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Sep 30, 2008 8:15 AM

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I LOVED IT. Amazing episode to conclude the Arc... I loved how Fumika matured inside and outside the episode, and they gave some hints about the pairings too. I pray for a second season plix plox.

9/10 for me since it keeped the series quality
 
Sep 30, 2008 10:32 AM

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This is a MUCH better ending than the series' wtf ending. I mean, the series didn't even off this conclusion feeling. I'm very happy for the OVA because it felt like this series has reached a conclusion. Of course, it's also nice to see what happened to those bullies ^^

Thanks, person who gave me this on another site a long time ago, lol.
 
Sep 30, 2008 10:50 AM

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Yeah, very nice episode


 
Sep 30, 2008 11:42 AM

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Aww that was really nice D:
 
Sep 30, 2008 1:10 PM

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Nice OVA.
Somehow it made me happy in the end. ^^"
Drunken Chiaki is hilarious.
 
Sep 30, 2008 1:26 PM

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Nice OVA.
Somehow it made me happy in the end. ^^"
Drunken Chiaki is hilarious.


Me too ^_^ BUT I still wonder what is REALLY done about bullying in Japan cause last I heard it is a BIG PROBLEM still as you can see in this OVA and previous episodes of this series.
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Sep 30, 2008 2:49 PM

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Fabulous episode, I still wonder how I could give only 9 to the series, it really deserved a 10 since the character design, music and direction are so perfect (Tatsuo Sato is probably the most underrated anime director ever, he's done masterpieces such as Nadesico, Stellvia or Shigofumi and no one actually knows his name...).

This was a very interesting and truly meaningful add to the series (contrary to 95% of the OVAs and special episodes released after the end of the series, even the best ones). I really loved it and I must say I should watch the first 12 episodes of the main series a second time now just to make sure if it deserves a 9 or a 10 ;)

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Sep 30, 2008 3:07 PM

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Yup, finally an OVA that's actually just as good as the original series. I love the dark and original aspects of this anime the most, in addition to the atmospheric soundtrack, but I think some of the humor kind of disrupts the mood and could have been omitted.

Still great and underrated, nonetheless.
 
Sep 30, 2008 6:50 PM

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Awesome episode.

It's until now that I really see that Fumi and Mika look similar. Mail deliverer cosplay was cute, Mika agreed.
 
Sep 30, 2008 8:42 PM

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very nice.

makes me miss the series. ;__;
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Sep 30, 2008 9:09 PM

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Ah all the good Shigofumi memories are rushing back to me =D

I completely forgot how good the soundtrack was.
I'm glad that the bullies had at least some justice exacted back on them.

And seriously angel, what's up with you and wanting to kill anything that's remotely bad. It's really scaring me.
 
Sep 30, 2008 9:20 PM

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This really makes me want an S2. :(
 
Sep 30, 2008 10:09 PM

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Tekky99 said:
Ah all the good Shigofumi memories are rushing back to me =D

I completely forgot how good the soundtrack was.
I'm glad that the bullies had at least some justice exacted back on them.

And seriously angel, what's up with you and wanting to kill anything that's remotely bad. It's really scaring me.


Well I do hunt evil spirits in real life so it MAKES SENSE for me to think like that. :P So if you need a evil spirit to be killed ask me.....;)

Don't be preoccupied in my real life jobs just THINK OF ME as a wise man...euh no more nor no less.


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This really makes me want an S2. :(


If they make one they better conclude the whole father case.....the love arc of Fumika and that friend of Natuska. Also I want to see more of that other world where there like a million of these Aaron staffs.
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Sep 30, 2008 10:11 PM

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Good thing it wasn't a lolrecap.

Bad thing was that it took me a while to recognise the characters X-x
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Oct 1, 2008 8:04 AM

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Beautiful follow-up to the original series. Glad to see it wasn't a fanservice episode, or anything silly, but like an epilogue, and that's why I quite enjoyed it.
 
Oct 1, 2008 8:05 AM

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Great episode!!!
Love this show and the meanings it gives :P
 
Oct 1, 2008 9:51 AM

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It was good but somehow lacking something. I don't know, I just didn't feel it. As good as later episodes of TV series, but personally I find first part of the story better. Maybe I was just expecting to much. 7/10 but still love this series ;]
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Oct 1, 2008 12:50 PM

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See, I preferred this series when it was more of a collection of unconnected stories about peoples loss, kinda like a dark Kino's journey. The later Mika/Fumika storyline just never did it for me in the way those earlier episodes did.

That said, this episode provided a nice conclusion to the series as well as tying up a few loose ends.

However, after an epilogue like that, I wouldnt hold my breath for a second series...
 
Oct 1, 2008 7:57 PM

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I completely forgot there was going to be a ova/extra episode, finding out sure made my day :D
although now i have to go through the sadness of having the series finish all over again but it was worth it.
ily Kanaka ^^
 
Oct 1, 2008 9:03 PM

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This is definitely one of the better episodes of the series. Fumi, Mika, and Chiaki are absolutely adorable. I feel kind of cheated that Chiaki's staff got more screentime than her though >_>

Now I feel sad knowing there'll be no more...oh well, at least it was a happy ending
 
Oct 2, 2008 5:48 AM

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Aeiou said:
Good thing it wasn't a lolrecap.

Bad thing was that it took me a while to recognise the characters X-x


Me too. I forgot happened events in last episodes.
I always prefer sad endings, but that ending was nice. ^^ Good for Fumi-chan.
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Chiaki rules.

I want a 2nd season :(
 
Oct 6, 2008 3:44 PM

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Great episode <3 I love this series so much.

Lack of Chiaki was slightly disappointing though :d
 
Oct 6, 2008 9:53 PM

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can't get enough of this <333

5/5
 
Oct 13, 2008 6:49 AM

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As the ending credits rolled, I realized... That's it. No more Shigofumi, ever, and a little hole doesn't seem like it will ever be filled inside me again :<... Gonna miss Shigofumi.

Good little episode with a nice conclusion. 7/10
 
Nov 29, 2008 9:43 PM

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Lol, love that quote "Just how much do you love yourself?" XD


xD yup
going to miss shigofumi D: specially mika<3

loved the conclusion, everything has nicely tied together. but need more D: maybe a few more ovas/specials or -gulp- 2nd season ;.; -hopes-
 
Jan 13, 2009 12:13 PM

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CHEERS TO A GREAT OVA, A DRUNK CHIAKI, AND A BLUSHING MIKA WITH GOD KNOWS WHAT SHE WAS REALLY THINKING!!! xD
 
Jun 19, 2009 2:00 PM

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Very good episode. Really made me happy!!!

I would like more episodes, and an official dvd release.
 
Jun 19, 2009 2:01 PM

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I absolutely enjoyed it
5/5
 
Jun 25, 2009 1:55 AM

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Haha, the second half totally made up for that somewhat boring fist half of this episode. I was afraid it might be a boring episode after the 10 first mins, but it turned out to be great. The meeting during the moonshine was beautiful. Gotta love Shigofumi.
 
Aug 21, 2009 11:13 PM

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It almost seemed like an alternate ending to me...

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Apr 26, 2010 9:12 PM

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This series seriously needs a second season.
 
Nov 11, 2010 10:31 PM

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Good episode. I enjoyed how it ended. It left me with a complete-ish feeling about the series. I'm glad that Fumi-chan made a friend.
 
Aug 18, 2011 1:56 PM

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Great episode, definitely covered some of the questions episode 12th left unanswered. Anyway loved the happy ending!
 
Sep 1, 2011 5:08 AM

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At last Fumika get to have a normal friend and will have a chance to live with a normal family. :D
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Jul 2, 2012 6:05 PM

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Great epilogue I guess. Its great to see the bullies suffer, but I kind of wanted them to be in more pain rather than just fear. Also, I was hoping they would leave a conclusive ending for all the characters involved in the show, but I guess this worked too. I really wanted them to confirm Natsuka x Kaname but that didn't happen.

They did imply Fumika x Fumika so I'm happy. The only incest that's wincest is selfcest.
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Aug 4, 2012 11:26 PM

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Very good OVA. I liked how it reincorporated some of the other stories and characters back into this one. I felt like the original series wrapped up nicely, so this is just a bonus.

"How much do you love yourself?" lolz Great line.
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Oct 9, 2013 2:56 PM

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Loved it!
Made up for a slightly weak ending of season 1.
Good to see that Fumi made a friend and is getting better^^
 
Apr 21, 2014 9:47 PM

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Atonement through enduring bullying? I suppose self-deception is something Fumi would do, with her naivete and being the weaker half of Fumika's dichotomy. The rest of the episode was fine, but someone needs to beat some sense into Fumi, again. The unpopularity of this show is unfortunate; I would have loved to see more self-contained episodes of Shigofumi, especially with Fumika's relatively subpar story out of the way.
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Sep 9, 2014 3:58 AM

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I want a Chiaki spin-off!
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Sep 9, 2014 6:11 PM

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So Fumika goes to school coz she feels like she deserves the bullying because of what she did to her that (that was actually blame), she is such a good girl to sacrifice herself like that, I am happy that she got a friend and to see them all.
 
Jan 21, 2015 4:15 AM

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Very nice epilogue. Loved it.

Man, i'm gonna miss this show. it was really a great run ;_;
 
May 5, 2015 6:30 PM

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Fun sidestory I must say, quite liked it as well and it's good they separated this from the main story as well!
 
May 9, 3:33 AM
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I can see why this was an OVA episode and not part of the broadcast, it certainly doesn't feel like the finale to a thriller. But it's the real ending because it gives closure, whereas I was surprised at episode 12 ending with the two Fumika crying.

I like how Fumi-chan keeps trying to live on with her own strength, and it's sad that she was going to school as a punishment for suing her father....she had every right to sue him, and she already knows that Mika was the one who shot Kirameki. But I suppose she doesn't think like normal people, and she did love her father very much. I can see where she's coming from, it's just sad that she thought she deserved the bullying and the people talking behind her back. I'm happy for her though for making a friend, and for persuading Suzune not do seek revenge. She can't escape the people who care about her ^^

It's also nice how despite it seeming to be episodic for the most part, the characters in the series were connected to each other. It worked out really well. And I don't know how I didn't realize this, but the investigator from the second episode all the way through was Kaname's father...how did I not notice that.

Anyways, great closure episode, now I'm completely satisfied with the ending to the series.
 
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