Battle 10 Run Kenichi! A Boxer’s Weakness
Summary: Ukita is livid. He doesn’t understand how Kenichi can evade them for so long without getting caught in their small school. The humiliation he suffers each day infuriates him and, to make matters worse, their failure lowers their rank and reputation in Ragnarok too. Takeda’s lack of enthusiasm doesn’t help matters but it turns out he has a plan. Takeda’s “mission impossible”: hold Kenichi’s friends hostage and force him to reveal himself.
It’s a good plan but the two students Ukita nabs aren’t his friend, they actually bully Kenichi. He definitely won’t come. So they all think, except Takeda whose intuition is right on when Kenichi shows up to save his classmates. Kenichi easily takes care of Ukita but Takeda is another matter. He challenges Kenichi to a freestyle boxing matching, giving himself a handicap of using just his right arm. Kenichi quickly learns Takeda’s speed and agility is almost on par with Apachai. He goes down twice in the first round just moments of starting the match but Takeda underestimates Kenichi who suddenly recalls the technique to exploit a boxer’s weakness. The low kick! With it, he seals Takeda’s agility and gets his first KO by the end of the first round.
Review: Takeda is the surprise character of this episode. He’s surprisingly laid back and even saves Kenichi’s classmate from cracking his head open when Ukita throws him, very unlike the other violent sadists in Ragnarok. I’d even surmise Takeda had every intention to quickly KO Kenichi in the first round so he doesn’t hurt him too much. Why? Because he’s not really a bad guy. Then again, Takeda could’ve set up the boxing match to protect his secret.
HSD Kenichi had awful art production in the past but rectified itself in the last episode which had lots of new visual elements and above average quality art. It’s back to normal in this episode but it isn’t as bad as it was in the past.
Smiley Rating Chart
(5 = Excellent, 4 = good, 3 = okay, 2 = stinks, 1 = Poo)
Story: :) :) :P :)
Visuals: :) :) :) .5
Sound: :) :) :) :) :)
Overall: :mrgreen: x4
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