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View Poll Results: Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren - Episode 5 Rating
Perfect 10 0 0%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 9 39.13%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 10 43.48%
7 out of 10 : Good 2 8.70%
6 out of 10 : Average 0 0%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 2 8.70%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
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Old 2014-02-04, 22:38   Link #1
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Old 2014-02-05, 12:41   Link #2
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Well, this episode was... a tad too random for my liking.

In fact, I would say this episode should have been scheduled in season 1: that actually would "flesh out" Kumin a bit more, instead of being irrelevant in the drama part of S1.
Whereas Shinka/Sanae episode wasn't too intrusive for the plot progression of S2, this one arguably didn't build that much if it wasn't for Satone's spontaneous intrusion.

I'm really wondering what's up with the Vanishment this World rendition: telepathically fighting each other in their sleep? Can't be

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Old 2014-02-05, 19:29   Link #3
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Following ep. 4 pattern, Kumin centric episode is expected, and by expectation I mean no expectation since she doesn't contribute much to the romance side of the plot. She's neither a chu2byo nor a former patient. At least, I don't think the casts acknowledge her as one. I was hoping that her relationship with Ishiki could improved but no big deal, unless Kyoani decides to have an Ishiki episode next. I highly doubt that.

Just one thing, Rikka's jealousy was adorable again in this episode. Sophia is very bold here, but doesn't seem like she's making any direct moves on Yuuta. However, if I don't know any better from reading the novel and directer's comments, I would've suspect her for unconsciously trying to get Yuuta's attention toward her and away from Rikka. If Kyoani isn't careful about how they handle her character people may start suspecting a love triangle development in the making. Not something I would like to see.

I wonder when is Kyoani going to play the stalker card. Next episode is a good guess, but it's possible we may get Sophia episode before that.
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Old 2014-02-06, 09:13   Link #4
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This episode ranks as one of the most random I've seen.
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Old 2014-02-06, 09:26   Link #5
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If there's one thing the show couldn't be accused of before this episode aired is that it was boring. But an episode that solely focuses on Kumin, inarguably the most boring character of the show, well, you get an episode that literally puts you to sleep.

But I guess that's what the episode was going for since it was all about "how to sleep".

Seriously, the only funny parts in the show ever since the beginning have been the ones featuring Dekomori and Nibu-chin at each others' throats, which makes the last week's episode the strongest by far.

Wasn't this season supposed to focus on Ren? If that's so then why is it that she of all people has had the least amount of screen time so far? She's the only who's seemingly capable of instigating progress in Togashi and Rikka's romantic relationship that's been stuck in an annoying rut.
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Old 2014-02-06, 10:29   Link #6
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-Nibutani in CA uniform... HNNNNNGH!!


-Absolutely insane plot about napping tournaments. Those sleepy bubble effects were hilarious. If they keep this light and fluffy mood going, this could be their next K-on. (I hope they do)


-Rika utters two normal words in a long time and they are: Nanda sorya!! Nanda korya!! XDD
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Old 2014-02-06, 13:40   Link #7
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I really like this episode, is really funny and random with the napping competition.
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Old 2014-02-06, 14:14   Link #8
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As much as I like Kumin, this show is going nowhere.. don't think I feel like wasting 25mins each week for this anymore.
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Old 2014-02-06, 16:21   Link #9
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As much as I liked Kumin in the first season, she should stick as just a side character.
This was a filler episode right? Since Kumin is an anime original character, this was just a fool around episode. Episode was pretty boring until the end with the dream sequence, but hope the director doesn't expect to be able to bail out every boring episode with an epic chunni sequence.

Problem right now is just that there's no direction for the season in where its trying to go. Yuuta's childhood friend appeared, but they're wasting time on filler characters instead of trying to build on that.
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Old 2014-02-06, 16:37   Link #10
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Man, seeing Shichimiya and Yuuta get along so well makes me disappointed in Rikka.
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Old 2014-02-06, 17:35   Link #11
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I don't know you guys, but I google it and, apparently the napping tournaments exist
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Old 2014-02-06, 17:43   Link #12
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To me, it's pretty obvious that they're putting in fillers, before the final arc that will conclude this season.

Dun tell me some don't see that?
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Old 2014-02-06, 17:48   Link #13
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I was yawning through the whole episode....
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Old 2014-02-06, 18:20   Link #14
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As much as I liked Kumin in the first season, she should stick as just a side character.
This was a filler episode right? Since Kumin is an anime original character, this was just a fool around episode. Episode was pretty boring until the end with the dream sequence, but hope the director doesn't expect to be able to bail out every boring episode with an epic chunni sequence.

Problem right now is just that there's no direction for the season in where its trying to go. Yuuta's childhood friend appeared, but they're wasting time on filler characters instead of trying to build on that.
Sadly, it feels like most of the episodes this season have been filler episodes. There's no character development (on the contrary, they actually regressed) and the episodes just seem to be random comedy now. Nothing wrong with that, but it definitely isn't living up to season one's standards.

Yuuta's words "looks like nothing changed in the end" is describing this season perfectly.
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Old 2014-02-06, 19:47   Link #15
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That was not even the first half yet, maybe it will pick up now.
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Old 2014-02-06, 19:51   Link #16
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It's random but, even in the first season I liked the random comedy part more than the drama part anyways, so I'm OK with this.
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Old 2014-02-06, 20:07   Link #17
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Having Yuuta and Shichimiya belt out ZAQ's Monochrome Monster was a nice touch this episode, and having a closer look at the lyrics, feels strangely appropriate.

I hope to see more of Shichimiya and her antics in the coming episodes, though.
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Old 2014-02-06, 20:08   Link #18
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Quite frankly, I'm only watching this second season to see Sophia, and then they come around and start to do fillers and show her just for a few seconds a chapter... I just hope the fillers will stop soon and they can get back in track with the main story and give some protagonism to Sophia...
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Old 2014-02-06, 20:08   Link #19
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Yuuta's words "looks like nothing changed in the end" is describing this season perfectly.
If anything, it highlights how self-aware the cast has been in this season. It's a very slick form of Fourth Wall Breaking in my opinion, almost as if Yuuta's winking to the audience while making that assessment.

Which makes me wonder - if the lack of progression is being remarked upon by Yuuta, does this mean that the second half would put Yuuta and Rikka through another round of significant character development?

I think that much of the Random comedy parts were strengthen by Satone, if anything. Which explains why those were often funnier.
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Old 2014-02-06, 21:07   Link #20
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That nap battle scene kicked so much ass. Not only did Kumin look like a complete badass, but that background music...I can feel the Final Fantasy Tactics raging within me once more.

Awesome.
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