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Old 2014-01-11, 04:02   Link #81
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*Best TRUE Romance Series of Winter 2014*

The setting, the atmosphere, it's too real and not fake. And not overly perverted like some anime out there. *cough*goggles*cough Eiiiiaahhhh!!!!

I really love it. The characters are well balance. We have a girl being introduce to the way towards adulthood. We have cute sister-in-law to be. God, I think I'll get diabetes!!!!!

Can't wait for next episode.

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Old 2014-01-11, 04:51   Link #82
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Wow, well that sure was a surprise. A very nice surprise, that is. This wasn't on my watch-list, but had nothing better to do (I'm lying, I have an exam the day after tomorrow) and decided to give it a try, and boy am I glad I did.

Surprise hit of the season! Ok, maybe it's a little early to be saying that after just 1 episode, but if they keep this up...

First of all, the characters are great. The MC is very likeable, so is her romantic interest. His lack of presence, bluntness and goofiness is just endearing. I find the two of them work very well together.

The humour worked perfectly well for me, the Mashiro-Benio combination is pure gold. If they don't overuse it or use it incorrectly, this duo is gonna provide lots of laughs. Oh, Mahiro's face when Benio offered to show her where the bath is... That's going to stay with me for a while

Anyway, so far, the quality of animation and everything else is great. Hopefully they can keep this up, because I'm impressed, I really enjoyed episode 1.
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Old 2014-01-11, 05:01   Link #83
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I have a question. Can anyone tell me what Benio calls Mashiro. Sounds like "youjo" to me. What does it mean (I'm guessing the "jo" is the same "jo" as in "joshi" or "josei") and why/in what way is it offensive?
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Old 2014-01-11, 05:12   Link #84
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I have seen it translated as both "little girl" and "loli". If the latter then that may answer your question.
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Old 2014-01-11, 05:12   Link #85
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I don't think it's particulary offensive, unless person in question hate to be called little cute girl...
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Old 2014-01-11, 05:40   Link #86
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Its probably the way she says it.
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Old 2014-01-11, 05:53   Link #87
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Naaaah, it's probably being called a 'loli', at least that's how it was translated when I watched the episode. I don't think anyone wants to be called a loli, even a loli.
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Old 2014-01-11, 06:41   Link #88
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I have a question: Is there a shorter name for the title? Something like Oreimo or Haganai?
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Old 2014-01-11, 06:44   Link #89
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I have a question: Is there a shorter name for the title? Something like Oreimo or Haganai?
Currently none I guess. Why not guess? Mikashin, Mikushin.
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Old 2014-01-11, 07:39   Link #90
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I have a question. Can anyone tell me what Benio calls Mashiro. Sounds like "youjo" to me. What does it mean (I'm guessing the "jo" is the same "jo" as in "joshi" or "josei") and why/in what way is it offensive?
I've seen it translated as little girl in Tokyo Ravens. But when I saw this anime, "youjo" was translated as loli. for sake of convenience, I'll consider it little girl. But both are correct since loli = little girl. (to be more specific, elementary schooler or underdeveloped woman/teen)
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Old 2014-01-11, 09:27   Link #91
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I've seen it translated as little girl in Tokyo Ravens. But when I saw this anime, "youjo" was translated as loli. for sake of convenience, I'll consider it little girl. But both are correct since loli = little girl. (to be more specific, elementary schooler or underdeveloped woman/teen)
Yeah, I read "loli", but they didn't say that. "Loli" makes sense, in that it's not a polite word, and you'd understand the "going to far" bits, while "little girl" would be more neutral. So it's a pretty good translation on that count. But I suspect that it's not quite Benio's register. So I wondered about the social context of the word; whether there is something about it I don't know. (Also, I wasn't quite sure if I understood the word right; I still have trouble identifying Japanese words.)
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Old 2014-01-11, 17:55   Link #92
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I nominate this as the romance of the year.

And to the best SoL of the year.




Sakura Trick is just pandering for perverts, but this series, this one is what I'm looking for!!!



I'll share my gifs later!!!!!.
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Old 2014-01-11, 18:05   Link #93
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i really like this series so far, i was pleasantly surprised just like everyone else here. The voice acting is pretty neat, and the "proud loli" is amazing... lol
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Old 2014-01-11, 18:15   Link #94
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Yeah, I read "loli", but they didn't say that. "Loli" makes sense, in that it's not a polite word, and you'd understand the "going to far" bits, while "little girl" would be more neutral. So it's a pretty good translation on that count. But I suspect that it's not quite Benio's register. So I wondered about the social context of the word; whether there is something about it I don't know. (Also, I wasn't quite sure if I understood the word right; I still have trouble identifying Japanese words.)
IRL, calliing someone a loli would actually be insulting or frowned upon (especially if that person is an adult). Only in animeland can one call someone a loli openly & everyone treats it as the norm. In this anime, Mashiro expresses her displeasure at being called a "youjo", so I'm not sure if she's displeased at being called a little girl or a loli.

Little girl would be accepted much more easily, but maybe its due to her character type that she expresses displeasure at being call that. She is trying to act as if she were older than everyone. So being called what she actually is, actually annoys her.

In most anime, they actually use the word "loli" to refer to a loli. This is the first I've seen that another word was used to depict loli. That's why for sake of convenience, I'll consider & treat "youjo" to be little girl since, I heard it as such in Tokyo Ravens. It all boiled down to which word the translator thought was most fitting while they were subbing it. He thought loli would be the most effective translation here.

I wonder who'll be the dark horse of the season? I really didn't think that this anime would be satisfying, but boy was I wrong. So far this is one of my fave premieres for the season, along with Noragami & Toaru Hikūshi e no Koiuta.
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Old 2014-01-11, 18:22   Link #95
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another recent use of the term youjo is in outbreak company
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Old 2014-01-11, 18:41   Link #96
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^& in that anime, it was also translated as little girl. Looks like the guy in charge of the sub for this one, chose to roll with loli instead of using the more correct translation.
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Old 2014-01-11, 20:42   Link #97
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Looking at the context he might have started with little girl and changed it to loli when 'who calls someone a loli?!' came up.
Who calls someone a little girl doesn't really make much sense as she is in fact a little girl (Though considering what class she is in she might not be).
Its also mentioned that benio goes to far the entire time, so yeah the wording probably fitted better.
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Old 2014-01-11, 21:39   Link #98
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Hakuya's pretty perceptive, but the guy really lacks charisma...

Pretty decent first episode, looking forward to see how it goes from here. At least the cast here is enjoyable, as is the animation... and dat ED, hnnnng.
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Old 2014-01-12, 02:47   Link #99
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Hakuya's pretty perceptive, but the guy really lacks charisma...
That's pretty much his main quirk. His lack of presence would make Solid Snake proud.
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Old 2014-01-12, 04:22   Link #100
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That's pretty much his main quirk. His lack of presence would make Solid Snake proud.
Here's my guess. The key to his characterization lies in what's going on between him and Benio in the past. For now, I think it's better for viewers to treat him as gender flip version of an "emotionless girl" the fun thing about this type of character is it's hard to figure what's in his/her mind and the key is picking up hints from their actions and read between the little lines they said.
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