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Poll: Hibike! Euphonium 2 Episode 12 Discussion

Jan 28, 2017 11:50 AM

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Even if we know that Kumiko and Reina aren't going far than this, I still hoping it would, Kumiko have a crush on her for sure, but Reina is blind for Taki, I have to admit that she was brave to confess near everyone, and we all know that Taki will never accept her.
I am glad Kumiko and Mamiko finally said to each other their real feelings, the third years will be missed.
Feb 2, 2017 1:45 AM

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Taki-sensei you dense!
She confessed to you twice! xD
Well considering teacher-student relationship is forbidden
He probably noticed it, but played it safe

That was kinda sad they got bronze
Last scene is so heartwarming
If only they hugged each other, it would be so perfect
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Apr 10, 2017 2:50 PM
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xSkipi said:
After all those drama I didn't see the Nationals coming xD
Two seasons just finished here with the bronze, disappointing but it's more realistic I guess

can't wait for the last one !

I thought the second season was a step down from the first. But the idea of slapping "realistic" results on to patently unrealistic shows really grates.
Apr 11, 2017 4:58 AM

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we didnt even get to hear them play? wasnt this what the series was about?
the drama this season was really, really bad.
Apr 25, 2017 8:18 PM

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This was pretty fun. Kumiko and Asuka both get the cathartic resolution to their respective arcs, it was cute.

Just a general piece of advice for those who weren't satisfied with this episode: it's useful and fun to listen to the perspectives of other people, especially if they contribute to the discussion in a meaningful way, but don't forget. Your interpretation is just as valid!

I felt bad, but I had to laugh at Reina's horribly futile second attempt. Not only can Taki not connect the dots, he isn't even aware of the existence of any dots. I would understand if girls constantly confessed to him but he literally said he wasn't sure if the students really liked him. I commend Reina for having the guts to confess in front of an audience, twice. Maybe third time's the charm and he'll actually get it?

@VersoSciolto I read through your posts in the thread. I totally forgot about that incident! And it was in the 3rd year of junior high, not even kindergarten or something. Man, I mostly just found Shuuichi forced or boring so far but god he's a jerk and a creep. Though I'll admit I find it funny how far you went in your crusade against him. As usual, you brought up a lot of interesting stuff, and I like that you can criticize the show without attacking the other viewers. Reina's situation looks a lot less funny and more depressing now.
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May 28, 2017 5:37 AM

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Geddy Lee would be proud.
Nov 3, 2017 2:09 PM

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Bold confession by Reina, but sensei brushed it off on both occasions. This was a sad episode with them walking with bronze, I was so disappointed by them and they didn't even bother to show their performance.

Also the senpais retiring from the club was inevitable but they will be missed.
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Feb 18, 2018 1:50 AM

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Is interesting in how they took such a strange direction with this episode which reflects how they chose to do this season as well; less emphasis on the musical aspect and more focus towards the actual characters. Personally I preferred what they did in season 1.

It was odd how Mamiko didn't stay back to congratulate Kumiko afterwards.
May 23, 2018 3:21 PM

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Well,that was one hell of a confession xD

God,I'm so sad that we didn't get to see at least a bit of the performance and that Kitauji didn't get gold;_;

However,beautiful episode.
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Jan 31, 2019 6:26 PM

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I'm extremely mad that there's no final performance. I couldn't hear Asuka playing to see if she could handle being away from the band for so long and to see her father's face while she reckt the entire place. I would've been more mad if they had own gold instead.
Feb 2, 2019 3:28 AM
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Haven't watched this season yet but I can't be the only with disappointed with who Himiko ends up with. It honestly makes me not want to continue the series if I'm honest
Mar 4, 2019 2:29 AM

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The final performance is finally here. I was Kinda sad we didn’t get to actually hear them play.

Aww Reina actually confessed to Taki. Obviously he thought she was just cheering him on. She pretty brave, I will say that.

Too bad we didn’t get gold. But they sure worked hard and it payed off. None of them thought they’d make it so far. But they did.
Apr 10, 2019 5:04 PM

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Just crying over here!

What a great ending for Asuka and her dad. Its insanely sad that he wasnt in her life, she refers to him as someone who "used to be" her father. He could have tried harder.
Its sweet that she was able to do that though. His gift of the euphonium was nice, and her gift to him of making it to the nationals was great.

Reina's confession in the auditorium had me screeeeeaming! I was cry/laughing all over the place, it was so ridiculous. The poor club, never had anything prepared c": and then Taki-sensei just brushed her second confession off like a piece of lint. I was dying. He's so cool.

And finally, Kumiko and her sister♡♡ what a sweet ending. I love that Shuuichi was concerned about their relationship, and it really made Kumiko think about it. I'm so happy. The show really railed us hard about her sister being a bitch, but held our hand as they explain how she felt all that time. God, the writing is spot on.
Jun 22, 2019 8:18 PM

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They get bronze. Gosh, Reina was so desperate she told Taki-sensei about her feelings.
Jul 28, 2019 10:21 PM

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Too bad we didn't get to see the performance but great anyways! ^^
I liked the kinda finishing developments this episode. Tanaka and her father, Oumae and her sister, Reina and sensei (not really finished but there was the confession) also better development between the trumpet senpai (forgot her name sry) and Reina
Hoping for a good finish next ep ^^

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Aug 6, 2019 3:05 AM
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Honestly, I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see the performance but it really ticked the other boxes so I’m super glad!

Always glad to see more bonding before the plays, I especially liked the focus given to Mizore-senpai with Nozomi (twice, in fact, but the other being after the play) and oddly Kumiko too, I wonder if that’s her way of thanking and raising the spirits of her kouhai. Dat aside, it’s cool that they get a sleepover together right before and like the usual, Kumiko can’t sleep but we have a different person keeping her company this time (whoo-hoo, lol). Man, I just love these two’s interactions, “Ah, Shoichi kuh? Ouch.” Amazing how he’s kept hold of it for so long but good that it’s finally out to her, and no wonder that Sapphire-chan was the catalyst behind it xD. Got to say kumiko with the hot coffee was really cute though, lol.

And then, fast forward to after the play with some odd Reina moments. I really couldn’t make what was going on then, had a feeling it was a past encounter but too bad it wasn’t ;-; Nezuko’s “Otsukare~”, *sigh* lol. Anyway, that shocking confession lmao. Reina’s got the moves, xD. What a save too! But, of course, Take-sensei is still oblivious to her feelings lol. Yuko’s consolation and Kaori-senpai’s ‘gambete’ pose was nice to see following that. Lol @ how the homeroom teacher was so strict earlier about the stern expressions but then teared up afterwards, she’s become quite the interesting person to see. I also really liked the little addition of the assistant teachers getting a bit of the screen time to lift their spirits up. And then lol, Midori really is hilarious but motivational on point, xD. Lol, her thinking about whether Reina really likes Take-sensei or not during the penultimate moment (result) and swiftly going back to praying thanks to Hazuki’s intervention was really sweet!

Good lord, Asuka-senpai’s father sends a message lol. I knew it was coming but that was quite the short touching line. I was expecting her mother to show up too but I suppose things don’t always work out like that. Kumiko’s little moment with her sister after that was really powerful too, she finally got the words out.

I can’t deny I was looking forward to more of Taki-sensei’s past though, but welp.

I finished the season earlier this morning (3 am) actually but I wanted to collect my thoughts after a rewatch (of the final two episodes) so here I am nearly 15 hours later. On to the Episode 13 Discussion for yet another long post now, lol.
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Dec 27, 2019 3:32 AM

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Oh, I did not think they would get bronze. I was prepared for gold and silver, well played. That last scene was kinda weird, instead of just hugging each other they scream at each other on a bridge xD
Apr 9, 2020 7:50 AM
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No performance? Sad... though I can't complain about what the episode showed here so it's still a 5/5!

The moment between Kumiko and Shuuichi at night was cute. Shuuichi carrying around that present all this time. I so wish we could see them get together, seeing as there's one more episode I guess I can still hope. That was a cute gift.

Yoroizuka-senpai's approaching Kumiko was cute. Silently and slowly moving closer and closer towards Kumiko until finally... the cutest fist bump in history. And then Asuka-senpai coming over to have a talk. Kumiko really has grown. She has so many friends and grew close to so many people in the wind ensemble in a relatively short period of time.

Wish we could've seen the performance still, but that'd take at least a quarter of an episode so I understand.

Why were all the other schools prepared to cheer on their teachers but Kitauji was not? But Reina really is reckless today, suddenly standing up and saying "Sensei, suki desu!" in front of literally everyone in the auditorium lol. That takes courage and that was sweet and cute to see. Although it seems people just thought it was her making sure Taki-sensei didn't receive nothing during the acceptance of his award. And she made sure to say it again later on. It seems everyone has realised that Reina loves Taki-sensei... except for Taki-sensei lol. I loved how her senpai were all "don't give up, Kousaka."

I didn't expect them to win bronze, to be honest. I fully expected them to get gold even though that's a bit far logically (since they're pretty new to this). But they did win bronze and I was really surprised, but I liked it. It was like a dose of reality. Sad, of course, but that made things more realistic.

Asuka-senpai received a message from her father, who asked Taki-sensei to give it to the girl playing the euphonium. Although he was vague about whom exactly, I'm sure it was aimed at Asuka-senpai specifically and he chose his words carefully. I'm so glad Asuka-senpai managed to reach that goal of hers, to get her father to hear her playing and then her father gave her that message! So, so happy for her. Her getting all excited and hugging Kumiko also really showed her growth, how she's changed, and how close she is to Kumiko now.

I've always loved Haruka. She's really brave, strong, selfless, and kind. She took on a job nobody wanted amidst a horrible situation that nobody would ever want to face. But she never gave up, even if self-doubt kept eating away at her. I really admire her. And that was a nice speech, Haruka, even if you did cry in the end. But who wouldn't in her position, having gone through such tough times and never thinking once that they could get to Nationals, yet here they are. Asuka-senpai as always was blunt. She was frustrated with the result, but what a speech she gave to rile up her juniors so that they will get gold next year.

And finally, Kumiko and her sister. After 25 episodes, we finally see the culmination of her growth. She shouted everything she wanted to say to her sister. How she loves the euphonium, how she came to love it and wind ensemble because of her, and most importantly, how she loved her sister. And her sister, too, really loved her. Finally the two sisters reconcile after a breakdown that started with Mamiko being forced to quit wind ensemble. It was happy to see.

Can't believe it's the final episode already. I want, no, need more!

This is so sad :') I wonder what they have in store.

Onto the final piece!
May 5, 2020 10:58 AM

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just finished this, and man im so mad at the judges for that bronze, at least give my gurls silver! well i guess at least it's more realistic this way, i mean that was their first time at the nationals where the best of the best regularly play, and our main casts got to pursue a goal for next year. worried about the departure of the 3rd years tho, the remaining members and the newcomers sure have big shoes to fill in. dont give up reina, you still have time to be with taki sensei, get that gold and win his heart lol

whats up with people being disappointed just because reina x kumiko ship sank lol. i wonder how they watched, i never saw them being romantic with each other. i just always saw them as cuddly bffs, you know even girls in real life get that close right? lol
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Sep 7, 2020 4:00 AM

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Not suprised they only got bronze considering (they didn't show the performance jk) the troubles they had (like Asuka having skipped some practice and stuff) but still impressive how far they've come (the nationals) compared to previous years. Kousaka was quite daring with multiple confessions (even though Taki misunderstood them). Heartwarming moment there at the end between Mamiko and Kumiko.
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Oct 29, 2020 1:43 AM

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I’m not crying... YOU’RE crying.... F*CK

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Mar 26, 5:19 AM

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Damn, Reina's confession for Taki in front of the whole auditorium was so... cringe...
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