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Mar 21, 2014 9:24 AM

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Another silly episode but this got weird at night during their stay at the inn. I thought they were going to do something naughty for a second there

Mm, some past revelations regarding Kousaku's parents. Let the suffering begin Oh well, it was nice to see Ringo and Kousaku get along more, a lot better than they had from the beginning of the season imo.
Mar 21, 2014 11:01 AM

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I love the music at the end. It feels a bit romantic. Seeing Kousaku and Ringo together makes me ship them again :3
Mar 21, 2014 11:34 AM

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Nice episode. Really funny in the beginning. Touching and sad story of Kousakus parents.
Nice singing by ringo :)
Mar 21, 2014 11:58 AM
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Looks like it's gonna be a Ringo X Hata arc in the last ep.
Mar 21, 2014 12:01 PM

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There has to be a kiss or a confession by the end of next week's episode. They better not end it with everyone walking off into the sunset smiling about a prosperous harvest in the months to come or something.
Mar 21, 2014 12:13 PM
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talk about Ringo's singing at the end!
Mar 21, 2014 12:55 PM
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Ringo looked cute with that outfit. =3 . I agree with Kousaku on that one!

Minori's family thought she was pregnant from the photo Kousaku sent them a while ago. XD
Tsukasa wants Kousaku and Minori to get married for her business purpose..

Kousaku hesitates but agrees to go with the plan.
Feel a little bad for Ringo though..

Kousaku is trapped to sleep with Minori at night. XD
How did the twins slip in the room though? O.o

Damn.. Kousaku's family story was sad..
The twins gets alone very well with Ringo. :)

Floating lanterns were nice. Ringo singing in the end was even nicer! :)

Next episode -- Last episode.. :/
It better be a nice one. I hope Kei and Yoshida returns.
Mar 21, 2014 1:27 PM

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Ringo singng at the end was nice. That was harsh hearing about Kousaku's past. Can't wait for the next episode.
Mar 21, 2014 1:29 PM

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Gundam reference Turn A !!!!

Kousaka sad past. TwT I had no dea.

Ringo singing makes it all better
Mar 21, 2014 2:14 PM

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Loved Ringo's singing in the end of the episode! Always have and will be on the Kousaku x Ringo ship! Sorry Minori...
Mar 21, 2014 3:08 PM

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The twins are super cute :p
Great episode
Modified by duderus, Mar 21, 2014 3:14 PM

Mar 21, 2014 3:14 PM

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The entire pregnancy misconception was funny to me. Ringo's singing at the end was nice.

Great episode!!!
Mar 21, 2014 3:14 PM

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Another stupid episode lol
Kousaka's past. Man..
Ringo singing at the end was real nice :D
Mar 21, 2014 3:45 PM

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Ringo won !
I think our MC sees Minori as a sister.

Well, its not like something will happen in the last episode anyway.
We still have 5 volumes and nothing happened on the romance side
The BRs will probably a flop, we need to put a stopping point to this.
Please have original ending.
Modified by JoksPacifist, Mar 21, 2014 3:58 PM
Mar 21, 2014 3:48 PM

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How desperate can Minori be for Kousaka's kids.

Mar 21, 2014 4:48 PM

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Back to their hometown. So cute! Two mini childhood girls! lol~ so that fat pic. made them thought that she's pregnant. Because her family are expecting the two are together. He doesn't forget to teach ex-idol girl about the agriculture. A city boy, who came with his parents who came to the countryside to do agriculture but failed. That light deliver through river.

Ex-idol girl's song as ED. Next is final.
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Mar 21, 2014 5:50 PM
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What about Kosaku and Minori marriage?
Mar 21, 2014 5:57 PM
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an okay episode i guess
Mar 21, 2014 6:03 PM

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Ringo's singing at the end~ <3
Mar 21, 2014 8:42 PM

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So every female in the Nakazawa household looks alike XD Tsukasa looks really good though so I guess a bit of dieting will do Minori wonders.

That ending sequence was beautiful.
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Mar 21, 2014 9:13 PM

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Kousaka's past was so sad. Ringo's singing at the end was nice.
Mar 21, 2014 10:07 PM

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Whhhoooaaaa she's not good at singing
Mar 21, 2014 10:23 PM

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Minori made me want to die this entire episode so thank god for the ending. gooOOoo Ringo!!~
Mar 21, 2014 11:10 PM

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Nice episode. Loved the beautiful countryside scenery.

And Ringo's line at the end: That wasn't Yuka Kusakabe. That was me singing. Ringo Kinoshita.
Mar 22, 2014 12:27 AM

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Episode lacks without Kei, Yoshida, and Becky though :(.

Ah well episode felt relaxing in a sort of way, but at least we see a bit of Minori's family, and Kousaku's backstory. Wow Minori, slow down a bit, you're still a teenager and scaring Kousaku. Ringo is cute when she is a little jealous and having a smile in her face. Ringo singing at the end was amusing.

Mar 22, 2014 12:56 AM

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Lol a bunch if minoris in the nakazawa household, which the only differences is that they come in different sizes.

A very nice ending there, the soft version of ending and the beautiful sent-off scene was really nicely done, sadly it's coming to an end in the next episode, hopefully we'll get a second season on this
Mar 22, 2014 2:29 AM

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Such a sad yet heart warming episode.. I swear this show always took things to the extreme end of each spectrum. When it's silly, it's really fucking silly with all the super cheesy jokes and yet when they're serious, they always took it to places that no one would have expected with this kind of show. Whether it's the farming business aspect being legit serious or the drama being tragically sad.

That beautiful "Tangled"-like scene coupled with a soothing song from Ringo is simply the most beautiful thing I've seen in any of this season's anime. Who would've thought I'd be saying this for Norin. If anyone told me I'd be saying such thing back after I watched episode 2, I'd think the guy's nuts beyond belief.
Mar 22, 2014 3:56 AM

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Enjoyed this episode! Funny yet relaxing!! :)

Cracked up on Minori's false pregnancy act!! Didn't get why Ringo asked "What about Minoppio? Who's Minoppio, then?" right after he said Uncle Kiichi and Auntie Hisako raised him.
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Mar 22, 2014 6:11 AM

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Minori comes across as way too desperate when it's obvious Kouta only thinks of her as a childhood friend and nothing more.

Was funny misunderstanding from the picture he sent of her when she was obese xD

RingoxKouta pairing is nice and loved Ringo's singing at the end :3

Hope everyone comes back for last ep.
Mar 22, 2014 9:08 AM

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Kouta's back story was so damn sad.... His mother passed away and his dad just couldn't take it and ran off. No wonder he's so close to Minori, and can always put up with all her antics.

I still expect Ringo to win out though. The ex-idol struts her stuff in this one, and that ending song was so touching. If I was at a quiet riverbed with fireflies shining all around, I would totally whip out my phone and play Ringo's song, that mood was awesome!

Well... not expecting a conclusive ending to this anime, but I sure as hell hope they'll have a season 2 or something! I learned more about agriculture and the farming business than I had ever before!
Mar 22, 2014 10:42 AM

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Wow this episode has a much more serious tone... wonder if it's because Kei is gone.

Still good laughs, but nothing over the top like in the previous ones.
Mar 22, 2014 11:30 AM

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I've not read the LN... so the ending of this episode scared me because I thought it was the last episode ! ><" Glad to know it wasn't!

Pretty decent episode... Ringo and Kousaku moments again... ahh :D
Backstory was sad though... All the debts and stuff really kind of reminded me of Gin no Saji, but Kousaku's situation and consequence was a lot worse...

Well, let's all man up and prepare for the FINAL! :D
Mar 22, 2014 9:10 PM

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There has to be a kiss or a confession by the end of next week's episode. They better not end it with everyone walking off into the sunset smiling about a prosperous harvest in the months to come or something.

Hopefully. But I learned not to expect anything from LN adaptations' endings.
Mar 22, 2014 11:27 PM

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Best part of this episode was Ringo's singing at the end!
Mar 23, 2014 12:43 AM

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I think this is the first time I want Kana Hanazawa's character to win. Though most likely Kousaku will end up with Ringo.
Mar 23, 2014 1:42 AM

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A nostalgic episode, with rather sad childhood memories by Kousaka. That marriage thing with Minori is crazy... pure absurd reasons.

Mar 23, 2014 2:50 AM
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I know that life in the countryside is difficult and that I'd probably come to hate it after a while, but imagining what it would be like for those 20 minutes felt really nice. And isn't that what anime should be capable of? Letting you imagine a whole different world for a short while... Beautiful episode.
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Mar 23, 2014 3:48 AM

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Loved Ringo this ep.
More Ringo x Kousaku!

Feeling quite sad for Kousaku. That mayor seems like a douche.

Next ep will be the last...
Most likely Kei and Yoshida will be back but I wonder how it'll end.
I mainly see the animes... so don't blame me for not knowing about the Manga/LN
Mar 23, 2014 5:25 AM
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The Yukatan kingdom that Ringo said she was the princess for, that must be a reference to seiyuu Tamura Yukari's own Yukari kingdom. :)

I wonder how they will end this.
Mar 23, 2014 11:48 AM

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OH MY GOD SHE SUNG!!!! Who else tried to sing along with her?

In the back of my mind, I can just imagine what would happen if this was a real romance. Kei gets it on with Yoshida, Kosaku gets it along with... Ringo? And they come back to school like "OMG What happened?!"

Was it me or was some of the animations and expressions this episode kind of off?
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Mar 23, 2014 6:57 PM

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Nourin style again and again.
Funny Minori's effort, sad Kousaku's past, and sweet Ringo's singing. But in the background it shows the unsolved current problems. Those are:

The population decreasing in the countryside.
Shortage of successors of farming.
Difficulty of new entrants who has no experience and technology.
Closed society in the countryside.

Depending on whether you think the important side of either, your impressions of the episode will come completely different. I became melancholy to think such the real problems because my grandfather made a big failure to challenge in farming after retirement.
Mar 24, 2014 3:19 PM

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The "Oh shi- *slams into door" moment was classic. Only in anime do parents lock you in a room with their daughter and hope you guys get funky. It will always be only a dream in the 3D world.

I'm curious how they're going to end the season next episode, because 1-cour woefully insufficient.
Mar 25, 2014 6:14 AM

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Kou if he speaks less, everything turns in a stunning, especially when he wants to forcibly make people laugh with his jokes.
Not a bad episode, the series was to begin now to engage and anìvrebbe given more satisfaction, too bad. Nothing wrong the second part of the episode, there should be more episodes like that to deepen the persoanggi, but so it was, another flaw of the anime series, oh well!
Mar 25, 2014 7:55 AM

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Hata's past is so messed up...I was wondering where his parents were. The pregnancy ploy was hilarious. The twins are cute, but I disliked how they interrupted crucial moments.

4/5 Rather Funny episode and a moment of sadness
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Mar 25, 2014 1:43 PM

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I find Minori aggravating me quite a bit. I really just can't stand her obsessive personality for some reason. I'm definitely shipping Hata and Ringo. I doubt anything will happen though.

That back story on Hata though...

When this anime wants to be serious, it's really good. When it wants to be retarded it's so random.
Mar 26, 2014 9:24 AM

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I just noticed that song is Cordless DERE phone, not tele phone. Ah, Japan, you and your puns.
Mar 27, 2014 6:22 PM

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was neither serious enough nor sufficiently funny. but it was ok 3/5
hataXringo rulz! minori will be the mistress with 3 children
Mar 28, 2014 12:48 AM

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I actually teared up when Ringo started singing and I don't know why.
Mar 29, 2014 7:07 AM

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I was enjoying it until the 1st half of this episode...really, it was stupid, the whole pregnancy thing...
Oh I miss Kei and Yoshida soooo much!
Mar 30, 2014 12:18 PM

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That ending was cute :3
Even if that ''Cordless telephone'' made totally no sense xD

I like how the thematic of declining birth rate and the rural exodus are treated in a comical way and in a serious way.

So, who will win? Ringo or Minori? The way he described Minori familly as being their father and mother, I guess he see more Minori as a sister than anything else. Also, Kousaku was always so obscessed with Ringo in the past, so I don't see how Minori could win.

Minori is one sneaky motherfucker xD
That's a dirty trick, to trick your familly to believe that you are pregnant... But it was treated in an humouristic way, so I won't stick on that :P
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