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May 12, 2016 2:52 PM

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The more episodes I've seen, the more convinced I become that Kumade village is one epic place to live: surrounded by forests, in the mountains, no cell phones, "game trails for road",.. hell yes, sign me up!

Yoshio's probably got the best job ever. He's basically loitering about all day, playing at the shrine with his cousin and a bear, has a bunch of relaxed old geezers as his co-workers, one of which brews his own doburoku. Again, where can I apply? He even has a badass chick on a motorcycle chasing him. The only downside is he tends to get punched a lot, is as dense as a black hole, yet (maybe because of that) scares women by invading their private space too much. Those are just due to his character though, I'd still take his job any day.

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Baby Natsu and cute little Machi are amazing, I always love the flashbacks!


Yeah, they were incredibly cute.
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May 12, 2016 6:42 PM

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She really is a country bumpkin, making a scene in front of that shop just drew more attention to her. Oh well, at least she found an ikemen at the escalator.

I've met a lot of country bumpkins in my life all over the world and none of them were as bad as Machi. I'm with Natsu on this one, how does she expect to go to school in the city when she hardly shop in a mall with a chaperone.

I guess her spazzing out at the mall was supposed to be endearing, honestly, I was just annoyed.

Also, she's suffering from a teething fever? Isn't she in middle school? LOL I've never heard of a teenager suffering from teething fever.

Natsu was SOOOOO adorable as a bear cub. I know he was suffering from a fever/illness but he looked so cute watching chibi Machi prepare some leek porridge for him.
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May 12, 2016 7:56 PM

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This was without a doubt the best episode so far!
 
May 13, 2016 12:39 AM

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This was a good episode, the mall scenes were really funny.
 
May 13, 2016 6:11 AM

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That scene on escalator... lol
Loli Machi is so strong...
she can lift Natsu with no problem...
 
May 13, 2016 10:25 PM

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Balut said:


Really funny episode and was this scene supposed to reference revolutionary girl utena? Omg




All I thought of was Holly from JJBA ~
 
May 14, 2016 7:57 AM

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kurapikasass said:
Balut said:


Really funny episode and was this scene supposed to reference revolutionary girl utena? Omg




All I thought of was Holly from JJBA ~


^^^^ that too omg!!


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May 15, 2016 6:54 PM

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What is "Village Vanguard"??????
A souvenir shop but selling DVD????? To be honest I never seen that one in my country
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May 16, 2016 5:37 AM

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This show makes me laugh so hard ;3
 
May 16, 2016 7:57 AM
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Machi is thinking way too much about things XD but its cute. Gl Natsu this is just the beginning of a girl growing up.
 
May 19, 2016 4:15 AM

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Machi is so cute. She is always troubled by everything but I like her expressions. Desperated Natsu was really fun :D
 
May 22, 2016 1:15 PM

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lol @ Yoshio turning around on the escalator and elbowing Machi in the face

Dang I can see how growing up in the countryside could get you a little nervous around big crowds, but dang, Machi gets super over the top embarrassed...

naww seeing both of them take care of each other when they were sick was so sweet!

lol does the very beginning of the ED remind anyone else of Shake It Off? :p
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Jun 11, 2016 10:55 PM

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Machi is just so adroable, that mall scene was damn cute. x3 Her voice fits her to a t.
 
Jun 24, 2016 11:06 PM

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First half was crazy ang cringy. 2nd half was okay. Machi going crazy on the mall was unbearable to watch.
 
Jun 26, 2016 9:35 PM

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That was really awkward at the mall. Then it escalated so quick it just ended up being a wailfest that was annoying on the ears. And then it was all Natsu's fault in the end??
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Jul 7, 2016 12:44 PM

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...I don't get it. It's pretty obvious this is all for comedic effect, but I didn't find myself laughing at all this episode.

I really did like it though. Perhaps it hit too close to home, especially the scene in the shopping center. Machi wouldn't want to enter certain stores in fear of how others would judge her, which is very, very similar to how I felt when I was younger. The moment she snaps had a potent effect on me as well, it felt like I was watching the materialization of the thoughts I would have in those situations. Sometimes, you just want to run away, which in hindsight would only make things worse, evidenced by Machi's embarrassment being heightened when she finds herself scaling up an elevator on reverse. Admittedly, the appeal to this episode was very personal for me, and I appreciate it. It goes further into showing the consequences of her time spent in isolation, or more specifically, in the company of very few people. And a talking bear.

Machi and Natsu's "reconciliation" didn't help either. Machi sees her faults, but then defaults to blaming Natsu for the ordeal as a means to vent out her frustration. There's a term for that phenomenon, I'm sure of it, but I'm too lazy to do the research. What I'm trying to say, I think, is that it's very common for socially "inept" individuals like Machi to realize what's wrong with them, but ultimately fail to come to terms with it as they presume it would make them less of a person, and desperately try find a scapegoat, in efforts of being able to be comfortable in their own skin. I'm finding myself too easily able to project onto Machi's character, with the exception of her constant wailing.

Loving it too deeply, I guess.

Why is there no "Psychological" tag on this show?
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Jul 28, 2016 4:59 PM

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Fun episode, up to the next one!
 
Aug 12, 2016 5:16 PM

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Machi is the cutest thing ever!
She still can't handle the city life! LOLS!
poor Natsu! Machi lashed-out big time to Natsu because of the extreme embarrassment!
5/5!
 
Aug 18, 2016 10:01 AM

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Weird pace.

While there were some funny scenes, it felt really unnatural to watch almost 20 minutes of crying.

I don't know, it stopped being a hillbilly's overreaction and started to feel out of place.
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