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  1. Mike Oye
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:57 pm

    Dude I was wearing headphones while watching the show. While they were doing the whole heavy breathing thing. It felt like ASMR; really that it it just sounded weird if you didn’t get context. If you watched another way you probably couldn’t tell.

  2. Jules Venson
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:59 pm

    nahh, this anime came from badass, to mediocre, to meh, to cliche as fuck.

  3. 张炯
    October 9, 2018 @ 9:59 pm

    It’s a good ending

  4. AICW
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    The manga is almost *completely* different from the anime. It’s like the difference between Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 & Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

    Ayano’s coach in the manga is Danish, his name is Viggo (like Viggo Mortensen lmao). Her dad is actually an important character too. She’s not a PTSD-afflicted person who’s traumatized either.

  5. anikevin
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    The most unlikable main character this year so far. I hope it doesn’t get a second season.

  6. Sam Mantori
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:03 pm

    Great review. Thank you. And agree fully with the Uchica scene. Did not like that part of the ending, but hey, we can’t always get what we want. Definitely my favorite series of the 3rd quarter of the year. It needs a second season.

  7. BlackHeart
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:04 pm

    i really liked the badass ayano in the last 3 episodes… <3

  8. RiceBox
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:06 pm

    Could you review episode one of Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru?? It looks really promising!! (same studio as haikyuu)

  9. Ruan Muriel
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:07 pm

    The ending was pretty much what i expected out of the show with the exception of the mother, overall a bad show for not dealing with that problem in of itself.

  10. Anthony 24
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:07 pm


  11. Viet
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:08 pm

    in my personal opinion I think this is one of the series that the end broke for me. I am upset for the lose of ayano but it makes sense in terms of story and character growth but there are parts where it really bothered me on how easy the mom got off like "lets play some time" seriously? in the other episodes ayano was going to abandon her mom when she was talking to Connie ayano seemed pretty convinced that no matter what mom says she’ll never forgive her but in the last episode she did. Like WTF and yes it did deviate from the manga but the pacing and the tone was all over the place I personally would rather have a character stick to their guns and do what they say not just oh I lost I gonna switch personality. The whole series was building ayano’s physiological issues and then at the last episode it vanished because of the power of friendship what was the point of the build up just to do that type personality switch to being a psycho to all is better I’m happy again in a split second

  12. zeref vail
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:08 pm

    i hate that it had a predictable ending i wish she destroyed her mother emotionally for what she did to only fell deeper into the darkness would have made a good session 2.

  13. Mubarak Egal
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:10 pm

    Let’s look at the "bigger picture" here. Nice one Chibi, nice one ?

  14. Steel2Bonez
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:11 pm

    That’s why the ending sucked… This series officially sucks now…

  15. Rafael Nguyen Alvarez
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:12 pm

    I bet Ayano can beat her mom now then turn into cute Ayano. "Wei Wei!" I hope Hanebado or Harukana Receive gets a season 2.

  16. Loner Imortal
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:12 pm

    Nice ;^D

  17. yeastori
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:12 pm

    I think the author should’ve at least have the mom die in a car crash so the readers could get resolution

  18. Neoshadow Reigns
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:12 pm

    I really enjoyed the show, especially the great animation but I have to agree with you Chibi, the mom didn’t deserve a happy ending and none can surpass that kind of trauma in basically a half game that’s was so freaking unrealistic. Also, I agree that Nagisa needed to win to be able to help Ayano but I think that the whole injury thing was managed really bad like it was unnecessary because it didn’t affect Nagisa performance at all, she was jumping, running, dribbling, better than ever and even after the game she was practically fine in two weeks. Personally, I didn’t like that Nagisa defeated Ayano when she had an "injury" I know she is a hard worker but defeating Ayano that 21-0 her like a year ago it didn’t make sense because Ayano is more talented and also a hard worker I know Nagisa studied Ayano gameplay but even though Ayano used her right hand to play Nagisa was like nothing just reaching her level, my point is Ayano needed to lose but not that way. I liked most of the characters but I really hated Ayano’s mom and the coach for being so freaking biased and only support and care about Nagisa.

  19. Agamerfr0zed
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:15 pm

    I hope that delusional bitch dies in a plane crash.

  20. Random Trainer X.
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:15 pm

    Great match between Ayano and Aragaki. I was worried about her knee, but glad they didn’t have to stop the match. The mother will never be forgiven and she barely reacted much when Ayano told her off. Also gotta like smug Ayano at the end.

  21. Melinda West
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:17 pm

    I fucking hate this end

  22. Loner Imortal
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:17 pm

    She whas so cute at that scene QwQ

  23. Mike Oye
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:19 pm

    Ayano basically akashi and aragaki is Kagami (minus injury)

  24. SappyDaddy
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:21 pm

    Big picture shows ass

  25. Čiča Car
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:23 pm


  26. ro t
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:27 pm

    seen parents got off from worse tbh

  27. Eating Intestines Like Spaghetti
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:28 pm

    Whelp, guess it’s time to check out the manga and see what’s so different about it from the anime.

  28. G. K.
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:29 pm

    Glad the real MC won at the end.

  29. Imersiion
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:29 pm

    I enjoyed it when ayano was playing with her eyes changing and going into her I don’t give a fuck attitude

  30. Razuki
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:32 pm

    im just glad that aragaki did win

  31. Nice! Anime
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:32 pm

    Chibi didn’t talk about the art and animation in this episode… disappointed….. IT was sooo good in this episode the cool stylization they had in this episode was great.

    October 9, 2018 @ 10:33 pm


  33. ashthepokemoncatcher
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:36 pm

    Lmao its really different from the manga there are characters that is not included and ayano from the manga is not a cunt yandere or whatever it is if you read the manga you will know why her mother left her and manga ayano was not even mad to her mom heck she even wants to meet her I recommend you to read the manga since the manga ayano is adorable

  34. 直列B
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:39 pm

    4:40 lmao

  35. Morris Newby
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:40 pm

    I hate the fact that the mother got off easy about leaving Ayano as a kid for a stupid game,plus acting like ever things okay when its not okay at all , I mean look hear bitch!! you needto make amends for your actions and be a better parent to your child!! But I mean what the fuck man is this lame ending to this anime!!!, I seen horses and pigs put onbetter performances that this chicken shit of anime!!!! YOU GUY GET ME RIGHT!!??

  36. BeThomsen
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:42 pm

    Another God awful epsiode. Another God awful show. Such a shame, this thing had so much Potential, especislly after the first 2 epsiodes.
    Sry but i just cant agree with Most of your arguments. Pretty much everything but the animation was shit tier.

  37. dyako letif
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:43 pm

    this anime needs more attention

  38. Wong Ching Wah Wing
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:45 pm

    is Nagsa who make Ayano has reason to play badminton

  39. Chibi Reviews
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:45 pm

    Do you think will get a season 2?

  40. Carl Freericks
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:45 pm

    It frustrates me to no end that she forgave her mother I enjoyed it until the mother got forgiven

  41. VerdeMorte
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:45 pm


  42. Hellcure
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:46 pm

    Peope talking about Ayano being a bitch forgetting Nagisa was the biggest bitch in the beginning of the series smh

  43. Eisensorrow Von Koenig
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:47 pm

    All these people talking about the manga being better by the sound of things they don’t resolve the conflict between Ayano and her mom much much better than they do in the anime as a matter of fact based on what everyone is saying it sounds to me like either or in the manga or anime the mom ends up getting exactly what she wants and Ayano just becomes a pawn to someone else’s will.

  44. Krysnha
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:48 pm

    To be hoenst i am reading angelique and having a more blast, what do i mean i am reading and watching old anime and old manga and to be honest with the exception of cells at work all new anime and manga is boring or very disapointing

  45. DarthYodaXIII
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:49 pm

    I think it’s more like Ayano’s mom sees everything in life through the metaphorical device/act of badminton. She also saw several things about her daughter: 1) her daughter was talented, 2) her daughter loved badminton, and 3) Ayano only wanted to play badminton with her mother. Her mother also knows some other things: 1) As a mother and person the only thing she has to offer her daughter as a skill is badminton [which is a terrible judgement, but it’s almost like teaching your child farm work, or a craft so they don’t die whenever you can’t take care of them anymore], and 2) if her daughter is going to become an individual who is going to play badminton professionally for a living then she has to be the top of the top percent of players. And in order to do that, Ayano has to learn to stand on her own two feet and find her own drive for playing the sport. And by finding that drive in turn find a meaning for her life. Ayano’s Mom couldn’t articulate any of this (probably because she lacks any kind of communication skills because all she knows how to do is play badminton) so she taught the lesson in the way she knows best by acting it out.

    Now that understanding Ayano’s mom did her very best to teach her daughter how to play both the game of badminton and the game of life successfully we can all say with full appreciation that objectively Ayano’s mom is a terrible person and shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near children at all. I’m not sure who decided to procreate with such monster, but that guy needs to be stopped to. Rule one folks: DON’T STICK YOUR CHIN-CHIN IN CRAZY!!! Most if not all the problems in this serious could have been stopped if Ayano’s mother learned the concept that you can explain things to people without having to ABANDON YOUR CHILD!

  46. Bruno Grimmski
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:50 pm

    Not that the end really surprised me. Looking back, it had to be like that. But it’s just too clichéd. All the antipathy against the mother, which was built up over the whole series, is 98% exhausted. Connie was completely hidden at the end and also the coach came away unscathed. All in all, Hanebado is not a bad anime, but towards the end he almost quelled himself. In favor of a cliché, too many aspects have been shut down or completely omitted.

  47. kain ramos
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:50 pm


    Shows dat ass

    Me: Well your not wrong.

  48. Obed Rafael
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:52 pm

    There are really good mangas and wondering why not have anime? Cause some animes are really shit.

  49. Dean Louie Ponce de leon
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:53 pm

    Me disagrees with you with your last comments in hanebado esp ep 9 but right i completely agree with you in this ep

  50. FxCalibur2514
    October 9, 2018 @ 10:54 pm

    I don’t get all the hate coming out now. Aragaki was built up as the underdog from square one and out of all of Ayano’s opponents, Aragaki knew of her strength and prepared like crazy to rise up to the challenge when everyone else didn’t. She underwent a great character arc in the beginning and showed off a good work ethic throughout, and pushed through her injury to the meet the challenge. I see some claiming it was plot armor that she was able to power through the knee injury, but people are overlooking the fact that due to the injury she lost steam and slowed down later in the fight. The real BS I called was Ayano suddenly being right-handed despite no foreshadowing of that skill. Another thing people are saying that was bad, was the "power of friendship" that Aragaki supposedly got in the end, which yeah she had one close friend cheer for her, but everyone neglects her whole internal monologue about not wanting to lose to anyone and the sheer willpower she showed with her powering through the injury. Shit the only Friendship power up that I saw was for everyone whom Ayano kept dissing and made fun of, cheer for her, and she was suddenly able to make a comeback like nothing. Yeah I get it the last couple of episodes moved kinda fast and they could’ve used more time to explain a few things, but overall it ended great. Aragaki is injured but vows to keep going; Ayano forgives her mom (albeit a little to quick for my taste), and keeps her sass, and we get a Rocky 3 ending scene.

    This was easily a 8.5/10 in my book due to good animation, lighting, designs and overall good (not the best ever but very good) story and makes me want to read the manga, and wait for a season 2.