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Without trolling, what do you think of the relationship between Kumiko and Reina?
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>>140002614
I love it.
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>>140002614
Scissors. If you know what I mean...
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>>140002614
Purest form of friendship
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I am literally going to marry Kumiko

Reina can be bridesmaid #1
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>>140002614
It's made up.
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FLOPPY REINA TITS

FLOPPY TIT SOUNDS
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Hetshit
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Best Friends
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>>140002614

Gay shit.
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>>140002614
It's kind of fucked up. They have almost nothing in common, barely interact, and yet think they're good friends. Reina just says some esoteric nonesense, and Kumiko eats that shit up.
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>>140002614
Best accidental romance between lesbians in anime ever
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Without trolling, what do you think of Kumiko's feet?
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>>140002614
I love it. Their relationship and characters are super interesting, and thematically very strong.

Reina is an idealist, and arguable a modernist. She believes in striving for perfection, that greatness is achievable, that her role is to struggle against mediocrity. It's easy for other people to see her as naive.

Kumiko is by her nature a realist, a pragmatist (though it could be inferred that events in her past stifled her prior idealism). She's a bit cynical, and she's just smart and open enough to identify and assume the pessimistic position on every issue.

The two philosophies clash vividly, time and time again because they don't understand each other, but eventually their curiosity draws them together. Each sees the other as so foreign, alien in how they live their life, they're drawn to it and want to understand. After they feel each other out and manage to lower their guards, they connect in a very intimate way. Reina intensely inspires Kumiko, and Kumiko bolsters Reina when she is about to falter.

The beautiful things about this show are:

Kumiko's arc, going from never expecting to win to her impassioned plea to Reina about not compromising herself for anybody, for any reason. She has never believed in anything before, but now she believes in Reina with all her being, and she's starting to believe in herself as well.

Reina's struggle against mediocrity's attempts to tear her down, coming into conflict with artificial social constructs intended to protect mediocrity, and standing strong against them as a beacon of idealism. She shatters the delusion of Ribbons, showing her the grievous error of her ways.

It's the two of them against the world, and they face it with strength and solidarity. They're truly portrayed as heroes, and that's what I love about it. it's basically Ayn Rand without all the heavy-handed bluster about capitalism. Add to that the incredible direction and visual storytelling, and its one of my favorite shows in years.
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>>140002614
was the only reason i liked this show

>>140003074
>i am literally going to marry a cartoon

lynch thyself
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>>140006963

tl;dr Kumiko-Reina is hot.
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>>140005061
This.
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Reina falls in love with Kumiko.

Unable to confess, she is gifted with by a deus ex machina with the girl's phone number. Never minding the strange area code, she immediately calls her, and is overjoyed to find out that she has a crush on her as well.

But, the next day, when she recounts the previous day's confessions to the girl, she only looks at her with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, she finds out that the girl she called is not the same girl she fell in love with. In fact, she doesn't exist in this universe at all. She is the girl's alternate universe counterpart, who has fallen in love with the MC's own AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of her crush.

Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the musical instruments they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, TRUMPET ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of ONGAKU.
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>>140006774
A miracle of the universe.
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>>140007431
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>>140006963
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>>140002614
It's actually a really well-written relationship, and one that is a lot more realistic than what is usually portrayed in anime. The awkwardness of the situation and the sort of stilted way the two of them react to one another is quite natural, and I enjoyed it very much.

Pic related is still best girl though.
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I don't think that they're gay or they'll end up together, but I think it would be kinda hot if they made out.
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>>140002614
Bros before hoes: the female version.
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>>140008901
best end.
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A
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>>140002614
Nice friendship with a coat of yuribait
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>>140008901
source?
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>>140002614
ADOLESCENCE
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I don't care either way, but don't show them connected by the red string of fate if they're not going to be a couple. It's a blatant false flag.
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>>140002614
It made me feel very happy. I would get so excited every week just to see a few more seconds of them interacting.
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>>140002614
Adolescence.
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>>140006963
Is this a new pasta or something?
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Straight as a bow.
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>>140012866
Nothing wrong with tl;dr posts
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>>140012264
>>always this self-comforting shit
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Anime fans are hopeless romantics and see sex and romance everywhere without realizing that there are different kind of relationships. Probably doesn't help that the story is written by an adult woman who has completely different point of views on this kind of thing. Japanese people have "skinship" culture it might feel weird for someone who's not used to it. Reminds me when I heard that Ookiku Furikabutte is "really gay" and then I watched it and it was all about baseball theories but not gayness.
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>>140013078
Not to mention it's all about being high school girls. Skinship and adolescence. They interact with one another like that on a regular basis. People here misunderstood something that is so natural and common, I can't believe it.
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>>140013078
>Anime fans are hopeless romantics

You mean, /a/spergs let their dicks control all they do. This is why in every "See this, wat do?" thread, you have at least 3 posts that say "rape/sex/impregnate", when you really only need one, because it's an obligatory ritual to our animu elder gods. But horny newfriends here think doing this every day, all day is somehow acceptable and rather, should be done because it's part of the board culture or some shit.

Shoehorning yuri into this show when it was explicitly stated Reina was hetero is the prime example of young newfriends who desperately want to please their constant raging boners and be some part of the board experience at the same time.

Absolutely disgusting.
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>>140013429
QB, you will be slapped.
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>>140013078
Literally this. /a/nons somehow don't realize there's a significant cultural component to this. It makes sense that one would watch episode 8 and think "are they gonna make out right now?" The same thing passed through my head. But we should be aware that we're affected by the society we're born in. We're all a little biased by the latent homophobia in our culture, something which is more specific to contemporary US culture than it is to a lot of European and Asian cultures.

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/07/29/bosom-buddies-a-photo-history-of-male-affection/

Does this mean that no nips thought the same thing? No, of course not. I do think that the director was aware that a little bit of a yuri tease would boost sales, they'd have to be incredible naive to not consider that possibility. I think it was executed in a way that makes sense for the characters while still being provocative enough to leave wiggle room for shippers.

Anyway, I think that lots of /a/nons specifically don't want to accept something like this relationship. There are a couple of groups: People who see any amount of possible yuri-baiting and immediately drop and start shitposting. People who just want to mindlessly watch anime and paint it in really broad strokes. People who are incapable of respecting "moeshit" and trash it on stylistic grounds alone. People who were expecting light comedy iyashikei, basically k-on 2.0, and all this drama and character rained on their parade.

It's rare that you find /a/nons who are actually open to all sorts of shows (I think they post less often by their nature). The anime fandom is all about niche communities, after all. But they should keep in mind that you can be discerning and have strong personal taste while still having a broad palette.
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>>140006963
>it's basically Ayn Rand
You were so close to not being a retard.

So fucking close.
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>>140013429
Why else do you watch anime? Are you hoping for some thought provoking introspection of the human condition? Attractive girls are a central component of anime, just look at the ratio main female characters to male.
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>>140014122
>Attractive girls are a central component of anime
Yeah, no shit. But coming here and posting "muh dick" a hundred times while slobbering drool all over your keyboard is still fucking retarded. And posting "rape" in a >wat do thread is predictable as fuck now and not funny at all. It's an eyesore.
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>>140013880
Read The Fountainhead. It's literally the same thing.
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'Just fuck already' the relationship.
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Actually, both girls have confessed their eternal devotion to me on the astral plane
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>>140002614
P L A T O N I C
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>>140002614

I haven't watched a second of the show but from all the promo art makes them seem gay. Even girls don't look at their best friends like that, or run their fingers over another girl's lips.
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>>140014245
Do you get annoyed when the sun rises in the east as well?
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>>140015278
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>>140003530
The floppiest
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>>140015278
>despises
where is the evidence
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Straight friends who fool around, and people mistake it for homolust. 3Ds do it all the time.
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>>140015148
Nice analogy, fuckwit. We need the sun to rise everyday.

A dumbass who posts the same shit every day is just a shitposter, and he is unneeded.
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This is double standards, when two guys do it people troll with "Boku no pico" because they sure aren't "just friends".
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>>140013744

Anon that's a great post. You know how it is.
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>>140015540
Unneeded or not that shitposter will return if he knows he can get some (You)s.
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>>140013744
10/10 post anon.

>/a/nons who are actually open to all sorts of shows (I think they post less often by their nature)
Yup that's me.
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>>140002614

friends
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Adolescence.
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>>140002614
>sharing earbuds
you might aswell just jizz into each others ears
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>>140018950
>not having anyone to share earbuds with

why even live
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>>140019088
You can share with me anytime, anon
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>>140018831
Oberushtein was best girl.
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>>140019335
I disagree.
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I've never felt a yuri connection between them it was just bait all this time, It was clear Reina wanted the teacher and Kumiko is all over the place with her feelings.
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>>140019142
are you that desperate?
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>>140015435
Homura went from a broken soul that Madoka wanted to heal into someone who would kill their friends and anyone she perceives as a threat to Madoka. Even Madoka's patience has it's limits. She was terrified when Homura hugged her at the end of rebellion.

She will eventually go Godoka mode and erase Homura from existence.
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>>140019531
Why even bother replying if you have literally nothing to say? What are you even trying to say?
If someone else made her and he calls her OC then obviously he asked for her to be made. Are you saying this anon commissioned his own manga/anime/LN/VN series just to have his waifu?
What if he drew it? Then is he some shitty author who fawns over his own girls looking at you agematsu, that's probably an even bigger waste of time and money for something so menial.
Worse yet you could tell me he imagines a character onto a simple drawing, calls it his waifu and fantasizes over it and I'll just laugh then and consider traditional waifus superior any day.
All in all the idea is pathetic. I assume if any the animators at KroAni have waifus, they wouldn't be the girls they personally drew/wrote. In the past this leads to worst girls being born.
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>>140019570
wat
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I like that Reina is clear-minded and goal focused while Kumiko is sorta flimsy and non-commited. But they influence each in different positive ways. Like how Reina definitely becomes more social and Kumiko resolves herself to play better
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>>140002614
I thought it was teased super hard by the studio but I still don't think of it as particularly romantic. Which is not to say that I think her relationship with Shuichi was romantic either.

I'm not really invested in her love life and don't really care much either way. I was always more interested in her playing and the band she was part of.

I do like Reina and Shuichi as individual characters though, for what it's worth.
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>>140015278
This is some dedication you have. Good luck with your war against the /u/ mod, lel.
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>>140013744
This thread has been surprisingly not as terrible as most Hibike threads go. You've summed up a lot of what I was already thinking.
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>>140013744
People can't resist being baited and to troll/reverse-troll. That's all.
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>>140015278
Why even bother replying if you have literally nothing to say? What are you even trying to say?
If someone else made her and he calls her OC then obviously he asked for her to be made. Are you saying this anon commissioned his own manga/anime/LN/VN series just to have his waifu?
What if he drew it? Then is he some shitty author who fawns over his own girls looking at you agematsu, that's probably an even bigger waste of time and money for something so menial.
Worse yet you could tell me he imagines a character onto a simple drawing, calls it his waifu and fantasizes over it and I'll just laugh then and consider traditional waifus superior any day.
All in all the idea is pathetic. I assume if any the animators at KroAni have waifus, they wouldn't be the girls they personally drew/wrote. In the past this leads to worst girls being born.
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>>140015425
When did Kumiko grow tits?
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>>140013744
saved.

Anyway, the point you make here is something I really have to start reminding myself of. I follow the daily Tomo-chan updates and wait for more Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san like a dog waiting for it's owner. Two of the most ship-baiting mangas there is.
I think the whole romance baiting has taken over me too much and I gotta confess, I wanted to pick up this anime at first but then got reluctant when I heard about having it next to no yuri undertones that I thought it would have.
Again my real reason to pick this up was to watch some cute girl get together with some other cute girl, nothing more.

Perhaps it's time to start watching anime for real.
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>>140006963
>She shatters the delusion of Ribbons, showing her the grievous error of her ways.
Don't give Reina credit for something she doesn't deserve. She realizes that herself.
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>>140020382
I agree. It's a cute picture because it's Kumiko afterall, but that's definitely not her chest.
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>>140021099

It's been said that Reina massages them everyday as friends.
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Threadly reminder that Lesbians don't exist.
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Nothing.

Because the entire development between them in the anime was original and only existed to bait yurifags into thinking they could get something.

One episode later Reina already says she has a thing for the teacher and Kumiko is made for someone else as well.

Not that Kyoani will ever deliver on that either because they hate romance in general and things like real confessions or kisses are not allowed for them.

Their entire tactic is baiting yurifags and romance lovers into thinking they are pandering to them just to betray them in the final minute.This is not new at all yet people keep falling for it every single time and always crawl back to this awful studio.
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>>140002614
A platonic friendship that could develop into something more if it weren't made by KyoAnus.
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