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05-05-11, 8:15 PM

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Just to add on, I thought Tsuruko was part of Yukitsu's scheme.. but since shes not , shes actually pretty cool! :3

I have to infer that probably when they were kids for all their relationships;

Menma probably thought of everyone as a family. Like she loved and cared about everyone but I dont think in a romantic way. Jinta probably liked Memna, Anaru probably liked Jinta, and Yukiatsu probably liked Memna too... Tsuruko MIGHT have liked Yukiatsu..(BUT WHO WOULDNT LIKE A FREAK LIKE HIM!!)... IDK..
And Poppo probably cared for everyone like family (but admired Jinta the most) just like Menma!

Just how I think.. XD

I'm REALLY loving this show!! *o*
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05-05-11, 8:22 PM

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eh. i wasn't the biggest fan of the theory that yukiatsu was crossdressing as menma (simply because the way it was being presented came off as too creepy for a show as heartwarming and touching as this), but i didn't reject it as much as i thought i would when i actually saw it happen. meaning, maybe they can play this out right and yukiatsu can, uh... redeem himself. or something.

i don't know. i like him despite his flaws and creepiness. he obviously has some extremely repressed issues and if he can overcome them and become a better person, well... that'll be some excellent character development?!

best character for me is, hands down, tsurumi ehehehe.

anyway! overall, i enjoyed this episode. i have had zero complaints about this show so far and i don't intend on starting any time soon!
 
05-05-11, 8:43 PM

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If nothing else, Menma is absolutely adorable.

But why can't she just write her name on a board or carry stuff around? She can hold objects and people notice when she's interacting with them.
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05-05-11, 8:47 PM

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I did not expect that ending. it totally surprised me. I kinda got it as soon it was ending. This guy who goes to a prestige school, I think, cross dresses in the clothes of the girl he's obsessed with.

 
05-05-11, 8:56 PM

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ugh, this show is always an emotional rollercoaster for me. i cry for one minute, then hate on yukiatsu, then laugh, and then feel sorry for yukiatsu towards the end. ; A ; if /a/ hadn't pointed it out for everyone, the thought of yukiatsu cross-dressing as menma might've never even occurred to anyone in the first place. THIS SHOW IS UNBELIEVABLY UNPREDICTABLE. so good hnngghhh.

i thought the show was pretty straight-forward when i first watched it. i guess not??? @ A @
 
05-05-11, 9:10 PM

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I'm liking the girls more and more. Gah. I can't wait for the next one.



 
05-05-11, 9:10 PM

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Ending gave me a good laugh, so awesome that all the speculation from last week came true. That guy is quite the weirdo.
 
05-05-11, 9:14 PM

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Definitely a good episode.

I have some theories going around.

1) Yukiatsu is buying the scrunchies for Naruko. She wears a bunch on her wrist and Yukiatsu isn't using them in his "tribute" or giving them to Tsuruko.

2) I don't know why, but something is telling me that Tsuruko might be able to see Menma, but isn't admitting it for some reason. It's probably waaaaay off base, but I kind of got that impression when she came over to Yadomi's house in this episode.

Anyways, this is probably the best anime I've seen in a while, and I can't wait to see where it goes next.

 
05-05-11, 9:26 PM

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Yukiatsu is not only an asshole, he's also really messed up.

Obviously he has repressed homolust for Jinta, and was always jealous of Menma to a point where he wanted to BE her.
 
05-05-11, 9:40 PM

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At first I thought Tsuruko was a cold b*tch, but she's become pretty awesome here ^^
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05-05-11, 9:40 PM

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Yukiatsu is gay and obessed
 
05-05-11, 9:53 PM

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This is really good. Every episode, a character steps up, a character falls.
 
05-05-11, 9:55 PM

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Tsuroko likely already knew.
About Yukiatsu, I knew that his cold, insensitive nature was hiding something. It did hint before that there was something in his closet which looked like a dress. I just assumed he held on to her dress or something to reminisce. I did not expect the crossdressing. However, everyone who thinks he is suddenly a freak are rather insensitive too.. People cope with death of a loved one in many ways.
Jintan's method of coping was to hallucinate. Anjou's was to become a rebel.
Tsuroko's was to be cold and logical.

Certainly ups the drama levels.
Good episode.
 
05-05-11, 9:57 PM

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Tsuruko... I think I might really like her ♥♥♥
Give her more screen time plz. Also have Naruko and her dress up together. I need it.

Everyone and their mom knew it was the guy. I am glad they decided to do it. Good call anime now keep rolling with it.
 
05-05-11, 9:58 PM

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Yukiatsu is f*cked up but I have a feeling that by the end of the anime he'll become my 2nd favorite character, after a tied Jinta/Menma 1st place
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05-05-11, 10:13 PM

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Ousto said:
I really wish Jinta would have Menma write her name in the dirt or something to show everyone that she is actually there...

I would wish for that too and perhaps the foreshadow that she moved thigns in her house may be a lead on as to what you wish for. I hope there will be some sign but did not Menma already gave a feel to Popo when she climbed on him?
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I like how she also called out Yukiatsu when they were chasing him down. Judging by how bored she looked when Yukiatsu said he could see Menma, she must have known all along or had a faint idea that he was doing it.
Tsuruko seemed a few episodes back disappointed in Yukiatsu so this tells me she cares enough in this episode to change him perhaps as she would like, maybe drop his bad habits.
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LOOK WHO IS TALKING YOU FREAK!!!
Exactly! YOU GOT IT! I also though this meant that Yukiatsu is not so honest to himself.
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I thought it was too weird to be true!!!! BUT OH MY GOD!!!!!
ITS OFFICIAL!! YUKIATSU IS A FREAK!!!!!!!!
He has self issues big time. He needs Tsuruko to fix him ASAP.
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It was too horrid to watch the ending because it was just so embarrassing for Yukiatsu.. XD
I think it was more horrid because the OST made it emotional. I felt he has problems with himself but I am more curious what is Menma's role going to be in all this.
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Heck yeah! Glad to have more people on my side on that one.
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Random thought: Anaru's "friends" seem to be getting "sick" of her being unsocial - Next couple of eps will she be outcast just like Jintan from those bitches?
I hope this will not happen but if it does it will make Jinta x Naruko more than ever since he will be the one to most likely comfort her. I wonder if Menma will help in that?

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05-05-11, 10:14 PM

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Something is fucked up in that guy's head.
 
05-05-11, 10:23 PM

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I can't wait for the cosplay photos of some guy dressed as Yukiatsu dressed as Menma.

I hope the confrontation in next week's episode goes well. Yukiatsu really needs help.
 
05-05-11, 10:31 PM

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Good episode , good development - now another long wait ;x

it seems even Tsuruko has faith in Jinta and in the rest of t hem in general.
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Random thought: Anaru's "friends" seem to be getting "sick" of her being unsocial - Next couple of eps will she be outcasted just like Jintan from those bitches?


yes I wanted to say something along those lines too. it seems Anaru will be getting some screen time in that light .. the 'working on it' will be put the test .. and perhaps it will show to help with Jinta getting back out , and most of the group minus the psycho douche , are back together. I am a AnaruxJinta shipper I admit too

but I do see something about Anaru finally having to 'break free' from that group of bitches
 
05-05-11, 10:47 PM

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Haha! Uncovered already. That sure was quick!

Now Atsumu looks more disturbed than Jinta. xD
 
05-05-11, 10:48 PM

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Menma calling out her own name...

I can listen to her talk all day.
 
05-05-11, 10:50 PM

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Every character in this show is so messed up lol
 
05-05-11, 10:50 PM

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Tsuruko is awesome~:D This ep is great~ :D Can't wait for the next one~
 
05-05-11, 10:54 PM

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Some guy already posts a picture of it running and he were wearing the watches, I don't know who that did it but that make me know that was he that was cross dressing


I think someone got it from /a/
I saw the post too, so I already knew it was Yukiatsu since last week >_>
Nevertheless, he's still a creep
 
05-05-11, 11:00 PM

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Omg, Yukiatsu, what the hell. I already hated the guy but this is just so cringe-worthy. What a creep.
 
05-05-11, 11:05 PM

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Wow, Tsuruko totally changed my opinion of her. She just outed Yukiatsu like that. Yeaahh can't wait to see what that pitiful bastard has to say now.

Why doesn't Menma just take the cup from Poppo and drink the coffee or jack some of the meat on the grill? Everybody would then see that her ghost is real. Oh wait, this is anime. Obvious common sense does not apply.
 
05-05-11, 11:08 PM

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Anyone else think it was funny when popo had to go to the bathroom with menma on his neck? "menma wants to go too!!!!"
 
05-05-11, 11:24 PM

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Lesson 1: How to get over the girl you loved after she dies
Step 1. Become emo
Step 2. Crossdress as her
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05-05-11, 11:28 PM

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YUKIATSU IS OFFICIALLY THE CREEPIEST CHARACTER EVER. I hated him from the start.

I thought that Tsuruko was a bitch too, but in this episode, she redeemed herself.

 
05-05-11, 11:29 PM

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... I'd still hit it.
 
05-05-11, 11:29 PM

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However, everyone who thinks he is suddenly a freak are rather insensitive too.. People cope with death of a loved one in many ways.
Jintan's method of coping was to hallucinate.
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No Jintas method was shutting out the world. That is likely some form of Menma as shes seen opening doors in her own house .. knocking over glasses , causing weight on Anaru , and Poppo felt her too. Jinta , tries to shut everything out and became a shut in nearly. thats how he delt. "well why can only he see Menma" I have my ideas but likely similar to most other peoples.
 
05-05-11, 11:34 PM

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Judging from the comments, I have derived three conclusions:

1. Yukiatsu does some weird *$$ SH*T.
2. Tsunderé Tsuruko is still Tsuper Tsexy.
3. Menma goes schizo.

HNNNG. Hurry up UTW subs. I gotta get my Ano Hana Fix and I won't settle for any other typeset or subgroup DX.
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05-05-11, 11:39 PM

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The ED always gets to me no matter how many times I watch it, same with the OP.

This was a great episode and I can't wait for next week. I wanna see how the gang handles Yukiatsu and how he reacts and overcomes all that he's going through. But in the end I know it'll somehow bring the group closer together. And that's worth watching.

I've already given this show a 10 for a rating. There's no questioning it.




 
05-05-11, 11:48 PM

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There is still hope for anime.

Anyway, I like Tsuruko and Yukiatsu even more now.
 
05-05-11, 11:56 PM

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This episode was just great, I don't mind the pacing though. Seems about right to me. :)
Damn Yukiatsu...>.> I knew he was the 'fake' Menma.
The next episode is just going to have a hell of a lot more emotional depth than this one and I can't wait. :D
This is by far one of my favorite series this season. <3

Oh and I'm totally rooting for JintaXNaruko, though it would be nice to see JintaXMenma, but sadly that can't happen. :(
 
05-05-11, 11:57 PM

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well.. i didnt see that one coming with yukiatsu..
 
05-06-11, 12:04 AM

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Ohh I'm so loving the ED. It's just so sweet.
This was a great episode. Freak or not, it makes for a good episode.
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05-06-11, 12:05 AM

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Why is taking Jintan so long to confess? Didn't he go running for Menma at the end of Episode One because he wanted to do what he didn't have the courage to do so long ago?

I get the feeling that this won't be done until the last few episodes, but then I feel like they shouldn't have made her disappearance such a HUGE deal to him in the first episode. I don't feel like he's making any considerable progress and that there's nothing holding him back from confessing but him at the moment. And everyone else has issues that they're learning to confront from Jintan's/Menma's "intervention" in their lives right now.

But, I really think he needs to confess and get it over with already. This show is not a focus on romance, so I feel like there'd be a lot more to see/do even after that point. :)

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05-06-11, 12:07 AM

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i love the sound design, it knows how to play with my emotions. Another great episode
 
05-06-11, 12:09 AM

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Obviously he has repressed homolust for Jinta, and was always jealous of Menma to a point where he wanted to BE her.


ROFL...but I don't know if you could be right just yet... O3O
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05-06-11, 12:27 AM

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"let's pee together"
I just don't know what to say to that menma....

As for Yukiatsu, I kinda feel sorry for him. I wonder how he would explain this
 
05-06-11, 12:38 AM

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So, Menma stumbled and fell into the river.
And I'm kinda starting to dislike Yukiatsu. I tried not disliking him, but nope, that's not possible.
I more or less like the rest of the people in the show though.
Like Anaru and Tsuruko <3

On pretty unrelated note, I didn't notice before, but I approve of that one cup in the last screen of the ED that has the Swedish flag on it. I do kinda find it completely random though.
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05-06-11, 12:50 AM

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I actually think that Yuki might like Jintan romantically and was jealous of Menma. If that is the case, I kinda feel bad for him. Though, I think this is highly unlikely xD
 
05-06-11, 1:10 AM

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Oh that Yukiatsu. I really want to know what happens next after what everyone saw.
 
05-06-11, 1:46 AM

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Gosh, Yukiatsu really does have issues. I wonder what everyone'll have to say about it next week. The preview didn't really give any hints this time.

And ugh, I wanted Menma to pick up that coffee cup unsuspectingly, so that everyone would be shocked. It'll happen eventually I hope.
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05-06-11, 1:53 AM

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The only reason that I can see to reveal Yukiatsu this early is to set up for some intense character growth. I would go so far as to say that at the end, we will probably feel sympathetic towards Yukiatsu.

If Ano Hana can pull that off, then I will have the utmost respect for the writers and this team that has blessed with such a masterpiece.

Oh yeah, and Tsuroku's character is redeemed here, although I'm not sure what would be the cause of it. Perhaps there really is more to her than meets the eye, coughcansheseeMenmacough.
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05-06-11, 2:01 AM

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LOL DAMN you yukiatsu .......
 
05-06-11, 2:36 AM

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Yukiatsu little secret is out^^
 
05-06-11, 2:41 AM

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lol, I actually felt sorry for Yukiatsu at the end. So damn embarrassing.

Another great episode. 5/5
 
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