Sep 19, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 11

Good lord… It feels like a vein in my head is about to burst. My head is killing me and I think I’m coming down with something. I will keep this post short and go straight to bed.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.13_[2014.09.18_23.17.25]I think it’s nonsense how the roles have suddenly been switched. Kou took on the role of mature, smart and understanding guy. That image of his has been completely shattered. In fact, the roles have turn. The superficial Futaba-chan has grown a little and is now trying to help Kou the best way that she possibly can. Seriously, how the hell did that happen!?

I do have to admit that Futaba seems very dedicated. She is completely in love with that idiot and she doesn’t really care of he were to find out at this point. Stupid? Oh no. She’s just brave. It seems she grew up a little and is now aggressively following Kou around (which is something she did from the beginning) in order to help him see reason, seeing as he’s still bothered by his mother’s death. We’ll see how this turns out… Just one more episode, right?

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Sep 17, 2014

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Barakamon episode 10

What’s this!? Could I have been wrong? Could it be that we’re getting a couple of serious episodes? Don’t get me wrong, these past ten weeks have been delightful. I just think that a few serious, progress-filled episodes would do this show a lot of good.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.25_[2014.09.16_23.30.11]So Seishuu-sensei has been working on his calligraphy and experienced a lot of ups and downs. He finally got inspired and created something that he thought was good, after which he submitted it to some competition. Now we are saddled up with a nervous Seishuu-sensei and a group of people that want him back home.

So yeah, Seishuu seems to have finally gone home. Permanently? I don’t know. All I know is that he seems to have left without having said anything, although he did try to. Let’s just face it; a guy like that belongs in the city and not in some remote village with a few dozen local hicks. I doubt he would like to spend the rest of his days being dominated by little children.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.04_[2014.09.16_23.30.24]So Seishuu left, huh? The end? No. I don’t think so. I actually thought about the possibility of Naru and the others visiting him in the city after they find out that he’s gone, but will they? Will they really? Those characters have gotten really attached to him so it’s definitely a possibility. I personally think it’s more likely that he will go back to his home city to attend that competition in person and listen to what people have to say. But after that I actually think he’s going back to that little town where he got inspired in the first place. I don’t know… We’ll just have to wait and see how this will play out.

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Sep 12, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 10

Wow. Why did I think of Natsuyuki Rendezvous? I remember loving that show to death. Waiting every single week for a new episode was very hard. And that horrible ending disappointed me so much that I lost faith in Japanese endings. Ao Haru Ride won’t be any different. I can tell.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.06_[2014.09.11_23.39.49]I was not very hopeful. I knew what to expect. Futaba is a pretty jealous girl, so when she saw Yuuri and Kou exit that room together and refused to tell her what they did there, I immediately knew that Futaba would not leave it alone until she found out why. She has used sad, obvious excuses before to get what she wanted. This this was no exception. She used like half a dozen bad excuses to gain access to Kou’s house in order to squeeze out a little bit of info on what happened between those two, only to discover that part of that room has been dedicated to Kou’s deceased mother. Yeah, good going, Futaba.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_12.24_[2014.09.11_23.40.19]I even hate myself for actually getting a little hopeful when Kou held Futaba like that. “Here it finally comes” I said to myself, when suddenly Kou’s older brother showed up to ruin everything. Seriously, he ruined everything. The moment was perfect, the position was perfect and the timing was perfect. I hate myself for that.

I swear, I will never get my hopes up like that again. Ao Haru Ride just keeps shooting it all down. No wonder the manga is so popular amongst girls. They build up so freakin’ much that it makes me want to hit someone. I imagine that girls love this kind of let’s-wait-so-it-becomes-a-lot-more-special crap. The only thing that can make it special is if you obey your partner’s every command (and vice versa from time to time to be fair).

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Sep 10, 2014

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Barakamon episode 09

Yep. We probably return to the world of calligraphy at the final episode. Until then it’s all fun and games I suppose. I knew it was going to be this way so I am not at all upset. I’m fine with all of it as long as I can keep watching Naru-chan.

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.38_[2014.09.09_23.11.21]I fail to understand the first half though. I can’t at all remember my early days. My earliest memory must’ve been of me at age twelve or something. Was I just like that? I am aware that kids have the attention span of hummingbirds, but this was something else. They treat Naru like some toy and then start mouthing off Seishuu for being an idiot and whatnot, only to switch personalities and mood when one of their little friends show up. I am all but certain that I was not like that whatsoever. It just reminds me that children are stupid little creatures that siphon money from your bank account on a daily basis

[HorribleSubs] Barakamon - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.39_[2014.09.09_23.11.40]I must admit that that bathing scene was pretty funny. I actually used to bathe like that, you know? My mother would boil a lot of water and pour it into a tub. I would wait until the water temperature had cooled down a bit and then jump in to clean myself. It just reminds me of how grateful I am for today’s technology. Most children nowadays don’t have to go through all that.

And I am not going to say it. I do not expect anything from next week’s episode. So what if Seishuu suddenly got inspired to do some work? He suddenly works for like half a minute and suddenly next week’s episode gets all serious? Nah. It’ll probably be the same story. Just let Naru tease him again or something. That’ll be fine.

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Sep 5, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 09

There are three episodes left and I have no idea what they’re trying to accomplish with this. It just looks like it’s going to be another one of those romantic anime where the main characters don’t actually end up together…

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.43_[2014.09.04_23.32.25]I really have very little to say about this episode. Kou basically stole the spotlight with his bad boy act. That guy is seeking attention like some drama queen. Just grow up kid and tell people what’s on your mind. Why go out at night to spend time with a group of losers that will probably at one point starting raping girls?

The only “interesting” scene was when Kou and Yuuri came out of some room together and neither one of them wanted to tell Futaba what was going on in there. I’m not saying anything happened, but I’m pretty sure that we’ll find out next week. I doubt that Futaba will just give up. It just goes to show that you can never leave a possible love candidate alone with the person you like.

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