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Poll: White Album 2 Episode 8 Discussion

Dec 25, 2013 1:03 AM

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heiqi1hu said:
At times like this, I just kinda dislike Setsuna grabbing Haruki in the music room. Scheming girl...haa...

Sometimes, I think Setsuna's a bit childish.

Haruki is so stupid, he obviously likes Touma.

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Dec 30, 2013 10:03 AM

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Haruki, you lucky man! :)
Dec 30, 2013 11:01 PM

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Haruki must've had a boner during the hotspring event. That lucky bastard. XD
Jan 3, 2014 12:08 AM
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smh @ Haruki's situation
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Jan 3, 2014 3:32 AM
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pretty chill
Jan 19, 2014 6:50 AM

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So glad Haruki is a good MC.

The anime seems to be progressing a lot despite there still being so many episodes left.
Jan 19, 2014 6:08 PM

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Haruki, that damn bastard... I kind of feel bad for that other guy (forgot his name) in the club, he missed out on some real fun! Hard luck, dude.
This was a nice episode, as many people have mentioned, there was no drama, which I kind of liked. It was just a fun, heartwarming episode. And Touma is being a really good friend to Setsuna. She hasn't shown any sign of jealousy to Setsuna being a couple with Haruki.

I feel like some big drama is coming their way, though. Looking forward to watching the next ep.
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Feb 1, 2014 12:08 PM

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Seriously, Haruki is such a lucky and unlucky guy at the same. He have two girls clinging up to him, but it's such an awkward and ifficult situation to deal with. Even more that Setsuna really seem to want him to admit his feeling about Touma.

I guess one more episode before their relationship crumble appart.
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Feb 15, 2014 11:38 AM

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I don't know why but I just can't really get into this. My head says "yeah, this show is pretty good" but my feels say "Somehow I don't care about what happens to them". :/
Apr 18, 2014 5:45 PM

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That ending <3 Pretty nice hot spring episode if I say so myself :3
Jun 6, 2014 1:32 AM

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Loved this. Before the kiss, I felt like Haruki liked Toumo for sure - there were so many little clues, little looks - and it's good to see that wasn't just fake suspense.

I feel like they'll show that scene of her teaching him guitar and that's when we'll find out that he's liked her ever since

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Jun 17, 2014 4:16 PM

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Well, that was an unexpected calm.

Is it just me, or does it seem like there are parental vibes going on here (with Setsuna as the "child")?

Speaking of Setsuna, I'm not sure I "get" her. First she was super jealous/clingy, now she's gone into the opposite extreme... to the point of making Touma get in the hot tub with herself and Haruki. I'm going to lol if this ends with Haruki somehow getting both girls. It would decrease the quality of the show, but it'd be funny.

Anyway, to be a bit more serious, Haruki is pretty indecisive. He clearly likes Touma, but she's making it hard for him to tell how she feels. It's quite obvious with Setsuna, on the other hand, and he apparently as least has an infatuation with her. It's hard to tell how this will end. I get the feeling this calm situation won't last long, regardless.

I'm glad he's a modest guy... unlike a few people in here. I know it's a show, but what the crap guys? Females are people too. Please lay aside your fantasy of being in a hot tub with two girls like that for a moment and be a tad realistic about it. If you're decent, it'd either be really awkward, or you wouldn't be thinking about it in those ways. <.<;

Cool episode. Although there's a lot of tension, I think that episode is going to help take the edge off of whatever drama is coming, for me anyway.
Jul 12, 2014 1:57 PM
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Did anyone else notice the swastika on the map at 11.05?
Jul 18, 2014 2:11 AM

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All this build up.... I thought they were gonna pull the 'car accident' card at first, but I'm glad they didn't. Hopefully the climax won't disappoint. Hard to come by decent anime nowadays.

I liked the first White Album so.. I'm hopeful that I'm not wasting my time with this one


Touma > Setsuna since Ep 1

just sayin'....


Touma's mom came to get her to move to Paris. The MC decided to stop her from going at the last min (airpot scene of some sort). Touma reciprocate the feeling she had for him all slong. Setsuna = heartbroken but she knew it was inevitable. Then they all grow up and move on with Touma, MC, and Setsuna leading different lives but still friends...

or some big accident happen, and we get to see a Kimi ga Nozomu Eien rip-off.

I'm hoping it's not either of those....

Though in the preview from first EP, there is a scene where Touma and MC kissed. So, I'm more incline to think that Touma will take the initiative. But she just wanted to get the feeling off her chest even though she doesn't really want to hurt Setsuna (female logic). But Setsuna just happened to be there when they kissed and all hell broke lose. Then we get to guess who MC will pick, but he probably won't because he doesn't want to hurt any of them. The End.
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Aug 15, 2014 11:51 AM

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I just got a felling... that ending will be very dramatic... it is just too calm to be true.
I'm rooting for Setsuna, I'm totally fallen with her (I'm the only one? heh. Lucky me :D).
I don't hate Kazusa, I actually like her very much, but Setsuna... <3
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Dub = fake crap. Always.
Sep 13, 2014 2:58 PM

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tokeya is getting left out. though, he was never really apart of their triangle anyway. but that bath scene tho.
Dec 24, 2014 5:52 PM

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Oh Touma, you big troll. Give Setsuna a break.
Mar 26, 2015 10:22 PM

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This triangle is awkward.
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Apr 25, 2015 8:08 PM

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Nice episode. So I guess Setsuna and Haruki are going out. I wanted Touma to win. Oh well. I feel a love triangle there. Touma is definitely hiding her feelings. It also kida looks like Haruki has some feeling for Touma.

I know Setsuna wants the three of them to stay together but to go into the hot springs together is a bit far. I'm surprised the girls were completely okay with being naked with Haruki.

"I want things to stay like this forever..." Geez, I wonder what going to happen?! I can feel bad things happening soon. For Setsuna at least.

I really like that ED.
Apr 29, 2015 6:18 AM

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The episode demonstrates interesting regarding the dialogues, never predictable; the narrative is slow and slow as in a SOL.
Only thing not really worthy of all this is the quality of the drawings quite enough; same for animation really the limit of decency and with a horrible CG.
Jun 14, 2015 2:44 AM

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The great thing about this anime is the drama isn't blown out of proportion and it isn't a mess (at least not yet). Most anime similar to this creates a lot of unnecessary drama so I can appreciate this anime for steering away from that especially with episodes like this.

Can anyone tell me who wrote the music in that notebook though and the importance of her getting the notebook back a couple of episodes ago? It's been on my mind a lot recently so I thought I'd ask it up now.
Jul 14, 2015 6:20 AM

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Takeya gave her the notebook with music/lyrics that belonged to Haruki. His dream for a song of his to be played was in that notebook. I believe the song was made by him while he thought of Kazusa. She wanted that notebook back because it was Haruki's , because she was working on making the music for his song and because she was in love with him. That notebook was her way of being close to him without looking like a tsundere.
I think that he goes out with Setsuna only to keep her happy and sane after she told him all her friends betrayed her and stopped talking to her. Maybe he likes her a little but i am sure he does not love her.
Aug 1, 2015 12:05 PM

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That moment when you watch a love triangle imagining that you are the MC and how would you solve things out xD
Haruki sure is in a messed up situation... But it's pretty much his fault he didn't solved it earlier. This is so exciting!
Dec 24, 2015 5:32 PM

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Hehe that's a coincidence, watching this episode also on Christmas.
May 25, 2016 6:10 AM
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Setsuna is painfully aware of the true feelings of the 2. That's why she insists on the being together as a group thing.

I like how this series avoids some of the repetitive clichés most rom coms have. The reactions of the characters feel natural and not stupid.
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May 5, 2017 7:15 PM

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Huh, I don't hate Setsuna, usually I'm totally into this kind of silly yet loveable cutie, but for some reason I find Kazusa to be more... relatable? She keeps her feelings to herself, not announcing them to entire world (or, possibly even to herself), but I also love her realistic and adult approach to life, especially when compared to Setsuna's "I just wanna be together~" :>

Or that she makes them spend time together, NAKED, nevertheless, when she is the one aware of Haruki's and Kazusa's feelings toward each other... Like, no way that's gonna last girl @_@

I'm not even surprised that Haruki would fall for Touma, especially since he seems to be into her coolness.
Aug 13, 2017 6:41 PM

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Pankaka said:
Did anyone else notice the swastika on the map at 11.05?

Three years to reply, but I just decided to pick up this series, and enjoyed it quite a bit. The "swastika" is reversed, which means it's the symbol for Buddhism. Likely the marker for a temple.

I like that the series has a lot of subtleties that are not quite as obvious until you stop to think about it. Another example is the left-hand drive BMW 5-series that Kazusa is driving. Never explained, but it's easy enough to guess that since her mom lives in France (and then Austria), the car might have belonged to her mom and imported into Japan from there. Which explains the LHD, and the fact they could not rely on the built-in GPS since it likely only had the map of Europe. Not very useful when trying to find a remote onsen in the middle of Japan...
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Dec 18, 2017 4:09 AM

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the hints for the love triangle...but I guess the three were getting along
Apr 3, 2018 1:22 PM

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Hmm she can anything if she tries, dream girl friend Kazusa Touma.
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Apr 20, 8:51 PM

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Look at this player. Keep up the harem. If Touma ends up winning I'll be pissed. Idols are always the charmers.

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