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Oct 24, 2013 11:14 AM

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Oh shit, Koko.

She's just not going to give up, is she? lol. Intense:
Great to see Linda again though.

Nana reference spotted. One of my favorite anime <3
Dat tears ;.;. Interesting ending there. Banri seems to have known Linda.
Oct 24, 2013 11:15 AM

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Damn Koko goin crazy a bit in the beginning but then Mitsuo walks away. Dem notes in the class while lecture, so Mitsuo wants to be with Chinami huh.

I'm sure she still won't give up on Mitsuo. Oh the ending scene looks interesting with Linda on the pictures.

Edit: Even though I felt bad for Koko she was kind of bland in this episode, so it was probably a good thing of what Mitsuo did. But the good thing is that at least Banri cheers up Koko in the room after the concert.
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Oct 24, 2013 12:52 PM

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Yikes, emotions run wild.

Seeing Nana in there was pretty awesome.
Oct 24, 2013 12:59 PM

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Whoa I'm surprised at how much they covered this week

Surprisingly I liked how the events that I already knew were going to happen happened. With how matter of fact everyone is in the anime, especially Banri, it makes the drama seem more relatable, for me at least. The anime feels more personal if that makes any sense. Scenes weren't drawn out to say "HEY YOU SHOULD BE FEELING SORRY FOR HER NOW AUDIENCE!!" I'm not sure yet which I like the most out of all the adaptations but so far the anime is successfully keeping my interest as a tv show. The manga is a better comedy though I can say at least

I am disappointed though at how they just blazed through the concert. Banri had some good moments there to cheer Kouko up but it was portrayed here much more seriously.

In regards to Kouko, this is just the wake up call she needed after that gross performance she did to Oka-chan at the lunch table. Kouko's my favorite and all but before she realizes how nasty/obsessive she is and changes her ways, she really is a little on the crazy side.
Modified by HybridMBL, Oct 24, 2013 1:35 PM
Oct 24, 2013 1:05 PM

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Nana reference was awesome, didn't like how they made her out to be screamo though :S Awesome episode probably my favorite so far. Linda & Banri though <3
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Oct 24, 2013 1:06 PM

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Well, I guess that was a good episode overall.
Oct 24, 2013 1:12 PM

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I'm glad Mitsuo finally shot Kouko down the way he did. She was going too far, especially with how she treated Chinami. She went full bitch mode on that scene. Glad she realizes what she did was wrong and stupid. That concert was funny though.

That ending twist was pretty interesting. Apparently he was really close with Linda in high school before his accident. Still wondering why he called her Barbara last episode... maybe it was just a mistake... But it might be someone from his past. Whatever, we'll find out eventually.
Oct 24, 2013 1:18 PM

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Banri just confessed to Koko. Things are starting to get interesting with that ending.
Oct 24, 2013 1:35 PM

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Yup, still love it.
Oct 24, 2013 1:38 PM

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NANA! *.*

Everything happened so fast!
I don't expect MitsuoxChinami :)

I really don't liked Koko...
hope now she will chance and become cool character :)
Oct 24, 2013 1:42 PM

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That really escalated quickly O_O

He already confessed?? Nice!!! And the way she reacted was pretty cute. I'm starting to see it. The deredereness in the OP&ED...Good Job Banri! Like a BOSS ^^

But damn. Obsessive Kouko in the first half was such a Bitch. She was annoying.
I felt bad for Chinami and props to Mitsuo for standing up to her and telling Kouko what's on his mind once and for all.

I don't blame him one bit or find what he did harsh at all. He handled the rejection like a man. Good going there.

Too bad he never got to see the 'real' Kouko. I bet if Kouko acted around him like she acts around Banri he would've viewed her differently.

Anyway, what I've been waiting for happened and she's finally released from Mitsuo.

Now that she's free time for the Dere with Banri to appear :D Can't wait!!

Loved the conversation she had with Banri in the room after going crazy with NANA XD too. Really nice character development for both of them.

And Dat end! He found out about Linda! Nice! Can't wait to see more of that too.

PV seems interesting. I see Banri standing behind Banri? I'm guessing it's gonna be like his pre-amnesia self looking at his post-amnesia self. Nice point of view that would be :D
Oct 24, 2013 1:43 PM

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It was time for Mitsuo to tell Kouko how he feels about her face to face in a serious convo.She was going way too far with all the screaming and insulting Chinami.Even if Mitsuo would be her boyfriend, she has no rights to treat his friends like this.At least thats what i think.
Wow, Tada confessed to her.Did not expect this to happen so fast o.o
Also, in episode 3 i wasnt sure who do i like more, Kouko or Linda, but it seems like Linda is a winner.At least till 4th episode.She seems way cooler now.
It was awesome to see NANA reference.If someone didnt see NANA anime yet, im highly recommending it! one of best dra/rom/com ive ever seen.

5/5 cant wait to see whats next.
Modified by iLostReason, Oct 24, 2013 2:04 PM
Oct 24, 2013 1:45 PM
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Yes been waiting for him to go back home and find those photos of him with Nana! She needs more airtime. And Mitsuo, it must really suck for him to say all that to Kouko, even though he seems to say it all the time to her but she actually listened this time. I like Kouko, but I don't that she loves Mitsuo, it's more of an obssession/long term infatuation than anything. It's like Mitsuo said, she never tried to understand him. She definitely went overboard at Chinami, who did nothing wrong whatsoever. Anyways, yay for Banri's spur of the moment confession, hopefully Kouko felt better after hearing that :)
Oct 24, 2013 2:10 PM

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Haha, nice seeing Nana there XD. Man insulting and bullying Chinami like that made her so disgusting. Can't believe he confessed like that but was cool though and cheered her up. Want to see the story with his senpai, love her eyes actually wanted her as a main character from the beginning.

Oct 24, 2013 2:12 PM

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So, If I'm not mistaken, that's all for vol.1. Maybe a lot of people would hate what I'm saying but I like the anime more cause LN was a bit too slow-paced for me.

Mod Edit: LN and manga readers, please don't spoil what may be happening later on. We've got a lot of episodes to go...
Modified by rodac, Oct 24, 2013 2:16 PM
Oct 24, 2013 2:13 PM
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Ho,ho,ho Koko in bitch fit mode on Chinami, I didn't expect this to come out earlier from the manga and the same thing with Mitsuo breaking up with Koko .

As for Nana the punk rocker, I always wonder if Linda and her are one and the same?
Oct 24, 2013 2:14 PM

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Wow, enjoying this more than I thought I would. So, Tada knew Linda? Didn't see that one coming. Can't wait for next episode.
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Oct 24, 2013 2:18 PM
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So due to his amnesia Tada forgot he knew Linda back then. Well I'm glad he remembers now because I am hoping they get back together, with Linda saying "I've been waiting for you Tada".

As for Koko, I kind of didn't like her this episode she seemed too annoying with her Mitsuo love. Linda as always being great.

Oct 24, 2013 2:20 PM

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How refreshing it is to see people actually coming out and saying what they feel in episode four, rather than waiting for the last episode of the series. Despite her original fixation on Mitsuo, Koko has a lot of things going for her. This could be the romance of the year...
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Oct 24, 2013 2:26 PM

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HybridMBL said:
Whoa I'm surprised at how much they covered this week

Surprisingly I liked how the events that I already knew were going to happen happened. With how matter of fact everyone is in the anime, especially Banri, it makes the drama seem more relatable, for me at least. The anime feels more personal if that makes any sense. Scenes weren't drawn out to say "HEY YOU SHOULD BE FEELING SORRY FOR HER NOW AUDIENCE!!"
As someone who hasn't read the manga or the novel I found the developments in this episode welcome if somewhat rushed (especially Banri's confession near the end), but after reading your post I can see how the opposite extreme could be much more annoying. The fact that Kouko needs to learn to respect people's boundaries and move on as soon as possible, before her obsession moves into criminally insane territory, can't be stressed enough.
Oct 24, 2013 2:32 PM

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Kouko's blatant aggressiveness towards Chinami surprised me. I'm really loving her character development, though. It's nice that she has finally gotten over her obsession for Mitsuo. Judging from her reaction to Banri's confession, I'd say she's already seeing him more than just a simple friend, but she's just not fully aware of it yet. I do think the romance in this show will progress rather quickly, however, since the characters are college students, and thus, they should be considerably more mature compared to the usual high school students.
Oct 24, 2013 2:38 PM

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Linda senpai! Can't wait for next week.
Oct 24, 2013 2:39 PM

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That Nana doe
Oct 24, 2013 2:44 PM

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Gosh, this episode was all over the place. Felt like it covered way too much.
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Oct 24, 2013 2:46 PM
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oh shit Linda
Oct 24, 2013 2:46 PM

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Nana what are you doing there?

Amazing episode!

Oct 24, 2013 2:47 PM

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But srlsy dem twists this episode. Loving the series *^*
Oct 24, 2013 2:50 PM

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I utterly despise Koko.
Oct 24, 2013 2:53 PM
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From where I sit, having translated the light novel and helped with the manga translations from the start, I can only say this episode was incredibly rushed. It left out most of the heights and depths of the story. Of course, part of that was to satisfy the censors...
Oct 24, 2013 2:54 PM

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Rejection, confession, and a previous love.
Oct 24, 2013 2:55 PM

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I also like how matter of fact everything/everyone is at this point, makes for good development, especially with the way Banri and Koko's conflicts are tying together. With Banri possibly unraveling his past here and there, and Koko coming to terms with herself and realizing her new options, this could play out very interestingly.
Oct 24, 2013 2:56 PM

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I see I'm not the only one that felt this episode seemed rushed. Though, I haven't read the LN or manga.

Still liked it though, I thought it was great, if great not for being funny but for everything else going on.

Also wonder what this has got in store for us from now on, since Koko is already released from Mitsuo and Tada already confessed just 4 episodes in lol. I mean, wow, I really wonder what's going to be going on from now on.

Btw, like just about everyone else has said dat NANA lol, what are you doing here? XD
Oct 24, 2013 2:56 PM

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Great developments.
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Oct 24, 2013 3:00 PM

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IMG Cant wiat till next ep ugg just cant wait
Oct 24, 2013 3:05 PM

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Well that was fast.
Oct 24, 2013 3:08 PM

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Aaand that was that. He's going to pick Kouko since she was introduced first. Oh well, it seemed promising at least.
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Oct 24, 2013 3:13 PM
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parfaited said:
I utterly despise Koko.

Same here, hopefully she'll be less annoying now that she finally got it about Mitsuo.
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Oct 24, 2013 3:13 PM

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So much happened this episode; it was like a hurricane of emotions! Kouko went full on obsessive bitch mode while attempting to knock down Chinami a few pegs and then quickly turned into a dramatic worry wort the moment Mitsuo left. Also, I believe Mitsou handled rejecting Kouko quite well by telling her that if he dated her out of pity it wouldn't make her happy. It made her reflect on her actions and notice that she hasn't thought about his feelings at all. Then you have Banri who is trying to watch over her because he has feelings for her. And then in the last minute BAM plot twist. Too much information for one episode? I'm don't know, but it sure was entertaining.
Oct 24, 2013 3:22 PM

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Tada Banri, you sir are a total BOSS! It's been awhile since I've seen an anime MC who's honest with himself like this!

Dat confession!

Dat Linda pic at the end!

Oh Sweet & Sweet development! Expecting great things from this show now!!
Oct 24, 2013 3:24 PM

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Added NANA cameo to TVtropes page.
Dem clubcards are big..
Oct 24, 2013 3:32 PM

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This felt rushed compared to the manga I didn't think they would get the Banri x Linda till episode 5 but i still enjoyed it. 5/5
Oct 24, 2013 3:32 PM

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I like where this show is's getting better every week

Oct 24, 2013 3:37 PM

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I'm glad 2D-kun got some screen time.
Oct 24, 2013 3:55 PM

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Oh oh oh.... Looks like Linda was a friend with the past Banri.

Also good episode, depending on how it ends this may be a master peace.
Oct 24, 2013 4:06 PM
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I knew Linda has something to do with Banri from 2nd episode!
Now I feel somehow relieved lol
Oct 24, 2013 4:18 PM

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Damn rebound by Banri. Usually the dangerous phase for dating... if she accepts it. xDD

But Linda revelation might put that thing on-hold.

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Oct 24, 2013 4:35 PM

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fav romance of the season.. poor kouko though and yet shes still funny :D..I saw it coming that linda is connected to banri during her first appearance but still surprised.. the love equation is somehow same as toradora..

Oct 24, 2013 4:47 PM

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Nana ♥. Wow i love this ED
Oct 24, 2013 5:08 PM

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These characters just give me a headache. I hope they all end up miserable, dropped. xD
Oct 24, 2013 5:15 PM
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Going well so far.
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