Episode 5 – Even though now isn’t the time to think about such things
Movie references of the episode – None surprisingly but maybe they were more subtle this time.
Character development episode with very little in terms of plot advancement. More about Saki and Akira are fleshed out along with a new Selecao player being introduced. I guess these episodes are important to get the viewers more involved into the characters but I thought it was very typical of many Anime series. The other characters such as Saki’s college friends are not interesting at all. Akira is still an intriguing character as he grasps with what he has done in the past and what he is going to do to save Japan. But overall this has been the weakest episode so far. No spoilers this week.