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Old 2010-09-14, 12:15   Link #1861
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I didn't get to see the next episode because the one I download doesn't have one. But the episode is pure win with togame's constant misunderstanding and jealousy.

Specially the special attack of togame. It would really make you forget everything.
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Old 2010-09-14, 22:06   Link #1862
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@Maniwa Akagin Yes! I thought it was hilarious when shichirin was following her fingers with dem eyes of his lol. I would like to see a GIF of when Togame was running with her head ol' flinging back and forth! dat would be so funny!
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Old 2010-09-15, 10:38   Link #1863
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Apparently Togame is related to Superman.

They both can make you forget with a kiss.
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Old 2010-09-15, 10:40   Link #1864
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Ok, so why did Shichika get off from that kiss? I thought they were having sex all the time already (although not shown explicitly), but I guess I was watching a high school romance all the time.
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Old 2010-09-15, 10:41   Link #1865
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dont know if i should put spoiler tags on this, but just in case:

Spoiler for trailer:
Spoiler for Speculation:
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Old 2010-09-15, 11:14   Link #1866
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I thought they were having sex all the time already (although not shown explicitly)
O tempora! O mores!

That aside, it's not important in the context of story whether they have sex or not, this is not some kind of a holy grail. A story, as it is, should be taken just as a model of real world, a schematic, without most of explicit details. I mean, come on! What happened to having fun!
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Old 2010-09-15, 11:32   Link #1867
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O tempora! O mores!
Ok, they undress in front of each other, he sniffes her hair and she goes nopan in public, but now I'm the baddie for thinking what two young people would do when traveling a year together.

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That aside, it's not important in the context of story whether they have sex or not, this is not some kind of a holy grail. A story, as it is, should be taken just as a model of real world, a schematic, without most of explicit details. I mean, come on! What happened to having fun!
It just felt off for me. Made me think that I misjudged their relationship this whole time. Especially since I liked this "new type" of relationship so different to this whole romance crap (which I watch anyways ...) in other series.
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Old 2010-09-15, 12:12   Link #1868
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Ok, they undress in front of each other, he sniffes her hair and she goes nopan in public, but now I'm the baddie for thinking what two young people would do when traveling a year together.
That's what I mean by having fun. Yes, their relationship is intimate and weird, but not exactly that of a man and woman who love each other. Consider this a bit romantic, but even though she might like Shichika, even though she considered him a sword before a man for a long time (hence little problem with being intimate with him), they still might keep it from having sex. Why? For one, he is a son of her sworn enemy, and she is a shogunate general. That wouldn't be wise in her position now, would it. Second, she considered him a sword before a man for a long time. Third... Well, the story is a bit childish after all, isn't it?

I don't know. It never felt unnatural to me so I'm fighting for words here.
Or, rather, episode four and five scenes are fanservice crap and we are dealing with failed characterisation line.

Actually, scrap it. I remember how back when Episode I aired I called them little kids in the dark over what "love" really is.
I'm pulling this card again. It took them THIS much time to grow from being innocent kids with this to realizing passion towards each other.
How is that for an explanation?
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Old 2010-09-15, 12:29   Link #1869
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That's what I mean by having fun.
Ok, that point didn't get across to me after your first post.

It's really that intimacy that let me to believe they'd do what any other pair would do in such a situation.

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Actually, scrap it. I remember how back when Episode I aired I called them little kids in the dark over what "love" really is.
I'm pulling this card again. It took them THIS much time to grow from being innocent kids with this to realizing passion towards each other.
How is that for an explanation?
Describing them as kids despite their age really seems to makes the most sense in explaining the situation. Him being somewhat slow and her acting very childish.
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Old 2010-09-15, 12:50   Link #1870
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Some kind benefactor is leaking digital copies of series artwork again.
This time, it's Higaki Rinne's battle card and BD 8 cover! See here.

I guess I'll elaborate a little on Rinne's markings that she/he/it has on her body and in her character icon (and on Seitou Hakari for that matter!)
Those are flowers of Sweet Olive, also known as Osmanthus fragrans or Kinmokusei in Japan.
More and pictures in Wikipedia.
There was another character in anime that used Tea Olive as motif in her design, namely Princess Kakyuu of Sailor Moon Series (the last arc).

I'm not sure if it's certain, but Japanese fans say that Higaki Rinne is voiced by Miyako Ito.
The episode 8 battle card has been scanned too! It looks absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks for the info on Rinne. Hmm, never heard Miyako Ito before. Whether it's her or not, I like her voice in the trailer.
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Old 2010-09-15, 13:08   Link #1871
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The episode 8 battle card has been scanned too!
That is DVD artwork, not episode battle card.

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Hmm, never heard Miyako Ito before
Yeah, she is pretty obscure for a western fan, like some other voice actors in Katanagatari. Not sure what they were aiming for with some of the casting choices, but eh, voice work is perfect in the series.

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Old 2010-09-15, 17:37   Link #1872
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Good episode,seriously besides episode 1 I've liked every episode I've seen so far.

Love the new ed,I could already tell it was Annabel before her name showed in the credits.
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Old 2010-09-16, 21:57   Link #1873
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Describing them as kids despite their age really seems to makes the most sense in explaining the situation. Him being somewhat slow and her acting very childish.
Him being slow?

Man... I was thinking of him as gay all this time up to this episode... Naked together with her, smelling her hair... that would transform any straight guy into a predator, unless that guy is some type of messiah, saint or budda... Or Shichika, it seems

Good to see an actual reaction of embarrassment from him.
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Old 2010-09-16, 22:34   Link #1874
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Him being slow?

Man... I was thinking of him as gay all this time up to this episode... Naked together with her, smelling her hair... that would transform any straight guy into a predator, unless that guy is some type of messiah, saint or budda... Or Shichika, it seems

Good to see an actual reaction of embarrassment from him.
He's not gay or slow lol Shichika is simply described as a Shichika!
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Old 2010-09-17, 05:17   Link #1875
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Yeah, giving him is own category would be best. Just remembered how he kicked Komori in the first episode because he couldn't tell people apart.
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Old 2010-09-17, 09:50   Link #1876
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A few episodes earlier, Shichika progressed to elementary level of bullying the girl he likes.
Without realizing the motives for doing so, though.
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Old 2010-09-17, 13:18   Link #1877
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Spoiler for Speculation:
Spoiler for spoiler:


On the newest episode, it seems that the VA of Zanki is reprising her role as another character in another anime who also wields a wooden sword.

With the same character build too.
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Old 2010-09-17, 14:05   Link #1878
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Why do people keep forgetting that Shichika was on an island his ENTIRE LIFE up until now? I doubt he even knows what the concept of sex is (unless Nanami taught him about it, but even then, he still wouldn't know what those feelings and urges would consist of). Why would he yearn for her in a romantic fashion when he doesn't even KNOW anything about romance? And on Togame's part, she's an intellectually strong and focused woman (despite her silly moments). She has goals, and is determined to achieve them. That's one of the last things she's thinking about.

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but it seems a little silly (or misguided, rather) to automatically assume that either a) they were having sex or b) that Shichika was gay.

The world isn't all about sex all the time. Geez. What a typical male mindset...
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Old 2010-09-17, 15:37   Link #1879
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Why do people keep forgetting that Shichika was on an island his ENTIRE LIFE up until now? I doubt he even knows what the concept of sex is (unless Nanami taught him about it, but even then, he still wouldn't know what those feelings and urges would consist of). Why would he yearn for her in a romantic fashion when he doesn't even KNOW anything about romance? And on Togame's part, she's an intellectually strong and focused woman (despite her silly moments). She has goals, and is determined to achieve them. That's one of the last things she's thinking about.

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but it seems a little silly (or misguided, rather) to automatically assume that either a) they were having sex or b) that Shichika was gay.

The world isn't all about sex all the time. Geez. What a typical male mindset...
Sorry Kismet-chan, I agree with your explanation.

And I was kidding about Shichika being gay... Don't take it seriously

Him being isolated from all civilization from the point of being unable to distinguish faces would certainly make him a little oblivious about many things.
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Old 2010-09-17, 18:03   Link #1880
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Why do people keep forgetting that Shichika was on an island his ENTIRE LIFE up until now? I doubt he even knows what the concept of sex is (unless Nanami taught him about it, but even then, he still wouldn't know what those feelings and urges would consist of). Why would he yearn for her in a romantic fashion when he doesn't even KNOW anything about romance? And on Togame's part, she's an intellectually strong and focused woman (despite her silly moments). She has goals, and is determined to achieve them. That's one of the last things she's thinking about.

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but it seems a little silly (or misguided, rather) to automatically assume that either a) they were having sex or b) that Shichika was gay.

The world isn't all about sex all the time. Geez. What a typical male mindset...
While I agree that the world isn't about sex all the time, I strongly disagree with your "typical male mindset" remark.

It isn't so misguided or silly to assume they were having sex. He is her sword, and she can do with him as she pleases. He pretty much commited his whole being to her in the 1st episode.

Being in an island also doesn't mean you can't be without lust. He may not know the concept of sex, but surely he must have urges - it's in our genes to be instinctively sexual beings. He may be innocent, and he may be used to seeing a woman naked (his sister), but seeing a completely different woman naked, and being at the ridiculous proximity the two were (and face it, even if -he- doesn't know the boundaries or what that sort of intimacy entails, she does), one can't help but assume that they were having sex, even if there was no romantic relationship.
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