Lauren Orsini: "Things you won't see in this episode of Cheer Boys!!: cheerleading. But we're used to that, right? Over these last eleven episodes, I've gone through stages of denial, bargaining, and finally, acceptance that this is never going to be a sports anime. But after another week of the same tired jokes, the precarious sixteen-character balancing act, and absolutely zero sports, is it OK to be a little disappointed? This episode's drama was far from original, and even three revolving mini-stories weren't enough to keep it afloat."