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EP. REVIEW: Cheer Boys!!


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JaggedAuthor



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:08 pm Reply with quote
Lauren Orsini wrote:
So far, the strongest supporting character is the illustrious Wataru, a business-school dweeb with the range to go from quoting American Beauty to drunken babbling.


Yeah, Wataru's far and away my favorite thing about the show. I think he's managed to make me laugh every time he's been onscreen. (I also love how his athletic frames are the same color as Rei's - as if the inspiration weren't already obvious enough.) Unfortunately, as the team expands, we'll probably be spending less time with him.
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dash56



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:53 pm Reply with quote
This is a definite joy to watch. I'm liking the characters but Mr. Toe Touch steals the show.
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BluExocet



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:11 pm Reply with quote
I was honestly surprised at how great the first two episodes are. Even the technical quality is excellent. I'm pretty sure the cheer scene from ep.1 was rotoscoped, but I could be wrong. Excellent work either way. I'm definitely looking forward to more.

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Wingbeats



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:24 pm Reply with quote
I watched the first episode, and was like "well that was cute."

Then I rewatched the first episode with my friends, which made me pay attention more, and went "okay this is REALLY cute."

Then I watched the second episode and now it's my favorite of the new premiers this season - or at least, the one I'm the most hyped to see more of right now. Hooray for college dorks!
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Tanteikingdomkey



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:17 pm Reply with quote
so lets talk about pairings since that is probably what the series is going to end up fueling a lot of the fandom for this show.
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Saku-dono



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:57 pm Reply with quote
All I wish is for the prejudice to please stay out of this show, but meh, that's unlikely... So far, this is a very interesting watch. Yeah, it's about a group of boys wanting to do cheerleading, but, so what? If women can do MMA, then isn't it more feasible for dudes to do dancing? Oh, yeah, I'm not a fan of Sugita but he's awesome in this show.
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JaggedAuthor



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:03 pm Reply with quote
Saku-dono wrote:
All I wish is for the prejudice to please stay out of this show, but meh, that's unlikely...


I keep expecting it to come from Bando's sister, but so far, she's still sort of teetering on the brink.
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danshi_boy3



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:13 pm Reply with quote
This show is the best of season Razz Razz
91 Days tied with.
I laughed so loud when the megane boy "shipped" HaruKazu Laughing

Watching the preview of epi 03 my thoughts go on ... i was thinking... will the megane boy date the squirrel boy? Rolling Eyes
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Dop.L



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:16 pm Reply with quote
I always like it when a show I wasn't expecting to like much just reaches out and grabs me in the first episode.
The college setting opens up paths for the show you wouldn' t get from yet another high school show, and for me Wataru pretty much stole the show from his first appearance. Sugita Tomukazu makes the character sound deathly serious, but in a goofy way, and that amuses me no end.

So far, so good.
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chex mix



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:58 pm Reply with quote
I really like these characters. Obviously we don't know much about ladybug guy or curry guy yet, but the first four guys all have such distinct, relatable personalities and individual reasons for wanting to join the team that you don't see in most sports anime. Also, blue hair guy never stops smiling, but not in a stupid way, and I have no idea how they are pulling that off without making him totally annoying in the process. I expected to like this show, but not nearly as much as I do so far, and it's completely due to the strength of the characters.
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sunflower



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:41 pm Reply with quote
It must be the Tono effect. I thought Lauren said:

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With such a large supporting cast though, I'm less optimistic that I'll be able to build deep affinities for all of the cheeseburgers.


Anime smile + sweatdrop

I'm wishful that the guys will have distinct personalities that get built on, but with only 12 eps or so, by the time they introduce them all the show will be done.
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Peebs



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:19 am Reply with quote
So many things grabbed me about this show. First, male cheerleaders; then the designs; the fact that it's college, and not high school; that cheerleading is an actual sport and I haven't seen anything like it before in anime form.

I'm looking forward to all the characters to come.
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Hameyadea



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:38 am Reply with quote
When I first hear of this show, I thought that its premise was an interesting and unique one. After watching the first episode, I'm happy that the studio & staff also managed to present it with solid animation, voice talent, and musical score.
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sunflower



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:07 pm Reply with quote
The chibis in the ED are pretty darned adorable. And while I'm thinking about it, I like the OP as well. It gets the old blood pumping just like cheerleaders should. Laughing
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Zhou-BR



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:14 am Reply with quote
If this show had some actual animation (episode 3 was outright terrible in that department), it could have been the next Free. The characters are lots of fun, and their struggle to build a cheerleading team is quite engaging.
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