Ping Pong Girl has come to an end and the folks at Kinema Citrus decided to go out with a bang.
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Rei continues to explore the mind of fellow shogi players in this new episode of 3-gatsu no Lion; the experience isn’t quite as heartwarming as the last time, but perhaps more revealing.
3-gatsu no Lion has a rare shogi-focused episode… though there’s little actual shogi. The show, once again, centers itself on themes such as the meaning of the game to its player.
After riding on depression for a long time, 3-gatsu no Lion finally gives Rei some happiness and much anticipated progress.
The practice match starts in this seventh episode of Ping Pong Girl along with introducing the rather weird bunch of Mozuyama middle school.
3-gatsu no Lion returns with a superb uninterrupted twenty-four minutes of… Rei talking.
With the introductions having been taken care of, episode six leans a bit towards the lighthearted side but it isn’t as boring as it could have turned out to be.
3-gatsu no Lion comes out of its lull to give us perhaps its best episode yet, as it confronts Rei’s painful past in the form of flashbacks.
Ping Pong Girl gives us two more high profile matches in this fifth entry but fails to improve on all those flaws seen previously.
Like an athlete tired after a marathon, 3-gatsu no Lion goes for its calmest episode yet right after its first shogi match. While preceding entries each advanced the story in their own way, this one is built on subtle hints alone, making it somewhat unsatisfying.