This episode's race didn't look that great to me however. Nonetheless, I got emotional once Suzuka won.
Now, I was legit excited at the Derby with Spe vs. El. Heck, I still rewatch it a lot, and following it Suzuka vs. El and Grass.
And at Suzuka's race that caused the injury I was first super happy and then it happened, and I felt sick for real, since even though I didn't know by then that the real Suzuka died, I thought she might not run or even walk ever again.
I rarely get emotionally invested, much less in sports, but this show manages to pull me in.
If you told me before that I'd get hooked on watching girls running I wouldn't have believed it, yet here I am.
Suzuka's running form truly captivated me since episode 1.