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May 20, 2012 1:14 AM

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This is getting good!! loving those jazz sessions, but I kinda agree that the animation style doesn't fit that much with romance
May 23, 2012 6:09 PM

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Why, why, why? Childhood friend female in anime always lose the boy, well except in Detective Conana, Ran you are the only lucky one.

Was that piece played in Disney's Cinderella? "One Day My Prince Will come" sounds familiar.
May 29, 2012 4:28 AM

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Wow, I didn't really think he would say it! Very unusual for the characters to actually solve the misunderstandings early on xD Go Kaoru!
richmeister said:
i dont think she realises exactly how amazing that confession was

Modified by Cenedess, May 29, 2012 4:31 AM
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Jun 1, 2012 2:26 AM
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MaxCrazy7 said:
Why, why, why? Childhood friend female in anime always lose the boy, well except in Detective Conana, Ran you are the only lucky one.

Was that piece played in Disney's Cinderella? "One Day My Prince Will come" sounds familiar.

"Some Day My Prince Will Come" is from Snow White.
Jun 5, 2012 8:58 PM
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Just picked up this anime a few hours ago. What can I say, I'm blown away. I put the episodes on a playlist and stopped only because I had to eat lunch, and I was honestly surprised to see I've only just finished episode 3. With all the happenings I thought it would've been episode 6 or something.

This anime is really great - best anime of this season, in my opinion. I'm feeling sorry I chose to watch Accel World, Sankarea, and Dusk Maiden, while neglecting this one just because of the premise (I'm not saying they're bad shows, I'm saying I ignored Apollon just because of the synopsis, which is stupid).

This anime made sure I will never make that mistake again.

Everything is great so far, hopefully it doesn't fall apart as more episodes come. They should make more anime with this kind of quality. brb ep4

btw I broke 1st post just because I wanted to talk about Sakamichi no Apollon
Jun 6, 2012 9:32 PM

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so much romance this season.. sankarea, nazo no kanojo, this one. definitely glad i put this season on hold, i can watch these animes back to back with no interruptions at all. i is happy

this anime is good though. i didn't think it's main focus was going to be romance lol. seemed more like a music drama thing from the 1st episode. but i'm definitely not complaining at how it's turning out. kaoru is the freaking man
Jun 9, 2012 9:22 AM

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Quite nice, looking forward to more music. Not too keen on the everyone-loves-the-wrong-person thing.
Jun 10, 2012 1:02 PM

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Ohhh, I love this adaptation!

I wanted to close my eyes when Kaoru started playing "Someday My Prince Will Come", but I didn't want to miss a thing.
Jun 12, 2012 8:13 PM

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...Cult-cult--cultivate. Lmao, Sentario.
Jul 1, 2012 2:31 AM

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Oh damn! I'm surprised this anime is only 12 episodes. I was going to go to bed right after this episode, but fuck that! >:D
Aug 30, 2012 11:50 AM

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Such a beautiful episode in my opinion :)
Sep 2, 2012 8:57 PM

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Dam, this is getting much more intense than I thought! Its pretty awesome! XD It looked like to me that she was just trying to draw him haha, but an easy misunderstanding.

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Oct 11, 2012 1:46 PM

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actually I think it was a pretty derpy misunderstanding, I mean they are in the arts room and he is obviously in some odd pose, say hello to modeling everyone. Although I feel like Sentarou is just gonna get crushed by her in some way or another.
Nov 14, 2012 12:45 AM
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Im seriously diggin' this anime! Characters are likeable and the storyline is unique. Curious to see how the next 8 episodes play out!
Jan 17, 2013 1:38 PM

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Respect to Kaoru for that confession.
Jan 17, 2013 11:26 PM

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Is that rock a real landmark?

May 23, 2013 8:24 PM

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This episode was quite a mess, bit Richie confessing his feelings to Ri-chan kind of saved the story from dwindling into mediocrity, or at least I hope so.
Jul 3, 2013 11:03 AM

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I'm so glad it didn't take all the anime for him to tell her how he feels. But it reeally pisses me off that she kept saying he liked that other chick.
Sep 8, 2013 1:21 PM

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Misunderstandings everywhere, I hope they clear it up otherwise it's gonna bug me for ever.
Sep 28, 2013 8:01 PM

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Good episode.
"The will to live is stronger than anything else"
Feb 9, 2014 1:38 PM

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That confession was quite quick but the pacing was still nice. Better than dragging it on for 9 more eps. I like how our main isn't a complete wuss like most characters.
Apr 1, 2014 4:37 PM

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That first half had me laughing all throughout. Sentarou trying to ask Yurika out was a riot.

I couldn't help but smile when Sentarou and Kaoru made up through music when they just started laughing away.

"Someday my prince will come." Followed by "This is the real performance." Wasn't expecting the confession to be so soon, Kaoru da man. Glad it didn't escalate into absurd misunderstandings. I wonder how Ri-chan is going to respond and if Yurika actually really likes Kaoru, since I think she was just doing a portrait of Sentarou in the art room.
Apr 7, 2014 12:45 AM

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Good job Kaoru :)

ED is definitely unskippable.
"May those who accept their fate be granted happiness."

"May those who defy their fate be granted glory."
May 6, 2014 10:01 AM

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The time period and the way the characters act when it doesn't come to love in addition to their "mature-er" style of dress makes them seem older than they really are. The drama felt a little too much to me because of this lens. They're still in high school and so the characters are still trying to find their way. Sentaro even admits this is the first time he's felt this way about someone.

Kaoru's confession at the end was done well and in good time; not dragged out through many episodes like most anime. I do wish he'd at least asked her thoughts even though he knows the answer.
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May 17, 2014 12:34 PM

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Oh boy! Some good old romance drama together with a love triangle! Well this sure is getting interesting!
Jun 11, 2014 2:08 AM

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I really got my hopes up that there wouldn't be any love geometry :(

Hopefully it ends soon rather than dragging out till the last 1-2 episodes. I'll probably drop this otherwise.

Also, the musical make up scene was generic, predictable and felt contrived and unrealistic.
Jun 29, 2014 11:13 PM

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DarthVantos said:
Im really curious Yurika has any feelings for him, she very hard to read.

Yeah, not sure how to feel about Yurika yet. She's tough to read but at least she's nice when it comes to first impressions.

Confession in the third episode, not bad at all. I like the way this anime's progressing. The jazz tracks really get me too since I've loved that music since I was a kid (the Vince Guaraldi trio probably had a big influence on me since I loved Charlie brown hah).
Jul 24, 2014 3:27 PM

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Wow, he's pretty brave. Have not seen a MC like this for a long time :)
Modified by FeSTiNaLeNTe, Jul 26, 2014 5:07 PM
Dec 3, 2014 1:41 PM

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FestinaLente said:
Wow, he's pretty brave. Have not seen a MC like this for a long time :)

True. I was suprised that he just confessed to her.
I'm glad that it was happen, and there will be no more misunderstandings. Great plot, it is pretending to be 10/10 show.
I cried with laughter.
Seriously, comedy part is perfect, and it is unusual in anime.
Dub = fake crap. Always.
Dec 28, 2014 6:44 PM

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I actually find Ritsuko more attractive than Yurika, so don't worry about being unattractive Ritsuko!

Also it's nice seeing a confession this early, pretty smooth from MC.
Jan 20, 2015 5:56 AM

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That misunderstanding was pretty infuriating...
At least he managed to confess in the end even if he still thinks she loves Sentaro ><
Mar 15, 2015 10:39 PM

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The pace is a bit fast. Sigh, 12 episodes just seems to ruin so many anime.
May 7, 2015 4:15 PM

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Im glad he got that confession out of the way early.
Oct 29, 2015 12:13 AM

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I'm glad Kaoru told Ricchan how he feels. But I'm kinda sad she likes Sentarou :/ There are complications as always, I guess. Love is basically misconception and hope, isn't it?
Nov 15, 2015 6:01 AM

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This is my freaking jam!
I'm talking about all that Jazz and also this show, it has a 10/10 potential.

I'm so done with the late confession, love this fast pace, I really like where this is going.

Dec 26, 2015 3:38 AM

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Omg it was really hard to watch this episode .. 4 of them like the right person but they got it all confused ...
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Jan 17, 2016 10:14 PM

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i was about to suggest ritsuko x yurika but that didnt exactly came to be. ;n;
Feb 7, 2016 11:06 PM
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well shit. good thing i'm in the mood for a romance or else i would've thrown this out the window.

let the ride begin.
Feb 26, 2016 9:54 AM

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Oh boy it's even worse than i expected, now it's a fucking love square >_<
But besides that, this was great i mean we're only on episode 3 and there's already a confession? Attaboy Ritchie!
Modified by KashKetchum, Feb 26, 2016 11:34 AM
Aug 3, 2016 2:34 PM
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WOW, a confession on episode 3...respect...
Oct 24, 2016 7:27 PM

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well things progressed a litttle too fast between Sentarou and new girlll... quite a development
Mar 28, 2017 11:53 AM

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It would've been painful to see Kaoru try to tell Ritsuko that he's actually in love with her and not Yurika ... so I'm glad we got that sorted out.
Now for Ritsuko to confirm her love for Kaoru ... hopefully it wont take us to the final episode to do that.

Surprised to see Sentaro and Yurika already making out though, that was quite fast.
May 24, 2017 11:45 AM

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Ritsuko is in love with Sentarou, it was sad seeing her cry like that.
Bon was a man and confessed too, but who knows if she will give him a chance.
Jun 10, 2017 4:57 AM
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Hmmm i watch this 3 episode and I smell a love quadrilateral here
Aug 24, 2017 3:38 PM
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I'm still liking the way this series is progressing.

Now I'm pretty sure Sentarou was inspired by young Marlon Brando. in The fact that he owns and looks after pigeons is very reminiscent of his character in ''On the Waterfront''. (Perhaps I'm overanalyzing this.)

Good anime so far, regardless.
Aug 31, 2017 2:42 PM

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Oh thank god they solved the misunderstanding in one episode. I hate it when they drag this type of stuff on.
Apr 3, 2018 7:03 AM

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Yo, can't believe Kaoru confessed straight off the bat like that. Jeez this series does not fuck around.
Apr 16, 12:22 PM

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Well things are certainly moving fast in this episode! I didn't expect Kaoru to confess his feelings so 'quickly' but I guess he couldn't stand the confusion anymore. Great choice to play some good ol' Bill Evans to the girl you love, huh.

Sentarou seemed very confident but he really needed some help with asking Yurika out on a date. Fortunately there is Kaoru, but then he blew it... I love the confusion between the characters, although it is also a bit frustrating as well. Seeing Ricchan crying all by herself in the forest broke my heart. I am glad music still has a big role in this anime though, besides the love theme. Hopefully things will not get very cliché in the long run.

The only thing I am missing right now is an OP and ED. Too bad there is none.
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The timing of Kaoru to confess his love for her couldn't be more perfect.
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