Nice quote btw x3
Episode 4 is out. Gosh, I'm loving this series more and more as new episodes coming out.
I like the usual dynamic of the episode. I laughed hard when Shizu's good intention made her jealous instead, and to see how she experienced those for the first time. As for Haru, he truly is a curious one, eh? Though I wonder how he exactly feels deep inside when he faced such "obstacle" while trying something new. Needless to say I love all their moments together, especially the last part, it was so lovely.
Questions left from me is what exactly happened between Haru and Yuzan to make Haru so hateful of him, and how exactly is Haru's feelings different from Shizu's, judging from this episode, lol. XDD
Oh God, the new eps is so funny!
I guess we will often see red faces around...
I love how it is shown that the girls' hearts are shot by arrows when they see Haru's smile
because what happens to those girls also happened to me... Well, he is actually really handsome.
and Shizuku... I love how she can be so bold. Asking Haru directly to take her on a date? That's the girl!
I greatly wonder about Yuzan too... He does seem a little bit fishy, mostly because he smiles too much
though he is also pretty handsome.
I guess in the next eps we'll know the reason behind Haru's reaction to his brother.
What I like most about Shizu that she's pretty damn honest, doesn't matter if it's cruel or sweet - she says what's on her mind despite how it might turn out. It's fascinating to see her experiencing all these new feelings and accepting them without hesitation, something that's very unusual for a shoujo. Usually it goes like "Do I really love him, does he really love me, etc" and this goes on and on. It's nothing like that in the series though, both main characters have their heart on the tongue, no matter what it's about and this is what I love most about them.
And I believe Haru is starting to really love Shizu, he just hasn't fully realized it yet. But oh god please, Haru x Shizu definitely one of my new fav pairings~
the drawing reminds me of Kimi ni Todoke
and it has a Lost Dog/Puppy scenario like Kimi ni Todoke
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The scene when Yoshida go inside the box is unique and funny for a shojo manga
It was in Episode 1
One of the best Episode 1 in Anime History
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It is also not a typical shojo anime
The Female Protaganist is brave and a bit boyish unlike typical/common shojo manga female protagonists
The Male Protagonist is a delinquent that is also not common for a male protagonists in shojo
It's a revolutionary Shojo
Shojo Mangas should be more like this anime/manga in order for them to have male enthusiasts
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Anyway, shoujo, as the term implies, actually targets young female audience. That's why shoujo manga are mostly made like that. I think that is the strength of shoujo, though. If all shoujo were to turn like this so that we could get more male audience, then it will be no different from shounen, no? XDD
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is special for me because although the plot is basically simple and standard (love between a totally different boy and girl), the way the plot is told is the thing that caught my heart. I can't really describe how, but it is told in a dynamic system but not too rushed and still lovely.
Looks like we got our shoujo anime of the season.
Best Episode for you so far?
Episode 1 was still the best for me
It really is something you rarely see in manga/anime or real life, at least not to that extent and that makes me love Shizu as a character even more. One of the most unique shoujo characters I've seen.
I read the first 6 chapters of the manga, and it is GREAT, but I've decided to watch the anime first, because I'll probably understand the characters better.
I don't know why, but the manga seems pretty...confusing to me.
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You guys seen episode 5? The way we didn't get to see full explanation of Yuzan and Haru's bad relationship made me turn so AAAAAAAAAAA---- but otherwise I'm happy. It is a bit slower than the previous episodes, I guess, but I don't mind. Look at that romantic scene, oh my gosh!!!
I think it would be episode 2 for me, I guess. Probably because I'm a girl so I feel closer to Shizu somehow. The way she reacted to new things happening around her is just,,, It feels natural to me. But when that revelation comes, you just can't deny it. You just can't go back to who you are. And that's very sweet. <33
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How far are you already? I want to try reading the manga soon but a bit afraid it would spoil my love for the anime, lol.
I read until chapter 13 (33 is the newest).
After reading it again, I understand it a lot better though:
Oh, and Natsume is probably my favorite (not-main)character in this manga.
Also watched the first 2 episodes, and I'm just stunned how good it is. *sings the chicken song*
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And I totally love the chicken song. ITADAKIMASUUUUU~
So I finally caught up with this anime. Very good series, it reminded me of LovelyComplex a little bit.
I like how TnK is funny but it is not only about hilarity is about so much more. It made me sad when I read that this series is only going to have 13 episodes, hopefully there is another season.
This episode was so good and it covered so much that a very long post wouldn’t be enough to express all the things that took place in this episode. So I guess I’ll talk about the characters that caught my attention the most in this episode:
Shizuku: We learned a bit more about her past and even though it was just a little bit it was enough to give us an understanding about why she closed herself off, why she reverted to the way she used to be. It is not that she has fallen out of love, she still loves Haru but thanks to the presence of Chizuru she realized that she was putting herself in a position where she could get hurt, in a position where she didn’t have control of things anymore so she went back to her studies, the thing it feels the safest to her, where she can control things (especially the outcome of things), where she can’t get disappointed or hurt.
Natsume: She really wants for her and Mitty to be close friends, so she was sad when she found out that Mitty hadn’t confided in her like a best friend would do. What Natsume doesn’t realize is that Shizuku has been so used to not depend on others, to not need the help of others that it is natural for her to try to solve things on her own, to not share her real feelings with others.
Haru: I know he is afraid of losing Shizuku, but he needs to be honest with himself and admit that the love he feels for Shizuku is a romantic one.
Nagoya: Best rooster ever!!
I can’t wait to watch next episode!
Did Haru really try and lick Mitty's face this week? And he wonders why she's been keeping her distance. Natsume's speech to Haru was spectacular. She and Oshima seem to have shaken at least a little sense into the big dummy. It's good to see Oshima has gained a little confidence too.
The lick part was scary, no? I turned "o_O" as well but laughed immediately when he backed off.
The latest few episodes are taking a slow pace. It is this kind of series and pacing that makes me want to go punch Shizu for being like what she is now, although I understand where she comes from. Even so in this slow pace we can see more from other characters, what they think, how they change, what they wish for. Natsume is epic in the beginning, and I like how she talk things to Haru. Oshima as well. It's heartwarming to see them to actually care so much when they have their own problems to sort.
I guess it's indeed as Kait said; by doing that they grow up little by little too.