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Old 2011-05-01, 23:28   Link #8081
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Toddler Hayate and Athena intensely locking lips is more disturbing than Wataru and Saki's age gap.
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Old 2011-05-02, 07:06   Link #8082
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Yes. Yes, it was very disturbing.
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Old 2011-05-02, 07:36   Link #8083
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Yes. Yes, it was very disturbing.
I can't say it bothered me, but then I saw the whole thing as innocent and I get baffled by people who read that story and are all "true wuv forever!"

I'm also greatly annoyed with toy shipping in general. I don't care if the main characters met when they were two! It doesn't mean anything!
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Old 2011-05-02, 11:11   Link #8084
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The age difference would be more worrying if it hadn't been shown time and again that Wataru's the mature, reliable one of the pair...
*thinking about it*

...Nope, still makes me awkward

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you left out Erio (clow reed) and Mizuki Kaho
What can I say? It was ten years ago, my memory is fuzzy

But my point is, these wide age gaps don't sit well for me.

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well it is only a 7 yr difference, imagine saki 77 and wateru 70.
So we'll wait 50 years ?

In the mean time- uncomfortabbbblllleeeeee

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Toddler Hayate and Athena intensely locking lips is more disturbing than Wataru and Saki's age gap.
Not for me, I'm a fan of puppy love romance. Not a fan of wide age gaps... Unless they're immortal, then comparing age is pointless... As long as one of them isn't trap in child form...
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Old 2011-05-02, 12:23   Link #8085
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Hmmm, swap the gender of the guy and the girl, then everyone will cheer for it. Léon: The Professional was pretty good, right?
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Old 2011-05-02, 14:27   Link #8086
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I know several real life couples with such large age gaps (both male older and female older) and they're almost all going fantastically well, so it doesn't bother me a bit. The fact that Saki sees a 13 year old boy as an object of romantic affection though...cradle-robbing anyone? But they're not going to get together for at least another 5 years, so it's all good.

I love the Athena x Hayate couple, but the kissing at six years old? Yeah, that bothered me.
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Old 2011-05-02, 22:41   Link #8087
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Kids kissing is fine. Kids kissing deep mouth to mouth while also living together alone is going far.
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Old 2011-05-03, 00:22   Link #8088
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Hmmm, swap the gender of the guy and the girl, then everyone will cheer for it. Léon: The Professional was pretty good, right?
Nope, still the same thing for me- the issue isn't their gender

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I know several real life couples with such large age gaps (both male older and female older) and they're almost all going fantastically well, so it doesn't bother me a bit. The fact that Saki sees a 13 year old boy as an object of romantic affection though...cradle-robbing anyone? But they're not going to get together for at least another 5 years, so it's all good.
Like I've said, I guess I'm not as open minded as people...

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Kids kissing is fine. Kids kissing deep mouth to mouth while also living together alone is going far.
It's not like they did anything...
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Old 2011-05-03, 06:45   Link #8089
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Kids kissing deep mouth to mouth while also living together alone is going far.
I don't remember any deep mouth to mouth kissing though. Don't make this any worse than it already is.
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Old 2011-05-03, 08:22   Link #8090
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Huh anyone read Brave New World? The kissing thing is just a reflection of the society. That or A-Tan being lonely.
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Old 2011-05-03, 10:50   Link #8091
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Or oversexualized. Hayate I can understand 'cos he lived in a one-bedroom apartment with his parents, but where did A-tan get all those ideas from?
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Old 2011-05-03, 10:53   Link #8092
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I think it was just meant to look cute an innocent, considering both of them were around 6 years old. That, and A-tan was lonely.
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Old 2011-05-03, 13:13   Link #8093
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Yeah, but what kind of mentality leads to: "Hey, I'm a lonely six-year old. I think I'll kiss a boy."?
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Old 2011-05-03, 15:34   Link #8094
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What's wrong with a lonely girl kissing a boy ?
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Old 2011-05-03, 15:43   Link #8095
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Yeah, but what kind of mentality leads to: "Hey, I'm a lonely six-year old. I think I'll kiss a boy."?
"I like him, and kissing is a sign of affection" mentality? I don't think it's a good idea to read too much into it. I mean, if you see a small child parading around naked, he's not an exhibitionist or embracing the nudist movement. He's just being a child.
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Old 2011-05-03, 15:45   Link #8096
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Before she kissed him, wasn't the boy able to help the lonely girl smiled again after she had been trapped and alone for who knows how long? Although you may say that the kissing was to make Hayate stay with her, but there's no doubt that she had developed some feelings for him. So, she kissed because she was lonely wasn't really true.
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Old 2011-05-03, 18:41   Link #8097
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"I like him, and kissing is a sign of affection" mentality? I don't think it's a good idea to read too much into it. I mean, if you see a small child parading around naked, he's not an exhibitionist or embracing the nudist movement. He's just being a child.
Listen to this man, for he is enlightened.
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Old 2011-05-03, 19:01   Link #8098
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Right, but where did that idea that kissing is a sign of affection come from on A-tan's part?
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Old 2011-05-03, 22:43   Link #8099
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Right, but where did that idea that kissing is a sign of affection come from on A-tan's part?
She took a degree on human relationship at Havard...

... No seriously, is it really that shocking for a kid to know that kissing equals affection? The whole world isn't exactly trying to keep it a secret
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Old 2011-05-04, 02:43   Link #8100
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You've simply got to see your parents kissing to realise it's a form of affection. I'm sure any kid understands that much. I swear, it's not rocket science.
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