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May 18, 2013 9:55 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Kasuga and Saeki looks awkward as a couple imo.

>Ahahahahaha
Lol Nakamura.

Ya, the scenes at night between Kasuga and Nakamura were even more creepy.

>No fun
>No fun
>No fun

Lol, this series. Nakamura made Kasuga his bitch. So much slow motion also. Well, at least they followed the part where the classroom was vandalized.
 
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May 18, 2013 2:31 PM
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Waiting on those goddamn awesome subs.


--- UPDATTO

So. Just downloaded the episode, watching it right now.

DAT OP! Kinda plain at first, yet it's final part was awesome.

Now back to chinese cartoons.
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May 18, 2013 3:28 PM
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Hilarious as always. Nakamura is such an agitator. lol OMG@the second half. What a development! He got her out of his shell in a sense. She seemed satisfied finally. Maybe he even turned her on. lol The transition from the moon to the classroom was effective and nice. It felt so surrealistic I couldn't help but think what if the whole thing was just his delusional dream.

Thanks to great use of still images and slow motion, animation improved, not so distracting, compared to early episodes IMO. As I said before, I had been distracted by constant and too much movement of various body parts of the characters.

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Kasuga and Saeki looks awkward as a couple imo.

Yeah, he gets nervous and antsy whenever he is with her. Perhaps it would be better for him if he ended up with Nakamura. He looked relaxed at the end of this episode.
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May 18, 2013 3:29 PM

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Comedy of the season.
Fun things are fun.
 
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May 18, 2013 3:40 PM
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Holy. Fuck.

That last part went better than expected.
 
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May 18, 2013 3:47 PM

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for some reason i enjoy this show, it has something special that no other anime has
 
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May 18, 2013 3:52 PM

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Welp, looks like Kasuga finally broke
 
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May 18, 2013 3:55 PM
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My god, I can't even describe this. I had goosebumps on the last scene and it was so... wow. Just wow. This is now a 10 and into my favourites list it goes.
 
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May 18, 2013 4:07 PM

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Wow the last scene was just straight awesome, Kasuga snapped finally.

Can't wait to see will it all be discovered.
 
May 18, 2013 4:22 PM

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the last scene was just amazing n the ost in it made it so awesome. would be a perfect adapation if it wasnt for the rotoscope
 
May 18, 2013 4:38 PM
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nelsonbrabra said:
the last scene was just amazing n the ost in it made it so awesome. would be a perfect adapation if it wasnt for the rotoscope


Funny, I find it is perfect thanks to the rotoscope. Would never get the emotion on their faces this good without it.
 
May 18, 2013 4:49 PM
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I just sat there through that last scene, mouth wide open. It left me utterly speechless. This show really does get better and better.
 
May 18, 2013 4:54 PM

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Karisu said:
nelsonbrabra said:
the last scene was just amazing n the ost in it made it so awesome. would be a perfect adapation if it wasnt for the rotoscope


Funny, I find it is perfect thanks to the rotoscope. Would never get the emotion on their faces this good without it.


im gettin used to it but still don't like it.
 
May 18, 2013 5:05 PM

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Wow. You gotta respect the cinematography. The ending was absolutely, horrifically beautiful.
 
May 18, 2013 5:07 PM

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Oh my god.
That ending..
It was so frightening.

I can't wait for next week!
 
May 18, 2013 5:09 PM

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Oh shit he snapped.
 
May 18, 2013 5:14 PM

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Yay! Kasuga finally insane!
The ending was terrifying. I had goosebumps the whole way.

Glad to see the series improving.
 
May 18, 2013 5:29 PM

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ending was one of the best things I've ever seen
in that garden I saw the tallest flower
 
May 18, 2013 5:29 PM
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Oh, God, this ending is insanely great.




Nakamura is actually tired of people's shit like I thought, reasons are still unclear though. (unstable family relationships?)
 
May 18, 2013 5:40 PM

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the ending.,.im out of words..5/5
 
May 18, 2013 5:45 PM
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onewhodreamt said:
Oh, God, this ending is insanely great.




Nakamura is actually tired of people's shit like I thought, reasons are still unclear though. (unstable family relationships?)


So, Nakamura's phrase can be targeted towards most harem protagonists who are oblivious to a waifu's feeling.
 
May 18, 2013 6:04 PM
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That's the way to go, Takao. I still don't understand why he cares so much about trying to please/not disappoint Nakamura, I guess he feels attracted to her? Since it's only 13 episodes...I feel like this anime will feel incomplete because even in the current chapters, we haven't really gotten an explanation as to why Nakamura is the way she is, why she is so hung up on people being boring (unless I missed something while reading...). Still, I liked the way they adapted the vandalizing scene. The slow-mo fit perfectly and the bgm as well. Btw, I like the new OP, the only OP I like so far. The rendition of the ED was nice too.
 
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onewhodreamt said:
Oh, God, this ending is insanely great.




Nakamura is actually tired of people's shit like I thought, reasons are still unclear though. (unstable family relationships?)





The need for freedom.......a complete departure from daily existence........being able to secure your reality by casting away the one everybody else readily accepts......
 
May 18, 2013 6:17 PM

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Holy shit, that ending was amazing.
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May 18, 2013 6:48 PM

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Nakamura can be more of a girl than you think she is.


"A Legend is but a tale of a beautiful lie."
 
May 18, 2013 6:54 PM

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Watching Kasuga finally snap has made sticking with this series worth every minute. Hoping this event causes him to finally grow a pair.
 
May 18, 2013 7:06 PM

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RediceRyan said:
Holy shit, that ending was amazing.


Also i liked how they changed op song to reflect Saeki's character. Nakamura's op song before that was perfect representation of that crazy bitch.
 
May 18, 2013 7:20 PM
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lol that Kasuga is very gullible, that Nakamura is a bitch
 
May 18, 2013 7:27 PM

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im glad i stayed here for the ride, unlike the rest of them. The remaining ones still here are in for a ride of their life this anime has burned a deep mark into my mind. I will never forget that ending and it's mean for as long as i live.
 
May 18, 2013 7:34 PM
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just effin brilliant.

the bad part is, with only 13 episodes the best part wont be in the anime. i want a second season already
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May 18, 2013 7:39 PM

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Comedy of the season.
that's valvrave

the second half was beautiful
 
May 18, 2013 7:44 PM

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wow they got crazy at the end.
 
May 18, 2013 7:46 PM

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The second half was beautiful and I love how they included the original Hana by Asa Chang & Junray.

I wish the other episodes were adapted this well because that scene at the end exceeded my expectations.
 
May 18, 2013 8:28 PM

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That classroom scene was bloody fantastic.
 
May 18, 2013 8:32 PM

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Wow. When Nakamura was getting ready to leave the classroom after telling Kasuga to do what he wants... I was expecting Kasuga to do something to keep her around but instead, he went bat shit crazy and cut loose with the chalk. I think my jaw dropped and remained that way for the rest of the ep while they destroyed the classroom.

Did he show his true colors and remain that way? or will he regret his decision later. Also gonna be interesting to see how this changes the dynamics of Kasuga's and Nakamur's interactions (almost said relationship instead of interactions but there's no evidence pointing to a relationship....yet.)
 
May 18, 2013 8:53 PM

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JAWDROP. O_o; f*ck, what now?
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That ending was absolutely amazing. I had goosebumps the entire time. Using the original version of the ED song suited it perfectly as well. Damn. Nakamura's seiyuu also just keeps blowing me away. I am loving this show so much.

I think the reason he can't let Nakamura go and comes back to her is because she affirms how he sees himself. He thinks he's a terrible, sinful person, and she tells him he's right. It's kind of shown at the beginning how he wants someone who understands him, thinking he's all deep for reading Baudelaire and no one else in his class would understand. Also, I think Kasuga is trying to shoulder the burden of his sins on her. He's clearly driven mad with guilt and is trying to share it with Nakamura because she knows the entire truth. If she left, he'd be forced to deal with it himself. He's clearly not mature enough to just be able to fix it all.
 
May 18, 2013 10:12 PM
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my god that end, the music with the slow-motion scenes of them going crazy, brilliant
 
May 18, 2013 10:17 PM

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Oh my god. I've never seen anything that powerful in a LONG time. 100% worth the wait.

I feel bad for any plebs that dropped this after the first ep. Their loss.
 
May 18, 2013 10:36 PM

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Wow. The ending was incredible, especially with the music and slow motion. Though I wonder, am I the only one who prefers this art style compared to the manga?
 
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May 18, 2013 11:26 PM

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Rotoscope really enhanced the ending scene of this episode. Almost felt like the reason to rotoscope the series was solely for that moment.
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The ending was incredible! Surely one of the most powerful scenes of all animes I've watched! And the music was a perfect match..
 
May 19, 2013 12:08 AM

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As a reader of the manga, I have been eagerly anticipating how they would adapt the classroom vandalism scene. It was beautifully done and it was everything I had ever imagined it to be. Bravo.

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I think the reason he can't let Nakamura go and comes back to her is because she affirms how he sees himself. He thinks he's a terrible, sinful person, and she tells him he's right. It's kind of shown at the beginning how he wants someone who understands him, thinking he's all deep for reading Baudelaire and no one else in his class would understand. Also, I think Kasuga is trying to shoulder the burden of his sins on her. He's clearly driven mad with guilt and is trying to share it with Nakamura because she knows the entire truth. If she left, he'd be forced to deal with it himself. He's clearly not mature enough to just be able to fix it all.

I agree that Nakamura understands Kasuga's internal conflicts and feelings, but it's hard to tell if Nakamura really sympathizes with him. Nakamura seems more interested in manipulating Kasuga to derive pleasure in his agony over his feelings and the breaking of his moral barriers. I also agree that Kasuga is desperately clinging to and reaching out to Nakamura because she is the only outlet where he can vent his anguish and frustrations. The catch is that Nakamura, rather than helping him absolve his sins, is forcing him to embrace his own depravity. That part is pretty obvious in this episode. She is certainly feeling ecstasy from the vandalism, but it's interesting to consider whether the pleasure is derived from the act itself or the fact that it is a result of Kasuga initiating it. Perhaps both.

Nakamura keeps going on about how Kasuga is "boring" because he's like everyone else and how everyone is "trash" because they won't admit that they are perverts and only think about sex. It's probably Nakamura herself that feels she's special and is acting like she is so she can escape from whatever cage she feels she's locked inside. Just like Nakamura is Kasuga's outlet, Nakamura's outlet is Kasuga. In a way, she's no different from Kasuga. Also, I don't ever really recall her admitting to her own perversion (or rather, she never reinforces it and only calls out on Kasuga). Does that mean she's only thinking about sex and debauchery as well? There's nothing wrong in people always thinking about sex, and there's equally nothing wrong with not admitting that. It's human nature, but I suppose that's what makes Nakamura the far more interesting character, at the moment anyway.
 
May 19, 2013 12:58 AM
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I bet the forum will explode when episode 8 comes out. Prepare yourselves.
 
May 19, 2013 1:05 AM
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Incredible episode. First half was decent at best, but from the time he met Nakamura at midnight to the ending of the episode was amazing and one of the best moments in anime. Bone chillingly evil and beautiful all at the same time. The slow motion, ending song, and poor bliss that Nakamura felt was so well done. A blissful dance as "her little deviant" came out of his shell and trashed the classroom. In slow motion as that crazy ass ED played...incredible!!

This anime is pushing "10" status. Hope it keeps it up. Its going to be hard after that sequence right there. Pure awesomeness!!!

 
May 19, 2013 1:20 AM

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That. was. just. intense. I was almost glued to the screen when I saw the ending. Hope this gets even better!
 
May 19, 2013 1:28 AM

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this show messes with my head really badly.
ohohoho~~
 
May 19, 2013 1:41 AM

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All these people going out of their shell to talk about this.
Well, I'm nothing less. This was intense.
 
May 19, 2013 2:28 AM
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This episode could've been SOOOO much better if they would've just went with a normal animation and the character design wasn't so bad , it still pisses me off after all , such a shame.

Such an intense ep , OST was great. And it's gonna get even crazier.
 
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