Ano Natsu de Matteru Episode 3 Discussion
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Well-handled misunderstandings coupled with great characters interactions really are the best in romantic comedies. It was a very ToraDora-ish episode, extremely well directed and with a good amount of development already. As expected, Natsu is looking to be the best new show of this season.
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Very enjoyable episode, and I've had a change of heart since last week. I hereby declare the whole cast likable. Even Remon that annoyed me last week really redeemed herself and proved how she's such an asset for the story, or maybe I was just late to realise that. I really like Kanna, almost as much as Ichika. Mio shows she has EQ and a very sweet caring side to her (or if it's just affection towards Ishigaki).
What really made the episode yet again was the interraction between Ichika and Kaito, I agree with you, their chemistry is golden.
Lol at MIB. At first I was wondering why two Tommy Lee Jones but then realised he's supposedly really big in Japan, having stared in several commercials (Boss coffe) etc.
Ishigaki, I R disspoint. Y U NO like MGS?
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I actually really liked the end of episode 2 because I thought Ichika stopped Kaito from saying "it" because she was emotionally mature enough to think that it wouldn't work out between them because she's an alien.
They really played off of THAT as a "misunderstanding"? Kaito's misunderstanding of the situation was understandable but apparently Ichika is either emotionally retarded or just can't read situations very well.
I suppose they can play this off by saying it's because she's an alien, but really, that was just lame. I just don't understand how she got "HE KNOWS I'M AN ALIEN" from "Senpai...ore...ore wa.." when taken in the context of her just having kissed his forehead, plus the look on his face at the time.
Whatever. Maybe it's my fault for thinking this would be a more serious romance anime than it's actually trying to be.
Remon, Mio, and Kanna continue to be the best parts of this anime. Remon because I love Tamura Yukari in this type of role (ufufufu...) and Mio and Kanna because they continue to be the most realistic parts of this anime as far as romantic thoughts and responses to situations.
I was, however, annoyed with Remon interrupting Kanna in this episode. Nah, of course the studio couldn't let Kanna confess to Kaito and have her be rejected in the 3rd episode. We just CAN'T have a love story without a love TRIANGLE! Triangles are absolutely necessary in romances, didn't you all know? </sarcasm>
ichika is kissing his forehead to heal it, and then it's healed.
maybe she thinks that kaito will know her identity because of the way he is healed, while kaito's intention is different
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God. I love this show. Everything about it is a win for me. It's just a fun series to watch.
Kanna and Mio were really cute in this episode. My opinions of both of them really went up 10x.
Kanna getting the tiger pose picture from Remon was ROFL. She should be lucky it wasn't worse.
I have to admit defeat. Ishigaki does have interest in Kanna. It's a mass unrequited love train going on. most of you guys were quite right on that one.
I found the flash "what they might be thinking" mental moments hilarious. Also, quite true in real life situations. I'm sure we've all had moments like that.
I Agree with most people's opinion regarding Remon. She is quite the fixer and manipulator. Her intellect is well beyond everyone else in regards to human interaction. She is the engine that really drives the drama and action. "She is a beast" is an apt term to describe her.
There is another point though. Remon's comment "it must be nice to be young" gave me a thought. Most of us agree that Remon's character is almost a carbon copy of Morino from the Onegai Teacher! series.
I have theory about that....
((spoiler contains plot info from Onegai Teacher!))
If you know about Onegai Teacher plot, Kei and Morino both suffered from a disease called "standstill". It is a disease that causes suspended animation to a person who's acutely depressed. Technically, Morino was 6 years older than her friends. But, because of the disease, she still looked like a young 15 year old.
My theory is that Remon could possibly be Morino. That after the events of Onegai Teacher! she suffered another long "standstill". To avoid scrutiny like she had in the past, Morino would have most likely moved away from Omachi and Lake Kisaki, the region where Onegai Teacher took place. Komoro and Saku, the region where Ano Natsu takes place now, is far enough to avoid any scrutiny; yet, it would be close enough to see old friends from Omachi. The two regions are about 60km apart.
Her knowledge of her past Sensei, Mizuho, would explain her not freaking out when observing Ichika and Rinon.
I'm not sure if Ichika could be related to Kei and Mizuho yet. However, if Morino is indeed Remon, It could be that Mizuho's offspring would be Ichika. The lake and trees Ichika is looking for might be Omachi and Lake Kisaki which is in the next valley over. The place where Kei and Mizuho's romance blossomed.
About your spoiler, well for Kei and Morino to suffer what is called "Standstill" is actually a rare condition called "Narcolepsy" which up to now little is know about it, and like Kei and Morino it is not uncommon for those with the said condition to sleep for years but occassionally waking up a once a month for only a few hours. Wheather or not if Ichika is related to Mizuno and Kei is yet to be know and same goes for Lemon of wheather or not she's Morino or not. Let's not forget that Ichika's mission has more to do with going to a certain place that with the guy.
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They toned it down this episode since mentioning it every episode would lose its value of plot potential; but what is the general thought on Kaito's condition? is he a dead man walking, did the procedure get messed up thus the kisses stabilize him? or something else?
As for the Onegai Teacher reference; while this show can be said to be a clone of that series i think they are separate because of what Ahri mentioned and that was Ichika came from space while Kei and Mizuho were implied to live happily ever after on earth so its unlikely that Ichika is their offspring.
Also for the L's and R's in Japanese concerning Remon's name, didn't that also have part in Code Geass "R2" could have perhaps been pronounced as "L2" which without spoiling had some people theorizing the way it ended connected to the title.
Totally off-topic, but...HOW COULD I FORGET......To put The world god only knows in my list?! I absolutely loved that anime....It's one of my favorites! Thanks for reminding me :D.
@Kurogashi, i couldn't tell you =P. I actually only ever watch subs, never really cared too much to look up the actors behind the subbed voices, i only know the names of dub VAs.
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Remon continues to be the best character of the show.
I must admit, Another Episode 3 left me a bit of bad aftertaste but Ano Natsu Episode 3 got that rid away.
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