Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 12: They Set It Up And Bring It Home


This anime didn’t disappoint. As we went into the final episode it delivered yet another cohesive resolution to its plot bringing everything together in a highly satisfying manner.


Of course we get plenty of Lin and Banba, which probably explains part of what I liked about this episode. But mostly it was that all the characters came together in a fairly natural way, we had a fairly big blood-bath of enemies with, once again, minor injuries for the main cast, but we also had Lin make his decision regarding Fei and that gave the episode just the right amount of drama.

As close to a confession as we’ll ever get.

The Lin/Fei moment was particularly well handled. It didn’t drag out and their final fight lasted seconds but had suitable impact. I can’t say I had any complaints at all about how this ended up. Looking forward to writing a final review for this series, but I think I’ll rewatch it first.


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11 thoughts on “Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 12: They Set It Up And Bring It Home

  1. Honestly, I’m satisfied with the relationship Lin and Banba have now, though I wish it was slightly more romantic I think there’s definitely potential for a real relationship to blossom. Here’s why. Lin is just beginning to trust Banba and others so it will take some time, this anime already has two gay characters both as dads! so it’s definitely likely that something will happen for Lin and Banba too. Not to mention that it is literally stated in the ending of the episode that they see a good connection between the two during the baseball game. They have such an interesting and unique dynamic and there’s room for more. Overall amazing anime, sucks that its super underrated, it really needs more recognition! AND WE NEED A SEASON 2 DAMMIT.

    1. I would love to spend more time with these characters but only if they have more stories to tell. Otherwise, this could get old fast. Still, Lin and Banba are awesome and this show was just really fun and I definitely think more people should check it out.

  2. Glad you enjoyed this one. I wanted to but I couldn’t help but feel like somebody just read Durarara and decided they could do something similar but with assassins and baseball. This was made worse when I found out that there is a cross-over LN thing. It just never clicked for me. Some cool concepts though.

    1. Some shows are like that. I have never managed more than a couple of episodes of Durarara. As much as I want to watch it, I just never get into it.

      1. Haha, wouldn’t that be how it is? We are opposites on this one XD That’s alright. I liked Durarara but I don’t feel like you are missing out. It isn’t a classic type show like Baccano!

  3. Looking forward to your final review and I’m happy that you kept up with this one during the Winter. With only a handful of reviewers actually discussing it and providing coverage – I appreciate what you and the other Hakata bloggers brought to the table. Thank you!

    1. Glad you liked the coverage. This one definitely went under a lot of people’s radars and I kind of think more people need to give it a try.

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