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It's amusing how adaptations alter certain phrases due to the TV rating. One of the most memorable scenes happened this episode, but instead of the shock value, it ended up being whitewashed and lost its full impact.
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Episode 5

And now, a look into the history of Masahiro and the Oshiba siblings as told through a photo album that Kousuke's and Kensuke's mother dug up. They were quite passionate, and Masahiro became an errand boy for Kousuke after seeing what he did to those punks. And now the punks are back and ready to get their revenge against Masahiro there at the end. Pretty interesting past those guys had, but nevertheless they got to know each other quite well.
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Episode 6

Those bullies are back, and Toru is just one crazy psycho beating up Yamane just because he offered up food when Masahiro forgot to get him his other favorite food. Masahiro sure is a wuss going back to his old life there, but he's doing it just to get in their minds while keeping Kousuke out of the loop. Masahiro takes up a part-time job at a ramen restaurant, but Hasekura happens to be a customer, which is something he's not supposed to do. And then Kousuke breaks into his house in order to have some more yaoi after initially trying to keep him safe from those bullies. Masahiro sure is making some poor decisions there, but at least he's doing it with Kousuke's well-being in mind even if it really isn't. Then there's Toru as he has all sorts of problems more so than the rest of the gang.
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Episode 7

Those boys sure picked a fight with the wrong guy as Kousuke took everybody down with ease. But of course that's only in a fistfight as Yabase has a nasty surprise waiting for him with that spike and Masahiro took it in the shoulder. After that happened, Kousuke beat the snot out of Yabase and tells the gang to scram. He sure is one hell of a teacher there and now the teacher and student have kissed to tie the yaoi knot. Yabase sure has anger management problems there, but seeing that he didn't grow up in the most ideal of environments that it's easy for Masahiro to sympathize with him. So now that the two have become a couple that it will be interesting to see what happens from hereon out.
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Although adaptations add characters, change settings, rearrange/drop/add to the story line, the one scene I think should've stayed somehow (and expanded upon to put a little depth to the series) is when Kousuke met Masahiro's mom. Perhaps it'll be added later, but I think that connection would be meaningful.

So Masahiro should now be addressed as Ooshiba Masahiro?
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Episode 8

Now that Masahiro is Kousuke's "wife", Masahiro is hard at work trying to prove his worth. To do that, he makes a fancy lunch, but just when it looked like some girl was giving him lunch, he later lets him know that he's not accepting bentos from anybody other than his "wife". Quite an awkward moment that was, but in the end the relationship is all set. The fraternity gains two new members as Yunge is there to cook Italian for the boys, while Kousuke gets a dog, Shigeo. This cute little dog sure is attached to Masahiro, so they took him home to become their pet.
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I watched like five minutes of this because Toshiki Masuda is in it, but... not really interested.

Rather just listen to his sexy singing voice in idol shows. (magi4, though, not Tsukiuta. In Tsukiuta they make him sing too high, doesn't really sound good) Wonder Corona, though... <3
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Episode 9

And now Shige is being an ass calling the relationship between Masahiro and Kousuke gross. Even if it might be true, it's another thing entirely to say it in front of them, and that totally ruined the mood. They were supposed to have a yakiniku party, but that went out the window after Shige spoiled it for everybody. But in the end, Shige reflected on what he said and wised up not realizing that not everybody thinks his way. So all is well and as punishment, he's eating outside, but Kousuke and the dog are eating with him. All is well after all that as Shige just needed to be sensitive about how others view this.
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Bakaneer wrote:

Episode 9
And now Shige is being an ass calling the relationship between Masahiro and Kousuke gross....
But in the end, Shige reflected on what he said and wised up not realizing that not everybody thinks his way.

Not true. Shige was left out of the loop. He was shocked and upset — not about the relationship itself, but for not being told about it. As Masahiro's first friend outside of Kensuke, Shige was also jealous Hasekura became his confidante (ending "e" intended there ). The situation was more of a trust issue. The way he retaliated was uncalled for.
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Episode 10

Kousuke, what the hell are you doing? Trouble starts when he takes Masahiro to a hotel, which is a big no-no for a teacher, and to make matters worse somebody saw them. The ones who saw them are Hasekura's sister and her husband Tsunehito. Kousuke sure got himself in a lot of trouble all while Masahiro just isn't comfortable around him anymore. And for that, Masahiro has stayed home from school. Kousuke should know better than that, and Tsunehito sure is letting him know about it.
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I'm not really sure who this series wants me to be cheering for, and that's an issue I've been having from fairly early on. Fact is, one character in each couple feels like they're supposed to be the "cool but tortured" one and yet they both come across, frankly, as a-holes. Masahiro is right to be worried for himself, Kousuke and them as a couple yet it feels like that sort of real concern is just going to be brushed off as being silly and childish.

It's also sort of off putting how frank the show seems to be about mentioning sexuality but never actually showing any of it. I'm not looking for full blown dude on dude action here but it just feels like there's a pretty blatant disconnect in that department.
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Episode 11

What a clever fake-out that was. The kids thought that Kousuke was going to be fired when they heard that his time as a temporary teacher is up, but it turns out to be a promotion to a full-time position. So this is cause for celebration, but Masahiro is not in the mood to be celebrating after what Kousuke did to him. So he goes out into the rain, and ends up at Tsunehito's cafe where he gives him some advice, and then back out in the rain he goes where Kousuke calls him, and decides he has had enough with Kousuke as he's just too good for somebody like himself. Kousuke sure did make a big mess of things with Masahiro, though it doesn't exactly help that Masahiro has been taking things the wrong way.
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