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  1. KLACMAN
    July 21, 2013

    well at now thing are shoot it all in give now c3-bu team got long way to go.

    especially later on road yea round 2 with rin indeed give all take no prisoner mood yea rematch bound to happen.

    • BlackBriar
      July 22, 2013

      An ending like this warrants a rematch. The pride on both sides has been hurt because of Yura being selfish and a green horn in the game.

      • Highway
        July 22, 2013

        Yeah, that they fought Maho, er, I mean, Kirihime, er, I mean, Rin so early in the series definitely means there will be a rematch, probably in a tournament with higher stakes (I kind of hope it’s not the ‘high school national championships’ or something, tho).

  2. BlackBriar
    July 21, 2013

    I’m really liking Stella C3 the more I watch it. The girls may have their BL undertones in Free! but here, the guys can get their yuri vibes…. at least until next season where there will be a sports anime featuring female pro wrestlers.

    The one grabbing a third of the attention of the overall anime is Karila who could be a relative to the Prince of Persia with the way she was running on the walls. If one had to list the girls on who’s their favorite, she’d definitely be part of the top three.

    Honestly, I was disappointed when Yura ruined the excitement of the entire match by giving up. It left a sour taste in the mouth and what made it worse was that she only thought of herself instead of thinking how her actions would affect the morale and image of her team. At least she has enough decency to realize her mistake and is willing to make up for it. On a side note, I’m not really sold on her new hairstyle. It makes her look awkward.

    • Highway
      July 21, 2013

      I think both of those last things were exactly the point. Yura was unable to think through her actions, and made the wrong choice. It certainly goes back to ‘the way she was before’, which we haven’t really seen, but keeps getting referred to. Will her new resolve and her new hairstyle help her keep her promise to herself to change?

      I also wonder just how far she is from Tomoko, from WataMote. She’s certainly not quite to that level, but what if she hadn’t fallen in with a group? Could she have pulled out of her shell on her own, despite really wanting to?

      • BlackBriar
        July 23, 2013

        Though she’s self conscious, I feel she’s miles ahead of Tomoko.

      • BlackBriar
        July 23, 2013

        And at least she isn’t insanely delusional.

      • Highway
        July 23, 2013

        Well, Yura’s at least some amount of delusional, even having Honoka snap her out of it this last episode. But while it’s a difference in degree, I don’t know if it’s a difference in kind (others whose opinions of WataMote I’ve seen will disagree with me on this, I’d imagine). What would have happened if Tomoko had encountered someone so intent on including her in an activity? It was certainly luck on the part of Yura that Rento dropped by her room, but even if that hadn’t happened, could Yura have withstood the Sono-chan onslaught?

        Contrast to Tomoko, who is in a place where noone talks to her, she goes home by herself, spends her time alone. What if someone had tried to draw her out (we don’t see if that happened, but I infer that it didn’t, and certainly not with the tenacity of Rento, Karila, and Sonora). Yura was given the help and the tools she could use to break the chain, and still is having a hard time with it. “Could Tomoko deal with the same help?” is what I’m wondering.

      • skylion
        July 23, 2013

        I think she could. We are made to be social creatures, dependent on many levels to complete each other. And Tomoko has the right ideas in mind, just talk to someone, but the nerves overcome her delivery, and that just compounds the problems.

        In many ways I just want to leap into the TV screen and just wait for her to say something to me, just to help her out a bit. I don’t really get that with Yura. I just want to jump in and START SHOOTING!

    • d-LaN
      July 22, 2013

      I am looking forward to the Akuma no Riddle anime tht airs who knows when. It smells yurific.

      • BlackBriar
        July 22, 2013

        So far, all it says on MAL is that it airs somewhere in 2014 and given the time the information has been out, I speculate that it starts in Winter.

  3. d-LaN
    July 22, 2013

    Spammy! My comments!

    Everytime ppl bought up tht Gainax is dead, I will be using this and Dantalion no Shoka as counterargument.

    Karila, Rento (the hentai girl right?) and Sonohara is best 3 girls to me.

    Gimme back the old Yura hair :( Or get a better haircut.

    Liking the new ED animation.

    • Highway
      July 22, 2013

      Rento’s definitely my favorite so far, and I love the way Nishizaki Rima is playing her in her first anime role. Sono-chan is second for me, although she’s almost TOO perfect.

      • skylion
        July 23, 2013

        Shawashiro…she has it.

    • BlackBriar
      July 23, 2013

      I agree, I don’t like Yura’s new hairstyle either. In a way, it makes her look mentally weaker than she was before.

  4. lvlln
    July 23, 2013

    This show has definitely been my surprise hit of the season. It has gotten better and better each episode, with progressively cooler and more involved matches. The gunplay, while over the top, was still so much better than what I’m used to seeing.

    Gotta love Sonohara telling Yura off like that. Yeah, you go down fighting to the bitter end, surrender is an insult to your teammates, and that was what the captain had to teach the rookie. And how well did Yura take it? As a big fan of short hair on girls, I loved her new look. Gotta love her dedication. Reminded me of the time when David Beckham shaved his head to repent for getting into a conflict with the coach or something.

  5. skylion
    July 23, 2013

    Easily one of my top five shows this season.

  6. Overcooled
    July 23, 2013

    Oh my goodness, this show is really proving to be entertaining. Not only does it have great action, but the character interactions are so well done. I like how the girls tried to shrug off Yura’s surrender (because girls tend to coddle each other with sweet lies) but Sonora was having none of that.

    I wonder if the OP and ED will update to show Yura’s adorable new haircut…

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