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Although I haven't read the manga on this series to be I found myself enamored with both the drawing style and the dance dream sequence the male protagonist envisioned with Ukabe. It's not that unusual for someone to be smitten or fall in love by some preconceived notion rationalized in the brain; thus as a viewer I became a willing pawn to be drawn in by this manic couple dynamic. When Ukabe made her parting comments after Akira specifically tore the pic of a previous crush and confessed his love toward her by ep 1 end I was positive this show will have the potential to deliver some unpredictable surprises. Barring something really stupid in future episodes I have seen enough quality storyline sequences so far to realize I will pursue this series to the end.

As for the mention of sex in the conversation I felt she meant down the road sometime in the development of the relationship when it deepens, not tomorrow or anytime very soon.

As for the drool all I can add is if you ever do community work or nurse service with the mentally handicapped be prepared to see and wipe off from their faces a lot of saliva. Certain medications exacerbate this reaction. Over time enough exposure to excessive drool or spit will de-sensitive your revulsion. It will eventually seem and feel like lukewarm water.

Compared to Upotte!! a show like Chobits is moderate fare. Except for the stupid underwear parody in a dress shop I liked this series quite a bit. I just found it to be another study of AI interface with humanity.



yes i have to admit i found my self pleasantly surprised by the show too. from the cover art type thing i saw in advertisements i thought the art was gonna suck but it was actualy very nice quality like taking the older anime styles and smoothing the roughness out of some of them.(course i know nothing about art so im just using whatever words sound right to me). at first i thought it woulkd be an ecchi poor quality animation show, but it snuck up from behind me and smashed me over the head with a shovel.

and ya i know i didnt think that either, it just seemed like that was mentioned waaay to soon (in my mind at least, if you will read or have read my post just above yours you will notice my explanation). but thats mostly my problem that it makes me uncomfortable.

i liked chobits too i only really noticed 3 ecchi moments myself (but thats just me being happily oblivious i suspect), is one of my favorites tho.

on a side note im putting this in caps because i believe what im about to type is important and truie.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS STRANGE OR WEIRD OR NORMAL!

is the basis of it i consider myself a weirdo but also completely normal for it, because in the end every human being is a weirdo and being a weirdo is ipso facto normal. anything you do could be considered weird by someone just because they aren't used to it..
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I enjoyed it, especially the artwork. It is great to see different styles creeping back into anime after moe has dominated it for so many years.

I also like the premise of the show. This is a way for the author to examine a developing relationship in a rather innocent way. It's a welcome change to some of the more in-your-face ecchi shows out there. And yes, this show is ecchi, but it is more implied than blatant. All in all, I find it cute.

As for tasting drool being gross, well... that's an extremely low bar to set for a relationship. I guess the nicest thing to say is if this grosses you out, then this isn't the show for you.
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@ Bazak: Don't sweat someone else's perception of weird, normal, off the wall unless you're in a municipal court facing judgement day...LOL. Re what you said in caps we're on the same page.
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Posted 4/10/12

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First Episode

Just finished watching the first episode, I was very impressed
I found the voice acting, animation and music all to be excellent

(Well not really a spoiler below more an analysis of the story telling, but still watch the first episode first)

All in all I enjoyed it very much

Thoughts?

I don't think ...



stark700 wrote:

She's also one of the new voice actresses and her voice acting was well performed



kitsuneshoujo wrote:

If shes a newbie, then she's a natural at it because she did awesomely well. :)


She has about 18 live action credits on IMDB, but this is her first voice acting role. She is AWESOME!!!!!!!!


TheAnimeGamer wrote:

Probably my comments are most likely prejudice but I don't care because I am not watching this anime. He licks the drool omg why!!!! what kind of normal person, cross that what kind of sane person does that. Second, he gets sicks with the drool and stuff and she comes to cure him using her drool and saying "your body is having withdrawal because you like me". I was already sick at that, not because of the story but the drool licking stuff. I'm kind of gross out by my own saliva, now. I was about to quit when he confessed his feelings to the girl. And I got pulled out once she vomitted drool. OMG gross too gross. Sorry if I am too critical and prejudice with this. But probably one of the grossest anime ever, plot wise it is alright with some cliche and art work not too impressed. C'mon illustrators were in 2012.

Hey, at least you watched it before getting upset! As for the character design, it is old school, and delightfully so! I find it nice to have an anime completely devoid of moe trappings! Not that I don't like moe, it is just refreshing to see something that doesn't look like it came out of a cookie-cutter. Not to mention all of the detail in the background with all of the SF, anime, and manga references all over the place!


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the guy that writes the anime is old school and doesn't believe in pre-martial relation ships. So this is way around he though of for teens to explore before marriage with out kissing or doing things that married couples should be doing. I had to dig around to find this tidbit of information but yeah..the drool part at the end did make me a little gag worthy but eh it's nothing I can't handle to much...


Cecil, what did you do to get yourself banned? :)

I read your comment over at ANN on this and I thought somebody else said that it was really an internet rumor, and based on the guy's other manga work he is really just into pushing boundaries... Not to mention that
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bemused_Bohemian wrote:

@ Bazak: Don't sweat someone else's perception of weird, normal, off the wall unless you're in a municipal court facing judgement day...LOL. Re what you said in caps we're on the same page.


heh if im ever in court for because ive done something and being someone elses perception of weird will have an effect on the outcome then i am already totally screwed because it must be something pretty far out of sync with society and i would have likely known what doing so would get me in trouble (the way the u.s. is going i think it may come to that in 10-30 years or so).

personally i look at a crime (when the law goes against my beliefs aka against the bible which imho a lot of laws here do/ whats right) as if its a financial transaction, only its not money im paying with its time/minor psychological torture(jail) or whatever the possible punishments for said "Crime" are. (to clarify i dont go around breaking laws the law/government serves a good purpos its just horribly flawed i mean heck if you followed someone around 24/7 you could find multiple felonys for the stupidest crap ).

not to say im not human i still care about others opinions at first at the very least then i stop being hurt over it and try to get over it.

heh sry i went of on a tangent, i tend to do that sometimes : /
anyyyyyways yup i just wish more people would come to understand that would make the world a better place.

@ the other guy whose name i forgot while i typed this post, really its ecchi?? i didnt really think so personally except for the (in my opinion) excessive focus on sex.
EDIT: not that i don't think it couldn't devolve into that especially if they continually play up the virginity/sex thing, the whole thing to me was seemingly a sweet highly promising show with a swift kick in the nuts at the end to annoy me with the sex thing (altho the intro made me question whether i would watch the whole first episode.(IMPROTANT NOTE: i don't have a problem with other people not having a problem with the subject of sex im just giving my thoughts on the matter i just dont like it call me a prude or whatever fine but at least im not insulting others because they are fine with it *and vice versa insulting me cuz im not)
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The animation reminds me of old style anime / with a modern touch. I plan to watch this for sure.
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I loved the animation for this show! Viva la Old School! Not to mention the VA for Urabe was spectacular...if I had to listen to another highpitched squeky little sister type voice I probably woulda screamed...maybe.
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@ the other guy whose name i forgot while i typed this post, really its ecchi?? i didnt really think so personally except for the (in my opinion) excessive focus on sex.
EDIT: not that i don't think it couldn't devolve into that especially if they continually play up the virginity/sex thing, the whole thing to me was seemingly a sweet highly promising show with a swift kick in the nuts at the end to annoy me with the sex thing (altho the intro made me question whether i would watch the whole first episode.(IMPROTANT NOTE: i don't have a problem with other people not having a problem with the subject of sex im just giving my thoughts on the matter i just dont like it call me a prude or whatever fine but at least im not insulting others because they are fine with it *and vice versa insulting me cuz im not)

I don't know who you were responding to, but, having read the manga, there is some eechi content, but not in the way most people think. I will put the description in spoilers in case you, or others reading it, don't want to know ahead of time.
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In short, I agree with you on the eechi vs non-eechi comment. My general description of the show is: A quirky, slightly kinky, but ultimately sweet romantic comedy with a refreshingly unique approach to the genre and one of the most charismatic, intriguing, and well crafted female romantic leads I have ever come across. Urabe Mikoto is an amazing character, with many layers to her personality and so much mystery surrounding her that she draws me into the story completely!

However, based on my knowledge of the manga, I am restricting viewing of it for my 15 year old son until I see how the next couple of episodes are handled. One scene in particular!
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Bazak wrote:
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@ the other guy whose name i forgot while i typed this post, really its ecchi?? i didnt really think so personally except for the (in my opinion) excessive focus on sex.
EDIT: not that i don't think it couldn't devolve into that especially if they continually play up the virginity/sex thing, the whole thing to me was seemingly a sweet highly promising show with a swift kick in the nuts at the end to annoy me with the sex thing (altho the intro made me question whether i would watch the whole first episode.(IMPROTANT NOTE: i don't have a problem with other people not having a problem with the subject of sex im just giving my thoughts on the matter i just dont like it call me a prude or whatever fine but at least im not insulting others because they are fine with it *and vice versa insulting me cuz im not)

I don't know who you were responding to, but, having read the manga, there is some eechi content, but not in the way most people think. I will put the description in spoilers in case you, or others reading it, don't want to know ahead of time.
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In short, I agree with you on the eechi vs non-eechi comment. My general description of the show is: A quirky, slightly kinky, but ultimately sweet romantic comedy with a refreshingly unique approach to the genre and one of the most charismatic, intriguing, and well crafted female romantic leads I have ever come across. Urabe Mikoto is an amazing character, with many layers to her personality and so much mystery surrounding her that she draws me into the story completely!

However, based on my knowledge of the manga, I am restricting viewing of it for my 15 year old son until I see how the next couple of episodes are handled. One scene in particular!


dont think my comment is really spoiley at all but i figured that even my indirect as possible adressing of what you put in ur spoiler shud be spoilered as well

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dont think my comment is really spoiley at all but i figured that even my indirect as possible adressing of what you put in ur spoiler shud be spoilered as well



The part of your post that I put in spoiler tags was to save space: the other use for spoiler tags... :)
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Zensunni wrote:


Bazak wrote:


dont think my comment is really spoiley at all but i figured that even my indirect as possible adressing of what you put in ur spoiler shud be spoilered as well



The part of your post that I put in spoiler tags was to save space: the other use for spoiler tags... :)
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Episode 2

Loved the opening song, catchy. Also, see those scissors? They're beautiful instruments of art.

Coldness:




Dat Cameilla Flowers:


Those inhuman scissor skills this episode, god damn

Effects of the "special drool":


Another wonderful episode, thank you Japan@@@



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I can see this getting really good. Only at ep 2, they are moving pretty quick. Ep 1 was kinda "wtf did I just see" shock. But now that you know whats up, you want more, Ep 2 is everything and then some. I find myself enjoying this very much, it really sucks me in. Between Ep2 of MXG" and "Upotte!" I had a dam good anime weekend, and theres still Dusk maiden and Nyarko-San....

...and now back to drool withdrawl
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I LOLed hard on this episode. Between MC's bizarre dreams and Urabe's mysterious drool powers, I'm loving this. xD

Key features of this episode:

When Urabe... "stimulates" herself, she can cause arousal in other people with her drool.
She can read other peoples memories by sampling their drool... which makes me wonder what would happen if they had sex. lol

I just love how she nose-bled after she tasted his drool...
And MC assumed the worst when she said she would snap if he had opened his eyes. I of course thought otherwise since her stimulation was rather quiet. hehe


We should call her type of personality Daekidere (drool sweet) or maybe tsundaeki (drool cold) lol Assuming my word-choice is correct. :P

Oh yeah, I am absolutely LOVING this revival of old-school art styles!! Between Ozma and this, I hope its not just a brief bit of nostalgia in Japan and an actual trend. I hope we see more anime with 80s style animation!
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kitsuneshoujo wrote:

I LOLed hard on this episode. Between MC's bizarre dreams and Urabe's mysterious drool powers, I'm loving this. xD

Key features of this episode:

When Urabe... "stimulates" herself, she can cause arousal in other people with her drool.
She can read other peoples memories by sampling their drool... which makes me wonder what would happen if they had sex. lol

I just love how she nose-bled after she tasted his drool...
And MC assumed the worst when she said she would snap if he had opened his eyes. I of course thought otherwise since her stimulation was rather quiet. hehe


I've been reading the manga for a while, and I can say it just gets better from here. I like what they are doing with the anime. :)



kitsuneshoujo wrote:

We should call her type of personality Daekidere (drool sweet) or maybe tsundaeki (drool cold) lol Assuming my word-choice is correct. :P


lol. Those are pretty good. I'm not sure what to choose either.



kitsuneshoujo wrote:

Oh yeah, I am absolutely LOVING this revival of old-school art styles!! Between Ozma and this, I hope its not just a brief bit of nostalgia in Japan and an actual trend. I hope we see more anime with 80s style animation! :D


Me too.
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