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Posted 1/23/14 , edited 1/23/14

aidenraine wrote:

I started reading the manga and I was actually very surprised that there's... barely any fanservice.

There was basically no fanservice in the 2008 version, too.


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iblessall wrote:

You know...I think I just watched an entirely different series than the one you were talking about.

Because there was a 2008 version, too...and no sweet action sequence in episode 7 in the one I watched, and also good closure.

Was this one that just aired simulcasted by Funi?

EDIT: Upon a brief inspection in wikipedia...yup. I just watched the entire 2008 version. /facepalm



I watched that one at some point but it was a long time ago, I can't remember if I finished it or not.

You know, at the end of the day, this just means I get twice as much Hime. And that is a very good thing.

I'm actually really looking forward to watching the new version. I really liked the characters in the 2008 version, but I didn't like how they were done? Idk...hard to describe. Maybe I don't feel like the characters were done justice? I wanted Akina to be less of a total wimp. I liked him, but not what he did. And let Hime actually grow into being strong, instead just suddenly getting there.

In any case, more of this:


But y'all know the fanservice will probably annoy me, if it's as bad as NYsquid says, perhaps especially after how clean the first version was.

EDIT: Also, the soundtrack to the new one better be excellent, because the soundtrack to the 2008 version was probably one of my favorite OSTs ever.
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iblessall wrote:


aidenraine wrote:

I started reading the manga and I was actually very surprised that there's... barely any fanservice.

There was basically no fanservice in the 2008 version, too.


Insomnist wrote:


iblessall wrote:

You know...I think I just watched an entirely different series than the one you were talking about.

Because there was a 2008 version, too...and no sweet action sequence in episode 7 in the one I watched, and also good closure.

Was this one that just aired simulcasted by Funi?

EDIT: Upon a brief inspection in wikipedia...yup. I just watched the entire 2008 version. /facepalm



I watched that one at some point but it was a long time ago, I can't remember if I finished it or not.

You know, at the end of the day, this just means I get twice as much Hime. And that is a very good thing.

I'm actually really looking forward to watching the new version. I really liked the characters in the 2008 version, but I didn't like how they were done? Idk...hard to describe. Maybe I don't feel like the characters were done justice? I wanted Akina to be less of a total wimp. I liked him, but not what he did. And let Hime actually grow into being strong, instead just suddenly getting there.

In any case, more of this:


But y'all know the fanservice will probably annoy me, if it's as bad as NYsquid says, perhaps especially after how clean the first version was.

EDIT: Also, the soundtrack to the new one better be excellent, because the soundtrack to the 2008 version was probably one of my favorite OSTs ever.


The fan service is there, but its not in your face like highschool dxd. Some minor panty shots and thats pretty much it.
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Posted 1/23/14 , edited 1/23/14

iblessall wrote:

You know, at the end of the day, this just means I get twice as much Hime. And that is a very good thing.

I'm actually really looking forward to watching the new version. I really liked the characters in the 2008 version, but I didn't like how they were done? Idk...hard to describe. Maybe I don't feel like the characters were done justice? I wanted Akina to be less of a total wimp. I liked him, but not what he did. And let Hime actually grow into being strong, instead just suddenly getting there.

In any case, more of this:


But y'all know the fanservice will probably annoy me, if it's as bad as NYsquid says, perhaps especially after how clean the first version was.

EDIT: Also, the soundtrack to the new one better be excellent, because the soundtrack to the 2008 version was probably one of my favorite OSTs ever.

The fanservice is actually fairly odd. I can't explain it very well; you'd never call it anything but what it is, but it fits the characters and tone of the story so well you never feel like its gratuitous even if it might be when isolated in a .gif file.

It never doesn't fit the character, and somehow it has a really unique-feeling flair.

Enzo chalked this up to the director, Ryo-timo.

    "But this series is really less about Yasuda-sensei's manga and more about Ryo-timo, the auteur who directs and provides animation direction and character design. That's part of the attraction or part of the problem, depending on which camp you're in. I can perfectly understand why die-hard fans of the manga aren't enthused at the way Ryo-timo has made the series his own, but for me he's one of the most interesting artists in the business and the main reason I'm watching the show" (link).

    "I continue to find Ryo-timo's approach to fanservice far more interesting than I probably should. It seems to me that there are fanservice shows in plenty, and then there are non-fanservice shows where a glimpse of panties is a shocking and rare event - and then there's Yozakura Quartet. I don't think I've ever seen a show that's quite so matter-of-fact about its pantsu shots - the camera just goes there and sets up camp for a while. It may not be the most interesting thing to be distinctive about, but any time a show is different from every other I've seen that makes it sort of interesting in itself" (link).

    "In the final analysis, how you feel about that fanservice is likely to be a major factor in how you feel about Yozakura Quartet. Ryo-timo is a youngish guy but his sensibility is pure old-school (and most of the fanservice is straight out of the manga anyway) and the service in YQ feels like it's from an earlier time. It might be seen as crass, but I see it as more unapologetic - it's just part of the fabric of the series, and it's treated as if it's as natural as vegan oatmeal. The modern way is to either be an all-out ecchi show or to call attention to the fanservice by teasing and mostly denying it, but Ryo-timo throws out extended panty-shots, oppai-groping and (plot-relevant) yuri kisses without a trace of self-consciousness. It's like most everything in YQ - it just is what it is, no apologies and no justifications. For me it's pleasant enough in a nostalgic way, but I worry a little that it distracts from some of the other fabulously creative stuff Ryo-timo is doing here visually" (link).

Harping on it too long will actually make it too big a deal I think, but it really did feel like it had a different touch.
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By the way:

Thanks to everyone who recommended this anime! I really enjoyed both series & thought they complimented each other very well.

Great music, cool fights & fairly non-instrusive fanservice.

And Hime is a HUGE plus. She makes me want ramen...
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iblessall wrote:

By the way:

Thanks to everyone who recommended this anime! I really enjoyed both series & thought they complimented each other very well.

Great music, cool fights & fairly non-instrusive fanservice.

And Hime is a HUGE plus. She makes me want ramen...


How about the everything Cotton Candy?



Speaking of Rmen

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Yozakura Quartet: Tsuki ni Naku EP 2 of 3 Good Episode BTW Good OP and ED by Unison Square Excellent OST in the OVA

The twins are in Big Trouble !


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Are the OVA standalone episodes or connects from the story based on this season?
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Posted 2/6/14

stark700 wrote:

Are the OVA standalone episodes or connects from the story based on this season?


Bundled with Manga but you can find them!


Tsuki ni Naku" will take the story content from volume 11 of the manga, which features a visit to a onsen by the members of the Hiizumi Life Councelling Office, while the town's police force have to deal with a new youkai-hunter threat.

This OVA is bundled with the limited edition of the manga (14th, 15th, and 16th).
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http://myanimelist.net/anime/18499/Yozakura_Quartet:_Tsuki_ni_Naku
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Posted 2/9/14
Yozakura Quartet: Tsuki ni Naku Just to read Volume 11 to see what happens.Pretty good Story No spoilers
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Yozakura Quartet: Tsuki ni Naku OVA 2 Dialouge was just so cool and the music!

V Lilla F in Trouble!

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Posted 2/25/14
Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~ (3) (Blu-ray) is 9TH on Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, February 17-23

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-25/japan-animation-blu-ray-disc-ranking-february-17-23
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