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Jul 7, 2014 1:18 PM

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tingy said:
I also am a little sad that there's no cops and robbers

Check out PV 3 :)
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:20 PM

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Great first ep! Anyone know how many chapters they adapted?
i think its just the good ones. (: before they ruined the manga
dunno in number tho
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Jul 7, 2014 1:21 PM

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anyone is there a love triangle ?
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:23 PM
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tingy said:
I also am a little sad that there's no cops and robbers

Check out PV 3 :)

Ohh there it is! Lol. Well I did say that we'll probably see it later though XD But thanks ^^

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anyone is there a love triangle ?

There is but we probably won't get to it. Or actually we'll get to at least one of them.
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:25 PM

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hmm i wait until the whole anime is aired i dont like love triangles and mabe its not so good but thx tingy
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:30 PM
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It was an awesome first episode, it showed more emotion than most shoujo anime show in a whole season.
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:30 PM

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The first episode was good despite the story having an unhappy theme in the end of the episode. (What I can do if that was the story?) But for sure there will be a development between Yoshioka, Futaba and Kou, Mabuchi (Tanaka).

The Story was really good and the Animation was really amazingly good too.
The Character designs/illustration was good and cute! Also the ED (or OP?) having a Male singer too! (Yes, at last!!!)... I hope this will keep up until the last episode. Will still watch this Anime and will wait for the next episode next week!
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Jul 7, 2014 1:30 PM

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I loved the first episode and will definitely be watching the rest of the season!

I think this is going to be my favorite "slice of life" anime this season!

I love how the characters have changed from the beginning to when they reunite, but still realize that they are attracted to each other after all that time has passed.
So glad that I'm not a huge manga reader, because the manga readers WHINE WAY TOO MUCH and have to RUIN every adapted anime for the ANIME ONLY WATCHERS!
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:32 PM

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I was kind of worried of how it would turn out, but that was a great first ep. The animation was just beautiful and the ost was beautiful as well.
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:33 PM

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I would say it was a pretty good start for a first episode.

Tanaka changed his name to Mabuchi.

Mabuchi covering for Futaba at the school store.
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:34 PM
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SeTzu said:
hmm i wait until the whole anime is aired i dont like love triangles and mabe its not so good but thx tingy

No problem :) Yeah honestly I'm not a fan of love triangles either (I think I've read enough of that with all the shoujo romances out there..), but I think it's handled pretty well here, at least the first love triangle.
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:46 PM

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Considering this is Production I.G., I get a feel this is an Ano Hana-esque series (w/o the supernatural elements) mixed in with similar artwork to Usagi Drop.

The thing is,AnoHana was made by A-1 Pictures.


I'm aware of that considering Ano Hana is one of my favorite all-time anime and A-1 Pictures has made their fair share of some of my favorites (such as Shinsekai yori and Senjou no Valkyria.

That's why I mentioned Usagi Drop. Usagi Drop IS a Production I.G. anime and it has a very similar artistic style.
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:47 PM
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This anime is deliciously filled with great drama. I love it.
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:54 PM

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Nice start. 7/10 for now.
If the rest of the characters prove to be as interesting this might turn out to be a really good show.
 
Jul 7, 2014 1:55 PM

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SeTzu said:
anyone is there a love triangle ?

tingy said:
There is but we probably won't get to it. Or actually we'll get to at least one of them.


:) Will there be a lot of misunderstandings throughout this anime? (Perfect example: Nisekoi)

I'll give this episode an 8/10 :)
 
Jul 7, 2014 2:13 PM

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I love everything about this

This and Glasslip are def without a doubt my two fav Rom/Com/SoL for this season
 
Jul 7, 2014 2:19 PM
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:) Will there be a lot of misunderstandings throughout this anime? (Perfect example: Nisekoi)

Haha, Nisekoi. Nisekoi is riddled with cliches, but it's meant to be that way. Fear not, there aren't too many misunderstandings (iirc). There's one that comes to mind, but I don't think we'll get to it in the anime. That all depends on the pacing though.
 
Jul 7, 2014 2:20 PM
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I was very hyped for this and I didn't get dissapointed.
Beautiful art and character designs.
I couldn't stop thinking about Yukine and Hiyori from Noragami during Kou's interactions with Futaba. Since they do share the same seiyuus.
Anyways, good developement so far. The pacing is stable as well.
Cannot wait until the next episode!
 
Jul 7, 2014 2:23 PM

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I was a little sad that the game of cops and robbers was cut out, but that's okay.


I remember seeing that scene in one of the PV's so maybe they're just rearrenging a little so the flashback won't be too long :)

I'm glad with the adaption so far, the animation and OST is good and I especially like the ED. It's really pretty with all the watercolour effects ~

It's Makita's turn to enter the story next episode, can't wait >w<
 
Jul 7, 2014 2:35 PM

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Beautiful art, but I'm still waiting for my Touma <3 (that of course it's probably going to appear in the last episodes T^T but still I want to know his seiyuu e.e)
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Jul 7, 2014 2:49 PM

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Great episode

Kou ;__;

Taking me a while to get used to the fact that Ao Haru Ride is now an anime and I just watched episode 1
 
Jul 7, 2014 2:50 PM

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I'm crying so hard rn
 
Jul 7, 2014 2:51 PM

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Interesting.
Lots of drama to look forward to.
I like the honesty-in-your-face of Tanaka. Interesting change.

I've tried to change too.. but I could never do it. I realised that changing places does not change the person you are. You are you. So this is interesting to see how they're handling themselves, adapting to new roles... and being fake to themselves... Let's see how much they can keep up.

But haha.. they both bring out the old selves in each other..

What is real, what is fake... It's interesting.. the question this anime tries to cover.
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Jul 7, 2014 2:55 PM

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damn lots of drama already

This gonna be gewd. Good first episode

 
Jul 7, 2014 3:01 PM

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Very good so far.
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:03 PM

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That scene from middle school, when Kou, Futaba and other kids played cops and robbers was cut out. ;_; Maybe they will add it later. I hope.

Didn't really like the voice of Tanaka-sensei and FUtaba, but I'll probably get used to it. Also, I always imagined Kou's voice a little bit different, but it wasn't so bad overall.

Well, I've been following Ao Haru Ride manga since 2012, so I was really excited to see this. I liked the first episode, it gave me Kimi ni Todoke vibes (well, both are made by Production I.G). But yeah, definitely looking forward to the next episodes.^^
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:04 PM

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Great first episode, gave me the feeling that something good will come out of it, although I must confess that the first few minutes I found slightly odd Futaba's eyes, found them way too large, but then after the half time, they didn't bother me that much.
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:09 PM

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Great episode.

For some reason I got the feels and I don't why. Like the characters so far. Tanaka or Mabuchi is pretty cool. Futaba is cute, but not being true to herself. Really love the animation and ost. Can't wait to see next episode.

5/5.
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:12 PM

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God bless the art. It's perfect. The watercolours are great.

I'm just really afraid my score will be biased (lower) because I can't really get the sensation of watching it blind because I already know what's going to happen and most likely, the anime won't go further than how much I've read.

Anyway, Yuki Kaji fits Kou pretty well. I'm still dying to know who's gonna voice Touma!

Solid adaption so far. Cool stuff. Lovely.

I'm surprised the MAL's rating so low because I looked over this thread and everyone's thoughts are positive (yes I did the same with Barakamon who's rating shot into the 8s a few hours later after my post..)

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Jul 7, 2014 3:21 PM

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I love me some pure shoujo romances, and i think this'll be a great show. I've only read 3-ish chapters, way back when the scanlators first started translating this, but then stopped for some odd reason.
Anyways, most people who are caught up say its great, so i'm stoked for whats to come.
Loved the artwork, especially during the flashback (This show's gonna give me them feels, I can... feel it ;_;)
and also, DAT INSERT SONG BY MIWA. That was Miwa right?
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:31 PM

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SeTzu said:
anyone is there a love triangle ?


 
Jul 7, 2014 3:36 PM

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I like animation. Dislike the bitchy friends & Damn old hag.

Will continue to watch.
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:45 PM

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Well done. This really caught my interest right away which I like. It'll be fun going forward and seeing how they deal with their fake selves.
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Jul 7, 2014 3:47 PM
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Nice first episode.
I really liked it. Cant wait for the other characters to be introduced. Lookjng forward for kominata.
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:47 PM
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That was really beautiful, I loved the art. It reminds of watercolor painting.
I've never really watched shoujo before but I think I'll really enjoy this.
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:50 PM

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I was waiting this show with some trepidation but.. didn't deliver.
The little hints of romance and drama didn't get to me at all, as well as the characters, everyone is pretty annoying.
I like the art, with that dirty and colorful background like Isshuukan Friends was (even though those were prettier). From the preview seemed the animation was quite well-done, but actually is pretty average.
Nah I'm a little bit disappointed. This is the only show this season that's making me feel like this, remains only Zankyou no Terror.
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:51 PM

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Great first episode! Just my kind of romance!
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:54 PM

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I came across this anime on accident. Haven't read the manga yet, so from my point of view, the first episode is pretty good! (^.^) I'm excited to see how all this unfolds!

I just hope that it's not as frustrating as Kimi ni Todoke. (T_T)
 
Jul 7, 2014 3:56 PM

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The water color backgrounds definitely enhance the mood of this anime. Another shoujo with a bit of twist. There's definitely some potential here.

I like the theme this episode brought us. Nothing is ever the same and a second chance isn't absolute. Looking forward to it.
 
Jul 7, 2014 4:03 PM

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See how you don't like it when the guy is the tsundere.

First actual shoujo romance anime, nothing mind blowing, but I got into it.

4.5/5 - Basic feels.
 
Jul 7, 2014 4:17 PM
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Pretty good episode

Animation was good. One of the bettrr ones this season so far. I wished they had expanded a little more on Kou and Futaba's past a little. I just didnt get enough of a feel for who they used to be andhad not expectations for who they could've been.

I've got mixed feelings abt Kou. I think he's a bit annoying... all Futaba said was she hated all boys... and he abandoned her and left her waiting which I thought was an extremely stupid thing to have done. And now he acts all cool and aloof... but then, it sounds as if he has a really good backstory in that 3 yrs he was gone. And he seems reliable n shrewd enough in some ways (eg the bread paying incident, noting Futaba's shallow friendships)

Futaba is quite likable. A bit clueless in some ways tho... Wish I got a bit more insight into her middle school past

Story is being built up quite nicely. I expect good developments later. Kinda wanna read the manga now
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Jul 7, 2014 4:28 PM

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Oh at least it's here! I loved this first episode. The animation, the pacing, Kou's voice (Kaji Yuki is surprisingly fitting for him) and gosh...the watercolors! It was really beautiful.
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Jul 7, 2014 4:28 PM

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Great episode ! Went in blindly kinda hoping for a decent shojo anime all lovey-dovey and cheesy as it had been awhile I hadn't watched one and surely not disappointed !

As one would expect from Production IG the animation is on point, it took me a few minutes to get used to the singular art and chara design but I eventually grew rather fond of it.

The MC is a little on the annoying side of noisy and loud but meh, that much I can deal with, Tanaka/Mabucchi comes off as an interesting character that I can't wait to find out more about though.

Hyped for more ! 5/5.
                                                                        
 
Jul 7, 2014 4:32 PM
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At the beginning, I wasn't sure about this episode - just another average slice-of-life/romance. But this just got better and better as it progressed. The end left me with so many feels omg

I wonder what caused Mabuchi/Tanaka to change like that. Maybe his parents' divorce has made him more cynical? Why did he transfer out? Is it just because Futaba said she hates boys? Or is that because of the divorce too?

Whatever the reason is, his words hurt. Even more so because they're the truth. Futaba really is keeping up a facade with this fake personality and fake friends, and it's hurting her.

I hope she finds some real friends soon (the ED certainly points to that!), because I really can't stand these idiotic middle/high schoolers. Girl is cute and well-liked? Better isolate her. The guys are terrible too. So superficial. And eating a lot somehow brings down femininity? Okay.

Anyway, I didn't know anything about this anime before watching it, but now this is gonna be one of the few I'm really excited about. Can't wait :D
 
Jul 7, 2014 4:38 PM

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That was so fucking cute.

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Jul 7, 2014 4:38 PM

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Oh my god feels on the first episode ;-; -still crying-
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Jul 7, 2014 4:39 PM
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Good episode.This was back when the manga seemed promising...

So far liking this anime better than the manga.

Like the character designs,they look just like the manga except colored in.

Also really liked the insert song that played when Kou said thing couldn't be the same as before.
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Jul 7, 2014 4:42 PM

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The anime wasn't bad but I'm not feeling the art.

While the water colors were cool they were too blurry and my biggest complain are the characters.

They are the most generic shoujo designs. They look just like every other shoujo manga.
Looks just like pupa except with generic shoujo girls.

 
Jul 7, 2014 4:50 PM

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Tsundere male for the shoujo audience :o. Okay episode
 
Jul 7, 2014 4:57 PM

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Visually this shit looks exactly like kimi ni todoke if it was blurry as fuck like Pupa.

Otherwise it has cute colors and i guess its cool seeing the same shoujo romance plot for the 20th time.

6/10.
 
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