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Jul 14, 2014 2:08 PM

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This was so gay...I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Poor Yaya-chan, you lost before the battle even began, I feel sorry for you...but, you were at fault, you should have grabbed the opportunity while it was still available. 5/5, I need more, now...
Jul 14, 2014 2:09 PM
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"History cleared"
Oh my word xD

This is really cute. The totally relatable drama is very nice, fleshing out the characters nicely.
Jul 14, 2014 2:36 PM
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What I like about this anime are the colors *.*
Everything it's so bright and colorful. Hana-chan is the cuttest thing ever.
Jul 14, 2014 2:42 PM

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Another good episode. There was some really nice development for Naru and Hana. Yaya is a cute tsundere.
Jul 14, 2014 2:43 PM

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Ugh. My hear might explode from kawaii over load. xD. Yaya might be one of the few tsunderes that I actually like. Hana is cute and over enthusiastic as ever, and Naru is a lot better this episode. Really liking the show so far. :)
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Jul 14, 2014 2:48 PM

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Now THIS is why I watch SoL, personal struggles.

Hana has her extrovert shell, opposed to Naru's silence. They both admit that they are "weak", yet in that shared weakness they find strength and courage to support each other. This is how you establish a friendship!

Yaya becomes jealous and in a way obsessive of Naru, since she's used to her support and being her shadow. A silent, but essentially very dear friend you can be honest with at all times.

Hana drives the plot as usual and her passion has also provoked Naru's pride to surface and let her true nature come out "I can do it!".

Good attempt, and it is enough to convince me as well if I was Yaya too (hey, same sign, supposedly). Hana being like "oh, you're such a tsundere", just like the yuri shippers are right now.

Good transitions, vibrant colors as always. But Madhouse still can't get the hang of the moe face design. They're trying too hard to emulate KyoAni, animation's a bit iffy at times.

5/5 - For effective light drama and a heartwarming and realistic conclusion.
Modified by T3hSource, Jul 14, 2014 2:54 PM
Jul 14, 2014 2:53 PM

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So far my favorite of the season.
Naru is really cute :')

The art and lighting have been outstanding so far, the animation seems to switch between amazing at certain moments and just normal/average, no problems with it.
I'm looking forward to seeing Naru improve and seeing a full dance.

Excited for next episode!
Jul 14, 2014 2:56 PM

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Haaa, Yaya, I feel you so much.
It's kind of boring some times but still very enjoyable. The characters are surprisingly human, and I like that!
Jul 14, 2014 2:59 PM

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Cute episode.
Hana diving ontop of Naru and Yaya when greeting them XD
LOL Yaya the tsundere
Wonder when Yaya will approve of Hana
dat yosakoi shop lol
Naru is such a klutz :3
Jul 14, 2014 3:27 PM

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Episode 2 was so cute and touching!

Hana revealing to Naru her reasons for wanting to do yosakoi . Yaya being so jealous of the friendship between Naru and Hana. Naru working hard to show her BFF that she wants to do something with her life. This is what made the episode so good!

One of the best animes this season!
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 14, 2014 3:55 PM

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So, they moved the Yosakoi shop part to next episode. I guess it's for the best since we can conclude Yaya's arc this week.

Overall a good episode. All the blushing make me kinda uncomfortable though. So much blushing.
Jul 14, 2014 4:12 PM
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Well loli Monday continues. Another cute episode!
I lol'd at the samurai and gangster part, Hana is adorble.
Naru trying yosakoi was really fun to see, I'm glad her and Yaya made up. Can't wait for the next episode!
Jul 14, 2014 4:27 PM

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The American's teeth still piss me off.

I don't like it.. I'll give it ONE more week

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Jul 14, 2014 4:41 PM

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Hana and Naru~! xD
So cute, glad they are friends and stuff. :3

Yaya is jealous! So cute LOL! XD
It looks like Naru needs some more practice in her Yosakoi dancing.....but that's fine~!
Does Yaya want to dance yosakoi besides Naru? =w= Who knows! x3
Jul 14, 2014 4:48 PM

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Another good episode, I am liking Hana and Naru more and more. Yaya is quite the tsundere, being all jealous. I liked the end and I hope to see some lovely yosakoi dances soon.
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Jul 14, 2014 4:55 PM

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I kind of like Yaya's personality now, being jealous, and having a tsundere character XD. I'm sensing she is going to the Yuri route when she is jealous of Naru getting closer to Hana.

This is a type of shows that makes me feel relaxed and having a calm atmosphere like Gochiusa and Kiniro Mosaic. Sticking around this until the end.

So far no arguments on these characters now. Just hope that the comedy is on point in here :D.

Jul 14, 2014 5:36 PM
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Nice episode, but I'm not too fond of tsundere Yaya.
I guess it might be because of her "perfect-ness," and her need to have Naru even while being perfect, but idk.

Lol'd at them not getting to go to the yosakoi shop.
Jul 14, 2014 7:10 PM

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haha I kinda love Yaya didn't picture her to be the jealous/ tsundere type but hey she really cares about Naru,liked how she was aware of how she was acting so all of this mild drama was resolved within the episode in a heartwarming manner.

will say the semi teary eyes and over blushing is a bit much lol
Jul 14, 2014 7:17 PM

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While short and awkward... I guess that counts as a dance.

The OP has such cute dancing... get on with it!
Jul 14, 2014 7:19 PM

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LOL Japanese Gangster! That was funny. Well it seems Yaya currently has no interest in this Yosakoi business. My guess is she will eventually join the yosakoi club because Naru is spending most of her time with Hana.

The comedy is surprisingly good and I love the characters.
Jul 14, 2014 7:23 PM

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I love this show. I am totally drawn into the characters and relationships.

At 04:24 (out of 24:39) Hana says that she used to do freerunning. You can
hear her say "furiiranningu" (フリーランニング). It also known as "parkour". It is
an extreme sport involving apparently suicidal jumping over natural obstacles
in the urban environment. I'm guessing that Hana only has those two fang-like
teeth because she lost the others from doing faceplants on concrete.
Jul 14, 2014 7:45 PM

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So the thing is called a Naruko and the girl's name is Naru... Coincidence? Nope, never. xD

The animation still bugs me at certain points, but I can live with it. I could feel myself drowning from the cheesy drama, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing, hehe. Well, guess I'm sticking with this one. ^^

"So this is what tsundere is." Hana is a very smart girl indeed.
Jul 14, 2014 8:23 PM

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Naru is getting into Yurikoi now and yes tsundere Yaya.

It seems Hana is doing!!
Modified by bekichan, Jul 14, 2014 8:29 PM
Jul 14, 2014 8:35 PM

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All that tsun.

The OP song is really growing on me.
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Jul 14, 2014 8:47 PM

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A cute episode! I loved how Naru cleared her historical before Hana came over xD

Jul 14, 2014 8:51 PM

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"Internet history: Check!" #pro

Edit: Anyone catch the Fantasista poster in Yaya's room? Didn't really have anything specific on it, so idk if I'd call it a reference or not.
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Jul 14, 2014 9:33 PM

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How adorable. Yaya was jealous. Tsundere, Haha. I am loving the cute blushes of Naru.
Jul 14, 2014 10:00 PM

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I'm not too fond of the art style, but everything was still so cute and well done overall for this episode.

>>Invite friend over.
>>Clears internet history.

Awesome life pro tip. Now I'm curious as to what kind of things Naru is looking at ...
Go ***k yourself.

Polite as usual,
Jul 14, 2014 10:05 PM

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Priority No. 1: Clear Internet History! xD
Naru knows what needs to be done.

So we have a bit of drama but it's light and I reckon quite well placed. I'm glad they didn't diverge from the show's lighthearted atmosphere.

The Yosakoi dances look very good. I wish they'll dance soon. Even an amateur performance would be nice to see :)
Jul 14, 2014 10:09 PM

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it was alright. not too fond of the characters yet..
Jul 14, 2014 10:16 PM

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cute eps to the maximum XD

tsundere's Yaya is priceless

so much blushes makes me smiles a lot

solid 4/5
Jul 14, 2014 10:25 PM

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D'aww Yaya got super jealous xD

and she got called out on being a tsundere LOL

Was it just me or did Naru's eyebrows get bigger O_o
Jul 14, 2014 10:31 PM

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"Internet history...check!" LOL! Learn to use incognito, Naru. I wonder what she was looking at hmm...

Yaya's jealousy was delicious. "I'm not letting her take my Naru!" Psh Yaya, just join in and dance the yurikoi.

I might be alone with this one but I really find Hana's double fang adorable :3
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Jul 14, 2014 11:45 PM

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How are they supposed to get passed the gangster? Fudge
Jul 14, 2014 11:50 PM

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Oh, so Hana is parkour mastah?

Dem jelly yuri vibes.
Jul 15, 2014 12:07 AM

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Yaya best yosakoi. Ahh this episode was so cute, especially with a jealous Yaya and a clumsy Naru. She's so adorable when she falls haha.

Lol at the preview again. Hana's random retorts in English is just hilarious to listen to for some reason. Oh, no! Why?!
Jul 15, 2014 12:55 AM

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No wonder Hana could jump on those gates.. she's basically a ninja-slash-parkour master

Naru deleting internet history was LOL. I wonder what she had been searching XD

The expressions in this anime was priceless. Yaya's and Hana's expression when Naru fell down was hilarious!

Good episode, can't wait till the rest of the cast are introduced and they start dancing.
Jul 15, 2014 1:12 AM

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This is like my guilty pleasure show.

After a week filled of death and destruction from Akame, Tokyo Ghoul, Aldnoah, Zankyou, and Tokyo ESP, its nice to have a nice little Monday with Ao Haru Ride and Hanayamata.

Another cute episode. Keep em comin'
Jul 15, 2014 4:18 AM

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xchee said:
"Internet history...check!" LOL! Learn to use incognito, Naru. I wonder what she was looking at hmm...

probably lesbian porn :3
Jul 15, 2014 7:43 AM

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this is most definitely going for the yuri route
Jul 15, 2014 8:29 AM

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Cute, cute, though I kinda wish it'd be more serious with a few scenes where they really need to be.

Yaya's tsundere jealousy was a bit overwhelming towards the end, but other than that, really nice episode. Hana was such a fun character this time around, and I'm excited to see more progress in Naru's yosakoi journey.

Can't wait for next week.
Jul 15, 2014 11:47 AM

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pakoko said:
Number 1 priority before having friends over: clearing your internet history.

It kind of annoys me that beside the vibrant art style, the characters don't go beyond having stereotypical personalities. We have the tsundere (Yaya), the cute dandere (Naru), and the deredere (Hana). Seems like the one with glasses will be the kuudere (Machi) and the one with the indigo hair will be the himedere (Tami).

Lol looking at all the characters' names made me realize the title is just all of their first syllables (?) combined. Ha, Na, Ya, Ma, Ta

Nice find! I wasn't much paying attention to their names so I never noticed myself.

I just love how Hana does her "Ditzy unassuming American tourist" thingy all the time, even when facing Yakuza and other dangerous situations. All she wants to do is to whip out her camera and go "Kyaa!" over everything Japanese. It's been a while since I last saw a personality like this (BL loving fujoshi don't count in my books). Naru and Yaya's characters aren't quite as interesting in comparison, but the Yuri inducing chemistry makes it all work somehow.

That said, I can't wait to see them actually do the dances, because that and the humor are what ultimately influenced me to watch this show.

Next week can't come soon enough!
Jul 15, 2014 12:35 PM

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If watching OPs could kill then this anime's OP could do this job, I swear. I really missed it.

"Internet history: Check" I loved that.

I so support Naru, I want her to become a strong person she wishes to become. Huhuhu looks like someone is jealous. You better don't stop her Yaya, Naru has finally found some dream, let her pursue it.

I am glad Naru spoke up. I love Hana, she is so straightforward.

That was a very cute dance and tsundere moment. Glad that made up.

I want to see how the whole cast will come together already. Solid episode. 8/10
Jul 15, 2014 2:25 PM

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Drawings felt a bit sketchy at times, to be honest.
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Jul 15, 2014 2:41 PM

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sherlock5545 said:
Drawings felt a bit sketchy at times, to be honest.

Oh gosh, that pun is too much for me to handle, lmao.
Jul 15, 2014 5:48 PM

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I thought Yaya's jealousy was rather cute, and I liked the way she came to realize her own error at the end of the episode.

Also, Hana's revelation to Naru that she herself feels lonely and helpless inside.

Overall a well-written episode.
Jul 15, 2014 6:49 PM

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Does anyone else (And I'm sure there are others who have already mentioned it) simply love the OP? Like... I need to watch it several times each episode because it's highly addictive.
Jul 15, 2014 7:00 PM

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BullSmit said:
Does anyone else (And I'm sure there are others who have already mentioned it) simply love the OP? Like... I need to watch it several times each episode because it's highly addictive.

Yes, I think the OP is great. The song and dancing are infectious.
Jul 15, 2014 8:02 PM

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Yaya and Naru when they were younger!
Yaya being jealous of Hana. Also she being a tsundere and Hana went out and said it out loud xD They sure get a lot better than Yaya saw it as.
Naru doing her first performance in front of an important person.

Naru + yosakoi = Approved! Naru + Hana = To be approved later!
Jul 15, 2014 8:34 PM

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redtailrav said:
BullSmit said:
Does anyone else (And I'm sure there are others who have already mentioned it) simply love the OP? Like... I need to watch it several times each episode because it's highly addictive.

Yes, I think the OP is great. The song and dancing are infectious.

I'm a horrible person for saying this, but I love the part after the dancing animation starts where Naru falls and smacks her face on the floor. I can't not laugh.
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