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Old 2012-01-21, 09:51   Link #401
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Nice catch.... I noticed it too, but didnt think about it any further. Does that actually mean, that Kouichi is the only one, who can see her? Or one of the few who do, so when he isnt around, Mei becomes invisible? Oo
Mei is Schrodinger's cat? And Kouichi is the observer?

When Mei is not observed, she is literally in a limbo state of being both dead and alive at the same time. It's only when Kouichi plays the role of the observer that Mei manifest herself as alive. Until a point where upon the trigger is indeed pulled, and Mei dies.

There's an old question related to Quantum Mechanics and the Uncertainty Principle: does the moon still exist with no observer present? Perhaps, replace moon with Misaka and an analogous situation emerges.

Quantum Mechanics... walks away muttering to one self.
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Old 2012-01-21, 14:25   Link #402
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^You may be reading into it just a TAD too much.
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Old 2012-01-21, 14:38   Link #403
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With this pacing and only 12 episodes to go, I'm doubting a normal ending...
What do you mean by that? From my understanding, there are only 2 volumes of the original LN and 4 volumes of adapted manga, both completed. 12 episodes sounds right.
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Old 2012-01-21, 15:30   Link #404
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^You may be reading into it just a TAD too much.
Makes sense to me, though. It's definitely a subject worth investigating, intentional or not.
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Old 2012-01-21, 21:00   Link #405
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As of episode 2, it kinda feels like it's trying too hard to be creepy and mysterious (doesn't help the bgm and certain scenes with the dolls are as subtle as a sledgehammer). That was my main beef too with the director's other works, namely Blood-C and XxxHolic. Too bad, I suppose I was expecting something ala-Ghost Hound (at least in terms of character nuance and direction), but that might have been asking for too much. Oh, well...
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Old 2012-01-21, 21:16   Link #406
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As of episode 2, it kinda feels like it's trying too hard to be creepy and mysterious (doesn't help the bgm and certain scenes with the dolls are as subtle as a sledgehammer). That was my main beef too with the director's other works, namely Blood-C and XxxHolic. Too bad, I suppose I was expecting something ala-Ghost Hound (at least in terms of character nuance and direction), but that might have been asking for too much. Oh, well...
Must be that he wants to redeem himself after the last trainwreck.
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Old 2012-01-22, 06:51   Link #407
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so this anime is only 12 episodes?
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Old 2012-01-22, 07:36   Link #408
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This anime is gonna be a total mindfuck, i just read a bit about it and damn
Spoiler for Not sure if this is a spoiler or not:
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Old 2012-01-22, 10:47   Link #409
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is there a reason why the hospital of this anime doesn't have a 4th floor?
I mean, I know buildings without a 13th floor but 4th? no, I haven' seen one.
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Old 2012-01-22, 11:14   Link #410
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is there a reason why the hospital of this anime doesn't have a 4th floor?
I mean, I know buildings without a 13th floor but 4th? no, I haven' seen one.
Quoting my post from page 13.

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ETA: Another detail that just came to mind. Although I hear it's not uncommon for Japanese hospitals to not have a labeled 4th floor, the fact that the elevator buttons did not include a button for the 4th floor shows the town is highly aware of the superstitions around the number 4. (If you don't know, the Japanese don't like to use the formal word for 4 because it sounds too much like their word for death. That's why some hotels and hospitals don't have a labeled 4th floor. Similar to how many Western buildings don't have a labeled 13th floor.)
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Old 2012-01-22, 11:49   Link #411
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ohhh thanks, I was kinda lazy to backtrack to the previous pages. And here I thought it was plot relevant
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Old 2012-01-22, 11:58   Link #412
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is there a reason why the hospital of this anime doesn't have a 4th floor?
I mean, I know buildings without a 13th floor but 4th? no, I haven' seen one.
Also, even some buildings there don't have 9 or 49.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_floor
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Old 2012-01-22, 13:13   Link #413
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That wouldn't solve anything. A curse is usually unbiased to the cursed one's location.
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Old 2012-01-22, 13:20   Link #414
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I watched the first episode on Crunchyroll, and it was pretty awesome. :3
I can't wait to watch the second one. It's sooo creepy ~
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Old 2012-01-22, 14:09   Link #415
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What do you mean by that? From my understanding, there are only 2 volumes of the original LN and 4 volumes of adapted manga, both completed. 12 episodes sounds right.
Well then it might be fine.
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Old 2012-01-22, 18:22   Link #416
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...is this right? There's no episode this week?
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Old 2012-01-22, 19:12   Link #417
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That wouldn't solve anything. A curse is usually unbiased to the cursed one's location.
doesnt the curse lessen with distance??
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Old 2012-01-22, 19:35   Link #418
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doesnt the curse lessen with distance??
In most horror movies/shows I've seen or horror books I've read that featured curses, any one who was under a "town curse" or something to that extent usually suffered from the effects of it regardless of where they actually were. *Shrugs*
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Old 2012-01-22, 22:16   Link #419
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I'm dropping show, the second episode just didn't clicked for me.
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Old 2012-01-22, 23:07   Link #420
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In most horror movies/shows I've seen or horror books I've read that featured curses, any one who was under a "town curse" or something to that extent usually suffered from the effects of it regardless of where they actually were. *Shrugs*
Especially if the "curse" gets out of control.
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