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May 3, 2012 10:29 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Wow, such a jazz-packed episode.
For some reason, this episode seemed to last forever, and I enjoyed each stroke of it.

Kaoru kissing Ritsuko took me by surprise and I was hoping their relationship would propel forward and Yurika would get involved as a singer for the already-quartet, but even though all my hopes were dashed, I loved every moment of this heart-breaking episode.
 
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May 3, 2012 10:34 AM

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Damn, Kaoru moves fast. I hope we see an episode more focused on Ritsuko or in her POV at some point, since so far she's more like a reactionary element than her own character.
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May 3, 2012 10:35 AM

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HawthorneKitty said:
For some reason, this episode seemed to last forever, and I enjoyed each stroke of it.


It's interesting; the first three episodes had a time-quickening effect, but this one had a time-slowing effect. There was so much drama and so much jazz packed into 23 minutes that it felt like 30+ minutes.
 
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May 3, 2012 10:39 AM

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suwabe sna sings --kyaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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May 3, 2012 10:40 AM

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I loved Jun's performance.
 
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May 3, 2012 10:44 AM

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Waaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!
OMG!

Kaoru is totally impulsive!!! Way to go for guts... :)) but... :( Ri'ko lost her first kiss... And she cried.. :( When I saw her tears, I felt ghastly... like she'd been raped.. lol. It's heartbreaking!! :(

Well, Kaoru asked Sen up front about what they were doing.. :) Oil painting it was..! and an awkward one at that. haha!! :P

So.. it happened.. Yurika went for Jun... Can't deny he's amazing. :P

Plus we get Sen's past.. So he wasn't adopted... as I'd thought.. Well. good.
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May 3, 2012 10:48 AM

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Wow the grandma collapsing and covered in blood was more gruesome than I remember it being and Jun was extra smooth.
His singing part was great, I loved it.

One thing about Yurika is that she looks Jun's age and not like a high school student.

Kaoru is straightforward and I like it.
also his ass looked fantastic in the gym uniform
 
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May 3, 2012 10:52 AM

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This episode was amazing!!!! I'm speechless
 
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May 3, 2012 11:00 AM

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So many emotions were riled up in this episode ... Kaoru gutsy move to kiss Ritsuko made me happy yet disappointed in him since he stole her first kiss and made her cry. Kaoru fight with Sentaro and his past made me sad. The end made me kind of angry that yurika was interested in Jun but you cant blame him for being amazing. Looking forward to next week!
 
May 3, 2012 11:03 AM

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Again, another great episode.

Kaoru kissing Riko was so unexpected that I was like =O. Damn, he's fast!

Previous ep's awkward scene of Yurika and Sentaro was explained. Pretty much sure that it was modeling.

We got to see Sentaro's past and explains more about him. Also, her grandmother's death was bloody.

Liked their quartet performance. Too bad a drunk guy have to interrupt but anyway, Jun singing is just smooth!
Thus, Yurika set her eyes on Jun. They quite make a good pair. Can't wait how everyone esp. Sentaro will react.

Also, LOL at the playground chasing scene.
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May 3, 2012 11:17 AM

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That kiss scene felt a little forced. I mean who does that? Well, its anime so I guess its okay. Loved this episode, can't wait for next week.
 
May 3, 2012 11:18 AM

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I knew it, Yurika would go for someone else. As expected.
 
May 3, 2012 11:26 AM

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The best episode till now! I'm even more in love with this anime after this! That's some... God, Yurika!
That kiss! It was beautifully done!

5/5


I already love 'em both xD
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May 3, 2012 11:32 AM

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Wow fantastic episode.

Kaoru really moved fast on Riko but she didn't exactly seem to enjoy it.
Then we learn more about Sentarou's past which was quite saddening. . . ;(

Then the FANTASTIC performance at the bar but GOD DAMN IT.

It seems Yurika has fallen for Jun which means Sentarou is being left in the dust. GAHHH damn makes it frusterating. Especially after seeing Sentarou's past it only made me more attached to his character! Well we can only see what will happen as time goes on and the next episode is released.
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May 3, 2012 11:37 AM

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Bocca said:
That kiss scene felt a little forced. I mean who does that?


More than you might expect, especially when people are in high school.
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May 3, 2012 11:50 AM

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Is it just me or do the Japanese put even more stock in the first kiss than the Westerners do?
Kaoru was very daring though!
I must say I'm glad they didn't play jazz on the organ to long. I hate the instrament in general and oh God it was NOT intended for jazz music!
Well, we know the reason for the Christianity and the rosary now. I wonder if Sentarou and Riko attend so he can feel close to his mother.
Loved the Jazz performance and wish it had been longer. Too cute how Kaoru took the lead like that and snapped Sentarou out of his nerves.
Also, Jun's singing. Wow.
I'm kinda hoping a third girl will appear now so that one of the boys isn't left out in the cold.
 
May 3, 2012 11:52 AM

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Great anime! Everything goes unexpected lol
Can't believe he juz kissed her juz liddat O_O
Well I knew that she's going to like jun or at least not sentaro
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May 3, 2012 11:58 AM

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so now it's something like this huh?
Kaoru -> Ritsuko -> Sentarou ->Mariko -> Jun ??

loved this ep :D
 
May 3, 2012 12:04 PM
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FANTASTIC episode! Like others said-- this ep seemed a lot longer than normal! so much happened. It was amazing though. Definitely a good thing.

5/5 o' course
 
May 3, 2012 12:04 PM
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Again a really heartfelt episode.
Kaoru got overwhelmed by his feelings after his attempt to approach Ritsuko failed and got reminded by Sentarou of how unhappy he is with his own family situation, causing him to yell at Sentarou. However, in the end it leaded to a personal conversation which deepened their friendship even more, so everything played out just fine.

Yurika has grown on me after this episode. She looks like a self-confident and independent woman and forms a great contrast to the delicate and gentle Ritsuko.
She and Jun would make a nice pair. No matter how much I like Sentarou, he just seems a bit too rough for her.

So, Jazz is used as an analogy for how unpredictable life can be, huh? Seems legit to me and it gives the show a nice touch.
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May 3, 2012 12:05 PM

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They spoke proper English, wow!

Great episode as usual.
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May 3, 2012 12:31 PM

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Damn sailors interupting the show. Well, atleast Kaoru had a chance to shine a little bit. Also the flashbacks of Sentarou's past were kinda sad, but we got to know more about the characters. A pretty good episode.


 
May 3, 2012 12:40 PM

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Bocca said:
That kiss scene felt a little forced. I mean who does that?


A lot of people?

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Yurika has grown on me after this episode. She looks like a self-confident and independent woman and forms a great contrast to the delicate and gentle Ritsuko. She and Jun would make a nice pair. No matter how much I like Sentarou, he just seems a bit too rough for her.


Agreed.

The music was great, but is it just me or did the animation feel a little rough at some points? Anyway, I can't wait for next week, I wonder how this love ... pentagon will get resolved.
 
May 3, 2012 1:03 PM

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I was very impressed by Suwabe, Junichi's english performance as "Brother Jun". Sounded very natural. Of course, this is the same VA who voiced Archer in F/SN among many other big roles.
 
May 3, 2012 1:03 PM

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I'm officially in love with this series. What a fun love mess, what great characters and what dazzling music and animation. I get chills on the jam sessions scenes, seriously.
 
May 3, 2012 1:05 PM

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Kaoru is straightforward and I like it.
also his ass looked fantastic in the gym uniform


Glad I wasn't the only one, my my I felt like a pervert.
 
May 3, 2012 1:07 PM

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Loved the Jazz performance and wish it had been longer.


Well hey, we've already gotten more music in the first four episodes than in every K-ON! episode combined.

(I'm joking, but I actually think that may be true.)
 
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EdenBaggins said:
parfaited said:
Kaoru is straightforward and I like it.
also his ass looked fantastic in the gym uniform


Glad I wasn't the only one, my my I felt like a pervert.

Lol at you guys.
 
May 3, 2012 1:13 PM

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4 episodes were enough to make me understand how fantastic this anime is.
Also, that kiss scene felt a little forced, yeah, but that's actually very realistic, considering the age of the characters, plus their inexperience.

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May 3, 2012 1:18 PM

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So okay I don't get Sentaros family tree. So Sentaro's mom slept with an American, but who was that guy sentaro was living with, His Uncle? But he called him father.... I'm I guessing he's his uncle.... and just refers to him as his father.

also the Yurika and Jun thing is alittle creeps vile, when you consider Yurika is like what 16?
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May 3, 2012 1:20 PM

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Bocca said:
That kiss scene felt a little forced. I mean who does that? Well, its anime so I guess its okay.
Could say that scene was like jazz. ~゜・_・゜~ 
Referring to Kaoru's last line in this episode much. Not forced at all, imo.

Also saying "it's an anime" sure ain't a way to defend anything.
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May 3, 2012 1:35 PM

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Holy shit, he went and kissed her, totally unexpected for both us and Ritsuko but he shouldn't have done that, he doesn't even know her feelings towards him.
Kaoru was also a jerk for telling bad things to Sentarou who probably had the worst life out of the three. There is one thing I'm confused about, his father is American but the father we saw in the flashback wasn't his biological father, right?

I like the scenes with Sentarou and Kaoru, they really get along and it's just fun to watch them.

Nice performance even though the jerk interrupted them.

Jun and Yurika... no, seriously, a big fucking NO!!! I don't want them to get together but Jun is definitely interested, too. It's just the worst poosible outcome:
Kaoru > Ritsuko > Sentarou > Yurika > Jun (not sure if he just wants to play around with Yurika)
 
May 3, 2012 1:55 PM

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Glad I wasn't the only one, my my I felt like a pervert.

Story of my life, so no worries.

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There is one thing I'm confused about, his father is American but the father we saw in the flashback wasn't his biological father, right?

Correct.
He is Yasuko's brother/Sentarou's uncle. Sentarou just calls him father.
 
May 3, 2012 2:05 PM
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WELL THEN. I guess I was wrong about Ritsuko really liking Kaoru -_-"

I hope Ri-chan and Sentaro end up together in the end. They make a really nice couple :)

Yurika and Jun is pretty cute also. I'm liking that.

That jazz was so beautiful. It really touched me in how they played that piece :)
(Wished it was longer, but that stupid drunk guy had to stop it)

Unlike others, I think Kaoru's kiss wasn't badly paced at all. I thought it was really refreshing to see a character take charge like that. Of course, I wouldn't like it if a guy did that to me, but, seeing it in Kaoru's point of view, he was really courageous.

Sentaro's past surprised me a lot, in a good way :) It's really unique and doesn't have the usual flare to it. Loving him so much, I gotta say he's my favorite in this show.

And God, when Jun started singing.... I think I was gonna fall for him too :)

5/5

Also, in a really subtle way, this episode gave YurikaxSentaro a negative connotation by making Sentaro 'stiff' because of her. I'm happy though, because I wasn't particularly fond of the couple in the first place ^-^;
 
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also the Yurika and Jun thing is alittle creeps vile, when you consider Yurika is like what 16?


I don't know what was the standing on this matter back in the day in Japan, but there are a lot of countries where sexual intercourse is legal at age 14+, and I personally know some girls who had 20+ yo boyfriend at age 16-17. It seems pretty standard in my country.

Btw. I'm starting to fall for Jun too, even though I'm a straight guy.
 
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KYAAA!!!!! THAT KISS DID NOT HAPPEN IN THE MANGA! *O* TOOK ME BY SURPRISE!

LOVE THIS SHOW!
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May 3, 2012 2:16 PM
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so now it's something like this huh?
Kaoru -> Ritsuko -> Sentarou ->Mariko -> Jun ??

loved this ep :D


Kaoru -> Ritsuko -> Sentarou ->Mariko -> Jun - v
^ - - - - - < - - - - - - - - < - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - <

It will probably end up like this.
 
May 3, 2012 2:17 PM
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This just doesn't stop getting better and better
 
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THIS IS AWESOME
 
May 3, 2012 2:48 PM

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Oh gosh it looks like it's turning into a love pentagon.
The episode was really good though; I loved the performance. And the English actually sounded really natural when he sang.
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May 3, 2012 3:02 PM

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Marow said:
They spoke proper English, wow!

Great episode as usual.


Yes. I'm surprised and it makes me enjoy the anime that much more!

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For some reason, this episode seemed to last forever, and I enjoyed each stroke of it.


It's interesting; the first three episodes had a time-quickening effect, but this one had a time-slowing effect. There was so much drama and so much jazz packed into 23 minutes that it felt like 30+ minutes.


I thought it was strange when only 20 minutes passed. Felt like forever. Loved this episode.

Kaoru... can't decide if he's straightforward or not. And silly sailor. -shakes head-

This is a love... pentagon? o_o

And so much music~
 
May 3, 2012 3:07 PM
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Great episode. I think that was a sweet kiss... but with a very bad timing. He's going too fast for Ritsuko (but I think too fast is still better than too slow).

Kakkoi-Kun said:
Arumaru said:
so now it's something like this huh?
Kaoru -> Ritsuko -> Sentarou ->Mariko Yurika -> Jun ??

loved this ep :D
Kaoru -> Ritsuko -> Sentarou ->Mariko Yurika -> Jun - v
^ - - - - - < - - - - - - - - < - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - <

It will probably end up like this.
LOL... Joke aside, it's pretty obvious the train ends with Jun as he seems to reciprocate Yurika's feelings... Meaning it will go back to a common love triangle.

BTW, Mariko is Kaoru's cousin, not the player girl.
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May 3, 2012 3:09 PM

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Another great episode, the music, jazzy tunes and new drama added fits all
 
May 3, 2012 3:12 PM
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Best episode of the season so far, all series included. Borderline perfect.

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May 3, 2012 3:38 PM

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I had already listened to the song on the ost. But seeing it again in the anime. uggh I love this anime and it's soundtrack so much.



Was wonderful episode! The relationships are starting to get messy though lol.
 
May 3, 2012 4:02 PM

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KYAAA!!!!! THAT KISS DID NOT HAPPEN IN THE MANGA! *O* TOOK ME BY SURPRISE!

LOVE THIS SHOW!




Another good episode. I like build up of Sentaro's back story in the manga a little better but the the episode didn't really take anything away so no complaints. (English is also pretty solid for Jun's seiyu so good for him).
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May 3, 2012 4:10 PM
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That scene with the drunk soldier complaining about 'coon' music... that was something I never thought I would see in an anime. My hats off to the show acknowledging social issues of the time period in the West.
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May 3, 2012 4:16 PM

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Nigga problems, the anime.

Well fuck, back to love triangle it seems, as Yurika is surely all over Jun already. Too bad, but it didn't really seem like a possible pairing from the start anyway.
Good episode, but i didn't enjoy it as much as previous somehow.
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May 3, 2012 4:19 PM

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OH SHIT YURIKA AND JUN-NII!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man, just loved Sentarou's backstory - it was very poignant and added to his character. The jazz analogy to life was so cleverly written, and it's true too.
 
May 3, 2012 4:20 PM
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Normally I hate dramas but this is so well executed it's totally worth continuing.
 
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