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Sep 22, 2012 8:56 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Whoa, is that a new OP song?! Nice.

Dat confession and more drama with Yui the emotional girl. Mini Aoki is cute and nice interactions between him and Yui this episode. The ending was a little cliffhanger and that preview..inb4 intense drama next episode.

 
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Sep 22, 2012 9:10 AM
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5/5

man i love new op so much


cant wait for another episode :(
 
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Sep 22, 2012 9:29 AM

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Good god, loved the Aoki x Kiriyama development. She finally overcomes her fear of men and accepts Aoki! I can not be any happier with how this turned out, very well done. ^^

But holy shit, Taichi pretty much let the secret loose almost and now Inaba is pushing for answers. Heartseed said something about a 2nd chance in the PV, lets hope things don't get too out of hand from this. Man what a cliff hanger. @_@
 
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Sep 22, 2012 9:30 AM

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Aoki really manned up this episode, but that trip was kind of strange with how short it was.
 
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Sep 22, 2012 9:32 AM

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Was surprised at how this was such a Yui-centric episode but it's good to see her warming up to Aoki finally! Taichi needs to learn to think about what he says before speaking heh.

I find it odd how the age reversals aren't being used more. In this episode it felt like they just happen. The age reversals seem to just be a catalyst for people's problems to arise. I kind of wish the age reversals had more of a prominence and integrated into the plot like the 1st arc which I still think is the best out of the 3 arcs shown so far.

I really like the new OP/ ED combination this story arc. Also the ED manages to hype the audience for the episode while simultaneously changing the viewers tone, I was feeling pretty happy with the Yui/Aoki resolution but the ED changed my emotions from resolution to excitement for next week with Iori
 
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Sep 22, 2012 9:37 AM

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prismheart said:
Aoki really manned up this episode, but that trip was kind of strange with how short it was.


there must have been a special connection between him and nana thats why she understood :D
 
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Sep 22, 2012 9:47 AM
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damn he grew some balls all of a sudden. badass ep. inaba sounds mad next ep. fuck i cant wait
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Sep 22, 2012 9:53 AM

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What I do think Taichi can't run away and told them everything and he blame 2nd Fuusenkazura that he want another chance.
Suddent the 1st Fuusenkazura show up and want to help them.

I don't know the reason why Iori mother won't let Iori home again. O_o

Yeah thumbsup for Aoki and he move forward now Yui try to be stronger again. :)

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Sep 22, 2012 9:57 AM
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This episode was a bit slow but it was nice to see Yui and Aoki finally understanding each other. Ibana is going to put Taichi through hell until he fesses up why he know's what's going to happen.
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Sep 22, 2012 9:58 AM
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I don't know the reason why Iori mother won't let Iori home again. O_o
Actually, I suspect Iori's mother left and Iori is living alone.
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:06 AM

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Great episode :) I thought yui's emotional turn around was done well and felt convincing, wasn't nearly as cringe worthy as some of taichi's earlier episodes where he just talked everything better.
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:11 AM

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Just when I thought it's going to be the dullest episode towards the ending of the arc, serious shit happened making another good episode.
Really, this show is impressive.
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:15 AM

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Great episode. New opening and ending are great as well.
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:27 AM

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So, Taichi is in trouble, Iori is in a BIG trouble, cause
, and Heartseed #2 is disappointed.
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Sep 22, 2012 10:28 AM

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Great episode.

Those damn cliffhanger endings..
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Sep 22, 2012 10:31 AM

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Those damn cliffhanger endings..


They are terrible xD Great episode though :)
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:35 AM
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Ksa said:
Iori is in a BIG trouble, cause

Hm?
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:36 AM

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It was awesome! Iori is so kawaii as a baby :3 I have so much more respect for Yui now :) Inanba always gets on everyone's case lol especially taichi's
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:38 AM

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Cratex said:
it may not make a much of a difference.


Maybe. But it'll hit Iori. Shock will be big. Also, Heartseeds...
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Sep 22, 2012 10:41 AM
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Ksa said:
Maybe. But it'll hit Iori. Shock will be big.
Hopefully her friends, what really counts in her life now, will help her pull through.

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Also, Heartseeds...
Don't like/trust him(them), never did like/trust him(them), never will like/trust him(them).
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:43 AM

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I don't like the new opening but the ending is so good.(Best ending yet)

The Episode is very good. It Funny when Yui call she self as Subcharacter, it a hidden gags.
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:45 AM

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Great character development + loled at Undertaker in the new OP.
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:45 AM

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I taught the meeting between Aoki and is ex would be awkward but it turned out pretty good she seemed like a nice girl and understood what was going on.
She also seemed to be relieved by what Aoki said which probably means that it was on her mind as well yet Aoki originally forgot about it.

Yui definitely needs to talk with her rival/friend her friend even offered to listen to her and she yelled that it was none of her business.
What she is doing now will only create a bad relationship between to two of them and some misunderstanding which doesn't solve anything at all and she will probably regret it at some point.
If she talks about it, it might relieve her trauma and it will definitely be good for her friendship with that girl she seems like the person that would understand.
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:47 AM
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Damn i love this show, this is like the only show this season that i dont skip anything every episode.It keeps you hooked in the whole 20 mins, ITS EPIC> taichi is lucky
 
Sep 22, 2012 10:55 AM
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I can't wait for the forth arc where Inner Iori will be giving her shine in so many ways...........And it will leave people speechless................ :D
 
Sep 22, 2012 11:06 AM

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This was an excellent episode; one that sets up the conclusion to this arc quite well.

I greatly enjoyed the increased focus on Aoki and Yui, as it allowed for a significantly heightened level of insight into their personalities and struggles, which, up to this point, had been one of the very few noticeable flaws present within the story, due to their relative lack of development compared to the others. Yui was great throughout this episode, as she regained the strength of her former self, due, in large part, to Aoki's considerable help. The moment where Aoki talks with his ex was a great touch, since it finally gave him the clairvoyance he needed in order to wholly distinguish between his past love for her and the love he now has for Yui. There seemed to be a distinct understanding on her part as well, which was rather unexpected, but nice. I loved the moment where Yui tightly hugs him, as it strongly develops their relationship, while also serving as a rather important breakthrough, since she was finally able to shed the particular trauma that had tormented her for so long. As such, I felt that the development of Yui and Aoki's relationship was terrific here.

Iori as a baby was really adorable, especially when Inaba was carrying her in her arms. The ending was superb, as Inaba realizes the meaning of Taichi's inability to be affected by this particular phenomenon. This cliffhanger of sorts sets up the next episode and conclusion to this arc exceptionally well, since Taichi will likely be forced to endure some form of repercussion for his failure in following the one directive Heartseed had given him. There was another excellent peek into Iori's potentially fractured emotions, as alluded to in her brief conversation with Taichi, where it, yet again, seems as though her mother might be entirely absent from her life. This was highlighted brilliantly by the subtle change in her voice, as it transitioned into a sort of monotonous, false recital of manufactured words.

This arc has been adapted surprisingly well so far, considering how much material is being fit into only three episodes. I feel that the pace and tone of this arc has been captured really well throughout these two episodes, due to the few omissions from the LN's being rather minor so far, and hardly essential to the effectiveness of the story. The next arc should be adapted quite faithfully as well, since, even though I would have likely preferred five, four episodes is certainly enough to tell the story in a thorough, highly effective manner.

The new OP is pretty great, and, of course, that ED really is incredibly good.

Overall, Kokoro Connect continues to excel and thoroughly satisfy with it’s story, direction, and the nuanced character development that has been gradually woven into each episode. I’m really looking forward to the conclusion of this arc, since, judging by the preview, it looks to be another excellent and intense episode, as there seems to be an increased focus on Iori and, of course, the potentially troublesome results of Inaba finally revealing the truth will be exciting to watch unfold.
 
Sep 22, 2012 11:08 AM

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I likew the new op!!!
AGH BUT THIS SHOW IS JUST SO DRAMATIC!!!
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Sep 22, 2012 11:16 AM
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This episode sucked. It was really rushed and the script felt suuuuper forced in various places (Aoki's chat with Nana, and the final confession).
Though the preview got me really excited. I look forward to it. I feel this anime has been rather poor ever since the body swapping arc ended.
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Sep 22, 2012 11:24 AM
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This episode sucked. It was really rushed and the script felt suuuuper forced in various places (Aoki's chat with Nana, and the final confession).
Though the preview got me really excited. I look forward to it. I feel this anime has been rather poor ever since the body swapping arc ended.


that's what you get when they try to cram volume 3 into 3 eps....
 
Sep 22, 2012 11:33 AM

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This was a nice episode although I don't particularly like Aoki or Yui. I'm waiting for Inaba/Iori/Taichi on the main stage.
 
Sep 22, 2012 11:34 AM

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Best part!



Looks like we'll see more of Iori's problems in the next episode. Can't wait for next week's episode!
 
Sep 22, 2012 11:43 AM

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Aoki finally has an awesome moment all to himself. Yui begins to overcome her own fears. Lots of funny moments in the episode between the drama laced ones. Really funny banter between Iori and Inaba over Taichi at one point. Fantastic episode, more drama always welcome. 5/5
 
Sep 22, 2012 11:45 AM
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Ahh, beautiful episode :) Yui and Aoki aren't my favorite chracters, but their story was still so beautiful. I can't wait for more Taichi, Iori, and (especially) Inaban though!
So excited :)

CAN'T WAIT.
I hope Taichi doesn't tell anyone, because then it will be craazy. :&
 
Sep 22, 2012 11:50 AM

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Oh you Inaban

 
Sep 22, 2012 11:53 AM

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Great episode. Next one seems even more interesting!

It seems really, really strange to me that in a 17-episode series they waited until the 12th episode to use OP2... anyone else agree?
 
Sep 22, 2012 11:54 AM
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Oh you Inaban


Well,
 
Sep 22, 2012 11:56 AM

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Inaban: "Got Milk? Because I do."

 
Sep 22, 2012 12:07 PM

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Amazing new OP.
Awesome episode. 5/5
 
Sep 22, 2012 12:51 PM

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Dat updated Undertaker poster in the OP, lol.

I just love everything about this series. Leave it to Taichi to have a brain fart and let out the secret.
 
Sep 22, 2012 1:08 PM

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The art is so much better nowadays. It's finally living up to the quality of the show itself!
 
Sep 22, 2012 1:21 PM

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Aoki x Yui <3 i love the new opening and new ending! :D great episode i enjoyed it alot. the preview for next week's episode looks intense. CANT WAIT!! ^^
 
Sep 22, 2012 1:55 PM
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I thought this episode was a bit empty, namely between Yui and Aoki. It's probably due to the time frame having to squeeze said material in 23 minutes and the performance of the dialogue. The chemistry between the two felt a bit forced and lacking when there wasn't much of a build up of their relationship prior to this episode. I still like the episode though.
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Sep 22, 2012 2:34 PM

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Well this show never disappoints. Great episode once again. Next episode seems promising.

 
Sep 22, 2012 2:47 PM

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Oh my god, just when i thought it couldn't get any better. This show is awesome!
 
Sep 22, 2012 2:47 PM

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Dammit, Taichi, you just HAD to slip up! I'm really liking the new ED by the way.
 
Sep 22, 2012 3:12 PM

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The new OP song is nice.
Also, they finally sorted out things.

Taichi, you are in big trouble now since you've hidden about the second Heartseed.
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Sep 22, 2012 3:25 PM
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New OP sounds nice.

Also next week seems like it's going to be really interesting, can't wait.
 
Sep 22, 2012 3:51 PM

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am i the only one who thought Aoki was mean as hell
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Sep 22, 2012 3:57 PM

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Nice development for Yui and Aoki in this episode. I was kinda disappointed though because I wanted to see that Karate fight between Yui and that other chick, but it's whatever. Nice episode overall. I wonder what sorts of ramifications Taichi's secret being found out will have. Next week's episode looks intense.
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Sep 22, 2012 3:59 PM

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am i the only one who thought Aoki was mean as hell
I think the moment Nana told Aoki she cut her hair means that she has finally moved on as well. That's why she accepted it easily.

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