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Old 2012-04-30, 02:58   Link #441
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Like how the anime showed a difference between the connections of drool.

Oka only got the scrape and the cut but didn't feel anything. Tsubaki actually felt the pain of the cut and the scraped knee, showing that the connection between him and Urabe was the stronger of the two.
It did not show that Tsubaki receive any physical injury, but that he only felt it. I'm not sure if feeling is closer than physical, but I'll leave that debate for some other time.

I'm kind of confuse with the direction of this episode. I was not sure if they were trying to make real friends or trying to spice up the yuri action.

Also, why does Urabe also have connections with other people through her drool, if it is so special to one person? As for why Urabe thinks Oka's saliva is sweet, and Oka's response that Urabe has not kissed, none of that made sense at all. How does Oka know that from her test? Is Oka another one of Urabe's kind (besides the obvious fact that they are both female)?
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Old 2012-04-30, 21:06   Link #442
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This episode was Yuri related.
Really? I didn't get any yuri vibes at all. Rather, I am left wondering if Oka has some kind of alterior motive for becoming Urabe's friend, particularly because of what she witnessed. On the other hand, she could simply want to be her friend because she finds Urabe interesting.

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...Wait, if Urabe only needs one person who shares a connection like that with her why did she test that guy in the previous episode? Wouldn't it have not mattered anyways?
Good point, though perhaps, and only perhaps, she learned this through the drool test with Ogata. Otherwise, if she already knew this, then she must have had alterior motives for testing Ogata.

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...Heck, I'm wondering if the same can be said for Oka, since Mikoto's tricks work with her as well and vice versa.
I don't get the impression that there's anything special about Oka in that sense, other than her drool has an affect on Urabe. We don't know if her drool has an affect on anyone else in the same way. Urabe seems to be the conduit through which emotions and experiences pass back and forth with her and certain, select individuals. It's something akin to the premise widely used in anime that only certain individuals, if any, can see the ghost that the MC can see. Sidekick A can see the ghost, but sidekick B cannot. Sidekick A can make a connection with Urabe through drool, but sidekick B cannot.
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Old 2012-04-30, 22:18   Link #443
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The episode title trolled me in, which led me to put on those yuri goggles, but it was really limited to some droll exchanges. Will not be surprised if Tsubaki finds himself in a menage-a-trois in his dreams...

But still this episode left me open-mouthed.
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Old 2012-04-30, 23:20   Link #444
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I'm not sure that Urabe herself knows the entire breadth of what her saliva can do. She seems to have a lot of assumptions that she's taken for granted as fact (for example, that one and ONLY one person -- Tsubaki -- will have a connection with her), which is why she was so blindsided by Oka's compatibility.
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Old 2012-05-01, 03:23   Link #445
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I've read all of the existing 65 chapters of the manga over the weekend since it's more than unlikely that a 12 episode adaption will cover all of the source material anyway. Unfortunately after about chapter 30 the reader starts to suffer the same fate as its young male protagonist: Being trapped in an eternal, almost unchanging cycle with constant feeling of déjà-vu. The story and character development slows down to a snail's pace which is somewhat disappointing given that the early chapters (and anime episodes) had a refreshing tendency to have characters that do not devolve into hand-waving and stuttering but express their feelings openly if a bit shy which is appropriate given their age and experience level. But now the source material is back to the carrot dangling before the reader's eyes type of storytelling which plagues so many other romance series.
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Old 2012-05-01, 03:43   Link #446
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I doubt this adaptation's gonna follow the manga closely.
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Old 2012-05-01, 03:50   Link #447
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No wonder my eyes rolled reading that seemingly never-ending arc.
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Old 2012-05-01, 07:49   Link #448
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If there's a manga thread, we better take it there guys. That's already verging on spoilers. ^^;

By the way, I've read the manga too. That arc got on my nerves because it dragged on for far too long... And showed that, yeah, Tsubaki is an idiot.
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Old 2012-05-01, 09:09   Link #449
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If there's a manga thread, we better take it there guys. That's already verging on spoilers. ^^;
You're right, it would be unfair to the anime viewers to expose them to spoilers, both concrete and indicated ones. So I've used my powers of necromancy and revived the respective thread in the manga forum.
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Old 2012-05-01, 15:32   Link #450
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Just watched eps 4, and I'm still loving the show. I am really happy with how well they have been able to capture the weirdness of Tsubaki's dreams in the anime; that was one point I was really worried about. They're also doing a good job of pacing things so far. I look forward to seeing how they handle 5.
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Old 2012-05-03, 22:02   Link #451
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I think the drool is merely symbolic of the "connection" between Urabe and other people. Certain people click with her, and this is symbolized by the sharing of drool.
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Old 2012-05-03, 22:25   Link #452
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If her drool tastes that good, imagine what the other one would taste like?
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Old 2012-05-03, 23:22   Link #453
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If her drool tastes that good, imagine what the other one would taste like?
Two Words: Psycho Serum; Qu'est-ce que c'est.

Would rival Sanae Furukawa Bread with a topping of Akiko Minase trademark jam in terms of potency.
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Old 2012-05-04, 04:19   Link #454
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Sanae Furukawa Bread + Akiko Minase Jam = Weapon of Mass Destruction!

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@topic Urabe's drool: The most interesting substance known to mankind. The catch: Only 2 people are affected by it. Three if you include Urabe herself.
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Old 2012-05-05, 16:48   Link #455
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Spoiler for Ep 5:
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Old 2012-05-05, 18:26   Link #456
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Spoiler for Ep 5:
Forget Pilates and Tae-Bo, panty scissor swordmanship is the new way of getting fit and healthy. Look at Urabe and tell me if it does or doesn't give results.
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Old 2012-05-05, 19:39   Link #457
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Forget Pilates and Tae-Bo, panty scissor swordmanship is the new way of getting fit and healthy. Look at Urabe and tell me if it does or doesn't give results.
It sure does! And, apparently if you're a girl, after only a couple of months panty scissor swordmanship can increase your bust size, as well, as you can see from a comparison of images from episodes 2 and 5:

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Old 2012-05-05, 19:46   Link #458
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To be fair, she is in puberty, and these things tend to happen.

Also, requesting a GIF of the scene were Urabe "flashes" Tsubaki, avatar size.
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Old 2012-05-05, 20:00   Link #459
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To be fair, she is in puberty, and these things tend to happen.

Also, requesting a GIF of the scene were Urabe "flashes" Tsubaki, avatar size.
No doubt some growth occurs, but the only thing I know of that would increase a woman's breast size by that much in so little time is mid- to late-term pregnancy. I'm admittedly no expert (being a man), but it looks to me like she's gone from a cup size B to a cup size E or F in no more than three months (if my memory serves me right they met in April and it's now either, I'm guessing, June or July).

Here's another view from episode 1:

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Old 2012-05-05, 20:05   Link #460
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No doubt some growth occurs, but the only thing I know of that would increase a woman's breast size by that much in so little time is mid- to late-term pregnancy.
It's an animation discrepancy. It's kind of like how Tomonori/Yuki from Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka seems positively flat-chested while in school uniform, yet is SECOND to Seraphim in cup size in civvies.
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