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Poll: NHK ni Youkoso! Episode 5 Discussion

Sep 20, 2010 2:07 AM

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Best episode so far.

Satou gets some character development, the "conspiracy" comes back into play, we get a deeper look at Satou's past experience with Hitomi, the project is started, and we are treated to a hilarious scene (obviously the dream analysis).

And the best part was how Misaki was so shocked. As if the imagery he gave her could get any other result. xD
Oct 8, 2010 2:13 AM

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CrackityJones said:
It was interesting that he at once revealed his hikikomori self to senpai. Maybe because she's as..uh, troubled as he is? I hope to see more about that relationship.

I wonder if its because he hesitated that she left in that manner. Anyways, this show is like, rated an 11 so far, if that were possible on the ratings = )
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Nov 4, 2010 3:41 AM

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Best episode so far. First half of episode was quite depressing, but the second one was funny again. I am glad he wrote that scenario - I want to see their game so much :)
Nov 28, 2010 2:37 PM
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ChaosLegion said:
Omg it was so funny when Misaki turned all red when she was reading the dream analysis...and their faces when Satou broke the doll...


fixed the img,cuz it's been deleted from tinypic when my account was banned,lol

Jan 28, 2011 12:04 AM

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The music in this show is really good. I'm gonna try and find the soundtrack. Good show thus far :)
Jan 29, 2011 5:07 PM

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2Deeh said:
I can't stand Misaki. She's even worse than she was in the manga.

QFT!!! I don't like her either! I've never read the manga, but I'm definitely not liking what I'm seeing in this anime.
Feb 27, 2011 9:27 PM

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I'm more interested in learning about Satou's past with senpai.
Mar 6, 2011 8:50 PM

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ChaosLegion said:
Omg it was so funny when Misaki turned all red when she was reading the dream analysis...and their faces when Satou broke the doll...

i agree, and my face was actually the same as them when i saw purin like that, lol

though im not a hikimori (yet), i think this anime might be really helpful in aviding that fate.

Mar 30, 2011 3:13 PM

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At least know he knows what as to be done.
Jul 26, 2011 2:13 PM

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I really liked the first part with senpai. I hope we see more of her soon. I like her a lot more than Masaki :3
I was surprised when she was just reading to him with her notebook. Funny stuff with the dream analysis lol (although I'm not sure if I've got it right or not XD). They're continuing with the game, awesome. Lol @ broken figure at the end haha XD
Sep 17, 2011 6:03 AM

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funny episode, the dream analysis was great so was there faces when they broke pururin.
Feb 5, 2012 5:50 PM
The Beginning

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Yamazaki Rage Mode.
Mar 17, 2012 10:09 PM
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That. Was. Beautiful. <3
Mar 24, 2012 9:23 AM

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Psychoanalytic Literary Theory?
Mar 29, 2012 12:33 AM

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That was pretty serious at the start. o-o.

The ending made me cry of laughter.
Modified by zlae, Mar 29, 2012 12:38 AM
Jun 13, 2012 7:27 AM

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i actually 'gasped' when he broke the toy....then laughed at their expressions lol
Jun 26, 2012 11:27 AM

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why is this so adicting?!
Jul 13, 2012 12:43 PM

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Great episode, the story is so cool. The dream analysis was awesome and those faces at the end! Priceless!
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Oct 26, 2012 2:48 AM

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Loving this so far, it suits my taste so perfectly with all it's crazyness and otaku goodness
Nov 12, 2012 8:59 AM

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Great episode, was really funny with the dream analyzing :p and it's good that they'll continue with the ero game! And lol that last scene, he'll be killed for stepping on Pururin-chan :p
Nov 12, 2012 11:12 AM
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Finally this episode is good than the previous eps.
Senpai and Sato is great.
Misakai contract scene is intersting and well done.
Feb 27, 2013 3:58 AM

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Lol i don't know much about freud but i know about that some of his psychology revolves around sex . So i expected a funny scene like that LOOL.
May 1, 2013 10:24 PM

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whoa took a deep breath when i saw what he stepped on

also that dream interpretation was hillarious
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Jun 14, 2013 9:42 AM

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hitomi (senpa).. well in the past she is look like good girl.. but when seeing the scene when that man behind her looking her like that when talking with satou.. hmm I know there is something wrong in here.. :/ especially those drugs.. for what? -_-

btw it is so stupid when satou seeing that toy pants so seriously -_- XD
and that breud scene lol XD I know what he mean XD
Aug 26, 2013 7:59 PM

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That first seminar was interesting, it looks like Misaki doesn't really know what she's doing. It was hilarious when she looked up the meaning of the dream and went completely red.

Those little blue grinch things crack me up every time I see them too.
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Sep 2, 2013 3:43 PM
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About the Freud dream analysis...can someone tell me what the "serpent, sea, apple, sword, handgun" dream is supposed to mean? Google didn't give me any results that satisfactorily explain why Misaki's face went red...
Sep 17, 2013 12:05 PM

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Oh my GUAM, this show is sooo awesome! I am LOVIN' it.
Sep 21, 2013 6:50 PM

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urstinky said:
About the Freud dream analysis...can someone tell me what the "serpent, sea, apple, sword, handgun" dream is supposed to mean? Google didn't give me any results that satisfactorily explain why Misaki's face went red...

The serpent, sword, and gun were all metaphors for a penis. The stabbing part with the sword was the dick going into a vagina. The gun part was the penis having an orgasm.
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Sep 30, 2013 8:08 AM

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I had a feeling this show would hit home with me but it really wasn't until this episode that I felt it. Not gonna blog but there are obviously similarities here as I'm sure there are with a lot of people who watch this. I also thought it was really funny that Misaki is using conventional definitions to for both describing Satou and structuring his "rehabilitation". Satou's senpai re-appearing helps with a lot of the development and I felt it was the most important part.
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Dec 25, 2013 6:19 PM

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So he had a relation with his sempai or was it just a phantasm? As I thought, his sempai is the reason he accepted the contract. And as I thought, Misaki is something like a college student making her thesis or something like this. Her trying to explain her theory to Satou was funny xD

The scene at the end was hilarious!
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Mar 20, 2014 2:38 PM
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That psychoanalysis part was indeed funny but i got disgusted when Sato started sexually harassing Misaki like that to much extent...
Mar 23, 2014 3:06 AM
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lol she had to pick Freud as baseline.....yea I would have done the same thing he did just see how embarrassed I could make her....
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Mar 27, 2014 7:41 AM

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Wow, really interesting character this Hitomi Kashiwa

I love the complexity surrounding Satou xD

I get a kind of mysterious feel to the series every once and a while and its sort of like reading a novel. Well.. at least for the first 5 minutes that's what i thought... lol

Satou's teasing was really funny though xD that was obvious


Rofl that ending!
Modified by duderus, Mar 27, 2014 7:58 AM

Mar 30, 2014 5:07 AM

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seems like she didnt try to counsel very hard
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Apr 4, 2014 11:43 PM

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And THAT is why you don't leave expensive figures on the floor!
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Apr 14, 2014 11:01 PM

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My jaw slightly dropped when he broke Pururin. I feel bad for Yamazaki.
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Jul 4, 2014 2:43 AM

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That was really nice of him to decide to continue with the game production, I honestly wasn't expecting him to pull through like that, partly since it doesn't benefit him. Well, he is trying to change.
I was expecting more from the counseling, but it's a start.
I was also disappointed having the scene with his upper-classman be so short. They didn't talk much. . but at least it gave Satou something to think about.
To be honest, I admire Yamazaki's character, as I realized in the scene when he was talking with his parents. He knows what he's doing and what he believes in, which is why he is pretty convincing to a character like Satou.

EDIT: I had no idea what was so funny about the dream, so I went back and re-watched it while considering why Misaki was so flustered. . . and then I got it.
Modified by Yasu-kun, Jul 4, 2014 2:48 AM
Aug 2, 2014 7:39 AM

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Why does this always tend to happen..? I feel like I'm a little more fond of Hitomi-senpai than Misaki.
Anyway, the scene about Freud's dream analysis was glorious. Misaki was cute that time.
The last part was so good... until poor Pururin-chan was squashed.
Holy shit I burst out laughing like crazy.. kekeke !!
Aug 12, 2014 10:43 PM

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Whatsifsowhatsit said:
olmecalmighty said:
I kind of had this idea in my head like, oh what does Misaki have up her sleeve? I was expecting something truly unique as her means of ‘counseling’ Satou. I was kind of surprised when I realized that what she meant by ‘counseling,’ was just that. She took out a notebook and started reading to him, and discussing dream analysis. I mean, she seemed like such an enigma of an individual that I was anticipating a quirkier kind of counseling. But it’s still really great, because I can see that she and Satou have really great chemistry together, and it’s going to be funny to see them together—like with the dream analysis. That was too great; her reaction to him was the best.

She might have further plans yet that are "quirkier". And anyway, I do think they have good chemistry as well. It took me some time to begin appreciating Misaki, I wasn't sure if I liked how I felt like she behaved a bit like a know-it-all around Satou, but... I guess with them in their respective situations she gets to be that way, it might even be helpful. I'm liking her more with every episode, anyway.

I think Misaki was just starting out small and simple. As the conseling goes by she might try different ideas and maybe even do physical counseling. I too really wanted to know why Misaki turned red.

Sato destroys Purin-chan xD

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Sep 14, 2014 1:38 PM

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lmao the dream analysis was priceless :D
so he finally wants some help
haha loved their faces at the end
another good episode MORE
Oct 28, 2014 4:01 PM

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Even though she's a conspiracy nut with a meds problem, I'd still take Hitomi up on that offer.
Nov 11, 2014 2:01 AM

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This episode is a great progress from the previous few. mentions of Jung's collective unconscious...and I was ready for that. I keep having a feeling Misaki has an ulterior motive. Can't shake that creepiness of her out of my head. Same applies to the senpai Hitomi's smirk when she looked back at Satou. She technically inspired him to get out of his hikikomori lifestyle - but I have a feeling things would go unexpected.
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Nov 18, 2014 5:34 AM

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This episode was funny like all the episodes so far.
Dec 22, 2014 5:56 PM

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AHAHA AHHAHAHAHA HAHAHAhahahaha ahahahaha. The Freud scene was GOLD. I haven't laughed so hard at an anime scene in ages - that's saying a lot considering how hilarious this anime has been hitherto. Freud essentially taught all dreams were related to sex in one way or another; Satou using that knowledge to his advantage was bloody genius.

The rest of the episode actually caught me with some feels and unsurprising psychological elements.
Jan 1, 2015 1:15 PM

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I have an idea what his made-up dream might have meant xD
And.. It's even funnier because they didn't say it explicitly :)
And that last scene. I.. I.. Almost cried. A childhood trauma.
Jan 15, 2015 1:16 PM

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FestinaLente said:
I have an idea what his made-up dream might have meant xD
And.. It's even funnier because they didn't say it explicitly :)

Huh? It's a well known cliche that when you talk about Freud you talk about penises.

The girl has no idea what she's doing. At least she's trying.
Jan 30, 2015 12:07 PM

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Hitomi's still a conspiracy nut, nice.

NOOOO not Pururin!
Jul 8, 2015 8:58 AM

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This was almost entertaining.
Oct 16, 2015 5:14 PM

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Good episode, I was glad when he finally signed the contract. I'm curious about what's going to happen between him, Hitomi and Misaki. The part with Freud was hilarious too, her reaction. And Lmao when he broke the Purin figurine.
Oct 19, 2015 7:33 AM

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That dream analysis part haha
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