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Jan 13, 2011 9:01 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Nice feel with complicated worry of gender.
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Jan 13, 2011 10:17 AM

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All right just 11 episodes, let's see if this is anything good.

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Jan 13, 2011 10:40 AM
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I haven't read this in a while and i was really lost the whole episode. i can only imagine how hard it will be to follow for people who didn't read the manga. other than them starting somewhere in the middle i really enjoyed it
 
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Jan 13, 2011 10:42 AM

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I liked it a lot. I wish the OP wasn't just different views of the school though.
Who confessed to who in the past? I got confused. At first I that the girl confessed to the boy, but then the end made it seem like the boy confessed to the girl.
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Jan 13, 2011 11:04 AM

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1st ep interested me a lot. Primarily because of its cute backgrounds, picture reminded me Shinkai's films, besides story is interesting too, I like such wierd things ^^
 
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Jan 13, 2011 11:07 AM

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I can't even tell which ones a boy and which ones a girl. Guess that's why they gave this a middle school setting all teh boobies wouldn't interfere.

it's only 11 episodes though and somewhat enjoyable so i'll stay tuned
 
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Jan 13, 2011 11:34 AM

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Kind of a disappointment for me. Starting off this far into the plot gives a really skewed view of the main characters, and 11 episodes doesn't feel like enough time to pull of the necessary amount of development to really show off the series' strong points. Still hopeful, but this was definitely a start on the wrong foot.
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Jan 13, 2011 11:57 AM
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This is the capability of anime. I am left perplexed and craving.

The ability to create a message in anime has been too long overlooked. I'm glad I picked this anime up.
 
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Jan 13, 2011 12:04 PM

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loved the art and animation

imo best of the season


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Jan 13, 2011 12:14 PM

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i got so lost
 
Jan 13, 2011 12:18 PM

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oh shit!! the episode delivered all that I'm expecting from it.. I really like the atmosphere the show is giving off, lighthearted and at the same time gives off a certain amount of uneasiness.. this is my bet to be he best drama for this season!! :)
 
Jan 13, 2011 12:23 PM

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I have been looking forward for this! I'm going to watch it soon :) So I will edit this post when I've seen the first ep XD
 
Jan 13, 2011 12:26 PM

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hmm..got a bit confused. I still think Takatsuki as a boy more than a girl. And Nitorin as a girl more than a boy. And the confession also, I thought Takatsuki was the one who confessed to Nitorin? But still, it was a nice episode. Lovely art also.



 
Jan 13, 2011 12:30 PM

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I'm also wondering about the choice to start from the middle. Admittedly, the start of the manga is a little slow, and they have to fit this into 11 episodes, but the characters and how they interact seems a little jarring; although, I suppose that gives it a sense of realism.

Besides that, the art and animation was beautiful and delicate. Really lovely to watch. Here's hoping that keeps up for the whole series.
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Jan 13, 2011 12:32 PM
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Yup, overhyped piece of mediocrity.
 
Jan 13, 2011 12:36 PM

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Wow! This show seems like it's going to be REALLY deep. I think I'm going to like it.
 
Jan 13, 2011 12:37 PM
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first episode made me confuse faced
 
Jan 13, 2011 12:39 PM
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Kind of got lost that I had to replay certain scenes but I think I'm starting to get the story. I decided to watch the show since it was a worldwide trending topic on twitter and it seems interesting so far.
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Jan 13, 2011 12:46 PM

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just watched ep. 1

love it! can't wait for more!
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Jan 13, 2011 12:56 PM

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dropped lol
 
Jan 13, 2011 12:57 PM

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Great characterization so far, interesting things happened and very nice visuals. Also I liked that the show doesn’t treat you as some kind of brain-dead person and basically throws you in the middle of the plot without really explaining anything…
Though I was confused at some time…
 
Jan 13, 2011 12:58 PM

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WOW. Stunning art, animation, and music. Very refreshing. I can't wait to see more of this anime, a masterpiece in the making.
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:00 PM

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Even better than I could have imagined. So far it's all done very tastefully, but expected no less from noitamina. Top of my list already.

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Jan 13, 2011 1:04 PM
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Nachotee said:
Yup, overhyped piece of mediocrity.


This is why we can't have nice things.
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:06 PM

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I'm very surprised I was able to follow this, especially since it's pretty confusing to figure some of the stuff out.

I LOVE the art style to this alot. This was a pretty good first episode.
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:07 PM

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Wow, the animation and music were quire beautiful.

It's also pretty rare to see an anime dealing with this topic in such a mature way. I've heard great things about the manga, so here's to hoping the anime lives up to it!
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:11 PM

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not sure i like this o_O seems intresting though..
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:15 PM

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The art is gorgeous, but this is extremely boring and somewhat confusing. :/ I guess I'll watch some more before I decide to drop it or not.
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:19 PM

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Thank God I'm not the only one who was confused throughout this episode.

I had a hard time keeping track of which character was a boy and which was a girl since the character designs make them look really similar. I'm sure over time it won't be a problem, but right now it's confusing.

This actually wasn't as bad a first episode as I thought it would be. Do the boy and girl main characters want to actually be gender reversed, or do they just like dressing as the other gender? (That's a rhetorical question, by the way) I'm sure things like that will be answered later on.
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:20 PM
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Detective said:
This is why we can't have nice things.

Oh we can, I haven't seen fractale yet so there's still hope.

[Want me to elaborate why I think this is mediocre?]
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:21 PM
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For a while I was confused who was who, and then I realized oh right, crossdressers. But the concept was handled pretty well.

THIS is why I love AIC. Just the animation, while having a few still moments, was just really really good.

Furthermore I loved this story. The characters are believable and already we can understand there is a depth to them and their insecurities. I think we can safely expect this show to be a high quality slice of life with a message on the sociological implications of gender in middle school students.

By far, this was the best opening episode I've seen from Winter 2011. My only complaint is that they should have made character names clearer, but I think the characters and situations established are good.
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:31 PM

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My brain!! I'm tired and can't think clearly. Who is girl and who is boy??
And I think voice of this boy dressed like girl isn't very good. When he was crying I was thinking he had a hiccup.
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:36 PM

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I had slight issues with the genders. Anyways, this was a nice first episode, I think this is going to be pretty deep.
 
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I think the average person should be able to figure out who is who by the end of this episode, since that's when the viewer is presented some of the obvious problems the boy goes through in his gender crisis.

Typically I would prefer that who is who is obvious after the first 8 minutes, but oh well. I think the message works.
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:38 PM

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VillettaIchihara said:
Wow! This show seems like it's going to be REALLY deep. I think I'm going to like it.


I agree this episode alone was pretty deep....i think it is interesting enough to follow
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:45 PM
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I'm kind of disappointed, I don't think the anime will do it any justice in just eleven episodes :(
I'm still going to wach it though because I am in love with the manga ♥
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Jan 13, 2011 1:50 PM

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Nachotee said:
[Want me to elaborate why I think this is mediocre?]


Not really. Go enjoy your own slice of mediocrity with Fractale.
 
Jan 13, 2011 1:51 PM
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that was amazing.
 
Jan 13, 2011 2:04 PM
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My thoughts about this are completely neutral there is absolutely no other was i can describe this episode.
It wasn't bad but it wasn't good either.
There is a clear plot and the atmosphere was very relaxing the art wasn't to bad either.
They did approach the problems of the individuals in the story yet i expected them to do so more, but maybe that comes during the rest of the course of this Anime.
Besides it's a hard thing to portray those problems and feelings.
 
Jan 13, 2011 2:21 PM

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Such an amazing start, I loved this episode. The art, the sound and the characterizations are all really impessive and this is going to be deeper than what I first thought.
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Jan 13, 2011 2:33 PM
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Extremely confusing and peculiarly constructed first episode. It was sloooow too and I must admit I had a lot of difficulties to sympathize with the characters. I'm still perplexed but I guess I'll watch the second ep just to be sure if it's worth to pick up this one.

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Jan 13, 2011 2:34 PM

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I had wanted to read the manga for the longest time, but when I found out there was going to be an anime adaptation, I decided to wait and watch it first, and I wasn't disappointed. I absolutely loved it.

I was expecting to be very confused, since it skipped ahead a bunch of volumes, but I actually wasn't confused by anything. Just a little unsure of the character relations and stuff.

I loved the part where he was wandering around the town as a girl. And I had a feeling that his sister would walk in on him in her clothes. xD Judging from her reaction, though, I'm guessing she already knew he dressed up in girl's clothes? Since she was more angry than surprised.

I love the art style for this too, and I can't believe I only just found out this is made by the same person who did Aoi Hana. No wonder they're so similar.

Also love the ED. I'm a fan of Rie Fu's music, love her mix of English and Japanese. I think her song fits well with this series.

This will most definitely end up being my favorite show of the season. Too bad it's only 11 episodes, why is it that the best shows are always so short. ;_;
 
Jan 13, 2011 2:47 PM

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Soo is this show about cross-dressing and gay children? Correct me if im wrong, my mind is completely blown. Im not really into BL
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Jan 13, 2011 2:56 PM

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I don't know if I can watch this until the end.. it was slightly disturbing and by slightly I mean a lot.
 
Jan 13, 2011 2:58 PM

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Weak start, bad introduction, too many characters are shown in a short period of time so it's nearly impossible to remember their names, faces and how they're related to each other.

Not to mention that my sense of morals screamed when I saw
. I thought it's going to be a show about kids discovering their sexuality, but instead it looks like a show about adults encouraging kids to become crossdressers.
 
Jan 13, 2011 3:00 PM

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Pepelina said:
Ah, so the anime will be different from the manga after all. As far as I can remember, the children entered middle school only in volume six.

FML i guess i won't be reading the manga then. I held off on starting it because the anime was coming out, but it looks like that was the wrong choice.
 
Jan 13, 2011 3:06 PM

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Only 11 episodes, and if that's not bad enough they cut off a very necessary portion of the story. Other than those issues, I like it. The music is perfect and the animation is pretty good.
 
Jan 13, 2011 3:10 PM

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Love this. Art is beautiful.
 
Jan 13, 2011 3:16 PM
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billng said:
Soo is this show about cross-dressing and gay children? Correct me if im wrong, my mind is completely blown. Im not really into BL
No, it's about a heterosexual couple of middle school kids that so happens to have a gender identity crisis.
 
Jan 13, 2011 3:17 PM

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Having read over the thread and considered what was left out. Hourou Musuko will be one of those anime in which you have to read the manga to have a good idea what's going on. It doesn't help that what was left out was very important to character establishment and development.
 
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