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Jul 9, 2013 4:31 AM

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Dat mad OP. ED was also nice.

Nice ep and Tomoko's duckface... xD
 
Jul 9, 2013 4:33 AM

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Mojo!

Nice OP clip, average song though.

Shirubaa Rinku!

04:56 lol, total opposite of Hikki

10:20 Gaaguru

Poor girl.
Cute ED and EDclip.
Isayama Hajime should be awarded The Manga with The Highest Inconsistencies of Characters' Appearances.
He keeps performing multiple plastic surgeries on those Shingeki No Kyojin characters in a SINGLE chapter.
Yes, I've read up to the latest chapter of Shingeki No Kyojin manga.
Forced myself to read through the kidsketching chapters after the anime's ended. At least from now on, I only have to go through the hell once a month.
Patiently awaiting SNK TV/movie/OVA anime-sequel.
The 2015 SNK live-action movie would probably suck.
 
Jul 9, 2013 4:39 AM

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Jul 9, 2013 4:58 AM

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Opening song was awesome. We have a strong candidate for the best anime this season here. Tomoko is hilarious and her VA has done a great job. How can she be so cute!! She is so adorable. All she needs to do is get rid of those dark circles and baam, she can be popular. She would look with Hikigaya or Keima. Crossover pairings xD

"Gaagle" xD

The brother reminds me of the main guy from Blood Lad xD I already like him since Nakamura Yuuichi is voicing him!

Dat imagination ! I salute it xD


"I am coming soon" xD

I really hate that guy who called her super ugly. Get your eyes checked. Also, you can't say that to anyone!

Awesome ending song!

9/10
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Jul 9, 2013 4:59 AM

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The animation is better than it needs to be. OP was awesome and ED was catchy. Followed the manga really closely. Great start.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:09 AM

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I must say I think it's good adaptation - everytime mc opened her mouth it reminded me why I disliked her in the manga. So this and her delusions are done very well.

Music was ok, visuals nothing special but also fine.

so in the end: dropped - I don't have mood for such depressing stuff right now, but if I will have this might be great series to fill it :)
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:12 AM
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i've got one question
what is the blue mark under her eye and why is her brother having it too?

is it some kind of genetic disorder? but her mom doesnt seem to have them
I bet herfather has the blue mark as well.
I can understand that why she has blue mark but Its kinda weird that her brother has it also. Must be genetic imo.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:16 AM

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OH GOD
THAT OPENING
I was waiting for this anime so much, I'm so happy it's out!
It is a good adaptation so far.... Tomoko is the same as always. I like the way it is adapted. I want to see more! *o*
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:27 AM

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Nice start! The OP is incredible O_O
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:32 AM

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Awesome OP. Great first episode. Loved the comedy.

 
Jul 9, 2013 5:34 AM

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An improvement over the manga. Love Tomoko's VA and the visual ideas were neat. Plus that OP.

If anything I worry about the pacing or that it, despite the ideas, will feel to lacklustre as it goes on due to its length. Can't shake off the feeling a Muromi-san length (aka 12 minutes) would work better.
I have my own anime blog. It's called Anime Viking. Hope you'll you read it!

 
Jul 9, 2013 5:38 AM

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I was having a freakish Nerdgasm when she was pulling off some Death note crap with her mouse, i was like O SNAP!!!!
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:41 AM

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Dat OP. Was not expecting heavy metal and yet it was pretty fitting. Good first episode.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:49 AM

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Pretty entertaining :D
Can't imagine where the story would go in 12 eps~
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:49 AM

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Great ending and the seiyuus are doing a great job. Pretty funny, though the references are pretty much like every other show of this kind, it's getting a bit repetitive.
The scene where she was ordering at McDonald's hit a bit too close to home.

4/5, but I feel I'll get tired of this quickly.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:49 AM

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The comedy was pretty good lol .haha it's been so long since i laugh until i fall from my seat,the part of duckface exactly hahaha.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:50 AM

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Could be the Dark Horse of this season.
So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:50 AM

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Oh, and I almost forgot.

DAT DEATH NOTE REFERENCE.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:52 AM

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Hmm not bad not bad... did have a few chuckles along the way but didn't really laugh.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:53 AM

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"Unpopular Girl Magazine"
February 2010 issue




This whole concept of the "unpopular girl" or "mojo" is a huge phenomenon in
Japan. In the anime, we see the term 喪女 (mojo). Some common variants
are もてない女 (motenai onna) and モテない女 (motenai onna). There are careful
theoretical discussions on who exactly fits the definition of an "unpopular girl",
such as here: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%96%AA%E5%A5%B3

You can see the kanji 喪女 and the definition of "unpopular girl" right at the
start of the anime. There are a number of variants on the standard definition.
Typically, a requirement is that the girl has never dated. Another key feature
is unpopularity, both from the point of view of the girl as well as from the
perceptions of people around her. There are some grey areas. If a girl has
been confessed to but never dated then some people would say that she is
popular after all.

There are discussion boards specifically for "unpopular girls" to discuss whatever
topics they would want to discuss. However, there are very strict rules. No
men are allowed to participate in the discussion. No girls who have boyfriends
are allowed either. No girls who had boyfriends in the past. No married people.

At the top of this posting, you can see the cover of a real-life magazine that is
aimed specifically at "unpopular girls". It is called "Mojo" which means
"unpopular girl".

If you take the phrase 喪女 literally, 喪 means "mourning" as an adjective or as
a verb. 女 means a female person, girl or woman. So the phrase could mean, "a
woman in mourning". Some people might note that 喪 has the alternative meaning
of "lost" or "to lose", but not when it is pronounced this way.

If you want additional information written in Japanese, just google any of the
Japanese phrases that I mentioned above. I was unable to find any information
written in English.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:55 AM

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That opening, was not expecting for the genre of this show, and that mouse movement.I was waiting for the moment she pulled out a potato chip.... and ate it.
 
Jul 9, 2013 5:56 AM

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Definitely didn't expect to enjoy this show so much, and considering how bland the rest of the Summer Season has been so far, this is probably going to be my favorite show.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:02 AM

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hahaha xD
i'm glad i left the manga on hold for a bit, now i can enjoy the anime to its fullest
also dat ending <3 love it hahaha so silly and catchy

netto de zenbu ga kanketsu de xDD
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:04 AM

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okanagan said:
"Unpopular Girl Magazine"
February 2010 issue




This whole concept of the "unpopular girl" or "mojo" is a huge phenomenon in
Japan. In the anime, we see the term 喪女 (mojo). Some common variants
are もてない女 (motenai onna) and モテない女 (motenai onna). There are careful
theoretical discussions on who exactly fits the definition of an "unpopular girl",
such as here: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%96%AA%E5%A5%B3

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I wasn't aware it was shuch a phenomenon. That explains why the manga is so popular.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:06 AM

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Oh man.. been a long time I really laughed out loud watching anime.
It's funny at the same time feel bad for her. I mean she can't even buy things from convenience shop normally.

Didn't expect that OP too. It's really awesome even though it doesn't suit this genre. I think the OP (and the OP's animation) suit survival type anime/manga more.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:15 AM
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@okanagan
I never thought that the word "Mo" is actually a hentaigana(sort of) xD
My first impression when I look at the word, I thought the meaning would be sad girl .
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:17 AM

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I was waiting for the moment she pulled out a potato chip.... and ate it.

Well said!

I can see a lot of commonality with Konata Izumi in Lucky Star. However, Konata
didn't have any self-esteem problems.

The brother-sister relationship reminds me of OreImo, but without the bizarre
and physically-abusive features. No hints of incest either.

All-in-all, I really enjoy the realism of this show. But I can imagine that a lot of
people would not enjoy it unless they are in the right mood. It is quite dark.
I have noticed a trend towards "anime noire" (anime with dark themes).
Recently, we saw Aku no Hana which was also very dark yet completely
realistic.

Another really good anime was NHK, but the MC was a college-aged male.

I don't know why, but I loved the McDonalds scene. They do taste good.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:23 AM

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MorningGlory wrote:
I never thought that the word "Mo" is actually a hentaigana(sort of) xD
My first impression when I look at the word, I thought the meaning
would be sad girl.


My stupid question: What is a "hentaigana" ?

As for being sad, I found absolutely no indication that these people are said. They
are unpopular. But a person can be unpopular without being unhappy. Yes, they
use the character for "mourning", but my speculation is that it is based on a pun
that the character for "mourning" has a sound related to the word "unpopular".
So these unpopular girls are making a joke about themselves.

Girls who are self-confident might not be desperate to find boyfriends or to make
the compromises necessary to become part of a friend clique.

Sad girls (people with chronic depression and low self-esteem) might on the other
hand be desperate to get a boyfriend.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:24 AM

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I like her lingering optimism, although the plan for reinventing herself passes through going back to the middle school level - 6 times talking to a classmate (who randomly interacted with her), which she considers "normal" and believes she took part in. I mean, it's not funny how frustrated she feels, but she is quite a character the way she is.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:28 AM

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The death note parody was unexpected. Also, love dat OP. And points for the end. I knew what was going to happen and I still cried. This show and AoT are the only shows I'm interested in this year.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:29 AM

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Actually Talked to a Hot Guy:
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:30 AM

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The opening and ending were good (can't beat a bit of thrash metal! lol). I think if she finds that one friend she will be fine, as for finding a boyfriend..... well one step at a time I think! I found the humour hard to laugh at because she is so very much alone. Hate the attitude of the brother already. Hopefully he will improve.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:30 AM

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Loved it!
The OP the ED and them Tomoko faces are great!
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:30 AM

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just awesome :)
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:36 AM

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Yes. Yes! This looks amazing, sounds amazing, and is a very faithful adaptation so far. Death Note parody was wonderful.

This first episode was literally everything that I wanted. ;_;
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:40 AM
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okanagan said:

My stupid question: What is a "hentaigana" ?
I learn this word from Tomehane, so I maybe wrong on this .
Its like replacing kana with kanji, sort of like making the whole word look more nice .
Such as like 夜露死苦尾寝骸死魔酢駄個裸 . Yoroshiku Onegaishimasudakora xD
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:41 AM

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Insane OP, didn't expect that from this series. I remember the manga being funnier but this adaptation made me cringe at Kuroki's suffering more than anything. I guess the VA's stuttering was a lot more pronounced than I imagined. Nice Death Note parody.

Very niche art style with the geometric lighting and there was loads of lens flares. Visually, it's managed to become memorable compared to the rest of the shows this season. ED was pretty cool with the mobile phones.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:51 AM

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GREAT FIRST EPISODE!
Can't wait to see next!

Death note parody!
All these faces!
Awkwardness!
and Nakamura-san!

I feel little sad for her...
Hope she will get a friend! :)
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:54 AM

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Hi MorningGlory,

Thank you for the explanation. Yes, that makes sense. It looks really ugly visually
to mix kana with kanji. And it is also a cute joke to use the kanji that they did.

If you look very, very closely at the opening scene where they show her computer
screen, you can actually see a part where they explain this very issue. The use of
that kanji is actually based on its sound and not on its literal meaning.
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:58 AM

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Dear gods.

This may very well turn into my favorite Anime of the season. Hell! Perhaps even for the year!

The comedy, the Tomoko, the duck face, the dark baggy eyes!

It's all too glorious!

Patiently awaiting the next episode...
 
Jul 9, 2013 6:59 AM

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Seriously didn't expect this kind of opening for this show. Awesome.
 
Jul 9, 2013 7:02 AM

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Really nice cap, this show promise .

She look like Hitoha from Mitsudomoe!!

8/10
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Jul 9, 2013 7:12 AM

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HNNNG! This was a pretty fun first episode, the OP and ED were fabulous.
 
Jul 9, 2013 7:13 AM

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Very good start and extremely funny episode. I've never heard of Kitta Izumi but she's doing a pretty good job as Tomoko's voice actor.

I hope the hilariousness stays at a high level for the rest of the series.
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Jul 9, 2013 7:13 AM
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That was actually a really solid start for the show. I really do hope it keeps up like this. Although the dark tone of the show certainly isn't for everyone I absolutely loved it.
Also I loved the opening, I'd call it my favorite of the season if Linked Horizon weren't doing another Attack on Titan opening, but because they are I think I'll have to wait.
 
Jul 9, 2013 7:38 AM
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Tomoko is so cute :'D
She should date Keima.
Then they both can play dating games all day.
 
Jul 9, 2013 7:44 AM

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It was much better than I was expecting. Love Tomoko's brother's VA who also voices Tomoya Okazaki, Oreki Houtarou, and Gray Fullbuster. Tomoko's VA is also pretty amazing for being able to do that extremely shy and quiet voice. Weird but good OP and normal ED.
 
Jul 9, 2013 7:52 AM

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damn good first episode! will definetly continue to watch;)
 
Jul 9, 2013 7:56 AM

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''Im cumming!!!'' *Throws DS looking device*
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