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Dec 20, 2010 10:11 AM

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What's with the new little kid characters? I thought that blond haired chick was Takano but when she said her full name in the en i was like wait what? Oh wait nvm i guess that was her... wow she had a horrible past life. . . poor kids! That guy is worse than Sataco's Uncle! I think it was so epic when she bit his finger! It was like so gross but awesome! lol anyway i cant wait to see the NEW Hinimizawa with EVERYONE else! 'the main characters' ahaha X'D all in all it was a great episode even though it was all about Takano =) she was so cute as a little kid X3
 
Dec 22, 2010 9:25 PM

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Kittenia said:
Hanyuu ~ <3
Aaaaannndddd, I always wondered who that crying girl was, in the opening. I thought it was, perhaps Satoko? But her hair, seemed rather different, now I'm convinced it's most likely Takano. :0


Yeah, that's what I think now, too.

If there's nothing more I like than a heartless villain, it's a heartless villain with some good, meaty back story behind them. This actually made me understand Takano and like her a little, and even feel a little sorry for her - but I feel her angry prayer was granted and twisted around to something much worse - the happiness she wanted was twisted into something evil and unbecoming. So while I like Takano for her character development and heartless murdering side, I still dislike what she has become. Blehhhh.

New OP bits are also exciting to see. :)


 
Dec 27, 2010 5:55 AM

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I hate Takano and I found this episode really boring @.@

 
Jan 1, 2011 3:07 PM

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-kassy- said:
I hate Takano and I found this episode really boring @.@


Same here.
 
Apr 14, 2011 5:06 AM

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D:
what happened to Takano?
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Jun 19, 2011 12:56 PM

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Not the best cliffhanger to end it at...
"OMG! Is she going to die from the lightning!? Oh, no wait, this entire episode is a flashback. She'll live, Unfortunately."

I died laughing at the preview for the next episode! (no actual spoiler inside, just to save space)
 
Jul 1, 2011 9:51 AM

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Zfish9 said:
Not the best cliffhanger to end it at...
"OMG! Is she going to die from the lightning!? Oh, no wait, this entire episode is a flashback. She'll live, Unfortunately."

I died laughing at the preview for the next episode! (no actual spoiler inside, just to save space)


Lol, at the spoiler tag, and yea, the ending wasn't the best, but man... that guy deserves to get his thumb bitten off!!!
 
Apr 23, 2012 12:13 AM

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After the atrocities that was the past 3/4 episodes, this episode was pretty good. Too bad that maniacal laugh at the end ruined nearly all the development given to Takano.
 
Jun 14, 2012 4:12 PM

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That orphanage was so fucked up. Where's Johan Liebert when you need him?!
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Jun 30, 2012 11:07 AM

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I don't want to feel bad for Takano, but it's hard not to. The poor thing. It's no justification for her actions though (at least right now).

This episode was kinda boring to me though~ I wanna go back to Keiichi and Rika!
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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.
 
Aug 3, 2012 1:32 PM

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i wonder why her grandfather didnt take care of her after her parents dead ... or may be he was already dead at that time ... but how Takano could run away from the guy in the forest after biting his fingers ? !! it seems that he would kill her at that time
 
Aug 13, 2012 6:43 AM

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-kassy- said:
I hate Takano and I found this episode really boring @.@


Agreed. I like how she had a backstory, but it seemed kind of halfbaked, especially since they already used the child abuse plot device with Satoko.

Ah well, hopefully mect episode will be better.
 
Dec 25, 2012 9:34 PM

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Oh man, Hanyuu in the opening?
A+
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Jan 3, 2013 12:39 AM

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Even at a young age Takano didn't take shit! She bites dudes fingers off, challenges gods (twice; next ep as well) out runs a gang of adult men many times..

Bad ass kid
 
Jan 30, 2013 9:17 PM

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Beedlebud said:
-kassy- said:
I hate Takano and I found this episode really boring @.@


Agreed. I like how she had a backstory, but it seemed kind of halfbaked, especially since they already used the child abuse plot device with Satoko.

Ah well, hopefully mect episode will be better.


I think the same, child abuse again -_-
 
Jun 19, 2013 1:00 AM

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i don't know either to feel bad for takano or not at all..

oh and that preview, Hauu hauu started to show its true colors >.<
 
Jul 11, 2013 8:45 AM

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Again with the child abuse. Stop it! It makes me cringe so much.

Still I don't get it why Takano can be so cruel when she says she wants a nice life?
Probably hungry for money, power.. And that godlust.

I guess it was a nice episode, but not really one of my faves, but that could just be because I don't really like Takano. Even though she has a sad background, it's not enough for me to pity her, I still want her dead. She only cares about money and power in my eyes, and I will never forgive her for shooting off the whole gang in the previous episode.
 
Jul 31, 2013 10:39 PM

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At least we know now a little why Takano wants to be a god or something..
 
Aug 10, 2013 5:28 PM

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I like the child version of Takano, but I hate what she became as an adult.
 
Aug 21, 2013 11:23 PM

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Takano: The Origins.

How easily weak people blame God, destiny or others for their misfortune. I still can´t feel sorry for her, and truly hope she pays for her sins.
 
Oct 5, 2013 12:23 PM

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gutsyGumshoe said:
Oh man, Hanyuu in the opening?
A+
I hope she'll finally show the true meaning of Oyashiro-sama's curse in this arc, to whoever happens to deserve it in the end. (I'm still voting for Takano plus any of her bosses in this regard.)
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Nov 17, 2013 8:31 PM

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I don't care how much she suffered in her childhood. It's no excuse to become a heartless bitch and shoot children/wipe out villages when you grow up. All Takano deserves is having her head split open by Rena's cleaver!
 
Dec 23, 2013 11:01 AM

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An episode in order to make the audience have empathy for Takano after all that she has done... Well consider me empathizing
 
Feb 25, 2014 9:19 AM

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1. love the direction the series has taken… explaining the past.

2. Intense takano backstory, especially at the end. My faith in anime has been renewed once again.

10/10
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Mar 24, 2014 7:48 PM

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oh no my childhood was bad better start gutting children and murdering numerous amounts of people
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Apr 24, 2014 3:42 PM

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Okay, I'll be honest I didn't expect the new arc to start like this.
 
May 2, 2014 1:00 AM

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Nice past episode.
But I don't think that that bad childhood triggered Takano's God Complex, it is simply the power she had.
Childhood may be a justification..

But I didn't empathized with her that much, even though that was quite a good story.

To think that Tomitake was involved with the government in the first season was quite impossible to think ahah

And by the way, I'm in love with that ending.
 
May 22, 2014 12:37 AM

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I want to know why she is doing what she is doing. Her back story might have something to do with it.
 
Jun 3, 2014 11:59 AM

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Despite what I said at the first episode of Kai, I'm growing fond of the OP song and it was nice to see that new scenes in it!

Getting background info on villains is always essential on good character building, and Higurashi is quite good at that.
As for I already like Takano somehow, I don't feel bad empathizing with her seeing her childhood.

dat end "professional wrestling" xD
 
Aug 16, 2014 5:04 PM

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Making you sympathize with the bad guy is one of the worst writing crutches used in Japanese media, it's just as bad as a fist of the north star villain.
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Oct 6, 2014 2:28 AM

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i feel sorry for you miyo but i still hate you for what you did to that tiny village i hate you even more after this if it is possible :3 when god gave you a chance this is what you do to innocent people ??

miyo you have suffered a lot, you know pain you should understand what is suffering and how much it hurts when somebody hurts you but instead you became a bully yourself a maniac just like this crazy men in orphanage :3
 
Oct 6, 2014 2:30 AM

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Leon-Gun said:
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Despite Takano being the bad guy--er, girl, she is one of my favorite characters in this entire show. She's part of what makes it interesting. Sure, I guess the stabbing-shocking-cutting-killing action is more thrilling sometimes than the story, but Takano's characters adds some complexity to the mix, something I like to see in non-children anime.

And I can relate to Takano's ambition of wanting to become, essentially, god. The only thing wrong with it is we know, partly because the "godlust" is cliche, she'll fail. And I guess people love to see others fail in their ambitions, which is why someone like cyruz will say that she'll get what's coming to her. (Of course, it could also be because cyruz thinks Takano's a b!tch.)
But Takano Miyo IS a bloody b!tch. Ever since the first season all she's been doing is laughing like a possesed maniac while giving off evil maniac vibes with every word she said. Oh, and screwing with people's minds.
completely 100% agreed ! :3
 
Oct 30, 2014 9:40 AM

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Mmmm, that was an interesting episode because I was curious about Miyo motivation behind all this. It look like she lost her way... Don't lose you waaaay~
Also, what's happened to guy she shew the thumb? And after that lightning? :O

So I wasn't the only one who noticed that weird frame with Hanyuu evil eyes. In that frame, she really look like a demonic entity, but those horns were kinda a dead giveaway. Also, is it me or it look like she took physical form at the end of OP? That's weird.
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Nov 7, 2014 9:59 PM

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Eh, this episode felt too twisted. I hardly understood anything. > _ <

3/5
Nothing to see here.
 
Nov 18, 2014 4:30 PM

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That orphanage was so fucked up. Where's Johan Liebert when you need him?!



best thing ive read alllllll day!! xD
 
Mar 24, 7:39 AM

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Decent backstory about Takano's life.

She be biting dem security guards finger :P
 
Apr 30, 1:55 PM

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LunarEmerald said:
If that was a prediction then you wouldn't know things like C103. You've read the pieces thread at AnimeSuki and the Matsuribayashi summary on wikipedia. You shouldn't post future spoilers here.

Pieces thread on animesuki? Got a link?
 
May 5, 11:34 PM

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Okay yes Takano had a sad life, but still don't feel sorry for her. She's got to go.
 
May 18, 7:10 PM

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Takano was so cute as a child.

But I hate her.

^Straight to the point! lol.

We got Takano's back story. Tragic, but it was no justification for slaughtering a band of teens. Does she realize she's repeating the cycle of hatred? Power has a way of blinding people.

Not much to say after that. The next episode should be interesting.
 
May 28, 12:24 AM

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Kira killed Takano's parents! Damn you Kira!

No but seriously, Takano had a really messed up childhood, no wonder shes so fucking crazy.

I still want her to die though :D.
 
May 28, 1:22 AM

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I still want her to die though :D.

That smiley at the end made your sentence slightly disturbing :d

But ya, Takano has been through a hell lot and I can understand why she acted the way she did. Still deserves to at least get punished or something for everything her previous world selves did :d
 
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Typical crap in animes such as this. Creating a super evil villain, and suddenly throw a super sappy flashback about his/her all so tragic life in our faces in order for us to sympatize with her. Sorry, but that shit doesn't work on me, and i can't help but view it as stupid and pointless.
 
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