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Jun 23, 2:48 AM
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Omoide Emanon
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Karhu May 5, 12:54 AM
We can only hope it doesn't because who is there to stop it... or hope that it does happen. Opinions really.
ninjaguy2511 Mar 17, 9:27 PM
I liked your rikekoi review, I will say though that the show when funny did make me laugh out loud and was pretty good at doing so, with a lot of unique jokes but I guess it comes to taste.
Its just the side characters that slowed the show down.
Ryuseishun Mar 14, 3:09 PM
I doubt it’ll get another season as it doesn’t seem to have a lot of production support backing it up like Kaguya Sama and Fruits Basket do and what Nisekoi did (still wondering if THAT will ever get another adapted season).
Ryuseishun Mar 14, 7:39 AM
I did enjoy RikeiKoi for what it was worth, but it was around maybe episode 10 was when I felt like stuff was becoming an unraveling mess. I thought it had to do with straying off the status quo that was initially holding the show together.
I will say that I did enjoy the comedy, but comedy is almost always subjective so I can see where you pointed out where it seems to really fall flat.
Boy, I’m glad I’m not the only one who has a pet peeve for those....forced single-cour endings, especially with school/romance/harem/comedy setups. For someone like me whose seen this way too many times for my own good, it gets grating...not just because of a single show, but over the buildup of seeing copies of the same shit over and over. I can forgive such if the entirety of a particular show was well constructed, but for RikeiKoi, I realized how flimsy its foundations were around halfway through the show, so it didn’t sit well with me. It was like someone decided to toss in sour cream in my dessert at the last moment. Alas what a shame, as this was one I initially wanted to be one of those sleeper hits.
tehvanquisher Jan 15, 9:44 PM
It's a really heartwarming series. I think it balances the drama, warmth, and humor that many other Shoujo Romance anime series don't do nearly as well. Ironically, I'm currently watching NANA, nonstop in your face, realistic-like relationship Shoujo drama. I'd recommend it if you need that kinda of drama lol.

Thanks, I wish I started from the beginning because I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting a few and putting a bit too much emphasis on final episodes. (Code Geass, Death Note, and Cowboy Bebop are all on my list with final episodes)
HellLyter Dec 29, 2019 2:34 PM
Thanks man! You're right, Thors was an interesting character. I would have mentioned him, but between you and me, I quickly put my review together this morning, so I didn't really go in depth on anything lol. Then again, the show wasn't compelling enough imo to even bother to write an insightful critique on it. And yeah, Canute was a big letdown. I bashed Thorfinn for being a bad and bland character, but Canute was somehow even worse.

Well, let's just hope that next year will have shows that are a lot better than Vinland Saga :)
Black_Sheep97 Nov 28, 2019 6:43 AM
Yeah I read what you layed out and I presented my points as a counter argument. If there is anything you disagree with there you could respond and add.
But sure we could talk about something else.
Black_Sheep97 Oct 22, 2019 8:02 AM
Heres a collection of my points addressing the highlighted statement. I would like you to go through them and disprove them.
"The issues you have with gotou draw a strong parallel with the kyouko so I don't see an issue. REI coming to an understanding and not fully following showcases an hypocracy on his side and that's great Character writing. The show's central the is people dealing issues essentially and obsession and loneliness, gotou fleshed out Character for whatever we got with it, it's clearly not over yet enhances all these themes in a very antagonistic way like kyouko which was abundant in season 1."

"that episode humanizes him like kyouko."

"The show gave kyouko an entire season and gave gotou barely the same level of screentime and communicates his vunerablilty quite well. He is loosing his wife and needs comfort that's why he seeks it with kyouko, that scene in the bedroom communicates that perfectly, he doesn't take advantage of her and he merely asks her for comfort because of the stress he feels for losing his wife and the guilt of cheating on her. And the reason he punched REI cause of his moral imposing attitude and part of him agrees with him. There is also the side of pride to consider for him, when he defends shimada from ridicule, kyouko went through alot of hardship but alot of that is her own fault due to her agressive and needful tendencies. That interaction in the bed completely shows a different side of the relationship than kyouko was letting on, and shows further flaws in her character and virtues in gotou. Losing the person you love is hardship, and that juxtaposed with his agressive tendencies and ego creates a complex Character dealing with his own issues. Kyouko not only victim of gotou she's using him to deal with her own issues and gotou has shown to try to be resistant to her and push her away but at the same time values her company and comfort."

" Like kyouko may have gone through alot but her treatment of rei is completely unjustified and is selfish, aggressive and borderline spoilt. The father is at fault as well, but she's not completely innocent either. The same can be said for gotou while he does do alot of bad things ,the worst actually only punching REI anything else has been reasonable and not as bad as kyouko, his role and Characterization fit so well so into the thematics of story. From the personal side and shougi side. Gotou has never taken his pain regarding his wife out on others unless it was provoked like with rei ,he displays arrogance and aggression during his shogi matches but that's hardly problematic and completely normal. And he doesn't persue kyouko , kyouko persues him and the show leads that to be part of her daddy issues and her rebelling against her father."

In regards to the other statements, i think its better to address it once you have finished the season, but in regards to your complaints.
"Yes that's what makes it great it shows that doing the right doesn't necessarily make it so that things would work out in the end. She acted impulsively and her friend and her still got screwed over. "
"she did act impulsively, what she did was the idealized way to act in the situation and the series counters that by saying acting ideally and doing what our moral values state is the right doesn't equate to the desired results, this is commented on the proceeding episodes. She did physically attack Takagi and her helping the girl only increased the bullying towards her."
What was revealed she did in that episode was morally right but practically wrong as it only escalated the problem instead of solving anything.

I would prefer if you didnt copy and paste again in response to the points i did, i know its a bit unfair as i copied and pasted it alot but i they do address the complaints you have so hopefully you addressing those points with your own would progress the exchange instead of repeating points from older comments as that would counter productive as some the points pasted above may address some of the points that you may copy and paste.
Thats all for now, please take your time as respond.
Black_Sheep97 Oct 22, 2019 1:51 AM
The show gave kyouko an entire season and gave gotou barely the same level of screentime and communicates his vunerablilty quite well. He is loosing his wife and needs comfort that's why he seeks it with kyouko, that scene in the bedroom communicates that perfectly, he doesn't take advantage of her and he merely asks her for comfort because of the stress he feels for losing his wife and the guilt of cheating on her. And the reason he punched REI cause of his moral imposing attitude and part of him agrees with him. There is also the side of pride to consider for him, when he defends shimada from ridicule, kyouko went through alot of hardship but alot of that is her own fault due to her agressive and needful tendencies. That interaction in the bed completely shows a different side of the relationship than kyouko was letting on, and shows further flaws in her character and virtues in gotou. Losing the person you love is hardship, and that juxtaposed with his agressive tendencies and ego creates a complex Character dealing with his own issues. Kyouko not only victim of gotou she's using him to deal with her own issues and gotou has shown to try to be resistant to her and push her away but at the same time values her company and comfort.
As for the bullying arc, it's narratively and thematically wrong to call it out of place. Narratively it was explained there was a sudden change in seating arrangement that it caused for the change in students in the class, and the girl was then targeted by the hierarchy and this was a new situation for Hina who felt overwhelmed by it leading to her stress and actions, and thematically, one of the shows themes is recovering from anxiety induced from the past, centered around REI, one of the main driving points for his past was bullying and seeing her actions to help someone who was bullied and suffering the consequences of being good and still not regretting her actions gives him an almost cathertic moment of relief from his own past on the matter and values her as a person so much more in episode four cause of the struggle he can relate to her. Authorial intent doesn't matter.

Well you did claim that you felt this season wouldn't be as good as the first based on only set up. Based on the previous paragraph I honestly think the set up for this arc is as good if not better than the set up for anything else prior to it maybe with the exception of rei family drama but that's debatable. If you're argument is solely that it is out of place, then the above paragraph explains why I believe youre wrong. I'm not talking about the source material either, it is an incomplete and overarching story with or without considering the source material. Nor am I claiming you should read the source material. You're making claims on what the thematic direction of the work should be when it's unfinished in publishing and you haven't finished it either, which as a methodology for understanding thematic direction is misguided or biased.

Another point I have to add, is that people's pain doesn't justify their actions. Like kyouko may have gone through alot but her treatment of rei is completely unjustified and is selfish, aggressive and borderline spoilt. The father is at fault as well, but she's not completely innocent either. The same can be said for gotou while he does do alot of bad things ,the worst actually only punching REI anything else has been reasonable and not as bad as kyouko, his role and Characterization fit so well so into the thematics of story. From the personal side and shougi side. Gotou has never taken his pain regarding his wife out on others unless it was provoked like with rei ,he displays arrogance and aggression during his shogi matches but that's hardly problematic and completely normal. And he doesn't persue kyouko , kyouko persues him and the show leads that to be part of her daddy issues and her rebelling against her father. Also I think the idea that just because a person went through alot of bad shit and that makes inherently a victim and makes their morally objectionable actions justifiable and symphatatic is myopic.

I don't know if kyouko suffered the most , it's either REI or the brother. Atleast kyouko vented her frustration out and got gratification, we know that the brother became a disengaged shut in and REI has got nothing but misfortune wherever he went till the kawamotos.
Mr-Kawashima Oct 21, 2019 11:25 PM
Ami Kawashima is 10000000 times better than taiga
Black_Sheep97 Oct 21, 2019 10:34 PM
Also it's misguided to perform a thematic analysis of a series when the story isn't finished yet more so when one hasn't finished watching it.
Black_Sheep97 Oct 21, 2019 8:52 PM
Yes that's what makes it great it shows that doing the right doesn't necessarily make it so that things would work out in the end. She acted impulsively and her friend and her still got screwed over. The other people in the class contributed to it and their viewpoint in understandable after it gets explored.

I don't see what makes it insincere or not genuine compared to the first. The issues you have with gotou draw a strong parallel with the kyouko so I don't see an issue. REI coming to an understanding and not fully following showcases an hypocracy on his side and that's great Character writing. The show's central the is people dealing issues essentially and obsession and loneliness, gotou fleshed out Character for whatever we got with it, it's clearly not over yet enhances all these themes in a very antagonistic way like kyouko which was abundant in season 1.
Black_Sheep97 Oct 21, 2019 1:53 PM
I mean the bullying arc is probably the best in terms of Character development for the kawamotos and rei relationship with them, which is what season 1 set up , so your issues with it confuse me.
Black_Sheep97 Oct 21, 2019 12:07 AM
You still not watching March comes in like a lion season 2?
Black_Sheep97 Oct 9, 2019 4:36 PM
He didn't overpower him, no strength feat or even skill related feat was portrayed in that scene. That's false. It was a scuffle thorfin had knife and the other guy had a sword, they were in close proximity with each and acted in a very clumsy manner.
If I was grown man and I had a sword but the child was right in front of me and he had a knife he would win ninety percent of the time, cause the knife work way more effectively at that range and the size of the boy also make it easier to move around in that space and even makes him a smaller target. You only bringing up that's it child and an adult and not addressing the other factors I brought or movement involved in that scene.
And thats askeladd one of the best viking fighters in the series ,the other dude was just viking , now does that mean thorfin could beat him in an actual fight, no but it wasn't even an actual fight and the circumstances worked for throfinn.
I'm also a bit confused you agree with me in the first point yet your remaining argument leans towards that principle.