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Sep 23, 2014 12:48 AM

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Pretty chilled episode, I think it was a nice way to end the season :)
The dinner scene was really sweet, it's nice to see Kou opening up a bit.
Murao is so cute, kinda sly of Tanaka-sensei to provoke Kominato like that :|
And I reeeeally liked how they showed Kou and Futaba sneaking glances at each other just like they did in middle school *.*
That Touma scene ♡ They've pretty much thrown it out there that he's not some random side character that got fondled by Futaba in the library :| Couldn't get over the thought of him sounding like a pervy mangaka, but his voice actually suits him.
All in all, a decent adaptation. The pacing was a bit slow, but it didn't bother me :) Really happy that they followed the manga faithfully and didn't go for some random anime original ending where Kou and Futaba magically just end up together. Leaves hope for a second season where stuff will actually start getting interesting :)

Gonna be lonely on Monday nights :( Second season whennn? :D
 
Sep 23, 2014 12:53 AM

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It's over! Nooo! Hope this gets a second season. There's still no conclusion for the romance in this series! Then again, I was planning to read the manga... xD
 
Sep 23, 2014 1:11 AM

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Touma's appearance was very short lived. I was hoping there would be enough time to add him in more scenes.. Guess I was wrong.

If there's a second season, dayuuum, there would be hell of a lot of drama!!!

This anime was a good refresher. I've been reading the manga, but I've forgotten some parts/scenes. This really refreshed my memory of the earlier part of the manga.
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Sep 23, 2014 1:14 AM

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Satisfying ending for a imho satisfying show.

8/10
 
Sep 23, 2014 1:39 AM

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8/10

Not too bad of an ending considering the manga is still on going. Futaba finally cracking a bit of Kou's hard shell. The family dinner was a very sweet moment and probably the best scene of the episode. Just overall, great character development for Kou.

Made it look some what conclusive with that narrative at the end so I'm doubting it will ever get a season 2 but I would welcome one. Liked it much better than Kimi ni Todoke.. Not too shabby of a shoujo.
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Sep 23, 2014 2:51 AM

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Well since they started opening a couple of other plot developments with the challenge over Murao and the other love triangle obviously opening, as well as the brief appearance of a couple of other relatively important characters, I think they set it up well for a second season. This show had some absolutely wonderful moments, but I felt this episode was a little bit of an anti-climax after last week. I'm looking forward to another season sometime soon.
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Sep 23, 2014 3:00 AM

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Mladen said:

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


Duh, for sure. Kou might be the worst shoujo male lead I encountered. He even beats Yamato "I'll-have-sex-with-you-out-of-pity" and Haru "I-should-be-in-hospital-but-somehow-I'm-heroine's-love-interest". I know that there are gazillion high school romances that feature The Perfect Guy or The Perfect Guy With Terrible Personality, but seriously dear mangakas, this is not the originality you are looking for.
Futaba was passable in my opinion. Number of her good traits evened out the bad ones.

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


Heavens know that I felt more "kyaaa" in that one minute with Murao, Tanaka and Kominato than I did during all those 12 episodes...

4/10 from me. Show about nothing, leads that didn't go anywhere but took precious time from more worthy characters, Kou was annoying, mediocre (sometimes outright QUALITY) graphics. Opening and the insert song were nice. Murao should be the main character.
 
Sep 23, 2014 3:07 AM

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I really wonder they plan to make second season?
There is no good part in manga where they could finish second season,
just like in first part, where chapter 14 was really good moment to finish series.

Now people are unhappy with ending, so what they will tell if anime will end up on cliffhanger?
 
Sep 23, 2014 3:32 AM

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It was perfect! 10/10.
I really hope that there will be season 2...
I can't wait to see the Live Action movie tho!
 
Sep 23, 2014 3:59 AM

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

If you prefer anime about romance between student and teacher,
then why you don't watch series with such couple as MC?

I don't really understand what some people expected?
From the start is easy to see that MC are Futaba and Kou,
and Yuuri, Shuuko, Aya and Youichi are just supporting characters.

Shuuko is barely seen on series promo picture... -.-
Youichi isn't even showed...
So even without reading story plot you know what you can expected.
So I don't get it.

Really, I don't know some people are stupid or something,
because is just like for example they finished watch basketball series and started complain that series would be better if was about volleyball... -.-
 
Sep 23, 2014 5:04 AM

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LittleStar said:
Mladen said:
I'd rather watch whole anime about Murao and Tanaka sensei instead.

If you prefer anime about romance between student and teacher,
then why you don't watch series with such couple as MC?

I don't really understand what some people expected?
From the start is easy to see that MC are Futaba and Kou,
and Yuuri, Shuuko, Aya and Youichi are just supporting characters.
Calm down bro,i also agreed with that
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I'd rather watch whole anime about Murao and Tanaka sensei instead.
but it doesnt mean i didnt like the anime itself.And ofc everyone here kept watching knowing Kou and Futaba are the main characters
 
Sep 23, 2014 5:06 AM

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Kou must have forgiven his brother and his father. Their dinner was quite touching. Futaba and the others helping Kou in his studies. He performed quite well. Kou and Futaba's relationship has progressed if I do say so myself. The ending looked like something new was starting. Very good start with a very good finish. 8/10 Season two is highly required.
 
Sep 23, 2014 5:22 AM

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A really nice light-hearted romance shoujo. 7/10
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Sep 23, 2014 7:00 AM

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Loved how this show and the characters developed over it, im sensing vibes for a second season down the track. 9/10
 
Sep 23, 2014 7:13 AM

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Personally I would honestly pass on the second season,if there's gonna be one, if it means that its going to be similar to Kimi Ni Todoke S2 where all of a sudden they introduce a "third wheel " love interest character to get in between the 2 main characters ,that wastes a lot of screen time and completely derails the story and progress made up to that point.

And by what I heard from people reading the manga,that's exactly what happens....
 
Sep 23, 2014 7:14 AM

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The ending was a little disappointing, though i enjoyed watching this series every week; even though its the same as every other high school romance 7/10
 
Sep 23, 2014 7:30 AM

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really enjoyed this series B|
 
Sep 23, 2014 7:51 AM

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I don't wanna read the manga! I wish for the second season :D

This show was the best i watched this season for sure. i'll miss it a lot, the OP and ED too!
What i got from this show is that (good) things can happen to those who try to change. And you try your best for those you care about. To have courage is to live.

I love the main couple :D
8/10 for me.
 
Sep 23, 2014 11:37 AM

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I really wonder they plan to make second season?
There is no good part in manga where they could finish second season,
just like in first part, where chapter 14 was really good moment to finish series.

Now people are unhappy with ending, so what they will tell if anime will end up on cliffhanger?


That is a really good point. If it comes to a second season before any good endings in the manga, I'm thinking they will do an anime original ending. But yes, I'm agreeing with how you're thinking. It's good as it is now. Everyone might just have to read the manga, right?

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Sep 23, 2014 1:15 PM

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AHHHHHHH I need Season 2 T___T
 
Sep 23, 2014 1:33 PM

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Just got home from work and watched it. I wanted more from a final episode, but I can let it slide if we do get a season 2. I love that Kou's father was introduced.
 
Sep 23, 2014 2:17 PM

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It was a good show, really liked Kou and Futaba plus the music in this show was fantastic. 8/10
 
Sep 23, 2014 2:23 PM

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I don't really understand what some people expected?


We expected more interesting leads. Murao was interesting. Kominato was interesting. Heck, Yuuri was interesting. But alas, the creators didn't think so, so we got 12 episodes circling around two characters that didn't really knew what they want (this one is subjective, I see that a lot of people liked it, good for them). Seriously, Murao's sub-plot was probably the only thing that kept me kinda interested in what was happening on the screen.
And before you go again with that promo-art argument - shoujo anime tend to give short sub-plots to supporting cast. You know, to spice up things? To not tire the audience with the same old stuff? So we naturally rooted for Murao and/or Kominato and/or sensei. Too bad it didn't happen.
 
Sep 23, 2014 2:23 PM

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I have been healed.

This show is tied for my favorite of this season with Free. Loved it from the beginning. The move and character change that followed with it made Kou a much more enjoyable protagonist. He's not like the other beta MCs we're used to seeing. He does what he wants and isn't a pushover while still being caring. The romance also developed well; it's easy to see why Futaba likes Kou. Their scenes were really sweet and heartwarming. The love triangle drama was expected considering the type of show but I'm glad they focused on the two main characters. The OST is absolutely wonderful and I can't wait till it comes out. I decided I would pick up the manga early on while watching but was waiting until the TV series ended to start. Now that it's over, on to the manga!

Shows like this are what keep me watching anime.
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Sep 23, 2014 2:40 PM

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It was nice but sometimes the animation was sorta off. There's probably gonna be a second season because Futaba still hasn't apologized to Touma and some other stuff needs to happen vefore I can consider myself satisfied.

7.6/10
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Sep 23, 2014 4:41 PM

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It ended how i'd think an adaptation of a still ongoing shoujo manga would end.
That stomach rumble ruining the drawn on almost love confession was annoyingly cliche.
7.5/10
 
Sep 23, 2014 4:46 PM

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Aw, I like the way they handled the ending. It turned out better than what I was expecting after seeing the story content they covered in episode 11. I was pretty much expecting no real romantic conclusion, so I was mostly just hoping for them to leave off with the friendship theme (which they did), but the way they executed the ending by re-emphasizing all the change and growth that Futaba has gone through in the past 12 episodes really did the trick for me. The ending was open-ended, but it was still executed with a sense of completeness, since they brought it around full circle back to Futaba's growth as a person and the development of her friendships.

I was surprised at some of the things that they showed from chapter 14 (since I was expected them to cut a lot of it). There have just been way too many things that were set up in the last two episodes (rather subtly, though they might just be more apparent to manga readers like me who know what happens later)... it almost gives me the feeling that there will be a season 2 based on what they've showed. But I'm not going to get my hopes up.

Anyways, overall, this was quite possibly my favorite anime adaptation of a shoujo manga I've seen to date. I generally find shoujo manga adaptations disappointing, but I was really happy with how AHR turned out. I'm still debating between a 7 or an 8 for this series, but it's definitely at least a strong 7 for me.
 
Sep 23, 2014 4:57 PM

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It was great to see Kou finally talk things out with his bro and dad.

8/10.
 
Sep 23, 2014 5:55 PM
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Mixed feeling about this show... the music is good and creates atmosphere, but more often than not character interaction between two mains become corny and extremely cliche. I feel ready to gag at certain scenes that was too fluff and 'sweet' such as the crying scene when all three Tanakas eat dinner - their parents divorced right? so where's all this crying and welcome back stuff coming from, divorced couples and children suffer much colder silences from their parents than this. Also the two main leads need to stop staring at each other so much and giving the 'cloth should be coming off any moment' signal. There's a limit to how 'fluff' shoujo can be before it becomes gross x_x This show can't seem to find a correct balance for how 16 year olds should act (I was 16 once and NO ONE 16 acts like they do in this anime). Overall my impression is a 7-8 of this anime, slow pacing and lack of action and corny moments between main leads.
 
Sep 23, 2014 6:46 PM

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The feels to this anime!! I love it so much. I am giving it a 10/10 but at the same time it would be a 9/10 due to how they end it.

I found so many funny parts and just watching the last episode of this anime, it makes me feel like I have no clue what I am going to do now. This anime has amaze me in so many ways and they should continue this anime with a 2nd season. I mean come on, it's obvious that another season should be involve, plus everyone would want to know who this Touma guy is.

My favorite part was the lovely Koutaba moments. That Koutaba moment in the beginning it made me spazz so much that I been having them mixed feelings again. :3 Too bad this anime has already ended yesterday. This is one of my favorite summer anime that I have watched.
 
Sep 23, 2014 7:33 PM

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I love it a lot, and I'm not sad because It will probably get a second season xD
This anime shows how the first part of the manga is good, and how much I miss it -_-
I would like to see more interactions with the secondary characters. even in the manga they don't have much attention
8/10
 
Sep 23, 2014 8:19 PM

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As cute as the scene at the riverbank was, my favorite had to be when Kou sat down for dinner. It only just introduced his father but I could feel the weight behind this moment of bonding as Kou was attempting to open that door to his family again.

Overall this turned out to be a splendid shoujo series. I love the fluffy and sugary sensation that comes with shows like this and Kimi ni Todoke. I wasn't expecting the romance to take shape before the end but the near confession being interrupted again just made me shout "What are you doing futaba's stomach! Not now! Not right now!" But I think rather than making the couple official, I care more about the growth between them which was tremendously satisfying on its own. My only gripe is that I wanted to see more Murao and what's going on with Kominato's interest in her.

I also enjoyed how, for the most part, this managed to exercise the standard shoujo cliches in an original and creative way. My favorite one had to be when Kou improvised on futaba's "happy memories" in front of the class.

Love the ost as well. I happily welcome more and hope this does well enough for it. 8.5/10
 
Sep 23, 2014 9:29 PM

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It was a peaceful ending, so all the loose ends need to just be left open because a second season is not going to be enjoyable! 7/10!
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Sep 23, 2014 9:33 PM

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Great place to end this show.
There is hope for a second season the way they played with Touma... but like I said before, they'd have to cut a load of stuff to make it work.

This was the best place for the mange, imho, before everything went to hell.
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Sep 23, 2014 9:50 PM

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I tell you what, if they do make a second season, there are going to be a lot of angry people on here (coming from someone who has read the manga).

Personally speaking though, I think the manga/a second season takes a turn for the better as it explores complicated relationships that become even more complicated.

I truly hope we get a second season because I think the story and characters become much stronger in the later parts of the manga/now in the manga.
 
Sep 23, 2014 11:31 PM

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I don't expect instant gratification, but the confession has been dragged on for too long. I don't even care if there's a second season.
 
Sep 23, 2014 11:36 PM
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The last 2 episodes were the best of the series. I didn't really feel strongly about this show, but that changed by how well they executed episode 11 and 12, and the character development within. Solid show but not a must watch, 7/10. Certainly will be watching a second season if there is one, though. Glad I stuck with this.
 
Sep 24, 2014 1:01 AM

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Seem like a bit of a tease when Futaba made that subtle interaction with Touma(?)

Second season or not, I'm happy with how they closed this wonderful series

 
Sep 24, 2014 1:04 AM

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Great series, was enjoyable for start to finish.
 
Sep 24, 2014 4:51 AM
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Yeah the ending was very beautiful. Actually the whole series was amazing for me but I feel like they need a second season. The way they introduced Kikuchi asks for it in my opinion.
 
Sep 24, 2014 6:01 AM

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Nice series :3 But I was expecting a little more from the last episode..

Overall, I liked it. The characters were great. The story wasn't something special but it doesn't matter. I won't mind a 2nd season.
 
Sep 24, 2014 9:30 AM
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I was so happy the manga was made into an anime and it turned out nicely.
The only downfall for me was the flashbacks, but they were necessary for viewers who haven't read the manga so I can't really complain because it was all animated well.
I will be expecting a 2nd season. If they leave everything hanging just like that, omg I will not accept it like there hasn't even been a proper confession yet!!!
 
Sep 24, 2014 11:22 AM

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Dat embrace doe :3

Futaba's wish of seeing Kou's face right after he cried has been fulfilled XD.

Well that sure was bad timing from Futaba's stomach lol.

Ah, so that's how Kou's father looks like eh.

Dem feelings at the table doe T.T

It was nice seeing Kou embarrassed and finally motivated to pick up studying seriously once again.

Dat moment when you outscore the people that taught you XD.

That guy thought that Futaba was a perverted girl lol.

The capture of Kou the escapee was successful!

Ohooo, Kominato vs Tanaka-sensei!

NOW GIMME MY 2ND SEASON ALREADY!
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Sep 24, 2014 11:47 AM

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I fell in love with this anime, and I am in need of a second season for sure!!!
I like it how Kou was able to express himself and how cute he and Futaba are! It was nice to see Touma again!
And I feel that might have a chance for Murao! :D
While I wait I will read the manga *__* 9/10
 
Sep 24, 2014 12:53 PM

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8/10 for me was hoping on a better ending maybe only thing I disliked was the fact she finally got a friend and they fall in love for same guy.
great show anyhow hope there will be a 2nd season ^^
 
Sep 24, 2014 2:33 PM

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Quite enjoyed it overall, didn't watch much shoujo yet, so I'm not annoyed by clichés of that genre (yet).

But in my opinion it's not finished at all, there must be a second season!
 
Sep 24, 2014 2:49 PM

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If there is no season 2, then there is no excuse for not actually having them get together at the end here.
 
Sep 24, 2014 5:02 PM

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This was a good episode. A nice touch and a nice ending for the transition to a season 2. Hopefully there'll be a season 2 to continue the romance. They didn't actually end up with one another but i'm pretty sure they will eventually. I think this anime appeals mostly to girls but as a guy watching it was decent but at times i felt kind of bad~ Overall I'll probably rate this episode a 8/10.
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Sep 24, 2014 5:05 PM

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Not a bad ending but leaving much to be desired (pretty much for a season 2). The character relationship in the end was fine, dang Tanaka-Sensei being sentimental, it made the whole thing quite emotional, I did lol as his trolling in the end though.

Gonna miss this, it takes a different approach from other shojou's so imma give them that.
 
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It didn't really feel like an ending, but I still enjoyed the show.

9/10 overall.
 
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