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Jul 24, 2014 10:17 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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They didn't waste time with the swimsuits and fan service. Haruka probably stood out the most there at both the beach and onsen.

The MC is like the scapegoat of this episode. I don't think he's having tons of fun. The concert song was okay I guess. Next week looks like the crew will be quite busy again with Naoto. That ED card is quite something though.
 
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Jul 24, 2014 12:38 PM
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just enjoy the plot :)

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Jul 24, 2014 9:07 PM
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Takayama's bulletproof jacket gets penetrated with a knife, but he goes unhurt because a stamp book saved him.

 
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Jul 24, 2014 9:29 PM
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I can recognize Minori Chihara's beautiful voice the moment Noa spoke. But the amount of screenshots I took this episode.... God bless beach episodes.
 
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Jul 24, 2014 9:31 PM
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For a moment I thought Miku Izayoi is back because Minori Chihara.

Beach episodes are always nice~ Noa-sama's blushing face was <3333! +1 to Takayama-kun's harem.

Some nice fanservice here and there and the ladies are really gorgeous but the series remains average at best for me. :/ Although that ED song still is pretty catchy.
 
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Jul 24, 2014 11:13 PM
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We get some nice fanservice. Takayama is one lucky guy. He managed to avoid a fatal injury.
 
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Jul 24, 2014 11:13 PM
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A mini beach episode with everyone in swimsuits and a bath scene to boot. Plus a new song by Minori Chihara (Noa). What more can I ask for from this anime!?

Its only too bad Sakurai and Haruka didn't wear the swimsuit that Iida picked for them though haha. Meanwhile, Takayama is quietly making girls fall for him left and right.
 
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Jul 24, 2014 11:18 PM
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seems a little slow moving in the middle part... fan service episode
 
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Jul 24, 2014 11:25 PM
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Aoi getting all worked up when she saw Takayama getting stabbed. Shipping Aoi x Takayama

Also, Rail Wars got smart with their censoring like No Game No Life. No nipples = Safe. lol =3
 
Jul 25, 2014 12:25 AM
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OK, we've now had the beach episode.
 
Jul 25, 2014 12:31 AM
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kei78 said:
just enjoy the plot :)
All that wonderful plot!

Who would've guessed that Minori Chihara would voice another aidoru. Enjoyed her singing as much as in the OP.

Takayama is one lucky guy though, Sakurai got worked upon his "fatal injury".
Noa even fell in love with him in the end.
 
Jul 25, 2014 12:36 AM
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I don't dislike Chihara Minori's voice acting, but I've never liked her singing. Should've expected it though since she sang the OP. People seem to love to put her singing into use in anime, such as Nobunaga the Fool for example. Well people like her so why not.

Hmm was another okay episode. I've seen the "threat to a concert" scenario before, but at least this one ended pretty well.
 
Jul 25, 2014 12:42 AM
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A paper stamp book, a terrorist's only weakness!
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Jul 25, 2014 2:12 AM
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Takayama is lucky to have Noa in his harem. I'm liking the guest female characters than the main girls. lol
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Jul 25, 2014 2:26 AM
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There are too many things that were wrong with this episode to point out. This series consists almost solely of plot conveniences. Rarely anything that happens or what characters are doing makes much or any sense. Nothing can carry it other than fanservice.
Ii tenki desu ne...
 
Jul 25, 2014 2:29 AM
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Kondo-Isao said:
Takayama's bulletproof jacket gets penetrated with a knife, but he goes unhurt because a stamp book saved him.



Actually, bulletproof vests do NOT stop stab attacks. There is a major difference between how bullets penetrate and how knives penetrate therefore the material to prevent both types of attacks differ.

See:
Ballistic Vests
Stab Vests
(they are different things)

It is a very accurate portrayal that the notebook actually stopped the piercing attack of the knife.
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Jul 25, 2014 3:27 AM
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Awesome episode.Can't wait for next one.
 
Jul 25, 2014 4:19 AM
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Fan service episode, well that didn't take long to come around at all! I really wanted Takayama to get actually hurt there as it would've made for more drama but I guess that would have been a bit too serious for this series. Shame really. Although i'm still enjoying this series.
 
Jul 25, 2014 4:48 AM
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Are we still watching a series about ...uh ...trains?
 
Jul 25, 2014 5:00 AM
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It reminds me of the Shokugeki no Souma situation, cuz Souma is definitely a manga about food...
 
Jul 25, 2014 5:06 AM
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Very refreshing to rinse your eyes.
It was a bit fanfic that he actually got out without a wound, but I think that's how things are going to be, without bloodshed and drama.
Aoi is really cool, I hope they do "something".
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Jul 25, 2014 5:07 AM
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Erm.... I seriously thought this series was having a nice plot and serious actions... I'm beginning to doubt whether I should watch more. I freakin hate the fanservice.
 
Jul 25, 2014 6:20 AM
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Pretty good episode, fanservice wasn't too bad.

My main problem is, what was the criminal's motivation? Was it just a random act of violence or what? They could have at least explained why there was someone out there who didn't want her to sing, and why he'd go as far as to kill her. It's pretty bad directing to just miss out something so important.
 
Jul 25, 2014 6:33 AM
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I'm dropping this show, but if I ever find a need to watch something with 99% fan-service and 1% slice of life, I'll come back to this lol.

That Naoto guy is one lucky bastard though >.<
 
Jul 25, 2014 6:43 AM
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Novangel said:
Pretty good episode, fanservice wasn't too bad.

My main problem is, what was the criminal's motivation? Was it just a random act of violence or what? They could have at least explained why there was someone out there who didn't want her to sing, and why he'd go as far as to kill her. It's pretty bad directing to just miss out something so important.


Most likely just another crazed fan, who took it to another level entirely compared to the first guy who seemed to just want to give her a stuffed animal on the train station. Noa even mentions that this happens all the time, though it's probably the first time someone tried to kill her.
 
Jul 25, 2014 6:46 AM
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Fan service for the week completed. That was some "plot".
Saved by that stamp thing. Lucky him.
 
Jul 25, 2014 7:59 AM
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Best fan service episode. Loved the idol girl.
Sakurai looks amazing as ever!

Need more Takeyama x Sakurai moments though.
 
Jul 25, 2014 8:24 AM
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Great self defense display by Naoto, he masters the rice bag technique.
"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain"
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Jul 25, 2014 8:41 AM
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I thought this show was about trains.
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Jul 25, 2014 10:00 AM
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I dunno, this ep felt kinda meh, even fanservice was there as nothing special. Takayama really has more of luck than wits. I thought that song by Chihara Minori would fire me up but it was pretty mediocre, the same as in Date a Live where I liked Tohka's song better. She can sing well, that's true but somehow she doesn't get enough feels to her songs, it felt more like a routine.

Also, the actual plot of this ep was very uncompelling - for main villain to just run on the stage without any real plan when he managed to get staff clothes before, well...

I always like beach episodes but this time it wasn't fun for me.
 
Jul 25, 2014 11:07 AM
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Well...the beach episode came faster than expected.

DO WE MIND THAT GUYS?

NO WE DON'T!

Dancer best train!!!
 
Jul 25, 2014 11:23 AM
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Takaya, you lucky bastard.....
Nana, that was a good idea, I thank you for that.......
 
Jul 25, 2014 11:28 AM
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and isn't the summer amazing? :3
i hope we se noa again ^^
and i really was hoping for a small cut, so takayama would be a hero for a little longer :p
 
Jul 25, 2014 11:37 AM
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Will train otaku ever stfu?

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Jul 25, 2014 11:51 AM
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Even though this anime is absolutely horrible, I'm kind of enjoying it.

must be the fanservice
 
Jul 25, 2014 11:54 AM
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Awwww, the idol is a bitch.
 
Jul 25, 2014 12:45 PM
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I thought the animation this episode was pretty consistent compared to the previous ones. Then again, they probably dipped into their budget to make it look good since it was a beach episode.
 
Jul 25, 2014 12:47 PM
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LEGOF said:
I thought this show was about trains.

It is... Train wrecks.
 
Jul 25, 2014 1:19 PM
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Here's the mandatory beach/onsen episode :)
 
Jul 25, 2014 1:29 PM
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First I didn't see the wars and now I barely see the trains. And the prize for the most misleading anime title of the year goes to. This trainwreck
 
Jul 25, 2014 1:30 PM
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i'm watching it for the "plot"

 
Jul 25, 2014 1:49 PM
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You know, I think this episode lacks fan service. If they could balance it in some scenes, you couldn't even notice.

/irony
 
Jul 25, 2014 1:56 PM
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Takayama's really getting on my nerves. Who the fuck is stupid enough to go into a (clearly) women's changing room and not realize it? I also hate how he got the credit even though it was Aoi who apprehended the creepy fan. He has annoyed me since last episode but here he took it to another level.

The other guy (whatever his name is) didn't even react to the girls, I mean come on he should at least look or took a glance but no. Either the animators was too lazy to animate it or he's gay as fuck. It seems like they are so intent to make Takayama look as stupid and as wussy as possible. He's like a bad parody of harem MC.

Oh well.. at least we got to see some boobs.
 
Jul 25, 2014 2:23 PM
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This episode was a piiiiiieeeecccceee ooooofffffff CRAP.

It was just fanservise, a crappy new whore, and boobs and Takayma face on the scenes.

Thank god that Iwaizumi-Sama didn´t react to the hoes and personally i dont mind if he was gay, he is much cuter that the 5 main bitches.
 
Jul 25, 2014 2:25 PM
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after watching this episode I kept thinking: Takayama your damn lucky one, is proving a true conqueror ..
I like the fan service and also the character design in this anime
 
Jul 25, 2014 2:49 PM
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Too much fan service. A little I can take but it really just shows how little imagination there was for this episode. I like the premise so I really don't want to be put off the anime.
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Jul 25, 2014 3:51 PM
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Airyaxe said:
Kondo-Isao said:
Takayama's bulletproof jacket gets penetrated with a knife, but he goes unhurt because a stamp book saved him.



Actually, bulletproof vests do NOT stop stab attacks. There is a major difference between how bullets penetrate and how knives penetrate therefore the material to prevent both types of attacks differ.

See:
Ballistic Vests
Stab Vests
(they are different things)

It is a very accurate portrayal that the notebook actually stopped the piercing attack of the knife.

Well fuck. I honestly had no idea there were such things as stab vests. EITHER WAY... This episode was still a piece of shit.
 
Jul 25, 2014 4:08 PM
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For episodes like these they invented the mute function.
Well this episodes main attraction point was fan service and the introduction of another girl that could form a danger the a main x Sakurai relationship.

The question is is the main good enough for Sakurai.
I mean Sakurai is the only thing worth watching this anime i really can't think of another good attraction point in this anime.
And she already has proven herself to be a great character despite being a bit naive at times still.
The one who has proven himself to be naive to the point where he doesn't even realise that he entered the girls dressing room was the main.
And he did it to nag and stop the event.
The reason for security is not to stop events but to ensure everyone taking part in the event stays safe.
Something which he seems to be misunderstanding.

And it's not the first time that the mains thoughts have proven to be wrong.
Well he is young and still has somethings to learn.
Bit he still has ways to go before he is worthy of Sakurai.
 
Jul 25, 2014 4:13 PM
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Boob wars.

Stamp book to the rescue. Good thing Takayama didn't get seriously injured with that stab.

Looks like Sakurai x Takayama episode next week.
 
Jul 25, 2014 4:53 PM
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"Good fanservice", it's everything I'm gonna say for this anime.

btw isn't Takayama too weak?
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