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Episodes: 23
Airing Date: Oct 3, 2018
Producers: Production I.G
Genres: Drama, Sports
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Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old apartment "Chikuseisou" where he plans to team up with fellow residents to enter Hakone Ekiden Marathon, one of the most prominent university races in Japan. Kakeru soon finds out that all of the residents except for Haiji and himself are complete novices.
 

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Sports anime. Competitive Marathon race for 10 people? Not a bad start it seems.
Looks like one of the characters has been trying to get enough people to do a relay race marathon of 200+ km.
Good luck getting the habitual smoker Nico-san to do that! :XD
Nico-san is a nickname because he smokes a lot
 

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Yes, good start. The cast seems fun enough and Haiji is rather charismatic.

Nice OP and ED, I like the ED especially.

IG really love sports series.
 

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This has been done by the same studio of Haikyuu!!! si I've got high expectations for it!
In fact, the fist episode didn't disappoint me!
That dormitory is pure madness though. LOL
 

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Haiji is very convincing :XD.

Nico-chan-senpai(:D) is the one who was the most receptive to Haiji's request. Training and the manager next week I guess?
 

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Nico-san, the habitual smoker was most receptive to running a relay marathon? Did no one explain he has to run 20km? I have to check this out after work. :XD
 

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That's some persuasive power at work there! :XD
Well, it's certain now that they will take part in that marathon.
The question is....will they make it?
 

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Persuasive is an understatement... it's edging towards blackmail :XD
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More skilled persuasion episode 3. :XD

Ah! Kakeru's reluctance is becoming clearer... Looks like he may have a history with other participants in this race. I shouldn't be surprised. There isn't anybody he can't run circles around on this team so... his opposition will come from his old team/acquaintances/enemies... etc.

Oh, and the t-shirt saying 'Why?" is funny :D
 

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A girl changed everything :D. I really like the group interactions and how the writers are using the twins, it's not like they don't like competition in the first place. The group interactions themselves are fun

Kakeru is obviously scared of something. I wonder what makes Prince smile so happily in the preview...
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Great episode this week. Prince was awesome! These last minutes were really very moving. Haiji is still very manipulative but he has charisma :D.
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Haiji is being a bit too harsh IMO but since pretty much all the members agreed to follow him :catshrug. Lot of funny moments, and I am liking the drama.
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These smug faces :lmao.

Rather than Haiji, it's Shindo who did the heavy lifting in this episode. I still find Haiji very weird, but it was a good episode.
 

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This is reality... It was thrilling to see Kakeru being so competitive.

I felt bad for Prince but his determination and self-control are excellent. I really wonder how they are planning to make him at least decent.
 

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Well, it's good they are getting more serious about the race... Kakeru may be self destructing though. His high standards for himself may be limiting his improvement. he needs to take a day off, in other words. Telling Prince to quit if he doesn't improve by the next race is also going too far. Prince is finally getting more serious about it. He doesn't have to have a competitive running time, just decent enough to qualify. This is a team relay race, not a solo race. So long as he can run it in a decent enough time he can contribute.
...Besides... who are you going to replace him with?

Basically, this episode there is a problem with seriousness. Kakeru needs to relax and most of the others need to be more serious. I think for a while Kakeru needs to coach them to become better... especially Prince who looks like he's never run before in his life. He really needs to learn the mechanics of running and Kakeru is just the person to do it. I think Kakeru will improve enormously by helping the others iron out their problems. He just needs to cut out the idea that these guys can't run worth beans.
 
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Kakeru even managed to make Haiji angry.

Very curious to see what will happen to Prince next episode.
 

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uhhh... Prince didn't run?

However it looks like things are smoothing out a bit. It looks like Kakeru needed to learn to cheer on his teammates.
... but now... what about Haiji?
 

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Very good episode. That last lap moment was great.

Haiji must be working a bit too hard.
 

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Haiji is recovering...
Prince is improving...
Kakeru is contributing...

The story is developing!
Nice poem. :XD
Anyway yes, Haiji just needed some rest. LOL
I believe it's finally time to see some results from the club!
 

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Synchronized reading and JoJo reference! :hip

Very good episode. Kakeru is becoming much more likeable.
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Shindo's(now ex) GF dumped him because he was focused on running? :nah

He is strong indeed. Of all the newbies he is definitely the one with the strongest mental.

That new guy at the end is creepy.
 

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That new guy at the end is creepy.

I call him Baggage Man... and not just because he's got a bag with him.
He looks like he's got some emotional baggage he needs to take care of... preferably on his own time... but that won't happen.
He's up next week.

Personally, I think he's a photographer.
 
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Don't know if that guy at the end is an overworked person or a dangerous stalker. :notsure
Either way, I don't really get why Shindo's girlfriend left him...
I mean, okay that you must treasure your partner, that's important in a relationship, but one should also support his/her lover if there's something he/she's passionate about...
Either way, everyone are improving, which is good.
 

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