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Posted 4/5/14
*looks left, looks right*

No topic for this? I suppose it falls to me to make one, then. Not really any spoilers for the first episode here, but I will put my thoughts in a pink box, anyway.

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Not bad so far although the MC really pisses me off with his personality so far. And for the first episode, it didn't advertise the premise of sumo wrestling well. Still, the humor is decent I guess and it has potential.

I've never seen Ashita no Joe btw but still, the first episode has my attention but it's going to need to step it up to keep me going.

And that OP song....oh God, my fucking ears.
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Posted 4/5/14
I understand what it is they are doing with the main character. He's an unlikable bum drifting about with no purpose. No doubt from his lowest point he'll be introduced to Sumo and discover he has a gift for it. From there having a place "he belongs" will soften his personality a bit and he'll become more likable and the audience will cheer him on as he becomes a better person through sport.

It's just that the first episode made him so much of a jack-ass I'm not certain I want to come back to the show to see him become a better person
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Posted 4/5/14
I do hope this one gets better. I really wanted to like this one, more than any of the others this season in fact, but if a first episode's job is to draw in the crowd, this gave me rather little to whet my appetite. As mentioned, the hero (presumably...) is a complete schmuck with nothing much at all redeemable about him at this point in the story. The visuals also happen to not be appealing to my eye. Though I haven't seen a match in years, I'm still kind of fascinated by sumo, and it's only because of this that I'm going to give this a few more episodes.
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Posted 4/6/14 , edited 4/6/14
I actually quite like this first episode. Though it's not mind blowing keep in mind this going be a long running series (I believe 120 episodes but don't quote me on that), so Matsutaro will be able to become likeable as it slowly progress and story become much more solid and better. In fact all long running series doesn't hit their stride by the first episode, it normally takes 7-10 episodes to see if it's actually worth continuing or not. But we will see.
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Posted 4/6/14
matsuataro' s character in these early episodes might detract a lot of people. It's not just that he's a mean bully, he's also not funny. The best comparison to what he could be like is Takamaru in Ippo, an arrogant guy who u still end up loving.
Im curious about how he gets into sumo wrestling, as mentioned above its probably some tragic event, like his mother getting sick or dieing

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Posted 4/8/14 , edited 4/8/14
I'll probably watch more of this just out of curiosity since Matsutaro is such a jerk.

It'll be interesting to see how they turn that around.


Edit: The manga started in 1973... that explains all the old school vibes.
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Posted 4/8/14
...wow...this series is as old as I am
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Posted 4/12/14
The result of trying to take on someone who has professional sumo wrestling experience:


Seriously the MC is a retard but the show itself is fun to watch. I can't wait to see the sumo matches to go down soon.
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Posted 4/13/14
I like it. Plus it's by Toei who does One Piece so it's probably a "it will get good but it will take time" anime
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Posted 4/13/14
Summing up my thoughts on Episode 2 inside the pink box.

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Posted 4/13/14 , edited 4/13/14
So far, I like it! It's NOTHING like Ashita no Joe (Joe is the absolute personification of ASSHOLE--one of the reasons I struggled to get through the first season--and the MC from Linebarrels of Iron is a SAINT compared to him; if you're going to bring up comparisons) because this a (so far) much more lighthearted and less violent than the first few episodes of Ashita no Joe. For one, Joe could hold his own in a fight against multiple guys; but Joe also didn't give a shit about ANYBODY (you understand why as you watch it). He's nearly an inversion of the Jerkass with a Heart of Gold trope because he rarely (if ever) lets his Heart of Gold shine.

For Matsutaro to change for the better, expect this show to get much, MUCH, darker and way more depressing. Regardless, I'm hooked and watching!
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Posted 4/13/14
I have to say I am glad someone smacked him down, he sincerely needed it

not sure he's gonna learn his lesson from one loss (he seems like the slow type) but I might stick around if only to see him get put down another couple of times.

That teacher of his went above and beyond in my book. Can't think of any teacher I ever had that would stick their neck out for a student like that.
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Posted 4/14/14
Well it's slowly but surely going into the sumo part of the story and I reckon that's where the story really kicks in I believe. Like the 1st episode, the 2nd episode was nothing outstanding but I still rather enjoyed. I'm still hopeful for this one and will become a lot better as the the progress.
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Posted 4/20/14
Episode 3. Was I the only one



Gross. And yet I keep watching because I do like where this is going.
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