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Hibike! Euphonium 2

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Damn, Shuu. You didn't have to deny her THAT hard. Better be careful, she might jump ship because of that.

Oh wait.

/our boy/ an heroes his own ship yet again. Truly a magnificent display of adolescense. Bravo KyoAni
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So after 13 episodes, can we still say, that shoeichi is, dare i say it...

/ourguy/?
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This is the real tragedy here
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Let's watch Tari Tari guys.
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>>151552402
>This is the real tragedy here
No Ribbons as president was.
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>>151552395
I'm not even mad. It's like watching my buddy sperg himself into a rejection. Let's have a drink with the other lads and have a big laugh at his well deserved misfortune so we can move on. huehuehue
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>2017 calendar begins with ReinaKumiko; ends with AsukaKumiko

Really makes you think.

http://iamzeon-blog.tumblr.com/post/154883417144/hibike-euphonium-2017-calendar
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Why are the OPs and EDs so top tier? I'm really having trouble picking any single one as a favourite.
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>>151552506
If I can fap to it, why would I be mad?
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>>151552505
>those lights
>Punished Kumiko
>A Fallen Eupho
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>you'll never get to touch the octopus fluff like Asuka did
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>>151552506
>begin with Kumiko/Reina
>end with Kumiko/Asuka
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Shut gets to be legal husband but he allows Kumiko to sleep with other girls.
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What the fuck. Someone translate this properly for me. Fucking HS.
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>>151552642
"That semen demon is bamboozling us one last time"
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>>151552642
He said あの人完全に面白がってるなぁ・・・
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I kind of want to die right now desu
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>>151552642
"She's absolutely getting a kick out of this whole thing"
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>>151552706
What was that?
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>>151552766
That translation doesn't have enough memes.
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I can´t believe my crackship won in the end
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Asuka x Kumiko is OTP
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>>151552857
Kumiko agreed. Don't bother her about it.
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>>151552277

Kumiko got BTFO.
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>no more Kumiko sounds
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>>151552810
You're just talking out of your ass.
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>>151552506


>もしかして恋の相談?
>そうです。

>だって今は大好きですから!
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>>151552946
>asuka will hear them every night
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>>151552857
>tfw hetfags and yurifags are fighting while your otp becames canon
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>husband is a workaholic
>older daughter stopped studying because she wanted to be a whore
>youngest daughter is a meme haired dyke that makes weird sounds and jumps from special vagina to special vagina instead of settling down with the nice boy next door

Being Mumiko is suffering
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>>151552277
Shuu can get every Girl that he wants he doesnt need this Girl at all
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>>151552642
>bitch taking the piss out of us ayy
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>>151553114
He can't get these 2
>>151552402
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Reminder that the third year players will be replaced by shitters from the Monaka team and noobs that will have to learn from 0, making Taki waste a lot of time.

Reminder that they will never get the gold at the nationals.

Reminder that Reina will never be able to set Taki free from his promise to his dead wife.
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>NIGGAS WE GONE
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>>151553162
well there a different story
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>>151553169
>Reminder that the third year players will be replaced by shitters from the Monaka team and noobs that will have to learn from 0, making Taki waste a lot of time.
That's sort of how teaching works, did you not watch the end of the episode?
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>>151553190
YES
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>>151553176
Honey, I'm home and I had a hard day
Pour me a cold one and oh, by the way
Rub my feet, gimme something to eat
Fix me up my favorite treat
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>>151552506
Kumiko and Asuka have much better chemistry. Why did /u/ prefer shipping Kumiko with the jailbait autist?
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>>151552642

Motherfucker's making fun of us.
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>>151552277

>ships
>not watching this show for the superb background girls
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>>151553230
Because they had a ton of chemistry in between the Mountain and the fireworks. I bought it, and I'm not into /u/. They were acting like they were in love with each other.
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>>151552554
>>151553190
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKhpE-oNoGY
All the MGS memes will only cause me pain till the end of time remembering what MGSV could have been.
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>>151553243
"Fucking normie is laughing at us."
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>>151553283
This.
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>>151553285
Just watch Iron-Blooded Orphans.

o7
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>>151553285
No matter what the game turned out like, I'll never forget the hype.
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>>151553302
>normie
fuck off.
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>>151553169
The new first years they get can quite easily be on average better than the third years they're replacing.
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>>151553277
What about the background ships? They are all beauties desu
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>>151553360
>implying they won't run away as soon as reina has an autism attack, or Kumiko drops some truth bombs on them, or Roboe do a roboe thing, or Ribbon takes a biased towards her friends decision
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>>151553379
Twintail x Shoe
Drills x Trombone leader
Glasses senpai percussion x Knuckle
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>>151553326
Already am, Mika is the only one getting crippled though, every other orphan just gets outright killed. I wanted to see Orga lead a band of crippled dogs.
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>>151553392
This all of this desu. Especially the Ribbons & Reina parts, what if they talk about Taki and then Reina attacks them? That's not gonna attract people or keep anyone. Kumiko not holding back is good though I think
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Double Dyke Strike!
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>>151553230
Is called shit taste
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>>151553490
The only good thing about Kumiko is that she will walk by chance on whatever is happening and she will fix it.
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>>151553283
For fuck sakes, they were acting like good, close friends.

It is extremely common for teenage girls that are so good friends to get a little touchy and might explore a bit and maybe kiss each other and things. Specially if they do not have a lot of male friends. This does not make them lesbians.

I wish yurishitters understood that.
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>>151553469
I am not reading this, I just started S2.

I will say this: I was not expecting it to be like this at all. I thought I was getting Gundam Wing again, but there it goes making me feel.
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>>151553544
tell will never understand this people from /u/ can only think in their way
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I love Kumiko so much.
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>>151553544
I don't think you know much about women, Anon.

>>151553590
And you don't seem to know much about English.

Truly, /a/ is a place where people who know very little gather to speak a lot.
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Has a show ever had such a lovable main character like Kumiko?
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>>151553544
>kiss each other
>explore a bit
>things
>Straight
Right anon I'll let you believe that part.
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Is there any further novels of Hibike planned?

Despite graduating, will the graduated students have any part to play anymore you think?

>>151552277
If anything, it seems that their relationship is open ended with further development possible.

Just wondering how Kumiko will handle being a senpai herself with Asuka gone now.
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>>151553699
K-on

KyoAni are experts at making top tier waifus.
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Rikka when?
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>>151553743
>Is there any further novels of Hibike planned?
Yes.

>Despite graduating, will the graduated students have any part to play anymore you think?
Well, Asuka's popular, so maybe she might pop up.
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>>151553169
Ribbons, Natsuki and all the 2nd years are basically doomed to lose gold, that's because all the 2nd years which left the band.
In other words the amount of students who joined the band that year was low, and now they'll feel the consequences of that, lots of newbies, very few experienced and talented people.

Now, when Kumiko and Reina turn into president and vice-president in their 3rd year, I can saw Kitauji having real chances, with the massive amount of student which will want to join these next two years because of the success of the band.
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>>151553790
The stunt they pulled will most likely attract aspiring and talented players.
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>>151553328
>fuck off
fuck off
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>>151553392
You sound like an idiot.
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>>151553699
Define loveable?

I'm still depressed the Keions aren't real. No sexual, I only want tea and cookies I swear.

I miss my friends.
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I´m in love with Asuka help me
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>Reina loves Taki-sensei
>Kumuko and Shuichi romantic relationship building up for two seasons
>retards genuinely believe Reina's and Kumiko's relationship is anything more than that of close friends

I really wish I could personally strangle all of the delusional yurifags and fujos. It's fine if you want to ship characters (it's stupid, but whatever), but don't force your retarded delusions on others like it's the truth.
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>>151553889
She's graduating whether you like it or not, Kumiko.
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>>151553910
Who hurt you?
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>>151553925
you
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>>151553925
Are you sure you're not talking about yourself?
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>>151553945
I'm sorry.
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>>151553957
Nah, I feel pretty good. No desire to strangle people or anything.
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>>151553961
this is not enough
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Senpais, how do they work?
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>>151553785

I don't mind Takeda going full jew. I want more Hibike! thought we might never see them in anime form.
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>>151554054
Well this is a good Question Anon Girls are working on a universal scale that depends on the universe
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>>151553915
S-shut up
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>>151554082
>Question Anon Girls
Anime about /a/?
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>>151554130
you dont want this at all it would be a huge mess
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>>151554153
I want it anon
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>>151554180
https://youtu.be/Vscwm3gpNDI?t=292 but it would be like this
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>>151552277

Literally similar reaction when Hazuki asked out Shoe.
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>>151553392
>>151553490
Yuuko's job as president is to maintain the club, motivate members and leading the practice which she can do it well and that probably why she is chosen to be president in the first place.

Choosing who will play in A-team and teaching new members is Taki's job. I don't think there will be any problem with Yuuko as president.

>>151553790
For now, making it to the national for many years in role should be the secondary goal. If they have a fame as a school that appear often in national, it will automatically attract experienced and talented people to their school. In other word, everyone need to work even harder this year to create the future for the band.
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>>151554059
Since Kumiko's story is over. I why not have an aspiring and talented freshman be the new MC?
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>You will never play at the Nationals
So this is what it's like to be a shitter
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>>151554263
Nah. I cant' get enough of Kumiko.
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>>151554235
Jesus christ that's horrifying.
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>>151554263
You know that wouldn't work. Kumiko is great as a main character.
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>>151554437
She did it with Rikka. She made Azusa an MC. They can make Kumiko as a mentor figure to the new MC.
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>>151554437
Not him, but I would also love to see the story told from someone else's perspective. Especially since it would no doubt include an outside perspective of Kumiko.
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>>151554263
Can we just have a spin off about Knuckles and his harem?
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Your face when they get fail to get gold yet again next year?
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>>151554512
>harem
Did no one watch that one BD extra?
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>>151554263
I can't see Hibike without Kumiko as its narrator, and isn't like Kumiko's drama is over, new challenges are approaching, we'll inevitable have some romantic development involving Kumiko, new kouhais with new conflicts, Kumiko will become sempai now and she will be an Asuka for the new members, probably in their 3rd year she'll be really musical skilled (even more than Asuka) and she'll began to consider going into conservatory instead of a default career, and all of that will bring a lot of hard decisions for Kumiko.

I really want to see a college Kumiko, playing in a real band and doing the best motherfucking ufo solo ever heard.
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>>151554531
It's ok, they have 3 tries. They'll be bronze, then silver, then gold finally.
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>>151554547
Maybe I did, but I forgot about it. What happened?
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>>151554549
>we'll inevitable have some romantic development involving Kumiko
What romantic development? She and Shuu are already dating.

>she will be an Asuka for the new members
Not even.
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>>151554549
>I really want to see a college Kumiko

that's never going to happen and you know it

only cute high school girls allowed on KyoAni shows
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>>151554531
>mfw after they get a bronze for the third time in a row kumiko turns to reina and asks her if she really thought they could get gold
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New MCs please. Kumiko's tale is done. Takeda already made Rikka and proved she can make a story where Kumiko is not the MC.
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>>151554584
Male members in band are a sad existence.
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>>151553699
>>151553650
oh god I miss her already
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>>151554606
Literally their next show proves this wrong.
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>>151554606
you're fucking dumb
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>>151554724
>>151554743
i was only pretending to be retarded!
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>>151554606
But Kyoani are literally the best cake studio around.

>>151554692
I remember them being used as working mule but nothing sad. Only Shoe is hated, and the lad from the Clarinet section is bullied hard but that's his fetish.
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>>151554688
Rikka is also yuribait and drama amped by 1000
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>>151554862
the best thing to it would be a switch to a male mc
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>>151553915
Ouch, I self inserted as Kumiko for my waifu Asuka.
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>>151554262
>that 計
Is she korean?
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>>151554836
I'm sorry. I should have mentioned that I was posting a picture related picture, but it's in Japanese anyway, so whatever.

Knuckle bullying pops up pretty often, too.
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>>151554903
>switch to a male mc
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>>151555091
What does it say?
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>>151554903
Can Takeda write male characters?
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Kumiko has got to be one of the cutest names there is.
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>>151555043
Just look at the 長. Someone obviously tried to write extra cute uguu.
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>>151555141
>dilbert
I'll allow it
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>>151552277
what the fuck was this scene for? They even had Aoi conveniently popping in to reveal that Shuu's had a crush on Kumiko since they were little. Total asspull scene

Oh well, y/u/ri still won. Actual OTP finally BTFO's the hets
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>>151555193
Bitches like her don't even know the stroke order. Circles are damage control.
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>>151555043
If she is korean or a koreaboo that explains a lot about her.
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>>151555198
>"why should I tell anyone I bought you a hairpin"
>proceeds to showcase hairpin to the world

Show em, Kumiko.
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>>151554688
> Kumiko's tale is over
- Kumiko's romantic development, new kouhais could admire Shuichi these next years and that will make Kumiko jealous and more tsun.
- Kumiko helping new members with their troubles, trying to win gold in their 2nd year but failing.
- Kumiko swears to the 3rd years they will win gold this time, and she becomes the president of the kitauji band in her 3rd year, Reina her vice-president. And a lot of new interesting and talented students join.
- Kumiko helping Reina with Taki who will probably fail badly until she's legal.
- Kumiko considering her future choices, in one hand a standard life, with an standard career, an a standar family. In the other hand, a musical career with all the risks that entails.
- Kumiko finally winning gold and reaffirming that her life path is music.

Yeah, totally over dude.
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Fuck. I cried.
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No girl will be able to top her, she was too perfect
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>>151555311
Only nerds care about the stroke order, nerd.
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>>151555449
>new kouhais could admire Shuichi
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>Asuka fluffing Kumiko's hair

I have never been so jealous in one scene of anything in my entire life.
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>>151555165
Not to sound like a yurifag shipper but when Reina says it it's particularly cute
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>>151553277
>matching ribbons
How cute.

They should join the band and become the new fagotts. Glasses guy could become the clarinets' new pet boy.
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>>151555511

TALL & HANDSOME
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>>151555449
Good news

Novel author just said she wants to continue writing more hibike series - following Kumiko's life in second and third year.
https://twitter.com/ayanotakeda/status/814177740152672256
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>>151555498
t. DJT
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>>151555569
>you will never be the clarinet's pet boy
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>>151555602
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>>151555555
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>the whole thing with shuu didn't progress even at the last minute
>reina couldn't win the gold for sensei and proved to not be as special as asuka-senpai, was lucky the latter graduated before she stole her mountain screaming buddy away

So that's what happened in the cartoon, but what about the book? I keep hearing about how Shuu supposedly had a chance.
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But where is the webm of Asuka ruffling Kumiko's fluffy hair?
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>>151555859
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>>151555929
This is all I wanted. Thanks anon, I can go in peace now.
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>>151555929
Man. Season 3 better come soon. Kyoani really outdid themself with Kumiko.
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>>151555929
my heart
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>>151555929
Such a wasted scene.
Asuka had her head right there in the perfect position. Should have leaned in and kisses her on the nose or something.
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>>151556052
Asuka doesn't like Kumiko that way.

She doesn't like anyone that way.
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>>151555929
Out of context it looks hilarious, like bullying. Ruffling the fluff makes kumiko cry.
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>>151555929
My life is complete.

KyoAni know what the viewers want with this and Reina's ZR scene.
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>>151556077
The cutest kind of bullying.
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So does everyone like Asuka now?
I still dislike her.
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>>151556140
You're not alone, Anon.
I've noticed she's also not terribly popular amongst the japs.
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>>151553190
Oh shit, I totally forgot about those bullying bitches. Did Kumiko's past get expanded in the novel?
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>>151556207
She's just not very likeable, even after her character development.
I wish they would've focused more on Reina instead of making her a side character.
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>>151555999
>Kyoani
>season 3
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>>151556140
No I don't like her either.

I was more sad about all the background 3rd years graduating than her.
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>>151556066
Asuka is a lonely wolf. She isn't even interested in having a romantic relationship. She is the kind of person who thinks that couples are a nuisance probably. She just want to aim to the higher spot, and she'll undoubtly crush anyone who stands in the middle.

It's not her fault being cold, it's just a mere consequency of her high intellect.
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>>151556280

Why do KyoAni never do third seasons?
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>>151554836
>I remember them being used as working mule but nothing sad.
>join a band to play some music
>its all just shitty female drama

Being a male in Hibike is suffering.
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>>151556280
If this gets a new Season and not FMP i will be so mad
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The Mamiko and Asuka scenes completely destroyed me. I'm not even sure why they affected me so deeply, or if I'm the only one. This whole anime was a monster and it got under my skin more than any other anime ever has
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>>151556140
I still dislike her, nothing much has changed besides Kumiko learning that Asuka's ambition to get to nationals was so her dad would hear. There were occasional sincere moments in her arc, sure:
>Asuka playing alone at the camp
>Asuka inviting Kumiko over was like a weird plea for some comforting attention but even then she was guarded, dropped her guard and played for Kumiko
>Kumiko confronts her about wanting to play with her
>Asuka returns to the band and has a nice genuine smile with Kumiko
>Asuka returns to being an asshole
>Asuka celebrates with Kumiko after her father's message
>Asuka returns to being an asshole
And now she goes off to college or whatever and likely remains an asshole. She doesn't seem to have really learned anything about herself.

She was a cynic who had a negative view of everyone because she believed them to be like her. It's by no means a major scene of the show but the scene that sticks out the most to me the most is when she looks down on Natsuki for wanting Asuka to play when it means she wouldn't get to. Asuka doesn't think she's sincere about it, and when Asuka returns to the club Natsuki welcomes her back and seems happy and leaves the room, and at no point does Asuka acknowledge she was ever wrong about it. Also her view that Mizore is selfish, what the fuck.

If anything I liked her more in season 1.
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Congrats anon, Reina has now fallen completely in love with you!
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>>151556465
Am I the luckiest or the most misfortunate person now?
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>>151555633
How can they break up if they're not going out in the first place?
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>>151556500
Depends if you're Taki or not.
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So, wait, how did Katou and Sapphire know about the hairpin? If Shoe and Kumiko both didn't know about it. Or maybe they were the ones who made Shoe give it to Kumiko?
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>>151556465
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Feels like something broke inside of Reina.
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>>151556598
>If Shoe and Kumiko both didn't know about it
*tell anyone about it
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>>151556465
If I somehow became a person that is worthy of Reina's love, I would be very happy.
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>>151556513
He's talking about the novels and yeah, KumiShuu is a thing in Vol. 4.

>>151556500
>misfortunate
damn that sounded weird. It's technically correct but nobody uses it that way.

unfortunate when describing. misfortune when used as noun.
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>>151556513

Obviously referring to the novels, dumbfuck
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>>151556598
Is Midori unstoppable?
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>>151556603
I'm sad there wasn't more closure for Reina. She just confessed, twice, and then the season ends with no comment on that from anyone, not even herself. Like, it seems like something she would confront Kumiko about. Or something.
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>>151554263
Kumiko is in her first year, she will be going to 2nd year. If Hibikie continues it wouldl be very nice to follow her and see how she deals with everything in high school. Ideally we would see her story up to when she graduates and marries Shoe.
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>>151556465
I'm so happy that I'm Kumiko
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>>151556598
Shoe already said Midori helped him pick out the hairpin. I don't understand how Kumiko thinks Shoe is implicated in telling everyone if she already knows Midori was involved. It was a weird scene
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>>151556653

Special girl not so special anymore.
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>>151556598
It was mentioned last episode, Shoe asked or learned from Midori what kind of flower Kumiko liked, since Midori's a shipping maniac she knew that would have to be for some kind of gift.
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I'm just waiting for Reina to latch onto Shuu as her new tokobetsu tromboner. I like crack ships.

fite me
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Unfortunately this season didn't have as good of a pose as this.
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>>151556689
The way Reina was treated in this season, compared to the way her character was handled in S1, was absolutely unbearable
Removing her from the series altogether would've been better
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>>151556653
Everyone had neat and tidy endings, even Shuu's was nice. Reina got all the loose ends, poor girl.
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>>151556603
>taki won't give up on his dead wife
>kumiko left me for asuka
>all boys in the band are gays
>it's cold outside
>my feet hurt
>i want to go home and schlick to taki's photo
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>>151552402
Underappreciated.
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>>151556696
He's basically poor man's Taki-sensei since he supposedly mirrors him.
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>>151556449
She's a very realistic character anyway. She was wrote to be imperfect and, bother you or not, Asuka will always think she is better than the rest. She is judging the rest by the same rules she judges herself.
When she thought everyone will be angry with her returning to the band, it's because she will be upset with someone doing the same in the band. She tried hard to not mix her personal life with the band (a really professional way to act, imo), but she couldn't. And even when she had a plan to return to the band, if isn't for Kumiko, she would't ever return, I bet.

Asuka is a asshole, because she is just too smart and egocentrical. Probably she won't have many friends but she'll be very sucessfull in anything she involves.
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>>151556755
There's a tall and cute Tromboner boi who's available.

There's also a short and cute Saxboi, if you're into that sort of thing.

Seriously though, Reina should have no problems getting laid within the band.
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tfw muh otp won
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>>151556653
This bothered me a ton. If you're not going to have any reflection on those events, why even have them happen?

I saw a lot of people shitting on episode 11, but I actually thought it was pretty good, it made Reina out to be kinda crazy, but it was nice, kinda cathartic. What it depended on was what came after it, and what came after it was Reina bungling her confession... and then nothing. Why dedicate a whole episode to her facing this dilemma and then not deal with the fallout? It's fucking strange.
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>>151556696
Makes sense

>Reina realizes she can't get her teacher's dick
>Sees that Taki-sensei is raising Shoe up at Trombone like he was
>Goes for him because he's just like him
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>>151556818
No boys in the band can be matched with her personality
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>>151556449
>>151556794
She is just to complex for you,autistic Reinafag
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So, how do we call this hairstyle?
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>>151556843

Maybe because Taki's rejection in the novel was rather ambiguous? She didn't even feel rejected since she was rather happy she was able to confess.
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>>151556925
Premarital Sax
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>>151556794
Humans are shit,so she is right
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>>151556888
Please, enlighten us with a deeper analysis then, you superior being.
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>>151555298
are you clinically retarded? asuka is kumiko's replacement big sister, and kumiko got dumped by her new sister as well

are yurifag brains wired differently? how can anyone be so delusional?
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>>151556824
This is one of the things that I hate about Japanese language. Their "I love you" is too ambiguous.
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>>151556843
Yeah, it just seems odd.
I wonder if maybe they'll follow up on it in an OVA.

>>151556943
But they could at least have included a conversation with Kumiko about it or something, explaining exactly that.
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>>151556958
And it's not in English? I mean, at least in Japanese you can just say the moon is beautiful, and you'll know what's up.
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>>151555298
>Actual OTP finally BTFO's the hets
this
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>>151555449
>risks

japanese women have no risks, they can just marry and live a comfy life

college is utterly pointless waste of time and money
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The manga is getting pretty exciting
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>>151556603
They're realizing they should've gotten together, right?
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>>151556888
>respond to two posts that don't mention Reina
>call them autistic Reinafag
wat
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Still best girls. rip the other fagottbro ;_;
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>>151556968

to be honest i feel like the anime could use another episode to tie those super loose ends.
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>>151556943
In the book she's described as happy
But in the show she's embarassaed after the first confession, and sorta exasperated after the second
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>>151556997
She's mocking her again. It's a low key repitition of their middle school conflict. Holy shit Kumiko
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>>151556066
>>151556302

did you skip asuka's entire arc

the only one she is truly interested in, is her daddy
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why did kyoani even include shu
why did they even include the subplot where he rejects hazuki
it's like he was put there only to suffer
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>>151557029

Whatever makes you sleep at night, yurifag.
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>>151557017
This,pretty much
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>>151557082
>It's a low key repitition of their middle school conflict.
What?
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>>151557083
People don't usually go into relationships with their father, Anonymous.

Well maybe you do, but I won't judge.
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>>151557083
Why are you quoting those messages as they're saying something contrary as what you state?
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>>151557017
>women have no risks, they can just marry and live a comfy life
FTFY
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>>151557082
What?
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>>151557051
Well, season 1 got an episode "14" pretty fast, maybe we can expect one for season 2 too?
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>Kumirei fags of Tumblr are in denial
Glad the true otp win
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>>151556943
>in the novel
So there was no followup because there was none in the novel? Well, great, but that doesn't work if the show makes it seem like there should be one, even if the novel it doesn't.
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How much do you think Kyoani sat down and talked about how ambiguous they could make the different relationships?
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>>151557221
Any gems? Screencap and post them here, I need a good laugh.
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AHHHHHHH IT'S FUCKING OVER
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>>151557320
What's with the glowing water in these scenes? The sky isn't nearly light enough to make the water this bright cyan colour. It's like there are underwater lights fitted in the riverbank or something
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Well, Kumiko did have those flashbacks of her sister, transitioning into flashbacks of Asuka. I reckon this is supposed to hint that Asuka is more of a sister figure to Kumiko. She respects her greatly, and is inspired musically by her, just like she was with her real sister.
Although the confrontation did seem awfully like a confession. Dunno, I think Kyoani is just trolling the shippers and rolling in the potential dosh.
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>>151557372
Underlying radiation after the world dropped the 3rd bomb. It's why all these nips don't have brown eyes.
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>>151557272

It's only Shuichi that's ambiguous.
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>>151557372
Kyoto has radioactive rivers. That's why everyone there has huge fucking eyes and unnaturally smooth skin.
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>>151557372
Heterosexual light
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>>151557424
What, so both Reina x Kumiko, Reina x Taki, Kumiko x Asuka are unambiguous? Isn't that logically impossible?
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>>151557421
I would have sex with my sister if she was as hot as Asuka desu
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>>151557421
>I reckon this is supposed to hint that Asuka is more of a sister figure to Kumiko.
A hint? The show practically bludgeoned us over the head with it.
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>>151557477
>Reina x Kumiko
>Kumiko x Asuka

Pls.
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how long till they get married?
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>>151557511
Maybe too hard, cause some people clearly completely forgot about it.
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I don't get it, don't they have facebook in Japan? Or why don't they just email each other or talk on the phone?
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>>151557082
>>151557130
>>151557203
sorry meant to reply to >>151557029
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>>151557272
I don't think anyone even understands the effort they put into it. People are still acting like it was yuribait that went nowhere, but the Kumirei subtext in S2 is extremely intricate and subtle. It'll take a few rewatches to fully process it
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>>151557002
so you think kumko wanted to fuck mamiko?
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>>151557549
Because you die after highschool in anime.
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>>151557565
Yeah, I think a lot of work was put into that goal. Cause damn, it directs so much of the hype for the show.
Why are humans such drama-loving faggots.
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Official Hibike Girls Power Rankings:
Goddess tier:
Kumiko

Demi-goddess tier:
Asuka
S1 Reina
S2 Yuuko

Top tier:
Natsuki
Midori
Mamiko

Middle tier:
Hazuki
Haruka
Kaori
Mizore
Nozomi
S1 Yuuko
Riko

Bottom tier:
S2 Reina
Aoi
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Just take off the yuri goggles already. Jesus.
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>>151557477
>good friends
>teenage girl crushing on teacher that will go nowhere
>older sister like thing

Very evident.
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>>151557421
>>151557511
any human contanct/relationship is sexual to yurifags/fujos

except if it's one between opposite genders, then it's only friendship/kinship!
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>>151557623
they wont listen to you every hibike thread is now fully in control by /u/
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Say it with me

MADAME
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>>151557565
The only KumiRei scenes were the fireworks scene from episode one, and that scene where Reina talks about removing Kumiko's mask again and gets right up to her face. That scene almost felt like it belonged in season 1.
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>>151557549
Storytelling in general hasn't evolved to encompass the more modern communication. And when it does, so far it's only seemed very tacky. The physical interaction of people is also easier to use when conveying stuff visually. Hard to include body language in an internet conversation.
Maybe Keit-Ai will revolutionize that.
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>>151557647

No, you don't understand you just need to watch every single scene between them 100 times! It's literally deeper than Evangelion.
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>>151557698
RIBBON A SHIT
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>>151557623
Kyoani themselves never took off the yuri goggles, so why should we?
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>>151557741
Kyoani had all the goggles on at once. They knew exactly what they were doing.
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>>151557686
how do we drive these literal faggots back to /u/?
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>>151557549
They do. That's why Asuka says "see you around" instead of "goodbye". Kumiko was sad and afraid she's just another random kouhai for Asuka who she'll forget in a week.
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>>151557698
did she by popular vote?
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>>151557741

They took it off after season 1.
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The OVA should be about them. It's only fair.
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>>151557613
Move Natsuki to the lowest in demi-goddess tier and you're good
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>>151557734
This is actually true. There's a ridiculous amount of depth in every facial expression and every bit of voice acting in this show.
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>>151557864

I agree Kumiko & Reina are indeed 100% lesbians judging from their facial expression and voice acting.
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>>151557699
All of their scenes were Kumirei scenes
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>>151557773
But anon, you are the faggots. Straight men love cute girls doing cute girls. It's almost exclusively homosexual men and tumblr landwhales who are triggered by cute 2D lesbians.
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>>151557531
Shoe's love story about him and twintails when
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>>151557864
>and every bit of voice acting
This is definitely true. I'm in awe at how good Kumiko's VA is. And no I'm not talking about the meme noises, those are nice and all, but how natural and non-acted her lines sound is spectacular. I felt the same in season 1, but even more so in season 2. I've never heard a VA like her, everyone just seems to have 3 or 4 stereotypical voices for different character archetypes, and none of them ever sound 'natural'. Kumiko sounds like a fucking human, it almost weirded me out in the beginning.
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>>151557549
I don't keep contacts with the people in my highschool. Eck, I finished uni few months ago and I already stopped caring.
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>>151557897
They aren't 100% lesbians. That's the point.
No idea why you're being sarcastic about the facial expressions and voice acting when everyone has acknowledged how exceptional they are since S1 (and went even further with the VA in S2)
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>>151557975
Yeah, but you browse /a/, you are hardly normal.
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>>151557952
Kumiko is acted like she was a character in a jdrama instead of an anime, I can't explain it better than this.
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>>151557912
but i dont like Shoujo Ai
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>>151557864
I don't know if you're trolling or not, but it's been true for a long while now that Kyoani put a lot of work into their really nuanced character acting compared to most anime studios. I'd say their animation philosophy is closer to Ghibli than most others, who will often animate scenes of dialogue pretty much on autopilot.

It especially stood out in Hibike, where the characters are written with a lot of depth rather than just as walking archetypes.
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>>151557295
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>>151552277
>>151552395
>>151552575
>>>/tv/

and take me with you
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"Ambiguous Relationship"
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>>151557789
>Kumiko was sad and afraid she's just another random kouhai for Asuka
Damn I feel of the same way with my teacher
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>>151557676
Not really. Only when those 2 characters are incredibly close and / or flat out say "I love you" to each other. But obviously, saying "geh" and looking annoyed as fuck every time she had to talk to Shuu for more than 10 seconds was true love.
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>>151558037
more
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>>151558174
Can we stop, I go to 4chan to forget people who post that many question marks exist.
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>>151558157
This is why the club is doomed to fail. No fighto Buchou and no shadow puppeteer Asuka, now we have Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner: Lesbian edition.
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>>151558154
Again this is a shallow reading of why Kumiko acts. If you notice she's grown and become more accepting of Shuichi. Tons of girls in my country act like Kumiko to their SO because of a slight. It stems from non confrontational attitudes and of man Asians
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>no one won
Damn shit, all those shit posting are just for nothing. See you in the upcoming movie I think.
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>>151557912
Did i say I don't like it? What I don't like, is obnoxious yuris and fujos, who push their delusions onto everyone else and act like it's the unquestionable truth, despite lack of evidence or evidence proving the opposite.
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>>151558214
btfo
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Ladies and gentlemen.

The president elect of Hibike! Euphonium.
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>>151558278
Club's fucked.
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>>151558278
Club's saved.
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>>151558037
I can't tell if this person is serious or not. Surely you can't be THIS delusional.
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>>151558037
>>151558113
kek, this is you, yurifags
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>Asuka, Shuuichi, and Reina are just replacements for Mamiko
Such deep writing
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>>151558320
It's written by a 14 year old girl.
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>>151558356
Actually Kumiko is a Mamiko replacement for Shoe.
What's so great about Mamiko?
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>>151558221
Yuuko is a much better president than Haruka. You need to be assertive as a leader, and there is no one in the club more assertive than Yuuko.
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>>151558356
how did you come to that conclusion?

asuka was kumikos new big sis
shuichi is LI
reina is best friend and confidante
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>>151558439
No need to be assertive when Asuka was around, Buchou was the nice mother and Asuka the strict father.
Now the mom is Yuuko, a biased violent woman, and the dad is Natsuki, a lazy scrub.
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>>151558457
>shuichi is LI
He's even more of a sibling figure than Asuka
>reina is best friend and confidante
She was exactly the same as Asuka when you think about it
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Reminder Ribbons will be the greatest buchou the club has ever had.
>>
So that Shoe confession was a fake spoiler all along? Well done
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>>151558278
Am I the only one who felt the soundtrack choice for this scene didn't fit at all?

It starts off tense and then the moment Natsuki stands up front with Ribbons it goes into a sombre, almost melancholic melody - yet the scene itself, like most scenes with Natsuki and Ribbons bickering, played out like a comedy.

I get that it suits the general tone of the episode with the 3rd years leaving, but it didn't remotely suit that particular scene. It bleeds into the next brief scene of Kumiko looking up at the grey sky and feeling pensive, but at that point it's winding down and then over by the time the title card comes up.

If they wanted to set the tone for the episode the music was a fine choice but that scene sorta played against it, it was weird.
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>>151558580
Where is Novelanon to confirm this?
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>>151558239
You call yurifags delusional and yet everything about Shuichi's and Kumiko's relationship exists solely inside your head.
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>>151558590
I rewatched it and I kinda agree. I wouldn't say it doesn't fit, but it does feel like they could have done better.
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>>151558628
Wow have don't you have a shred of critical analysis? I didn't call anyone delusional.
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>>151558529
Asuka was like a strange confluence of parallels between Mamiko and Reina.
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>>151558617
Does it matter? It seems like half the people which see what he writes thinks those are anime spoilers when really its just what happens in the novels
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>>151558590
It worked for me. Their bickering is fun, but also one of those sad nostalgic high school things you look back on wistfully. See: the fireworks scene, or the Aoi scene in S1
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>>151558278
#I'mwithHer
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>>151558755

Was Reina's piece called Sound! Trumpet? We never heard it right?
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>>151558820
She played it at the end of that episode after visiting the grave.
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>>151558820
Howl! Trumpet and Roar! Trombone
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>>151555602
Oh god YES ;_;
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Hibike! I remake in 10 years!
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>>151558529
>He's even more of a sibling figure than Asuka
what is childhood friend love interest trope

>>151558628
>exists solely inside your head.
and the novel? so i guess the opinion of the author of this story doesn't matter, only yurifag opinion is canon

nope, that's totally not delusional
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>>151558859

I feel stupid for not realizing this. It's a pretty good piece, a shame it was never used again.
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>>151558755
I didn't even notice that parallel. And now I feel like Reina & Taki finally clicked for me. Fuck this show gets me emotional
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>>151558508
>biased violent woman
Her source of bias (Kaori) is now gone and she's never violent. She'll be a great president and make Kitauji great again.
Natsuki's laziness could be a problem, yes. Perhaps Yuuko should whip her more often.
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>>151559035
You must be slow in the mind
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>>151559061
>Her source of bias (Kaori) is now gone
Until she finds a cute Kouhai to spoil.
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>>151558508
RIP Taki
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I have 4/7 Hibike Novels. Anyone want me to scan them for translations? I do it for free and for love of the show.
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>>151559091
Reina?
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>>151559110
They're almost all already scanned, mr. attention whore.
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>>151558970
I haven't read the novel and I'm talking about the anime. I'm not talking about opinions either but about facts.

If throughout 2 seasons Kumiko keeps saying she doesn't like the guy romantically and then the show ENDS without them ever getting close romantically, then maybe she really didn't like the guy in that way and that's all there is to it. Take out any and all yuri shipping and there still wouldn't be the slightest bit of a romance story between Kumiko and Shuichi.
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>>151558859
>>151559026
Well, there was no explanation given for how Reina knows its relevant to Taki's dead wife. It was just a piece of music Taki gave her at a time she was unaware he'd even had a wife.

Maybe she connected the dots on her own but it's a big assumption to make without any sort of confirmation. I guess the book could have had her name in it so visiting the grave made it clear. "Taki-sensei gave me his dead wife's music"

Now that I think of it, that's a pretty solid reason for visiting the grave. If the show had included that, Reina wouldn't have seemed quite as crazy.
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>>151559110
Show the pics, I want to see the back covers
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>>151559156
Just go read the interviews then.
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>>151559035
tfw you realize the importance of Mamiko/Asuka/Reina/Shuuichi/Taki
tfw you realize it's immensely deeper than any shipping/romance
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>>151559156
It's deeper than that. Kumiko has no train to keep the guy at arms length since he is a close childhood friend. Her attitude is more about her non confrontational attitudes which the show hammers you over whither. I Kumiko dislikes Shuichi as much as she dislikes her sister. I in fact in the novel she comes to a re altar I on about Shuichi do to her experiences with her sister and Asuka. KyoAni didn't want to portray this. I but they at least show that she's opening up to him and even willingly goes after him in the final episode.
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>>151559223
There nothing in the back but the price and ISBN
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>>151559282
Are you posting via google translate?
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>>151556449
>Also her view that Mizore is selfish, what the fuck.
The worst thing about this is that she turned out to be right. The moment Nozomi reconciled with her, Mizore completely forgot about Yuuko and proceeded to follow Nozomi around like a lovesick puppy.
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>>151559324
I assume there's no other illustrations of any kind elsewhere aside from the front cover?
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It's deeper than that. Kumiko has no reason to keep the guy at arms length since he is a close childhood friend. Her attitude is more about her non confrontational attitudes which the show hammers you over with. Kumiko dislikes Shuichi as much as she dislikes her sister. In fact in the novel she comes to a realization about Shuichi do to her experiences with her sister and Asuka. KyoAni didn't want to portray this but they at least show that she's opening up to him and even willingly goes after him in the final episode.
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>>151559282
are you dyslexic?
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>>151559358
yes
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>>151559507
>FB_IMG
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>>151557572
In a way, yes. It's like Oreimo. If Mamiko didn't push her away when they were younger, they would've remained close and westermarcked each other. But because they've been so distant to each other for so long, the conflicted feelings that Kumiko had towards her may have turned into something romantic. Kumiko's relationship with her sister was quite unhealthy, now that I think about it.
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Honestly, I didn't understand the developement of Kumiko relationship with Shuuichi.

I guess I should have dropped S2, I have never paid less attention to an anime
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>>151554621
Well, if you get bronze 3 times in a row, the probability it was all a fluke is pretty low and the differences between first, second and third place are pretty small, especially in a field where you can't exactly measure the results in an unbiased way, so if it does happen, it will be a "proof" that they had a chance.
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>>151559387
She's opening up to him and shows that she can forgive him for being a dick to her when they were kids. Meaning they can go back to being friends. But how does that imply she is in any way interested in him romantically? To use the same argument the anti-yurifags keep using, why can't a male and a female character have a friendly interaction without wanting to fuck each other?
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>>151559591
It's ok, not like it has enough explosions for you anyway.
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>>151559601
meant to reply to >>151559418
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I just want S3 so badly it hurts ;_;
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>>151559591
It's drilled home quite thoroughly that despite the way Kumiko responds to Shuuichi, everyone around her sees that she's in denial.
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Season 3 never.

Would be pointless anyway since best girl is gone.
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>>151559588
>westermarcked
Not this shit again. Even if it is correct, even the original research showed that the are always exceptions, so fuck off, maybe they would fall in love either way.
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>>151559145
Yes please.
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>>151559588
Absolutely desperate.
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>>151559703
Asuka College Sequel tho
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>>151559591
Kumiko is a lesbian who sees Shuuichi as an (annoying) friend or brother, but everyone keeps trying to force him on her because they're heteronormative.
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>>151559698
It's more like they all notice Shuichi likes her. Only Hazuki thinks it might be mutual, everyone else is just teasing her about it. Reina even flat out says she was wrong about it after seeing how Kumiko reacts to Shuichi.
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>>151559796
The day of the rope awaits you.
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>>151558292
SHUT THE FUCK UP NATSUKI
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>>151559796
Pretty accurate.
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>>151559780
The only desperation I'm seeing lately is from hetfags denying the open ending
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>>151559418
I lost some respect for KyoAni for that. I hate when directors take the cop-out ending because they're too afraid to piss off the fanbase. Is your priority telling a good story or pleasing the fanbase? Fanbases come and go, stories remain.

Legend of Korra was butchered because Bryke were wishy washy and didn't have the spine to stick to the original ship. Then they went the opposite direction and inserted lesbian relationship in the last 10 seconds of the finale for some 5 minutes of fame.
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Did the show adapted all the novels? If not, how many volumes are left unadapted?
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>both the Faggots graduated
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>>151557549

That is not the same as seeing someone in rl doofus.
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>>151559983
The show adapted all 3 novels and inserted some of the side stories from novel 4. There is a crossover with the Rikka novel which takes place in Kumiko's 2nd year.
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>>151559972
But Shuichi was a complete background character for all 2 seasons. If you hated how forced the ending of LoK felt, why would you have wanted a Shuichi ending? From start to finish, this story was about Kumiko and Reina and later Asuka.
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>>151559983
There's a fourth novel that has little short stories, including the big Shuuichi confession everyone was waiting for that didn't come. Some of those scenes were in the show.

There's another more recent novel that I have no idea about, it's a sequel that combines both the main story and the spinoff Rikka characters
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BEHEAD those who insult Ribbons!
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>>151559983
>>151560129
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>>151560103
It's because KyoAni fucking sidelined his importance from the novels. Shortening his scenes and giving some to other characters or even outright removing interactions. You know Shuichi consoles Kumiko about Mamiko? The anime made it that Shuichi went straight to Mamiko to fix things.
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He's our guy, right?
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>>151560171
Spin-off anime when?
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>>151559972
What KyoAni should've done is either stick to the novel canon or ignore it completely. Instead they tried to pander to both "hetfags" and "yurifags" and failed miserably.
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>>151560180
>It's because KyoAni fucking sidelined his importance from the novels.
Good.
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>>151560171
>>151560129

>tfw the OVA will adapted that 4th novel Shoe confession

OH BOY I CAN'T WAIT FOR ALL THOSE YURIFAGS TEARS
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In the 1st novel Shuichi already apologizes to Kumiko for calling her ugly the first time they meet. They even have a cute moment where they bicker.
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The election is secured, the polls show she has a 95% chance to win. There's no way she can lose now
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>>151560200
Why does he love Azusa/Rikka? Damn it now I'm getting excited for an anime that will never come
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>>151560180
>It's because KyoAni fucking sidelined his importance from the novels. Shortening his scenes and giving some to other characters or even outright removing interactions.

Well yes, exactly. You said you lost respect for Kyoani due to them doing a cop-out ending. But as you said, they have kept Shuichi as an unimportant background character from the very beginning all the way to the end. That means it was a planned change to the source material and not a cop-out at all. They always planned Shuichi to stay irrelevant to the plot and to never flesh out his relationship with Kumiko, they stayed true to their creative vision.
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>>151560245
Why is it good? He's a pretty good character in the novels. More so than Hazuki or Midori. He supports Kumiko and is her confidant. Why did KyoAni remove this aspect of their relationship?
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>>151560200
Please don't assume xir gender.
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>>151560245
>kyoani butchered the story so they could get some shekels from yurifags
>good
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>>151560171
I see, thanks.
So, there's still hope for S3, right? ;_;
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lewd.
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>>151560290
It's a more traditional conflict with a traditional proactive MC. Azusa is a bit more generic than Kumiko.
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>>151557549
Because even with the internet the fact you don't have the same daily or weekly routine can really affect a relation. I lost contact with all but 2 friends after graduating.
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>>151560354
>hetfags on suicide watch
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>>151560322
Because that was not the story they wanted to tell. Kyoani almost never adapts a story 1:1, they always make changes to the source material in order to improve it.
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>>151560354
A few more supporting scenes for /ourguy/ wouldn't do jack shit. It'd still feel forced.
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Shuichi literally the next Trombone Chad
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>>151558449

tumblr is right for once.
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>>151560497
Nah, that goes to sax man. After Haruka popped his cherry the day before graduation, he's been a lot more confident around women.
Buchou a slut
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>>151560489
Why? Kumiko acts more rain to Shut in the novel. It's more clear there that she's in denial of her feelings and the whole Mamiko/Asuka arc makes her realize her feelings.
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>>151558508

No one is perfect. Everyone have their good point and bad point.

You only judged Yuuko and Natsuki based on their bad points and ignored their good points that made them got selected to be president and vice president in the first place.

Yuuko has high self-confident and charisma. She can lead the band and encourage other band members. All development for her in S2, has showed that she is now know what is really important for the band to win a gold and will do everything to make sure they will get it. (it's her beloved senpai's wish anyway).

Natsuki is level-headed an dependable. She can support Yuuko as vice-president very well. In fact, Natsuki and Yuuko will be able to support each other as president and vice president better than Haruka and Asuka.

Asuka and Haruka are also not perfect as leader. Haruka lacked self-confident and charisma as leader but she is hard-working while Asuka lacked good responsibility as leader by ignoring about most problem in the band (excepts the one that might affect her goal.) but she has high charisma and leadership skill.
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>>151560354
The author of the novels herself said Shuichi exists because her editor thought it was necessary to have a classic highschool romance side plot.
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>>151560480
I don't think sidelining Shu is an improvement.
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>>151559591
> I didn't understand the developement of Kumiko relationship with Shuuichi

It's fine. Neither did KyoAni.
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>>151560573
This is false. She described Shu as someone who has Kumiko's back. The forced editorial decision is a fabrication lol.
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>>151560589
Maybe you don't, but many others do.
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>>151560480
You're delusional if you think the changes were because some "artistic vision" and not outright pandering. KyoAni wanted to eat their cake and have it at the same time. The end result were them failing miserably at it.
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>>151560320
>unimportant background character
That would be one of the no-name, mute band members. Shuichi's scenes were cut, but he was still one of the main characters.

>they stayed true to their creative vision.
What vision is that? Butcher the story and leave the relationships open-ended to not offend any of the ships?
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I actually want S3 to be about Taki-sensei's life in college.
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>>151560636
>"someone who has Kumiko's back"

So, a good friend?
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>>151560636
fucking crazy yurifags

around yuris never relax
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>>151560708
I want S3 to be about Ribbon and Natsuki doing cute things
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Shoefags are pathetic. He was wost character besides Hazuki and Midori.
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>>151560672
>>151560685
>didn't even read the interviews explaining why they did it
Pathetic.
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>>151560658
Why is decreasing a good characters role an improvement? Shuichi is great guy in the novels. How is reducing his importance a good thing?
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>>151560565
When has Yuuko had charisma? That's an odd observation to make. In most scenes she's just being abrasive.

I would have said Natsuki has more charisma than Yuuko, except she's lazy so she barely makes use of it. After the auditions she was plenty charismatic in the scenes she shared with the nervous Kumiko
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>>151560685
>What vision is that? Butcher the story and leave the relationships open-ended to not offend any of the ships?

The choice to cut out Shuichi's and Kumiko's romantic subplot. How is that butchering the story? Aren't you guys the ones who kept saying this isn't a show about romance but rather highschool music drama and friendship? Well, that's what Kyoani ended up focusing on. With a good bit of yuri bait inbetween.
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>>151560834
Get a hint the novels were not romantic even with Kumiko dating Shuichi. They could have adapted it exactly and it wouldn't be romantic.
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>>151560784
Because he isn't a good character just because you say so. He's a boring, unnecessary cliché and the show is better thanks to his lack of screentime.
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>>151560886
So why are you so mad and call it "butchering" the original story if the romance between the 2 was never important anyway? Seems fairly irrelevant to cut it out when you yourself admit that the novels never were about Kumiko and Shuichi's relationship.
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>>151560672
I think they executed everything perfectly. You can still easily interpret Kumiko and Shuuichi's relationship the same way as the novel. You can also easily interpret Kumiko and Reina, or Kumiko and Asuka, or Kumiko and Mamiko, and that's the great. I think Kumiko is in love with all of them and that's what makes the anime so powerful.
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>>151560894
What are you basing this opinion? You are the so biased. He was a great character in the novels with importace that is just below Reina and Asuka. KyoAni didn't want him to be as important for some reason. Most of his interactions are not romantic overtures to Kumiko. He is Kumiko's confidant.
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>>151560929
Because Shu is important outside of being a love interest and KyoAni couldn't even give him that
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>>151560958
This. The fact that the anime can make so many people be so sure of completely different things about the relationships in it just means Kyoani nailed it and know how to create a successful series that won't be forgotten.
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>>151560958
Like I said, pandering. Sorry, but I don't like "series" designed to please anyone. Commit to a story and stick to it. Changing it to please "fans" is outright disgusting.
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>>151561064
But are you surprised by it? It sells.
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>>151560372
I fucking love those two.
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>>151561128
Of course I'm not surprised. I'm too old for that. It still bothers me, though. Specially when there are retards trying to say that this kind of shit is "good".
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>>151561200
>Of course I'm not surprised. I'm too old for that.
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>>151561200
>Of course I'm not surprised. I'm too old for that
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I find it strange how easily Asuka broke down Kumiko's walls.
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It is over now.

What do we do now?
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>>151561030
Shippers are always convinced their ship is the canon one, even when the story already has a canon ship.
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>>151561029

Eh, i say he was important in mending Kumiko and Mamiko's relationship.
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>>151561313
I'm pretty sure we are going to end up meeting again in those Maidragon threads, just like a bunch of guys after the wild party somehow ends up together in a nearby park
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>>151561365
It's going to be even more yuribait isn't it?
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>>151561283
It's Mamiko, I ain't gotta explain shit
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>>151561200
Okay grandpa
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"You enrolled in Kitauji huh."
While walking in cheery spirits, a jolt ran along her back at the same time those words rang out from behind her. It seemed like she was pushed from behind. As she pitched forward, she forced herself to regain her balance and immediately turned around.
"Hey, what're you doing out of the blue?"
"Er, I just happened to catch sight of you."
The one who replied with a completely innocent face was Kumiko's childhood friend. Tsukamoto Shuuichi. A slender man at 180 centimeters in height. He was not only in the same concert band as Kumiko in junior high, but as a result of some unknown karma, they were in the same class for all 3 years. Since there were different classes for the science and humanity streams in high schools, even fate could not go that far to put them in the same class again.
"You never told me you were going to Kitauji."
"It's none of your concern anyway."
"Normally, you'd have told me? We would be in the same high school after all."
"Hmph? Normally huh."
Kumiko curled the corner of her mouth upward meaningfully and with that, she turned on her heel. Once she reached Ajirogi road, which extended from Byōdō-in street and was laid to run alongside Uji river, she would be able to arrive at the path that would lead to the condominium where she lived.
"Hey wait up."
Shuuichi appeared flustered and increased his walking speed to walk alongside Kumiko. Since he lived in the same building as Kumiko.
"What're you mad about?"
"What am I mad about? Are you saying that for real?"
Kumiko answered without even a single glance at Shuuichi. Yeah, he folded his arm as he acknowledged with a troubled look.
"I don't really have any clue."
"Really, I see. Goodbye."
Just as Kumiko was about to walk away from him, Shuuichi grabbed her arm hastily.
"Wait wait wait! Don't just ignore me."
"Then please apologize for your past wrong."
"Wow, what's wrong, what's with the cold shoulder?"
"I'm not being cold."
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>>151561445
>she would be able to arrive at the path that would lead to the condom
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>>151561445
"Liar."
Shuuichi sighed out, dumbfounded. Clad in a black stand-up collared uniform, he had grown much taller since junior high. Though he used to be smaller in size than Kumiko. Pissed by the fact that she could not see his face if she did not look up, Kumiko gave a hard slap to his back. Ouch! Shuuichi seemed to groan on purpose.
"Don't talk to me ugly woman! You said that to me in our third year in junior, didn't you?"
"Oh, that...... it was just, you know, that."
Shuuichi clearly lost his composure on hearing Kumiko's words. Maybe it was because he remembered what he did then. Huh?, Kumiko hit his back again.
"What do you mean by 'that'?"
"That's because you were asking me whether I was going over to your place for dinner, right in front of the other guys. We were at the height of our pubescent years and I was trying to hide my embarrassment, you know."
"What kind of excuse is that? Was it a bad thing for others to know that you were having dinner at my place?"
"No, it's not that it was a bad thing or anything like that...... I was just feeling embarrassed."
"All right I see now I got it that's fine please don't come close to me."
"You don't need to tell me that in one breath! What's with you? It happened like a year ago, it's high time you forgive me. Mom's also sad and has been asking why you haven't been coming to our place."
"I'll think about it once you apologize."
"Ok ok I'll do it. Sorry sorry."
"Wow, you're really cheesing me off."
Without bothering to hide her anger, Kumiko's brows knitted together. Shuuichi put his hands together and kept repeating 'sorry' over and over again. Finding the sight of a big man like him bowing over and saying 'sorry' repeatedly comical, Kumiko sighed out loudly in resignation.
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Can't wait for the interviews to know what Kyoanus intentions were regarding shoe in S2. I'm sure it most likely the same but I want specifics.
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>>151561498
"Forget it, this is becoming a pain anyway."
"Oh! You're forgiving me?"
"I never did say that though."
"Oh, I see. Please forgive me."
Taking a glance at Shuuichi, who had adopted a laudable attitude, Kumiko snorted. She switched her bag that was filled with textbooks over to her left shoulder. Easing off her brisk pace, she shrugged softly.
"...... which club are you planning to join in high school?"
Relieved at the change in subject perhaps, Shuuichi's face relaxed visibly. His sneakers, which were probably bought by his mother given his bad taste, made pleasing sounds as they kicked off the pavement.
"I was just fretting about that."
"At any rate, you'll just join the band again right?"
"Don't make it sound like I'm no good for anything else! How about you?"
"Me? Well...... probably the band I guess."
"The band again? Look who's talking."
"I didn't really want to join the band originally."
Kumiko pouted.
"Then why're you joining?"
Shuuichi peered into her face. Kumiko averted her eyes somehow and tried to fudge off with a vague smile and reply. But her childhood friend saw through all of that.
"Don't tell me it happened again? Getting caught up in the flow of others around you?"
"...... well, you can say that I guess."
"Don't you think it's high time you fix that personality of yours? Things can get messy if you can't voice out your own opinion."
"I know that already."
Kumiko puckered her lips at the lecture she received. Things were becoming not so amusing.
"But well, if you're joining, then I'll join the band too. What instrument should I play, hmm."
Shuuichi said without hesitation and stretched himself. His pale wrists extended slightly from his sleeves. He's like a cat, thought Kumiko somehow.
"Is it okay to just decide on your club like that?"
"Yeah. I'm not athletic so my choices are pretty limited anyway."
"............ oh right."
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>>151560289
Don't worry everyone secretly likes Kumiko more
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>>151561430
It's not even bait. It's just a flat out /u/ and hetbros shouldn't dare waste their time and energy to fight the unwinnable
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>>151561541
Kumiko muttered, trying to feign apathy as best as she could. Bathed in the rays of the setting sun, the dark brown loafers she just bought shone dully. The young man before her smiled as if embarrassed, and made a flimsy attempt in changing the topic. By the way you know, there's a really beautiful girl in my class. Upon hearing those words, Kumiko unwittingly gave him a good and hard kick from behind.
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>>151561283
It was less Asuka being active in that than Kumiko's devastation after her sister left making her desperate to reach out

Or do you mean just in general that Asuka was able to see through Kumiko? She sees through everyone somehow. Through Kumiko, through Mizore, through Kaori, through Haurka, there's even a scene that implies she maybe even sees through Reina, a character she literally never interacts with or acknowledges as existing
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>>151558037
>Reina Goes Full Retard in S2
>Kumiko dumps her ass for glorious senpai
>"Hur dur, Kumiko's a cheating bitch!"

Reina apologists.

s.
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>>151561539

Plenty of laughs for sure.