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Posted 3/6/17
Well they are finally second years. The first year's race is on it's way and looks like it's going to be hype.


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So many new members! I suppose I should have expected that in lieu of their Inter-High win. Danchiku and Kaburagi seems to be the 1st year hot shots, with Sugimoto's younger brother being the dark horse. I think we'll see a duel between those hotshots and the Sugimoto brothers. I feel a little bad for Sugimoto. His odds of winning 1st is rather slim unless he pulls something amazing.
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Posted 3/8/17 , edited 3/9/17


I was cracking up in this episode, when Onoda saw his name in GIANT letters and
his awkwardness towards the kohai was pretty hilarious :D. Onoda the legend woohoo
Loved those awkward 2 line coming out of his mouth for example "Gumi yaro " with the face

I love this episode

Love to hear Shimono Hiro as the new cast
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Posted 3/8/17
Midousuji is one creepy motherfucker.
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Posted 3/13/17
I think writers did a good job of making first years interesting on both power house teams. I really like having a couple brothers being together especially when they look nothing a like. Having the seniors leave was a huge void and still wondering if this show can keep delivering an interesting product on screen so far so good
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Posted 3/13/17
Good episode. And somehow I can't help but think of something I heard along the lines of "If you think you won before the finish line you already lost." Something along that. Can't wait for next episode.
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Posted 3/13/17
Wouldn't be Yowamushi without a race cliffhanger, who will win? Only the manga readers know...

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Posted 3/13/17
I think it'll either be Sugimoto or the orange porcupine. Sugimoto has grown considerably since the last Inter-High. He is said to be weak in sprints, so I'm not too confident. I feel like he'll have the same fate as Teshima and Aoyagi. He'll come close to making that team in his 2nd year but won't break through until his 3rd year.

Imaizumi's verbal support for Sugimoto was wonderful; particularly since it was rather uncharacteristic for him. It was hilarious to see Onoda and Naruko tease him about it.

So the current Inter-High squad is:
(Ace) Imaizumi
(Ace Assistant) Naruko
(Sprinter) Aoyagi
(Sprinter - Vacant)
(Climber) Onoda
(Climber) Teshima

Assuming the two freshmen don't take 1st and 2nd place, that would leave one sprinter spot. I don't think Sohoku will deviate from the regular team composition. Ideally, the final spot should go to a strong sprinter (bad implications for Sugimoto). What's interesting is that the opening spot would have been ace assistant, the spot that Sugimoto seems to be vying for, if Naruko had not lost his sprint race with Midousuji.

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Posted 3/20/17
Sugimoto turned from an "eh" character to very likeable in a span of a couple episodes, crazy.



Also fuck yeah, I'm ready for some college races.



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Posted 3/20/17
Sugimoto Va just showed incredible range to stray from familiar character to act hungry for more was enjoyable and then the emotional change when he found out he had lost nice piece of acting
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Posted 3/20/17
Sugimoto thinking he won was devastating. I felt like I was standing there with the Sohoku members. It was incredibly awkward, and yet I couldn't look away out of respect for his efforts.

This was probably Sugimoto's first serious race. Giving his all and still coming short, that is frustrating. However, as Ishigaki stated during Naruko-Midousuji's race, that sort of frustration can drive a person to become stronger. I'm sure that Sugimoto would be far stronger by 3rd year. Even after such a defeat, it was good of Sugimoto to encourage Kaburagi. Speaking of Kaburagi, I wonder how he'll react when he races against Midousuji.


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Kinjou and Arakita in the same team!? It'd be sick to see how those two race together. Also, their green jerseys are somewhat symbolic: former Sohoku (yellow jersey) and former Hakone (blue jersey) cyclists mix together for a new team (green jerseys).
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Posted 3/27/17
The team is strong and we meet some interesting characters.

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Posted 3/27/17
Aoyagi's Bullet Train move was weird. Tadokoro's Bullet Train looked intimidating with his large physique. In contrast, Aoyagi's inflated, thin body looked more comical.

This season has really been pushing the boundary of its imagery. First, it was Midousuji's metamorphosis. Now, we have the inflatable Aoyagi. Hakone's interview at the end was somewhat humorous. The reporters were at the front of the bus, while Hakone's main team was in the middle. I realize it was done for dramatic effect but that was a very inefficient way of interviewing; considering how loud buses tend to be and the distance.

Looks like it'll be the training camp next episode.
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Posted 4/3/17
Koga is going to make this training camp super interesting. Love his character already.



We got a new OP/ED and they aren't shabby, although not going to lie the openings and endings this season are pretty lackluster when compared to the previous seasons. Just my opinion.
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Posted 4/3/17
I'm stoked for this season's 2nd half
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