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Dec 20, 2012 12:08 AM
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I was able to catch up to this anime and finish it today, I thought it was a very nice show with fun characters and I have very little complaints overall.

But as I read the comments about episode 12, almost everyone is complaining that they didn't kiss and some people even say that diminishes the ending and the anime overall? Wow, I guess MAL is filled with middle school aged viewers? C'mon people, this is nonsense.
 
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Dec 20, 2012 12:10 AM

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Because we were all expecting it! You can't blame us for expecting it!
 
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Dec 20, 2012 12:22 AM

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I would be more satisfied with a kiss (dont you dare to say you wouldn't) but it wont affect my opinion on giving 10 to this anime. It makes us more secure that they really love each other, it's way more refreshing. No kiss then I want a second season! I dont fear a ruined chuunibyou anymore kyoani sure are professionals.
 
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Dec 20, 2012 12:32 AM

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It could be better or worse without the kiss, but with that hug I'm pretty satisfied
Why when romance or love occur, people always think about kissing?
 
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Dec 20, 2012 12:34 AM

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Vizi_Reality said:
It could be better or worse without the kiss, but with that hug I'm pretty satisfied
Why when romance or love occur, people always think about kissing?


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Dec 20, 2012 12:36 AM
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Same way as everyone else I think, a kiss would have been cute, but not kissing I think was just as cute. Kind of shows just how innocent and shy the both of them are... Or at least Rikka, I'm pretty sure Yuuta was about to go for it in episode 11.
 
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Dec 20, 2012 12:37 AM

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alexx_310 said:
Vizi_Reality said:
It could be better or worse without the kiss, but with that hug I'm pretty satisfied
Why when romance or love occur, people always think about kissing?


Nice Avatar

Thanks
That Mei x Chu2 also looks nice
 
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Dec 20, 2012 12:40 AM

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I was expecting explicit sex, 1/10.
 
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Dec 20, 2012 12:42 AM

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I was expecting explicit sex, 1/10.

In the eye.
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Dec 20, 2012 12:44 AM

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They kissed in the novel. I was expecting a proper adaptation of such.

Kyoani left me disappointed.
 
Dec 20, 2012 12:46 AM

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Amarrez said:
They kissed in the novel. I was expecting a proper adaptation of such.

Kyoani left me disappointed.

Indeed. Can't call it romance with no kiss.
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Dec 20, 2012 12:47 AM

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Amarrez said:
They kissed in the novel. I was expecting a proper adaptation of such.

Kyoani left me disappointed.
I thought they would give me a good ending after that horrible Hyouka ending, but no.
 
Dec 20, 2012 12:51 AM
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Amarrez said:
They kissed in the novel. I was expecting a proper adaptation of such.

Kyoani left me disappointed.

I hope you're not serious.The Novel doesn't even have a some of the good characters that were in the anime such as Dekomori and Kumin.

Guess what people, the anime doesn't have to follow the original source 100%, the fact that some of you are still whining is baffling.
 
Dec 20, 2012 1:06 AM

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You're right, it's not an accurate adaptation, Kyoani turned what was a decent comedy into a pretty mediocre melodrama.
 
Dec 20, 2012 1:40 AM

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Amarrez said:
You're right, it's not an accurate adaptation, Kyoani turned what was a decent comedy into a pretty mediocre melodrama.


How is it mediocre when there are just a few people who dislike the show? You should really grow up and face with the reality, thing you dislike doesn't mean it's bad.

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Indeed. Can't call it romance with no kiss.


*cough, Clannad AS is one of the best romance/drama ever, and still, without a kiss.

Kissing and stuff aren't necessary, just take a look at sukitte, although there're lots of kissing scenes but the contents are non-existed. What we need is only a few scene when characters show their passionate affection toward each other. In this case, just a warm hug is more than hundred of kisses.

Without kisses = bad romance or whatsoever is so ridiculous.
 
Dec 20, 2012 1:52 AM

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I think you need to grow up and realize mediocre can be a subjective term.

You also need to learn that the word 'mediocre' does not mean 'bad'.

Also, are you trying to tell me that reception on MAL is an objective way to judge a show's quality? Because, if it is, clearly SAO is a masterpiece and a pioneer of innovative storytelling and animation.
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Dec 20, 2012 1:54 AM

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Amarrez said:
I think you need to grow up and realize mediocre can be a subjective term.

You also need to learn that the word 'mediocre' does not mean 'bad'.


But the way you sound like they truly are.
 
Dec 20, 2012 1:57 AM

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Mediocre is a term to describe average, or run of the mill. For the most part I enjoyed Chuunibyo, but it's last few episodes dropped my overall impression of it.

Your perceptions don't change the meaning of a word.
 
Dec 20, 2012 2:03 AM

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Amarrez said:
Mediocre is a term to describe average, or run of the mill. For the most part I enjoyed Chuunibyo, but it's last few episodes dropped my overall impression of it.

Your perceptions don't change the meaning of a word.


In my case, chu2 is good enough to stand above most of the show in 2012 in term of comedy with a nice mix of drama/romance. Chu2 is a show you don't get to see often nowadays in a sea of new aired anime.
 
Dec 20, 2012 2:04 AM

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Good for you, you have an opinion. Am I not allowed to have mine as well?
 
Dec 20, 2012 2:09 AM

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Amarrez said:
Good for you, you have an opinion. Am I not allowed to have mine as well?

Your perceptions don't change the meaning of a word.

back to the word "mediocre", it's a word i use to describe something bad, but with a lighter tone.
 
Dec 20, 2012 2:11 AM

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Okay, great, you use a word the wrong way. But, unlike you, I actually use a word the way it is defined in a dictionary.
 
Dec 20, 2012 2:15 AM

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But obviously it's a negative term nonetheless.
 
Dec 20, 2012 2:17 AM

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For argument's sake, let's say it is. So what?
 
Dec 20, 2012 2:28 AM
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Now now, do we really need to be upset over how the word 'mediocre' is used? Seems like a rather mediocre topic to fight over (I know, laboured pun).

In case it's not obvious, this was meant to be an icebreaker, albeit not a very good one. Now calm down and get back to the anime. Technical discussions to EnglishLessons.com please, not MAL ^^
 
Dec 20, 2012 3:55 AM

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People lowering their ratings because there wasn't a kiss scene just show how shallow some people are on this site, and that they actually don't put a lot of thought on the way they are ratings their anime.
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You're right, it's not an accurate adaptation, Kyoani turned what was a decent comedy into a pretty mediocre melodrama.

The drama part was OK for me compared to the anime standard, the problem is that it lacks some balance, The Chuunibyou which was only a lighthearted comedy elements became this really serious issue at the end of this anime. It gave me the impression I was watching two different shows.
 
Dec 20, 2012 6:30 AM
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Well... It was definitely one of the better 2012 Autumn season animes but that's not saying much.. a 9/10 for effort.. a -1 for the last episode which I will erase from memory. at least most of it ,p

Gotta say I agree that things got a bit too melodrama in ep 12... still it was an cute Anime and that's good enough.
 
Dec 20, 2012 6:55 AM

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Did they cover both volumes of the novel in the anime?
 
Dec 20, 2012 6:58 AM

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Guys i watch almost all kyoani(except munto) but i forgot when was the last time kyoani give us a kissing scene, i can't remember.
 
Dec 20, 2012 7:32 AM

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Amarrez said:
You're right, it's not an accurate adaptation, Kyoani turned what was a decent comedy into a pretty mediocre melodrama.
Thank you. I wasn't the only one who thought that the drama was forced and cheap. One episode is hilarious and out of the blue in the next episode, it becomes a "serious" and we're supposed to be able to sympathize with the characters. I thought the drama in the second half of the anime was done very poorly.

Not only that, but I was expecting that the Dark Flame Master would have a fight scene, which didn't happen. Disappointing second half.
I'm also filled with pure-hearted ulterior motives.

 
Dec 20, 2012 7:45 AM

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Good i didn't read the novel so i wouldn't be mad about "bad adaptation" :3...
I liked the show hope to see an ova later with dekomori with the hair like that... why the fuck they put it right in the last episode :< (!)
 
Dec 20, 2012 7:55 AM
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Good i didn't read the novel so i wouldn't be mad about "bad adaptation" :3...
I liked the show hope to see an ova later with dekomori with the hair like that... why the fuck they put it right in the last episode :< (!)


Becoz they're numbskulls! (It was just a joke). It was maybe the best anime I've seen this year so I have no complain. No kiss also is more realistic since they're both first-timer lovers. But like most of us... I WANNA OVA WITH KISS!! By the way, I also prefer Dekomori with the new hair
 
Dec 20, 2012 8:31 AM

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A kiss in this episode would be awkward and it's not needed. Can't you see love and happiness blossoming very bright from their hug and smile?

Let the pure romance pure. A kiss in public is much more western-culture oriented, anyway.
 
Dec 20, 2012 9:13 AM

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*cough, Clannad AS is one of the best romance/drama ever, and still, without a kiss.

Never liked Clannad.
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Dec 20, 2012 10:26 AM

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LOL at these people who wants a kissing scene on this series.


 
Dec 20, 2012 11:26 AM

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Really? I think a kiss wasnt necesarry and I didnt miss that they dont kissed
 
Dec 20, 2012 11:42 AM

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Totally not necessary and one of the sweetest romances I've seen regardless.

Haters gonna hate.
 
Dec 20, 2012 12:15 PM

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People lowering their ratings because there wasn't a kiss scene just show how shallow some people are on this site, and that they actually don't put a lot of thought on the way they are ratings their anime.

It would have been a very fitting conclusion to the show. I really enjoyed the ending and closure, but I would probably be more likely to raise the score if they did. Shallow yes, but I let my feels guide me.
 
Dec 20, 2012 12:47 PM

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Kissing isn't necessary in a romance for it to be good. And yes the episode was melodramatic but that was the point since episode 7 I think? When everything started taking a less happy turn. If you think romance is all about kissing then I honestly am confused. I for one am happy they didn't made the ending seem more pure (for lack of a better word). But to each their own. Either way it was a good series.

 
Dec 20, 2012 12:56 PM

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LOL at these people who wants a kissing scene on this series.

But why not ;-;
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Dec 20, 2012 1:00 PM
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I can see why people feel they were cheated out of romance, but not because of the kiss. Not once in the finale did either of them say "I love you". Aside from that reunion hug the last few minutes didn't really express their emotions for each other, which makes perfect sense because they've only been able to touch their pinky fingers together so far. If anything the ambiguity of their love for each other is all the more reason to hope for a second season.
 
Dec 20, 2012 1:38 PM

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Thank you OP.....at least some people around here have some common sense.
 
Dec 20, 2012 1:54 PM
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You may as well expect a tentacle rape from Kyoto Animation. Not a chance.
As I remember, even in Clannad there were no kisses. Even though they had a damn baby.
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As I remember, even in Clannad there were no kisses. Even though they had a damn baby.


They have. 2 and in the OVA though.


 
Dec 20, 2012 2:17 PM

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I can see why people feel they were cheated out of romance, but not because of the kiss. Not once in the finale did either of them say "I love you". Aside from that reunion hug the last few minutes didn't really express their emotions for each other, which makes perfect sense because they've only been able to touch their pinky fingers together so far. If anything the ambiguity of their love for each other is all the more reason to hope for a second season.

Okay you just said it all.
 
Dec 20, 2012 2:40 PM

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People want kissing in anime because they can't get any in their real life...
Just go watch some henitai and leave this excellent anime alone :D :D :D
Art should be left alone by those unenlightened, raw and uncensored as it is, because enough refinement was already done by it's creator, in it's creation.
 
Dec 21, 2012 6:32 AM

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This anime is excellent indeed, and even without a kiss I didn't decreased the score but I would be more satisfied with a kiss but not in this episode (too bad there isn't any more episodes), if a second season pops up then I demand a kiss. I dont know why a kiss is connected to hentai, people want a kiss not a double penetration you're making it too dramatic.
 
Dec 22, 2012 6:54 AM

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It was just an unsuccessful attempt of humor... Which I intentionally made overdramatic :p
Give it a laugh so I don't fell bad about myself :D
Art should be left alone by those unenlightened, raw and uncensored as it is, because enough refinement was already done by it's creator, in it's creation.
 
Dec 31, 2012 11:50 AM

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To me a kiss in the end would have been the topping of the icing. Can't speak of others behalf, but if that is the only complaint about the show must aslo mean we have all loved it alot. :)
 
Dec 31, 2012 3:04 PM

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Heaven forbid people wanting to see a kiss in a romantic comedy. Holding hands and a hug is cute and all, but nothing says "I love you" more than a kiss..

So yes, I believe we have every reason to complain about the lack of one.
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