September 27, 2010 at 5:04 am Comments (14)
It almost pains me to have to refer to this as my last post on GIANT KILLING, because this is only the start of much more awesome things to come for ETU. Unfortunately, none of it will be animated, at least not anytime in the immediate future.
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September 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm Comments (11)
The short version of this post would be, “Wow.” Thanks to the climactic end to ETU’s biggest game that spanned seven episodes, this series sure delivered one adrenaline-pumping finish to the series. The excitement was off the scale and reminded me exactly why I picked up this show in the first place. It gave me goosebumps!
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September 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm Comments (20)
Akasaki’s not making any mistake with the rebound off Natsuki’s shot, as he totally buried the chance before him to bring ETU within one.
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September 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm Comments (9)
It’s about time the focus shifted to ETU’s offense, with Tsubaki showing everyone that he’s another player wearing the number seven that they should have their eyes on just as much as Kubota.
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August 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm Comments (13)
With ETU down two goals after half time and only instructed by Tatsumi to stick to the original plan and enjoy the game, a miraculous comeback now is bordering on fairy tale-like levels.
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August 25, 2010 at 7:42 pm Comments (7)
Well if being down one goal against Osaka Gunners wasn’t enough to set the stage for a miraculous comeback, being down two after the first half should help in that regard.
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August 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm Comments (10)
In terms of latent talent sitting right underneath their noses, Tatsumi didn’t land nearly as big of a sleeper in Tsubaki as Dulfer did in Kubota (Yamanaka Masahiro).
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August 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm Comments (14)
Well, the cat is out of the bag in terms of ETU’s formation change to two forwards with the announcement of the starting lineup.
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August 1, 2010 at 9:11 pm Comments (14)
Hmm, who would’ve thunk that Tatsumi recognized a much more fundamental problem in ETU’s recent string of draw games. It turns out it wasn’t simply the discord over the sole forward position, but the one amongst all the players who weren’t on the same page in terms of team expectations.
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July 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm Comments (9)
With Sera out with a minor sprain and Natsuki crouching up on his starting forward position so quickly that even potato chip trading cards are telling him as much, Sakai winds up being the one to dig him out of his rut.
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July 18, 2010 at 5:09 pm Comments (9)
As expected of Tatsumi, he wasn’t quick to hop on the Natsuki bandwagon and bench Sera following the return of ETU’s top scorer.
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July 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm Comments (8)
So as expected, the return of ETU’s Natsuki Youtarou (Kusunoki Taiten) puts pressure on Sera to step up his game if he wants to keep his starting forward position. What I wasn’t expecting however is for Youtarou to be ETU’s top scorer, meaning Sera’s got his work cut out for him.
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July 4, 2010 at 6:28 pm Comments (9)
After four consecutive episodes of the ETU versus Nagoya Gran Palace match, it looks like things are finally taking a break from the nonstop action to set up the next arc of the story.
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June 20, 2010 at 5:20 pm Comments (21)
GOAAALLL!!! God damn, I felt the manly tears coming out even though the game was far from being over. After all the struggles and criticism ETU’s endured, it’s about time they proved to everyone that Tatsumi wasn’t all talk when he said he’d make this league interesting again. Take that you non-believers!
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