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    She probably will do that to Nagisa, and Elena and all her teammates will tell her she's being a huge bitch. Ayano and her coach will say Nagisa knew what she was getting into. Something something cliché...series over.

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    Something something cliché indeed. This episode managed to be the culmination of everything wrong with this series, all in a single place.

    Three major problems with this episode on its own:

    1) The art style changed, so Ayano and Nagisa both aged 10 years. It suddenly looks a lot more like a hentai than a sports/drama series. Doesn't look like a budget thing. It was clearly a choice. Was it meant to make the match more intense? All it ends up doing is looking extremely out of place when the other characters are still their normal design.

    2) Pink-hair fulfilled her destiny as a disguise of Exposition-chan's (Herald of Poor Writing). She's literally only there to explain the strategy of each of the two girls playing. That whole thing where she was Ayano's rival when they were kids? Meaningless. Her role in this eps as Exposition-chan could have and should have been picked up by either the other girls at their school or the coach.

    3) Too many overlong explanations in general. This isn't Prince of Tennis or Cross Game. They've spent zero time the rest of the series explaining any of the minutiae about badminton skilled strategy and technique. Now it is being used to pad the final episodes. Is it a character-driven sports series? Is it a sports-drama? Is it a drama? Is it a technical sport series? Pick one and stick with it.



    The issues with the series as a whole really find themselves a home here.

    - Uchika is one of the worst anime mothers ever. Too blind to see that her daughter wanted to be better so she could have fun with her mother. Not because she was finding a new plateau for young women playing and making a living off badminton. Uchika wanted to make a copy of herself in Ayano, successful at doing something she enjoyed, and ruined her. Ayano clearly didn't care what activity it was. She wanted to play with her mom. Young Ayano was like Connie before Uchika destroyed her by abandoning her.

    - All the drive the last few episodes where Elena realized she forced all this shit back onto Ayano when Ayano had finally stopped playing and torturing herself from the very start of the series...goes nowhere. Elena gets convinced by Uchika that this was the correct path all along?!

    - All the arrogance and bitchiness that Ayano has been throwing around for weeks, is all forgiven in a moment because she got outplayed by Nagisa? The whole shouts of encouragement were a bullshit plot development.

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    The most bullshit part was Ayano losing to Nagisa in stamina. That was her thing. She had monster stamina and control. Then she just... didn't.

    This series is inconsistency itself.

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    Something something cliché indeed
    The seal on her right hand has been lifted!

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    I swear I'll break something if Uchika is redeemed in the next episode,saying some line like 'now you understand badminton' to her daughter ...

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    Agreed with all of the above. Inconsistency has transformed this series from a strong sports (melo)drama to a passable mish-mash of shounen sports cliche's. Odd styling choices aside, I still think the artwork and animation are overall strong.

    The mother's redemption will be inverted for this show itself.

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    Episode 13

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    And Nagisa won, and mother was forgiven. What bullshit.

    All the drama they tried to stuff in went to hell because of how forced and inconceivable the setup is.

    The best part of the episodes were actually fake-bitch Ayano and Intense-Training-Pink-Hair.

    Generally good art and maybe two matches aside, this is a prime example of how not to do sports anime.

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    Worst sports anime I can remember. The final match was the only proper match.

    Bitch-mom being forgiven is the biggest bullshit ever, reeks of Stockholm syndrome or whatever. Maybe Ayano will marry Sasuke? Would make sense.

    And wtf, wanting to llay when the knee is obviously stressed and in danger of worsening. That's just not funny or 'motivated', It's plain bs.

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    Nonsensical final episode. It's like the author didn't know whether to write a shoujo or shounen story, so he/she just mashed the worst tropes from both together.

    Spunky.

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    This is why the Top 3 thread is meant for only those series that end that season. I can't remember an anime souring so badly with such a promising start between Golden Time and now this.

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    Wasn't this only a 1 cour?

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    It was. But 12, 24, or 52...they can all turn to shit in their final segments. This started out as one of the strongest shows of the season, and ended as one of the weakest.

    I guess what I was trying to convey was that Golden Time took a hard nosedive, and nothing else in my recent memory had been as bad as that, until now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryllharu View Post
    It was. But 12, 24, or 52...they can all turn to shit in their final segments. This started out as one of the strongest shows of the season, and ended as one of the weakest.

    I guess what I was trying to convey was that Golden Time took a hard nosedive, and nothing else in my recent memory had been as bad as that, until now.
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    My main fear is that this would head down the direction of either Giant Killing, or Knight in the Area, both shows where management and non-sports stuff just made it dull and uninteresting.
    This show turned out worse than the above two I mentioned.

    Glasslip comes to my mind, but that show was more convoluted from the start, and was hinging on whether the final episodes made sense of it all or not. The end confirmed that it was indeed all convoluted, albeit pretty.

    Side note, gold standard for patella tendonitis would be MRI. Ultrasound can give you some useful information as well. But plain film xray will tell you jack shit. (not that this affected the show's rating. I don't expect medical stuff to be right in non-med shows).

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