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Old 2012-06-09, 13:10   Link #741
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She probably needs to prove to herself she's better than Rea, thus she was trying to seduce Furuya and she was constantly trying to win the love of the Dad... Or so I think. They are all twisted so badly I stopped thinking about any logic long ago xD
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Old 2012-06-09, 13:43   Link #742
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Old 2012-06-09, 14:35   Link #743
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Marriageable age with parental consent is 16 in Japan so they might have met when she was 15 and gotten maried later with the parents happy to see her marry into a wealthy family.

Consent age confuses me though, from what I understand it's 13 on a national level but local authorities can make local laws that override that and make it older so it seems it's between 13 and 18 depending on where you are in japan
I suppose they could have waited until she was 16 (though i doubt it), but I do understand how her parents would have been happy to allow the marriage. Afterall, she would otherwise have presumably been a burden on them for years to come (financially and emotionally), being a cripple and an unmarriageable daughter. The plus being that he was from a wealthy and influential family, whereas they were merely commoners (so I understand).

I take it, therefore, that various regions of Japan have very liberal views on the age of consent, if not about sex in general. Is there no pedophile problem in Japan?

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...But Rea's dad has to be pretty single-minded to ignore the many worthy and pretty girls around him.
Apparently they are not young (or young looking) enough to suit his tastes.
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Old 2012-06-09, 20:59   Link #744
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Well found out why Danichirou is so creepy
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Old 2012-06-09, 22:54   Link #745
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I take it, therefore, that various regions of Japan have very liberal views on the age of consent, if not about sex in general. Is there no pedophile problem in Japan?

Apparently they are not young (or young looking) enough to suit his tastes.
Japan pretty much adopted the western custom. Still, the definition of pedophile problem is not "problem" in certain countries. Supposedly, a 12 years Virgin was married and gave birth in that region.

My impression is different from yours.
He's from high class, and he goes to graduate school. He' smarter than that. It's more like he's disgust that other people are after his money and social status. They act cute around him, but he hates it. If he wants young girls, he is more to get the cargo of them. Aria gets his attention, because she knows what is his preference. He still feels lonely when Aria is around him. Rea's mother doesn't treat him like other people. Maybe he wants someone sincere.
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Old 2012-06-09, 23:03   Link #746
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My response on the Random Curiosity Blog of the episode:


Based only on this episode, it makes it trickier to decide to hate/be really creeped out by or pity Dan’ichirou and Aria. It was easier to dislike the two of them when all we saw was the surface and their actions in plain sight, but now that we get a full explanation, like many situations, it makes it not so black and white like it used to be.

I guess, with his first wife, Dan’ichirou also found someone, if you recall her words to him, who seemed to truly understand him (however he is). All the maids, including Aria from the looks of it, were only really there and wanting to marry him due to social standing and tradition (all the maids being from strong, wealthy upbringings, not merely middle/lower-class girls working there), and didn’t really even try to get to know him or understand him (just blindly working and obeying, thinking that was all it took to get his attention), yet that girl’s words completely resonated with him. I doubt it was really pedophilia or anything given that it wasn’t like he saw her before the tournament even began and was creepily staring at her the whole time or anything. He didn’t even pay much mind to her when she came up to him to return his glove.

So while it doesn’t make what he’s doing to Rea (or Aria) any less weird or justifiable, I do feel that some people I’ve seen aren’t even really trying to see or understand the situation either and just WANT to see him as some sick pedophile bastard because it’s just easier that way…
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Old 2012-06-09, 23:08   Link #747
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I'll just leave this here. (The text of the picture is Hiroyo telling Rea "Alright, good work. Everything that happened to you was a delusion. Did you really think a human could become a zombie?")
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Old 2012-06-10, 00:11   Link #748
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Did we ever figure out what those three dots in vertical formation on dad's forehead mean?

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Old 2012-06-10, 01:40   Link #749
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Did we ever figure out what those three dots in vertical formation on dad's forehead mean?

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Now that you mention it... I really ignored it earlier. I saw characters so different visually that almost nothing interest me deeper (usually the appearance is just strange because it can) any more but at the same time I'm pretty oblivious to really obvious things. I wonder what do they mean.
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Old 2012-06-10, 11:32   Link #750
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Rea being forced to make her annual photo.
A great example of her father's twisted love.
At the same time Furuya was "relaxing" on his family vacation.
Well, at least he found something unexpectedly useful for later on.
Interesting how Furuya and Rea met before without even knowing it.
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Old 2012-06-10, 11:51   Link #751
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Marriageable age with parental consent is 16 in Japan so they might have met when she was 15 and gotten maried later with the parents happy to see her marry into a wealthy family.

Consent age confuses me though, from what I understand it's 13 on a national level but local authorities can make local laws that override that and make it older so it seems it's between 13 and 18 depending on where you are in japan
As best as I can determine... none of the laws on this matter are enforced -unless someone complains-. If no one complains, then ... -eh-
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Old 2012-06-10, 19:08   Link #752
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Based only on this episode, it makes it trickier to decide to hate/be really creeped out by or pity Dan’ichirou and Aria. It was easier to dislike the two of them when all we saw was the surface and their actions in plain sight, but now that we get a full explanation, like many situations, it makes it not so black and white like it used to be.
Never fear, OVA 1 takes care of this dilemma, no doubt about it.

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Old 2012-06-10, 20:39   Link #753
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OK, surprised that no one has commented about:

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Old 2012-06-10, 20:49   Link #754
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Where I come from, a man (or a woman) caught, tried and convicted of sexually molesting a 15-year old (boy or girl) is branded a sex offender, and is placed on a public Sex Offender Registry for the rest of their life. Consensual or not, and not limited to sex acts themselves, but merely touching and groping would do. So, where I come from, Sanka Dad would definitely be considered a pedophile.
Even if it would be actual molesting (i.e. against her will), that life-long registry is a bit harsh.
If it was consensual, that's sheer insanity. Where the hell do you live? Somewhere in the Middle East? Or some especially puritan state in the US?

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I feel little sympathy for Aria since she obviously wanted to marry for money & prestige and she was prepared to devote several years of her life to attain that goal. She asks for love from her husband when she did not have any in the first place, everything was a part of a plan.
Same here. However, who knows? Perhaps she actually *did* fall for him, when she was nursing him back to health. It seems that took a long time, and doing that just for money... Also her comment that she stangely things (or probably just wishes) that there was some love involved in his side hints at some love love being involved on her side. Why else would she wish such a thing?

Then again, the greed of some people is just plain limitless.
Anyway, for whatever reason she did marry him, she shot herself in the foot really bad. She doesn't get any attention at all, much less sex, and gets ever more desperate. She can only bear things when being drunk, probably already a heavy drinker. Most likely she's a heavy drinker for some time already, so she'll soon have liver cirrhosis (tasty picture inside ) or stuff like that. While she's not that fresh anymore and already has somewhat burned skin, it's still a waste... but I guess she doesn't care if she's wrecking herself.

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It's a wonder Aria managed to survive for that long without the comfort of the husband. At least she does have other comforters right?
I seriously doubt she has other comforters. if she had, she probably wouldn't be such a heavy drinker.

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But Rea's dad has to be pretty single-minded to ignore the many worthy and pretty girls around him.
Perhaps he was gay at first, and only that one girl made him considering trying a girl for a change.
Or perhaps it all just looked too arranged to him, but then it's still very strange that he treated *every* girl like air, not even giving them a single glance.

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Did we ever figure out what those three dots in vertical formation on dad's forehead mean?

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Good question. Perhaps he was attacked by an angry maid with a fork, because he was always ignoring her? XD
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Old 2012-06-10, 21:23   Link #755
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Even if it would be actual molesting (i.e. against her will), that life-long registry is a bit harsh.
If it was consensual, that's sheer insanity. Where the hell do you live? Somewhere in the Middle East? Or some especially puritan state in the US?
The original Puritan State in the US, Massachusetts.

Spoiler for very short off topic discussion about sex offender laws in the US:
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Old 2012-06-11, 21:40   Link #756
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The ova makes it look even clearer that the mom was a zombie. Though the way she finally died seems to be pretty bad. Also even more reason Rea's father has to be killed.
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Old 2012-06-12, 03:11   Link #757
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Once again, we're back to Rea and Chihiro's story after Mero's break last episode. Rea is the spitting image of her mother, that helps explain her father Danichirou's total obsession with her, considering how devastated he was after the death of the only woman he ever considered his wife. It's his own perverse way of coping with the loss of someone who can never be replaced.

Unfortunately for Aria, that meant she can never become the replacement for Rea's real mother. Danichirou, courtesy of his unyielding attitude, developed a fixation for his wife that could not be erased by her death.

Rea fully inherited her mother's looks, while the only thing she got from her father was part of his unyielding iron will, manifesting as her stubborn, subtly rebellious side.
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Old 2012-06-12, 12:05   Link #758
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UEFA hiatus this week?
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Old 2012-06-13, 01:46   Link #759
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UEFA hiatus this week?
That seems to be the case. Apparently, the Japanese want to watch European soccer. Or at the very least, TBS wants to show it, thus moving this show and Acchi Kocchi forward by a week.
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Old 2012-06-13, 11:42   Link #760
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That seems to be the case. Apparently, the Japanese want to watch European soccer. Or at the very least, TBS wants to show it, thus moving this show and Acchi Kocchi forward by a week.
ARGHHHH, I hate when that happened when I was little and now it happens again, I hate soccer >_<
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