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Oct 11, 2010 7:46 PM
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That wasn't a bad first episode, I just got to get used to the humor a bit. The seiyuus are a win for me
 
Oct 11, 2010 9:04 PM
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Did gg really release trollsubs of this show? I don't want to waste my MBs.


They screwed up the subs the first time and released a V2. Which fixes a lot of the problems, like the teacher explaining how he figured she copied someone's homework. The easy way to tell which version you're watching is that in the OP, they changed "Let's be gay" to "Let's be happy".


I know. I just wanted to verify that the v2 was a real fix. Some users on gg's website commented that even the v2 was horrible so that confused me. For fun I downloaded the v1 and it does look like Commie's handiwork.


As for the anime itself, the art and the animation is top-notch.I wish I could say the same about everything else. Arakawa's eccentric comedy and fast pace worked because the premise was weird and unrealistic to begin with. In Soredemo's case, it just makes the show look unintelligent and geared towards the lowest common denominator.


Lol... I knew something was wrong with "Let's be gay"==. This is bad... I think that streaming websites all only have v1==. Ah, nvm, I'm not gonna watch 1 whole ep again anyway. Storyline seems pretty cliched... guessing that it's gonna be a "build a real maid cafe from 'nth' " show.
 
Oct 11, 2010 9:25 PM

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im still trying to figure out when in the fuck i just watched
 
Oct 11, 2010 10:36 PM

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You guys do know that "gay" also means "happy", don't you?
 
Oct 11, 2010 11:13 PM

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I kind of have a problem with it feeling like they reused some of the music from Natsu no Arashi. The two shows have pretty much the same feel, except this seems to be less absurd, so it's less funny.
 
Oct 12, 2010 12:39 AM

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Kind of felt like it was trying too hard.
Will I fall in love someday? I wonder?


 
Oct 12, 2010 4:51 AM

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I'm not sure but that looks like a 300 reference! I hated that movie lol. That book shelf always changes with new references. I think midori no hibi is on that too. As always they like to do random references about everything. It was an OKAY episode. Seems like the first couple of posts hate the show... it was alright, I found it funny a couple of times... The characters were okay. I'm not really a fan of shaft art but I sometimes like the way they present the animation. It's good enough for me to finish from beginning to end.
 
Oct 12, 2010 4:53 AM

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I'm not sure but that looks like a 300 reference! I hated that movie lol. That book shelf always changes with new references. I think midori no hibi is on that too. As always they like to do random references about everything. It was an OKAY episode. Seems like the first couple of posts hate the show... it was alright, I found it funny a couple of times... The characters were okay. I'm not really a fan of shaft art but I sometimes like the way they present the animation. It's good enough for me to finish from beginning to end.
 
Oct 12, 2010 7:35 AM

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Funny episode! Let me see if I can get this right: Sanada likes Arashiyama, while Tatsuno likes Sanada. I can't wait to see how this all turns out.

Unfortunately, there are a few things that don't seem right in this show.

You are not going to make me believe that Harihara is a girl and a high school student. She is the homeliest thing I've seen in the history of anime!!!


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Oct 12, 2010 7:59 AM

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I wasn't planning to watching this but i took a look and its great (:
 
Oct 12, 2010 11:08 AM

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I liked it, maybe not that funny, but very relaxing show. Hoping for some Arashiyama x Sanada development.
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Oct 12, 2010 3:46 PM
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Weird anime to me somehow... the comedy is not really funny, the 2D animations are fine but doesn't really match the 3Ds... especially when the CGI sucks (classroom scene, the tables are floating in the classroom).
 
Oct 12, 2010 4:36 PM

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Agreed much:


I liked this episode, made me laugh on a couple occasion =D. Looking forward for more =)
 
Oct 12, 2010 5:35 PM
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Okay, first episode and I'm already sold on this one, might be my favorite of the season.
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Oct 12, 2010 7:37 PM

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This reminded me of Araka- Wait.. SHAFT?? Then, I'm watching this.. :)
 
Oct 12, 2010 9:54 PM

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I expected horrible overused MEIDO fanservice, instead I got something that is actually nice to watch and not full of crap
 
Oct 13, 2010 10:51 AM
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Ok, that was one of the ugliest and stupid series i've ever watched! it reminded me a lot of arikawa under the bridge (i like that serie, the are stupid, and it's funny) but is this anime it was just ugly and boring..... Hotori was just too stupid and big headed..... i just didn't like it, and only after one episode! i actually thought this was going to be something like Kaichou wa Maid-sama! but i got disapointed, if this really gets better later in the episodes or gets good ending, plz pm me and tell me that it really was worth seeing. thx :)
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Oct 13, 2010 10:58 AM
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Ok, that was one of the ugliest and stupid series i've ever watched! it reminded me a lot of arikawa under the bridge (i like that serie, the are stupid, and it's funny) but is this anime it was just ugly and boring..... Hotori was just too stupid and big headed..... i just didn't like it, and only after one episode! i actually thought this was going to be something like Kaichou wa Maid-sama! but i got disapointed, if this really gets better later in the episodes or gets good ending, plz pm me and tell me that it really was worth seeing. thx :)


hmm, when i think of it, i'm watching so much anime right now, so i'm gonna continiue, since it is SHAFT and TBS, i have high hopes that this anime got a posibility to turn and make a good ending, but since i'm watching so many other good animes, then i can watch those if i get disapointed over an episode : )
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Oct 13, 2010 1:59 PM

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Yea it wasnt till the math teacher started lecturing her that I realized he is voiced by Tomakazu Sugita, that alone makes this episode good.

I thought this would be a spoof/parody anime at first, decent jokes, and didnt rely on anything moe, if anything it looked like it was making fun of the concept. Definitely worth it.
 
Oct 13, 2010 7:08 PM
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Overall... interesting. I really liked the OP because I looove Round Table, but some of the jokes weren't quite funny and the exposition was pretty weak. The characters are more or less the same ideas that Arakawa had - give everyone a gimmick and repeat - so that could get annoying. I personally was impressed with the visuals, seeing as SHAFT is usually rather un-fluid (though it is their style). The ED was fine, and I was confused by the weird porcupine bear thing that kept saying poko. Maybe it's because I don't understand Japanese... but are puns really so funny as to insert them with the scene transition? The teacher was hilarious though~ 'How did you confuse the soda machine with the coffee machine. We need to have a serious talk!'
 
Oct 14, 2010 10:41 AM

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I knew I heard that annoying voice somewhere, it is Maka from Soul Eater! Damn the voice makes the character annoying intentionally! Well that voice did fit P-ko for Arakawa Under the Bridge. Kinda funny how they trick the teacher but that was pretty it.
 
Oct 15, 2010 7:11 AM

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didn't laugh that much but it was interesting ;)
 
Oct 15, 2010 5:10 PM

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This was... werid. Lol. Will be continueing it but I'm not sure if I liked it yet. Haha, xp
 
Oct 15, 2010 6:51 PM

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Sigh. Everything's off the mark, here. Character designs, voice talent, humour/punch lines. (And the ED karaoke but that's a fansub thing.) And I'm kind of over maid cafes with girls called Arashiyama (Natsu no Arashi, anyone?). Idk, maybe it'll get better with some tighter characterisation and gags.

Nice they got ROUND TABLE, though. Ah, nostalgia.

+I can't believe my bb, Sakurai Takahiro, is doing the voice of the Head Maid/owner! MY MIND, IT IS BLOWN.
 
Oct 15, 2010 8:15 PM

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I didn't really like this episode.. but I think the second half was better than the first. I'll give this another try, but it's definitely not my favorite this season.
 
Oct 16, 2010 12:36 AM

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It was ok. There were funny parts, but didn't find it that funny overall. And that one character is the definition of fugly. Tough to look at.
 
Oct 17, 2010 10:22 PM

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I disliked pretty much everything about it. Annoying characters, some non-fitting voices, fail attempts at comedy, and bad OP/ED songs. The pace was fine, and animation was surprisingly good for shaft, but they don't make up for the rest of the crap dished up. Starting at 3/10.


my thoughts exactly...


Me too. It was worst than Black & white (Grey)
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Oct 24, 2010 8:04 PM

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The OP and ED sequences are the best part of the show.
 
Oct 31, 2010 8:21 AM

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zinvince said:
lvlachine said:
llamaben said:
I disliked pretty much everything about it. Annoying characters, some non-fitting voices, fail attempts at comedy, and bad OP/ED songs. The pace was fine, and animation was surprisingly good for shaft, but they don't make up for the rest of the crap dished up. Starting at 3/10.


my thoughts exactly...


Me too. It was worst than Black & white (Grey)
Hmm I don't understand the hate. Unique characters, voices fit especially main girl sounds like an idiot, some good satire and subtle humour. Teacher was hilarious. OP omg one of the best this season, however ED was..different
 
Oct 31, 2010 12:05 PM
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Despite the main character's voice being extremely annoying, some of the character designs terrifying me and the general animation leaving a lot to be desired, I think I'm going to enjoy this show.
 
Nov 1, 2010 12:11 PM
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Oh, really funny yah:D
 
Jun 3, 2011 11:33 AM

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The important thing to remember is that the main character is SUPPOSED to be annoying.
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Jul 18, 2011 11:01 AM

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I don't really like it but it has something... makes me wonder what'll happen in the next episodes (if there'll be romance etc). But I kinda like the teacher, the only char who wasn't that bad this episode...

I sort of dislike the main char since she's so... unrefined? The "real" maid is kinda bitchy, it wasn't funny when she let the other girl trip and fall like 3 times... it's just not funny nor cute >.<
 
May 25, 2012 8:21 PM

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I didn't laugh but I found it to be overly enjoyable. I have a feeling I'm going to like this show a lot. Thank you based SHAFT.

Also, the ED is glorious.
 
May 4, 2013 11:56 PM

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I liked it. This episode was pretty funny; though the level of humor was not exactly consistent. Still, consistency issues aside, I thought that this was a good start overall.

Also, the OP and the ED are both quite entertaining.
 
Jun 11, 2013 9:10 PM

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I felt the same kind of shaftness I felt from Arakawa, but the difference is that this only has 1/3 the humor.

I liked it though.
 
Sep 13, 2013 12:11 AM

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Hmmm, well first off the animation is great. As expected. The artstyle is not my favorite. The OP and ED are good. Especially when it comes to character animation.

I'm worried that this will become repetitive after awhile. The first episode was good. So far it's a low 7/10
 
Feb 4, 2014 7:23 AM

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Pretty nice start I really like the characters and voice actors chosen for it, they actually quite fit the personalities of each character! Pretty decent pacing and nice art so let's see what this show has to offer us!
 
Mar 18, 2014 9:41 PM

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i like slice of life but there's just too much energy that it turns me away. i'm off this ride.


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Feb 8, 2015 6:44 AM

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I'm not saying it interesting,but i feel it will,looking forward for next episodes



 
May 5, 2016 9:41 PM

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Nice!

I really love the manga, so it's nice to see it animated.
 
Jul 17, 2016 9:40 PM
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Too bad the ED and OP weren't switched. IMO, the ED does a better job of showing the "organic randomness" that the manga is about. The slow narrative and pacing of the anime, also imo, doesn't fit the manga. I think an anime which jumped from one topic to another, like the manga does, would have made the gags work better.
 
Jul 23, 2016 3:27 PM

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God, the voice of the main girl is extremely grating. Comedy was so-so. Will give the second episode a try.
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Nov 14, 2018 7:22 PM

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The OP is top tier, and the ED is very enjoyable.
I love the first episode, SHAFT ftw!
 
Jan 16, 7:14 AM

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Re-watching after reading the manga some months ago, and this episode kind of sucks.
 
Jun 9, 9:45 AM

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I really liked the animation and voice acting of first episode. I really didn't expect anything less from studio Shaft. Although, I'm hoping we get a bigger cast soon and it doesn't turn into over the top fan-service.
 
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