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Old 2013-01-23, 06:16   Link #201
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Y'know, I'm just waiting for the day when Manabe has perverted fantasies... and Kotoura does nothing, because she's gotten used to them.

And then realises what has happened.

That'd be hilarious.
You know what'd be even better? If before that point, she receives another perverted thought involving her and Manabe, turns to chide Manabe, then finds that there's no one around. Then she realizes that the thought came from herself

Or you could have Kotoura correct Manabe on his fantasies on what she's supposed to be doing. Cue slack-jawed Manabe and Kotoura looking like she wants to commit suicide that very moment.
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Old 2013-01-23, 21:28   Link #202
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You know what'd be even better? If before that point, she receives another perverted thought involving her and Manabe, turns to chide Manabe, then finds that there's no one around. Then she realizes that the thought came from herself

Or you could have Kotoura correct Manabe on his fantasies on what she's supposed to be doing. Cue slack-jawed Manabe and Kotoura looking like she wants to commit suicide that very moment.
And then Manabe seizes the opportunity to steal yet another kiss, totally shutting down Kotoura and making her all swirly, before she recovers and retaliates, and leads to THIS and THAT-

*Goose is shot*

We must make sure Kotoura never crosses paths with Hyudou Issei and the rest of Rias Gremony's crew from High School DxD. All the ecchi thoughts would overload her. Then again, Issei's only focused on oppai, and actually powered up, summoned an oppai fairy, and came back from the dead thanks to the power of oppai, whereas Manabe's a lot more creative with his fantasies... and then there's also the strong nakama spirit in later volumes of the light novels...

... y'know, I have a sudden urge to cross over Kotoura-san with other verses now.

...inb4 Aria crossover. Trainee Undine Kotoura, who reads the hearts of her friends and passengers to become a better undine, while being healed by the love and friendship of Akari and Alicia-sama!
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Old 2013-01-23, 23:03   Link #203
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Old 2013-01-24, 00:17   Link #204
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Looks like Kotoura won't become a magical girl now.
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Old 2013-01-24, 13:58   Link #205
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The Secret of Haruka Kotoura 03 - The Invasion is Called Off

For the first 16 or so minutes, this was probably the happiest episode of the series. Haruka's not the best singer (though Kanemoto's pretty good normally) was a lot of fun, and that she sang the opening theme made it better. Wonder if that version (or a more normal cover) will be released at some point in the future. I can understand why Haruka feels the way she does about this crisis of faith (even if I'm surprised it's happening in episode three. Normally these things begin around 10 or so), but I don't think this is the sort of show that will ever allow things to get too bad.

Look at Yoshihisa. They kept most of the fight offscreen, and he sees the silver lining even in having a hospital stay. He gets to see some cute nurses and recover, and then he should be back to normal in no time. Being a "nice guy" and being generally optimistic aren't bad character traits. Even Hiyori's not nearly as bad as initial fan reaction seemed to suggest. She just got caught up in the heat of the moment, said things without thinking, and is capable of feeling sympathy as much as anybody else.

The color palette remains bright, and so does the future. Any preview that ends with Haruka smiling can only mean good things to come.
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Old 2013-01-24, 14:55   Link #206
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Ep 3 is the mirror image of Ep 1 in tone. Happy fun for the first part, soul crushing despair for the last part. I kept looking for a certain Gen U. to be in the credits. Unfortunately, the primary event in this episode was spoiled for me from another source, so the end didn't have as much impact as it should have.

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Old 2013-01-24, 15:02   Link #207
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i've waited 3 episodes to see what was this series really about, but so far it has turned into a good surprise, i really enjoy the contrast between the dark and ligth hearthness of this series, i thought it was something just for the first episode, and characters seem deep and interesting, so far this is one of the most compelling series this season.
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Old 2013-01-24, 15:26   Link #208
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Old 2013-01-24, 16:01   Link #209
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Manaba & Kotoura. Nice pair.
Going to the club room alone was maybe not the best idea.
Kotoura's mind reading ability is not always a good thing.
Still, those two really fit in the club ^^
Moritani's jealousy went too far this time...
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Old 2013-01-24, 16:13   Link #210
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Looks like Kotoura won't become a magical girl now.
Kotoura then shows up and tells everyone who tries to make a contract about what he isn't telling them.

And so, Kyubey's evil plans were foiled.

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Y'know, it would be interesting if Kotoura is able to harden her heart and take a level:
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I sort of mentioned this idea, only having Kotoura infiltrate criminal organizations as an undercover officer.
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Old 2013-01-24, 16:56   Link #211
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Manabe beating up four gfys. "But it's a good thing." is, what he said. He needed someone to beat up?


At first, I thought, that this series is working in arcs and that Kotoura would now move into another town with new characters. But phew! the preview shows, that Manabe will still lead.
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Old 2013-01-24, 17:11   Link #212
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I can't help thinking episode three would have worked a lot better had it NOT had a preview at the end. A nice dark ending leaving people wondering where the series was going next.
The preview spoiled it!
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Old 2013-01-24, 17:27   Link #213
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Manabe really is a great guy, taking on 4 guys, and still being happy that Kotoura wasn't dragged into it. Too bad Kotoura choose to leave.
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Old 2013-01-24, 17:29   Link #214
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I can't help thinking episode three would have worked a lot better had it NOT had a preview at the end. A nice dark ending leaving people wondering where the series was going next.
The preview spoiled it!

That's true, but one is simply curious, right?

I found the singing of Kotoura hilliarious. Obviously, they wouldn't let her sing, like in the OP. I have seen a simillar scene in Kannagi, where she sings a great OP song, but sings very lousy in the karaoke.
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Old 2013-01-24, 18:08   Link #215
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oh man.
Moritani, no idea why the random thugs always fall for these things. The guys seemed like regular people, but they always get tricked into these beatdowns. Even if they had marital art history, its annoying.

Kotoura moving away at the end left me in a WTF state. The preview was there so she probably comes back after Manabe drags her back, but still damn, unexpected direction.
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Old 2013-01-24, 19:21   Link #216
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Saint Manabe the Man. The manliest Rom Com lead in a very, very long time indeed.

I wonder whether the Fan Art Community would embargo Hiyori after the last two episodes.
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Old 2013-01-24, 20:13   Link #217
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I like how this show appears to follow well-worn paths, then goes off in an unexpected direction. For most of this episode, I began to wonder if the writers had decided to leave behind the more difficult material and focus the rest of the story on more conventional comedic and romantic themes. We see many of the standard items of high school romantic comedies like the uncomfortable embarrassment of young love, making your boyfriend a bento, etc. Then all of sudden it comes to a very different end.

I'm having trouble seeing how this story works as a 4-koma. I would think that format doesn't lend itself to the depth of characterization that we see in the anime. It takes a long time to develop meaningful characters in that format. Charles Schultze was a genius at that sort of thing, but he had many years to give the Peanuts characters their distinctive personalities.

One small thing I enjoy is when we see Muroto's eyes flash behind his glasses. It happened once this episode, and I believe once in the previous installment. Plus his seiyuu, Shimono Hiro, has a great voice. Turns out his first role was voicing Kamina Ayato, the lead in RahXephon. More recently he seems to appear mostly in high-school comedies. I'd love to hear him work in a dramatic role, perhaps opposite someone else with a rich voice like Sakurai. Shimono is appearing in a josei adaptation called Karneval later this year. It sounds sufficiently intriguing that I'll keep an eye out for it. The cast includes Ono Daisuke and Endo Aya who "caught my ear" as Yurika in Sakamichi no Apollon. I can't say I'm in love with those character models, though.
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Old 2013-01-24, 21:00   Link #218
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Yet another great episode!

I figured Yuriko and Daichi were close childhood friends but I never would've thought they were that close. Looks to me like we have another pairing on our hands.

Speaking of pairings in case anyone didn't get it before Kotoura x Manabe is pretty much set in stone now. It's shame that Moritani just couldn't let them be though and now she suffer from the weight of her guilt.

But from the preview it looks like everything will work out anyway so no worries Manabe will track her down and bring her back.
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Old 2013-01-24, 21:26   Link #219
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ep.3

well give whole kotoura & manabe been talks in school which make hiyori more jealous on it.

so after kotoura alone time with daichi's "wacky mind joke read" with got him tied-up it's singing time & yea kotoura on singing cue the ugh of all it while hiyori still jealous some of her dojo students ask they want to help her?

next day mifune suggest kotoura make lunch for manabe so ok all look well til manabe just been "got" by hiyori's dojo students yet he manage survive the beating give the "pain" attack.

yet when in school mention manabe is in the hospital cue hiyori in total SHOCK NO i did not want this to happen give kotoura read her & knew she was sorry & manabe all ok.

which seeing the damage happen cue kotoura run away from it.
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Old 2013-01-24, 22:30   Link #220
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Before long, they'll be writing Chuck Norissisms about Manabe. F'n man's man.
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