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Mar 20, 2009 10:27 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Interesting episode about mermaids but it seems like I heard about it all about blood and immortally anyways I'd still enjoyed it.

 
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Mar 23, 2009 5:54 PM

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What a beautiful mermaid. I like this episode :D!!
 
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Jun 2, 2009 8:23 AM

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mermaids o_o interesting ... they talk about different kind of species in this series ... lols


 
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Jul 2, 2009 3:42 AM

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The Mermaid played an awful trick on the old lady.
 
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Jul 12, 2009 10:51 PM

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Didn't find this episode as enjoyable as the ones preceding it but it was still interesting nevertheless.
 
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Aug 3, 2009 10:48 AM

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that's not a very nice trick. Glad it all ended well but I bet chizu-san is worried for years.
 
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Aug 15, 2009 7:11 AM

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I liked this episode especially when the old lady met his grandson at the end I thought that was very nice.

 
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Jan 14, 2010 7:40 PM

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I wish i had a demon friend who stayed in the form of a cat thatd be awesome.. lol.
Yeah that trick was indeed awful, but it was a misunderstanding...misunderstandings can be devestating thats why people should always question every bad thought and think twice before taking things the wrong way..
 
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Jan 14, 2010 8:35 PM

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It turned to be a nice episode. And I'm getting to the end. I don't want it to end. Every episode makes be a bit happier. I hope they make another season.

This episode really touched me since it deals with death. I wonder if Natsume would like to be immortal like Sensei suggested he do. Both of them are getting attached. I wonder if they will ever part.
 
Aug 17, 2010 2:03 AM

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It was an awful trick but I'm glad the misunderstanding was cleared up.
 
Aug 20, 2010 2:54 PM

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Sweet episode. Last season and the last two episodes have made me spoiled, since I don't fancy this season. But it's still great.
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Nov 24, 2010 10:43 AM

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ClementIV said:
I wonder if Natsume would like to be immortal like Sensei suggested he do. Both of them are getting attached. I wonder if they will ever part.


Yeah, I caught that moment, too - Seemed like Sensei wouldn't be very disappointed if Natsume became immortal so they don't have to part ever. :D But as much as I'd love it, I'm quite sure that Natsume want to age normally with his friends/new family.

But still, one can dream... :))
 
Dec 20, 2010 2:02 PM

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It was a really sweet episode, though I felt something was slightly off, maybe a little rushed…?
That was a cruel trick; Chizu-san was worried for who knows how many years, burdened with the feeling of guiltiness…
Eh? I didn’t catch when Natsume learned the mermaid’s name…

We always see “immortality” as a matter of power, something that is desired, and do not take into account the impact this could have; see people who we knew aging and be an elder, and after some more years, they eventually die while we are the same as ever, until we are left alone in the world. Centuries would end in the blink of an eye, always alone. That would be truly desolate, right?
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It was a really sweet episode, though I felt something was slightly off, maybe a little rushed…?
That was a cruel trick; Chizu-san was worried for who knows how many years, burdened with the feeling of guiltiness…
Eh? I didn’t catch when Natsume learned the mermaid’s name…

We always see “immortality” as a matter of power, something that is desired, and not taking into account the impact this could have in our surroundings; see people who we knew aging and be an elder, and after some more years, they eventually die while we are the same as ever, everyone is gone, until we are left alone in the world. Centuries would end in the blink of an eye, always lonesome. That would be truly desolate, right?
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Jun 26, 2011 6:33 PM

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What a heartwarming episode. I'm glad the obaa-chan was finally able to find peace after all those years. The beginning was also nice, with Natsume spending some time with his two chums. They're nice guys--I kind of hope we get to learn a bit more about them one day...

I also really liked the design for the mermaid in this episode--very different from what I'm used to in other shows and stories.
And she could even fly!!! o_o
 
Aug 8, 2011 9:31 AM

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That was most certainly a cruel trick but I can understand why the (beautiful) mermaid did it.

Also, ending was heartwarming.
 
Aug 17, 2011 10:07 AM

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Pretty good episode.

Now, they tackled the life circumstance of being alone due to aging and a pretty mermaid youkai.

The end was certainly heartwarming. :)

Nyanko-sensei suggesting Natsume to be immortal maybe a joke but I guess he just wants to be with him forever. ^^
 
Sep 18, 2011 11:03 AM

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Beautiful Mermaid~
Aww Nyanko-sensei wants Natsume to be immortal <3
 
Nov 25, 2011 10:25 AM

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Well, I think it was horrible that the mermaid actually deceived the old lady, but at least she was able to feel better at the end... Good episode!
 
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I guess it was lucky the mermaid decided to deceive the old lady back then. or else i can't imagine the consequences the old lady had to live with.
 
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I think it was more horrible that humans were hunting mermaids for their flesh and blood. My guess is that Sensei was testing Natsume by suggesting eating the mermaid. Once again he just simply watched Natsume's actions at various times in the episode without any visible reaction.
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Jan 15, 2012 10:48 AM

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Meh. Stories of mermaids & immortality are told often and I get tired of hearing them sometimes. I can't help thinking this could've been written a little better as well, but...whatever. It's only the second episode I didn't really enjoy out of both seasons so far. Not bad~
 
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Really heartwarming episode. I just wonder how mermaids can be seen by humans in their real form... I thought it's impossible feat for all Youkais. Or mermaids aren't Youkais? Lol. They used to explain everything supernatural with just "Youkai" or "Ayakashi" up to now.
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Aww Nyanko-sensei wants Natsume to be immortal <3

In fact yes. This surprised me a lot. It looks like that Nyanko-sensei is not just an egoistic Ayakashi... I wasn't much sure until now.
Anyways, I love his always-on smile :3 Nyan!
 
Feb 25, 2012 10:05 AM

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I love mermaids, so I much approved of this episode.

I felt so bad for the old lady, but I'm glad the episode ended on a happy note.

Love the line: "Wanting to be together, realizing how precious it is, everyone lives on, trying to savour the time they have."
 
Dec 27, 2012 3:50 PM

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Such a touching heartwarming, yet sad series. I love it!
 
Jan 5, 2013 7:39 PM

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Sasafune played a dirty trick on the grandma. But I would be angry too because Sasafune wanted a friend, and she doesn't want her friend to ask for her blood for immortality. I like how Natsume realized what Nyanko-sensei, or other youkai have to through. Having a longer life is kind of sad, seeing the people you love die yet you have to continue to live on. Although I liked the theme in this episode, it was also the first episode that I almost fell asleep in...it wasn't bad, but it wasn't great like all the other previous episodes.
 
Sep 25, 2013 1:53 AM

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that mermaid was kinda hilarious. She wasn't cruel because she misunderstood Chizu's intention for asking the blood.. But it ended well, good episode


and still waiting patiently for a 3rd season of Spice & Wolf :'|
 
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That was most certainly a cruel trick but I can understand why the (beautiful) mermaid did it.

Also, ending was heartwarming.

Yea it was a pretty messed up trick but at least it turned out for the best. I'm wondering why the guy never came back though once he recovered.
 
Dec 26, 2013 11:53 AM

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Quite lovely episode I sure loved the ending!
 
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Very nice.
 
Nov 30, 2014 11:46 PM

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Can someone, please, explain to me what happen exactly to the mermaid? i mean, why did she disappear like she was never coming back and other youkais, when given their names back, stay pretty much like nothing happen?. I feel like im missing something important here :'c
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Natsume is such a lovely boy, I really liked this episode!
 
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Didn't enjoy this as much as the previous episodes. Sasafune was quite amusing though.
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Can someone, please, explain to me what happen exactly to the mermaid? i mean, why did she disappear like she was never coming back and other youkais, when given their names back, stay pretty much like nothing happen?. I feel like im missing something important here :'c

That has been bugging me since the first season. They always make it seem like the Youkai are dying and passing on whenever he returns their name. IIRC that kid Kirinoha was the only one who didn't disappear after getting back his name. So I think only the Youkai that have got tired of their loneliness choose to die or move on to the afterlife, whichever happens after they disappear. They probably must have waited all this time because their name written in the book of friends was preventing them from moving on.
 
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kyaaa!! the mermaid is so pwetty!!~ (>=∆=)>
 
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Beautiful Mermaid~
Aww Nyanko-sensei wants Natsume to be immortal <3


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