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Jun 1, 2012 12:12 PM
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zombie mom?
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Jun 1, 2012 1:18 PM

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for those saying its a filler,
Nope, its not at all, it happens in the manga too (they added it in a bit late..)

lol
anyways, liked this episode~ Mero~ <3

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Jun 1, 2012 1:26 PM

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Yay~ Mero got her own episode. Ah! She's very cute when she blushes!!
But I laughed at:

Miko: "How can I describe it...It was the smell of a boiled corpse, or something like it."
Ichie: "Wait a minute, Miko! Have you smelled a boiled person before?!"
Miko: "Of course I haven't. ^^ It's only my imagination."
Ichie: "What kind of imagination do you have? =.=" "

and this:

Ichie: "In the end what kind of story is this?"
Miko: "It's the story of how I ate some delicious ramen..."
Ichie: "It's not a zombie story after all!"
Miko: "The ramen must be more delicious than zombies. ^^ "
Ichie: "What kind of comparison is that? -.-" "

XDDDD






 
Jun 1, 2012 3:44 PM
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"mama"

Poor Mero, she missed a mother figure >_<
 
Jun 1, 2012 4:09 PM

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For a filler this episode was very good!
hmmm... Their mom was a zombie...
I didn't see that coming!


 
Jun 1, 2012 4:10 PM

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Ugh, breaks in story telling like this is a sign of some sloppy ass storyboard they've got going on.
 
Jun 1, 2012 4:45 PM

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I can understand why they'd make a Mero and friends centered episode, but why now? Why just after the kidnapping? Probably just to build even more suspense.

Anyway, the smiliarities between Rea and the memories she has of her mother are striking. Mero's embarrassing moment of calling her "mama" was very cute.

Well next week it'll pick up where it left off; the kidnapping!
 
Jun 1, 2012 5:40 PM

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was a alright episode Mero blushing then running away like a ninja was worth it though :3 shame these kids don't live in Miami or they could have gotten a good story this week!.
 
Jun 1, 2012 6:16 PM

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A Mero-centered episode. At last! Love her. <3

... So if their mom was a zombie, then... Chihiro actually has some sorta screwed up Oedipus complex?
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.
 
Jun 1, 2012 7:06 PM

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There are some pop psychology theories (which may not stem too far from the truth) that people seek characteristics of their opposite gender parent when they are looking for a relationship (boys look for their mother, girls look for their father). Of course other factors enter into it, but the abandonment issues certainly might explain Chihiro's obsession with zombies--particularly if his mother hung around for a while after she died. If Mero remembers that much of her, Chihiro should remember a lot more, unless he's repressing it for some reason?

Anyway, this was not filler. Not simply because it was in the manga, but because it added somewhat to the backstory of the major characters. And I thought it was interesting to see both Sankarea's tact in absenting herself from the dispute between Chihiro and Wanko, and the obvious warmth in her interactions with Mero (aside from the cold dead flesh aspect of it).
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Jun 1, 2012 7:13 PM

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when she said "mama" I almost cried. X'///D
 
Jun 1, 2012 7:26 PM

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These breather/filler/break/whatever episodes piss me off. The pacing is just completely ruined when they put these in.

Needless to say, I was totally bored by the entire episode. Man, fucking lazy storytelling. Offing a point for the piss poor placement of these episodes.
 
Jun 1, 2012 10:30 PM
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Holy shit was I ever confused when it didn't continue on from last week. This is not a bad episode but COME ON. Worst timing. I've never watched ANYTHING that followed a cliffhanger with a completely unrelated episode...

Pretty poor. I really wanna know what's gonna happen to Furuya, this would've been a nice episode for later. It was cute.
 
Jun 1, 2012 11:05 PM

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As much as I've liked the series so far and was excited to see a Mero backstory episode (especially after how well done Wanko's was), the first half of the episode was a bit lackluster (not to mention that Mero herself took the backseat in a filler episode)...

It was nice to see her relationship developing with Rea at the end though.

[Edit]: TOTALLY forgot that this episode was out of sync plot-wise from last week's exciting cliffhanger. Yeah... What the heck's up with that!?!?
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Jun 2, 2012 12:01 AM

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I thought this episode was better than last weeks ep.... I like Mero a lot!
 
Jun 2, 2012 2:57 AM

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D'aww, it was so cute when she said "Mama!"
Mero, you're so cute, nice episode.
 
Jun 2, 2012 9:03 AM

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I don't really mind a filler since they showed a little hint that Furuya and Mero mother is a zombie(and I hope they would explained how she turned into a zombie) but I wish they would show it after Rea father event just to keep the story consistent !!
 
Jun 2, 2012 10:07 AM

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It's a bit weird they didn't show this before the kidnapping

Mero seeing Sanka Rea as her Mother was Heartwarming and very Touching Scene
 
Jun 2, 2012 3:13 PM

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Mero saying "Mama" at the end... Kawaii Overload! ^^
 
Jun 2, 2012 10:18 PM

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individually, this episode did a fantastic job.. implying hints of a previous zombie incident with Mero's mother and an inevitable end for a zombie..

but being a series, maybe they should've rearranged their episodes better.. this could've fitted better before the kidnapping incident from the last episode..
 
Jun 3, 2012 4:05 AM

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Ignoring its odd placement in the series. This was an enjoyable Mero episode. More Mero is always a good thing.
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Jun 3, 2012 6:18 AM

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Initially the episode was so boring, especially when I was waiting an action packed episode with the developments in the previous one, that I was thinking why I was watching it. However the interaction between Rea and Mero was so beautiful that I forgot about the first part all together.
And slowly, you come to realize... It's all as it should be...
 
Jun 3, 2012 7:47 PM

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this episode really made me start to like mero-chan. I guess since they never focus on her it's hard to really like her prior, but this episode did justice. I liked it.
 
Jun 3, 2012 9:36 PM

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Wait, wait, wait, wait...
Wasn't Furuya on his way to be castrated by Sanka's dad at the end of last episode?
I don't have any problem with the episode itself but rather with it's placement... why the hell do we get that episode now?

They could easely have switched ep 8 and 9 and it would have been much more coherent and would have felt much more directed properly.

MyAmy said:
I don't really mind a filler since they showed a little hint that Furuya and Mero mother is a zombie(and I hope they would explained how she turned into a zombie) but I wish they would show it after Rea father event just to keep the story consistent !!


I don't think their mother was a zombie. Furuya's grandpa created the recipe for the medecine and maintaining a zombie body is too complicated to do without anyone noticing. Also Furuya would have been the first to notice. She most likely wouldn't have died if she was a zombie as well.
The way I saw the flashback was more like "Yes you are hot, but I can't say with my hand if you are still within the spec of normal hot or not" but there could be others explanation such as the heat sensor in her body/hands being weak for whatever reason.
Sanka look like her mom and her actions were a reminescence from the past to Mero but it stop at that.

If their mom is a zombie then I'm afraid that this story will lose most of it's credibility (Not the credibility that make you think this could happen irl but the one that make you understand and beleive in this fictional world).
 
Jun 4, 2012 1:46 AM

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I liked the episode sooo much!!
Mero is very very cute!
But I can't understand what happened to her mum's fingers.
 
Jun 4, 2012 9:42 PM

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The beginning I was bored as hell, but the ending was great. Also, that was supposed to be a girl (Mero's blue haired friend)?

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Mero saying "Mama" at the end... Kawaii Overload! ^^


This.

Pretty disappointed this is going to be a 13 episode series though...
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Jun 4, 2012 11:07 PM

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Looks like they're just flipping chapters around so they end the season at a certain point.

Makes sense. Hope this means there's a good chance of a second season regardless of sales ><
 
Jun 5, 2012 4:05 AM

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CUTE EPISODE.......... MERO-CHAN <3
 
Jun 5, 2012 1:38 PM
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Since next week looks deliciously awesome (interesting way to put it, mh?) I can accept one episode that doesn't particularly focus on our main couple.

- Mero-chan's friends experiencing those zombie stories got a few good laughs out of me.
- Her remembering her mom was a really touching scene. Seriously, could it be more obvious that their mother was a zombie too at some point?
- "Mama!" I honestly had to smile and d'aww the very moment she said it.

5/5
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Jun 5, 2012 5:19 PM
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The way they placed this filler in wasn't too good but the episode itself was good xD Love how the ep was all about Mero and that end part where she call Rea "Mama" was Kawii.. But really looking forward to the next episode
 
Jun 6, 2012 6:29 AM

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Looking at Mero's fall , how the hell did she hurt her leg .
 
Jun 6, 2012 7:31 AM
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I like the side characters better than Chihiro and Rea. This episode was one of the better ones in my opinion.
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Jun 6, 2012 5:43 PM

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I thought the direction was heading in a strange direction but the second half made up for it. First, it was Ranko central, now Mero.

So I'm assuming that Mero's mother was a zombie too. If that's the case then it's a shame she was eventually put to rest as I can see that happening to Rea too.

Next ep seems like an emotional trip to the past.
 
Jun 6, 2012 7:45 PM

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I'm surprised that some people apparently didn't see the preview last week, we knew it wouldn't continue from where it left off.
That said, I enjoyed this episode 'cause Mero had a lot of screen time and Mero is one hell of a great character. Yeah, the kids' story wasn't the best thing (it was nowhere near bad, though) but it led to a good transition to Mero remembering her mother which was in the manga, so no filler (and the fuck did I read about the manga containing fillers, there are no fillers in a manga). Those last minutes were great, adorable Mero, a kind Rea and the possibility of Mero's mother being a zombie or at least a subject for experiments.
 
Jun 6, 2012 8:55 PM

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I guess it was pretty cool to learn more about Mero and what her mom was like. Wonder if its possible that the mom was a zombie because the direction sure made it look like it.
 
Jun 6, 2012 10:29 PM

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First I wanted to criticize the episode for shifting focus yet again, but then they dropped that mother was a zombie thing in there when I least expected it, so I give it a 4/5. And no Mero-chan, as much as I like you we don't need a break from the plot after one episode of plot thank you very much.
 
Jun 7, 2012 10:26 PM
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Zhou said:
I'm surprised that some people apparently didn't see the preview last week, we knew it wouldn't continue from where it left off.
That said, I enjoyed this episode 'cause Mero had a lot of screen time and Mero is one hell of a great character. Yeah, the kids' story wasn't the best thing (it was nowhere near bad, though) but it led to a good transition to Mero remembering her mother which was in the manga, so no filler (and the fuck did I read about the manga containing fillers, there are no fillers in a manga). Those last minutes were great, adorable Mero, a kind Rea and the possibility of Mero's mother being a zombie or at least a subject for experiments.
Dude, a filler is any content that's there just as extra fluff, or for the sake of adding a little extra chapters. Yes, original material can have fillers. Sadly the word "filler" morphed from "content that doesn't add to the general story" to "content in an adaptation that wasn't part of the original material". Kinda funny because sometimes what people consider "filler" (just because it wasn't in the original) can actually add more to the general story than what WAS in the original story.

 
Jun 8, 2012 6:29 AM

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An interesting fact about the way Mero wears her night clothing, her white yukata is tied right over left, which is only ever used when dressing dead bodies. Living people are supposed to wear yukata and kimonos tied left over right. Not to mention the triangular headpiece she wears, which is supposedly what the deceased also wear. Considering that her brother is a zombie nut, that's quite a "ghost" quirk she has herself.

It was nice to see that scene with Mero momentarily confusing Rea for her mother, get animated. Though it was supposed to have happened a bit later. Next episode continues where the cliffhanger last episode left off. It seems certain secrets about Rea will be revealed then.
 
Jun 9, 2012 10:10 AM

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Stupid fillers, although the scene where she remembered her mother was nice.
I'm looking forward to more, although I guess the next episode is a flashback of Rea.
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Jun 9, 2012 10:22 AM
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I wonder since when people start calling side story as filler....
Nowadays ,I don't even really know what is the meaning of filler anymore lol
 
Jun 11, 2012 5:43 AM

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Not a bad episode but it seems so out of place. Last episode her brother was kidnapped. And this week they decided to focus on Mero and her friends. What a weird change of pace.
 
Jun 11, 2012 6:29 PM
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anyone happen to know what the japanese honorific of [dono] happens to mean in the sense used by mero?
 
Jun 13, 2012 12:56 PM

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Boring episode, except for the ending.
"Mama" <3
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Jun 25, 2012 10:43 PM

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I like how the little girl is totally oblivious that Rea is injecting herself into the family's life.
Sooner or later the traces of a mother will be lost.
 
Jul 1, 2012 1:30 PM

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pointless episode is pointless and more see when it's inserted near the main story climax.
 
Jul 2, 2012 8:37 AM

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I am in two ways about this one........ It was nice to get some information on Miro as I do feel that we haven't seen enough of her, and she is dead cute, but the filler itself wasn't that interesting and didn't even seem to focus on her all the way through... except for the end, which is also gave massive hints that Miro's mother was also a zombie.... I just feel like with it only being 12 episodes, this seemed a bit of a waste to me....
 
Jul 3, 2012 4:10 PM
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This episode should have switched places with episode 8.
 
Jul 5, 2012 11:47 AM

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Mero is so nice person ))
...I want to see more stories with her :3

"Mama"...aaaaaaaa, so cuuute ♥
 
Jul 6, 2012 4:42 AM
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This was longest episode from all of them only because it was filler which made it irritating. If it wasn't unaturally stoping main story it could even be considered very nice episode. But now its just a better filler.
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Jul 8, 2012 12:38 PM

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so I missed something... when did Mero find out Rea was a zombie? Or was assumed she always knew and that's why Rea said "oh I can't feel your temperature because I'm a zombie" ...
 
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