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Jan 13, 2015 6:26 AM

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Oddyeus said:
This show is really tasteless, couldn't they have had pairings and stuck with them? It's going to be an all-out orgy at this rate.

Is that... a bad thing? Fuckin' A, keep the yuri orgy going.

I like this show a lot more than Sakura Trick, mainly because the main characters doesn't bother the living shit out of me, and here they are at least decent. The story here is a clusterfuck but that makes it a little bit interesting, and the "subtle" yuri things is at least better than two cardboard-characters kissing half the episodes in ST. It actually loses it's charm after a while.

So 7/10 as of yet
 
Jan 13, 2015 7:11 AM

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SayaViking said:
It actually loses its charm after a while.


Yes.

Some enthusiastic fan of "Sakura Trick" (January 2014) edited together all of the
kissing scenes from the entire 12-episode series into a single 10-minute video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCWmVE25jfI
 
Jan 13, 2015 7:14 AM

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It's either the sexy way or the highway, shaba-da-doo! :)
 
Jan 13, 2015 8:45 AM

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Still weird, still like it.

That twist at the end - kuma shock!
 
Jan 13, 2015 10:29 AM

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Quite petty of me but I dropped this. Can't bear (s'cuse the pun) to hear that "kuma shock" shit one more time. Something about it just gets under my skin. Find the show to be just plain silly in all honesty. Wouldn't be so bad if it didn't take itself seriously but it does. Too cheesy....
 
Jan 13, 2015 10:33 AM

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Sangaz said:
Wouldn't be so bad if it didn't take itself seriously but it does.

How so? I feel Ikuhara's having way too much fun with this one.
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Jan 13, 2015 10:43 AM

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This show is unbearable.


Definitely the craziest thing i've watched. Please give me more sexy insanity.

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Jan 13, 2015 10:55 AM

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I have no idea what i think about this anime so far
If nothing else, this is certantly original ^^
 
Jan 13, 2015 10:59 AM

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Another strange episode, I don't know why but I love the mood.
 
Jan 13, 2015 11:05 AM

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It's somewhat amusing to see people who have no experience with Ikuhara's work react to this, I must admit.
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Jan 13, 2015 11:25 AM

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It's definitely getting more interesting. So much yuri, I like the flare too.
 
Jan 13, 2015 12:04 PM

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Confused as fuck but it's interesting!
 
Jan 13, 2015 12:04 PM

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Most likely already commented on previous pages, but even still, at this rate, everyone will turn out to be bears except for Kureha.

UBW is basically a route about three tsunderes constantly bashing their heads against one another.
 
Jan 13, 2015 12:21 PM

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insan3Inquisitor said:
It's somewhat amusing to see people who have no experience with Ikuhara's work react to this, I must admit.


I loved Penguindrum to bits. I just think this show is cheesy garbage.
 
Jan 13, 2015 12:21 PM
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Why it is rated so low ? Thats one of the best yuri anime I've seen. Aslo, Ginko is my favorite girl in this show.
 
Jan 13, 2015 12:32 PM

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thepath said:
Why it is rated so low ? Thats one of the best yuri anime I've seen. Aslo, Ginko is my favorite girl in this show.


Not many people understand it, and most of them didn't bother trying to. TBH I can see it not being everyone's cup of tea. It's definitely in the love it or hate it territory.
 
Jan 13, 2015 12:53 PM

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This show is so deep, have so much metaphors

11/10
 
Jan 13, 2015 12:58 PM

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Yuri orgy. This show is a dream come true.
 
Jan 13, 2015 1:00 PM

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Is it just me or is the persecutor incompetent as shit?
 
Jan 13, 2015 1:05 PM

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Sangaz said:
insan3Inquisitor said:
It's somewhat amusing to see people who have no experience with Ikuhara's work react to this, I must admit.


I loved Penguindrum to bits. I just think this show is cheesy garbage.


That's......awesome?
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Jan 13, 2015 1:28 PM

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HowTragic said:
Is it just me or is the persecutor incompetent as shit?

think about it in two ways:
1) trying to bound love with logic fails miserably (at least so far)
2) bears judging other bears against humans using bears law - same as homophobes judging other homophobes against gays using homophobes law - same as gays judging other gays against homophobes using gays law - same as Party A judging Party A against Party B using Party A law - who do you think will win? :)
 
Jan 13, 2015 1:44 PM

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I'm with everyboy that said this anime is confusing but at the same time can't stop watching it.
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Jan 13, 2015 1:52 PM

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I dont know if I can bear this show... bear this... BEAR... you get it?
BA DUM TSSSSS....
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Jan 13, 2015 1:54 PM

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I have no idea what's happening, I enjoyed it but it is equally frustrating as well..

The yuri scenes do nothing for me and while I love recurring motifs to have you piece together the story, recurring footage not so much, if you are showing something again and again it better be amazing, like MPD's transformation scene, and even then it's questionable. I can't shake the feeling of budget restrictions; an introductory scene, OP, essentially animationless ED and reused footage...all this can easily account for 20% of the episodes runtime.

In my opinion some of this time could be dedicated to building Kureha's character, because with just 12 episodes and some crazy Ikuni plot coming at us, you really don't have much time to waste.

Also the court scene seemed entirely out of place with Ginko and Lulu, shouldn't bunny-teeth girl be pleading her case? I am awaiting a decent explanation sometime downstream...

I wont lie, I am always eagerly awaiting for the next episode, and I will wait and see before passing judgement, though these first two episodes haven't convinced me, even if they are interesting...
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Jan 13, 2015 4:04 PM

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Sangaz said:
Quite petty of me but I dropped this. Can't bear (s'cuse the pun) to hear that "kuma shock" shit one more time. Something about it just gets under my skin. Find the show to be just plain silly in all honesty. Wouldn't be so bad if it didn't take itself seriously but it does. Too cheesy....


Yeah I knew by the third time that cropped up along with the whole bear grinding teeth noise that that was going to be Ikuhara's annoying as fuck reccuring motif of the series. The guy really seems to think he's just the most clever person in the world with his direction choices but like Shinbo a lot of it is in reality just kind of intrusive and an annoying distraction and as you say incredibly cheesy.
 
Jan 13, 2015 5:34 PM

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Aso I didn't get, why Kureha was fighting with the rabbit-teeth girl, but was "eaten" by the same two bears as in the previous episode. And I don't understand, why she can be eaten for the second time.
Kureha has not been eaten even once yet. The trial takes place in her head while she is attacked by the bears.


Er, isn't it too early for her to fall so low as to have bear-trials in her head?
Anyway, it's strange to see one person to be judged and eaten twice. Also why is she fighting with one person, but licked by other two? They were not even present in the location, and she had her chance to commit a "sin" with them earlier. Other than the reuse of the scenes it doesn't make sense in the situation.

Though in cases of heavy metaphors I usually follow the variant of rule of cool. If it's interesting to watch, I can bother with analysis, if not, I won't waste my time. And in my eyes Yuri Kuma Arashi is perilously close to the second cathegory: too much footage repeated, poor charcterisation, too much nonsense, lack of integrity.
 
Jan 13, 2015 5:53 PM

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thepath said:
Why it is rated so low ? Thats one of the best yuri anime I've seen. Aslo, Ginko is my favorite girl in this show.

Because 2 episodes in, people have to rate it based on what we've seen. And what we've seen is a mess that makes no sense whatsoever, with no characters developed enough to make us care about them, meh music, pretentious artsy visuals spoiled by too much reuse, and the potential to coalesce into something awesome. You can't rate a show for potential… so shows like this are fated to start low and (if they deliver on their promise) increase over time.

(Goes look at the current rating in the show page) Eh, in fact it's quite a bit higher than I'd expect already.
 
Jan 13, 2015 6:31 PM

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What.....is going on?
Shirayuki= Most Perfect Female MC ever
 
Jan 13, 2015 6:32 PM

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i had to drop this haha yuri and bears with an outlandish story is not my cup of tea
 
Jan 13, 2015 6:32 PM
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So I'm guessing Lulu and Ginko are the "good bears" in that they are content to coexist with humans by licking their honey and coming back for more, while the "bad bears" eat the meat along with the honey.
 
Jan 13, 2015 6:50 PM

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HowTragic said:
Is it just me or is the persecutor incompetent as shit?

IMO he actually makes pretty good arguments, while the defense only says some nonsense platitudes. That the judge keeps deciding in his favor is only because of how biased that court is.

Xerain said:
So I'm guessing Lulu and Ginko are the "good bears" in that they are content to coexist with humans by licking their honey and coming back for more, while the "bad bears" eat the meat along with the honey.

But weren't they shown eating Sumika by the flower bed?
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Jan 13, 2015 6:59 PM

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This must be Neong Genesis Evangelion with yuri instead of robots, because I have no idea what the fuck is going on.


Best post so far.

» Escapism.


 
Jan 13, 2015 7:12 PM

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seriously this has to be one of/the weirdest anime i've seen so far yet i'm still watching it :D
 
Jan 14, 2015 12:17 AM

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Can't say that I really care for Yuri shows in general but I'm definitely liking this one. :D
And that soundtrack is definitely one of the best that I've heard in a while.
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Jan 14, 2015 12:29 AM

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Uuchie said:
HowTragic said:
Is it just me or is the persecutor incompetent as shit?

IMO he actually makes pretty good arguments, while the defense only says some nonsense platitudes. That the judge keeps deciding in his favor is only because of how biased that court is.

Xerain said:
So I'm guessing Lulu and Ginko are the "good bears" in that they are content to coexist with humans by licking their honey and coming back for more, while the "bad bears" eat the meat along with the honey.

But weren't they shown eating Sumika by the flower bed?


Yeah, but I think she was dead already. Before there were 2 other bears in the roof who made her fall from there....

[spoiler]
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Jan 14, 2015 12:49 AM

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shock .... shock >.<
 
Jan 14, 2015 1:47 AM
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Not bad, I'll continue watch it
 
Jan 14, 2015 2:15 AM

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I'm not intelligent enough to understand all the symbolism and subtext, but this anime is oddly growing on me somehow. DUrrr chicks (I mean bears) getting it on uhhhhh errrr jizz in my pants
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Jan 14, 2015 2:27 AM

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Kenchiin said:
abystoma2 said:
This must be Neong Genesis Evangelion with yuri instead of robots, because I have no idea what the fuck is going on.


Best post so far.

more like MAL in a nutshell
 
Jan 14, 2015 5:27 AM

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So mitsuko also a bear still confuse.


 
Jan 14, 2015 6:21 AM

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I never though those two classmates were actually bears.
I've become a fan of Mitsuko x Kureha yuri shipping gyau gyau!
 
Jan 14, 2015 6:59 AM

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The first episode, it looked good, already this second episode puzzles me, if I were to advise someone, I'd say no.
Beautiful designs and colors, but the narrative and plot are too confusing.
Shabadabu!
But even with the great chaos, I realized that Yurizono is the author of the death of Sumika and is a bear, too.
But I do not understand why a show personaggo again and then let it die a second later, just as I do not understand the use of the court.
Cool!
Oh well, we will pull due consideration at the end of the TV series.
 
Jan 14, 2015 7:54 AM

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Shoooock~
Kuma shock!

No clue whatsoever what this is even about.
6/10 For kuma shock.
 
Jan 14, 2015 8:22 AM
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The choir singing "YURI MOVE" or whatever during those suggestive scenes killed me.
 
Jan 14, 2015 11:32 AM

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I think, even Limlisha ( Lord Marksman and Vanadis ) would not find this bears cute. But maybe she would. :)
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Jan 14, 2015 12:29 PM

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Alright, for the ppl that are s confused maybe you would benefit from watching the show in a way where you pick up on the abundant symbolism that Ikuhara always incorporates into his series. Know that there is going to be repetition, symbolism, as well tragedy. This is how Ikuhara grabs your attention and gets you hooked and why his anime can be described as art. Although this series is doing a lot of what typical anime does, throwing in more ecchi than his other works the underlying messages of greed are present. A lot of series have done this concept of mankind/creatures that resemble mankind murdering mankind. (AoT, Terraformas, HxH, the list could go on and on) However, Ikuhara is doing it in an envirmoent which anime fans adore, HIGHSCHOOL and with adorable girls! The show was created for entertainment but also to provide an underlying message. This is what I have found loving about other series of this fabulous director's. I.e. Utena & Penguindrum. It's crazy how much happens in each episode and although I didn't find this one t hold up as much as the first I have a feeling that the series as a whole will. Give it time and a wild plot will unfold not everything in a great anime should happen with in the first 40 minutes of content. If that's the kind of series you're looking for there are plenty of them out there. I feel as if 12 episodes won't be enough for this show but I'm anticipating every minute of them. Viva Yay!
 
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Shoooock~
Kuma shock!

No clue whatsoever what this is even about.
6/10 For kuma shock.

When I can find a sound file for that, I'm putting it on my phone.
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Jan 14, 2015 5:51 PM

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yo this nigga on some crazy ass drugs 10/10
 
Jan 14, 2015 6:46 PM

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Uuchie said:
Xerain said:
So I'm guessing Lulu and Ginko are the "good bears" in that they are content to coexist with humans by licking their honey and coming back for more, while the "bad bears" eat the meat along with the honey.

But weren't they shown eating Sumika by the flower bed?


Gonna throw this idea out there because it's bugging me.

Is it possible that the two bears that ate Sumika WEREN'T Ginko and Lulu? I might be remembering wrong, but they weren't really clearly shown in that scene, right? Not only that, but in this episode, we're shown that there are other bears lurking about, and one of them happens to be Mitsuko. Mitsuko also appears in the opening (though her face isn't shown) pouring honey onto Kureha along with another person who can only be their teacher. Perhaps the teacher is a bear too, and she and Mitsuko were responsible for eating Sumika (Mitsuko even admits to doing it at the end of this episode). So, Xerain's idea seems entirely plausible to me.

This episode has more or less convinced me to hold onto this show. I'm WAY too curious about where it's going to go. I'm also too addicted to the OP to stop watching, I think.
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So is this the same imagery of "being inside the shell" that was in utena (egg) and penguindrum (box)


I wonder if this will have a student council (like the Kiga group in penguindrum who wanted to break the world which I believe was akin to).

The duel at the rooftop also reminds a lot of the Utena episodic fights, more episodic duels expected.
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