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Old 2013-05-09, 01:11   Link #161
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This story is ridiculously weird and I think I've come to the conclusion that it is no better than that crappy Mysterious Girlfriend X show. Weird sensibilities and fetishes makes it unique, but doesn't necessarily translate to an entertaining viewing experience. After every episode I'm pretty much just left asking myself why? Seriously, I think the plot is so ludicrous that any and all potential substance here seems drowned out in its eccentricities. So I have to ask, why is this show compelling me to watch this? If the reason is just to watch ridiculous things happen like a B-movie, I already got valvrave this season and that at least comes off as tongue and cheek so I don't have to question my enjoyment. Here it almost takes itself creepily seriously and kind of bars me out of the show.
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Old 2013-05-09, 05:50   Link #162
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Okay that's it. The colour filters are shit and need to go. They aren't arty or stylish or anything, they absolutely ruin the fight scenes. Even that pretty nice but brief cut at the start of Kiri vs S&M girl looked terrible because of it.

Other than that S&M girl's 'backstory' was dumb. That's it? Petty.

Meh, otherwise the rest was okay I guess. The part at the end was kinda nice. I still don't find myself legitimately invested in Kiri and Koiwai's relationship beyond the amusement of the hair fetish but it could be worse. Six episodes in and the show is falling short of being the strange, twisted, quirky series I expected it to be.
Then you came in with the wrong expectations. Not that that is the show's fault.
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Old 2013-05-09, 06:55   Link #163
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Then you came in with the wrong expectations. Not that that is the show's fault.
Indeed, it was my fault for thinking the show would play its premise and elements a lot better than this so I've dropped said expectations already. I don't think it's bad or drop worthy mind you, just average.

Things like bad colour filters though, is a different matter and just lousy aesthetic choices imo. If it's supposed to be some sort of censorship to be removed in the BD/DVDs, then I can't really blame them too much, even if I'd rather put up with the usual black fog/etc..
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Old 2013-05-09, 11:46   Link #164
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Taste can hardly be argued. I'm perfectly fine with the way the show is going.

However colour filters are the devil
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Old 2013-05-09, 13:17   Link #165
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...I still don't find myself legitimately invested in Kiri and Koiwai's relationship....
Lol. I find myself making the same mistake: the character is Iwai, the seiyuu is Koiwai. (characters/seiyuus)

On the other hand, I consider this one of the 3-4 best shows of the season, along with Gargantia, Red Data Girl, maybe Titan and maybe Yuyushiki. The relationship works great for me, in all its uncertainty and confusion. Koiwai Kotori is doing a wonderful job of a specific kind of character.

And her ED for ep 6 was a revelation. Not a powerful singer, but in tune and expressive.
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Old 2013-05-09, 22:09   Link #166
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Iwai was just so cute when she is angry
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Old 2013-05-10, 03:50   Link #167
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Iwai was just so cute when she is angry
She's always cute which somehow is surprising. She's really cute whether she acts normal, scared, angry, happy, and etc.

@ Reckoner
Hmm... what did you expect from it? It definitely is odd but in a way, it's more similar to Dantalian... with fetishes... and crazy stuff... yeah.
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Old 2013-05-10, 04:48   Link #168
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Damn, Kiri can be merciless when it comes to defending beautiful hair his loli. Also, with President's injuries like that, what will they say as an excuse to the school and the students? Some crazy barber cut him for not paying?

This show is weird but somehow sweet and hilarious. Every season, I always have one slot of “weird show” to watch, and Crime Edge fits like a glove. Ok, now that we finished with S&M, I can’t wait for the next fetish they’ll throw at us.
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Old 2013-05-10, 06:18   Link #169
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Damn, Kiri can be merciless when it comes to defending beautiful hair his loli. Also, with President's injuries like that, what will they say as an excuse to the school and the students? Some crazy barber cut him for not paying?

This show is weird but somehow sweet and hilarious. Every season, I always have one slot of “weird show” to watch, and Crime Edge fits like a glove. Ok, now that we finished with S&M, I can’t wait for the next fetish they’ll throw at us.
Well, Gossip is there. I am sure they will pull some strings to cover it up.

From the looks of the preview, it looks like it is going to be a breather episode.
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Old 2013-05-13, 14:07   Link #170
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This show is weird but somehow sweet and hilarious. Every season, I always have one slot of “weird show” to watch, and Crime Edge fits like a glove. Ok, now that we finished with S&M, I can’t wait for the next fetish they’ll throw at us.
Agreed, these weird fetishes makes this show awesome. I thought Kiri's fetish was somewhat alright, while Yamane's sister licking fetish made her unique.

S&M one was just wacky but funny. I'm ready for more.
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Old 2013-05-15, 01:45   Link #171
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Been catching up last two episodes.

This show is an enjoyable watch, Iwai and Kiri being the main hook for me. But I can't help but feel it lacks something that prevents it to truly shine. I don't know what it is, just that something is nagging at the back of my head when watching this. Oh well, more Iwai is fine too.
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Old 2013-05-15, 11:03   Link #172
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Old 2013-05-16, 00:10   Link #173
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Spoiler for The little lady is jealous XD:

Spoiler for Oh, but I can fix that...:


Btw Kiri in a suit=
I would jump on that, I would!
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Old 2013-05-16, 19:45   Link #174
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This story is ridiculously weird and I think I've come to the conclusion that it is no better than that crappy Mysterious Girlfriend X show. Weird sensibilities and fetishes makes it unique, but doesn't necessarily translate to an entertaining viewing experience. After every episode I'm pretty much just left asking myself why? Seriously, I think the plot is so ludicrous that any and all potential substance here seems drowned out in its eccentricities. So I have to ask, why is this show compelling me to watch this? If the reason is just to watch ridiculous things happen like a B-movie, I already got valvrave this season and that at least comes off as tongue and cheek so I don't have to question my enjoyment. Here it almost takes itself creepily seriously and kind of bars me out of the show.
I find it really bizarre as well, but there's something strangely addictive about it. The plot makes very little sense, the characters are all weird, the first episode exposition was ridiculous and didn't seem to even try... but it's just put together in such a way that you kind of enjoy it. Not that it's my favorite series or anything, but it's worth watching each week. I also like the murderer ability fights, they're extremely silly, obviously, but fun.
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Old 2013-05-16, 22:09   Link #175
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Wow Houko classes up nice and Kiri with his hair fetish this time with Kashiko
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Old 2013-05-17, 22:32   Link #176
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Old 2013-05-21, 08:54   Link #177
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Iwai's jealously face was funny, but man.. Kiri's near rape action with Kashiko was epic .
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Old 2013-05-21, 09:58   Link #178
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Iwai's jealously face was funny, but man.. Kiri's near rape action with Kashiko was epic .
Suspension Bridge Effect FTW!
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Old 2013-05-22, 11:03   Link #179
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Old 2013-05-23, 07:14   Link #180
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Seeing how a lot is still left open, is this show going to have an open end? I can't see it having a closure anytime soon to be honest.
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