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Jul 27, 2015 8:03 PM

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I should start doing the poison thing too, I have a alot of haters.
 
Jul 27, 2015 8:07 PM

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damn that was slow
 
Jul 27, 2015 8:10 PM

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After the excitement of her getting kidnapped, forced into marriage, etc., we now get an episode of complete SoL And I actually enjoyed it more than I probably should have. Everything was so chill and slow paced, it all worked quite well in developing Ryu as a character, and to reveal that tidbit on Zen's past. I'm not quite sure as to why Shirayuki would be so upset about Zen building immunity to poison though. I mean, first off, he's a prince, subject to assassinations and the like, building immunity is to allow him to extend his life. Secondly, the administration of poisons are all done in a controlled environment and with the explicit supervision of the herbalists to prevent anything bad happening. Thirdly, it seems that Zen was the one who wanted to do all this in the first place, considering his position and how he so proudly states his immunity to poisons. So given this was all done for a good cause on a willing participant and these sort of safety measures were pretty normal in those day and age, why would she be so upset as to shed tears about it?

In any case, I enjoyed the chill atmosphere this episode, though I don't expect it to last for too long.
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Jul 27, 2015 9:19 PM

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I love this series
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Nor is it to cut away your own weakness
A sword isnt meant to protect your body
A sword is meant for protecting your soul"
 
Jul 27, 2015 9:25 PM
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This was the least enjoyable of the four for me. Event thought the episode started out pretty good. I enjoyed the test to become a court herbologist... or whatever they called it. It really showed the effort she is willing to put to get to where she wants to be. But with the introduction of Ryuu, it just got a bit strange for me. Shirayuki crying over the poison notes was unrealistic, and Ryuu's reaction was just anoying. I enjoy the cutesy vibe of this show, but that was a bit much.

3/5 for me.
 
Jul 27, 2015 9:45 PM

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This episode was so well done it's amazing. Maybe Shirayuki overreacted a little there while reading the book but that definitely revealed something about her relationship with Zen. Something I'm quite hyped to see develop.
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Jul 27, 2015 10:28 PM

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Dotour said:
it just got a bit strange for me. Shirayuki crying over the poison notes was unrealistic, and Ryuu's reaction was just anoying.
3/5 for me.
Why

Pretty calm episode.
 
Jul 27, 2015 10:44 PM
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Pretty slow episode, but at least the music and the art are reeeally nice!

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Jul 27, 2015 10:57 PM

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I've seen a lot of ridiculous anime in my time, but I have to say this is the first time that I've seen one genuinely try to make something as inanely boring as herb gardening appear not only interesting but also tense enough to be worthy of a dramatic soundtrack. It failed though, by the way, since this episode was boring as shit. I wouldn't say it was boring just because of herb gardening though, that's not fair on herbs - it's mostly boring because I've seen more personality in a shoe than I have in most of these characters.
 
Jul 27, 2015 11:26 PM

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Cried my eyes out when Shirayuki found out Zen T____T

Ryu <3
 
Jul 27, 2015 11:40 PM

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She likes him on the inside she just doesn't know it yet.
 
Jul 27, 2015 11:56 PM

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Good episode, really. I liked how it focused on mostly Shirayuki and Zen.
 
Jul 28, 2015 12:32 AM

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just date already :3
 
Jul 28, 2015 12:51 AM

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Ryu is cute. Too bad he's too young. Sorry little boy, don't even bother. Shirayuki is almost taken. LOL
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Jul 28, 2015 1:31 AM
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Dotour said:
Shirayuki crying over the poison notes was unrealistic

If it were your friend and you get to read the story of his life, which contained
some items illustrating a "hell" of some sort.. Would you say "so?" (with corresponding
bodylanguage), or would you actually feel something? Also remember, she's a herbalist
and most likely knows the effects of some, if not all of the poisons used.

Ryuu's reaction was quite understandable. She suddenly cries for some reason, he gets
worried..being a kid and all, so he goes to get someone that knows her better than he does.
She's also a friend of Zen (one of his "bosses"), who's one of his main priorities, so just
about anything "wrong" would most likely trigger additional "alarms".
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Jul 28, 2015 2:54 AM

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konatachan80 said:
danieltortoisee said:

I'm sure that something along those lines was going on, I was just questioning whether it was a worthwhile risk, given that he really could've died if something went wrong (though I don't suppose that was likely to happen given Ryu's expertise with poisons). And why would someone want to specifically build up an immunity to poison anyway? Seems a bit random as far as I'm concerned.

Royalty has always been a target of poisoning.. Building immunity through controlled
administration of poisons with reduced strength can (apparently) reduce the effect of those he's been immunized with..

In other words, it boils down to increasing his chance of survival in case he's poisoned.

Edit: partly ninja'd.



Building poison immunity is a common and well-known practice for royalties. It's by no means 'stupid' or 'random' as you said. Try googling it if you aren't convinced enough. It's exactly as konatachan80 said. :)
 
Jul 28, 2015 2:55 AM

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This test is about sniffing out the correct plant? LOl
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Jul 28, 2015 3:11 AM

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ninja88880 said:
Dotour said:
it just got a bit strange for me. Shirayuki crying over the poison notes was unrealistic, and Ryuu's reaction was just anoying.
3/5 for me.
Why

Pretty calm episode.

It just proves that Shirayuki is a kindhearted, pure soul. :)
At first, she only knew Zen as his usual self: fine and strong. It's pretty shocking and sad to find out that he had to endure such harsh things in his childhood and still able to be the way he is now. The anime made it as if it's no big deal, but in reality it is. Imagine if you had to consume poison as a routine and feel sick all the time. Shirayuki cried because she CARES so much. D':

Ryuu's reaction is understandable for someone that's not good with people in general. It's actually heartwarming to see him open up to Shirayuki. He looks so happy! :')
 
Jul 28, 2015 3:19 AM

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The show is still pretty comfy, but Shirayuki is just too much of a Mary Sue for my liking tbh

Still a relaxing watch nevertheless
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Jul 28, 2015 3:21 AM

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IsGalis said:
Pretty slow episode, but at least the music and the art are reeeally nice!


agree!!
 
Jul 28, 2015 3:24 AM

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Shirayuki = best girl
Intelligent, nice, brave, kindhearted, wise, tough, lovely, no wonder Zen fell for her XD

Can't say it's flawless, but I have not expected AnS adaptation to be this good..!
5/5
 
Jul 28, 2015 3:38 AM

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Garak best girl.
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Jul 28, 2015 3:46 AM
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Very interesting episode, I hope Shirayuki and Zen will date for the next week . . . Hahaha, love Shirayuki so much . . .
 
Jul 28, 2015 5:54 AM

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So Shirayuki got locked up with Zen, in the garden, though it was all a part of the exam.. good episode.
 
Jul 28, 2015 6:11 AM

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AJ4X said:
The show is still pretty comfy, but Shirayuki is just too much of a Mary Sue for my liking tbh

Still a relaxing watch nevertheless

It's a shame to see someone would think this of Shirayuki. She's such a great character in a medium that sadly under appreciates strong female characters. I'll continue to praise Shirayuki to the heavens in hopes we see more characters like her, and people will start respecting female characters more again. <3
 
Jul 28, 2015 6:28 AM

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It's been a while since i enjoy shojo manga... Especially the music and art.. Story is pretty interesting too.

Put that off, this is pretty much calming episode. Love the reaction when akagami read that book, (that caught me off guard). Anyways great episode...



 
Jul 28, 2015 6:30 AM

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This is getting more and more interesting... omg this scene was just OMG

 
Jul 28, 2015 7:29 AM

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This episode. This episode my mates. Fantastic.
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Jul 28, 2015 9:00 AM

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This Anime just gets better and better with each episode. The fantastic writing, the great character development. I've been waiting all my life for an Anime like this! I love Shirayuki as a character and I'm warming up to Zen now. The romance is developing as well. Yep, probably the best Summer Anime this is.
 
Jul 28, 2015 9:05 AM

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Red-Hair-Yuki becomes an apprentice and finds out that Zen-master was faking the "I am immune to poison" play. She cries with a very cute impression and Zen-master comes and comforts her. Ryu being a kid is no threat.
 
Jul 28, 2015 9:06 AM

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I freaking love this anime. It is so dang hard to find genuinely good romance genre anything these days, but this anime is leaps and bounds over all the rest. This may just end up being my favorite romance anime of all time.
 
Jul 28, 2015 9:11 AM

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MantaBaby said:
Red-Hair-Yuki becomes an apprentice and finds out that Zen-master was faking the "I am immune to poison" play. She cries with a very cute impression and Zen-master comes and comforts her. Ryu being a kid is no threat.
Faking? He wasn't faking, that medical book was the log of how he'd been building that immunity up. How do you think people make themselves immune? They have to take poisons in order to force their bodies to build up natural anti-viruses that will combat the poison in the future if used in a serious attempt to kill them.
 
Jul 28, 2015 2:16 PM

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Such a cute episode!!! Really loving this anime, it's perfect! Shirayuki is such a strong heroine too! <3
 
Jul 28, 2015 2:51 PM

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Enjoyable episode all around!

To completely adapt the manga, the anime is going to need 50+ episodes which I'm really, really hoping will happen because the story gets more interesting as it goes on. But this is based on a shoujo manga so...
 
Jul 28, 2015 2:53 PM

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Oh, my god this show is so happy, I'm getting diabetes. While I'm watching it I feel jealous, I want cute boys and nice flower gardens too.
 
Jul 28, 2015 4:14 PM

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The test was interesting the rest felt too slow for me. Garak seems like an interesting character as well.
 
Jul 28, 2015 4:32 PM

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That episode was just so cute and heartwarming.

Ryu is a complete cutie.
 
Jul 28, 2015 4:39 PM

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Great episode! I feel like the part with Zen's medial notes could've been presented better but since it lead to a great scene between Shirayuki and Zen I do not mind! They suit each other very well :)

Great show so far, I wonder how much they plan to cover~
 
Jul 28, 2015 5:13 PM

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Nice episode, for sure. Shirayuki has so much character, and each episode never ceases to surprise me.


 
Jul 28, 2015 5:29 PM
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Ryuu's flipping adorable. ><
Especially when he was saying her name...

Dat hug.... got diabetes.
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Jul 28, 2015 9:39 PM

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really a very peaceful just attention taking episode....
 
Jul 28, 2015 11:12 PM

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Each episode I seem to like more and more.
 
Jul 29, 2015 2:14 AM

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Now I have to wait another week for next episode
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Jul 29, 2015 10:24 AM

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Don't know about you guys, thought this was the best ep yet.

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Jul 29, 2015 2:59 PM

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This episode is the best so far, nice development of the plot without a useless naughty guy.
 
Jul 29, 2015 5:51 PM
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This is the only show I look forward to each week. Really relaxing to watch.
 
Jul 29, 2015 6:03 PM

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Smudy said:


Ryu is a great kid already liking him.
 
Jul 30, 2015 5:35 AM
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When Prince Zen always being poisoned and attacked every after "administration" </3

and When Prince Zen got Jealous <3
 
Jul 31, 2015 7:24 AM

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I know that it's common in shoujo anime that the characters are acting so dramatically(even as far as cheesy) over anything & one dimensional. And I know those problems very well right from the start, but I still cannot help but to be disappointed. I mean, this is a beautiful anime show yet those problems exist & easily noticeable. I hope this is going to change in the future(I know it's almost impossible because those are kind of staples of shoujo, but a man can hope).
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Aug 1, 2015 8:11 AM

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Poor Zen, it's really sad that he have been testing poison since he was a kid.
 
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