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Part A


One of the teams that Dan and company have to face in the championship consists of triplets who specialize in magic tricks. Their goal is to use these tricks and illusions to keep Dan’s team busy until right before the time limit when they can score and win. This works on Dan and Sela, however Iceman is eventually able to see through it and takes the triplets out with a Destroy ball, allowing Dan to score and win.

Special ED

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Special OP

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Part B


While the team is not playing, the team members go their separate ways. Sela visits her mother’s old home and finds a picture of her mother and herself from many years ago. Iceman spends his time practicing, and towards the end of the session, he’s paid a visit by Falcon. Falcon comments on how Iceman’s playing changed after meeting a certain someone, and before he leaves, he advises Iceman not to break before they meet in the finals. Flora and Coco, on the other hand, talk about Team Basquash and how Coco’s intent is to see what people want from Basquash and what her brother does. Meanwhile, Eclipse is winning their matches, but they decide to go directly confront James about the true goal of the championship, and he agrees to tell them. Later that night, Rouge finds Dan by himself and reveals that Eclipse is a group originally formed for the purpose of winning. What’s changed is that she now personally wants to fight and win against Dan’s team, and her teammates share her determination to win.


Well I have to give them credit for what turned out to be a fairly entertaining episode, even if having two halves, each with a shortened OP and ED (plus faux commercials), was a little gimmicky. If nothing else, it was a nice change of pace. From a plot point of view though, the problem is that the first half of the episode basically amounts to a filler match, and the second half was a lot of jumping around so that there could be a hodgepodge of minor character development for everyone. The most focus probably went to Rouge and the Eclipse girls, but even then we get to find out what James told them.

The one thing I did find interesting was Slash’s comment about hope and crisis getting bigger. He said it while looking at the moon, and I have to question if he was implying in a more literal sense that the moon is getting closer to the planet or that something on the moon was getting bigger. As you might be able to tell, I’m eager to see the overall story move forward so that we can clear up some of these mysteries. For the time being though, Dan and company still have a lot of opponents to go through, including Rouge and Eclipse in the next episode. I wonder if the shot of her wearing glasses mean that we’ll find out more about her real identity.

June 24, 2009 at 10:54 pm
  • June 24, 2009 at 10:59 pmLobotomy

    sick animation love it

  • June 24, 2009 at 11:06 pmsean

    feels like a filler to me but i am interested in what falcon meant when he told iceman not to break

  • June 25, 2009 at 2:43 amChihiro


  • June 25, 2009 at 3:42 amShiroiRyu

    Love the short OP & ED… :)
    And the episode.

  • June 25, 2009 at 9:36 amWingZerozxt

    how many eps in this season?

  • June 25, 2009 at 9:56 amRauzes

    Special ED1 was awesome.

  • June 25, 2009 at 8:08 pmxcswmboy

    rofl, Nike-kun.

  • June 25, 2009 at 8:44 pmHiwatari

    The manager for Eclipse is starting to look really creepy. I don’t know if it is his big glasses or just his overall character.

    The special op and ed was so random and out of place but I guess it coincided with what spanky said in relation to magic.

    Is it confirmed that Slash is the same person from Dan’s childhood? It does seem like he has regressed somewhat with the meeting between him and Iceman.

  • June 25, 2009 at 9:40 pmToma

    What kind of creature is spanky?

  • June 26, 2009 at 10:41 amShiroiRyu

    Hiwatari : I think it’s Slash father and not Slash. :)

  • June 26, 2009 at 11:02 amOmni

    Hiwatari & ShiroiRyu: Not confirmed absolutely, but as I said in my episode 10 write-up, the credits of episode 10 list him as “Seinen Slash.” That implies that it’s him and that he gets younger as the years go on.

  • June 26, 2009 at 1:27 pmyuuji

    rofl big-boobs called “nike-san” to make the team’s new shoes LOL