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Old 2011-07-24, 12:54   Link #441
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finally ep3 showed some life in the story. However I find it a little too late, and still troubled by bad pacing issues.
I have to agree with this. I also agree that it isn't so bad that I'll drop it. Haruka is so adorable. It's a shame for her this is so lopsided.

They might switch back and forth with the endings. I want to hear more Akiko Shikata.
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Old 2011-07-24, 14:30   Link #442
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Gekkou isn't getting any more palatable. Seriously, what genius? Defeating his brother on his own should be the very least he has to do before getting an attitude.
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Old 2011-07-24, 15:00   Link #443
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Best part of the episode was that dick Gekkou getting shown his place for once...
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Old 2011-07-25, 04:42   Link #444
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Much better episode, the pace was nice. I feel kinda sorry for Haruka, such a nice girl who missed her chance to make more direct assaults before Himea showed up. And man, that Gekkou is annoying. Genius this and genius that, I have yet to see him do something worthy of that title. Hope his cocky attitude gets more crushed in next episodes.
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Old 2011-07-25, 05:40   Link #445
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with all the hate on the "genius" remark from gekkou, I somehow find it similar to Okarin's "Mad Scientist" comments.
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Old 2011-07-25, 07:45   Link #446
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with all the hate on the "genius" remark from gekkou, I somehow find it similar to Okarin's "Mad Scientist" comments.
I don't believe there was ever any doubt that Gekkou's very intelligent, but it's just that when anyone seems to question him or his powers, that's almost always what he says in response, like it's his catch phrase or something. Annoying, ne?

As of the story right now, it's not so much that I think Gekkou believes himself to be a genius rather than he believes that he has to be a genius in order to succeed at his goals and overcome his little brother. And if he can't... then it's like admitting to himself that he'll never be able to surpass his little brother, and by extension overcome the fear that was instilled in him.

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Old 2011-07-25, 07:52   Link #447
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with all the hate on the "genius" remark from gekkou, I somehow find it similar to Okarin's "Mad Scientist" comments.
For me, Okarin had redeeming features that made him a likable character, so I was able to accept the Mad Scientist comments more easily. Plus, he did it in such an exaggerated manner that, with his Organization comments, I couldn't take it seriously.

Gekkou, on the other hand, is just smug about it, and I find no reason to like him at all. At this point, he's defined by his smugness and his desire for revenge, and neither of those make me like him more. I haven't liked any scene with him present, to be honest.
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Old 2011-07-25, 08:28   Link #448
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then I must be one of the weird ones that laugh whenever he chose to use that as reply to any questions.

guess it just reminds me of of an in joke between my friends back then
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Old 2011-07-25, 22:05   Link #449
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Poor Taito have to choice between Haruka bento and Himea bread or being murdered by the entire class
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Old 2011-07-25, 22:07   Link #450
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I don't know about you guys, but I am definitely not watching this for its captivating plot weaving
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Old 2011-07-25, 22:29   Link #451
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now that we're already at the 2/3 point of volume 2, I'll fill in some of the stuff missing from volume 1 that's causing misunderstandings.

Spoiler for short partial missing source material with regards to Gekkou's flashback:

It's obvious that Gekkou knows his level compared to Hinata. He's just acting like a tsundere. Though he is a genius compared to normal people.

Spoiler for a bit more on the carnage:



Gekkou is not detestable actually (well sometimes he is, however). since from episode 3, we already know Taito did die seven times during the fight, I guess it's safe to post this with some censors:
Spoiler for after Taito died, chapter 5 of volume 1:
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Old 2011-07-25, 23:00   Link #452
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Gekkou is a more interesting character than I had initially given him credit for. With respect to the above posted, does anyone have any particular theories as to why Gekkou seems so intent on killing his brother?

When I stop to think about it, I don't believe I've ever really seen him act out of a sense of hatred, much less acting on his parents' behalf.

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Old 2011-07-26, 08:42   Link #453
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due to the latest info I got from doramaga, I won't be bitching about the anime's butchering or bad adaptation sense anymore. since it's already pointless. though I encourage watchers of the series to follow the LNs at BT once it's over.
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Old 2011-07-26, 09:33   Link #454
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due to the latest info I got from doramaga, I won't be bitching about the anime's butchering or bad adaptation sense anymore. since it's already pointless. though I encourage watchers of the series to follow the LNs at BT once it's over.
Hrm... "due to the latest info" you received, huh? I may well be reading too much into your comment, but you seem pleased about something. What might you have read, I wonder?

That aside, I'm with you in wanting viewers to read the original works at some point. A worthwhile effort in talking to people, indeed.
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Old 2011-07-26, 09:38   Link #455
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Hrm... "due to the latest info" you received, huh? I may well be reading too much into your comment, but you seem pleased about something. What might you have read, I wonder?

That aside, I'm with you in wanting viewers to read the original works at some point. A worthwhile effort in talking to people, indeed.
Well I'm pleased, because I don't need to guess anymore. Since I know I'm speculating intelligently that the story is going to be changed in many ways, and probably gunning for an original ending with no season 2. Which means I don't care about the anime anymore. Well, I'll still watch it, but I'll try to enjoy it as if it's a totally different story . It's better than trying to guess and be in the dark, and get my heart stabbed with each butchering chop. At least, I'll try to enjoy the action and the fan-service.
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Old 2011-07-26, 09:49   Link #456
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Well I'm pleased, because I don't need to guess anymore. Since I know I'm speculating intelligently that the story is going to be changed in many ways, and probably gunning for an original ending with no season 2. Which means I don't care about the anime anymore. Well, I'll still watch it, but I'll try to enjoy it as if it's a totally different story . It's better than trying to guess and be in the dark, and get my heart stabbed with each butchering chop. At least, I'll try to enjoy the action and the fan-service.
The lesser of two evils, one could say. Well, as one who has to keep up with the translations, for the moment anyway, I'll wait 'till I've read ahead before coming back to the anime.

One last thing I'm curious about however. Has Kagami given any comments with respect to the anime?
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Old 2011-07-26, 10:06   Link #457
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they will only give positive comments, for obvious reasons.
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Old 2011-07-26, 10:36   Link #458
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they will only give positive comments, for obvious reasons.
Is that to say that they haven't posted any comments from Kagami? Well, if this is the case, or close enough to it anyway, I would think that says quite a bit on its own.

Oh well, that's what good ol' Twitter is for.
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Old 2011-07-26, 11:26   Link #459
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I follow Kagami on Twitter. what comments are you looking for? he is always excited hours before the show airs.
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Old 2011-07-26, 11:33   Link #460
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I follow Kagami on Twitter. what comments are you looking for? he is always excited hours before the show airs.
Hrm... yeah, I do remember seeing some comments like that.

Still, I didn't see much in the way of actual comments reviewing the show or anything on his personal take of it. Perhaps I didn't look back far enough?
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