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Apr 25, 2016 12:03 PM

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Shimomura is Japan's fashion industry's pride and joy :'(
Machi's miko mode activates for fashion :)

Don't Bully The Machi! :(

 
Apr 25, 2016 2:00 PM

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the first part was enjoyable but the rest was bad, hibiki needs to chill.
why are the villagers such perverts? annoying old creeps...
machi is so cute though!


 
Apr 25, 2016 7:54 PM

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Nice, finally the best girl is here. :)

btw, what is Yamano Hiroko? i didn't get that part ... it sounds like a person but i didn't find anything in search.
 
Apr 25, 2016 7:56 PM

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Wow, Hibiki is mean, but I'm glad they were able to bond in the end thanks to that possession. I was getting a bit worried about the bullying.
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Apr 25, 2016 11:11 PM

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This is exactly what I was afraid of. Starting of strong and then dwindling. I really hope this doesn't continue, because I really like the setting and concept of this anime.
 
Apr 26, 2016 8:15 AM

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The question of survival, added to what you see later, make it fun and enjoyable episode. Longing that I felt towards the end, thanks to the insert song that seems so much of eighties music. Scenarios as excellent quality, drawings and animations as sufficient quality.
 
Apr 26, 2016 8:56 AM

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Worst week yet, the first half was all over the place and the second, well...I hate characters like her. Hate. No way to like that for me
 
Apr 26, 2016 9:09 AM

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Those old guys getting all horny over Machi just wierds me out. Something like that belongs on Fakku.

otherwise, i like this show
Shirayuki= Most Perfect Female MC ever
 
Apr 26, 2016 1:18 PM

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Shimamura is a gem of all clothing stores; it carries everything a store should. They also follow the latest fashion trends, so you can look chic without spending a fortune.
Shimamura is cheap. When I say cheap, I don’t mean as cheap as a used clothing store. Instead I mean “cheaper than you would expect for this quality of clothes."

Now I know better: new clothes don’t always have to be expensive!

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Apr 26, 2016 7:19 PM

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As always 10/10.
Love the ED song ;)
Natsu with a tablet ahahah
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Apr 26, 2016 10:32 PM

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abyss333 said:
Those old guys getting all horny over Machi just wierds me out. Something like that belongs on Fakku.

otherwise, i like this show


Fakku? What is this, 2005? Get with the times, mate. Fakku has long gone irrelevant in the internets.
 
Apr 27, 2016 3:36 AM
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No1 & No4 appeared, both quite nice.
Some talk of her future and Natsu daydreaming again.
Hibike surprisingly gangsterish & too violent. Machi's reactions are gold but Hibike's annoying.
Some fun Natsu using technology.
Shimomura part was too commercial & weird.
 
Apr 27, 2016 7:50 AM

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yhunata said:
abyss333 said:
Those old guys getting all horny over Machi just wierds me out. Something like that belongs on Fakku.

otherwise, i like this show


Fakku? What is this, 2005? Get with the times, mate. Fakku has long gone irrelevant in the internets.


Well i use another website, but i thought more people would understand if i said Fakku.
Shirayuki= Most Perfect Female MC ever
 
Apr 27, 2016 7:54 AM

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Hibiki is kinda harsh. She's like a walking restraining order.

But I really do like that 80s-inspired montage they played towards the end. What is that song? I need to hear it in full.

same that song ruled

don't bully the m-

DON'T BULLY THE MIKO
 
Apr 27, 2016 1:13 PM
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the child abuse is so real in this anime loooollll
 
Apr 27, 2016 5:15 PM

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Is everyone just gonna ignore that the song that played at the end of the episode was literally just The Power of Love



like pretty much identical with a few notes changed, intentional or not it was hilarious
 
Apr 27, 2016 11:47 PM

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I have really bad memories of being forced to travel alone with someone who's physically abusive so this episode kind of... hit a mark...
 
Apr 28, 2016 1:28 AM

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The Shimomura part. I just don't get it.
 
Apr 28, 2016 2:47 AM

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hahaha, bullying little children is so funny... not.
 
Apr 28, 2016 1:48 PM

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– Natsu proving to be more civilized than Machi
– villagers being pervs
SUBTLE CLOTHING ADVERTISEMENT

I can only guess where all that budget for animation came from...

If the next episode has again more of item #2 and item #3, and less of item #1, I think I'll drop the show.
 
Apr 29, 2016 6:40 PM
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hibiki is so cruel to that delicate passive miko, it brought me to tears. seeing bullying deeply saddens me, i could not enjoy the later half of the episode.
 
Apr 30, 2016 1:20 AM

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It wasn't as bad as some people made it out to be

It was an enjoyable episode
 
Apr 30, 2016 7:20 AM

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Those dirty old men imagining Machi in different outfits lol

Although her name is Machi, she can't go into town on her own. Natsu knows how to use a tablet and even gets a wifi signal up there.

I laughed hard when that cheesy 80s-90s Japanese music started playing when Hibiki and Machi went into the second shop.
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May 1, 2016 6:29 AM

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Hibiki is a rebel! I like her, I feel sorry for Machi LOL
 
May 2, 2016 12:54 AM

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i got a doubt about a certain scene in this episode.
i watch with spanish subs so maybe this scene is different depending on the fansub circles around the world but this is the scene in question



since they they left it out as random symbols, it makes it look like she's swearing but i highly doubt it
 
May 2, 2016 4:05 AM

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I love this ending, I sing the music all day :D
The episode was good but nothing too funny.
 
May 3, 2016 3:08 PM

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UmbraVivens said:
i got a doubt about a certain scene in this episode.
i watch with spanish subs so maybe this scene is different depending on the fansub circles around the world but this is the scene in question



since they they left it out as random symbols, it makes it look like she's swearing but i highly doubt it


I just watched that episode and it's the same with English subs. The symbols might represent that what Machi's saying is unhearable.

"No matter how miserable your life becomes, never let your heart become miserable as well."
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May 4, 2016 9:30 AM

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Machi and Natsu are cute together

 
May 5, 2016 8:49 AM

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Lmao Hibiki so misunderstood xD She's like a more violent Dagashiya xP
Machi is super adorable as ever. x3
 
May 7, 2016 2:51 AM
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And I am curious how many watchers know Fashon Shimamura, not Shimomura.

Probably very few here (on MAL) since I don't think Shimamura has a big overseas presence. I love Shimamura though, it's hit or miss but sometimes you find gold there XD
 
May 8, 2016 10:07 AM

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Weak episode and the humor is a miss.

I hate Hibiki so much for being harsh and a bully. That Shimamura scene bores me. I just skipped it.
 
May 21, 2016 12:19 PM

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Pretty boring episode. I really don't like how all those guys were discussing Machi's new outfits...
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May 30, 2016 6:54 AM

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A new character can always help a comedy, and here we get a woman whose look and expression are opposite to her intentions. It made a slighly funny quiproquo but...
All the rest of the second half went over me without I ever understood the comedic idea. What's funny about being a low cost fashion resellers otaku?

2.5/5

@Jerkhov Thank you, I immediately thought of Back to the Future then I tried torecognize the song but ended up telling me it was only,my imagination.
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Jun 8, 2016 8:20 PM

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LOL at Hibiki! bullying our very adorable Machi!
Any outfit suits for Machi!
Wow! how the hell machi knows all those marketing strategy information!?!?
4/5.
 
Jun 26, 2016 9:31 PM

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Indirect advertising much?
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Jul 6, 2016 5:01 PM

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There's a couple of things in this episode that contribute to, or are representative of, her social anxiety.

Right at the beginning of the episode, all the men treat her as an object of desire rather than a shrine maiden as they enthused over Machi's appearance in the four outfits, and inadvertently make her feel very uncomfortable in the process. I don't say this in light of feminist theory- I'm revolted at the mere idea- but in Machi's perspective, considering she is probably the only girl her age in her near vicinity. For her to be perceived as this doll by virtually every human male in this village, I'm sure it would gnaw at her confidence, as a maiden and a person.

Later on, we see Machi as she watches Natsu performing menial tasks, jobs which the former believes is outside of the latter's physical capabilities. She does this with a certain fixation, one that is for the benefit of herself rather than her friend. By observing Natsu, she tries to justify her dependence of him as she watches him hopefully make a mistake or find himself unable to do something, as this would reassure herself that the relationship she has with him is symbiotic rather than one-sided reliance. This is a critical scene when evaluating Machi as a character as it is deeply introspective, showing us an almost psychological side of her that we haven't been exposed to before.

Lastly, the part when Machi is coerced into participating in a social encounter, a shopping excursion, is also quite significant, partly due to how relatable it is. In the store, I was wondering why, despite her knowledge of urban life, she had a relatively deep knowledge of the shopping chain and its business practices. It feels as though she latches onto this mostly useless knowledge, hoping that it'd come to her aid once she goes to school in the city.

It seems as though people weren't too amused by this episode, but for me it was the most interesting by far. It might have not been the funniest thing Kuma Miko has to offer, I concede there, but it served as a strong way to define Machi's character. I've already heard the horror stories regarding how this show ends, but I'm approaching the rest with "educated" faith.
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Why do people have such bad taste? Anime isn't subjective anymore.
 
Jul 28, 2016 4:23 PM

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Another pretty fun episode, let's see what's next.
 
Aug 10, 2016 5:19 AM
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Hibiki scare me ;-;
 
Oct 14, 2016 1:30 PM

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That violent stuff did not work well in this show... at least on my point of view.
 
Oct 26, 2018 2:47 PM
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First half, old dudes and a bear lusting after the little girl. Second half, bullying and shopping without much of a punchline.

...Nope, I got nothing. At least Machi and Hibiki are friends now I guess.
 
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