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May 29, 2014 10:47 AM

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Oh Haru...;.;
It's like cat and mouse now and she's the prey. But the episode was tense. Azuma struggled a bit but I think she was able to deliver some decent moves. The fight lasted a bit longer than I had thought.

But yeah, I thought the pacing of this episode really picked up. The flashbacks between Azuma was not very fun to watch imo. Isuke's gun kinda surprised me this episode too.
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May 29, 2014 11:53 AM

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From the same creators of bathing in yellow water with ducks: have taser boots and cellphone to forehead attacks!
May 29, 2014 3:56 PM
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fuck this episode was really badass and damn isuke is crazy and omg idk if she died or not and wtf nio with those tiger stripes
I feel like hanabusa and nio are gonna be way for tougher than shinya and isuke
May 29, 2014 4:17 PM
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OMG! Please tell me Isuke didn't die...
There is only one word to explain this episode... MAGNIFICENT!! Action, Action and more Action!!! The best fight so far in the series... (the second is with Haruki) the tension was there everytime in those 25 minutes... Excelent!!
May 29, 2014 9:25 PM

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Yup. Good episode.
- Banba's past is pretty messed up...
- Hope Isuke is ok.
- Tokaku can kill now!
- Is Nio just a "judge/spectator" or will she participate? her tattoos/scars/marks are Bad Ass. dang.
- 4 episodes left, only 2 potential assassins remain. Maybe we'll get 2 episodes of yuri fanservice!?!?!?
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May 29, 2014 9:32 PM

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This episode was so badass.

Tokaku can kill now.
May 29, 2014 10:24 PM

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I like the ED!

Tokaku was really pissed. Knife through Isuke's wrist, broke her arm and then possibly crushed her windpipe. Ugly.

I wonder if there's any significance to Nio's uh...body marks.
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May 29, 2014 10:26 PM

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I was sure there's something weird with Nio's body. I guess she's the final boss.
May 29, 2014 10:28 PM

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Those hammer strikes... those bathroom stalls destroyed... Mahiru is pretty messed up the play the "knock, knock" game.
The reason why Tokaku can't kill was because of her family. Can't believe her aunt dided like that.
I like how Tokaku escaped by using a stun gun.
The strangling of Haru... that was pretty intense.
So at the end, Inukai didn't die as her hands were tied. Inukai completely changes side once the concept of "an enemy's enemy is a friend" was gone.
Hanabusa putting those flowers, it almost seems like she killed them off.
Nio's markings were a bit weird. Haru blushing at the end!
May 29, 2014 10:34 PM

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Those hammer attacks...those stalls. But it was hilarious Haru managed to get away. Hit in the face with a cell phone, smack her in the face with the door, it's good stuff.

Now for the scary crap. Nio. Remember Tokaku's family is a side branch of another assasin family. I think Nio's the heir.
May 29, 2014 10:43 PM

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What a past that Tokaku and Bamba had. Tokaku finally able to kill someone. Dunno if she did kill Isuke or if she is just unconscious.
May 29, 2014 11:23 PM

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Definitely one of the best episodes yet. I love how Mahiru Bamba was dragging that huge sledge hammer all around.

Excited to see what Nio is up to.
May 30, 2014 12:23 AM

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I was pretty impress with this episode, Tokaku and Bamba having some flashbacks of their own, and the action packed in here. Never expect Tokaku assassinate her first victim like that, she looks happy when doing it.

Damn Haru was dodging and escaping Bamba's attacks really well. TBH I really like Bamba in this episode, but sad that she won't be coming back in later episode. IDK why Isuke just throw her like that.

Looks like Nio is up next, are those scars or tattoos when she was taking a shower? Sorry couldn't tell from it. I like the ed song btw.

May 30, 2014 1:05 AM

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omega_d94 said:

Looks like Nio is up next, are those scars or tattoos when she was taking a shower? Sorry couldn't tell from it. I like the ed song btw.

To me they definitely look like tattoos.
May 30, 2014 1:12 AM

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Isuke deserves it. Why betraying Shinya/Mahiru?

I guess that Hanabusa is next. Woah the strips, Nio.
May 30, 2014 1:34 AM

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Banba's past was so... ; ___ ; Being abused and all, so sad :c
And Nio....I'm getting scared of her D: !
May 30, 2014 2:05 AM

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Totaku is the spitting image of her mom except that she has shorter hair.

Bamba got knocked down by a phone :P

Boot taser cool.

Lol that door slam.

Nice move on Inukai's part, each slice was used to slit the window.

I'm impressed with Haru she really kicked Bamba's ass :P

Fuck you Grandma.

Inukai underestimated Totaku.

Nio's body are they scars or tattoos? On a side note she has a nice bust ;3

Nice ED.
May 30, 2014 2:52 AM
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The part where Haru knocked the door was hella funny
May 30, 2014 3:40 AM

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oh god that sledge hammer D:
May 30, 2014 3:48 AM

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I feel really sorry for Banba.. I think up until now she's the only person where I can understand that she started to kill.
I lol'd at Haru's actions to get away from Banba. She actually held out quite well, although the places she went to were kind of stupid (locking yourself in a tiny cleaning supply room with nowhere to go, really?)..

Nio's body looks badass, I'm really curious to see what she will do in the next episodes.. I have the feeling she will attack, though.
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May 30, 2014 4:20 AM

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So Tokaku's mother and her aunt are twins, no wonder they look so much alike!
omg Poor Haru got more scars on her legs, it was beautiful and clean before! but glad none got on her face:)

Haru's blushing face omgg >.<
May 30, 2014 5:30 AM

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Haru killed Inukai! I feel quite sad about this though. It's quite strange consider how much I hated that bitch.
BTW Tokaku knows how to lead into some nice submission holds. BTW that dislocated her joins. it didn't break her arm.
Poor Banba :( I wonder what her wish was in the end.
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May 30, 2014 5:42 AM

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Banba is awesome! I love that sledgehammer. She's my favorite now because of the sheer amount of collateral damage she ended up doing.

I have got to get myself Tokaku's shoes!
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May 30, 2014 6:13 AM

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Erff well I so wish Haru and Tokaku would die... Sad that Isuke died...

And seriously Tokaku survived without injuries a fall of that height? lol Even if she fell on some bushes it's still too much ><
May 30, 2014 6:18 AM

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what a let down this show...
May 30, 2014 7:42 AM

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1. Grandma killing her own daughter was messed up

2. So much plot armor; nio actually looks hawt

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May 30, 2014 8:04 AM

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DAMNIT! FUCKING KILL HER ALREADY TOKAKU! <-- I was literally shouting this the entire time. I like Isuke as a character, but I wanted Tokaku to kill her. SERIOUSLY!!!

So did Tokaku actually kill isuke? It didn't seem like she was moving but I believe Sumireko Hanabusa tied her up. So I guess Tokaku didn't kill her?!?!?

EDIT: I have to say that was an awesome episode though! I really loved it!
May 30, 2014 8:28 AM

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A light has been shed. All their lives revolved around one thing 'death'
May 30, 2014 8:43 AM

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Isn't it a bit too high to survive that fall? And finally that B-chi time is over.
May 30, 2014 8:49 AM

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^ she fell on the trees branches softening the fall :O

This episode animation (mainly Isuke) and execution (Tokaku's heaven scene) just felt AWKWARD.
The fight scenes and Tokaku finishing Isuke could have been ssssoooooooo much better :(

Hanabusa finished them off right? cause how can Bamba die from a kick? :(

Nio is loaded with tatoo/markings :O
There goes the "Nio is a man" theory :(

Good ed song.
Modified by ichii_1, May 30, 2014 8:53 AM
May 30, 2014 9:20 AM

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Very good episode. Good ending theme too.

May 30, 2014 9:54 AM

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Only one assassin left! Well two if you count Nio.
Banba is so strong.. yet so weak...
Good episode.
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May 30, 2014 9:57 AM
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Episode is just... Horrible.
But anyway I will finish the show because i still have a shadow of hope that both - Haru and Totaku will die in pain. So now I rely on Hanabusa with her guns and Nio, whatever she is - man, demon, satan or some ancient assassin-clan member.
And it's 9'th episode - and no proper shoujo ai
May 30, 2014 9:59 AM

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Damn, nice episode.
May 30, 2014 10:09 AM

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4 episodes left and 2 more assassins? I'm expecting some seriously big fighting to be going on soon. Also wouldn't mind seeing development in the relationship between Haru and Tokaku since it seems Tokaku's personality is changing.
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May 30, 2014 12:29 PM

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Inukai didn't die, her hands were tied up. If she was dead why would you need to tie up her arms?
May 30, 2014 12:39 PM

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Somehow I think Azuma will go crazy and start killing Haru. atleast I hope for that :D
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May 30, 2014 1:34 PM

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Damn, that was great. Did banba really die though? ;;
And damn, those marks on Nio's body. It looked pretty badass tbh. But i wonder what is it? Tattoes? Scars? It looked pretty much like tattoes for me though. Is she the final boss, i guess.. hmm.
And yeah, Banba's past was pretty fucked up than any other girls' pasts. ;_;

Hanabusa ep next week. I hope it'll be interesting. Can't wait.
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May 30, 2014 1:41 PM

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ichii_1 said:
^ she fell on the trees branches softening the fall :O

This episode animation (mainly Isuke) and execution (Tokaku's heaven scene) just felt AWKWARD.
The fight scenes and Tokaku finishing Isuke could have been ssssoooooooo much better :(

Hanabusa finished them off right? cause how can Bamba die from a kick? :(

Nio is loaded with tatoo/markings :O
There goes the "Nio is a man" theory :(

Good ed song.

Bamba didn't die. She is stated as alive on the wiki. She did failed her assasination attempt. So she is alive, but out of the game. ^^
May 30, 2014 2:17 PM

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Sigh. These murderers nvr fail to disappoint me.
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May 30, 2014 2:22 PM

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Does anyone else feel that these assassins served about as much importance as the Maniwa Ninja Corps. in Katanagatari, or is it just me?

P.S. The only 3 i genuinely liked are Nio, Haruki and Chitaru the rest i saw as cannon fodder tbh. Albeit cannon fodder with small backstories.
May 30, 2014 4:02 PM

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In the end of the previous episode, they created a perfect situation for a plottwist. What happens next, in an extreme unrealistic episode they both survived it. Tokaku has to be dead after be thrown out of the window.
May 30, 2014 4:32 PM

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One thing that I really liked about this episode was that we finally got all the payoff to that whole buildup on Tokaku and her family past. As I expected, it was a pivotal point, and the emotions were played to perfection allowing the climax of the episode and the storyline as a whole to feel much more genuine.

Not much else to say about this episode, aside from the standard talk about exceptional fight scenes. I'm interested for next week, though-
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May 30, 2014 6:22 PM

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So Isuke-sama would have won if not for plot armor :( Can't say I have much interest left with her gone. And the few other best girls gone. Oh well I can look forward to the different endings, I guess
May 30, 2014 7:28 PM

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so much plot armor!

out of all the girls Isuke put up the most fight and would of won too :/

Already been said before but honestly i would of preferred if this show focused on fewer people because at this point you notice they were there for the sake of being there guess you say most of them were just fodder.

and so the girl that's had some of the least screen time is left
May 30, 2014 8:58 PM

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Really good episode, i wonder who Totaku was talking about when she said "I can kill now". I wonder who she will kill, grandma maybe?
May 30, 2014 9:35 PM

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Wow!! What....a nice episode. :)

So, Bamba and Inukai fight huh? One against Haru and the Azuma. Woot, nice fighting scenes going on between Azuma and Inukai. xD

And!!! Azuma finally kills someone....Yay?!?! xD Pretty cool episode, really cool!
May 30, 2014 9:54 PM

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Great conclusion to this two assassin arc. Loved the cat and mouse chase between Haru and Banba. Haru hitting Banba with her cellphone and the janitor door was hilarious, especially that door scene. Tokaku vs. Isuke was pretty intense, and was probably the best fight in the anime so far. Felt bad for Banba though. Her childhood was cruel, her attempts at killing Haru were always foiled, and she was betrayed by Isuke. This was just not her day. At least she isn't dead, just kicked out of the class. Dat ending though. Nio's body was full of tatoos. Makes me think she was part of an ancient clan or something. Ep gets 4.5/5.
May 30, 2014 9:59 PM

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I love this show.
Despite all of its flaws, it always keeps my on the edge of my seat.
May 30, 2014 10:01 PM

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Very badass episode!

Is Isuke die? What?

Gramdma of Tokaku... fuck you!

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