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Jul 5, 2012 5:42 PM

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Not disappointed. I think this will be the show I look forward to every week this season.
Jul 5, 2012 5:44 PM
w i d e f a c e

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Nice art, nice music, not much going on in terms of plot. Also, some questionable writing. I know this was an attempt at being josei, but I'm pretty sure she wouldn't be like "yeah let's just carry on and have noodles together" after he drops "you need to get over your dead husband by banging me".

fishergirl16 said:
Wow !! That was really unique and interesting.

Pretty ironic considering your avatar is Ano Hana, which is essentially the same concept.
Jul 5, 2012 5:44 PM

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Quite impressed with the first episode. Good to see an anime with adult characters again, and an original story. I have a feeling I'm going to love this one, too bad it's only going to be 11 episodes :3
Jul 5, 2012 5:57 PM

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I guess I expected nothing less from a good Josei show.

"A Legend is but a tale of a beautiful lie."
Jul 5, 2012 6:07 PM

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Nakamura and Fukuyama?! Yeeaaaah~
Jul 5, 2012 6:52 PM

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Post-Josh said:
Nice art, nice music, not much going on in terms of plot. Also, some questionable writing. I know this was an attempt at being josei, but I'm pretty sure she wouldn't be like "yeah let's just carry on and have noodles together" after he drops "you need to get over your dead husband by banging me".
She's obviously trying to avoid talking/doing something about it. Tomorrow being their anniversary and all. One of the advantages of not having teenage characters and a high school setting is that everything doesn't have to be so overly dramatic.
Modified by howlingfantods, Jul 5, 2012 8:03 PM
Jul 5, 2012 7:16 PM

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I really enjoyed this first episode.
Jul 5, 2012 7:33 PM

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This is promising. It's obvious where this show is going, and I like it. Stories like this grab me the most. Unless it goes on an extremely unlikely and unexpected direction, I will definitely be following this.
Jul 5, 2012 8:00 PM

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Finally my long-awaited josei romance is here. Great episode
Jul 5, 2012 8:07 PM

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KYAAAA!!! I LOVED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! *O*

And I agree! a great replacement for sakamichi no apollon!

love the ED! This will be a great season! ^^

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Jul 5, 2012 8:08 PM

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Ahhhh the flowers are really pretty!

I'm really having high hopes for this anime.
Jul 5, 2012 8:13 PM

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Most awaited show of the season for me, and it didn't dissapoint, it was adorable and had a nice feel to it, leaving me wanting more. Plus, both the OP and the ED were beautiful.
Jul 5, 2012 8:23 PM

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One episode... It took just one episode for me to fall in love with this show! ♥ I knew it was going to be something special even before I watched it. The best show this season by far!
Jul 5, 2012 9:35 PM

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This looks really promising. I'll keep looking forward to it!
Loved the OP and ED too ♥
Jul 5, 2012 9:37 PM

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This has the same spark that Sakamichi no Apollon had and I loved that anime. The ghost husband hanging around during conversations can make for some funny scenes.
Jul 5, 2012 9:48 PM

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Absolutely the best show of the season so far, will be following up until the very end. Thank god summer isn't turning out too horrific.

MC surprised me with how great his snarky nature was, and I loved seeing actual romantic progression and a confession within the first episode. Interactions between the dead husband and MC were a standout, I'm very glad only the MC can see him and the wife can't - kind of forces them to interact. There's a lot of potential in there for pulling at the heart strings, great drama/comedy, character development, gahhh I'm just very impressed and happy that I liked it so much.
Jul 5, 2012 10:22 PM

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"One of these days, I'm gonna steal your wife"... Haha. Nice one.

And the dead husband being jealous is so cute [at 1st I thought, he was just the brother of the girl, hehe]! Looking forward to the next episode. This anime is unexpectedly soooo interesting and unique. Love it!

Jul 5, 2012 10:30 PM

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I told you guys this will be lovely, remember?

My romance anime for this season. :)

Jul 5, 2012 10:41 PM

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It's like a good version of Amnesia.
Ugh, I don't even like talking about that show.

Great replacement for Sakamichi. I'm glad we have been able to get a good josei continuously going for awhile. Usagi Drop to Chihayafuru to Sakamichi and now this.

Jul 5, 2012 10:47 PM
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noitaminA does it again!

-Rokka is instantly captivating. I found myself attached to her very quickly, and I was excited to see her story unfold throughout the episode.
-All I remembered from the description was "that flower shop show". The supernatural element took me completely by surprise. I thought Atsushi was going to be her brother or something. While it's not my primary concern, the relationship between Hazuki and Atsushi is definitely interesting to watch.
-I feel like they got a lot out of the way for a first episode. We know a good deal about Rokka's past, and a confession is already on the table. I honestly hope they establish a romantic relationship sooner rather than later, as I think that triangle is really gonna be the most interesting part of the show.

Not that there's much to compete with yet, but this is easily my personal anime of the summer season so far! Been a long time since I've seen a good josei series. Can't wait for more!
Jul 5, 2012 11:02 PM
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This is call Sakamichi no Moyashimon. That ghost float like those in moyashimon.
I like it.
Jul 5, 2012 11:09 PM

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as good as i expected :)
Jul 5, 2012 11:59 PM

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Welp, here's the anime of the season.
Jul 6, 2012 12:28 AM

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Totally lived up to my expectations for the first episode--hopefully it will just keep getting stronger.
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Jul 6, 2012 12:30 AM

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It was ok. Nothing really jumps out at you and makes you think, "this is going to be great." though.

I predict I will give it at least a 6/10.
Modified by Leondre, Jul 6, 2012 12:39 AM
Jul 6, 2012 2:38 AM
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This seems to be a good romance anime.
I haven't seen a jousei anime in quite a while.
Hazuki. Seems a bit pathetic, but I like him so far.

Looking forward to more. 5/5
Jul 6, 2012 2:45 AM
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While the OP appeals to me, it's the ED that I just adore. The moving frame and the singer's voice are just lovely. What stood out to me was the superb voice acting which is more important in this particular genre than anything else in order to convey the characters' mood. Also, that's how I like my romances: no meandering around and with actual focus on development.
Jul 6, 2012 4:03 AM

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Why is this soo Good? i havent watch one of these anime in a while but damn this really a appealed to me, im not much of a OP, ED, kinda of person so that wasnt really all that for me, im glad that i watch this, cuz i was not gonna.


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Jul 6, 2012 4:51 AM

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Averim said:
First ep was not quite as captivating as i anticipated, but im still having high hopes for this.

I agree but it had it moments and was still very cute for a first episode.
Jul 6, 2012 6:18 AM

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I've been waiting for this since I first picked up the scanlation several months ago. It's a story that I fell in love with after just reading the first chapter. The first episode did not disappoint. It's wonderful seeing the characters in motion and their designs are absolutely flawless. Hazuki is HOT!
Jul 6, 2012 6:26 AM

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I really enjoyed this first episode! It might be my fave series of the season!
Jul 6, 2012 7:23 AM

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I'm glad I was looking forward to this since it is even better than I thought it could be. With all that nice feeling of feelings as they swirl around and people who don't just freak out at the big shifts to occur. There's thought put into it even with how soon it felt like the confession came.
Jul 6, 2012 7:53 AM

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Wow this was a really good start. I hope it gets even better next episode!
Faith in this season restored :)
Jul 6, 2012 9:40 AM

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Excellent first ep. noitaminA is doing well so far.. Moyishimon was strong too.

I love the way the protagonist has ALREADY confessed.... I cant wait to see how this goes!
Jul 6, 2012 10:42 AM

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Oh yes, this tiotally lived up to my expectations. Hazuki confessing in the 1st episode is even above my expectations.
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Jul 6, 2012 10:59 AM

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Beautiful eps and finally got something interesting in this season.
Jul 6, 2012 11:52 AM
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Ridiculous how easily this takes the pole position amongst the summer series. I've seen the episode three times already, and could probably go for more. As you can probably tell, I'm loving this, it just does all the things right.

Well-rounded characters, the details (the nervous Hazuki being greeted by the usual Rokka, and how he exhales in relief etc.), nice animation, realistic interactions and reactions and of course, a couple of charming leads. And oh, they're actual adults for a change!

I couldn't have asked for more.
Jul 6, 2012 12:13 PM

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This show has the potential of being the best show of the season. A confession after the first episode?! IMPOSSIBRU! This already beats Kaoru in Sakamichi no Apollon.

I already can't wait how the weird love triangle of man-women-dead husband is going to develop.

Looks like I'm not the only one who loved the ED song by Aimer. She's freaking awesome.
Jul 6, 2012 12:39 PM

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This is a great romance!!!
Jul 6, 2012 1:25 PM

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As far as first-episode judgments go, this is the best show this season so far. (Not like there's much competition.) The genre mixture is win.
Jul 6, 2012 1:48 PM

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WOW, this surprised me.
the best episode of this season i've seen till now

this will be a nice replacement for Sakamichi no Apollon
Jul 6, 2012 2:05 PM

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Wow...i knew this series will definitely interest me, but i was like under some magic spell while watching it o_o it was SO damn good and warm.One of best series in this season, if not best.

ED is AMAZING! so freaking amazing.I just fell in love with this song.
9/10 5/5
Jul 6, 2012 3:24 PM

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Good show, good show! Jolly good show!
I definitely thought that I wouldn't enjoy it but it's such a pleasant surprise. I thinks it's cause I thought that she would be aware of her husbands spirit and they'd still be in love, and then it would just be angsty melodrama for Hazuki-kun. But clearly that's not how it is. It's still a little angsty, but I like it XD
I like Hazuki-kun's personality, too.

LOL, it's hilarious whenever her husband's spirit just floats around in the store.
Jul 6, 2012 3:32 PM

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Okay, I love this. For me, a slice-of-life/romance/josei lover this is like, I don't know, manna from heaven. Yuuichi Nakamura + Jun Fukuyama. My body wasn't ready enough. Plus that main female lead. She's fabulous. No wonder Hazuki fell for her. I would, too.
Jul 6, 2012 4:19 PM

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I Loved it *0*

Jul 6, 2012 4:24 PM

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I watched the trailer and thought this anime would be super boring. I gave it a try thinking I'd drop it sooner or later, but TOTALLY WRONG! The 1st episode was so good.

I can't wait for me. :) I hope they do end up as a couple in the end.

Love the ED too
Jul 6, 2012 4:29 PM

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Pretty Boy Flower Shop was pretty good.
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Jul 6, 2012 4:34 PM

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mijuku-nii said:
that main female lead. She's fabulous. No wonder Hazuki fell for her. I would, too.

I know right! she is so gorgeous *_* too bad not many people mention her in this thread.
Jul 6, 2012 4:57 PM

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And it's official. Favorite anime of the season right here.

Jul 6, 2012 5:00 PM

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Wow... That was WAY better than I expected it to be :D I honestly can't wait for the next episode, the characters are awesome.
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