AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Discussion > Older Series

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2013-01-24, 22:41   Link #221
Aesthetic Shampoo
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Age: 20
It takes me three times as long to watch an episode because i pause so much in fear of whats to come
Aesthetic Shampoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-24, 22:56   Link #222
Master_Yoma
Nekokota Festival
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lost in the Fairy Forest
Now that was the best fantasy Manabe had Kotoura as a sheep girl
__________________
Master_Yoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-24, 23:02   Link #223
frubam
singing heartbreak
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: /人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\
Age: 31
Send a message via AIM to frubam
After this episode, Manabe is AMAZING as the male lead, but the moment I saw him grin and clench his fist, I didn’t think “Oh, he’s fighting back because he’s being attacked.”, but thought, “This guy had a bad history of fighting.”. At least 2 of the guys he was fighting were both bulkier and taller than he was, and the 3rd guy was fat. There’s no way a high schooler could do all of that damage to 4 guys, whose 2 are members at the dojo(I dunno if the black belts are actual black belts, or just standard gi attire here) at once w/o SOME kind of skill. If this is true, it’ll be interesting to see what skeletons Manabe has in his closet, and whether they are as dark or is darker than Kotoura’s.
__________________
Even young love hurts MAL account

frubam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-24, 23:04   Link #224
ellessarr
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2012
Age: 36
omg that moritani bitch she is a shame in the name of all "childhood friends" girls, even if the OP show she gona be forgiven and joing the club, i'm not forgiving this bitch she deserves even worsth suffer, she asked her korrai to attack manabe O.o omg freaking yandere, i really disliked who she just get this "suffer from guilt" indeed looks like a good punishiment but was needed him suffer too, she disevers a ownself punishiment she dont deserve forgiveness.

yuriko(have a chibi complex) and daichi are more than just "friends" lol when yuriko was about to say who they are lovers daichi stoppend and say who they are just childhood friends even after that he told to her to go to his home because his parents asked.

manabe kun again being amazing show how really a male MC must be with his girl and not a just chickening guy.
ellessarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-24, 23:06   Link #225
AC-Phoenix
Detective
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Age: 26
Am I seeing things or was Kotoura's mother the nurse oO
__________________
Those who forget about the past are condemned to repeat it - Santayana

Sidenote: I'm seemingly too dumb for my current keyboard, so if you see the same character twice in a row, when it doesn't belong there just ignore it.
AC-Phoenix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-24, 23:38   Link #226
SeijiSensei
AS Oji-kun
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mucking about
Age: 64
She was a lot younger than Kotoura's mother.
__________________
SeijiSensei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-24, 23:38   Link #227
HandofFate
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
I really like the dynamic between the club prez, and daichi. Daichi's character design looks rather odd, but its neat that he has a rather serious observational side and I like how he's there to support the prez and to make sure she isn't consumed by whatever agenda she seems to have.

Also love all the imo subtle actions between the two that showed they were close even before saying they were childhood friends this episode.


Quote:
Originally Posted by AC-Phoenix View Post
Am I seeing things or was Kotoura's mother the nurse oO
lol, not even close. You see the mother in the opening credits walking by looking miserable.

That being said, I wonder from the preview seems Kotoura goes back to her grandfather/monk guy's place. Wonder if we will see the mother again soon. Since she shows up in the opening credits, as well as in chibi form running with everyone else near the end. Maybe the two make up a bit, probably not full reconciliation, but at least a forgiveness for abandoning her.
__________________
...
HandofFate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 01:02   Link #228
FlareKnight
User of the "Fast Draw"
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Age: 27
Send a message via AIM to FlareKnight Send a message via MSN to FlareKnight
Well this was another good episode for the series. Did a nice job making you wonder just who was going to be attacked. Though I suppose it makes more sense that Moritani could get away with getting those guys to attack a "stalker" compared to just some random girl. That might have pushed it too far.

Have to say Manabe really is a damn good guy. More relieved that Kotoura wasn't caught up in that situation than bothered by his own injuries. Though pretty shocking that he hurt those guys that bad. Makes you wonder about this guy. Still, sadly that goodness didn't quite make everything turn out alright.

Kotoura sure does put a lot onto her own shoulders. Even blaming herself for Moritani feeling that level of mental stress realizing that all her guilty thoughts were practically on a loudspeaker for Kotoura. Though I have to say that would be a rather unpleasant situation. Not that it wasn't undeserved considering what she did. I mean practically hiring a hit and then being upset that they didn't beat him up the right amount? I get she let anger cloud her judgment, but a bit late to have second thoughts about it.

Sadly Kotoura blamed herself for everything. Not too surprising with her past though. At this point she just assumes that everything bad is all her fault and if she stays around people either they will leave her or they'll get hurt in her place. She can't take either one. Would seem likely that she pulled back to staying with her grandfather for the moment.

Of course nothing will end like this. Time for Manabe to take action and track that girl down. Otherwise she'll just keep on hurting. Looking forward to seeing how this all gets resolved.

On a lighter note, great imagination from Manabe. This guy is amazing . Though he really does sabotage himself sometimes. Sets up for a confession and then kills Kotoura's motivation to follow through .
__________________
FlareKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 01:12   Link #229
Wild Goose
Truth Martyr
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Doing Anzu's paperwork.
Age: 28
This episode was made of win. The beginning bits were fun, and I loled at tone deaf Kotoura (IIRC, her seiyuu sings the OP), though that's something that can be trained. That's the beauty of singing; of all the creative arts, it's one where you don't need talent to be good, just training and practice.

There's a bit of drama, but that just means next week, Manabe is going to drag Kotoura back.

Also I like the setup between Yuriko and Daichi, really shows how they've been friends for ages, and that there could be something more if they just reach out and grabbed it.
__________________
~Speaking my mind, even when it costs me~
One must forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged.Heinrich Heine.

I believe in miracles.

Wild Goose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 01:30   Link #230
Flower
Celestial operations....
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: The Dilapidated Astronomy Observatory...
*sigh*

Such a great ep....



This series is gonna kill me, I am sure of it -_-
__________________
Flower is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 01:44   Link #231
Dark Wing
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Age: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by frubam View Post
After this episode, Manabe is AMAZING as the male lead, but the moment I saw him grin and clench his fist, I didn’t think “Oh, he’s fighting back because he’s being attacked.”, but thought, “This guy had a bad history of fighting.”. At least 2 of the guys he was fighting were both bulkier and taller than he was, and the 3rd guy was fat. There’s no way a high schooler could do all of that damage to 4 guys, whose 2 are members at the dojo(I dunno if the black belts are actual black belts, or just standard gi attire here) at once w/o SOME kind of skill. If this is true, it’ll be interesting to see what skeletons Manabe has in his closet, and whether they are as dark or is darker than Kotoura’s.
Well there could be some truth to this seeing how in episode one her refused to go over Moritani's house because he seriously thought she wanted his fighting skills
__________________
Dark Wing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 02:18   Link #232
LoweGear
Device Meister
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 3 times the passion of the usual flamenco
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wild Goose View Post
and I loled at tone deaf Kotoura (IIRC, her seiyuu sings the OP), though that's something that can be trained.
Correction: actually the OP is sung by none other than Nakajima Megumi ( ), while Kotoura is voiced by Kanemoto Hisako (i.e. Ika Musume). Nakajima's voice is rather distinct, especially during the closing verses of the OP song.
__________________

On Perspective: "Depending on who you talk to, twintails are either ponytails multiplied by two, or divided by two.
LoweGear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 02:24   Link #233
Wild Goose
Truth Martyr
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Doing Anzu's paperwork.
Age: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoweGear View Post
Correction: actually the OP is sung by none other than Nakajima Megumi ( ), while Kotoura is voiced by Kanemoto Hisako (i.e. Ika Musume). Nakajima's voice is rather distinct, especially during the closing verses of the OP song.
*pauses from work to hide under his desk and relisten to the song*

*facepalms*


You're absolutely right. Ranka-chan~ (inb4 Sheryl is best girl. The solution: SherylxRanka & AltoxVF-25 OTP. ;P)

MY SEIYUU-FU IS WEAK! DAMNIT!!!!! T__T It's like I can only recognise Takehito Koyasu and Shizuka Itou at this point.

...nevermind, I shall console myself with getting AR medals tonight.

Edit: After looking at the ANN castlist, I'm facepalming at how I didn't recognise KanaHana or Kikuko "Always 17" Inoue as Haruka's mom. T__T
__________________
~Speaking my mind, even when it costs me~
One must forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged.Heinrich Heine.

I believe in miracles.

Wild Goose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 03:13   Link #234
totoum
Gamer
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Age: 26
Send a message via MSN to totoum
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wild Goose View Post
Edit: After looking at the ANN castlist, I'm facepalming at how I didn't recognise KanaHana
Fun seiyuu fact: the Mifune X Muroto couple uses the same seiyuus as this couple though the character types are quite different!


Nothing much to say about the episode itself,it was good as I now expect of this show and I look forward to more.
I'm really curious as to what the source material looks like,not exactly sure how this story could be told in 4 koma style.
__________________
totoum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 07:48   Link #235
~Yami~
a random Indonesian otaku
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Xanadu
Age: 22
next time, I should be reminded that after a bright opening there will be a depressing scene....

next time the whole club will finally try to find out those who take care of Kotoura since her parents left her...

I really want Yuriko reveal her true goal to Kotoura.... it just hurt to think that she has the biggest potential to hurt her in upcoming episode
__________________

even if you can't see me, even if you can't hear me, I'll be by your side (Kaname Madoka, 2011)
anime list
manga list
~Yami~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 07:59   Link #236
FredFriendly
Beyond the Fringe
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Yami~ View Post
I really want Yuriko reveal her true goal to Kotoura.... it just hurt to think that she has the biggest potential to hurt her in upcoming episode
I suspect that Kotoura will find out by accident that Yuriko has been using her all along and that the only reason she wanted Kotoura to join the club was so that she could use her for her ultimate goal. This will cause another "crisis of the week" for Kotoura, and she will quit the club (again). Yuriko will see the error of her ways, and Kotoura will, unfortunately, forgive her. But, of course, she will still use Kotoura anyways, 'cause she's just selfish, unsympathetic, and insensitive.
FredFriendly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 09:07   Link #237
-Sho-
~Omedetô~
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Somewhere between heaven and hell !
Ep 3 was great , so great. Can't wait for more chara's development.
The karaoke was hilarious & felt real. Great cast on it.
Still surprised that a few people watch this anime...

Last edited by -Sho-; 2013-01-25 at 09:19.
-Sho- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 10:15   Link #238
orpheus2
Pleased to Meet You
 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Philippines
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredFriendly View Post
I suspect that Kotoura will find out by accident that Yuriko has been using her all along and that the only reason she wanted Kotoura to join the club was so that she could use her for her ultimate goal. This will cause another "crisis of the week" for Kotoura, and she will quit the club (again). Yuriko will see the error of her ways, and Kotoura will, unfortunately, forgive her. But, of course, she will still use Kotoura anyways, 'cause she's just selfish, unsympathetic, and insensitive.
I am more in the line of Yuriko convincing herself she needs to use Kotoura for her own goals but failing at it.As Daichi said it, she doesn't fit the villain role.

Looks like Manabe and co. will learn a part or all of Kotoura's past next episode.
__________________
orpheus2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 10:53   Link #239
FredFriendly
Beyond the Fringe
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by orpheus2 View Post
I am more in the line of Yuriko convincing herself she needs to use Kotoura for her own goals but failing at it.As Daichi said it, she doesn't fit the villain role.
Well, yes, Yuriko has already convinced herself that she needs to use Kotoura for her own goals. I wasn't actually speculating on whether or not she succeeds, rather, on whether or not Kotoura finds out that she is being used, and what will happen when she does. Just like we are the observers of Kotoura's growing affection for Manabe, for which I suspect that he will eventually find out how she feels, we are likewise observing Yuriko's underhanded treatment of Kotoura, for which I think Kotoura will eventually find out.

I do wonder if Manabe has or will realize what is really going on with Yuriko.
FredFriendly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-01-25, 11:22   Link #240
SeijiSensei
AS Oji-kun
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mucking about
Age: 64
I don't see Yuriko as especially evil, and I doubt the manga-ka or anime writers do either. We already know she has some horrible memories stored away, and given the nature of the show, I expect her to be treated sympathetically whenever push comes to shove. Moritani won't remain in the villain role much longer either, I suspect. I expect we'll discover there is more to her dislike of growing up in a dojo than we have seen so far.
Spoiler:
To me, the "villain" in this show, if you can call it that, is the unwelcoming society in which Kotoura must live. Kotoura-san seems largely a critique of conformist pressures in Japanese society, at least as it plays out among adolescents. Even Manabe, whom everyone here apparently admires, quickly became an outcast just by showing compassion for Kotoura. Now that he has declared his feelings publicly, he's become even more of a pariah.

I do hope we get to see a bit more balance in Kotoura herself, though. So far she's a victim without blemish and somewhat unbelievably forgiving as we see at the end of episode three. That makes her less human and less interesting as a character in the long run.
__________________

Last edited by SeijiSensei; 2013-01-25 at 19:55. Reason: You'd think I could at least spell the main character's name correctly!
SeijiSensei is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
4-koma, drama, romantic comedy, school life, seinen, slice of life, supernatural, tragedy

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.