Aug 29, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 08

This whole story is just going back in forth. It’s almost like watching a random child that’s plucking leaf petals from a flower. “She loves me, she loves me not, she loves me, she loves me not…” It’s quite annoying if it goes on for too long.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.03_[2014.08.28_22.50.36]So Futaba finally managed to find the courage to tell Yuuri about her feelings for Kou. I think it’s quite admirable how Yuuri dealt with the news. Sure, she was bit surprised and rather sad, but she took it very well. Besides, she doesn’t strike me as the type of character that will do anything to get what she wants. I think she’s as straight as an arrow. That is why I’d rather see her win that Futaba, but that’s obviously not going to happen. Futaba is just way too fussy and has quite a few problems, and I don’t think that their past should give her the edge, even though it obviously does.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.37_[2014.08.28_22.50.58]Quite frankly, the only one that I’m actually rooting for is Shuuko-chan. So what if she has a crush on her teacher? They aren’t extremely far apart when it comes to age, so why not? Just wait until Shuuko-chan graduates and date her. Date her now if you think you can keep it quiet… I only say that because I think that Kou’s older brother is a good guy, of course.

Was there any actual progress? I don’t know. Futaba told Yuuri about her feelings for Kou and says that she’s seriously going after him now. I never thought she would literally follow the guy around town like he has honey stuck to his ass. I just hope that Kou will notice her feelings soon. It’s time that he, too, grows up a little instead of acting like a sad, attention craving child.

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Aug 27, 2014

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Barakamon episode 08

Seishuu’s friends have gone back to Tokyo after seeing how he was doing. This made me believe that Seishuu would start to focus a bit more on his work. Boy, it is quite painful to see how incredibly naïve I was. There’s no way that Seishuu will leave those kids alone or vice versa.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.43_[2014.08.26_13.40.21]So it’s Naru’s birthday and the whole group is practically going nuts about getting her gifts and preparing a surprise party. Seishuu did not escape this insanity and joined a group of boys to hunt down insects to give Naru as a gift. You know, I’ve never once met a little girls that actually liked insects. To think that those exist…

I must say that it was quite painful to see Seishuu play along with those kids. He kept hurting himself, he couldn’t even catch a single bug and the one that he did catch ended up getting killed. You’d think that this would only be a scene of a couple of minutes, but no… This was pretty much half of this week’s episode.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.10_[2014.08.26_13.41.00]I don’t care though. I learned a lot more about Naru and her charm just got bigger. She is still the most adorable character on the show and she just keeps getting cuter. I actually got a little choked up when she said that she got quite bored and sad whenever she has to watch over her grandmother’s grave during some kind of special day. It just got to me when she said that this year was so much better and enjoyable since she had Seishuu to keep her company. Her grandfather, supposedly her last blood related relative, won’t be with them for much longer if you consider his age, so I’m guessing that Seishuu will play an even bigger role in her future (not that something like that would actually happen on Barakamon, of course).

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Aug 22, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 07

You know, it’s actually quite funny. I actually started to think that I somewhat understood women after all these years. I kept telling myself that Ao Haru Ride is just function and that girls don’t actually think like that. My niece certainly set me straight on that one…

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.57_[2014.08.21_22.52.55]I am honestly losing a little bit of interest in Ao Haru Ride. It’s all so pointless. They make everything seem so complicated and important, yet everyone knows the outcome. I for one am completely puzzled. I keep asking the same question during every episode; “why don’t you say something if you realize you like him/her?”

This episode just added to that. Futaba bought new shampoo because Kou made a comment on how her hair smells. She bought something new in order to impress him and seem more girly, only to end up doubting her decision afterwards. What is up with that? So many pointless emotions… I’m guessing the majority of Ao Haru Ride fans consist primarily of girls.

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Aug 20, 2014

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Barakamon episode 07

I was surfing the internet a couple of days ago when I stumbled upon a Barakamon topic. It seems that there has been talk about a live-action series. Wouldn’t that be interesting to see “real” Naru on your screen? I might actually like that.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.18_[2014.08.19_23.36.40]Anyway, the group decided to go fishing before Seishuu’s friends, Takao and that annoying little brat he brought with him, return back home to resume their own lives. You immediately know that it won’t be one of your regular fishing trips. Nothing has been regular in any of the episodes. I just laughed as they messed up even the simplest of things without worrying about what they’re actually doing. So what if they fish using strange equipment or methods? Everything will be fine as long as Naru is around to raise a little bit of hell. It keeps things interesting.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.12_[2014.08.19_23.37.01]Quite frankly, I’m not into all of that melodrama crap. Let them shop for a few souvenirs before they go back home and say goodbye to them afterwards. No point in dragging out the inevitable. That’s why I couldn’t really understand that scene where they all had to go through that metal detector. I failed to find that funny. Perhaps I’ll watch that scene again after I finish writing this.

I’m hoping for some explosive improvement next week. Seishuu has his little reunion and he’s certainly had plenty of fun. Now would be a good time for him to grow a little as an artist and win something once again. After all, isn’t that the whole point of him being there? Would be nice to see if he actually improved on that island.

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Aug 15, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 06

I am not old. Seriously, I am a young man. Why do I feel so old when I watch this show? The characters’ problems seem so childish and pointless that I basically want to slap the first teenager I come across for no good reason.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.52_[2014.08.14_23.28.50]It seems that my hunch was right. Yuuri fell in love with Kou after he helped her up when she fell. She claims that she always had her eyes on him, but that he pretty much stole her heart when he helped her. I’m sorry, but isn’t that quite a bit sad? Do teenage girls really fall in love over something so trivial? I just hope this love triangle crap goes over quickly, because we already know how this is going to end. Futaba is going to win. Plain and simple. Kou likes Futaba and Futaba likes Kou. Yuuri’s feelings for Kou are one-sided and will stay that way.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.38_[2014.08.14_23.29.15]It’s about time that Futaba realized that she likes Kou. Hell, she always knew it. She gets nervous when she’s around him, she can feel her heart going nuts and she always seems to sniff his hair like a horny b*tch (dog) in heat. I don’t think I would like a hair-sniffing, two-faced girlfriend like that. I hate to say it like this, but Kou can do better. Let’s face it; the guy is smart, has looks and has a pretty good personality. If he were a real human being than he would go very far in life. It’s too bad that he’s about to realize that he has feelings for Futaba just like she has feelings for him. It’s so obvious…

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