Mou Ippon! Episode 3: Hot Coach and an Old Score

Title says it all.

Tough coach accuses Nagumo of dying her hair

We began the episode with a flashback but we’ll talk about it in a bit. Let’s first go over the coach’s introduction. It began when a big tough guy PE teacher caught Michi and Sanae playing an otome game and gushing over the handsome teacher in-game, hoping their club advisor would be someone as dreamy as him. Unfortunately when the big guy got all strict on them they feared the worst. Nagumo tried showing off in her usual adorably cocky way but the big guy wasn’t having it. He went a bit far when he accused her of dying her hair.

Nagumo embarrassed and grateful to MichiFortunately Michi cleared things up revealing she’s a natural born brunette named Anna Nagumo. One of her parents was probably foreign. Nagumo took notes from Miorine on how to show her appreciation to Michi and hide her embarrassment. She did praise her lovely hair after all.

Shino about to overpower the big guyFortunately for our heroines the titular hot coach (technically advisor but close enough) arrived to help cool down the big guy the hard way. Her name was Shino Natsume and she’s the official Judo Club advisor. Michi and Sanae were excited because she’s similar to the handsome teacher in the game. She’s more of a serious but caring type.

Shino vs TowaUpon hearing Shino’s pretty good too Michi and Sanae wanted to see her go up against Towa. She didn’t disappoint. Michi thought she’s a championship contender but it’s more like she took notes from all the students she guided and honed her craft from there. Classic “Even teachers learn something new every day” philosophy.

Nagumo feels left outI’d like to think Nagumo felt left out of the action. She desperately wanted to play with Michi. I could be wrong but why else was she persistent in getting Michi to join the Kendo Club?

Erika AmaneTime for the other part of the episode. As our judo heroines celebrated their team growing stronger in preparation for the upcoming competition Towa saw Michi ordering big and wanted to do the same. The waitress got the order wrong and brought a parfait someone else ordered to their table. Michi didn’t think twice and gobbled it up. The ones who ordered heard her. It was another judo team. Their leader approached Towa.

Towa's smirkShe, Erika Amane, was glad to see Towa still took judo because it meant she could have her revenge for what happened “that day” in middle school. Flashback time. Towa beat Erika in a match to determine the captain of the team for a middle school tournament. I assume it’s the same one she faced Michi at or the one she mentioned competing in. Point being Erika saw Amane’s smirk and was scarred by it. Though her teammates knew she’s a nice girl she could be nasty when serious.

Michi gets an Ippon on TowaThis flashback occurred during training as Michi landed an Ippon on Towa but she could tell Towa’s mind was elsewhere so it didn’t satisfy her.

Michi tickles TowaWith Sanae’s advice Michi was able to assure Towa she did nothing wrong because she was an honorable warrior. Then she cheered the cutie up her way. It’s safe to say Michi has a yuri harem. Nothing it stopping us after all.

Nagumo tells Towa to give it her allTowa’s excited to meet up with her homies for the tournament until she saw Nagumo on the train who basically said she better bring the gold for the Judo Team as their ace like her for the Kendo Team as their ace. She didn’t think Michi and Sanae were strong enough teammates to bring the gold but Towa believed in them. She only said that because they weren’t championship level yet.

We ended the episode with the gang seeing how much competition they had. Would they be up to the challenge? We’ll find out next time. Good stuff again.

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6 Responses to Mou Ippon! Episode 3: Hot Coach and an Old Score

  1. Kotori_Sonoda says:

    While it would be funny for that macho coach to be the advisor, fortunately for our heroines the cooler Ms. Shino would be their coach.
    We do meet the first rival team here! Find it funny that they roughly correspond to our 3 girls too.
    Nagumo feels a bit left out but I like that she tells Towa to take Michi and Sanae to the top. She does really care, aww.

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  2. chikorita157 says:

    At least we dodged the bullet again with their club advisor being a woman, but a tomboy. Still, it’s quite amazing how Shino took down a muscular gym teacher.

    Also, it’s interesting to see Himura’s rival, Erika whom she beaten. I wonder if she will face off against her during the preliminaries. I agree, Nagumo feels a bit left out, maybe she should do Judo with Michi, Sanae, and Himura.

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  3. yurimylove says:

    tournament arc starts! Let’s see how the team fares in their first high school outing.

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  4. Nick says:

    Shino is a cool coach indeed! The way she threw down the PE instructor was so smooth!

    Poor Nagumo, she’s missing out on the judo club fun. Maybe it’s time to step over to the other side of the gym and join them.

    The Towa backstory as good. As expected from a sports anime, but it’s still nice to see.

    Looking forward to their first tournament next time! That should be exciting!

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