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Really good second episode. Fino is adorable, the fanservice got toned down, and now we seem to have an actual plot with Raul trying to find his purpose/what he wants.


Episode 2 is what puts me in the position of at least holding on through an episode 3. I'd say it was a fairly good episode; I don't care about adorable; I'm please that the fanservice got toned down and that most of the comedy in the episode was not a result of fanservice; I do appreciate the final development of something that might make care about what happens, with Raul challenged to actually think about his choices. However, the whole "magic" premise of the world's technology bores me nearly to tears, and I don't know that Raul's dilemma is going to sufficiently keep my interest.
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However, the whole "magic" premise of the world's technology bores me nearly to tears

Same here.

If I keep watching it'll be because I kind of like Airi and I'm interested in what she's up to now.
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Is there some sort of contest for longest title in the anime industry?
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Episode 2
When Raul was writing on Fino's hand it sounded like a hentai.

Raul has a little fit with that bee but can't bring himself to fight it.

Raul met with his former rival and teammates.

The store was being robbed and Fino didn't even know it.She beat the thief though.

Clap,clap,clap,for the sale,who care about stopping the thief.

Fino remembering those 7 lines was cute,I guess.

And Fino moved next door to Raul.
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Episode 2 showed that this show can be more than just fan service, which is making it hard to drop the show. I'll give it another episode to see if it develops even more.
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A stray thought that occured to me. I don't know if the creators even had it themselves. Raul's problem is a lot like that faced by demobilized veterans.

IE "The skills you were given at great hardship to protect this country are of no use to our corporate bottom line. Perhaps you should go flip burgers or something. And stop sleeping on the sewer grate in front of my beautiful bank. It's so inconvenient stepping over you."
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

A stray thought that occured to me. I don't know if the creators even had it themselves. Raul's problem is a lot like that faced by demobilized veterans.

IE "The skills you were given at great hardship to protect this country are of no use to our corporate bottom line. Perhaps you should go flip burgers or something. And stop sleeping on the sewer grate in front of my beautiful bank. It's so inconvenient stepping over you."

That's actually a lot smarter than my impression, which was that employers won't be impressed by your lack of part-time job experience after graduation even if you did spend every night of the week saving Azeroth/Tyria/Arborea/(etc.) from destruction with your parents' borrowed credit card. I figured it was more of a NEET clique thing while watching.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

A stray thought that occured to me. I don't know if the creators even had it themselves. Raul's problem is a lot like that faced by demobilized veterans.

IE "The skills you were given at great hardship to protect this country are of no use to our corporate bottom line. Perhaps you should go flip burgers or something. And stop sleeping on the sewer grate in front of my beautiful bank. It's so inconvenient stepping over you."


Yeah, it's so inconvenient to take care of the people you relied upon for your defense, but now that the threat is over, please stop being an inconvenience. That interview was brutal. I felt very sorry for Raul. You have to give him credit for trying even though his friends don't seem to be. I'm curious where that will go. :)


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That's actually a lot smarter than my impression, which was that employers won't be impressed by your lack of part-time job experience after graduation even if you did spend every night of the week saving Azeroth/Tyria/Arborea/(etc.) from destruction with your parents' borrowed credit card. I figured it was more of a NEET clique thing while watching.


I think they writers were playing with that too. Using the social critique to hit both points. It's a clever twist that surprised me from this show and made me think the writing may be better than I initially suspected. I guess we'll see.
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Posted 10/13/13

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

A stray thought that occured to me. I don't know if the creators even had it themselves. Raul's problem is a lot like that faced by demobilized veterans.

IE "The skills you were given at great hardship to protect this country are of no use to our corporate bottom line. Perhaps you should go flip burgers or something. And stop sleeping on the sewer grate in front of my beautiful bank. It's so inconvenient stepping over you."


Yeah, it's so inconvenient to take care of the people you relied upon for your defense, but now that the threat is over, please stop being an inconvenience. That interview was brutal. I felt very sorry for Raul. You have to give him credit for trying even though his friends don't seem to be. I'm curious where that will go. :)


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That's actually a lot smarter than my impression, which was that employers won't be impressed by your lack of part-time job experience after graduation even if you did spend every night of the week saving Azeroth/Tyria/Arborea/(etc.) from destruction with your parents' borrowed credit card. I figured it was more of a NEET clique thing while watching.


I think they writers were playing with that too. Using the social critique to hit both points. It's a clever twist that surprised me from this show and made me think the writing may be better than I initially suspected. I guess we'll see. :)

I found the military interviews interesting as they felt most like a Vietnam vet reference to me than anything Japan has gone through.

While the friends not doing anything, that feels a lot like Japan which has a lost generation of now adults who can't get jobs because during the bad economic times they couldn't get a job and just didn't do much and now employers would much rather have new graduations than people who bummed around for 5-10 years sleeping in net cafes.

This show and Outbreak Company have pleasantly surprised me with societal issues in the writing. There is more than just boob physics here, folks!
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Well of course it has plot. ;)
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I liked this second episode a lot more than the first. I feel better about tuning in for future episodes now.
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This show and Outbreak Company have pleasantly surprised me with societal issues in the writing. There is more than just boob physics here, folks!


Stop spoiling the boob physics for me.. i don't want a deep show
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

A stray thought that occured to me. I don't know if the creators even had it themselves. Raul's problem is a lot like that faced by demobilized veterans.

IE "The skills you were given at great hardship to protect this country are of no use to our corporate bottom line. Perhaps you should go flip burgers or something. And stop sleeping on the sewer grate in front of my beautiful bank. It's so inconvenient stepping over you."


I will find it ironic if this is a major theme in this show. This is an issue that is not well understood in the US, even though there are a lot of new veterans floating around. To think that a show from a country with very limited military experience over the last 60+ years would bring the issue to light kind of blows my mind.
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Well_Spoken_Man wrote:


I will find it ironic if this is a major theme in this show. This is an issue that is not well understood in the US, even though there are a lot of new veterans floating around. To think that a show from a country with very limited military experience over the last 60+ years would bring the issue to light kind of blows my mind.


No indeed it isn't in my country either.

Too be fair, this thought might say more about where I'm coming from than about what the authors were actually trying to say. Just like if I saw 70's peaceniks in the place of the peasants complaining about the failures of the survey corps in attack on titan.

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:



No indeed it isn't in my country either.

Too be fair, this thought might say more about where I'm coming from than about what the authors were actually trying to say. Just like if I saw 70's peaceniks in the place of the peasants complaining about the failures of the survey corps in attack on titan.



Same here, I've already said as much.


Well_Spoken_Man wrote:

I was pretty much ready to drop this, but that was cute and Fino is adorable. Also, the interview scene was depressingly similar to my trying to get a job when I got out of the Army, and I ended up in retail as well. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.


I'm accustomed to having a slightly different take on things due to my military experience. This is the first time I've really been able to relate to a show because of my post military experiences. I hope this stays a key part of the story.
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