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Apr 26, 2012 9:08 PM

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Oh damn, some relationship drama there. I love the bromance between Richie and Sentarou. Poor Ri-chan. So the guy she likes likes another girl, and she thought that Richie liked her too - but the confession at the end was lots of development!
 
Apr 26, 2012 9:36 PM

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The second half completely flipped my expectations. The first half was worrying, in that it was quickly degenerating into your typical and generic love triangle/square, whatever. And then, the confession happened. What a beautifully directed scene that was.
 
Apr 26, 2012 9:45 PM

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Hah knew that "Someday My Prince Will Come" sounded familiar. First heard it in Snow White.

Love the little references to prominent jazz people (Sarah Vaughan I'm looking at you).
 
Apr 26, 2012 9:45 PM

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So....... Ri-chan likes Sentarou?

Sentarou likes Yurika.

And, Richie likes Ri-chan.

Did i get this right?
 
Apr 26, 2012 10:25 PM

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Well played Kaoru!!

..but wtf was that naked scene, I think my eyes are gonna melt if I watch it again *w*
 
Apr 26, 2012 10:29 PM

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Njs_Fluffy said:
So....... Ri-chan likes Sentarou?

Sentarou likes Yurika.

And, Richie likes Ri-chan.

Did i get this right?

In a nutshell pretty much.

I have a feeling Richie will help out Ri-chan to convey her feeling for Sentarou. Since Richie feels that he can't beat the infamous childhood friendship, he'll probably be forever alone.

There's also a possibility that Richie's cousin might like him since previous episodes shes been secretly watching him play the piano, and having him play a song for her. Idk just guessing lol
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Apr 26, 2012 11:59 PM

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Mr_DaftPunk said:
Njs_Fluffy said:
So....... Ri-chan likes Sentarou?

Sentarou likes Yurika.

And, Richie likes Ri-chan.

Did i get this right?

In a nutshell pretty much.

There's also a possibility that Richie's cousin might like him since previous episodes shes been secretly watching him play the piano, and having him play a song for her. Idk just guessing lol


Then, if Yurika ends up liking Jun and Jun liking Kaoru's cousin we're all set.

I get really sad when I notice that I wasn't the only one surprised by how quickly things progressed. It tells less of this work in particular and more about the state of the industry. We're all so used to romances going very slowly that we're caught off guard when it goes in a pace that isn't that fast at all, if we really think about it.
 
Apr 26, 2012 11:59 PM

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I'm not sure if it's a translation/cultural discrepancy, but it's not the first time I've noticed this.

Why do anime characters say they 'love' someone when initially confessing their feelings? I'm sure all of us Western folks can agree doing that in real life is probably not the best idea.

"Suki" basically means "like", can be used for liking things, food etc. and liking someone, i.e. the person you love. It's just common to use it, "aisuru" is way stronger than "suki", you won't here that often in anime since most protagonists are teenagers, kids, juveniles or rather young adults. It's not a mistake if translators then use "love", it's used to clarify the meaning behind "suki" since you can still like people without loving them.

Although, in this case, if you listen, when Kaoru says "know there is someone here who loves you" he says "daisuki", which is stronger. It's more like "love", though still not quite on the same level as "aisuru", which is like "I'm IN love with you", and has a deeper meaning. "Daisuki"'s also still not as uncommonly heard as "aisuru", to be sure, but it's still rarer than "suki" and I've been told is avoided often to avoid coming on too strong. (Even when dealing with something simple as saying "I like oranges". xD)

...Ah whoops, sorry to go on like that, aha.
But I feel like it was worth noting in this situation, especially since this show has so many lovely little nuances. Something maybe to think about. ^^;
Maybe he wanted to strengthen his "suki" to be absolutely sure Ritsuko wouldn't misinterpret things again? Or he's just very serious about it. Either way, it seemed very heartfelt.
Ahhh, so cute~ x3
 
Apr 27, 2012 1:55 AM

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The first half was really funny but the second was very emotional. Im very qurious about what will happen next XD!!!!
 
Apr 27, 2012 3:32 AM

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I think I am dropping this. I just can't bring myself to give a fuck about their stupid love square.
 
Apr 27, 2012 4:11 AM

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I enjoyed the way Kaoru confessed. Looking forward to next episode.



 
Apr 27, 2012 4:13 AM

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I really like Kaoru the most and feel so sorry for him.

Mr_DaftPunk said:

I have a feeling Richie will help out Ri-chan to convey her feeling for Sentarou. Since Richie feels that he can't beat the infamous childhood friendship, he'll probably be forever alone.


My thoughts exactly. Fucking sad. ;-;
 
Apr 27, 2012 5:13 AM

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I was so relieved when Kaoru confessed at the end. I was seriously in agony over my fear this would turn into one of those melodramatic love triangles/squares. Of course the show can still go there but I have a little hope it will continue to surprise me.
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Apr 27, 2012 5:30 AM

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genius new anime of the season! draws me in the way paradise kiss did...it just has that sophisticated romantic real life vibe that is so very rare in anime (which is very sad) - also, the music is truly outstanding - it's so great to hear truly classic jazz pieces in an anime - being a musician and also a retard in romance, i can definitely relate to kaoru - being in love with the beautiful girl who happens to be in love with yr. alpha-male friend instead of you: been there, done that, not fun! great show!!!!
 
Apr 27, 2012 5:48 AM

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That confession was just amazing.
 
Apr 27, 2012 6:04 AM

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I feel sorry for Kaoru, I know how it feels to love someone who loves someone else. But he seems to be approaching it maturely and his confession was mind-blowing. If someone played a piece like that for me I would be in so much shock. The problem I seem to be having with this anime is when the Jazz starts, I want to close my eyes and really enjoy just the music, but at the same time I want to watch the animation, so I end up opening and closing my eyes a lot...

I was hoping they'd leave out the romance for a while because I really wanted to see the bromance bloom between Sentarou and Kaoru first. But I haven't read the manga so I don't really know how it goes in that.
 
Apr 27, 2012 6:10 AM

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Great confession, the show's moving much faster than I expected it to
 
Apr 27, 2012 6:35 AM

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Whoah, that was something. Quite a lot of development for 1 episode, loved it.

I just wonder if my hunch that Yurika wanted to draw Sentaro is right, or they just so had sex. Considering it's 60's i'm betting all on drawing but can never be sure.
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Apr 27, 2012 6:42 AM

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What a wonderfull episode with "Bill Evans - The Someday My Prince Will Come" as Icing on the Cake at the end.
Quickly recognized as the final tune on Snow White as well
 
Apr 27, 2012 7:14 AM

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Beautiful as ever.
“See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good.
Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two.”
― Hayao Miyazaki
 
Apr 27, 2012 7:33 AM

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Great episode and an amazing series so far.
 
Apr 27, 2012 7:40 AM

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This is moving along rather quickly.
And interesting role reversal here. We have Sentarou, the macho man turning weak at the knees at the mere thought of asking someone out and then we have Kaoru, who looks like a pushover but his confession was gutsy and beautiful.
 
Apr 27, 2012 7:40 AM

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The best. Just the best series this season.
Not everything went as it should.
I am glad that the characters show range of emotions, not just only smiling all the time...

I fell in love to this series, seriously.
 
Apr 27, 2012 8:01 AM

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hands down...we've got a winner already! :D
 
Apr 27, 2012 8:15 AM

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Impressive episode. The pacing, music, characters, comedy, romance, EVERYTHING!!

Also, Kaoru's pretty manly!! That was a great way of confessing someone's feelings.
 
Apr 27, 2012 8:45 AM

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Wow every week leaves me wanting so much more its somthing I wish just wouldn't stop because watching this it only feels like it has gone for a minute
Everything may seem a little rushed but I think it's better then it being to slow.
easy 5/5 once again,
 
Apr 27, 2012 8:52 AM

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Maybe I'm just not a sucker for really cheesy things, but I still don't see what was so great about his confession. It was cool that he had the confidence to get it out of the way nice and early, but the confession itself was average. It could have been serious, but his playing the piano first and choosing a song called 'someday my prince will come' just made me laugh out loud.
 
Apr 27, 2012 8:53 AM

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Oh,ah. What a weird relationship if we even can call it "relationship". Kaoru likes Ri-chan but she likes Sentaro at the same time he likes senpai from 2nd year ^ ^.
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Apr 27, 2012 10:13 AM

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Loved the episode. I actually had a feeling that Ritsuko might have a thing for Sentaro from the first episode and this episode confirmed my suspicion.

I don't know what is going to happen but I hope Kaoru and Ritsuko end up together. I am pretty sure Sentaro will know about Ritsuko's feelings for him and then he might start to fall for her but I hope it is going to be Kaoru she is going to choose. Can't wait for the next episode.
 
Apr 27, 2012 10:24 AM

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OH MY GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWSH!!! =D
Wooooooooooohooooooooooo!!!! He said it!! Yeaheaaa!!! =D

No kidding, this is fast paced! I was really starting to wonder when that first misunderstanding popped up with Yurika and Ri'ko, how long would this show stretch it to clear it all up... how clichedly far they could take it. But damn... I felt a HUGE surge of relief that Kaoru manned up to confess, that he couldn't stand the thought that Ri'ko had thought otherwise. Oh, I SO can't wait for the next episode when Kaoru hears what Ri'ko has to say! =D Woooot!

And damn, that Sentarou... no, more like Yurika is faaaaaassssst! :))))
But I'm starting to feel a little worried that Sen might end up feeling used. I mean... that dialogue that Yurika said... "Don't be so stiff..." gah... it makes me think wrongly of her. :( And Sen's just tooo brimming with his own new-found thumping feelings to notice much..


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Still, the new girl hasn't given enough to go on yet, will be intersting to see what she's like. I mean, she didn't seem dissapointed when Sentaro said Kaoru asked her to come.
I'm almost sure she knew all along it was Sentaro by his "subtle" nervousness. Though I can't figure out why she told Ri-chan it had been Kaoru who invited her... could she be the manipulative type?
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I'm glad the guy had the guts to NOT stall the confession.. nice for a change.
Refreshing isn't it? We definitely need more MCs like that.


Yeah. Even I believe Yurika figured out that it was Sen who wanted to be with her. Either she was manipulative, or else she was just trying to figure out whom Ri'ko likes by checking out her reaction as she said it. Maybe give her a heads up on the affair, or to see which one had really invited her? That is, saying she was nice. But then again, the way she was with Sen... I don't know... she does seem the flirty manipulative type. Who knows, she may have planted herself with those thugs in the last ep. haha! :)))


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Loved the episode. I actually had a feeling that Ritsuko might have a thing for Sentaro from the first episode and this episode confirmed my suspicion.

I don't know what is going to happen but I hope Kaoru and Ritsuko end up together. I am pretty sure Sentaro will know about Ritsuko's feelings for him and then he might start to fall for her but I hope it is going to be Kaoru she is going to choose. Can't wait for the next episode.


Umm... So far as seen in this episode, I perceived that it was only Kaoru who misunderstood Ri'ko, that she has feelings for Sen. She may, but one she hasn't realised yet. Maybe later on. But as much as I understood from this ep, Ri'ko was feeling jealous that Kaoru likes Yurika. I mean the whole ep was centered on that very fact that Ri'ko kept misunderstanding it. Which was finally cleared up from the man in question himself. Ri'ko already likes Kaoru. She said it herself right, "You like Yurika-san don't you? So you got mad at Sentarou for showing off that handkerchief."
And on the roof, she handed that kerchief to Sen to kind of shove it in his face in order to tell him to keep it to himself if he thought it was so special.


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With all this love, other parts were good too. :) Like the jazz session. :) How they both found their groove and rhythm. Haha! Festival Jazz. :) Nice. Music can cheer you up, sure. And it also felt a deja-vu bit like how Sen was following him on the roof that first time in the rain. Lol.

And omg! Those kids! Well, to me, they seem adopted. :) They're all too young. That's a nice place Sen has. It's all fuzzy warm. Starting to wonder if Sen was adopted too... Hmmm... That would be interesting, especially with that "Special Christianity Case".

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Apr 27, 2012 12:44 PM

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noitaminA is back!!!!
It's incredible how they choose the right animes this time. Sakamachi is beautiful, amazing. The final of the episode was so fantastic.
 
Apr 27, 2012 2:05 PM

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This anime is getting better by each episode! I never saw that Ritsuka would be in love with Sentarou though :c
 
Apr 27, 2012 3:29 PM

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Great episode :) I'm loving all these complications; it makes the show so much more beautiful.

I did feel like the pacing was kind of off this episode, but after a while I got settled into it.

Ahh, if only the guy I like would tell me that.... :)

5/5

Oh and haha. I think that Sentarou and Yurika weren't actually doing "that". I'm absolutely sure that he was modeling for a painting... XD
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We never did anything wrong. Just...time has passed and changed it all. Promises to tears. Vows to wounds. A dear person...into a wonderful memory inside the eternity.
 
Apr 27, 2012 3:31 PM

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This anime is getting better by each episode! I never saw that Ritsuka would be in love with Sentarou though :c

Honestly, are you an idiot?
She's in love with Kaoru. Kaoru just misunderstood her feelings and thought she was crying because of Sentarou and Yurika.
Gosh, no offense, but is it that hard to pick up on?
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We never did anything wrong. Just...time has passed and changed it all. Promises to tears. Vows to wounds. A dear person...into a wonderful memory inside the eternity.
 
Apr 27, 2012 6:27 PM

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damn.

the pacing is way too fast. lol
Cheater's just a fancy word for winner.
 
Apr 27, 2012 6:41 PM

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Woahhh, Fantastic episode.
So far every episode has just BLOWN ME AWAY.

Really quick development wasn't really expecting Kaoru to confess so soon. Plus wondering what's going really with Sentarou and Yurika. What was that whole thing about behind the curtains? To me it kind of looked like they were posing to be drawn by an artist or something but who knows!
Great episode and certainly can't wait for the next!
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Apr 27, 2012 8:38 PM

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nice ep really nice show 9/10 atm!
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Apr 27, 2012 8:57 PM

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ChoomTOP said:
This anime is getting better by each episode! I never saw that Ritsuka would be in love with Sentarou though :c

Honestly, are you an idiot?
She's in love with Kaoru. Kaoru just misunderstood her feelings and thought she was crying because of Sentarou and Yurika.
Gosh, no offense, but is it that hard to pick up on?

Are you being sarcastic, I hope?
 
Apr 27, 2012 9:08 PM

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three episodes in and already a confession, nice for a change!

10/10.
 
Apr 27, 2012 9:10 PM

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Woahhh, Fantastic episode.
So far every episode has just BLOWN ME AWAY.

Really quick development wasn't really expecting Kaoru to confess so soon. Plus wondering what's going really with Sentarou and Yurika. What was that whole thing about behind the curtains? To me it kind of looked like they were posing to be drawn by an artist or something but who knows!
Great episode and certainly can't wait for the next!

sorry for double post but that is also the impression i got from that scene between Sentarou and Yurika, possibly leading to another misunderstanding.
 
Apr 27, 2012 9:17 PM

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Awesome, when I was beginning to watch this show I thought I wouldn't like it but it has turned out to be pretty good and greatly conveys feelings :D
 
Apr 27, 2012 9:19 PM

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wow they made this anime flow prety well for only being on episode 3 i feal very fillimilar with it
 
Apr 27, 2012 11:03 PM

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fishergirl16 said:
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This anime is getting better by each episode! I never saw that Ritsuka would be in love with Sentarou though :c

Honestly, are you an idiot?
She's in love with Kaoru. Kaoru just misunderstood her feelings and thought she was crying because of Sentarou and Yurika.
Gosh, no offense, but is it that hard to pick up on?

Are you being sarcastic, I hope?


I don't think he is, lol.
 
Apr 28, 2012 1:00 AM

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I don't think he is, lol.
Something tells me fishergirl16 isn't a guy, but you're probably right otherwise.
 
Apr 28, 2012 1:13 AM

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i like those shrimps who have guts.pretty rare in anime nowadays..
looking forward to the progress
 
Apr 28, 2012 4:02 AM

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ALL THESE FEELINGS OMG ヽ(;▽;)ノ
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Apr 28, 2012 4:36 AM

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fishergirl16 said:
ChoomTOP said:
This anime is getting better by each episode! I never saw that Ritsuka would be in love with Sentarou though :c

Honestly, are you an idiot?
She's in love with Kaoru. Kaoru just misunderstood her feelings and thought she was crying because of Sentarou and Yurika.
Gosh, no offense, but is it that hard to pick up on?


No reason to lash out like that, especially when you're most likely in the wrong.

Ri-chan thinks both Sentaro and Kaoru have the hots for Yurika, and she likes Sentaro. Watch again how relieved she sounds when Yurika says Kaoru invited her, how bummed she looks when Sentaro doesn't even look at her new hairstyle, or when she doesn't want Yurika to challenge Sentaro to a climb onto the Lovers' Rock, how she clenches the onigiri having Yurika and Sentaro in front of her, acting kinda close, or when Sentaro bandages Yurika's scratch Ri-chan is put in a very "sad" camera angle etc.

Later she doesn't want Sentaro and Kaoru to fight over Yurika, that they shouldn't be angry at each other when she knows they both mean much to each other.
 
Apr 28, 2012 5:12 AM

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Having read the source material, @onzeedge got it right in that Ri-chan is secretly crushing on Sentaro, who is her childhood friend. She obviously misunderstood that Kaoru likes Yurika thus didn't want them to fight over Yurika and ruin their budding friendship. Ri-chan is happy that Sentaro found not just a jamming buddy, but a friend in Kaoru and wants to protect that friendship. Anyway, Kaoru really cut to the chase and cleared up that misunderstanding with Ri-chan by confessing that she's the one he likes. How she reacts to that is another matter of course. I'm absolutely enjoying this adaptation. That ending theme hits my emotional spot after listening to it a few times...the lyrics make sense tying in with what I've read...can't wait to see the rest of the story unfold in animated form.
 
Apr 28, 2012 7:25 AM

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Oh my. More shows with one-sided loves? The anime world loves me too much!
I like the pace of this show. Nice episode.
 
Apr 28, 2012 10:53 AM

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I love this show.
 
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