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Haha, it's me again. This time, it's "次に繋がるいい負けっぷりだった"
The context for the line as I understand:
It's the fukushou/4th kendo match between Muroe High and the Kendo Beauties. Kirino (one of the Muroe High) is fighting against the fukushou of the Kendo Beauties. If Kirino won, it'll be game over for the Kendo Beauties. But if Kirino lost, it'll be the final match between two kendo prodigies who may have the capability to change the world of kendo.
Kirino lost and her coach said "Well done, Kirino." and then "次に繋がるいい負けっぷりだった" to her.
My attempt, but I'm sure as heck I'm missing/misunderstanding something:
It was a good loss that will lead to the next match.
Could anyone clarify the line please?
Last edited by natural-log; October 21, 2011 at 02:17 PM.
いい負けっぷり - 'a good loss' sounds good. Nuance of the loss would be ... trying your best with good sportsmanship + yet sadly you lose + you should be proud of your performance and attitude toward (the match).
次に繋がる 'to lead to the next match' sounds good to me. You could also say 'to
gomove forward' or use other words such as 'future' instead of 'next.'
Last edited by mikkih; October 21, 2011 at 06:59 PM. Reason: move