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Poll: Idol Jihen Episode 2 Discussion

Jan 15, 2017 6:54 AM

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Some of these girls are actually kinda pushy in this show. That Himawari Ikka girl with her personality might be hard to deal with.

It's too bad what happened to that rural village as it's filled with dirty trash now.
I think this show pushes for both storytelling and characterization rather than just focusing on the careers of these inspiring idols. This episode gave a good insight on more of the character personalities.

Jan 15, 2017 7:55 AM

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I like that some of the idols are pushy, for such competitive occupation you'd expect more of them to be this way. That trash did make for a nice stage when got fresh coats of paint and extra decorations. The performances are still pretty good seeing that this a non-Sunrise/Bandai-Namco late night anime. I want to see more of Ruru, she's adorable and her end card was especially adorable.

Jan 15, 2017 9:11 AM

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Idol bungee jumping! Good thing Natsuki somehow survived that fall, river or not. Then again why expect realism from a show where the bad guys get defeated by magic idol powers turning their eyes into hearts? Yeah, this show is silly. XD Oh, and Chinatsu was very cute, bitch slap aside. XD
Jan 15, 2017 9:18 AM

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Well that was quite something, As ridiculous as the show is, it's pretty fun to watch.

Idol Bungee Jumping? Isn't that dangerous? XD
The Bungee Cord snapped, Holy Shit! See, I knew it was dangerous, Sachie being so nochalant about the snapping. XD Luckily Natsuki survived. xD

Chinatsu is pretty nice too aside from that slap which came out of nowhere.
Performance was nice and the bad guys being defeated by the auras had me laughing. xD

Greedy Sunlight party took the credit for themselves, I suppose this is what you call politics. XD
Well, let's see what the next episode holds.
Jan 15, 2017 9:34 AM

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I'm surprised that she survived, if she landed wrong on the water, it could have been the same as falling on the ground from that height....
Just a Matter of Time
Jan 15, 2017 9:37 AM

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It's not that bad as I thought it will be. Pretty enjoyabe episode. The old school direction vibe is strong.
Modified by rsc-pl, Jan 15, 2017 9:54 AM
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Jan 15, 2017 10:24 AM

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This series at least be at 6/10 and above(depends on your preference). Fun to watch especially together with a character like Natsuki. Surprisingly I thought another new member gonna join the team, but instead they show another Idol team(their song not that bad thou).

Not joking, that kind of bungee height even with a deep river still can kill you=.=

For someone who study politics and such, this series actually REALLY has at least small amount of knowledge in that department. Like Natsuki's funny answer regarding how to deal with those garbage and the actual problem.

I guess adding politics into Idol is not just some decoration huh.
Modified by valvravetruth, Jan 15, 2017 10:39 AM
Jan 15, 2017 10:54 AM

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To be quite honest I didn't like it and the first half of the episode was just boring to me?
I'm surprised she survived that jump, but well you know it's anime.
I'm not dropping this yet but if it doesn't get better I probably will.
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Jan 15, 2017 3:43 PM

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I am very afraid of heights, I could never do something like that.

Doesn't matter who you are, once that music hits and the singing begins it's all over, you turn all lovey-dovey.
Jan 15, 2017 3:45 PM

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This was surprisingly well-done. Not sure why they're focusing on these weird physical challenges though (first a run and then bungee jumping). The anime is at its best when it focuses on the characters and the idol political machine. Hope we see more of that as it goes along.

Painted trash is still trash, unless they're going to do something with it. The one guy who owned the property shouldn't care too much about this scheme, it might even be a money-maker for him. I'd rather see more overt idol politicking rather than magical auras, but the conversion still got a chuckle out of me.

Modified by syncrogazer, Jan 15, 2017 3:52 PM
Jan 15, 2017 3:47 PM

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Episode 2 and there is already a slap.

Jan 15, 2017 4:21 PM

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The bungee jumping was silly, especially the results of the snapped rope. Needed a bit more song and aura in the end.
Jan 15, 2017 5:14 PM

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I should've dropped this already, but I wanna see how the madness will progress.

Jan 15, 2017 9:42 PM

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Onigiri girl learned how to survive to fall from high places from the Coyote of the Looney Toons xD

GuidedCursor said:
I should've dropped this already, but I wanna see how the madness will progress.

basically xD
Jan 15, 2017 9:50 PM

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This anime may not be amazing or anything but a 5.58 score? seems a bit harsh, it's just dumb fun, even the bungee jump was so ridiculous with the rope cutting off and somehow she survival in the river lol
Jan 15, 2017 10:22 PM

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I really enjoyed this episode. I liked the new characters which were introduced.

Tenth said:
This anime may not be amazing or anything but a 5.58 score? seems a bit harsh, it's just dumb fun, even the bungee jump was so ridiculous with the rope cutting off and somehow she survival in the river lol

Yeah 5.58 is harsh. I have given the show a 7 based on the first 2 episodes so far.

Jan 15, 2017 10:28 PM

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So this is going to be an idol show with a touch of politics here and there.

Lol Natsuki was kicked out of the Diet based on her preferred onigiri. I wouldn't be surprised if this kind of discussion actually happens in this Diet out of Natsuki's dreams lol. Natsuki is getting some study sessions so that she can be upto date with the issues of the country and other stuff about how the Diet works etc.

Chinatsu was unwilling to work with the Heroine party due a personal grudge. So childish. These guys take party changes way too seriously. In politics this stuff happens on an almost regular basis. Guess she's not used to it yet. And how on earth does bungee jumping determine the strength of an idol? That was too stupid. And Natsuki is indestructible due to her strong willpower lol.

Liked how the Sunshine party got all the credit for fixing things when it was the Heroine party's idea and all. Nice job Mizuki. She wasn't even there until the very end when everything was done. And the leader of the Rougai party. That guy. The masses really are foolish and don't want change. The idols are trying to get people to vote for them instead of the corrupt Rougai but it isn't working on a larger scale. They have fans but not more supporters than the Rougai party has.

This show really won't stop being stupid and absurd lol. But I like it. Just hope that they at least keep this amount of politics here and don't ditch it completely.
Jan 16, 2017 5:54 AM

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It's theoretically possible for you to survive bungee jumping if the rope snaps. Depends how far away from the ground you are and when it snapped.
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Jan 16, 2017 7:35 AM

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Does this show want to be serious or a comedy?
Studio Trigger is like that food you always want but hate when it is sold out in the stores. That's how good Studio Trigger is.
Jan 16, 2017 11:14 AM

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I have a complete brainfart when i suddenly realize that the character introduced so far have a similar-sounding name.

Chinatsu, Natsuki, Sachie, Shizuka, Mizuki.

God.. Who the hell came up with these names?! Will continue to watch though.
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Jan 17, 2017 3:19 AM
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actually the songs are good. I thought for the second episode, they will introduce their third member. Plus they are willing to introduce some minor characters for Shizuka. I think about the garbage dump, it's just a metaphor.

What I observed in this anime, they know how to skip the cliché parts. That's why the pacing is fast. Which is kinda.. good.
Jan 17, 2017 3:21 AM
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But seriously, almost everything is good in this anime. Especially for the animation. There are some corny parts but it is still good.
Jan 17, 2017 4:15 PM
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This chapter was better than the previous one, now it knows a little more of idols and its goal. Finally the protagonists have a leading role ...
P.d: the plot still seems silly
Jan 17, 2017 8:14 PM

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I enjoyed this episode more than I did the last one.

Still not loving it, but I can see myself sticking around.
Deliveries go here pls <3
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Jan 18, 2017 1:48 PM
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Are all lead characters of idol anime just not the most intelligent or...?
This was good for the first 45 seconds
I think I'll probably end up dropping this one
Jan 18, 2017 8:20 PM

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Such a shame that people are giving this such a shit rating when it's a really good and enjoyable show.
Jan 21, 2017 12:45 AM

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This jump must have been hard to do. It was a funny episode
Jan 21, 2017 3:54 AM

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Fine episode, I guess. It's not bad, but it's not good either. I mean, to me, this show is trying too hard to be funny. But it's still good in some parts, and watchable, at least for now. Well, I can't judge the show after watched only 2 episodes of it. Hope it will get better in the next episodes, I have high hopes for this show.
Jan 21, 2017 4:30 PM
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aura force & bungee competition kinda silly.
some inter party politics & promo. Late girl who did nothing took all the spotlight, typical lol.
Jan 26, 2017 7:19 AM

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how the hell did Hoshina-chan survived the fall from that very high elevation directly thru the river!?

Jan 28, 2017 2:29 PM

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Dropping. I don't care what happens next.

Also, that's trespassing.
Jan 29, 2017 2:06 PM

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What even was that fall lmao. There's no way anyone could survive such a fall.

Not sure about the blue haired girl being against joining the group, then accepting 2 minutes later. That decision change was a bit too quick imo.

Overall it was a fine episode. Gotta agree that the current rating is harsh though.
MAL ratings anyway lol
Sep 13, 2017 7:09 PM

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It would have been quite funny if Natsuki had actually died. I dunno, someone died in episode one, I kind of wanted this anime to keep the pace.
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Nov 24, 2018 5:41 PM

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Anime logic of course you can survive that jump
music is fine at least