the referee starts paying more attention.Read More