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Old 2012-05-10, 12:45   Link #481
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Spoiler for Ep. 5: Bittersweet love:

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Old 2012-05-10, 13:19   Link #482
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Just beautiful
I think I got a little teary there--

I can't remember the last time (if ever) I saw a scene with multiple characters linked in a questionable or possible romantic connection being handled so well and seamlessly transitioning back and forth between them

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Nice version of Lullaby in Birdland
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Old 2012-05-10, 13:33   Link #483
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Old 2012-05-10, 13:35   Link #484
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Wow, I thought they'd skip the Kaoru-meets-his-mom story for various reasons, but no.
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Anyway, the seiyuu are doing such a great job, they deserve a reward or something. Too bad the seiyuu awards are a popularity contest... :/
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Old 2012-05-10, 13:39   Link #485
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Wow, I thought they'd skip the Kaoru-meets-his-mom story for various reasons, but no.
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Old 2012-05-10, 13:50   Link #486
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Kaoru and Ritsuko... so awkward.
Guess Sentaro is the only one for her after all..
Poor Kaoru just can't get a break with her.
Well, at least he got a chance to see his mother again.
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Old 2012-05-10, 14:01   Link #487
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Old 2012-05-10, 14:10   Link #488
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Old 2012-05-10, 14:14   Link #489
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Wow, I thought they'd skip the Kaoru-meets-his-mom story for various reasons, but no.
Spoiler for ep5:


Anyway, the seiyuu are doing such a great job, they deserve a reward or something. Too bad the seiyuu awards are a popularity contest... :/
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There was a fair for the series and they released some goods with volume purchase
I though these mock cover post cards were kind of neat

ttp://diskunion.net/book/ct/news/article/1/29805



Chet Baker Sings / Portraits in Jazz Bill Evans Trio / Ray Brown The Man (??) / Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Blue Note 4003

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Old 2012-05-10, 14:41   Link #490
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Oooh, what's this? Sentarou is insanely curious about Riko's love interest? There is hope after all!
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Old 2012-05-10, 16:09   Link #491
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Old 2012-05-10, 16:30   Link #492
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Sen vary interested in finding out who Ritsuko likes. Lol Kaoru hiding Yurika's letter to Jun. Glad he was able to meet his mom. Sen really is the best.
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Old 2012-05-10, 17:26   Link #493
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Well, another great episode.
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Old 2012-05-10, 17:56   Link #494
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And a million gay fanfics were born with this episode. And that's discounting the ones that already existed between Kaoru and Sentaro.

Anyways, while one of the less exciting episodes, it nevertheless was very important and I finally got to figure out who sings that Lullaby of Birdland song. It felt like we went through almost an entire volume of the manga with this episode though.

Edit: As for the mother thing, I thought it was fine. Just seeing that his mom was a good person and that she could help him was enough for me. Plus, he did regret that he couldn't hang out with her more.
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Old 2012-05-10, 19:25   Link #495
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I'm two episodes in, and I think I've found my mid-season pickup for spring.
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Old 2012-05-10, 20:49   Link #496
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I don't know what was left out of the manga but I have to honestly say I really liked this episode. I could really empathize with Kaoru's mother. Let's just say I am in a similar situation (definitely not the same at all but similar) so maybe that is why the episode resonated with me.

I also have to say the triangle or quadrangle (whatever) is really growing on me. I guess because I always have a thing for unrequited love stories. I am not sure if it's going to happen but I wouldn't even mind if none of the romances end up happening. There are so many series were it seems everyone gets paired up that one with no one being paired up would be quite refreshing (although if Sentaro & Ritsuko does happen I think they would be cute together).

Of course it's pretty clear the real important relationship is between Kaoru & Sentaro. It will be interesting to see how their friendship impacts them both in the end.

I also like that we got a glimpse of a possible darker side to Jun. That makes him a lot more interesting to me.

Personally I thought the best moment was when Yurika was between Sentaro & Jun. You could see all the characters feelings so well in that scene.

Oh and I know we had some comparisons to Honey & Clover already but that scene of Kaoru eating the onigiri Ritsuko made for him reminded me very much of

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Old 2012-05-10, 20:56   Link #497
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I really liked this episode. The unspoken words were pretty powerful in their own way. I'm really digging the show and it's approach on the slice of life theme. Won't name names, but there are a bunch of shows that are really good the first few episodes, then the same thing just repeats itself again and again. So far, it has been nicely paced and refreshing every episode.
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Old 2012-05-10, 21:46   Link #498
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Personally I thought the best moment was when Mariko was between Sentaro & Jun. You could see all the characters feelings so well in that scene.
Er...I believe you mean Yurika? Mariko is Kaoru's cousin.

And well...I caved in and started reading the manga. Must say,
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Old 2012-05-10, 22:46   Link #499
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Er...I believe you mean Yurika? Mariko is Kaoru's
Yes I meant Yurika, my mistake!
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Old 2012-05-10, 22:50   Link #500
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Wow, Watanabe wasn't kidding when he said he was going to adapt the entire series into twelve episodes. We're already into the fourth volume of the manga.
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