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Apr 25, 2014 11:04 PM

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Honestly starting to get bored since we can all assume that everyone's going to fail in their assassination attempts

I'll watch until the end because I'm just really curious about Tokaku's past and Haru, of course. Still waiting for some big reveal.
 
Apr 25, 2014 11:18 PM
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Felt sorry for Kouko not wanting to be an assassin.

Haru so nice writing her name down for good luck

Decent episode.
 
Apr 25, 2014 11:23 PM
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Finally we get to see some action. Only thing I hate is how carefree Haru is. Other than that I'm really enjoying the story.
 
Apr 25, 2014 11:27 PM
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What do the red flowers mean?
 
Apr 25, 2014 11:43 PM

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I liked it, and I also like how they'll have a different ending song for each girl. So far they've been great.

I think Haru is a cute little ball of sunshine, but really this girl is dumb. I know she wants to graduate and make friends with everyone, but seeing as how two girls tried to kill her, I hope in the next episodes she'll keep her guard up when she gets another notice. After two attempted assassinations, I think this should wake her up.

Still a fun show. I like getting the backstories.
 
Apr 25, 2014 11:50 PM

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Tokaku kinda reminds me of Kanaan, can figure things out with a 'scent' and wanted to protect a girl because she has a diff 'scent'

Anyway, was expecting some yuri but still hasn't happened until now, that's ok I can wait. Kannazuki no miko was like this too until ep 8.
I agree Kouko was not good in assassination, girl was nervous when trying to reload a gun lol
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Apr 26, 2014 12:54 AM

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What do the red flowers mean?


http://www.namethatplant.net/plantdetail.shtml?plant=3530

Lycoris Radiata, or the magic lily. They "guide the dead into the next reincarnation" and are used at funerals. Also involved in legends where lovers will never meet or can't be together, since the leaves and petals don't live at the same time.
Seems like a generic funeral flower in a similar vein to white lilies also being a sign of mourning.
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Apr 26, 2014 1:06 AM
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Otoya's flower, the mountain lily (Yamayuri, of Marimite fame) means "Joy of life." Fitting for someone who takes joy in removing life(?), although with so much yuri subtext with that flower, it's strange to have one of the non-paired characters have it.

Kouko's spider lilies mean "Looking forward to seeing you again." Irena-sempai? Suzu? God? Fits somehow.

Manga Suzu gets bonus points for being the flower expert/translator. Also, very pissed off that they downplayed the Kouko/Suzu yuri action.
 
Apr 26, 2014 1:22 AM

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Myojo Academy is supposed to be a normal school, so how would absolutely noone, students and staff included, not notice that there was a huge explosion in the library?
I think some students know about the mission hence they don't bother to get involved, there was a conversation from some students talking about the assassins and the last target didn't even last a week.
 
Apr 26, 2014 1:22 AM

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If only towards the end all the assassins that were knocked off (supposing that they're not killed) return pushed by a revenge lust, and there's a very huge fight between the assassins remained, the ex-ones and Haru & Tokaku, it will be very good..

But I sense that they'll cut out the more insignificant assassins every week until there'll be the most significant ones and then we could see some twists.

But this show needs to improve, because it was so promising.
 
Apr 26, 2014 1:38 AM

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Those assassins who fail, do they really die at the end? And if they do, who executes them?
 
Apr 26, 2014 3:10 AM

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I tought this will get better, but the show is just bad!!
we want to kill u, but let's pretend we are friends!.. that should work..
i am a fucked up girl with scars,, so I will just smile and hang out with ppl who want to kill me.. I must be very smart

I' drop this :(
 
Apr 26, 2014 3:30 AM
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Tokaku sprints like a total beast. And has that epic sense of smell. She IS a beast. Case closed.
 
Apr 26, 2014 4:24 AM

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zaharel said:
I tought this will get better, but the show is just bad!!
we want to kill u, but let's pretend we are friends!.. that should work..
i am a fucked up girl with scars,, so I will just smile and hang out with ppl who want to kill me.. I must be very smart

I' drop this :(
Ehh that's too bad:( I'd watch it till the end despite how bad it is(IMO it's not). I watch it just for yuri anyway lol. I hope it'll get better soon and gain people's interest
 
Apr 26, 2014 5:47 AM

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Ep was good enough, I love that ED.

Also, Isuke sleeping on the test and getting zero. She didn't even write her name, hahaha!!!
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Apr 26, 2014 5:59 AM

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The Azuma bloodline huh.
Haru, you are too damn naive.
Kouko's past :( Hopefully now she'll stop trying to be an assassin.
Can't wait till Nio tries to kill Haru.
 
Apr 26, 2014 7:04 AM

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Good episode but i must admit that i feel sorry for kaminaga-san... it's a nice touch to have a different ending every time.
 
Apr 26, 2014 8:25 AM

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Haru is an idiot and she's seriously starting to get really annoying.

Haru gets notice -> Haru still acts carefree -> Haru does something stupid -> Tokaku comes and saves the day
*rinse repeat*

I'm starting to get disillusioned.

+1 with this. who would wan't to be friends with assassins?
 
Apr 26, 2014 8:51 AM
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When Haru's backstory was started, where everyone sacrificed themselves to protect her, I had a suspicion that she was special/gifted, that she might somehow have influenced, probably subconsciously, their actions. When the administration for the Black Class indicated that a flip to protector of one of the assassins was within their expectations, this only strengthend the suspicion. My current working theory is that the Black Class is actually a project to test/strengthen Haru's special talents. Haru's cheery optimism could be a necessary component of or a consequence of her protection.

Actually, I'm also wondering if Kirigaya isn't also unusual, with Namatame watching out for her in a similar fashoin, if her comment about girls like Naru/Kirigaya has a deeper meaning than sweet/airhead.

Finally, if she did have a subtle fascination/obsession effect, it would help explain why scissors-girl couldn't just off her to get the prize, she HAD to give in to her serial killer fixation. (That being said, the fact that she's a psycho-sexual serial killer is a plausible enough reason that she had to take the opportunity. It is a form of obsessive insanity.)
 
Apr 26, 2014 9:29 AM

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Those assassins who fail, do they really die at the end? And if they do, who executes them?
The police? In manga they said if they fail they could either be in jail too.
 
Apr 26, 2014 9:53 AM

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00:55 "Hairlong"-san

04:12 "actually it's better to be bad at assassination"

04:30 sensei Y u no appreciate the fine harem

04:53 Icchan konkai mo ii ne

05:05 Meronpan!

09:21 is she really a normal girl?

11:03 zenzen

13:23 heyy <3

Meh.
5.5/10 for this episode.
Need more Isukesama.

3/5 for the OST.
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Apr 26, 2014 7:54 PM

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Meh. The first two episodes were kind of promising but every character is basically a walking cliche and I know that Haru has some secret or whatever and she isn't just a tryhard who wants everyone to love each other but her character is still annoying as hell, and so are most of the assassins. Chitaru is the only character I like so far, and Tokaku is okay.

It's not a bad anime but the first couple episodes made me believe that there might be just enough to differentiate this from the rest, but it doesn't appear to be that way. Also anime in general need to stop doing that Bakemonogatari-esque character rambling sequence at the end of every episode, seems like most anime do it now and it's getting old
 
Apr 26, 2014 9:26 PM
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We got the interactions between the other assassins back a bit (Niratame? and Chitaru's holding hand thing) but the conversation between bomber girl and her roommate was cut out :( and since the bomber is gone, we've missed out on their interaction where roommate's supposed to have overheard bomber's desire to stop being an assassin.

Ah well, hoping for a good ending at least.
 
Apr 26, 2014 10:01 PM

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The police? In manga they said if they fail they could either be in jail too.

I think I have to read the manga again. I can't remember anything like that.
 
Apr 27, 2014 12:37 AM

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If only towards the end all the assassins that were knocked off (supposing that they're not killed) return pushed by a revenge lust, and there's a very huge fight between the assassins remained, the ex-ones and Haru & Tokaku, it will be very good..

I also hope this comes true. As in, "We no longer have to follow the rules so fuck you." Then Haru fucks their shit up and Tokaku confesses.

In a perfect world...

Anyway, it was a pretty good episode. It was obvious by how easily Tokaku/Haru spotted all of Kouko's traps that her inability to be a good assassin was emphasized. I especially liked how after the bomb went off, in Tokaku's POV, all we could hear was a loud ringing.

I feel like they're getting the assassins with no REAL motive out of the way first, so the ones who really NEED to kill Haru get more screen time, and make the trip through the series more worth while. I mean, they're letting us get to know Nio and Hitsugi/Chitaru, Isuke and the others enough so when the time comes, we're either attached to them or hate the shit out of them.
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Apr 27, 2014 9:49 AM

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I'll be honest, this episode seemed a little lower on my scale than the previous three, but it still had some interesting points.



Again, something I'd like to see expanded on in the future.



Speaking of Tokaku and Haru, we did get bit closer on the yuri front this week, though for me it seemed like a slight step back from last episode's interactions. Hopefully this is just a one-time occurrence, and next week will be more promising!
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Apr 27, 2014 10:19 AM

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The best part of the episode was.... The new ED.
 
Apr 27, 2014 10:44 AM

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Man, by the end of this show, Azuma will be completely wrecked by Ichinose naievety xD

So in this episode, we had the failed assassin. The irony in his action vs her ideal was funny.

I really like that each girl have a different ED, make it a bit less repetitive
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Apr 27, 2014 12:03 PM
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Yeah did not like this assassination attempt as much as the first one with the scissor loving girl. Just didn't care much for Kouko and her wish, she was quite stupid. Otherwise we got a bit more on some other characters such as Hitsugi which I liked. The different reactions to the girls in the exams was nice as well.
 
Apr 27, 2014 2:29 PM

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So the answer to riddle of this question was "Death"? After all "What suddenly comes suddenly and then never leaves" is passing away from this world for all eternity. The assasination message was also related to solution of this riddle and it was "Death isn't the end of life; it's the completion of life" which I find so meaningful. So I wonder what you need in order to free caged bird in the next week's episode.

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Also, are those assassins just threw out of class, or are they killed but they don't show it? i wonder.



I am wondering the same but judging by previous episode they are going to get killed by Nio if they fail at their attempt to kill Haru after all.
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Apr 27, 2014 7:58 PM

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Haru is starting to annoy me...She is not very bright. And Tokaku got hurt because of Haru's stupidity. I dont like this episode very much.
 
Apr 28, 2014 1:30 AM

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I'm not really liking this assassin of the week formula, doesn't work for this imo. If there was more action it'd work out better or if we saw more prep work in their assassination attempts.
 
Apr 28, 2014 8:53 AM

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OMG! why does everyone think this is villain of the week? maybe 2 or 3 ep but we have the dice dude, teacher and Nio as wild cards and everyone isn't all about assassination and the setting is in a normal school, I bet next ep it won't be the villain of the week.
 
Apr 28, 2014 12:18 PM

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What the fuck are you on about? And the teacher was already confirmed harmless by both the official Twitter and Nio in episode 2.

I liked this ending the best, maybe even more than Haru's.
 
Apr 29, 2014 2:54 PM

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i think they should start the yuri thing because if this show is going to just about the "assassin of the week" as someone already mentioned, it will be very boring
 
Apr 29, 2014 8:31 PM

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What the fuck are you on about? And the teacher was already confirmed harmless by both the official Twitter and Nio in episode 2.

I liked this ending the best, maybe even more than Haru's.

The teacher snuck up on Tokaku even she was surprised and maybe he's the dice dude in disguise :O
Maybe in the anime they won't go farther with the teacher which they should, why him for this class? they're hiding something.
And Mio was tlking with a woman on the phone right? hmmm

Ed songs - Takechi>Tokaku>Haru>Kouko
 
Apr 29, 2014 11:17 PM

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Not a bad episode. Personally I won't really mind if they stick with the 1 assassin per week formula; I never really had high hopes for this anime anyways and it's still decently entertaining.
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Apr 30, 2014 5:29 AM
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I feel sad for Kouko's circumstances. The stress and anxiety behind her creeping out with her past. Hope she has a nice life after her failed attempt. I think she leave the class because why would you kill a failed assassin like that.

And somehow I'm pretty sure they have some sort of honor of letting a failed assassin lived. But with Otaya I think she died leaving with her a secret that she saw at Nio.

Somehow Nio could be related to Haru in terms of past but there is still no evidence to connect that matter. One thing is for sure Nio has a nasty skeleton in her closet.

Haru's naive personality could be a bother but something tells me there more to it. I agree with someone here within this forum that what if this whole thing's purpose was for the benefit of Haru. I mean it's still unclear and we can't simply swallow her past like that. There is more to it. And if every assassin is like that, incompetent well still its still early to say..

I'm sticking watching this anime up to the end. I think the Yuri part is coming slowly. I hope haha
 
Apr 30, 2014 7:43 AM

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The teacher snuck up on Tokaku even she was surprised and maybe he's the dice dude in disguise :O
Maybe in the anime they won't go farther with the teacher which they should, why him for this class? they're hiding something.
And Mio was tlking with a woman on the phone right? hmmm

Ed songs - Takechi>Tokaku>Haru>Kouko

The teacher is a normal guy. He didn't do shit and he won't do shit, there is no "riddle" behind him, nothing to hide. Tokaku didn't notice him because she was completely mesmerized by Haru, read the premise of the show and see what I'm getting at.

What about Nio talking on the phone with a woman? She might have connections with Kaiba, but the teacher is a normal guy.
 
Apr 30, 2014 1:27 PM

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Great episode
 
Apr 30, 2014 5:32 PM

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apparently some people still don't know the difference between a bomb and a grenade.
 
May 1, 2014 7:25 AM

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I hope they will not tick with a assasination of the week format. Haru is very cute but she's also too naive.
 
May 1, 2014 8:04 AM

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This show seems to be the Jack of all trades, master of none for it's specific genre. It does enough but nothing is quite up to par with other series out there.

I feel that I should note that I do in fact believe that there will be more to this show than the weekly assassin drama. Although sadly even if such does happen it still wont surprise me.
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May 2, 2014 11:02 AM

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really liked the ending.

kinda sucks that the outcome of each episode is so predictable.

already said it in the last episode it is way to formulaic to create any kind of tension.


really hope they mix it up and do not have every single assassination attempt be full of preperation. atleast one of them needs to give haru the note personally and then try to kill her like right away. the series really needs to mix things up.
 
May 2, 2014 12:28 PM

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I WANT TO QUIT BEING AN ASSASSIN THAT'S WHY I'M TRYING TO MURDER YOU.
 
May 2, 2014 12:37 PM

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This ep was kinda sad. ;__; I absolutely love Kouko.
Is it just me or this ep also kinda felt rushed, tho..
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May 2, 2014 4:05 PM

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Hmm. The fight scenes are pretty weak.. I would love to have more focus on the different skills and tricks of the characters. I'd rather see that than Haru walking around with a smile on her face while knowing that everyone she says "Hello" to has an urge to kill her -.-
 
May 2, 2014 11:02 PM

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Haru is an idiot and she's seriously starting to get really annoying.

Haru gets notice -> Haru still acts carefree -> Haru does something stupid -> Tokaku comes and saves the day
*rinse repeat*

I'm starting to get disillusioned.


My thoughts exactly after watching this episode, general impression of the show is going downhill every week
 
May 3, 2014 5:24 AM
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I'm a bit disappointed nobody died yet. I mean I was hoping the last one did survive that suicide(liked her the most of the bad guys) but overall I'm really disappointed. they are assassins. they should behave as such. especially tokaku. I understand why she didn't kill any of the attackers but it still is disappointing.
 
May 3, 2014 11:06 AM

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I hope they change things up a bit rather than assassin of week, otherwise things would get boringly repetitious. And they need to take their time to flesh out the characters cos even with that little background story of Kouko, I didn't really care for her.

Obviously there's more to this story with all this talk about the "Akuma's blood" and all these organizations, hopefully we will see more of this soon.
 
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