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Apr 12, 2009 4:21 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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So now we find out how Sayoko and Hajime first came to meet and a little bit of Sayoko's character. Not a bad episode, I actually enjoyed it a bit and found it funny especially the racing part. Oh, Nakajima from "You're Under Arrest" makes a cameo appearrance. I also noticed that Tenma and Harima from "School Rumble" made a brief cameo appearance as well. =D
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Apr 12, 2009 4:46 PM
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Lots of references indeed. I'll continue to watch I guess since I love the direction (by ef's director) and it seems to be less random than School Rumble for now. Still, narration is a bit complex, I have a hard time figuring out how everything works for the moment but I guess it will be clearer soon.

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Apr 12, 2009 4:51 PM

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I'm having the same problems as Jacut with storytelling. But I'm a sucker for Shaft, and this is so short that I'll be sticking around.
 
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Apr 12, 2009 7:15 PM

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Well, I'm seconding the narration. That was a touch on the odd side. I'll stick this out for now, this episode was far better than the last. Still, I must admit this is rather weird. I'm remaining hopeful that it's all explained.

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Apr 12, 2009 7:45 PM

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This show is fucking weird....
 
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Apr 12, 2009 8:52 PM

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LOL at the Doraemon reference during the omake at the end.
 
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Apr 12, 2009 11:03 PM

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a time traveling ghost? very nice..very nice.
 
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Apr 12, 2009 11:23 PM
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it was nice that we found out how Arashi and Hajime meet ,I was wondering about it in the first episode :D
anyway a little weird but interesting at the same time ,after all its shaft that we're talking about lets look forward for the next one
 
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Apr 13, 2009 12:09 AM

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Finally we get to know how Arashi and Hajime met.

But that animation style bugs me 8< And this is weird.


 
Apr 13, 2009 12:37 AM

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Love Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and School Rumble reference.
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Apr 13, 2009 12:44 AM

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Me not understand more things.......
What time is that town to where Sayoko go to with Hajime?
What misfortune of her family?
What was condition for Hajime to connect to Sayoko...part of her family or something like that?
Many questions. Me liked Hajime's double quick to big army detective. Me like also secret treasure and Kan-chan promise.

I think OP=sensual a little. Me not understand how ghost have time travel.....only understand is paranormal.
 
Apr 13, 2009 1:19 AM

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wow big improvement over the first episode which was quite dull, i find this to have an interesting story, a unique twist on the whole timetraveling idea aswell as it made me laugh quite a bit. The animation style is odd but i like it, the chracters have an old style to them but the backdrops look great and the animation quality is pretty good. The characters are quite interesting aswell. I thought originally that i would possibly drop this series but this episode made me want to continue.
 
Apr 13, 2009 2:53 AM

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It was a lot SHAFTier than the last episode, which is good. But I can't seem to get myself to like the way the background-layers shift around, that looks weird... but not in a good SHAFT-sense. :(
 
Apr 13, 2009 4:37 AM

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Agreed! Awesome SHAFT-greatness shone through this time by a far bigger amount.

But I also liked everything else about this episode. There even seems to be a story behind all this, which is not that common in several shows like this. That would be most awesome to have a good story for a change. The race joke was also really good.

OP is another plus. Actually it's hard to think about something negative for now. Maybe the overuse of real photos ...
 
Apr 13, 2009 9:16 AM

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This should be first episode and i don't know why wasn't, because it was far better than previous ep. Maybe won't be that bad as i thought after all.
 
Apr 13, 2009 9:45 AM

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Yata-sama said:
This should be first episode and i don't know why wasn't, because it was far better than previous ep. Maybe won't be that bad as i thought after all.

Probably because they're working their way around the story, notice how Hajime talks in past tense whenever he narrates at the beginning of the show. So I'm guessing. Kinda like how Ga-Rei Zero was done, first episode and then 2nd episode goes further back into a flash back and near the end of the series it goes back to continuing where the first episode had left off..
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Apr 13, 2009 10:19 AM

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yunadestined said:
Kinda like how Ga-Rei Zero was done, first episode and then 2nd episode goes further back into a flash back and near the end of the series it goes back to continuing where the first episode had left off..


Well, it's not like the first episode left off anywhere. ^^'
 
Apr 13, 2009 1:18 PM

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This episode was much better than the first. It's kind of a shame how a lot of people already declared their hatred for the series and decided to drop it after only watching the first episode.

Oh and I love how they had Harima and Tenma in the cafe ^^

 
Apr 13, 2009 5:49 PM

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This episode was much better than the first. It's kind of a shame how a lot of people already declared their hatred for the series and decided to drop it after only watching the first episode.



yea i hate when people do this, it's the reason why i watch 3 episodes usually even if i really hate the show. Cause i was originally thinking i would drop this but the 2nd ep has made me want to watch the whole thing.
 
Apr 13, 2009 6:56 PM

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This SHOULD have been episode 1, since it actually follows the manga, makes sense, and isn't utter garbage. Real boneheaded decision there SHAFT. Hopefully, this means that the story (yes, there is one) will kick into gear and we won't waste anymore time on ridiculous filler.
 
Apr 13, 2009 7:21 PM

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so this explains where most of the characters meet up, so i wonder if she really is a ghost? or for that matter, why she has a reaction to him?
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Apr 14, 2009 2:20 AM

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so episode one is like an OVA

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Apr 14, 2009 4:31 PM

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It was really better than the 1st episode, hope the rest of the serie will follow this way.
 
Apr 14, 2009 6:03 PM

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benjee said:
It was really better than the 1st episode, hope the rest of the serie will follow this way.

i think ep1 is much better! Dejavu rocks!

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Apr 15, 2009 7:03 PM

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this is no where near as confusing as the manga (thank the manga gods). With that said, I still don't find this enjoyable. I did like all the anime references throughout the episode though.
 
Apr 16, 2009 1:27 AM

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now they are starting to explain a lot of things. not more the wtf moments xD
some reference, nice way of humor so i think i watchit.


 
Apr 17, 2009 8:12 AM

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Love Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and School Rumble reference.


There was a Sayonara Sensei reference? Damn, I seem to miss all of those references (nearly missed the School Rumble one too). Do you care to elaborate on where exactly the reference is? I might have to re-watch the episode. ^^

All in all the ep has a bit more story than the first (maybe they should've aired this ep first); might continue watching this if the next ep is okay. I usually include at least one "weird" or random anime per season, and this seems to be the perfect choice :)
 
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There was a Sayonara Sensei reference? Damn, I seem to miss all of those references (nearly missed the School Rumble one too). Do you care to elaborate on where exactly the reference is?

the picasso-like painting :)

This episode was okay because he follow the manga, but the drawing are still awful.
 
Apr 17, 2009 10:59 AM

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Harima and Tsukamoto ^_^ Funny references, but meh show so far. I usually drop anime after 2 episodes if it's bad, but I can't really decide about this one. It's quite contradictory...
 
Apr 17, 2009 12:17 PM

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I had to go back and watch again after seeing I missed Harima and Tenma in the cafe. I guess I'm not being that observant. I guess the overuse of parallax threw me off from wanting to observe too closely. But I still like the photography direction overall.
 
Apr 18, 2009 12:14 PM

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I had to go back and watch again after seeing I missed Harima and Tenma in the cafe. I guess I'm not being that observant. I guess the overuse of parallax threw me off from wanting to observe too closely. But I still like the photography direction overall.

I think me go back also and see the 720p versions.
 
Apr 19, 2009 11:38 AM

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Oh, Akiyuki Shinbo. Your weird directing style never fails.

Anyways, great episode. I actually prefer this being episode 2 since the random story is an interesting way to ensnare curious viewers who want to find out what the hell is going on. That way, by the time they watch episode 2, the viewers can decide by then whether or not they will stick with it.
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Apr 19, 2009 7:57 PM

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Alot better this time, I saw School Rumble people.
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Apr 21, 2009 6:58 PM

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Unlike a lot of people I like the art of this anime a lot.
I like this show even if it isn't the best this season, I don't regret watching it.
 
Apr 22, 2009 12:15 PM

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Strange but funny episode.

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Unlike a lot of people I like the art of this anime a lot.
I like this show even if it isn't the best this season, I don't regret watching it.


Same here. The art is amazing. Well, no wonder, it's shaft. ^^
 
Apr 23, 2009 5:05 PM

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I like the "ef's shine" iin this episode!
 
Apr 24, 2009 12:04 AM

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I actually kind of like the animation because its just so weird, it's interesting. I'm not too sure about the storyline though. I don't understand it, but hopefully it'll eventually be explained. I really liked the race scene too. I so wasn't expecting her to get a cop to pull him over. I chuckled a bit seeing even the bike and skateboard pass him after he started out so quick.
 
Apr 24, 2009 4:03 AM

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This looks very interesting... Definetly better episode than first episode.
Sadly i like more that con artist and muscle man than both main protagonists.THAT BOY LOOKS TOO MUCH CONAN!
That "race" was hilarious!

ps. Loved Harima&Tenma and Zetsubou-sensei painting xD.
 
Apr 24, 2009 5:32 AM

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this is no where near as confusing as the manga (thank the manga gods). With that said, I still don't find this enjoyable. I did like all the anime references throughout the episode though.
Neither do I. I actually skimmed through some parts, and therefore missed the references.
 
Apr 24, 2009 6:42 AM

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This episode is better than the first, but still I'm not that hooked up with it.
 
Apr 27, 2009 9:08 PM

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Seems interesting enough, a little easier to understand what is going on after being completely confused after the first episode. This will most likely become the series I watch when there is nothing else to watch. lol
 
May 1, 2009 4:04 PM

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This looks very interesting... Definetly better episode than first episode.

yeah i like the episode, it's a lot better than the previous one :)
 
May 16, 2009 4:03 PM

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Sort of reminds me of Maria Holic.
 
May 30, 2009 6:18 PM
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I loved the cameos in this episode.
 
Jun 8, 2009 3:28 AM

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So now we find out how Sayoko and Hajime first came to meet and a little bit of Sayoko's character. Not a bad episode, I actually enjoyed it a bit and found it funny especially the racing part. Oh, Nakajima from "You're Under Arrest" makes a cameo appearrance. I also noticed that Tenma and Harima from "School Rumble" made a brief cameo appearance as well.
 
Jun 14, 2009 4:52 AM

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Much better, I knew this one had potential. (Pats self on back) Shame that so many bailed out in Ep 1 they're going to miss a good one!
 
Jun 18, 2009 6:43 AM

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Why did I put this show aside? Great episode, didn't expect to see Tenma and Harima XD
Oh and also, "Um, some salt please..."

Fantastic art and OP is starting to get catchy :D
 
Oct 23, 2009 10:55 PM

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Poor guy..he didn't get his salt XD
And lol the muscle guy got stopped by the officer..
 
Nov 14, 2009 7:44 PM

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Definitely an improvement from the first episode. Still not sure why they didn't make this the first episode instead..
 
Nov 18, 2009 3:05 PM

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already good add ghosts and school rumble references? keeps getting better!

 
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