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3 out of 5: It was OK
 
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2 out of 5: Disliked it
 
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Sep 22, 2014 8:24 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Oh this show sure loves that theme song.

Anyways, it was an alright finale. There's a bit of reflection of Kou's past again from his point of view. Well after that, they're back at school again. Welp, they showed Toma's prescence again this episode. That's too bad they can't flesh out his character at this point. I'm also a bit disappointed that Shuko's character wasn't too focused on although it was pretty much given that since it's a 1 cour show.

Hmm, I think I'll rate the show 8/10 for now. Oh nice, they did manage to get another scene of Shuko in this episode.
 
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Sep 22, 2014 8:29 AM

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Cannot believe I missed first 10 mins. of it...

He starts to show his change in front of her. lol @ the hunger breaking the mood of her wanting to confess. He tries to communicate with his family by at least eat dinner with them. He is also considering getting family name back soon.

Both of them are awkward. They can feel that he's trying to be back on track. Top 15? Wow. lol @ that guy from the library.

The girls telling each other that they are serious about attacking.
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Sep 22, 2014 8:37 AM

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Pretty satisfying ending. I could tell there were some scenes hinting a possible second season.

It was a nice closure to an over all good anime, personally not the best but definitely a decent shoujo i've seen in a while. I would have liked it if they focused more on other characters like Shuko but I guess it's a matter of pacing with the manga.
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Sep 22, 2014 9:19 AM

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That second hug just to wipe the tears... ;(
I love that scene!

That scene with Kou and Futaba on starry sky! *.*
I must have it in HQ as my new PC wallpaper!

Kou in hoodie *.*
I want it!
I want Kou's hoodie *.*

Youichi's crying was so cute!

That blushing Kou in school was so cute!
In manga this was much cute!
But still love it!

I knew it!
They will end up on chapter 14 xD
This is good moment to end anime series :)

I really like these new scene when Kou and Futaba look on each other,
then look away to let look again *.*
Just like in middle school! *.*
Some things don't change :)

Aww... this anime reminded me how much I love that first past of AHR
and how much I miss these old moments... ;(
 
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Sep 22, 2014 10:44 AM

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Finally, its over!!!!! No more Shoujo/Josei junk!!!!

The first 2 episodes were about how they acted one way, but how they were different from how they acted. Then after that, it was just a generic shoujo packed with cliche moments and uninteresting characters.

The opening was amazing.

2/10
 
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Sep 22, 2014 11:57 AM

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second season soon yes please thank you

10/10 from me. The whole water-colour affect was wonderful and the story followed the manga nicely. I loved it.
 
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Sep 22, 2014 12:10 PM

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Really enjoyed this series a lot. 9/10
 
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Sep 22, 2014 12:14 PM
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Loved it 10/10 XD
 
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Sep 22, 2014 12:17 PM

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Would give it 7/10 if it actually went anywhere, but as it stands, 6/10 from me.

Kou and Futaba are the least likeable of the group. And romance didn't progress at all from the start.
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:20 PM

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Guess there's no confession or anything like that in this episode. Lol that guy from the library thinking that Futaba's a perv. Hopefully there will be another season of this.
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:21 PM

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Okay this finale was just look like a start of a new chapter of their lives. And we didn't even got to the point that Kou or Futaba confess. But we all know all along what Futaba feels. Anyway I'm satisfied with this ending so I'll give it 8 score. And if this got an OVA (High probability) or Second Season (In a few years) I'll watch it too. Maybe I should also catch up the manga?
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Sep 22, 2014 12:24 PM

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Kou not letting Futaba go just yet!
Kou really liking the expression Futaba had when she was running at him ^^
Close to a confession, but instincts came first!

As they go home thinking about each other!
Quite the emotional scene at the dinner table! Quite happy that things are going pretty well at Kou's home.

Kou and Futaba being a bit awkward from being self-conscious now ^^
How they both looked at each other at the same time.
Kou playing with his hair then falling down to his bag!!!
Kou now always with them and doing well in class. The Touma person... a potential love rival!?! They won't show him again without a reason.


What Tanaka-sensei said Kominato!!!
What a wonderful ED T.T Liked how the title was explained ^^
A really enjoyable series, easily 9/10 for me! Really should start the manga at the next time I have time!
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:24 PM

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6/10, damn the pacing was slow. I was actually bored throughout the show even though I like the manga.
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:24 PM

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Kou and Futaba ~
Kou, Tanaka-sensei, and their dad getting along.
Tanaka-sensei crying at the dinner table ~
Kou doing better with exams than his teachers, haha.
Another small appearance of Touma.
Shuuko and Tanaka-sensei ~
Kominato getting annoyed, haha.

Well, while their summer break begins, this season ends.

This was a really amazing and enjoyable series.
Hoping for a season 2! ...after those little hints of a couple characters.

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Sep 22, 2014 12:25 PM

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Someone already gave me spoilers so i wasnt expecting a conclusion for romance part but the finale was good.Seems like Tanaka sensei will make a move and Kou/Futaba accepted their feelings...

That theme song already became one of my favorites.OP and ED's were also really good.

Anyway i am not in mood to read shoujo manga,until i change my mind or a second season comes out goodbye Ao Haru Ride...

7/10 gg
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Sep 22, 2014 12:27 PM

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Kou is not letting Futaba go because he did not want her to see that he is crying.

Kou, Tanaka-sensei and their dad is getting along.
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:28 PM

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These 12 episodes reminded me of how much better I thought Ao Haru Ride was, before
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:35 PM

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This anime was really really cute, too bad it's only a 1-cour anime :C I'll be waiting for another season! 8/10.
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:39 PM
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About the same as the manga 5/10.

 
Sep 22, 2014 12:41 PM

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Madara31 said:
These 12 episodes reminded me of how much better I thought Ao Haru Ride was, before


Oh god,I feel great that they didn't get much attention in the anime


Holy shit though,that open ending kinda ruined it for me(even though I was expecting it). I honestly thought it would focus more on Kou and Futaba's relationship,romance and shoujo shit stuff,rather than friendship and Kou's family issues. Well,I'm not disappointed,but it could've been better. I'd have prefered an original ending.
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:44 PM

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That's it?
While it's nice that they have resolved Kou's family problem, I had hoped the adaptation will reach further into the manga and give the romance a proper conclusion as well, before the whole story and the relationships go to sh*t.

Girly Tanaka-sensei's crying was a bit too much to bear X_X

Nontheless, it's definitely one of the better shoujo-manga adaptations from the recent years, and it's great the studio stayed so faithful to the source material.
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:44 PM
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omg more kikuchi moments!hopefully theres gonna be a second season! XD
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:48 PM

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Average except for Kou's family issues which are issues that are easy to relate to for some people.
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Really cute last ep :3

Kou refusing to let go of the hug was cute

Worst cockblock ever <_< Why u rumble stupid stomach and after all that tension build up >.<!

Totally loved the scene when Futaba and Kou were staring at the stars <3

The happy Tanaka family dinner time was so sweat :3 Happy for Tanaka-sensei ^^

Kou's blushing flustered face when he saw Futaba the nxt day was really nice to see hehe.

Dat challenge with how Tanaka-sensei said "If it ends in a few that makes her happy, that's fine with u?" OWNED!! XD

8.5/10 :3 So it goes downhill from here with Touma and the other girl? I'll just be satisfied with this as an ending ^^
 
Sep 22, 2014 12:51 PM

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9/10 from me , enjoyed this series but this wasnt really the best ending
 
Sep 22, 2014 1:08 PM

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8/10, they just adapted a few chapters (15~20) from the manga so most of the interesting story is out of the show (Kikuchi).
In my opinion the ending is just like another episode but they added a few memories at the end to close it.
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Sep 22, 2014 1:08 PM

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I think this show lacked focus. It started off in a way that got me excited but didn't build on that momentum.

I'm a big romance fan so I look for a few things to make a show like this good. A likeable hero/heroine, a moving story or one that makes you care about what will happen next, and (depending on the archetype) a good supporting cast/events.

Without getting long winded in a comment. There were character problems, event problems, and drama problems. I wanted to like this show and the continued story from where this episode leaves us might be really good. But, the story of how we got this point was not impressive and I don't even mind rehashed cliches/stories/ideas. However, good animation and good music.

6/10. It missed the mark. I would hope the manga is better.
 
Sep 22, 2014 1:12 PM

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alright. had its moments. overall felt pretty meh but 7/10. decent.
 
Sep 22, 2014 1:14 PM

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Pretty enjoyable show, but I'm a bit disappointed that the end episode took more of a friendship route than romance. While I'm sure love will blossom between Kou and Futaba eventually I'd prefer to see the results of it in the finale.
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Sep 22, 2014 1:16 PM

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that ending tho :(
8/10 and it reminds me of when AHR was really enjoyable tbh
 
Sep 22, 2014 1:16 PM

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It was generic but fairly well done and I enjoyed it. Also I love that insert song by Chelsy.

7/10
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Sep 22, 2014 1:21 PM

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I didn't get to comment here due to circumstances last week but that feels train was too much for me

This was a great follow up to that and everything was executed really well

Other than that the part when shots were fired at Tanaka sensei made a laugh so hard

Anyway this series was nothing but amazing and the characters were all great...THIS is how you write a romance anime

9/10

I am so gonna read the manga tomorrow along with Hunter x Hunter ^^

P.S That orange hair guy better not get in the way of my OTP -_- And I'm kinda bummed out over the fact that we didn't get a kiss or anything but oh well
 
Sep 22, 2014 1:22 PM

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Love it! All the way. It seems like there's gonna be season 2? Omg , yes please.

10/10 :3
 
Sep 22, 2014 1:24 PM
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The last episode gave me some warm and fuzzy feelings, seeing all of them walking together after school and getting along so well. Four of them have come a long way since the beginning. Kou finally letting himself have fun and moving forward little by little from his mother's death, Futaba learning to make real friends, Shuuko and Yuuri also finally belonging somewhere as well. But yeah, I have to agree that the first part of the manga was the more or less generic part of it, and that's where the anime stopped. Although if there were ever to be a second season, I can see people getting annoyed and frustrated :P Still good overall because I love Kou so much and they made the anime have that slow, relaxing, and slice of life feel which I enjoy a lot.
 
Sep 22, 2014 1:26 PM

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Futaba pervert! That was hilarious.
Anyways, good episode, Kou finally changing and opening to his friends.
A good ending.
 
Sep 22, 2014 1:26 PM

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I liked this one. I really liked it. :)
I could've do without Futaba's orange hair friend almost causing a triangle though. Just being Yoshioka's friend would've sufficed.

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Sep 22, 2014 1:29 PM

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I don't usually like shoujo, but this one was good. It needs a second season though, it felt like a prologue for me.
7/10
 
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Finally, its over!!!!! No more Shoujo/Josei junk!!!!

The first 2 episodes were about how they acted one way, but how they were different from how they acted. Then after that, it was just a generic shoujo packed with cliche moments and uninteresting characters.

The opening was amazing.

2/10

Wait dude, you watched a shoujo... and hated it because it was a shoujo? What were you expecting? ;o

Decent ending, didn't really like Futaba for the majority of the series, so it was just only slightly above average for me. The resolution was at least rather pleasant. 6/10.
 
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here comes the teardrops waterfall display >.< gosh how much I cried!
this anime really touched me. Having lost my father I could really relate to Kou's feelings and seeing him able to let them out was very touching!
I am going to miss this anime sooo much, I hope there is a second season...
I just love how kou and futaba are reacting like they did when they liked each other back then! I really do want a second season.. c':
9/10 for me!
 
Sep 22, 2014 1:37 PM

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what's in my mind she will said: "Kou no koto ga suki da, Kou no koto ga suki da, Kou no koto ga suki da"
reality: GROOWWLL

LOL at that scene, really it moves the atmosphere, and surely gotta love someone like that in my life, really could open a door of a cold hearted person.

tanaka-sensei declare war to the blonde? geez gotta read the manga!

and who's touma btw?

anyway, loved this series, one of the best shoujo i've ever watched!!

9/10
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Sep 22, 2014 1:43 PM

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this series would be 100 times better if kou was a girl.

8/10
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this series would be 100 times better if kou was a girl.

8/10


And 1000 times better if he wasn't even in it...

He didn't seem likeable at all to me. Especially considering he was supposed to be male lead. Futaba was lame as well...

I'd rather watch whole anime about Murao and Tanaka sensei instead.
 
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Vexper said:
y123y said:
Finally, its over!!!!! No more Shoujo/Josei junk!!!!

The first 2 episodes were about how they acted one way, but how they were different from how they acted. Then after that, it was just a generic shoujo packed with cliche moments and uninteresting characters.

The opening was amazing.

2/10

Wait dude, you watched a shoujo... and hated it because it was a shoujo? What were you expecting? ;o

Decent ending, didn't really like Futaba for the majority of the series, so it was just only slightly above average for me. The resolution was at least rather pleasant. 6/10.


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UGH....If I didn't read ahead in the manga I would be ripping my hair out in agony over the lack of progress in the "romance" area...because in that regards it was AGONIZING slow.

Part of me hopes there is a second season but part of me doesn't....

Well not the best shoujo I've seen but it was decent.
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Despite the lack of closure in the romance department which is kind of what this anime was all about I still enjoyed it. Probably going to read the manga now seeing as if there's going to be a season 2 it might take a while for it to come. 7/10
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The animation and OST are pretty impressive. 8/10 from me. Time to continue the manga.
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Sep 22, 2014 2:08 PM

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In for season two.

Futaba da bess. I can't wait for the next season, especially to see Touma develop as a character. Dude is fabulous!

Obligatory 7.5/10 score, bro.
 
Sep 22, 2014 2:08 PM

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Nice adaptation. Still so much material left to be adapted.
I'm rooting for the second season so hard !! ^________^
 
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Mladen said:
billybob300c said:
this series would be 100 times better if kou was a girl.

8/10


And 1000 times better if he wasn't even in it...

He didn't seem likeable at all to me. Especially considering he was supposed to be male lead. Futaba was lame as well...

I'd rather watch whole anime about Murao and Tanaka sensei instead.


If they had added more Murao and Kou's brother scenes, this anime would have been wayyyyyyy better. There were only 2 short scenes between them in the anime: the one in this episode when they talked on the stairs and the one at the camp when she grabbed his shirt. Thats it.
 
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Not a bad ending. The family dinner scene was money but everything after was kind of meh (although expected). I loved Tanaka-sensei's trolling though. It was so perfect especially his final comment to Kominato.

This was definitely one of the more enjoyable shows of this season. I'm going to miss hearing that OP every week. I'm definitely down for some Season 2 action. The groundwork has been laid for Touma/crotch-grab guy so lets get it going.
 
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