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Posted 9/1/12
Better episode, enjoyed it.

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Posted 9/2/12

Episode 9.

This show keeps getting better.


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Posted 9/5/12
Still loving this show. And Heartseed's home visit to Inaba was really creepy and tense.

Still watching this and recommending it to everyone I know. Though my odds of purchasing it later are looking very slim (almost non-existent really) if the rumors of the VA bullying behind this show that are going around the internet are true. That's some pretty messed up crap if it is true.

And it's too bad, 'cuz the show itself is pretty awesome.
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KaiserSosei wrote:
Still watching this and recommending it to everyone I know. Though my odds of purchasing it later are looking very slim (almost non-existent really) if the rumors of the VA bullying behind this show that are going around the internet are true. That's some pretty messed up crap if it is true.


Now there are claims that other parties twisted the facts to present a skewed and inflammatory view of the events. Even Ichki (the bullied party) claims that it didn't happen the way it was initially reported. I doubt we'll ever know the truth, but it is clear that the initial event was poorly conceived and handled.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-04/kokoro-connect-staff-issues-statements-on-performer-treatment
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Posted 9/5/12
incredible good episode this week just waiting to see inaban great **secret** in next episode............it's one of the little times i see something obvious coming in an anime and im eager to see it
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Posted 9/5/12

deadpanditto wrote:


KaiserSosei wrote:
Still watching this and recommending it to everyone I know. Though my odds of purchasing it later are looking very slim (almost non-existent really) if the rumors of the VA bullying behind this show that are going around the internet are true. That's some pretty messed up crap if it is true.


Now there are claims that other parties twisted the facts to present a skewed and inflammatory view of the events. Even Ichki (the bullied party) claims that it didn't happen the way it was initially reported. I doubt we'll ever know the truth, but it is clear that the initial event was poorly conceived and handled.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-04/kokoro-connect-staff-issues-statements-on-performer-treatment


Yeah I heard about some of those "apologies". While part of me wants to believe it really was a series of misunderstandings that were blown out of proportion on the internet, my rational, skeptical side has me stepping back saying "what, you kidding me?"

But like you said we'll probably never really know the truth. I was a behavioral studies major in school, and if the producers really were guilty of all that, then of course I'd expect them to make the bullied party go out and help do damage control and say stuff like he's been saying. Only question is whether they really are guilty and are making all the parties involved say all those things or not. I've seen this type of thing played out in enough manga and anime and even heard of similar stories from people who have friends/acquaintances in Japan to know this kind of thing isn't implausible or even isolated. Which makes this all the more sad, since this is such a great anime. I absolutely love this show and it's one of my favorites of the year, right up there with "Hyouka" and "Sakamichi no Appollon".

I still want to promote this show and hope as many people can watch it/give it a chance as possible. Guess we'll have to wait and see if time heals all wounds down the road.
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Posted 9/6/12
Heartseed made them do it Now let's just enjoy the show!

I just ordered most of the light novels and manga for it... Can't wait! There is enough material for another two or three seasons if it gets them. I sure hope it does but it seems tough to get second seasons pickups these days. If the point of the anime was to get me to buy the books then... Mission accomplished! The most recent light novel is sold out which is a good sign. I hope there is another printing before I finish the other volumes.
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Posted 9/6/12
Ironically, the "Head of PR" job they were supposedly hiring him for turned out to be the thing they really needed :-P
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Posted 9/6/12
Interestingly enough, there is some suggestion now that the voice actor that was the "butt" of the jokes was at least partially aware of the plan going in. He said that the PR job, instead of a minor voice role, was a surprise, but he and his agent agreed that it was a good opportunity.


Ichiki continued that the various acts in the campaign were able to be carried out because of his friendly relationship with the other individuals involved and in the interest of entertaining fans. He also wrote that he has no feelings of ill will toward anyone involved in the series, including the title's producer, Takahiro Yamanaka.


This does seem to suggest that he knew that it was being done for entertainment reasons. Another comment:

Ichiki then asserted that he believes that if the situation were a true case of bullying, then the fans present at the June screening in question as well as its over 20,000 online viewers, along with the listeners of the later radio programs in question, would have reacted negatively at an earlier point in time. Ichiki also expressed his feelings of sadness that colleagues he has worked to build relationships with have been "slandered" online as a result of the situation and due to articles online that "twisted the truth" and "edited videos" that "tricked" users.

So, basically, the uproar was caused by people that saw videos of the event that were edited to twist the situation and make it appear worse than it actually was and he thinks that the people actually in attendance would have tweeted about it prior to the edited videos coming out if it were really that bad of a situation.

Of course, the people that are gonna hate are saying that he is saying all of these things because he is working as a PR man on the anime and that they are making him say "No, everything's fine!" when her really was crushed and bullied at the time.

Can't win for losing...
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Posted 9/7/12
No such thing as bad press... Unless your stock price plummets.
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Posted 9/7/12
In the end you just need to ask yourself WWHSD?
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Posted 9/8/12
Episode 10



This episode made me like Inaba even more as she and Inori are now both friends and rival. I liked the conclusion to this arc as it was more on the fun side rather than on the comedic but still filled with drama.

The emotional parts that Inaba went through presented the drama that makes Kokoro Connect one of the best series this summer. So yup, not much else to say more than that but it was a great episode.
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Posted 9/8/12
This show continues to justify why it is my #1 favorite for this season.

Too bad the last arc will only be 3 episodes. I can't get enough of this show.
Posted 9/8/12
^^



it's great
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Posted 9/8/12
I thought it had flagged a bit in recent weeks - but this episode was utterly awesome. Really nice to see some character development of Inaba.
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