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May 2, 2014 5:07 PM

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Best girl is now gone.
 
May 2, 2014 6:33 PM

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Least Haruki was the first to actually not waste time but then her poor choice of weapons...and the stage sigh i pray one of these girls is at least on Agent 47 level
 
May 2, 2014 6:35 PM

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I would expect the other assassins who have trained most of their life with a reason to do so to try and interfere with each other should one attempt to kill Haru. Nope, just watch and let her claim the prize if she succeeds!
 
May 2, 2014 6:46 PM

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Aww, I liked Haruki though. I hope she actually got to go home.
And that flirtatious hug haha~ And the Sensei going "noooo" was so funny. Poor sensei.
 
May 2, 2014 6:50 PM

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So what's the answer to riddle of the week in this episode by the way: what do you need in order to let caged bird free? I guess in Totaku's case the answer was obvious: killing and death is the only answer but in Haru's case it can be "forgive" but how this confuses me how forgiveness sets someone free from their chains I wonder. In Haruki's case if she is caged birds then death is only option to get free but in Haru's cage even if she is caged in the black class death is not option for her but forgiveness will save her if I am not wrong but that's the tricky part of course because I kinda get confused if the question directed to Haru or Haruki in the first place hehe. So if anyone make a comment on this then I'd be more than happy thanks in advance.

zperson5 said:


Oh and what happens when they fail? I know they get kicked out but they always leave flowers which makes me think they killed them for failing the job.


We don't know answer to this question and neither it was mentioned in the manga if I am not wrong. But the director said that question will be answered soon enough, though.
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May 2, 2014 8:14 PM

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A sharp metal knuckle punch to the face must hurt like sh!t. :O

Why is everyone saying she's alive? I didn't see anything confirming it, she could be killed offscreen :(

Why didn't she use a gun? why didn't Jack the Ripper use a gun?! huh? answer that one.
There are people with guns see the rich chick.


Hey guess what!? Your prediction was wrong, still following assassin of the week formula.
 
May 2, 2014 8:20 PM

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Oh. There goes one of the charas I liked.

These ppl need btr weapons.
 
May 2, 2014 9:05 PM

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I kinda feel bad for Haruki. I love her pink nails.
 
May 2, 2014 9:37 PM

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Hey guess what!? Your prediction was wrong, still following assassin of the week formula.

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Well they gotta get rid of the half assed ones first I guess, 3 or 4 more characters, my n!gga Banba will go ham thou :D
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May 2, 2014 9:53 PM

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this show is still terribad
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May 2, 2014 10:47 PM

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I thought that the relationship of them was Chitaru x Hitsugi before I watched this episode. But this episode showed Hitsugi x Chitaru was correct. I got shocked although the self-person reference of Hitsugi was a male form from the beginning. ><

Then, the answer of the riddle was very simple, but it confused me. Moreover, I was disappointed a little because I liked Haruki.
 
May 2, 2014 10:51 PM
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Good episodes. The action was very good in this episode
 
May 2, 2014 11:27 PM

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Is there ever going to be any actual yuri in this yuri anime, or...?

This whole "assassin of the week" formula's disappointing. It doesn't work for a plot like this, at least not in the way they're approaching it. I really don't care about these girls because I'm not being given the time to, and despite the apparent high risks and danger in these elaborately not-that-amazing fight scenes, no one's dying. They're not even being seriously injured. Just a flower and "woops, looks like she got expelled!" isn't exciting, and neither are these fucking invulnerable main characters. Tokaku is just OP, and when it's paired with how she's sorta personalityless and stoic, it's boring. Monster of the week scenarios can work amazingly, but it's not working very well here.
 
May 2, 2014 11:30 PM
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Hahaha the teachers reaction at the end was hilarious.

Pretty good fight, glad Haruki didn't die.
 
May 2, 2014 11:58 PM
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This should requires some of them to die, and imo if they want to use the monster of the week formula, they really need to use the first half of the episode to build the characters (beside the two MCs). This show so far is meh, and I think it's precisely because everyone seems to walk away happy, and given what the show is about that just doesn't work here.
 
May 3, 2014 2:09 AM

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This episode really pissed me off:/ my Haruki tho! Well waiting for an episode where Banba gonna nail Tokaku/Haru with her big ass hammer!

come on come on..where's the Yuri already?
 
May 3, 2014 3:28 AM

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Good villain in this ep, much more backstory to it than the previous ones. Hopefully the anime keeps going in this direction, as we uncover more of azuma's past. Finally glad the OST for the fight scene was used to a lengthier extent, made it a enjoyable experience.

 
May 3, 2014 4:51 AM
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No, they just kicked Kyouko Haruki out of the show. AW
I really liked her too...
To release her burden of her family in an attempt to make her family happy
Oooo that hits home..

I enjoyed this episode, but the action scenes seemed kinda meh to me.
I hope she didn't die and went home.... but I do feel like she did die.

Loving all end songs so far. Keep them coming please!
 
May 3, 2014 7:16 AM

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not a fan of her attempted self sacrifice. if her plan fails and she dies while haru lives: no help for her family and haruki is gone too so her family would have ended up in a worse spot.

haruki was a good character. hope she survived and got back to her family, sadly i feel that by the end of the series it will be revealed that everyone who failed their attempt was killed, and it was probably nio who did it. atleast the end of the episode with otoya seemed to be hinting at it

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May 3, 2014 7:29 AM

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Okay...I'll try to stay as balanced as possible during this, but that might be hard given a certain scene near the end of this episode...

We got a lot of backstory in this episode for quite a few characters,


The fight scene between Haruki and Tokaku was really well done, I especially liked the lighting changes that (correct me if I'm wrong) I think symbolised the colours of the two clans to good effect.

And, lastly, the yuri.
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May 3, 2014 7:54 AM

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No, they just kicked Kyouko Haruki out of the show.
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LoneWolf said:
@Josh makes me sad to call myself Canadian.
 
May 3, 2014 10:02 AM

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I'm glad that Haruki didn't die, so she didn't have to leave her family behind. Nothing special about the fighting, a bit intense but that was pretty much it... I wouldn't complain if we were to see more fighting scenes but of course backstory and such are important too :3
 
May 3, 2014 11:02 AM

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so an assassin anime where none of the girls get killed except for maybe the 1st girl who attacked the arbitrator. Atleast we dont know yet.
 
May 3, 2014 11:42 AM

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no, its like this, there wont be any uncensored version
GIVE THAT BITCH A SALMON
BITCHS LOVE SALMON
 
May 3, 2014 12:21 PM

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Best girl is now gone.


Seconded.
 
May 3, 2014 1:21 PM

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Sovietcong said:
SimmianPrime said:
Best girl is now gone.


Seconded.

Please, Mio>Banba>>>Haruki <3
 
May 3, 2014 4:26 PM

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Sovietcong said:
SimmianPrime said:
Best girl is now gone.


Seconded.
Thirded
"Why the hell is it so easy to make people mad, and so difficult to make them smile?" -Kurosawa Dono
 
May 3, 2014 4:36 PM

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FadingLight77 said:
Sovietcong said:
SimmianPrime said:
Best girl is now gone.


Seconded.
Thirded


WHAT!? WHEN THE HELL DID NIO GO!?

In all honesty, though, I liked Haruki. Maybe it's because of those onee-chan vibes she gave off. Not to mention, she and Kaminaga have had the best EDs so far.
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May 3, 2014 5:49 PM
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Still wanna know if the assassins are killed or just let go. And I like the assassin in this episode. And talk about Azuma falcon kick!
 
May 3, 2014 6:49 PM

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I honesty have been very pleased with the series the far, not the best of the season, but certainly transcended exception and is quite a enjoyable watch. I wished we would have gotten a recap to Haruki's backstory though, I forgot it.
 
May 3, 2014 8:52 PM

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I'm going to miss Haruki. She's the one i"m interested most so far.

So if Haruki die,the money still go to her family but since she fail but still alive,does her money still go to her family?
But it's important to remember that a movie review is subjective;it only gives you one person's opinion.

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May 4, 2014 4:29 AM

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The pace of this show is quite fast for me to enjoy...
 
May 4, 2014 5:51 AM

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Haruki was my fave ;w;
 
May 4, 2014 6:42 AM
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I will never understand Haru carelessness. She knows everyone wants her dead yet she hangs with them and acts like nothing is wrong.
 
May 4, 2014 1:28 PM

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meh, the protagonist is a bit to overpowered for my taste.

Nio best girl though
 
May 4, 2014 2:55 PM
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Akuma-chan let's hope that Haru won't backstab yo in the end that innocent might be a split personality but since it's a yuri anime well may be not but a twist is expected
 
May 4, 2014 3:03 PM
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Amon-Raw said:
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OMG the bullshit!!! All of them happened to stand in the gaps?

For once I thought "wow Haruki's a competent assassin" because she did what everyone should've done from the beginning (handing a notice and then waste no time to kill) but then what did she do? choose a killing method that offers chance for resistance and took a long time to execute.

Have these assassins never heard of guns, knife, or any kind of blunt object? Haruki could've stabbed Haru's neck (fatal injury) or bludgeon her to death or shot her head and be done with it. Just because she made that inquiry to Nio doesn't mean she has to force herself to do a suicide-murder. That's just stupid!

How did a girl with a seemingly wholesome family (albeit most likely orphaned) become an assassin in the first place anyway? when exactly did she receive the training to become one?

The only good things in this episode were the fan service and ending song.


Yup the anime trailer had me fooled because this junk is bad ESPECIALLY with a dumb MC who knows everyone wants to kill her and still plays dumb and even tries to be their friends on top of all that is just stupid just complete nonsense, only so much I can take so I'm done with this.

go read DOUBT manga and you will find this anime funnier , I quote Enigma from Dota "Reality is illusion."
 
May 4, 2014 3:05 PM

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well that escalated quickly lol
how to turn a somehow normal girl into a killer with a phonecall

the tokaku's past and ending parts saved the episode... this is going to be the same each week..
 
May 4, 2014 3:31 PM

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May 4, 2014 8:05 PM

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There goes one best girl :( I hope Isuke doesn't leave any time soon. Suzu is cool too.

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How did a girl with a seemingly wholesome family (albeit most likely orphaned) become an assassin in the first place anyway? when exactly did she receive the training to become one?
Since when does everyone need training to be an assassin? The episode seemed to imply that Haruki trained herself simply to make money for her poor family. Which may also be why she failed so miserably in the end.
 
May 4, 2014 8:36 PM

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Can someone refresh me on what happens to an assassin he she fails to kill Haru? I feel like they mentioned before that there's a consequence for failing the task, but for the life of me I cannot remember what it is or when it was mentioned.
 
May 4, 2014 11:49 PM

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Aww, why Haruki's so fast? But, I love that she's straight forward in this episode.

The last part is so funeeh.
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May 5, 2014 6:47 AM

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And Haru just HAS to get caught again.

I wish this was more like Bokurano,where we get decent backstory of every character.

It felt like the assassin this time was a good character on the manga,but for the anime you dont really feel it and therefore you cant love the character like Bokurano.
 
May 5, 2014 7:11 AM
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Haruki went home. Next week, who's next?

Well
are next

Mod Edit: spoiler tags added.Don't reveal information that hasn't been shown in the anime yet.
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May 5, 2014 8:41 AM

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How far is the manga in Japan anyway? :(
 
May 5, 2014 2:44 PM

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CreationBreaker said:
FadingLight77 said:
Sovietcong said:
SimmianPrime said:
Best girl is now gone.


Seconded.
Thirded


Fourthed (issat even correct?)
I like Haruki a lot, she had this awesome likeable feeling around her. But I start to be slightly annoyed by Haru cause of all the forgiveness she's going on about. I wouldn't take it so easy if a gal that was getting friendly with me would be trying to murder me in cold blood....
Anyway, can't wait for Ep6.
 
May 5, 2014 6:36 PM

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I'm loving this series more and more!

It's such a pity, though, that Haruki is gone. :/ I love her! She's my favorite! But her family needs her more than I do. ;D
No fangirling, no life.
 
May 5, 2014 6:36 PM

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Every AnR episode ever:

Classmate tries to get on Haru's good side

Naive Haru becomes friends with them

Naive Haru falls into their trap

Naive Haru gets tortured

Tokaku saves the day

*sigh* When will this anime ever shy away from the generic AnR formula? All these episodes feel the same only with different assassins and slightly altered tactics.

That part where Haruki whispered in Nio's ear and was inaudible to the viewers gave the episode a bit more uncertainty and suspense but as always, it ends with Tokaku and Haru completely and absolutely fine!

3/5

 
May 5, 2014 11:06 PM
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Aw Haruki was one of the characters I really liked. I'll be sad to see her go. At least she had a good reason and put up a good fight. Though definitely not a *great* fight. I swear, this anime is giving me the false impression that I'd be amazingly competent as an assassin or something. All these supposedly skilled assassins are making some ridiculously ill-thought-out choices in their methods.
 
May 6, 2014 3:13 PM

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Oh comon i wanna see more messed up merciless assassins not soft-on-the-inside ones.3/5
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