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May 14, 2009 7:48 PM

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Giiibson Joe is coming to Japan! I hope he speaks english, cuz usually they always fail.
Apr 11, 2010 11:11 PM

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I wonder if its against school rules to date one of the parents? and if not, I wonder why she didn't tell the principal?

he should have invited Toshi too

Knave said:
Giiibson Joe is coming to Japan! I hope he speaks english, cuz usually they always fail.

sad but true

good episode overall. really like the pacing in this show, though I hope they slow down a bit sometime soon (just not too much, I don't want this becoming another Ookiku Furikabutte)
Apr 24, 2011 12:10 PM

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Japanese can be real assholes sometimes! Can't they just watch their own business?! I'm glad this didn't really ruin the romance though. Momoko's a cutie.
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Apr 18, 2012 10:43 PM

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D'awww what a nice present, kind of cool since it's my birthday today.
May 2, 2012 10:13 PM

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Goro and Honda's father and son relationship always bring me to tears.. So touching
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Aug 8, 2012 11:19 AM

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strong pick up line from dad xD
May 2, 2013 12:18 AM

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Dad is a pimp, Goro is cool, Hoshino is awesome, and the mom who ratted on Hoshino is a jerk.
Jul 11, 2013 5:37 PM

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I love his dad! He is such a good father! It would be so hard for me to accept what will probably happens just like in the OP.
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Dec 27, 2014 1:20 PM

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What a great present. Also, why is it wrong if a teacher is dating a student's father? Shouldn't they instead be happy that the poor kid finally has a mother figure? Some people (like that student's mother) are just rather bad people. I mean here it would be uncommon at higher grade levels, but my kindergarten teacher was the mother of twins that were also in the class . . . If anything it sucks more to be the child of a teacher whose class your in since they treat everyone else all nicely but are strict with you.
Jun 25, 2015 6:34 PM

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Goddamnit, fuck that bitch who denounced. She was only playing with him after school, what's wrong with that? Fuck that director too.

That must be so fucking cool, to have a whole stade to yourself as a child. When you're a kid, everything look always bigger! :D

Momoko-sensei is a nice girl. I hope they can get together at some point. Well, it's pretty obvious that they will get together.
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Jul 20, 2015 3:12 AM

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lmao, what a surprise that hoshino said the same thing that his wife said.
Aug 5, 2015 2:31 AM

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Fantastic episode. All these happy times are making me nervous, I just know they can't last.
Finally an OP and ED. Both are good, I especially like the animation in the ED.
Aug 12, 2015 4:12 PM

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Hmm, how is them dating even a problem ? Are teachers not even human beings in Japan ?

It's not like Kindergartners get grades, so there's not even a risk of bias...
Mar 20, 2016 3:38 PM

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Oh please, this whole bias thing is just idiotic. Just because she hangs out with the kid after school and is dating his father doesn't mean she won't care as much for the other kids compared to Goro. As you can see by how happy the mother's child was when she saw Hoshino and Goro, she's certainly not being neglected by her teacher or feeling jealous of Goro. The mother was indeed a bitch for complaining about it to the principal since her child was perfectly fine and had no complaints about Hoshino.

This is not really about her daughter but more about how she herself seems to have felt some form of jealousy because Hoshino was giving "extra" attention to someone else' kid after school. Had her kid actually made complaints about Goro getting some sort of special treatment in school compared to the other kids or had the anime shown us something like that happening THEN the mother's actions would've been reasonable. Hell she could've at least had the decency to talk with her personally rather than going straight to the principal without finding out more about the situation. To me she just seemed like one of those generic gossiping mothers that complain about every little thing and love to meddle in other people's lives.

Granted, this whole situation just looks like an excuse by the story to keep Hoshino and Honda from getting together. There's a scene in the OP where it looks like Hoshino is having a dinner date with Honda's friend, Shigeno, so I'm really not liking where this is going >_>
Apr 14, 2016 7:09 AM

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The mother who told the principal about Hoshino and Honda meeting annoyed me,what's her problem?
The surprise was great!
Aug 25, 2016 2:02 PM

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The comments in this thread are pretty funny, but the mother and principal aren't at fault here. Sure the mother was a bitch to complain, but the teacher is at wrong here. If this was real life, even Goro's dad would complain about her getting close to his child. How would you act if you came home and saw your kid's teacher there? It's purely a coincidence that the teacher and Goro's dad are good people and it sparked between them. In a different circumstance, she'd lose her job in the first episode.

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Aug 17, 2017 5:26 AM

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This was the first episode to have the pacing feel a bit too fast, but the developments were pretty decent otherwise. I like the idea of Momoko getting together with Honda. Also, Honda's frankness with Gorou concerning the American Major League was pretty refreshing.

The mother who spoke to the principal seemed like a meddler to me. Ugh. Unfortunately it's not difficult to imagine something like that happening irl.
Dec 8, 2017 4:10 PM

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That mother should keep her own business,that was really annoying,but luckily everything turned out well in the end.

Loving the father son relationship in this show and Hoshino is surely going to be a great mother for Gorou.
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Jan 14, 2018 5:37 PM

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Seriously mind your own damn business woman!
Jan 27, 2018 2:11 PM

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Man this anime is really wholesome, every episode got the feels but I get the feeling it's gonna be a bumpy ride soon.

Also finally get to see the OP & ED because it was uncut. I'm digging the OP but not sold on the ED, maybe it will grow on me.
May 16, 12:49 AM

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Nice relationship building for Goro and Honda and Hosino and Honda as well. I was surprised that Hoshino took such a reasonable response to her being forbidden from seeing Honda. Normally a story could go for cheesy dramatics of forbidden secret love. But no, Hoshino decided to compromise, follow her works instructions and follow her love by waiting until Goro graduates. It was sweet.

I do have to question whether it's good to have feelings for someone because they remind you of your dead wife though. Hoshino is a wonderful person who genuinely cares about Goro, tries to make him happy, and goes the extra mile for it. She also respects Honda a lot and has a little crush on him. She's not a bad wife but for Honda to literally think "I thought she was just like Chiaki", seems to lead to some issues. To marry someone for being like someone else could easily end in being let down when finding their differences. I guess at a core it's not liking them for themselves but what they remind you of. It's not inherently bad, he certainly values her for her character traits, but I'm wondering why the anime is going out of the way to make her look like his late wife and make her say even the same wishes for Goro. It's a little perplexing. I do understand feelings are complex however and fully understand Honda's response to this.

That aside it was nice to see both have their friends push them to get closer to each other and to see both respect and care for each other. Hoshino was strong at the end of the episode and I liked how understanding Honda was that their relationship may not work out. Plus Honda was so cute when he was blushing over all this.

For the Honda and Goro relationship building, I must again wonder if pretending he forgot Goro's birthday was jumping the gun a little, it certainly made him very sad. But in the end he took him to the zoo, scared lions with him, and even took him to the most special place he could for his birthday. It was sweet and I liked how Honda said he doesn't care if Goro plays baseball in the future, just that he wants him to learn certain lessons from it. All of it was nice.

AND ENTER JOE GIBSON! He is American and in the opening! I wonder if Honda will lose next episode to set up the rivalry and make it so sweet when he wins.

P.S. I loved how much of a baby Goro was when he sprinted to his dad yelling I peed on my pants and when he opened the door in his underwear like "hi dad!!"