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Oct 9, 2016 8:23 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Welp, this episode got more comedic.

Midare got introduced while they squeezed in the action at the final few moments. Not sure which character I like most at this point. However, all the guys has swordsmanship skills in some way or form.

Somewhat impressed by the music they used. Souza's also a badass for having that pink hair.
 
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Oct 9, 2016 8:35 AM

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I LOVE TSURUMARU
AN ANGEL,,,...
 
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Oct 9, 2016 8:43 AM

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my love souza.... please stop talking about your sad past, its killing me everytime..
im so glad we got to see the odagumi in action... i love them all so much and their interactions were so great.. they also sung the ed???
doudanukis reaction to midare though lol.

i really liked this ep because of odagumi, but if it werent for that.. dunno how id feel about it.
 
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Oct 9, 2016 9:40 AM

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Was an improvement over the last episode. At least I didn't lose interest partway through this time...
 
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Oct 9, 2016 9:44 AM

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fuuuuuuuuuuuuu

this episode was so damn good?! i can't even. the ending left me awestruck.

ED theme was great as usual.

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Oct 9, 2016 9:45 AM

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This episode was DEFINITELY an improvement from episode one. The way they introduced the new characters, the pacing, the exposition and everything else was on point. Im really loving hanamaru for more reasons now than it just being Touken Ranbu. Can't wait for episode 3.
 
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Oct 9, 2016 10:17 AM

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As someone who likes the Odagumi, I especially liked this episode. Also, it seems that this anime has gone a bit serious compared to the first ep, but I'm sure that light-hearted moments like Aizen and Nakigistune eating cabbages would still make this anime sweet. I'm guessing that each episode will have a different ED song, and I think it makes it more special.

It felt like Kashuu and Yasusada were advertising that detergent, like why? But still, I'd buy that if it becomes a thing.
 
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Oct 9, 2016 10:20 AM
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seems they're keeping the SoL/action split again, but this time I got much more than I'd ask for(shinken hissatsu and Odagumi singing the ED).
The Odagumi interactions makes me wonder they might contradict with some peoples' headcanons, or even the game itself(Souza referring Nobunaga with 'that man' instead of 'demon king'). I might be thinking a bit too much about this one, and I won't complain because more screentime is always worth it.

other than those, it's always nice to see interpretations of game mechanics(sword summoning and sortie). And the softener TVCM scene is hilarious.
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Oct 9, 2016 10:35 AM

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THIS EP WAS SO NICE!!!! i don't even like odagumi and i loved the episode im speechless
 
Oct 9, 2016 10:45 AM
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Yasusada seems to be like the new guy in a community when he directly say out-loud the questions that's in his mind. If I'm correct then I guess with each mission we're gonna learn more about other characters and have their ed theme song by then. This show is definitely one that I'll continue to watch till the end :)
 
Oct 9, 2016 10:54 AM

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This was a good episode. I quite liked the variety in episode 1, but I also liked how they slowed down for episode 2 to get more in-depth. Of the group, Yagen could have used a bit more lines, but that ending was really cool too.
I think this is going to be kind of educational, too, similarly to Axis Powers Hetalia where they both talk about things that happened in reality. XD
 
Oct 9, 2016 11:02 AM

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Pretty good episode, explained some things without becoming boring (unless you don't really want history lessons)
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Please god help me quit this website.

Such great community that doesn't even know how demographics work, AND gives """detailed"""" reviews after first episodes.


 
Oct 9, 2016 11:15 AM

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Odagumi being featured this episode was surprising, but it was nice how they resolved their feelings towards their master through a sortie (and how they included Okitagumi's thoughts as well). ED song was good too.
 
Oct 9, 2016 11:27 AM

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OMAFLKJ:ADLKFJ TSURU-DANNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA <3 ALSO AIZEN OMG *O* now I just need Ichi-nii animated and this anime is complete for me <3

The episode itself was really enjoyable. Was surprised at the Shinken Hissatsu scene and the oda-group for Honnouji, sounds like what I would do too rofl

We're not getting Fudou in the anime I take it? anyone know? (considering he's not in the opening and all...)
 
Oct 9, 2016 12:33 PM

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Oh god, the character designs are really appealing in this show!

I'm not too sure about the build up of the show though, I can't really figure out if it is supposed to be SoL or action.
 
Oct 9, 2016 1:17 PM
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Finally best sword shows up...


--I loved how Tsurumaru was so pumped for everything while Tanuki-kun just could've cared less ...lol

--I really liked the focus on the Odagumi. You know Hasebe probably creamed himself when he was made captain.

--This actually made me like Souza a little more.

--Finally, Kasen says outloud what the rest of the citadel was probably thinking about Yamabagiri: Why the hell does he never wash that blanket?
 
Oct 9, 2016 1:18 PM
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Sonnetica said:
Odagumi being featured this episode was surprising, but it was nice how they resolved their feelings towards their master through a sortie (and how they included Okitagumi's thoughts as well). ED song was good too.


Yams was too cute with 'OMG U DONT LOVE YOUR MASTER?!!!


This episode was a lot better than the first. And all of the Odagumi's VAs aren't bad singing either!

I was seriously waiting for Kasen to fall into the water with those suds while Tsurumaru pisses himself laughing.
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Oct 9, 2016 1:35 PM

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well nobunaga concentration this time... well each sword has it's own story to tell I see...I am really curious who is their master
 
Oct 9, 2016 2:08 PM

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ODOROITAKA IS HERE
YAA YAA IS HERE
I cried when I heard him.
Too bad my favorite Imanotsurugi wasn't in this episode. My other favs, Horikawa and Ichi-nii have yet to be introduced.
 
Oct 9, 2016 2:19 PM

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Good episode. \o/
I enjoyed it so much that not even notice the time passing. At the end i was like: OMG I CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT WEEK.
 
Oct 9, 2016 7:03 PM

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this episode was so great. i was already super happy to see my favorites Aizen and Naki being cute together, that made this whole show worth it. The Honnouji incident part, with their thoughts before and after, was great. I really love how they are showing everyone's relationships, feelings towards their past and what they are now. It's really endearing and the show's pacing was really enjoyable.
 
Oct 9, 2016 7:21 PM
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tsuru lovers shook, including myself.

gr8 stuff
 
Oct 9, 2016 7:37 PM

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New characters were introduced. Nice. Looks like we got to see how they feel about their past. Every time they mention their master, I really want to know how it is.
 
Oct 9, 2016 7:59 PM

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New sword memebers. Ida Nobunaga omg
 
Oct 9, 2016 9:17 PM

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This episode really makes me happy. The show is making an effort to connect the swords to their historical origins which is a good way to allow certain characters a look to their past and the relationship they have with their owners. As long as the anime doesn't waste an episode on some stupid cooking filler, I think this anime will be excellent.
 
Oct 9, 2016 11:24 PM
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I love all the screen time given to Tsuru in this episode XD And him calling CCP "Mitsubou." The Odagumi in this episode was great, I like the mix of slice of life and random antics in the first part of the episode, and then ending with the sortie and some reflections. I was honestly expecting all fun and games, but Hanamaru is even better than I imagined it would be.

So the EDs are going to be like the character songs that fans have always wanted? XD Both EDs have been really good!
 
Oct 10, 2016 1:14 AM

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welp that was boring the comedy is not even that funny

 
Oct 10, 2016 1:17 AM

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TSUUUUUUURUUUUUUUUMAAAAAAAAAARUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU -SCREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMS- YOU BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEINGGGGGGGG OHHHHHHH GOSH OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -scream-
 
Oct 10, 2016 6:49 AM

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Nee characters got introduced, I'm curious about thier master.

 
Oct 10, 2016 9:44 AM

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happy i got to see tanuki and midare
 
Oct 10, 2016 2:24 PM

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Hasebe in action <3 It was interesting hearing them reflect on Nobunaga before and after.

And that ending. I'm glad we will be getting a different one each episode.
 
Oct 10, 2016 3:17 PM

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I'm watching this anime for Doudanuki, and I finally got him.
Yaaaay, Now to hope/pray he gets an episode and appears more...
Pretty good episode though. Quite a bit better than the first episode.
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Oct 10, 2016 5:57 PM

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welp that was boring the comedy is not even that funny


Yeah, I kinda have to agree. It doesn't seem like this show really knows what it's doing. After so many comedic misfires, the attempts at establishing a serious mood near the end felt pretty forced.
 
Oct 10, 2016 6:08 PM

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....still no Munechika :(

(Kogitunemaru too)
 
Oct 10, 2016 9:10 PM

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willingscapegoat said:
Axelucard said:
welp that was boring the comedy is not even that funny


Yeah, I kinda have to agree. It doesn't seem like this show really knows what it's doing. After so many comedic misfires, the attempts at establishing a serious mood near the end felt pretty forced.


As someone who knows nothing about Touken Ranbu, I find this extremely boring, unfortunately. I really like the designs and such but I feel like it's trying way too hard.
 
Oct 10, 2016 9:41 PM

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Are the episodes just gonna be: guys doing cute crap, oh no we got a job to do, add random feels, and ok back to guys doing cute shit...
 
Oct 11, 2016 6:11 AM

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willingscapegoat said:


Yeah, I kinda have to agree. It doesn't seem like this show really knows what it's doing. After so many comedic misfires, the attempts at establishing a serious mood near the end felt pretty forced.


As someone who knows nothing about Touken Ranbu, I find this extremely boring, unfortunately. I really like the designs and such but I feel like it's trying way too hard.
why don't you just drop it because this show is made to cater to fans?

wait for ufotable's release.

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Oct 11, 2016 9:05 AM
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Are the episodes just gonna be: guys doing cute crap, oh no we got a job to do, add random feels, and ok back to guys doing cute shit...
so far it's leaning to those, which is why I think it's going to be Kancolle all over again.

I just hope that Odagumi appearing in this anime won't seal the chances of them appearing in ufotable anime.
 
Oct 13, 2016 12:05 AM

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Tsurumaru is here! Finally seeing him in action makes me so happy <3
And finally some mention of the Saniwa's personality!
 
Oct 13, 2016 12:53 AM

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I've found another trap to fap!
so this show is about reliving the past events of history of Japan.
The Katana on the ED sequence is a 3D visual and a very high quality to boot!
4/5.


 
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I've found another trap to fap!
so this show is about reliving the past events of history of Japan.
The Katana on the ED sequence is a 3D visual and a very high quality to boot!
4/5.

3rd trap's a charm. Might stay around for all these traps.
I think watching paired with Drifters is quite helpful & fun. Both mention some Nobunaga history & character. Rumor on him disappearing instead of assassinated connects straight to Drifters premise lol, even tho that's fiction. Didn't know he's a terrible lord, since my first impression was from the romcom show with female Oda.
 
Oct 13, 2016 7:08 AM

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DROPPED !
This anime is horrible for me.
It's so gay that i can't stand of !
I want to kill myself after watching second episode
 
Oct 13, 2016 7:31 AM

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Wahh....... i feel same 'atmosfer' at eps 1 but this episode has good improving from eps 1.Good Job

The art is so pleasant ^-^

I definetely can't remember the characters name on this anime. but they added new character again, $%#!^*#)*&

Still waiting for master's appearing and the next episode

 
Oct 13, 2016 10:06 AM

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Well, I had fun watching this episode. I don't play Touken Ranbu but I'm still enjoying the show.
It's so hard to remember all the names. T^T
 
Oct 14, 2016 6:29 AM

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I don't understand anything @.@

What are those creatures that they fight? They seem to be time travelling so what era are they living in?

Too many characters to keep up with though :/
 
Oct 15, 2016 8:27 PM

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From the manga portions I read online, Hasabe came off as a really likeable guy, despite being the sword of Nobunaga. Episode two followed a pattern that I forsee for the show. Establish one or two swords per episode and tell a brief story about their history and provide a character study. Still thumbs up about this show thus far.
 
Oct 16, 2016 12:55 PM

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I love Touken Ranbu but this anime is so boring. The humor isn't even funny. At least it was better than the first episode!
 
Oct 18, 2016 8:20 PM

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Tsurumaru reminds me of Shiro from K Project.

Whenever I see Kashuu and his nails, I realize that that's what a true pretty boy would be like...

Hasebe gets his much desired Captain position, but I think he should be happier to be the Master's Attendant...

Yamanbagiri is sooo depressing with all the I'm a copy I'm a fake I'm emiya shirou blah PLS SOMEONE MAKE HIM FEEL LIKE HE'S NEEDED

HEYA MIDARE! I can't get enough really... and then there's the shotas... but I won't get started on that...


hmm, going to take a while for me to understand how they felt watching the Honnouji Incident play out
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Oct 19, 2016 8:00 PM

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I just really like how the swords all ook very real during the ED.
"Masturbation."

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Oct 24, 2016 8:43 AM

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Definitely better than the first episode, but i dont know im still having a hard time getting into it, if nothing else its not bad enough to drop.
 
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