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Jul 26, 2013 3:20 PM

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Tulicloure said:
Oh, I guess I'll have to rewatch that part then. Didn't she say
something like "I guess it's already lunch time" right after it?

Right. Botan was in her bedroom, practicing her martial arts with the
big punching bag. Then at 15:25 we heard that sound. Right after
that, my subtitles showed that Botan said, "I guess it's lunchtime."

In Japanese, what she said was
Sorosoro o hiruga.
which means something like, "Have lunch soon."

I am going to watch the official tweets and see if they announce what
that sound actually was.
Jul 26, 2013 3:36 PM

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out of 3 series about cute girls doing cute things (other are Stella and Love Lab, not counting Tamayura as it works in a bit different way) this one is the weakest.
It has some great moments and jokes, along with nice characters interactions.
On the other side they can be irritating or start to reuse jokes too often (ending sequence for example) so far it's not as bad as Yuyushiki, but there is still some time for it. I hope it won't happen thou.

I agree that VA is kind of lacking, same with art but well... can't do much about it and it doesn't ruin the show so far.
Jul 26, 2013 3:57 PM
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The humour is okish but 4 out of 5 of the girl's seiyuus are, not good, to put it nicely.
Jul 26, 2013 4:07 PM

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The five main voice actresses are really young. Natsuki's is 15 and Botan's
is barely 17. The other three are presumably also very young since no
Japanese Wikipedia pages have been created for them. I am curious why
the producers hired such young performers. Personally, I find it impossible
to criticize the vocal performances when these people are not adults yet.

Natsuki Sendou
voice actress: 木戸衣吹
生年月日 1997年11月14日(15歳)
Age 15

Karin Touno
voice actress: 結名美月
no Japanese Wiki page exists
age not known

Sakura Doumyouji
voice actress: 小林美晴
no Japanese Wiki page exists
age not known

Botan Oohagi
voice actress: 相内沙英
Birthday approximately July 24
Age 17

Kurea Kononoe
voice actress: 千本木彩花
no Japanese Wiki page exists
age not known

The voice actress for the white seal is 21. Her name is 市道真央 and she
has been very successful as a gravure idol. Search Google Images and
you can see some very nice photos of her. They are in good taste too.
Modified by okanagan, Jul 26, 2013 4:15 PM
Jul 26, 2013 4:27 PM

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okanagan said:
The five main voice actresses are really young. Natsuki's is 15 and Botan's
is barely 17. The other three are presumably also very young since no
Japanese Wikipedia pages have been created for them. I am curious why
the producers hired such young performers. Personally, I find it impossible
to criticize the vocal performances when these people are not adults yet.
Maybe because they didn't have enough of money to hire someone more experienced? Visual side points to it also.

Still Sakura is one character I find hard to listen to (at least from time to time). Rest is around being decent, with some ups and downs along the road.
Yet if they are starting... well great for them, with some training they might develop way better in the future :)
Jul 26, 2013 4:57 PM

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I guess this is just another example of how odd I am. I don't have a problem with the voice actresses at all. They seem fine to me.
Jul 27, 2013 1:52 AM

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I saw an Higurashi no Naku Koro ni reference in this episode. Just me?
Jul 27, 2013 8:31 PM

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Jul 28, 2013 3:41 AM

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Here are some things that I have noticed after re-watching Episode 3
several times:

02:23 Natsuki's ahoge flexed due to the supersonic pop bottle cap flying
by and embedding itself in the ceiling. You can also see her ahoge bend
as she walks through a door near the end of the closing credits.
03:42 Sakura's faxed curry poop pile.
07:57 After reading Botan's †INNOCENT DAYS† diary, Sakura lying on floor
surrounded by big pool of blood. But she wasn't dead.
08:55 After reading Botan's †INNOCENT DAYS† diary, Natsuki lying on floor
surrounded by big pool of blood. But she wasn't dead.
10:10 Natsuki and Sakura are apparently dead, both wearing white signs
saying "dead body".
10:57 The scroll on the wall says 金環日食 which is pronounced Kinkan
nisshoku. By itself, 日食 (nisshoku) means "solar eclipse". 金環日食 is an
"annular solar eclipse", which happens when the moon is a bit farther from
the earth than usual so that the sun is not completely blocked out. 金環
means "gold ring". Alternatively, the phrase can be written as 全環日食.
One of these eclipses was actually visible in Tokyo, Japan on May 21, 2012:
12:40 Karin is challenged to climb a flight of stairs by herself. There are no
effective handrails. I myself would be afraid in that situation.
13:50-13:52 You can very subtly but clearly see Karin's white... Non-ecchi
anime series don't show that. Ecchi animes don't show that either since it
is not exciting enough. At least, it would not be subtle. This is intermediate.
15:24 We hear a sound while Botan is exercising with the punching bag in
her bedroom. That sound might be a rumbling in her stomach, but it might
not. One clue might be that her legs are wide open at that moment.
Modified by okanagan, Jul 28, 2013 4:18 AM
Jul 28, 2013 6:15 AM

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okanagan said:
Your mention of Yua's skirt in Chaos;Head is interesting, since that disproves
my theory that we never saw non-uniform skirt lengths up until now. But now
that I think about it, in Episode 1 of Ghost Hunt, one student was wearing her
skirt below her knees. Apart from those examples, I have watched many, many
anime series and it has always been the case that all school uniform skirts have
the same length. So when I see Watamote, Love Lab and Kitakubu all with
varying skirt lengths, it is surprising.

A few anime I can think off the top of my head is Saki and Saki Achiga-hen.

okanagan said:
I wonder if anyone can provide information
about the actual situation in schools in Japan.

In Japan, the school skirts are not as short as we can see in many anime.
There are actually rules of how short a girl's skirt can be at school.
Outside of the school premises, it doesn't stop some girls from rolling their skirts up at the waist to make it "look" shorter.
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Jul 28, 2013 12:58 PM

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after 3 episodes, i think now i can bear and accept all the upcoming jokes... it's not as bad as many people said before, so i'm gonna continue watching this series :D

and still waiting patiently for a 3rd season of Spice & Wolf :'|
Jul 28, 2013 1:39 PM

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I give up.

I can't stand this.

Dropped, Going Home Club. I wish things would've been different.
I have my own anime blog. It's called Anime Viking. Hope you'll you read it!

Jul 28, 2013 3:40 PM

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Botan is my favorite.キタ━━━(゜∀゜)━━━ !!!!! hime-carrying.

xxshiawase said:
I don't know why, but that diary scene reminded me of Death Note o-o

Karin is cute, but also a little bit annoying... Come on, everyone in high school knows how to climb stairs. It's not like you're put under a huge pressure, if someone asks you to it.

I like dinosaurs too.
Modified by Cremilin, Jul 28, 2013 4:29 PM
Jul 29, 2013 1:58 AM
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I may be weird as my taste don't follow what the mainstream like. I like this show. I also like the idea to introduce new VA. They may be flat or monotone, but that's one of my reason to like it. Almost all of the anime this season have nice VA and hearing their (Kitakubu) voices makes it "You're watching a different show." kind of feel. Although the Tsukkomi girl's tsukkomi is somehow forced, but I like it. Still continuing this. And hoping the VA of this show will improve.

FoLieADeUx said:

And this. You can't deny this cuteness.
Jul 30, 2013 4:00 PM

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I think things will get better now for this show...considering next episode is going to be something other than them mostly just sitting in a club room and talking...
Sakura x Botan <3
Aug 2, 2013 9:31 AM

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Better than the last 2 episodes, at least we get to see how one member is like after she "goes home". Botan is turning into a more interesting character than just being strong and good at martial art. Unfortunately still not much improvement in the voice acting ....
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.
Aug 4, 2013 10:48 AM

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Best episode hands down so far!

I'm glad we got an explanation for the change of the wall, since Andou noticed it in the previous episode and I was waiting for it to be explained. I like these call backs, same with the damage to the ceiling and of course the ED song being played prematurely. The Rocky music was a nice touch, and the stairs scene was hilarious.

It was nice having a Bothan-centered episode, not to mention the light subtext between Bothan and Sakura. 5/5, loved every second of it.
Sep 20, 2013 11:18 AM

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Maybe it should be funny but I didn't laugh.
Oct 21, 2013 12:55 PM

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Those references sure are lovely, funny episode lets see what's next!
Oct 26, 2013 5:02 PM

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Botan is ridiculously strong, physically and mentally.

Claire tries to claim Karin because of her cuteness.
And there's the ED joke again.

I enjoyed the staircase scene though.
And look, Botan's liking Karin's pictures.

Karin is a big factor in their lives. She could do anything.
I enjoyed this episode a bit more, but maybe it's because of the dinosaur.
I’m always searching for something, for someone. This feeling has possessed me I think, from that day… That day when the stars came falling.
Jan 17, 2014 7:16 AM
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This episode actually made me laugh with that afterimage joke ahahaha.

I think it's starting to get good :3
Sep 10, 2014 2:21 AM

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That Death Note reference. Botan is definitely my favorite out of all the girls. "I wish there was a die button next to the like button." That was funny. Good episode.
Nov 24, 2014 4:25 AM

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Definitely gotten better. Still a little try-hard...

Finally, some scenes besides the club room.

Botan is increasingly more interesting.
I don't' like rich characters in general, & Claire is easily one of the most boring.

A little backstory with Botan & Sakura.

Natsuki's reactions are less obnoxious. My favorite so far was
Jun 28, 2016 11:41 AM

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Ah DAMN! Again i fell for that troll ending. Guess i really am stupid. The episode was good. Botan-chan is the most interesting character so far.
Jun 5, 4:48 PM
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Yeah I'm done the animation and all it visually appealing but I see no story or funny jokes anywhere in this anime soo say hello to my dropped list
Oct 16, 9:49 PM

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Karin is too cute I would sin for her too.

That stairs scene was so stupid and random that I love it.

I can see why some don't like this show, this type of humour is the type that you either love it or hate it. For me, only a few jokes have been kind of misses/too random, but overall I have found the show pretty funny and enjoyable.
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