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Old 2015-11-06, 09:54   Link #81
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Understandable if he were. For a while now, Ritsuka's had something horrible happen to her every damn time she steps out of her house, and she seems to have a deathwish. I'd get pretty stressed out, too, in his place.
True, but although he has been going at it for a while now with the 'protect Ritsuka with all my life...protect her or die' chant. ..it was especially evident this time where he seemed totally possessed, muttering it on and on as if everything had been programmed in the first place and he had just flipped into auto-pilot mode?

Anyways, I do share the interest for Mage in this episode. He reminded me of those simple-headed characters you find in most shonen manga who will crush anyone in their path because ..hey, he's awesome
Even that brief fight with Lindo at the end..heck, his dialogue could pass for a page in a shonen manga (minus the Ritsuka will be mine).

Ritsuka so far, isn't annoying. And I consider that a GREAT feat for otome game adaptations (this is an otome game right?). At least she talks back, questions and puts up a struggle (though in vain) for those crazy guys surrounding her
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Old 2015-11-06, 10:07   Link #82
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Ritsuka so far, isn't annoying. And I consider that a GREAT feat for otome game adaptations (this is an otome game right?). At least she talks back, questions and puts up a struggle (though in vain) for those crazy guys surrounding her
It will be a game, but afaik it was anime first. I think Ritsuka is pretty standard fare so far, and she has her moments of holding the idiot ball (yes Ritsuka, climb into the mysterious guy's car and allow him to take you to his mysteriously rich house where you... spend the night...? instead of at your friend's place? ) but in this episode her interaction with Mage during the song was hilarious. Mage is all "GIRL I'M SO AWESOME" and he's having fun showing how awesome he is, meanwhile Ritsuka is clearly not impressed and she's all but rolling her eyes.
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Old 2015-11-06, 12:21   Link #83
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My favorite episode so far hands down. Mage is the best, and his song was hilarious and I loved it. To bad Rem had to show up to spoil the mood. Shiki also had two scenes I really liked with the whole dog fur used to stuff a bear and then creeping up on Mage at the end. Man he's so deliciously creepy I love it. I'm looking forward to his episode.

So a vampire exorcist? How exactly does that work? *remembers Vasalord*
Spoiler for spoiler for Vasalord:
Well if he's only half, that would technically make him a dhampir who usually end up being enemy's to vampires and demons anyway. So, I guess that works.

Also, I think this is the first time I've seen an idol/singing show where a main character/VA rapped. I rather like Mage's VA Subaru Kimura's voice. It's unfortunate he's gotten so few roles thus far.
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Old 2015-11-06, 12:38   Link #84
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Anyways, I do share the interest for Mage in this episode. He reminded me of those simple-headed characters you find in most shonen manga who will crush anyone in their path because ..hey, he's awesome
I don't think it's just because he's simple-minded or tsundere. Those character tropes have been done to death in both reverse harems and other genres, and oftentimes produce pretty unlikable or bland characters (think Yu from Owari no Seraph or harems which try to play it straight). It's the fact that the tone of the episode pretty much calls him out on his idiocy, and the vibrancy with which he acts in spite of this makes him hilarious. Like kuromitsu was saying by pointing out that it doesn't feel like Ritsuka's not in control, Mage thinks he's all that and is in complete control of the relationship, but by the end of the episode, we all know he's just a dork, and got completely played by her without her even meaning to.
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Old 2015-11-06, 13:13   Link #85
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I don't think it's just because he's simple-minded or tsundere. Those character tropes have been done to death in both reverse harems and other genres, and oftentimes produce pretty unlikable or bland characters (think Yu from Owari no Seraph or harems which try to play it straight). It's the fact that the tone of the episode pretty much calls him out on his idiocy, and the vibrancy with which he acts in spite of this makes him hilarious. Like kuromitsu was saying by pointing out that it doesn't feel like Ritsuka's not in control, Mage thinks he's all that and is in complete control of the relationship, but by the end of the episode, we all know he's just a dork, and got completely played by her without her even meaning to.
This, he's an adorable dork.

Mage: Look at me taking you to all these awesome places and buying you these awesome clothes, and buying you this awesome food. Call me aniki dammit!
Ritsuka:
Mage: Ugh! Human food is so gross. *leaves a pile of bones on my plate*
Ritsuka:
Mage: Dammit woman stop looking so sad! Especially considering you get to be in my awesome presence. Here look at this awesome sunset, because girls like pretty things and you're a girl, right!?
Ritsuka:
Mage: For f**ks sake!*licks tears* Hmmm, your tears are delicious. (sorry...)
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Old 2015-11-06, 14:27   Link #86
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^Yep, pretty much. Also the best part when he's so surprised by his own dere side that he accidentally dumps Ritsuka in the sea. That "RITSUKAAAA!" as he dives after her... I laughed so much. XDDD

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So a vampire exorcist? How exactly does that work?
Well, he could be a "sealed" vampire. Or one controlled somehow. *has Vampire Knight flashbacks* no no no please don't T__T)

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Also, I think this is the first time I've seen an idol/singing show where a main character/VA rapped. I rather like Mage's VA Subaru Kimura's voice. It's unfortunate he's gotten so few roles thus far.
Yeah, he was really nice, the singing was nice, and the song was really fun, too. Let's hope for more Mage songs (as if we'll get any more ). Btw I just heard the original(?) full version of the song (with different lyrics), and he throws a kiss in it. XDDDD (Lindo does it too in his song, and also in the OP, although I'm not sure if that's meant to be in-character or not.)

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Old 2015-11-06, 15:27   Link #87
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^Yep, pretty much. Also the best part when he's so surprised by his own dere side that he accidentally dumps Ritsuka in the sea. That "RITSUKAAAA!" as he dives after her... I laughed so much. XDDD
I had to stop the video I ended up laughing so hard.

Mage's three rules on how to woo a woman:
1: Take her places
2: Buy her things
3: If all else fails...get her sopping wet
I guarantee by the end of the night she'll be putty in your hands. I'm sorry, can you tell I'm having way to much fun with this?

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Well, he could be a "sealed" vampire. Or one controlled somehow. *has Vampire Knight flashbacks* no no no please don't T__T)
Yeah, as others mentioned he did seem kind of out it/possessed. Him being sealed possible for his own good could be it.

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Yeah, he was really nice, the singing was nice, and the song was really fun, too. Let's hope for more Mage songs (as if we'll get any more ). Btw I just heard the original(?) full version of the song (with different lyrics), and he throws a kiss in it. XDDDD (Lindo does it too in his song, and also in the OP, although I'm not sure if that's meant to be in-character or not.)
Right now his character song is the only one I'm thinking of actually picking up. I'll have to see how Shiki's/Daisuke Hirakawa's goes next week.
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Old 2015-11-07, 07:03   Link #88
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Mage's three rules on how to woo a woman:
1: Take her places
2: Buy her things
3: If all else fails...get her sopping wet
I guarantee by the end of the night she'll be putty in your hands. I'm sorry, can you tell I'm having way to much fun with this?
Well, the other version of the song does mention getting splashed with love, or something along those lines... (and I mean, seriously... *mind in gutter*)

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Right now his character song is the only one I'm thinking of actually picking up. I'll have to see how Shiki's/Daisuke Hirakawa's goes next week.
I wonder if there will be a release for the anime version of the songs. In Mage's case he actually raps a lot more in the anime version than in the original (compare: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm27522010 ).

As for Shiki, IMO the song itself is not much to write home about, but it's worth it for the singing, what with Hirakawa turning the yandere up to eleven.
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Old 2015-11-07, 07:36   Link #89
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I wonder if there will be a release for the anime version of the songs.
The musical/anime versions of the guys' songs are included on their character song singles. The rest of the featured songs (like Ritsuka's) will be on an album that'll be released on Christmas. The soundtrack is bundled with the BD/DVD volumes.

FYI the B-side of the ED single is a different version of the student council's theme sung in episode 1.
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Old 2015-11-07, 07:43   Link #90
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Looks like I'm one of the few who doesn't like Mage. (What kind of name is that for cave man?) Someone needs to tell him that if he needs to say he's the king, then he isn't the king.
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Old 2015-11-07, 20:23   Link #91
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I wonder if there will be a release for the anime version of the songs. In Mage's case he actually raps a lot more in the anime version than in the original (compare: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm27522010 ).

As for Shiki, IMO the song itself is not much to write home about, but it's worth it for the singing, what with Hirakawa turning the yandere up to eleven.
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The musical/anime versions of the guys' songs are included on their character song singles. The rest of the featured songs (like Ritsuka's) will be on an album that'll be released on Christmas. The soundtrack is bundled with the BD/DVD volumes.

FYI the B-side of the ED single is a different version of the student council's theme sung in episode 1.

Hmm, I think I like the anime version a tad bit more, so it's nice to know that both versions are on the character single.

It also looks like the dog/blue haired kid might be getting a song as well. There's a listing on CD Japan with no announced character yet.
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Old 2015-11-08, 15:05   Link #92
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It also looks like the dog/blue haired kid might be getting a song as well. There's a listing on CD Japan with no announced character yet.
The kid's voiced by Suzuki Tatsuhisa (lead singer of Oldcodex). Pretty much a given he'll get a song.

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Looks like I'm one of the few who doesn't like Mage. (What kind of name is that for cave man?) Someone needs to tell him that if he needs to say he's the king, then he isn't the king.
I think the fact that he needs to say it but is oblivious to the reason as to why is the reason why people like him. It would be annoying if it was played straight, but it isn't.

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On another note, it occurred to me that after next week, we should have cycled through everyone (except the dog/kid). Does this mean we might have six whole episodes dedicated to actual plot with... dare I say it, everyone involved? Might otome adaptations finally be progressing away from recent adaptation disasters? Stay tuned folks.
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Old 2015-11-11, 12:12   Link #93
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Did not expect this from Shiki's song...I went......then

Heh, and I figured there was something more to Azuna...turns out she's also an exorcist. Am I the only one who doesn't really trust those high priests? Seems too obvious if they are all good.

...and it looks like Ritsuka's mom got bitten...is she a vamp now too?

...so...Lindo may be half human and half vamp...looks like his mom might be human after all (otherwise, how could she have died from a mere illness, or even get sick in the first place?)

...and I will predict that that birthday party with Azuna won't be happening based on the Azuna/Ritsuka trend we've been seeing.
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Old 2015-11-11, 12:20   Link #94
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Shiki's music song is so far the most seductive and stylistic imo.

So he's also a fallen angel huh? Heh.
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Old 2015-11-11, 12:33   Link #95
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You know, I'll give the makers of this series credit here:

In most otome series(at least the ones I've seen anyway), they always have the harem play around their attraction to the MC...and drop hints here and there.

This series? Fuck it, the harem just gonna sing about how much they wanna seduce and f**k Ritsuka
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Old 2015-11-11, 17:28   Link #96
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That's it, I demand an official Azuna/Ritsuka route. Make it happen, Rejet!

If last week's episode was surprisingly fun with Mage taking the Best Devil title (for me, anyway ), this episode was surprisingly well-directed. The "museum" segment was genuinely tense and the visuals were pretty good for this show, even the BGM was better than normally. I was actually annoyed when Shiki's song came on, there was a pretty good tension going on and the song pretty much ruined it. (Especially with the way the lyrics... uh, went there... )

And Ritsuka fell for the "I know stuff about your mom" trick again. At least this time she brought Azuna with her, but... really, Ritsuka, you're up against a bunch of demons, you should really know better.

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...and I will predict that that birthday party with Azuna won't be happening based on the Azuna/Ritsuka trend we've been seeing.
Yeah, not a chance. Poor Azuna is going to get snubbed again. Poor girl.

So yeah, Lindo is half-vampire and likely the son of the blond guy in the OP, probably the vampire boss. Even though his human side allows him to be an exorcist he can tap into his vampire side (if he's even aware that he has it) and use Dark Powers.

The guy Ritsuka saw was probably her dad... he had reddish hair like Ritsuka.
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Old 2015-11-11, 17:46   Link #97
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That's it, I demand an official Azuna/Ritsuka route. Make it happen, Rejet!
Why must you hate Azuna so? Though she isn't that good at her job. Can't she understand Ritsuka can't be trusted to be on her own? Not for a minute, not for a second. She will throw herself under a bus as soon as your back's turned.

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If last week's episode was surprisingly fun with Mage taking the Best Devil title (for me, anyway ), this episode was surprisingly well-directed. The "museum" segment was genuinely tense and the visuals were pretty good for this show, even the BGM was better than normally. I was actually annoyed when Shiki's song came on, there was a pretty good tension going on and the song pretty much ruined it. (Especially with the way the lyrics... uh, went there... )

And Ritsuka fell for the "I know stuff about your mom" trick again. At least this time she brought Azuna with her, but... really, Ritsuka, you're up against a bunch of demons, you should really know better.
No, she doubted and hesitated for, like, half a second. Progress! But seriously, yeah, she's stupid to the point of being suicidal.
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Old 2015-11-11, 17:54   Link #98
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And we got even a potential Yuri route going; hop on that UtaPri!
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Old 2015-11-12, 12:58   Link #99
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Alright, I'm getting kind of annoyed by Ritsuka now. Everywhere she decides to go, people around her either get involved or get involved and get hurt. I would hope she's learning from all this. Lindo and Azuna have it tough. It's hard reminding myself this is just a harem show.

Also, who was that guy Maria was kissing?
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Old 2015-11-12, 13:37   Link #100
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That moment where you realize that Rei Ryugazi is singing songs about how much he wants to fuck Ritsuka......


In terms of story/direction...this was actually the best episode so far in the fact that we saw a battle(well, Azuna got wrecked) and even the museum was tense. Also, didn't see that twist with Shiki being a fallen angel actually.


and the vampire stuff as well so...yay DwD!

Next: Puppy route!
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