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Apr 18, 2010 11:47 AM

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I love being trolled. TROLL ME HARDER AHHH HARDER PLEASE OH FUCK YEAH
 
Apr 18, 2010 12:08 PM

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Boring as...as previous 3 episodes. I guess it would be better if it was 25 minutes long.
 
Apr 18, 2010 12:09 PM

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This is the first time in a long time I felt a shiver ran through my spine.
 
Apr 18, 2010 12:14 PM

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rarri said:
 
Apr 18, 2010 12:24 PM

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Better than being a spoiler addict LOL I TROLL U
 
Apr 18, 2010 12:45 PM

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nanami has the sharingan! XD
but i also wanted to see the other duel. :(

awesome episode.
 
Apr 18, 2010 12:54 PM

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Was expecting some sweet action based from the last episode's preview, but they didn't even show the fight, lol. But it was enjoyable watching Nanami own the shit out of those guys, so it's all good. Damn, Nanami is scary!
 
Apr 18, 2010 1:03 PM

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I'd love to see his sister go on sword hunt :D
 
Apr 18, 2010 1:09 PM

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WHAT THE HECK

WHAT THE HECK

From what I remember a month ago... there was going to be an epic fight scene! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

creep sista creepy
 
Apr 18, 2010 1:25 PM

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I had to watch the preview of ep 3 to be satisfied with the ep 4. Man was really hoping for that fight.
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Apr 18, 2010 1:40 PM

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flannan said:
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Togame picked the wrong person from the start...

Can you imagine Nanami with the skills of the first 4 sword holders + Kyoutouryuu...

Fear the one that can use both the sword and fight bare-fisted..... without breaking into sweat.

She picked the right person. Can you imagine Nanami with the strategic skills of Togame the Strategist taking over Japan?
Nanami hardly needs any new techniques....

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I had to watch the preview of ep 3 to be satisfied with the ep 4. Man was really hoping for that fight.
rewatching the preview = good idea since it pretty much sumd up the battle.... watching Nanami was probably more fun.
 
Apr 18, 2010 1:46 PM

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The author is TROLLING us.
>o<

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I liked the way they tried to humanise the Maniwa dudes to make her seem even more cold.
it was so effective that i m really disturbed by it... >.<
but still, nanami is quite charming in a way tho...
 
Apr 18, 2010 1:47 PM

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Since, she has after all helped Shichika during all those years, right?

Yeah...I'm sure ripping out my younger sister's fingernails would show my sisterly concern for her xD
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Apr 18, 2010 1:56 PM

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She's naked in front of him and there is no reaction from him whatsoever I would lose all confidence as a woman lol.

The Maniwa insect squad is kinda cute, I almost feel sorry for them taking on Manami, she has brain and brawn how horrifying! She's a genius that can learn a technique just by seeing it once.

Where is the fight we saw on the preview?!
 
Apr 18, 2010 1:56 PM

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Mindfuck. I'm in awe and yet completely furious at the same time. Good job i guess

ps: OBOETA!!
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Apr 18, 2010 2:17 PM

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Apr 18, 2010 2:28 PM

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Cenedess said:
Oosran said:
Since, she has after all helped Shichika during all those years, right?
Yeah...I'm sure ripping out my younger sister's fingernails would show my sisterly concern for her xD
Why of course : o
That would be a perfect example of some sisterly love, don't you think? : D
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Apr 18, 2010 2:33 PM

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Wow, they trolled us big time and did a really good job of it.

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Almost reminds you of Endless Eight, doesn't it?


But a lot funnier and less painful.
 
Apr 18, 2010 2:40 PM

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Nanami is crazy strong.







 
Apr 18, 2010 2:58 PM

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Didn't expect this... But 5 stars. Best one I've seen so far.
 
Apr 18, 2010 3:04 PM

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I don't know what to say ... let's just say i see his sister in a very different light.
But i really want to know more about her !!

-I don't really mind if it's spoilers or not, but can someone who has read the novels or something PM me some information concerning his sister, can't wait 4-5 months to know !
 
Apr 18, 2010 3:05 PM

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I think I've fallen in love with Nanami. She's just so frail-looking and just gives off that creepy smile; oh how lovely.

The flashbacks were great... the huge heads and all. Hopefully she does join them or something because I would like to see more of her.
 
Apr 18, 2010 3:09 PM

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So the previous episode's preview of this episode had something that wasn't shown? Oh well, I hardly ever watch the previews so I didn't 'lose' anything. Of course I watched it afterwards and it was cool.
However, I think there was a reason why they did it. Let's me try to explain it shortly:

The preview showed the fight (or parts of it) with Sabi, Nanami can instantly learn anything she sees and Shichika and Togame talked about the fight with Sabi.

Think about it. You who have watched the preview before this episode. You remember the preview quite well, don't you? All that cool action and those moves and such. See, you are almost like Nanami!
Seeing something just once is usually enough for learning the principles. The second time reinforces it.

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Apr 18, 2010 3:22 PM

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Letdown of the month.. Though I will agree that Nanami is awesome.
 
Apr 18, 2010 4:10 PM

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THE PREVIEW LIED

But the series just gets better and better. I was soo excited for Sabi though ;___;
They better show that fight somehow someday (I wouldn't mind even if it has to be in the DVD version) or I swear I will destroy something.

And this one had the best ninjas. They all died like the rest (When Mitsubachi attacked "MITSUBACHI WHAT ARE YOU DOINGGGGGGGGG"), but they were really likable and seemed more like characters than punching bags.

It didn't have the witty jokes of the previous episodes, but this was a great episode and is probably what many of us thought the series would be.

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Nanami is creepy, but I love her.
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Apr 18, 2010 4:39 PM

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Maryberry said:
THE PREVIEW LIED

But the series just gets better and better. I was soo excited for Sabi though ;___;
They better show that fight somehow someday (I wouldn't mind even if it has to be in the DVD version) or I swear I will destroy something.


Unfortunately, they didn't even show it in the original novel, only mentioned. That's trolling for you lol. Having all the buildup on how cool Sabi is and then kill him off screen. That, is genius trolling.
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Apr 18, 2010 4:59 PM

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Kvakond said:
ps: OBOETA!!



Oh man, thanks for the huge laughs. Almost woke up the entire house :D
 
Apr 18, 2010 5:05 PM

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wakka9ca said:
Maryberry said:
THE PREVIEW LIED

But the series just gets better and better. I was soo excited for Sabi though ;___;
They better show that fight somehow someday (I wouldn't mind even if it has to be in the DVD version) or I swear I will destroy something.


Unfortunately, they didn't even show it in the original novel, only mentioned. That's trolling for you lol. Having all the buildup on how cool Sabi is and then kill him off screen. That, is genius trolling.
brb I'm going to rage

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Apr 18, 2010 5:25 PM

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Hahaha, awesome episode, very well written. I'm so glad I decided on watching this show after all.
 
Apr 18, 2010 5:54 PM

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oh man, this show is more incredible every episode.

nanami is ridiculous. shes so awesome.
 
Apr 18, 2010 7:27 PM

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Damn, Nanami is crazy lol
I wish they didn't cut out the battle with Hakuhei though =/
 
Apr 18, 2010 7:30 PM

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omg make the excessive talking stop please! God damn I thought it would get better in this episode but it in staid it felt like a broke record when they where fighting. The fighting was decent but the talking killed what little appear this episode had....at least for me anyway. I can understand them trying to tell a story but when you describe every little detail and say the same thing 4 different ways it get's old fast.
 
Apr 18, 2010 7:35 PM

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omg make the excessive talking stop please! God damn I thought it would get better in this episode but it in staid it felt like a broke record when they where fighting. The fighting was decent but the talking killed what little appear this episode had....at least for me anyway. I can understand them trying to tell a story but when you describe every little detail and say the same thing 4 different ways it get's old fast.

Well that's the way Nishio writes his novels, his characters are always pretty talkative.
On the other hand he almost never gives any big descriptions on sorroundings or characters appearances apart from the most basic things (at least that's the image I gained...but I still have to read a real novel, not light novel, by him).

If you're not into so much talking, or at least not in relation to the rather minimal action, it's not really going to get any better except for the last volume.
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Apr 18, 2010 7:41 PM

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Woo, almost-yandere Nanami. I predict a showdown between her and Shichika at the end of the series for whatever reason; perhaps she is a certain 'blade' he has to capture, or something. It'll have something to do with what Sabi was saying about Kyotouryuu as a sword constructed by Shikizaki Kiki, in any case.

Speaking of Sabi, I was really pissed we didn't get to see the fight with him. D: He was my favourite "villain".
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Apr 18, 2010 7:43 PM

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Im thinking about dropping it after this horrible episode. Sabi was the most interesting 12 sword holder intoduced so far in the story. Then they go and blow him off like he wasnt even in the show.

I could care less about his sister and the boring fights she had with the ninja. Her type of character has been done a 100 times before. They ruined the series for me with the troll job they did at the end of episode 3. Then they make the main character's talk about the fight for 5 minutes just to add more salt to the wound.


Exactly what I felt like. I was waiting for that Nanami stuff to end so I could watch the epic fight, then time passed, and I was beginning to wonder how they were going to fit it all in so little time. Turns out they didn't show it at all. SO FURIOUS! I seriously feel scammed. Worst than Endless Eight as I never really payed attention to that.
 
Apr 18, 2010 7:58 PM
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I can't believe they didn't show the fight between Sabi and Shichika :VVV
 
Apr 18, 2010 8:15 PM

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Other than everyone complaining about Sabi fight...

Nanami can now float in the air. In other words, she is no longer stranded on the island. And the skills she learned (gravity defying + hand transformation into claw + poison bullets fit her style perfectly) Really HAX skill there.

I think a great evil has just been unleashed on the world. The Insect Corp opened the Pandora's Box.....

Endless Eight was fail trolling. This is successful trolling.
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Apr 18, 2010 8:19 PM

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TROLLED by the last episode preview LOL.

So it kept the format of the book LOL. The author is TROLLING us.


I'm going to have to go watch it. I don't watch previews, so now I'm going to have to watch next month's preview, and last months. But on to the episode.

I FUCKING LOVED THIS EPISODE!
This has to be one of the best single episodes I've seen in a while, if not just the plain best. I've never been so caught off guard by a character, so to have her totally reveal herself in this single episode was fantastic storytelling. I liked the show as it is sticking to the formula, so to just totally break out of the structure a pay next to no attention to Shichika and Tomoe, instead make it about Nanami, and then make me feel like she's one of my favorite female characters ever (depending on how the show goes) is just too much. Then, to get trolled at the end, by having blatant exposition over the fight that was teased at the beginning, is just a blanket statement about what the show is about. I bemoaned it not showing the fight, and instead having a bit of a slide show. I can't say that that changed this week, but I can't really say that I care since the direction was absolutely perfect.

Nothing was wrong with this episode.

And little Shichika and Nanami are cute.

Bumped up from a 7 to a 9.
 
Apr 18, 2010 8:28 PM

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^ Wow. That praise of this episode is surprising, since it's coming from you.
 
Apr 18, 2010 9:03 PM

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It was so good. Nanami will be my sig once I find a good enough picture.
 
Apr 18, 2010 9:07 PM

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I was waiting for some nice fighting scenes and i got a lot of talking and some still images... lol...

Yet was nice to see the sister again and now that she can fly, she dont need to stay on the island and i hope she go to travel with them.
 
Apr 18, 2010 9:14 PM

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It was so good. Nanami will be my sig once I find a good enough picture.
Oh really? I will fully like to see that sig! :D Very surprised you liked the episode (since a lot of things you do not praise for your own reason.....I sometimes like them so much) but so did I......:P

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Apr 18, 2010 9:18 PM

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I feel somewhat trolled by the direction this episode took, but I don't mind at all! Watching this was like watching a nightmare! This is one of the most impressive episodes of the year!
 
Apr 18, 2010 9:29 PM

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so the sister is actually like a hundred times more scary- she took out three corp heads by herself, one after another, that six down, six more to go.
as for our main characters- they had an awesome battle off screen, what the hell?
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Apr 18, 2010 9:41 PM

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This ep was awsome, thoguh we did miss Shichika's fight with the world's strongest but the sister was awsome. If I had to suggest a comarison for the two siblings I'd say they were like swords each a deadly blade and both wanting to fight. The resson to me that Shiki joined Toga was because she excepted Shiki as her sword. That would be the bind that I see. And Yasuri the sister is like a far greater sword and still needs a place to fight or master to follow or something. She'd fit perfectly with thogse shrine maidens in episode 3.
 
Apr 18, 2010 10:46 PM

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.... I was all looking forward to this months episode based on the preview from episode 3 and I was hyped up for it, only to be dissapointed, nanami didn't make up for the fight between sabi and shichika. The fight coulda been one of the best fighting scenes in an anime ever
 
Apr 18, 2010 11:26 PM

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Episode is full of win. Nanami pwned everyone.
 
Apr 18, 2010 11:27 PM

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Whitefox did what kyoani couldn't...Troll you and make you love it.
 
Apr 19, 2010 12:01 AM

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Dare I say it? Dare I say it? Yes, I will. GODDAMN, that was AWESOME. I've never enjoyed being trolled like this ever. I love them for that. Also, Namami @A@. I can honestly say she scared the living shit out of me in a way nothing I've seen till now has done. This combination of fear and intrigue really bumped this show for me. Props to Mai Nakahara for voicing Nanami. Nisioisin, you're a master trollwriter for doing this.
 
Apr 19, 2010 1:00 AM

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I didn't have a very high opinion about the show... till I watched this ep, that is. 50 minutes just flew by.
 
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