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5 out of 5: Loved it!
117 66.86%
4 out of 5: Liked it
34 19.43%
3 out of 5: It was OK
15 8.57%
2 out of 5: Disliked it
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Jun 27, 2016 9:28 PM
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Things aren't going well between Tamarai and Kariu. Lol, Kaizaki thinks he's helping Oga and Kariu by leaving them along. Things got tense between the two though.

Hishiro comes over to Kaizaki house. Lol, that's the second surprise appearance he got from his friends. At least he's not drinking and smoking today. LMAO at the message Kaizaki got from Onoya. It's nice to know more about Hishiro's past, and how Kaizaki and her are similar. And we get to know what happened to Kaizaki's senpai.

It's good that Inukai decided to make Kariu listen to what Tamarai's saying to Kaizaki and Hishiro.

Jul 1, 2016 12:25 PM

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Well that's pretty much guessed, considering Rena's personality. And Oga, he may be a wimpy but I salute him for being that much considerate.
I guess the bullying effect of Arata's senior is the worst during that conversation with Chizuru.
Jul 1, 2016 12:52 PM

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You can tell Kaizaki is distraught by what happened to his senpai, I am curious to see the outcome.

Glad to see more of Hishiro this episode
Jul 1, 2016 2:47 PM

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...another amazing episode.
I wonder what's happened to Kaizaki's Senpai, suicide?

This could be even AOTS
Jul 1, 2016 4:39 PM

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It was awesome seeing that both Kaizaki and Hishiro had a senpai that was bullied. It gives them something to connect about. Though I'm curious what happened to Kaizaki's senpai. And it seems like thanks to Inukai, Kariu and Tamarai might be able to solve their problem.
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Jul 1, 2016 4:55 PM

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It was nice to see a bit more of Kaizaki's past. Seems like his senpai committed suicide, most likely by hanging herself. That's why he grabs his throat.

Hopefully the problem between Tamarai and Kariu will be solved next episode.
Jul 1, 2016 5:01 PM
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Anime low point episode for me. Kindergarten bully boy dragging wounded red head around with a bad ankle? Big hero buddy just knuckles under with an "okay...we be quiet boss man". The macho flowed like wine or more like the tears in the last episode. Crazy feels train is on the wrong track and headed for station platform at this rate. Still watching and still thinking this is better than the manga.
Jul 1, 2016 5:55 PM

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I'm not a fan of Honoka's childhood friend. I get that he's overprotective but there's no need to drag someone with a sprain that forcefully. I don't really care if this makes them friends again, he just worsen her sprain. So far, he's the only character I dislike. Hopefully he won't make much of an appearance in the show or the manga (which I plan on reading).
Jul 1, 2016 6:40 PM

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Not sure I feel about the background storytelling of this so far.

Tamarai and Kariu's relationship is still something I find quite interesting with the way it's been going.
Jul 1, 2016 7:02 PM

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Good episode with a major reveal.
Lots of drama.
Jul 1, 2016 7:16 PM

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Its nice to see Hishiro develop a bit. And hopefully things between Kariu and Tamarai's relationship gets resolved soon since it's kinda eh to me. It's also quite surprising to hear about Kaizaki's senpai
Jul 1, 2016 9:33 PM

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ok things were awkward. in this episode.. finally the quiet girl takes action
Jul 2, 2016 12:13 AM

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Catalyze said:
Anime low point episode for me. Kindergarten bully boy dragging wounded red head around with a bad ankle?

Right? Seriously, fuck that asshole. Hug aside this was an astoundingly bland episode.
Jul 2, 2016 12:27 AM

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Hishiro's reaction when Kaizaki asked her why she didn't call him instead was hilarious xD
So Kaizaki's senpai killed herself?:o
I liked the little convo between Hishiro and Kaizaki, That fighto! was great :D
Nice to see Hishiro showing some development in concern for others.

Can't believe Inukai dragged Rena all the way even though she's hurt.
Jul 2, 2016 4:13 PM

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Kaizaki's senpai suicided? Oh my fuck, his reaction made me get goosebumps, he is still clearly shaken to this day when this is being brought up. His connection to Hishiro grows stronger.

The supports are awesome seriously.

Rena needs to get a reality check now.
Jul 2, 2016 9:30 PM

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Wow so that's why he quit his job only three months in, that REALLY sucks. Hopefully he can heal, interesting place to stop the episode. I wonder if she'll forgive her
Jul 3, 2016 12:44 AM

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"Tamarai-san, you look a little ugly today" lmao this girl and her choice of words
I can't believe Tamarai played along with her

Fight on! Kaizaki's senpai committed suicide (?) That's quite a trauma he's dealing with...

This episode had one of the best ending songs so far!
Jul 3, 2016 3:29 AM

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Yes! A lot more Hishiro today! I enjoy her awkward social skills and near robotic mindset. Definitely the most entertaining girl IMO. Good guy Kaizaki leaves Kariu and Oga alone, definitely a good wing man.

I don't feel bad for Kariu at all with the way she acts and her self-pity. Definitely the cunt of the season thus far.

We get to know more about Kaizaki's past before the ReLife project. It seems pretty tragic with the way he is acting. It was quite sad when he had a brief mental breakdown by hugging Hishiro and apologizing to her after re-hashing his past mistakes.

That Onoya text to Kaizaki about Hishiro and him being alone was great while she and Yoake listens on the other side.

I almost thought Akira, one of Honoka's friend and voice of Sasuke Uchiha, was seriously going to hit Kariu with a Chidori for being a stubborn jerk. I realized I'm in the wrong series and was sadden to see that Kariu won't get Uchiha'd.

Kaizaki x Hishiro, I ship the hell out of that.

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Jul 3, 2016 5:14 AM

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Holy crap.... What was with Kaizaki's short, dark, flashback? That makes me really curious as on what happened to his senpai.... Could that be suicide? Damn, that short moment was really intense as fuck.

Fantastic episode.

Jul 3, 2016 9:39 AM

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What happened to his senpai? Suicide seems the most logic reason. Hopefully we can get enlightenment on that. Anyway, his reaction was totally schocking. Did not imagine to see a Kaizaki in this conditions.

Again a very good episode.
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Jul 3, 2016 12:30 PM

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that Ed is awesome and seriously Kariu is such a drama queen
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Jul 3, 2016 8:34 PM

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I believe his senpai committed suicide. It's quite common in Japan and South Korea because of their societal pressure. Also both the Japanese and South Korean society are quite sexist. When they see a woman working hard and being successful in an office setting, they think she doesn't belong there and will, in most situations, bully her until she resigns since firing someone who works for a public company is almost impossible. That's why a lot of people strive to become public servants since it's one of the most stable jobs in their society.

Of course, not everyone in their society is sexist or wants to follow their conventional way of thinking or work ethics but they're most often than not, shunned by the rest of society who thinks it's too troublesome to change what they've gotten used to for so many years. They recognize that their society puts too much pressure on people but they're not willing to change it, mostly the older people.

I like how this series is tackling real workplace and societal issues that many people in these countries face. Bullying, segregation and competition can happen as early as elementary school and still follow you into the workplace, long after you graduate. It's a never-ending cycle of competition and pressure.
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Jul 3, 2016 9:08 PM

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Xenocrisi said:
I wonder what's happened to Kaizaki's Senpai, suicide?
This was my guess, I thought she also looked like she could be the girls mom.
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Jul 4, 2016 1:01 AM

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Karui & Honoka are both avoiding each other. This is not good. They really need to talk it out.

Haha Hishiro showing up at Kaizaki's place out of the blue as well as Yoake & Onoya listening in.
Sad that both of them saw someone they knew get bullied & where unable to help them.
Did Kaizaki's senpai commit suicide or something? That would be tragic.

Looks like both of them needed a hug.
That "Fight On" was so cute & unexpected.

Nice ED song.
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Jul 4, 2016 10:04 AM

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Kariu and Honoka's drama in the last two episodes is dragging the series down abit imo,but still like the series otherwise.

Hishiro's "fight on!" was adorable.

Jul 5, 2016 3:15 AM

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Maybe Kaizaki's senpai killed herself. Seriously that Asaji guy dragging Rena like this.

Jul 6, 2016 12:27 PM

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Good episode, while her character is relatable in a sense, it does seem like all the drama in the series happens because of Rena
Jul 6, 2016 5:37 PM

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The ending song sounds even better live. :)
Jul 7, 2016 5:17 AM

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Rena is hard to deal with, I get she is angry, but she didn't need to treat Tama that way.
Arata's work female friend killed herself? I was thinking that she was Chizuru...
Jul 7, 2016 8:19 AM

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Damn what a backstory and an end! Really getting a bit depressing, but well let's see what's next.
Jul 7, 2016 8:50 AM

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Fucking rough for Kaizaki to find his Senpai hanging there. I feel for this dude with every episode. I can see myself in shoes quite a lot in this anime.

That embrace with Hishiro though...awesome.
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Jul 7, 2016 10:56 AM

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really like how they presented the negative things/events which is happening in society in highschool.

"bullies or something more worse than that, anything else, you need to bear with it and keep standing" i think this is one of the things which this episode is trying to tell us.

but not all of people can hold it, bear with it. not all of people can do that nor even all of people are the same. so i think it's not on personality problem but it's on society problem which need to be change rather than chaing a person personality into a good one cause i think to do something like that is almost impossible. for another people to intentionally change other's people personality is almost impossible. it's only naturally done by themselve unintentionally. that's what i think.

let's put that aside, great episode overall.
seriously, tbh, i feel bad for Kariu for getting reck for many times moreover with her personality.....i kinda know the feel when you hate yourself for did something that you regreted. i know that feeling very well since i have experienced it too. jealousy, hate, a thought to do somthing bad to another person, selfis, and easly give up, that is all of the things which presented in Kairu's personality from the very beginning. the biggest thing of all is obviously jealouly. always become the core of it. always.

and about Kaizaki's past, about his senpai, did she kill herself ? suicide ? man that's is kinda......i feel bad for him if that is really the case. giving up of everything with killing herself because she can't stand it anymore. really potray the society well. probably that is the proof that people can't leave alone in this world. it's really rare to find a person who can stand that kind of suffering mentally and personally. i would probably ain't even called them a human too. i don't know if this kind of shit is still happening ONLY in japan of maybe outside of japan too, but either way, this kind of society needs to be changed into a new one.

i really like the fact that the author didn't forget about the neet problems until this far. cause probably, if this kind of story got popular, the story would focused more on the school life and never give a fuck with the neet problem. so i really like that the author still remember the neet probelm from the beginning. and even connected it with the school life.

looking foward for the next episode.

Edit: i forgot to say that Hishiro just personally changed in this episode xD i like that :D
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Jul 8, 2016 5:57 AM

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LOL at Kariu finally realizing to herself that she's a short-tempered and utterly incomprehensible bitch to her friends, took you like gazillion of manga chapters or decade of episodes to notice that huh but great for her to have such considering friends though.

Hishiro's "fight on!" was adorable.

+1 to this, this scene just made me scream like a bitch for a whole 10 secs, she really is so cute. In fairness Hishiro's slowly improving her social life being worried about her friends like that, and for Kaizaki to broke down for a sec remembering his past about her senpai deym I like what the show is trying to tell us about the sad truth about bullying these days since I can definitely relate from this being experienced that kind of shot firsthand since my middle school days, and that you had to have that mindset that you had to put up with it to prevent it from getting which parallels to the saying what doesn't kill you makes you stronger mindset but problem with this is that every "strength" you have has a breakpoint that will soon reach there if you'll continue to keep up with that farce which makes yourself lose control of yourself and another sad truth about this is that you definitely can't stop bullying even with all the sermons and campaigns about it, there will be another time that it will hit a certain person again where people don't notice and the cycle continues.
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Jul 8, 2016 11:51 PM

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"I'm starting to hate myself."

Yeah, we're starting to hate you, too. Get over yourself, bitch.

Jul 9, 2016 12:43 AM

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There's a fair amount of eavesdropping going on in this anime..
Jul 9, 2016 7:03 AM

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I'm glad we finally got to see a little bit of Kaizaki's past and why he has been having issues holding a job. Still not interested in the volleyball team drama though, feels like they're dragging out the main story.
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Jul 9, 2016 4:32 PM
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It becomes pretty annoying this volley drama story...
Jul 9, 2016 6:52 PM

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Wow wonder what happened to Kaizaki's senpai? Hope we find out
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Jul 9, 2016 8:23 PM
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Man that Inukai will probably end up being a misadjusted adult who only believes he is right. That aside, Kaizaki's senpai did commit suicide via hanging, it is heavily implied in him holding his throat (Also it is more clearly stated in the manga)
Jul 9, 2016 9:45 PM

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Santoryu_XBurner said:

That "Fight On" was so cute & unexpected.

Nice ED song.

ouriel said:
The ending song sounds even better live. :)
OMG Thanks for posting this... You are awesome!
Jul 10, 2016 4:13 AM

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ReLIFE has been balancing adulthood and childhood themes pretty well
"friends acting weird help" LMAO
Jul 10, 2016 4:35 PM

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Remember when Yoake mentioned that people like these have deep-rooted traumas? This is gotta be it.
(Sorry if this is obvious, I just thought that if anyone forgot, this could help understand a bit more about the series.)
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Jul 10, 2016 9:06 PM

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I could not breathe well and felt a ton of blood rising to my head, like my throat was blocked when Kaizaki had his flashback.

Man, that was really effective. Crazy how this was not only able to make me feel sympathetic, but also induce a physical reaction as well.
Jul 11, 2016 10:53 PM

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Fight On! heeheeheehee.....I love it!

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Jul 12, 2016 4:05 AM

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-Trippwire- said:
"I'm starting to hate myself."

Yeah, we're starting to hate you, too. Get over yourself, bitch.

I'd like to say I didn't laugh at this...
Jul 12, 2016 1:10 PM
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About Kaizaki's senpai
Jul 17, 2016 12:12 PM

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mr_sam21 said:
About Kaizaki's senpai

Thank you, I was wondering did I get the right idea

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yoite- said:
mr_sam21 said:
About Kaizaki's senpai

Thank you, I was wondering did I get the right idea

Yeah I agree it went really dark. What made it more sad for me was on the ending song where he was drinking with her and she started to fade away..
Jul 17, 2016 2:11 PM

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mr_sam21 said:
yoite- said:

Thank you, I was wondering did I get the right idea

Yeah I agree it went really dark. What made it more sad for me was on the ending song where he was drinking with her and she started to fade away..

Oh, now I need to watch that. I rarely watch opening and enging songs. T__T
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yoite- said:
mr_sam21 said:

Yeah I agree it went really dark. What made it more sad for me was on the ending song where he was drinking with her and she started to fade away..

Oh, now I need to watch that. I rarely watch opening and enging songs. T__T

I really suggest you do because you can miss really heart warming/breaking things on the edings in many anime , like in this case
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