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Jul 28, 2014 9:57 AM

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Good episode. I like how Yaya comes forward a bit but still retains some jealousy.

Hell if Hana is impressed, I'd be too. Good to know more about Tami's family this episode too. Her dance is graceful imo and her growth with the other characters develops herself even more.
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Jul 28, 2014 10:00 AM

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Tami is much more nicer to the three then Machi tbh. So Naru knows Tami and Yaya since she was little, she has so many blushes when she is embarrassed. Little backstory on Tami from her father.

Wow Tami is pretty flexible and a pretty good dancer. Guess they want to recruit her from the Yosakoi club. She is basically conflicted about her father on some stuff.

I like how the episode focuses on Tami and her conflict from the past.

Jul 28, 2014 11:35 AM

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I liked that far better than the previous episodes.

Seems she's figured out she needs to do things for herself. Obviously for the story she'll get her father's permission, though maybe not approval.
Jul 28, 2014 11:36 AM

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Cuteness overload again, The majority of the episode was targeted at Tami who is deeply admired by Naru. It seems as though Tami lives a very busy life trying to be the perfect Nishimikado daughter. Very good episode once again.
Jul 28, 2014 11:48 AM

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Naru giving those encouraging words to Tami.

Yaya somehow being jealous to Tami.

They are going to check out a yosakoi performance next episode. Can't wait for Student Council President to join the club.
Jul 28, 2014 11:54 AM

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Lot of emotions towards the end there. I really liked this episode.
Jul 28, 2014 12:04 PM

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Tami being a Fathercon was unexpected XD

Tami's ballet was pretty and she's so cute :3

+1 to Hana's harem XDXD She just knows how to push the right buttons on these girls XD Well tbh I don't know if this is Hana's Harem or Naru's XD Both girls are loved by all the others :P
Jul 28, 2014 12:07 PM

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Having someone look up to you can be a burden, but it can also be the source of motivation to do better. It was great to see, in just one episode, that Tami matures from being daddy's little princess to being an independent girl.

Although this show is full of the typical -deres, I think it's a cute and simple anime that's nice to watch once in awhile.
Jul 28, 2014 12:11 PM

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I'm glad that Machi had some likable moments, in the previous episode she really set off the NO FUN IS ALLOWED bitch stereotype, hopefully she'll mellow out enough to be tolerable.

Also, I can't call this show subtext anymore, the yuri is too strong. 4/5.
Jul 28, 2014 12:18 PM

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This show got surprisingly emotional which I didn't expect from this type of genre
because I rarely see it. This may be one of the better type of shows depending on where it goes.
Jul 28, 2014 12:23 PM

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that was a really cute ep

hope we see the whole group together soon
Jul 28, 2014 12:25 PM

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We got an episode dedicated to Tami. This was a really good episode, didn't expect the feels at all.
I'm so looking forward to seeing all the girls dance yosakoi.
Jul 28, 2014 12:30 PM

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So Tami-oneechan was more worried about her father then she was about other things.
And she had a feeling she didn't like and needed to make up her mind, judging from this ending she will probably join the club next week.
But wether her father will except it is a different matter.
Jul 28, 2014 12:36 PM

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Cratex said:

At the white thing with red ribbons, she said.

As for the episode, lot's of father complex.
Jul 28, 2014 12:38 PM

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Teared up, the perfect princess is just a mask for someone else's pride, not personal happiness.
Heartwarming and cute, Naru being very supportive, Hana being inspiring and Tami finally surfacing from the river she fell in.

5/5 Hits home, self-esteem issues tend to do that.
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Jul 28, 2014 1:07 PM

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Best ep so far,
My mind was blown when Tami put her leg over her head,
And when naru fell and curled up into a ball was slightly funny.

It's getting better, still hoping the dance is gonna be amazeballz so I don't get very disappointed and end up giving this show a very low rating.
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Jul 28, 2014 1:10 PM

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Tami's ballet was great.

Too bad that she denied the offer of joining the club.
Jul 28, 2014 1:32 PM
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Great character developement in this episode.

The club is nearly assembled, they just need one more member and an advisor.

You can see how much Naru's changed.

It was great that she removed the shackles that were around Tami. Just in time too.

Glad that Tami stood up to her father.
Jul 28, 2014 1:59 PM

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This is a surprisingly good show. Relatable too. Self-esteem issues. Acceptance from your parents. All in all, decent character development, and I honestly didn't expect that going into this show. I thought it was going to be nothing but fluff. Glad I was wrong.

Also, yuri. Gotta mention the yuri.
Jul 28, 2014 2:04 PM

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Great feels episode. Probably the most intense one so far and it really built the girls character a little further than the generic moeblobs they appeared to be originally. This is one of my sleeper hits of the season after this episode. Can't wait for more.
Jul 28, 2014 2:17 PM
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A bit more of a serious episode compared to the previous ones... and it was really good.

The development of Tami's character, and her internal struggles were portrayed really nicely. It's probably rather frightening when u realise that not everythig u want to do is necessarily what the ones u care for most really want.

I know that president was a b!tch last week, but she does seem like a good friend to Tami. I'm wondering how the ever so awesome Hana will get that President to join. That'd be fun to watch XD

Just one tiny little thing..., Naru's speech was a little cheezy at the end, haha.

Anyways, this show is shapin up to be one of the best this season. The pace is a little slow, but the show's doing a great job fleshin ot all their characters. I'mettig impatient for when the Yosakoi dances come in tho xp
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Jul 28, 2014 2:28 PM

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That ending scene was really nice. Tami's going to start doing what she enjoys instead of just trying to impress her father. Naru is a great friend.
Jul 28, 2014 3:10 PM

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Tami has a rather typical back story for that kind of character, but that doesn't mean I didn't love the episode. They expressed it in a way that was entertaining, and still managed to pull on the heartstrings despite the trope being as old as dirt.

I'm still loving this show. I hope we do get to see some awesome dancing by the end, but as of now, I like the way it is so far!
Jul 28, 2014 4:12 PM

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Hana's bluntness comes through again. Naru badly wants Tami to dance with them, but she lacks the confidence to ask directly. It looks like Tami will be part of the club next week, since her final request to speak to her father implies that she has reconsidered Hana's tactless, sharp-toothed, begging. It does make Hana a rather cool charater; she serves as a catalyst allowing the Naru, Tami, Yaya, and (later) the prez , to do what they otherwise would not do on their own.
Jul 28, 2014 4:15 PM

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1. Unlike tami, it's good thing to not have a lot on ur plate. freedom is gud

2. Got a bit too dramatic near the end but still love the overall tone of the series

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Jul 28, 2014 4:25 PM

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Tami-oneechan is so beautiful~
Jul 28, 2014 5:13 PM

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It gets so cheesy sometimes that I literally feel embarrassed just watching stuff happen... I can put up with that for this anime though. :P
Jul 28, 2014 6:21 PM

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So the first thing Naru sees during Tami's ballet demo is her underwear? You go girl!
And that Hana's invitation feels like confession of love. Which is a good thing.
Jul 28, 2014 6:41 PM

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despite Tami being the usual Oujo-sama archetype i still like the way this series handles it's character development and even with it's chessy moments it was still well done.

also i can't get Kyouko Toshinou out of my head everytime she talks lol.

do find it funny Hana is building her yuri harem wonder what the kind of nightmare i'd be trying to get machi to join
Jul 28, 2014 7:35 PM

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If you're not a Tami fan after this episode, I dunno what to say to you.

This was a very enjoyable episode. Tami was just so damn #killerkawaii
Jul 28, 2014 7:35 PM

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I really enjoyed this episode.
It really came out of no where on how good it was since I didn't really like the show that much.
Tami is definitely best girl in this series along with Hana.
Jul 28, 2014 8:41 PM

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Dang btw, I never realized till now, the rooftop marks the first time where all five of them were together
Jul 28, 2014 9:23 PM
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Please do not post very short replies/reactions. Be more descriptive about what you did or did not like.

This was a cute episode with a character that I find is very easy to relate too... especially if you have very strict parents yourself.

I felt that the soundtrack played during the part where Naru walked Tami home was a bit... off? I think the lack of background music made that stand out a lot more and made it seem like an event was going to happen (I was expecting them to walk past Hana practicing or something).

So who will be the fourth? Yaya or Machi?
Money is on Machi.
Jul 28, 2014 9:34 PM

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Dat character development. I'm enjoying this show quite a bit but I'm hoping they manage to recruit the members sooner.

Lol'd at Naru peeking at Tami's panties.
Jul 28, 2014 9:39 PM

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If Naru was a guy, the bridge scene would have been a confession :D

Hana's impressed with Tami's form. On the other hand, Naru was busy looking at Tami's underwear XD!

I'm really impressed with Naru's growth. She was so shy and a bit useless in the first episode but now she's willing to be someone's pillar of support. She still faceplants like a pro though and she's added the fetal position to her repertoire lmao.
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Jul 28, 2014 9:47 PM

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Dammit! I want to see Tami's "White lace with ribbons" thing so bad.

On the other hand, Tami's development here pull some strings to me, "like finding your happiness", Not giving up on your goals, and "having someone who accepts your choices, who'll smile and cry along with you is a wonderful thing". It really struck me hard
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Jul 28, 2014 11:31 PM

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My top highlights that I really enjoyed this episode:

1) Jealous Yaya
2) Naru being Naru <3
3) Tami's conflict and her heart-to-heart with Naru! It was surprisingly very touching even though this scenario isn't unfamiliar in most animes.

Go Prince Naru!
Jul 28, 2014 11:48 PM

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new drinking game, everytime Hana says yosakoi = take one shot
Jul 29, 2014 12:13 AM

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This what i thinking after watch episode 4 >>
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Jul 29, 2014 12:29 AM

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lucidbrandon said:
new drinking game, everytime Hana says yosakoi = take one shot

nah, take one shot when some one blushes
Jul 29, 2014 1:38 AM

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I want to see the dancing...
Jul 29, 2014 5:23 AM

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The yuri vibes are strong this episode. Surprisingly good episode, good development but I still can't get used to these eyes..

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Jul 29, 2014 7:21 AM

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Tami will join the club eventually. I hope so. She can be a good asset to them. It was good that Naru gave her some confidence.
Still pretty cute practicing yosakoi. Naru's improving greatly with little flaws.
Jul 29, 2014 7:24 AM

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Tami and Machi will join
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Jul 29, 2014 9:20 AM

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Loving the friendships in this episode, and in the series as a whole.

some day I'll watch an episode of this series when it comes out
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Jul 29, 2014 11:24 AM

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Cliche ojou-sama character and cheesy drama but this shows that when typical things are executed the right way, everything became smooth and not at all cringe-inducing.

I love how the girls aren't just your typical moe girls who usually have very little to no depth to their character. They really went all the way to build each character and it justifies the slow pace. I'm excited to see what's in store for Yaya and the student council president, who doesn't seem bitchy at all in this episode.
Jul 29, 2014 11:34 AM

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Best episode so far. I want to see more dancing.
Jul 29, 2014 1:15 PM

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Loving Tami, definitely among my favs <3 Love how she pops out of nowhere. Fatheron haha, that's what I thought as well.

Loved seeing Naru working so hard.

"White lace with ribbons. " xD

Those turns were beautiful.

And see? Machi isn't bad, very likable and relatable. People love making a fuss when nothing has even begun.

That was deep there. I love how everyone is so relatable in this show. Man, I loved Naru there, proud of her!

That transition scene was perfect.

Absolutely lovable episode. Loved that preview.
Jul 29, 2014 3:45 PM

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for fuck sake
what is the drama all about? it is just a school club, it is just dancing, it is just her father, and it is just her friend
not saying that the good theme isn't there, but they are all drama queens. pls stick with the comedy
this is getting worse, every episode
Jul 29, 2014 5:28 PM

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I just can't get use to the voices, to high pitch and squeeky... Good topic for the episode though.
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