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« on: 05/ 17/ 2012, 07:41:39 PM »
So, this show has quickly become one of my favorites.

A killer jazz soundtrack by Yoko Kanno? The same director as Bebop? 1950's-ish Japan feeling the influence of jazz?

AMAZING


I'm watching the series by watching the HorribleSubs videos in 720p. New episodes are coming out every Thursday it seems, and there are 6 episodes in total out right now. There's also the soundtrack for the show floating around the internet if you care to find it (which you should).

Since episode 6 just came out today, I figure I'll use that as the launch for discussion. After last weeks episode seemed to be a Christmas episode, was anyone else shocked that suddenly it's a new school year? Was spring skipped, or are their school years more like college semesters? Either way, I feel like the recent episodes are starting to show the main character falling progressively worse into depression due to Ritsuko rejecting his romantic advances. I think there's a nice deal of character growth and progression coming from everyone so far, with things being a bit slower with Ritsuko right now.

Thoughts? Opinions? Professions of undying love for this show?

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« Reply #1 on: 05/ 17/ 2012, 07:56:09 PM »
I've heard about it, but I just don't feel like picking it up. I can barely keep up with everything I'm currently watching. I'm not a big fan of jazz anyways.

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« Reply #2 on: 05/ 17/ 2012, 07:58:04 PM »
That's cool. This is honestly the only thing I'm watching this season, and I'm a big fan of jazz. I can understand not caring for the show if you don't like the genre.

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« Reply #3 on: 05/ 17/ 2012, 08:50:14 PM »
Dude, I love this show. It is really, really amazing. It will break hearts and play nice music along side it. And it will be so worth it.

I really hope everyone gets a girl in the end...

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« Reply #4 on: 05/ 17/ 2012, 11:04:11 PM »
Everything about this show is fucking great. Like...I can't think of anything that they screwed up on. Fucking love it.

Also, regarding Ritsuko and Kaoru: I think while Kaoru tries to get over Ritsuko and pair her with Sentarou, Ritsuko will start developing feelings for Kaoru. Which seems to be already starting, from certain hints in the newest ep. HAPPY FACE.

Also also, was that Jun at the end? I'm sensing "washed up ex-badass". Or "I'm in a huge load of shit and will probably be dead in a week cause I owe some guys a bunch of money". Or both.

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« Reply #5 on: 05/ 18/ 2012, 07:20:46 AM »
I can relate to everything Kaoru is going though about that friendship. And I really don't like that Beatles dude. He seems to be a manipulative butt head.

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« Reply #6 on: 05/ 18/ 2012, 09:16:57 AM »
I can relate to everything Kaoru is going though about that friendship. And I really don't like that Beatles dude. He seems to be a manipulative butt head.

Yeah, he's pretty awful. I do like that they make the most annoying character (so far) be the one who's obsessed with pop music, though.

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« Reply #7 on: 05/ 19/ 2012, 01:36:41 AM »
Fuck. That. Guy. #TeamKaoru

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« Reply #8 on: 05/ 19/ 2012, 01:56:29 AM »
I can relate to everything Kaoru is going though about that friendship.

Same here. I've been in the "I like this girl but this girl likes my friend who likes this other girl" situation before, and it is painful as fuck. Especially when "my friend who likes this other girl starts liking the girl I like and now I'm all alone forever".

Fuck. That. Guy. #TeamKaoru

This. 100%.

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« Reply #9 on: 05/ 19/ 2012, 06:24:30 AM »
Same here. I've been in the "I like this girl but this girl likes my friend who likes this other girl" situation before, and it is painful as fuck. Especially when "my friend who likes this other girl starts liking the girl I like and now I'm all alone forever".

More in a hey I got friends then New guy comes in way. Then happens where are all my friends, what happened, why don't you talk to me anymore?

Something like that.

#TeamKaoru

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« Reply #10 on: 05/ 25/ 2012, 04:02:07 AM »
THIS EPISODE. HOLY FUCK.

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« Reply #11 on: 05/ 25/ 2012, 06:36:08 AM »
This was a lot of fun to watch and the music is just gorgeous!
So glad everything is somewhat alright again... And that the rest of the class is playing matchmaker is really sweet
The spoilers are about episode 7 and are quite minor. Just saying.

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Pretty ladies everywhere!

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« Reply #12 on: 05/ 25/ 2012, 09:25:14 PM »
Haven't watched the new episode yet! I'm stuck at work, but I'm planning on watching it as soon as I get home.

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« Reply #13 on: 05/ 26/ 2012, 12:01:44 AM »
HOLY SHIT

HOLY SHIT

THIS FUCKING EPISODE

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« Reply #14 on: 05/ 26/ 2012, 02:51:05 AM »
The ending was absolutely fantastic.

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« Reply #15 on: 05/ 26/ 2012, 01:03:30 PM »
So. Freaking. Good.

Choked up a bit at the end.

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« Reply #16 on: 05/ 31/ 2012, 06:33:10 PM »
Lots going on in this week's episode.

The bomb, it has been dropped.

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« Reply #18 on: 05/ 31/ 2012, 08:39:03 PM »
Lots going on in this week's episode.

The bomb, it has been dropped.

I was expecting differently after you said that, considering how Karou and Sentaro had just patched things up. Definitely an intense episode, everyone seems to be going through a lot of pain right now. Fuck. I love this show.

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« Reply #19 on: 06/ 01/ 2012, 01:01:56 AM »
I admit that I have a crush on Ri-chan and Kaoru's short haired classmate.