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So have sales picked up for this show's succeeding volumes, or is it still flopping?

Please don't tell me it's still flopping ;_;
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The raven is kill anon ;_;
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I'd like a S2 too, but I know it'll never happen.
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We'd need some kind of miracle.
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Next episode titles from 17 to 20:

17話「DARKNESS EMERGE-髭切-」

18「over-cry-強襲-」

19「over-cry-姫-」

20「over-cry-花火-]
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>>101167777
OP here. Can we make this a Tokyo Ravens thread?

>>101167867
Poor 8-bit. Tried to make a new IS but failed miserably. How are the Stalker points for volume 2 onwards?
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>>101167777
quads confirm Suzuka for best raven
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Where are the Tokyo Ravens fags? Did they all seriously drop this show? Just when the ED was getting better?
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>>101168876
There was a nice thread yesterday. Check the archive.
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>>101168975
I know. I even posted there.
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>>101169073
Well many did drop it during the first few arcs.
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>>101169179
They should pick it up again. Even if only for the new ED.
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>>101168876
Well,before we could not get a thread in the week with more than 100 replies
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>>101169607
Which means..... the show was never popular here at /a/?
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>>101169607
Still better than Gen'ei threads, where at most there was only a core group of about 5, with a handful of other people joining them. Me being one of them.
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>>101169793
Well they do hate 'shounenshit' after all.
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>>101168706
Every day my mind is plagued by the thought of what kind of panties she wears.
>>101169179
It's a shame since this seems like one of those shows that improves over time despite the slow start.
>>101169876
The threads had nice content though. Like the anons doing art or trying to make a game.
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>>101169793
Exactly,the show got better in last couple of episodes and there is people on /a/ who dropped it early
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Has any Fujimi Shobo LN adaptation that's not Slayers ever been very successful?

Actually now that I think about it, there have been a few.
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>>101169986
>>101169986
>The threads had nice content though. Like the anons doing art or trying to make a game.

I agree. Though the fanbase was small, they were still bros with their love of the series. Why can't the same be said for TR?

>>101170003
I guess the moral of Tokyo Ravens is: not even great music and Arceus-tier OPs/EDs can save an anime from flopping. Then again, I learned the same lesson from Gen'ei.
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>>101170104
Date A Live was got a second season. I guess you could call that a sucess.
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>>101170164
>sucess
success
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>>101170146
Well, the LN got boosted a lot, so you can dream.
some shows with the same amount of BD sales got S2 for that reason,and this type of show don't sell so much to begin with
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Chibis
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>>101168393
So what does each one say? I only know 19 is 'princess'.
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>>101170104
Date a live and Highschool DxD
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>>101170267
Wasn't the LN already popular before hand though? Still, kind of weird that the existing fanbase didn't watch the anime in droves.

By how much, exactly, did sales increase? Was it a substantial or only modest?
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>>101170351
I know 20 is "fireworks", but can't read the rest. Sorry.
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>>101170380
Vol 10 sold like 40k, but it was before the anime started.
Other than that I think that regular sales was between 15 and 20 k.
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>>101170502
So sales declined after the anime began, or am I misinterpreting this?
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>>101170502
The other novels sold quite a bit thanks to volumes 8, 9 and 10. But yeah it was before the anime.
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>>101170613
The latter
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>>101170613
Anime began airing October 8. Volume 10 came out on October the 19th. The anime may have boosted sales initially but some think it was the events that took place in the novel before hand that actually boosted sales.
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>>101170890
That was a bad schedule from Kadokawa,they should have published the novel after the anime began
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>>101171074
Nevermind
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Did we ever get a gif of this?
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>>101170890
So not only is the anime flopping, its not even boosting sales?
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>>101167777
There wouldn't be second season anyway due to lack of material.
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>>101171242
We can't know that,the LN got released a week after fepisode 1, nobody will buy something at episode 1
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>>101167777
It was never good to begin with. Japan looks at it and they see Bleach. And we know where Bleach is sitting, right now.
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>>101171242
Well actually if you must know Volume 10 of Tokyo Ravens has actually been #1 on the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko list for awhile now on amazon. #2 on the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko list is Volume 8 of Tokyo ravens, and Volume 9 is #3. So it is selling well for a Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label.
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>>101171535
How is this similar to bleach aside of being shounen?
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>>101171535
Stop talking out of your ass
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>>101171713
powers don't make sense
blond-headed roughhouser with a heart of gold who happens to be the Chosen One that will destroy/bring balance to the Force
Old traditional guard with iffy scruples
worst girl wins
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>>101168876
>shitty harem

I wonder
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>>101171846
It's really more friendship really.
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>>101171846
Only 2 girls like Bakatora and we already know Natsumoe is the only one with a chance of winning.
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>>101171826
Standard elements expected from a shounen?

No. Not that anon but I don't see how this is like bleach wherein bleach's lack of cohesion between the elements of the story causes a clusterfuck of a mess.
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I'd watch the show if it was written better, had a plot that wasn't shit, and didn't have CGI

What I'm saying is, the character designs are nice, but its still LN-tier garbage, just like the rest
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>>101171846
Are you serious? The show is a fucking sausage party.
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>>101171999
More like she won already. It's only a question if they get to live in their given lifetime to enjoy the victory.
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>>101172195
I agree with the CGI part,is fucking ugly, the plot got messed with the compressed adaptation
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>>101172298
Well that happens with most LN adaptions. The plot is actually decent though. Some LNs do have bad plots though like that character design ripoff show.
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Extra stories 2 comes out in February.
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>>101174301
Is this cute girls doing cute girls or is more suffering
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>>101174406
More slice of life stories. They are "extra" after all.
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>>101168393
>20「over-cry-花火-]
So, we finally know the episode for Natsume's death.

Good
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>>101174598
Yes. We also get to see her win.
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Natsume should go around wearing this.
She'd probably get Harutora's attention without much effort.

>>101174894
Not really, all she does is confess and die. YakoTora doesn't return her feelings until the end of volume 9 - and she probably doesn't even know he did.
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>>101175053
Oh God that's amazing. Would buy a figurine of Natsume in that outfit in a heartbeat.
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I only watch this for the Kon bits
WHERE THE FUCK IS MY KON-CENTERED EPISODE, JAPAN
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>>101175260
You already got that with episode 11.
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>>101175260
I came for kon too, but found the show to be overall enjoyable
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Does Hokuto ever return? Or at least fun Natsume? That's the only reason I still watch. The show is entirely forgettable otherwise.
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Show needs to go into Lolicon special girl's backstory.
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>>101177562
That would be Jin's and Kogure's backstory too.
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>>101171645
Sounds good. For future adaptations this more important than BD sales.
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I'd like doujins of this.
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You guys do know that the anime flopping doesn't really matter, right?

The anime will cover all of part 1. That is all 9 volumes. Volume 10 is the start of part 2, so there's no way S2 is possible for next few years. By then, it's unlikely 8bit will even do a S2 given how long it's been since S1.
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>>101170104
Only harems
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>>101167777
Suzuka is so perfect and adorable.
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>>101175053
Harutora has boring taste in porn, so probably not
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>>101178743
Think he's a vanillafag?
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Keikaku doori?
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>>101181220
>Dummy Tora
That's cute nigga
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Time for rape.
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>>101181963
Delicious teenage cultist.
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Reminder that Suzuka is a slut.
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>>101181963
>>101182086

Doujins where, Japan.
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Office girl is cute.
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Do we know how many episodes it's going to be? I'm guessing 22-24 unless it just ends at 20.
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>>101183198
Twenty-four episodes.
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>>101181963
So Red hair is rare in the Tokyo Ravens?
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>>101183475
Sweet thanks. So is the source material only LNs?
This show has gotten better, like aged alcohol.
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the first OP was so much better than the second
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>>101183704
Yes the original source material is the LNs. Some have been fan translated on baka tsuki.
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>>101171795
Hooray for Police Brutality!
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>>101171795
Is this America?
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>>101184921
No Japan.
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>>101183887
Will people ever stop bagging on the second opening?
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>>101185654
Never.
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>>101185654
When it stops reusing so much of the first op.
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>>101185654
The first was so good man, so no.
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>>101185654
I'm more surprised at the dislike for ED2. Sure, it's not Kawada's best song but it still sounds alright to me.
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>>101172195
I recommend you read the LN if you want it.
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So how long until Fagatora awakens?
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>>101189570
when Natsume dies
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>>101187644
Agree. Based Maon Kurosaki.

>>101189037
OP here. As one of 4chan's biggest Mami Kawada fans at the moment, I sadly have to agree that it isn't that good at all. It sounds like a mixture of her old songs, and that transition between the verse and the chorus is pretty jarring.
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1,776 copies is pretty bad, I hope it gets better over time, or else.
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Even Kon can't even save this show.
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>>101190232
A complete shame. I like the show but I'm disgusted at looking how low the sales are.
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If the show continues to perform poorly will they pull it from air or let them just finish up the season?
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>>101190619
The latter, obviously.
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>>101190403
>>101190137

This wouldn't be Mami's first anime to flop. Shana Final's sales were much worse than the previous two seasons, while Jormungand's sales were at best average. What's happening to her career?

>>101190137
Is 1776 really that terrible?
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>>101190732
I'm expecting the show to sell around 2-4k, I was wrong.
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>>101190783
Poor Mami. Her recent anime have been flops.

Does this mean she's nearing the end of her anime-singing career? ;_;
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Sadness, I genuinely enjoy the anime, to only get 1.7k sales despite the success of the LNs seems a little bizarre. What are the chances that they'll pick up once the Yakou episode airs?

Also I'm freaking out about the BT translations, has lygophile stopped?
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Why have sales been going down?
The show ha been getting better.
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>>101191798
The patterns is, with very very few exceptions (such as Nagi Asu), anime whose performance start weak end week. Also, most anime sales decline anyway after v1. Even if the writing gets better, it's usually too little, too late.

>>101191440
WataMote and Sakurasou were relatively popular works, but their anime adaptations flopped.
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1,7k is quite decent. Think of all the shows that couldn't even sell 1k.
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>>101192262
I hear Asura Cryin' 2 sold 1,000 copies.
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>>101192374
On average, yes. I didn't really like it, though.
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>>101192475
What didn't you like it? Just asking.
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>>101192515
I don't really remember anymore. I think, at the time I couldn't properly enjoy the clusterfuck of a plot that it was.
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>>101192603
I see, I don't know why the show sells poorly when it had a lot of elements that makes the series selling a lot more than what we got.
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Reminder that the Official Power Rankins place Hokuto above Natsume.

Natsume a shit.
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>>101192818
There are no worst girls in TR, I like Natsume but she's objectively the third best after Suzuka and Kon.
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>>101192818
>Hating any TR
>Natsume not one of the best girls
Get out.
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>>101192818

>>101192847
>objectively
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>>101192997
Did she change eye color when she was revived?
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Don't know what this shit is. I remember seeing a picture of it and was thinking about watching it. But I picked up like 8 other shows that just finished too so I forgot about it. Picked back up.
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>>101193218
Not really. That was vol 7, this is vol 10 after revived.
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>>101193319
Is the girl on the left Kyoko? She looks like her
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>>101193319
I see. Who is she with in that picture?
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>>101193344
>She looks like her
Not at all.

>>101193367
Souma Akino.
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>>101192997
>Kon not ranked in first

But that's wrong.

Also, I hope Yakou gets some cute moments with Hishamaru, is there any indication he retufns some of her feelings?
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>>101193344
Are you blind?
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>>101193458
Uhh her presence doesn't bode well for Natsume does it? That is - considering she's with a Souma clan member and all.
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>>101193652
I thought Akino is Kyouko at first, but then I remember Kyouko's breast size so I was wrong.
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Don't worry, the fujoshits will save the ratings!
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How do you enjoy a show knowing that each new episode is one closer to it's last?
There won't be a season 2 and it'll probably end poorly and it's such a bummer because it has its moments.
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>>101193838
How do you enjoy living knowing that each new day is one closer to its last?
There won't be a second life and it'll probably end poorly and it's such a bummer because it has its moments.
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>>101193838
I miss philosophy. It's precisely with respect to the end that I'm able to enjoy what it offers every week.
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>>101193903
I wasn't trying to troll or anything, I genuinely like this show and feel sad about it ending, so watching every new episode is a bit sad.
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>>101193963
Read the LN then, it's being translated. Anime is heavily compressed anyway.
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>>101189626
Do they use the dragon balls to bring her back?
I see her in the cover of the last volume.
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>>101194144
Kind of. The dragon Hokuto actually has power to revive people since it's a dragon. I don't think she has balls but that's probably why it's incomplete.
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>>101194144
Harutora uses the Taizan Fukun ritual to revive her but it's not perfect. Natsume's soul is attached to Hokuto and overuse of her powers means death.
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Suzuka>Natsume>Kon>Kyouko>Hokuto>Vibrator-chan
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>>101194522
Natsume>Hishamaru>Vibrator-chan>Takiko>Kon>Maririn>Kyouko>Hokuto>Chizuru>Tenma
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>>101194617
Hokuto>Kon>everyone else
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>>101194522
Takiko>Suzuka>Natsume=Kon>Vibrator-chan>Hokuto>Kyouko
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>>101194646
my mom > everyone else
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>>101194617
Chizuru? Who?
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>>101194666
Your mom is a nice lady
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>>101194617
Tenma is a guy though. R-right?

Maririn, Chizuru?
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At which volume does Harutora awake as yakou?
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How the fuck can anyone think Natsume in't best girl?
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Why doesn't Natsume resurrect his 2 most loyal subordinates back to life again instead of Natsume?
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>>101195032
Because Natsume would never allow Natsume to revive Natsume just because Natsume is loyal to Natsume.
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>>101195083
I knew he was going to catch flak for that.
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>>101194208
>>101194193
The author was a pussy and couldn't kill off a main character. Why even bother having her died?
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>>101195124
Because Natsume was Asano's favorite TR.
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>>101195027
Well she does dress as a guy most of the time. Girlmode Natsume is damn moe though.
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>>101195032
I think you messed up here, and if you're talking about Yakou, did they die or something? ;_;
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>>101194771
>>Maririn
Mari Yuge the red headed Divine General, who's made brief appearances.

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Harutora's MILF of foster mother. Doesn't appear until next arc.
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>>101195124
What a pussy.
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>>101195027
She's third best. Takiko is more awesome and is hotter. Suzuka is cuter and is a badass little divine general girl.
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>>101195141
Okay, but this kind asspull is what makes people mad.
If you know she's not going to die don't even put such a scene in the novel, it will only look like a crappy shounen like Naruto or One Piece.
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>>101195206
You're right, what an asspull.
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>>101194771
>>101194673
>>Mari Yuge the red headed Divine General, who's made brief appearances.
>>Chizuru
>Harutora's MILF of foster mother. Doesn't appear until next arc.
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This show needs more fans and more people buying it.
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>>101194771
I don't know you tell me.
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>>101195251
Water is wet.
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>>101195124
>>101195206

>>Maririn
Mari Yuge the red headed Divine General, who's made brief appearances.

>>Chizuru

Harutora's MILF of foster mother. Doesn't appear until next arc.

>>101194771

It's not a asspull. If you think that then you haven't been paying to story here. And by your logic Yakou dying and reincarnating is an asspull.

it would have DEM if she had suddenly survived, with no explanation but not what happened at all.
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>>101195308

>>101195251
There's a reasonable fanbase on /a/, the word from Japan is that the anime is only covering the weaker material and that things get much better in the later LNs - sadly we'll probably never reach that better point ;_;

S2 could be a possibility if sales ever reach 4k, but right now the figures are just edging up to 2k.
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I don't understand this sales system.
People who want to see the episode buy it online or something in order to watch it? And only ~1800 people bought the last episode?
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>>101195549
What are you talking about? Anime is covering 9 out of 10 volumes, that's included the "later" LNs.
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>>101195549
>S2 could be a possibility if sales ever reach 4k, but right now the figures are just edging up to 2k.
Meaning s2 never, and more glorious Nanjou Yoshino, Kawada Mami and Kurosaki Maon never.
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bump
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So, are you ready for Natsume's real gender to be exposed next episode? Anime-only fags' reaction to that would be amazing.
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So, are you ready for Natsume's real gender to be exposed next episode? Anime-only fags' reaction to that would be amazing.
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>>101197712
ur mom's reaction was amazing last night
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>>101197712
About time she gets raped.
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bump
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>>101195206
>revival technique is central to the first arc.
>cry asspull when it gets used semi correctly later in the story.
I have no words for this.
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>>101201543
Just call him stupid. It's easier that way.
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>>101174598
I'm not ready.

Also, seeing as a second season is unlikely, what are the translations like for the LN's?
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I am actually quite behind, last episode I saw was the camping one. What is the next one about?
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>>101201918
The translations are on volume 4. They seem to be using the official Taiwanese translations and not Chinese fan translations. But the Taiwanese translations only go up to volume 6.
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>>101202126
The main plot kicked in from there with foreshadowings slowly opening their doors. Episode 13 also had Harutora ponderings his feelings over Hokuto and her connection with Natsume.
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>>101202191
Ok, thanks, will download the episodes I have missed so far.
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>>101202363
To give more explicit details, the camping episode is numbered 12.
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>>101202152
Note because they use official translations they are at least somewhat better than most Chinese to English translations.
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>>101202970
How does that make it better? It is still Chinese to English.
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>>101201918
The translations are not too bad despite being Japanese to Chinese to English. Though I think that is because it has no made up words like many other fantasy works. It's purely just been Japanese terms with Japanese characters.
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>>101202152
Fuck this shit. So no more fast translations after lygophile is done with volume 6?
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>>101203335
There are Chinese fan translations on the web that go up volume 9.
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>>101203377
Can you link them to me?
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>>101203454
http://lknovel.lightnovel.cn/main/vollist/465.html
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>>101203596
>We will never have such timely translations from Japanese to English
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>>101204359
It can't be helpled.
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>>101204359
It's not popular enough sadly.
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Is this popular en 2ch?
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>>101202126
"Shit just got real" episode.

Next episode is "Shit just got even realer"
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>>101208501
and the next episode is pic related?
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>>101208590
Nah. Episode 15 is pretty chill.

Back to shit just got real again in this episode though.
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>>101208590
That's episode 20.
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I can't believe they actually kill Douman.

He feels like generic last boss material to me.
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>>101209000
He's not dead,it's the kid with lolicon senpai
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>>101209075
>Same red glasses
>Same speech mannerism

Fuck why didn't I see it.
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>>101209206
Speaking of which, he was visiting Ootomo right?

What a fucking bold action.
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>>101209262
He tried too but Amami was there so he went back.
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Will Tohno Shiki ever become relevant?
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>>101209417
No,

He will die like the bitch he is, mark my words. All he's done this season is allow the enemy to get close to them, he won't even get a chance to redeem himself.
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i'll pick it up again once it gets back to being less plot heavy and more hijinks
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>>101209708
I'm sorry anon. Looks like you won't be picking this back up. Fun times are over.
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>>101209708
You can pretend the series is over now.
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>>101209782
>Fun times are over.

Oh please, the fun are just beginning.
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>>101209873
I don't like your definition of fun.
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>>101209782
>>101209811
well shit, does anyone really even care about the plot?
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>>101210145
No, no one cares. We watch it for the girls.
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>>101210145
I do, I was just advising anon not to bother if he was just here for hijinks.
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>>101210145
I watched it for Kon, but stay for Ootomo-sensei.

No homo.
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Volume 4 chapter 3 is up.
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Alright.
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>>101210145
I do.
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>>101170104
Extremely late, but here are the averages for their adaptations.
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>>101210145
I'm a sucker for supernatural and fantasy stuff so I did. Suzuka returning and Yakoutora kept me firmly on the ride.
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>>101210145
I actually cares about what's going on with the story. I don't know why but Tokyo Ravens is easily one of the best shows this season for me after a somewhat boring first half.
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>>101210145
I'm here because I ship the two leads.

I'm not ready.
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>>101212708
Volume 4 is the one where Suzuka returns, right?
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>>101167777
Imagine her sucking your dick.
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>>101219078
Yes.
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Reminder that Suzuka is a slut.
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>>101220378
so is ur mom
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>>101220378
>Reminder that I'm a troll
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>>101219638
Suzuka is so cute.
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>>101221096
>Reminder that I'm in denial
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>>101209262
What did he want to do? Wish him well and hope he'll be in shape for another fight in the future?
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>>101222420
He allows Jin to be his master. Out of amusement's sake.
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>>101219638
I'd give her a taste of freedom.
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>>101224317
I'd give her a taste of my dick, and she'll like it like she does with several other boys.
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This is kind of a crappy adaptation. I don't hate it because it manages to keep me entertained but that's certainly moreso the writing. There are times when I watch this show and I think about how much better it'd be if a better studio adapted it instead.
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>>101225459
You read the LN? Just how bad is the anime compare to it? I read from LNfags that the anime isn't too bad, like there are some nice moments.
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>>101226762


It's alright. They skipped some scenes. I'm just kind of hung up on some of the action that they're really not doing justice to. It's lacking some exposition here and there too. Normally that'd be considered disruptive but I think a little would have helped.
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>>101227112
Honestly, while I agree that the anime isn't spectacular, something about the LNs just started to get incredibly boring around volume 5 or so for me. At first I thought that the anime was adapting things too fast, but I realized that the LNs themselves get really long-winded at times.

I'm pretty sure, at least for me, the anime is just as good as the LNs, but they're both just kind of mediocre.
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>>101228356
You could say that about any novel.
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>>101229778
I'm not quite sure what you mean. There are plenty of LNs and/or their anime adaptations that I feel completely differently about.
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>>101226762
While the anime missed some parts, it wasn't badly adaptated, I would say that it's one of the best adaptations of a novel in 2013/2014 for now.
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>>101227112
>I'm just kind of hung up on some of the action that they're really not doing justice to.
But Ootomo vs D was great, as was the most recent fight.
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>>101231114
You mean they hooked you. What may hook you may not hook another person.
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>>101232338
and vice-versa of course.
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>>101232338
Everyone knows that
>opinions
but that doesn't mean that you can just dismiss other people's criticisms by saying "anybody might potentially dislike anything so your criticism has no substance"
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Suzuka a cute.
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>>101232989
Hmm maybe the prose is weird in the original Japanese novel. Didn't seem that weird to me reading the Chinese translations. Then again that anon couldn't quite pinpoint the problem themselves.
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>>101172227
>americlaps
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>>101233213
I want a Suzuka.


They walked into a random nearby fast food store. Strangely, Suzuka seemed restless as soon as they entered the store.

"What's wrong?" Harutora asked.

"N, Nothing! I just don't come to this kind of store very often......"

Harutora was greatly surprised and couldn't help but smile at the fact that Suzuka hadn't entered this kind of fast food store before. As a result, Suzuka lambasted him and he ended up having to treat her to a burger, fries, and a milkshake to cool her down.

But--

This girl really was very similar to Natsume......

They both lacked societal 'common sense', which was enough to prove that they had grown up in a peculiar environment. In the eyes of a normal person, the magic community was quite a peculiar world in the first place, but they knew nothing of the world outside the magic community.

...So they were all lacking in unexpected areas.

Harutora thought while looking at Suzuka sipping her milkshake through a straw, reacting in great surprise to the sticky feeling.

"......Hey, you couldn't be thinking about something opinionated, are you?"

"Oh, you're very keen. I was just thinking you were pretty cute."

"Uwah, you're so annoying! What are you joking about, don't forget your position, your place is under mine! You small fry!"

Suzuka let go of the straw, her face red. Harutora showed a smile, his expression leisurely.
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>>101234223
Is that straight from the LN?
If so pls continue?
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>>101235316
Then--

Harutora looked for the next topic, but he actually didn't have any goal other than resolving Natsume's problem. If he had to say so, he might grudgingly count 'enhancing mutual friendship' as the current goal.

Harutora turned his thinking into chatting mode.

"Are you used to the Onmyou Academy yet?"

"I'm warning you, don't take that kind of arrogant attitude! Do you think you're amazing or something?"

"Hey, that's not what I mean, I was just chatting. It's nothing to get agitated about, right?"

"Nonsense, look at your overbearing demeanor!"

"You're just deliberately picking on things...... Oh, but I can probably guess the answer, it's not too unexpected."

"What? What does that mean?"

"In any case, you definitely can't integrate with everyone, right?'

"I-I-It's not your business! Especially since I didn't intend to from the beginning! Not one bit!" Suzuka howled angrily, but Harutora just smiled wryly. He added milk to his hot coffee. "Isn't that a bit of a pity? Maybe you'll find some people unexpectedly interesting after talking."

"Let me remind you again, don't forget who I am and remember it well with that useless little brain! Someone interesting? Idiot, how could there be anyone interesting, their levels and mine are way too different!"

"Other than the Twelve Divine Generals, you won't find any others who can match you in Onmyoudou power. Actually, you shouldn't stick to level gaps. Even if your levels are different, I believe there are a lot of people with charming natures."

"What the hell are you talking about, you're talking like an old geezer. And what's a charming nature?"

"One of the best examples is right in front of you."

"God! Please don't take idiots as interesting, alright? Low-level and stupid, it really sucks to be you!"
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>>101235627
"Well, you're too young, you still don't understand my charm...... Better eat your hamburger while it's still warm, do you know how to open the wrapping paper?"

"If you dare look down on me again, I might kill you!"

Once he felt that she was similar to Natsume, Harutora's chatter couldn't be stopped for some reason. In addition, he could freely speak words that he was unable to say to Natsume's face. Could it be that Touji had assigned this matter to him because he had seen through this already?

Harutora smiled on the inside, chewing the hamburger in his hand. He only noticed when he was halfway done eating that Suzuka's forehead was sweating and her eyes were staring unmovingly at the hamburger.

Harutora couldn't help but snicker, wordlessly reaching out his hand without paying heed to Suzuka's exclamation from the side. He silently opening the wrapping paper, putting it back on her tray.

Suzuka gaped blankly, then said: "......Tch! S, So it's that simple! You just pull it open!"

"Right, it's that simple."

"I'll kill you! I'll definitely kill you!"

"Hey, why are you so ungrateful." Harutora smiled, drinking a mouthful of coffee.

Beforehand, he hadn't expected that he would be chatting so happily with Suzuka, and even if Suzuka griped, he knew that she was similarly cheerful from the atmosphere of the chat. But, she would definitely throw a tantrum if he pointed this out.

"Honestly, it would be good if you kept this kind of aggressive attitude in your class."

"Idiot, how many times do I have to say before you understand, I need to consider my position. Do you understand what a position is or not?"

"Is that position so important to the current you?"

"What? What exactly are you--"

"Let me ask you, is your identity as a Divine General so important?"

"Uh--!"

Suzuka couldn't say anything for a while, depressed. Harutora feared that maybe he had carelessly touched a sensitive topic, hastily continuing to speak.
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>>101235774
"Well, of course I don't understand how much self-respect a Divine General has, and I'm not sure what kind of position you're holding onto. But I think that entering the Onmyou Academy is a great opportunity for you, and...... Your brother's matter has also come to an end already, and you have to think about your future now. Maybe you can find a new goal."

Harutora spoke sincerely, his tone like always. His remark had no intent of reproaching her at all, but Suzuka's eyes widened as she listened, staring at Harutora. Her face reddened...... Faint moistness showed vaguely in her eyes, and her lips were pressed tightly together. She didn't make any response.

Harutora didn't have any other thoughts, but once he saw Suzuka's response, "Uh." He couldn't help but think about what he had said. "......Sorry, that was thoughtless of me. But those things are very important, whether your identity as a Divine General, or...... the matter of your brother."

Suzuka's life experience - she had mentioned the situation regarding her parents with her own mouth last summer. Her parents were Onmyouji and had used their biological children as experimental subjects, killing their son as a result - Suzuka's brother.

When Suzuka had been born - even since before she was born - she had been irrevocably tied to magic. She hated and cursed it, but she was still indoctrinated with her biological parents' magic. And to revive her brother, she practiced desperately, aspiring to become a powerful Onmyouji.

In Suzuka's heart, being a Divine General definitely had quite far-reaching implications.

"Sorry." Harutora sincerely apologized to Suzuka. Suzuka didn't say anything. On one hand, Harutora regretted his thoughtlessness, but on the other he clenched his teeth to endure the silent, depressed atmosphere.

After some time, "......Why......" Suzuka spoke with her head lowered.

"What?"
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>>101235836
"......Why are you so......"[3] After managing to force out those words, she pressed her lips together again, falling silent. But just before Harutora planned on opening his mouth, she raised her head as if sweeping away the haze in her heart, stubbornly staring at Harutora.

"......That little girl with you just now was a shikigami, right? Was it yours?"

"Huh? Oh, right...... But I didn't make her."

The sudden topic confused Harutora for a while, but he still replied truthfully. After Suzuka heard that, her expression became clearly surprised.

"Y, You didn't make it?"

"No, her name's Kon, she's a shikigami who serves the Tsuchimikado branch family."

"......I, I see, I thought......"

"Thought what?"

"No, well......"

Suzuka stammered, a self-derisive smile suddenly appearing on her face. "That's true, how could you make such a refined shikigami. Also...... her type isn't similar to the shikigami from that time at all......" A crooked smile hung on her lips as she muttered as if talking to herself.

Harutora's body trembled when he heard that. Upon seeing his dark face, a shocked expression - though maybe he was mistaken - instantly flashed over Suzuka's face. Her lips trembled, hesitating as she decided whether to advance or retreat. A brief yet intense struggle assaulted the girl. In the end, she finally couldn't hold back but call out: "Wh, What about you?"

"Wh, What does that mean?"

"You don't hate me?"

"Hate you? Why......"

"Idiot! Of course the shikigami from back then, the one that I killed!" Suzuka's face teared up and her emotions burst forth as she tried to conceal her tears with anger. "I destroyed your shikigami and you yelled at me to shut up and stared at me so fiercely, how can you deny it!"

Harutora was speechless, and at the same time, he spurred himself on forcefully in his heart.

This moment had finally arrived.

Unrelated to Natsume's true identity, and meaningless towards gains or losses.
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>>101236040
If he planned on continuing to interact with this girl Dairenji Suzuka, right now was the crucial moment. He definitely couldn't mess up.

He didn't need to lie. It would be enough to bring out his truthful self and reply sincerely.

Harutora smiled slightly.

"You're really an idiot." Right, he needed the truth right now. "Don't worry, you were the one who won't ever be able to see your brother again because of us. As the one who wasn't able to reach out to her, I'm the only one who needs to worry about Hokuto's matter. You don't need to hold it to yourself."

Suddenly, a teardrop finally fell from Suzuka's eyes. Harutora felt a strong shock, incredibly ashamed of himself.

Harutora had never noticed nor expected that she would be concerned this much about Hokuto. How exactly had he seen Suzuka? He always paid attention to the false appearances of the Divine General brat with a twisted personality, and as a result, hadn't he been the one to overlook her true side?

She was so alone, she didn't even have anyone to open her heart towards.

Once she noticed she was crying, Suzuka hastily wiped away her tears. Harutora didn't open his mouth, his entire body frozen and immobile.

After she wiped her tears, Suzuka looked straight at Harutora again, her moist, round eyes reflecting Harutora's figure. "......I......I, I......" Her words half-spoken, they refused to come out as if stuck inside her chest. She went silent, seemingly unable to get a hold of her complex and enormous emotions. For some reason, that appearance looked like the quite crucial situation of a child desperately reaching out her hand for help.

"It's alright." Harutora took the initiative and spoke, more or less placating the girl's emotions. Then, he thought of something important.

"Ah, right. Sorry, you don't need to burden yourself with Hokuto's matter, because she isn't actually dead."
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>>101236112
After hearing Harutora's confession, Suzuka's expression changed, taking some time to understand that remark.

"......What does that mean?"

"Uh, she...... though she was a shikigami, she wasn't exactly the same as a normal shikigami. It's hard to explain, but she didn't actually have her own will, and was controlled by some other practitioner--"

"......L, Long-distance control? Sh, She was a simple shikigami?"

"Right, that's it. Anyways, that shikigami was made pretty sophisticatedly...... So even you didn't see through it immediately. But that Hokuto - that shikigami Hokuto was at best just a 'container', and the true Hokuto - the person who talked and laughed with me - should still be living somewhere in the world."

"............"

Suzuka was speechless upon hearing Harutora's explanation. She attentively listened to every word Harutora said and stared intently at his face, her expression as if she had suffered an intense shock.

Harutora continued to speak:

"Honestly, that was what made me decide to enter this world...... There were many reasons why I made this decision, but the majority of it was because I thought maybe I could meet Hokuto's controller again. That person's definitely an Onmyouji, so if I become an Onmyouji, we might be able to meet some day."

Harutora told Suzuka the dream that he had never confessed to Natsume and Touji, wholeheartedly only wanting to slightly lessen Suzuka's remorse. If Suzuka cared about Hokuto, maybe knowing this matter could let her unburden her heart.

However......

After hearing Harutora's explanation, Suzuka's body trembled and then stiffened. "......What kind of joke is that." The tone leaking out of her mouth was stilted, overturning Harutora's predictions. Then, the gaze that Suzuka looked at Harutora with was no longer clear and simple. The corners of her mouth curled, suddenly forming a savage smile, self-deprecation rapidly emerging on her face.

"Damn." She cursed.

...Huh? What was going on?
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>>101236344
Harutora's heart leaped, not understanding why Suzuka's mood had suddenly changed so much. Upon seeing Harutora's reaction, Suzuka's mouth drew back even more. A smile like fresh blood dripping from a wound emerged on her face.

"......Whatever, this is so annoying. Anyway, I didn't need that kind of thing in the first place, so it's enough if I'm satisfied......" Suzuka spoke to herself, her voice giving off an appalling force. An electric chill ran through Harutora's back when he heard it.

"Wh, What are you saying?"

Harutora almost reflexively called out Kon, simultaneously regretting his orders at the beginning when he had commanded her not to appear no matter what happened.

Suzuka caught Harutora with her gaze, suddenly leaning her body forward. "......I......I'll rely on my own strength and get a 'new self'......" She held on to a will that seemed like it could crumble anytime as she stared pressingly at him. The fire of 'determination' burned in her gaze, the flames of a 'decision' that she would chase 'something' without fear of being hurt.
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>>101235627
>Enhancing mutual friendship
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>>101235627
Man LN Harutora is such a smooth operator.

But I don't understand, why does she change so quickly towards the end after he tells her the real Hokuto is out there?
Wouldn't she be pleased or use this to her advantage?
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>>101236941
>Man LN Harutora is such a smooth operator.
This was in the anime also.
>But I don't understand, why does she change so quickly towards the end after he tells her the real Hokuto is out there?
>Wouldn't she be pleased or use this to her advantage?
Why are you so dense anon? Obviously all her worries regarding kiling Hokuto were pointless because the real Hokuto is still alive.
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>>101237366
Yes I know it was in the anime, but you get alot more information through the reading and you can see Bakatora is actually a pretty smart guy and knows how to play his cards. The anime blew through this part in like 3 minutes.

So she just puts up a shield now that she knows Hokuto is actually alive? Because she doesn't want Harutora to know that she like him?
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>>101236941
She felt burdened by guilty and was beating herself up over having killed Hokuto. So became apologetic and felt that he should hate her as it's what she deserves. Her schemes before all this was done to make him angry and hate her more, but that didn't worked since Bakatora doesn't hate her at all.

After she found that the true Hokuto was alive, her burden was lifted. She was forcibly sent to the school for re-education and was expected by the Agency (probably the people who raised her too) to become a different person according to their expectations. That thing about obtaining a new self by her own strength is her way of not yielding to the Agency and deciding to do things her way, to transform into someone she wants to be by no other will.
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>>101237683
guilt*
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where are the light novels being translated?
i saw some links the other day but i cant find them in the archive
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Bakatora is a genius, he erected a barrier made of Natsuruim in his own mind to make himself dense and dumb enough to prevent anybody from realizing his true power that is preparing to awaken
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>>101238169
Same place as most other LNs. Baka-Tsuki, man.
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>>101238259
alright, thanks.
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So if Natsume dies, does she come back through friendship magic?
Who will be the new love interest?
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>>101238206
>BAKAtora
>genius
Oxymoron yet so very true.
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I'm really excited for next weeks episode. Are you ready for Emperor and Imperial spell slinginganons?
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>>101238647
Yep, yep. It should be Natsumi and Takiko's duel.

My body is ready.
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>>101238647
I don't think that happens next episode.
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>>101238490
>does she come back through friendship magic?
She partially comes back through Yakou Magic

>Who will be the new love interest?
Touji

>>101238647
My body is ready for suffering
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>>101238750
According to the episode listing, volume 7 is only 2 episodes long.
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>>101238787
My only real question is

Happy end with Natsume and lovey dovey?
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>>101238853
It's 3 episodes long. 15-17.
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>>101238889
We don't know yet

iirc as of the latest novel YakouTora is on the run from the onmyo agency and THS and is a wanted terrorist
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>>101238959
I stand corrected. I forgot about episode 15.
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>>101238967
Thanks.
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>>101239039
I'm hoping on YakouTora performing the perfect Taizan Fukun and giving up his soul in order to fully restore Natsumes soul to her body
and then
Something like this happens with YakouToras soul falling into the spirit worl and Natsumoe going after him to pull his soul out of the spirit world/spoiler]
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Just then, "Huh? Isn't that Harutora-san? What are you doing here?" A leisurely call sounded from behind Harutora's back and he hurriedly turned around.

"Ohtomo-sensei."

Greeting him was homeroom teacher Ohtomo - who had continued being their class's homeroom teacher after they advanced to the second year. His left hand was in his pants pocket and his right hand held a cane, smiling at Harutora as he advanced on his fake leg. However, Harutora's gaze instead passed by Ohtomo, falling on the two people behind his back. "Ah." He couldn't help but exclaim quietly, and one of the two people standing in front of him - the man wearing an aviator jacket and jeans - seemed a bit surprised when he saw Harutora. "Yo." He greeted him cheerfully.

"It's been a while, do you still remember me? Thanks for your work from before when we went on the offensive against the Nue."

"Kogure-san... And...!"

Harutora had met with the Divine General Kogure Zenjirou a few times in the spiritual disaster terrorist attack that happened last month, but Harutora's attention was currently almost all stolen away by the other person.

After the girl noticed Harutora, a complex expression flashed across her face, then she smiled coldly, putting an arrogant smile on her mouth. This kind of expression was more like her original appearance compared to her affected demeanor in the morning.

"Your face is as stupid as always, 'senpai'. Don't stare at me so passionately, I won't know what to do." A familiar tone came from Suzuka's mouth as she taunted Harutora.
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>>101240848
"It wouldn't do me any good to look for trouble with him now, right?"

Harutora wanted to speak with Suzuka alone, but Ohtomo and Kogure showed difficult expressions in unison when they heard this. Only when Suzuka said this did they reluctantly agree.

"......I can only give you five minutes."

"Don't be too agitated, Harutora-san."

After saying this, Kogure and Ohtomo immediately left. But, they actually didn't walk very far, they just moved to the other side of the corridor, watching the two's every move from afar. Ohtomo and Kogure seemed to both be very clear about the animosity between Harutora and Suzuka, but considering that they couldn't stop them forever from coming in contact, they judged to just let them meet under their supervision altogether and save from future complications.

After being separated for a long time, Harutora and Suzuka only met again in the academy building corridor with Ohtomo and Kogure watching the situation from afar. But even if the two adults had given him the opportunity to prepare the dialogue, the two of them didn't know what to say to each other for some time and were only able to silently look at each other, let time pass, and invite each other to go on.

...Come on, didn't I come here for this goal?

Harutora urged himself on, quietly taking a deep breath to encourage himself.

"It's been a--"

"How is it?"

The two of them opened their mouths at almost the same time, but Suzuka's tone was a bit stronger, momentarily setting back Harutora's momentum.

"Huh? What do you mean......"

"......I~diot." Suzuka turned to avoid Harutora's eyes under his gaze. "I obviously mean the incident in the morning, I hope you suffered a bit."

"......It's as you expect, I was truly trapped."

"Hahaha, serves you right, that's called taking revenge."

"Then congratulations to you."
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>>101240910
"Yup, I guess there was some worth in coming to the Onmyou Academy." Saying this, Suzuka finally turned to face Harutora, a brilliant smile filling her face.

...This damned brat......

Harutora realized that he had come to talk with Suzuka this time, but he couldn't hold back his anger, frowning.

Come to think of it, though he hadn't forgotten about her personality, there was a kind of contradictory refreshing feeling from speaking with her after a long time, a kind of anger filled with a refreshing feeling.

"Your whole face was scared white back then, it was really laughable."

"......I wanted to ask you what was up with your greeting at the beginning. Don't go so overboard even if you're going to pretend to be well-behaved, I even thought I mistook you for the wrong person."

"Hmph - I'm not as stupid as you, and if you really want to talk about it, our positions are completely different. Do you know how our positions are different? You probably don't know, how could an ordinary student know."

"You're walking the path of an idol because our positions are different? Must be tough. I certainly don't understand much about positions, it must be really tough to be a Divine General."

Harutora couldn't help but rejoice that he had strictly ordered Kon before he had come here, barring her from appearing. Harutora and Suzuka wore haughty smiles, sparks flying between the two of them.

Both sides were in a stalemate, and Harutora simultaneously felt that it was an unavoidable stage.

To be honest, Suzuka's personality was twisted. The incident that had happened with Natsume last summer proved this point clearly, and the two of them couldn't open their hearts to each other without this wanton verbal abuse.

Moreover...

...It's annoying, but......

He didn't hate it. Because they both spoke with their true intention, it was rather refreshing even if they were insults. Suzuka might also have a similar feeling.
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>>101240961
"...Let me ask you," Harutora slowly cut to the chase. "Why did you come to the Onmyou Academy? The principal said it was because of certain reasons and at the urging of others...... Anyway, those reasons are probably just sugarcoating, right? What exactly is your true reason for entering the Onmyou Academy?"

"Hmph, I don't have a reason to explain everything to you. You're so stupid."

"Hey hey, how can you be so cold to the one you shared your first kiss with, sweetheart?"

Harutora spoke ironically, but Suzuka's lips curled reflexively in anger once she heard this. She returned a glare to Harutora, only saying after a while: "......This is a penalty, a punishment, you should know without thinking, or else why would I be in this kind of stupid place."

"Punishment? Because of last year's incident?"

"Could there be any other possibility? ......Tch, you're so annoying, I'm a National First-Class Onmyouji, so why am I mixed in with these useless little brats? It's an insult!"

"How unfortunate."

"Who are you to say that! I originally shouldn't have even been alive anymore! Thanks to a certain someone...... I ended up being this miserable." Suzuka spoke, a self-deprecating smile appearing on her face. Her usual self-confident attitude couldn't be seen when she was this self-deprecating, and it even looked like she had somewhat low self-esteem. It seemed like she had inadvertently leaked her true feelings.

Harutora momentarily frowned, his expression serious.

"I'm glad a certain someone was there."

"......Ugh......"

Suzuka's face flushed when she heard this. She stared viciously at Harutora, but when Harutora looked back at her, she lowered her eyes, seeming to think about what kind of harmful words she could use to lambast her opponent...... However, she didn't end up saying any words. Then, like she wasn't going to let the opponent see her own expression, she turned her head to the side.
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>>101241009
Harutora couldn't help but sigh lightly upon seeing Suzuka's childish opposition. He asked with as gentle of a voice as possible, "......Did you properly bury your brother afterwards?"

"......Yeah."

"That's good."

"............"

Suzuka lowered her eyes and turned her body, seeming like she was trying to hide the change in her expression. Harutora didn't force any questions, continuing to talk slowly.

"How long are you going to be punished?"

"......Three years, until I graduate."

"Three years, huh. But it's good that things will be resolved that way."

"......What do you mean, resolved? You're really a hopeless idiot. How can things be resolved like that, do you really understand what exactly I did?" The naive words of an outsider made Suzuka slightly regain some of her spirit, sneering at Harutora.

"Anyway, your homeroom teacher and other teachers will let it slip eventually, so since I have this opportunity, I'll tell you directly." Then, she suddenly lifted up her bangs with her right hand.

Suzuka revealed her forehead, and just as Harutora was wondering in incomprehension, he suddenly noticed that there was a small 'seal' on the girl's forehead. Two straight lines about one centimeter long crossed, drawing an 'X' mark.

When he saw that 'seal', Harutora immediately associated it with the pentagram on his cheek. Though the seal on Suzuka's forehead was far more delicate than the one on his own face, the two seemed very similar.

"Wh, What's with that? ......Magic?"

"Right, this is to seal my magical energy."

"Huh? So your magical energy is being sealed right now?"

"Didn't I just say that?"

"......Is this also a punishment?'

"You really love to ask stupid things."

Suzuka showed her forehead, her expression visibly disgusted. Then, Harutora approached her face, staring unblinkingly. That action made her face redden, and she hurriedly put her bangs down.
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>>101241059
"...Actually, they just sealed a part of my magical energy, as I'm a researcher after all...... But I still committed taboo. On that note, sealing my magical energy is a loss to the entire magical community, so who knows how rotten their brains were to make such a stupid decision." She spoke quickly, seeming mad, but not a single bit of anger discernible from her.

Harutora could understand why they would use this kind of punishment.

Even one of the Twelve Divine Generals, no, because she was one of the Twelve Divine Generals, the Onmyou Agency recognized Suzuka who had brought about such an incident as a 'dangerous person'. If they let a 'dangerous person' enter the Onmyou Academy - even as a punishment - they should take countermeasures to reduce future troubles. If they sealed her abilities, the danger would be lessened even if she caused trouble in the future.

Suzuka's ability was outstanding, but she lacked a mature personality, and there was a giant disparity between the two. Even an outsider like Harutora had this feeling, and the Onmyou Agency couldn't possibly have failed to notice Suzuka's imbalanced condition. Sealing her abilities for now, letting her study at the Onmyou Academy with similarly aged students like she originally should have and trying to make her personality grow in the process might be an extremely suitable punishment.

It could be seen that the Onmyou Agency had quite a high appraisal of Suzuka's ability from how they had specially taken this response. Even with the incident she brought about, The Onmyou Agency still needed the 'Child Prodigy'.

"Don't forget, my magical energy wasn't completely sealed, and I could easily defeat a small fry like you, so be careful not to be too arrogant."

"I won't, and I didn't come to fight with you either."

"Hmph...... That's true, unless you were overconfident, you wouldn't have the courage to dare find me to fight."
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>>101241105
"I won't do that." Harutora couldn't help but smile wryly upon hearing Suzuka's sarcastic response.

Harutora had a hard-to-forget painful memory because of Suzuka, and even now he still couldn't conclude that he was no longer afraid of her. Even so, Harutora noticed that he was becoming more and more able to understand Suzuka.

She was indeed hard to get along with, but she wasn't completely impossible to get along with.

"Anyway, what are you doing? Could it be that you still hate me, from what you did in the morning?"

He asked while pretending to be frivolous, and Suzuka went silent for a while, perhaps because she was hesitating over what harsh words to retort with. However, what she said in the end was: "......Hah, you're as stupid as always, that's called being self-centered. I'm a dignified Divine General, what reason do I have to bother with a person like you? The thing in the morning was because I happened to notice you standing down there and I felt like teasing you a bit." She deliberately used a disagreeable tone to speak. Harutora felt angered, unable to help but smile bitterly.

...Could this girl be even simpler than I thought?

Of course, Harutora might have just fallen into her trap.

"I can rest assured after hearing you say that. I also said just now, I hope to avoid conflict with you as much as possible."

"Don't think so much of yourself, last summer was an exceptional exception, you aren't qualified to be my opponent in the first place. You'd better first figure out how much you're worth."

Suzuka mocked him, her lips curling. Endure it, endure it, Harutora constantly warned himself to swallow back his words. But, Suzuka continued speaking.
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>>101241147
"Ah, right, not just you, that next Tsuchimikado head - that Tsuchimikado Natsume - is also the same." After hearing her say this, Harutora's whole body unconsciously trembled, but fortunately Suzuka seemed not to notice. "I heard that all of the people in the Onmyou Academy make him out to be a genius, but to be honest, he's just a little amateur brat. You haven't forgotten, right? I absorbed the aura from his body last summer like it was nothing."

"......I, I didn't forget......"

Harutora managed to respond. At the same time as he responded, he desperately thought of countermeasures in his mind.

...Judging by those words......

Suzuka hadn't yet noticed Natsume's true identity. Then, as if confirming Harutora's speculation--

"In the end, I didn't even see Tsuchimikado Natsume, what kind of a person is he? He should be much more powerful than you, right?"

"......I, I guess so."

"Hmph, I don't expect much anyway. Even if he's Yakou's reincarnation, he doesn't have the qualifications yet, and he even stays in this kind of place to study. He can't possibly be my opponent."

"Th, The reincarnation thing still can't be verified--"

"What kind of nonsense are you talking about? A National First-Class Onmyouji and a specialist in Yakou research like me decided that he was Yakou's reincarnation, could it be that you don't understand what that means?"

"Uh, but he doesn't have any awareness of it...... Didn't you mention that stuff called soul magic before? It doesn't have a reliable explanation either, right?'

He wasn't wrong, Suzuka hadn't noticed Natsume's true identity at all. Though this was true, Harutora really couldn't help but ask. The rumor that Natsume was Yakou's reincarnation had brought forth a lot of things, forcing her to suffer quite a bit since she had become aware of the world.

But he didn't expect that this question would backfire on him.
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>>101241531
"Since you're wondering, let me meet him. That annoying person won't be supervising me anymore tomorrow, and I'm a bit interested in what kind of person Yakou's reincarnation is."

"Uh, that--!"

"Hmm? What is it? Is there a problem?"

Suzuka's face was full of suspicion, and Harutora was even more fretful, unable to think of what kind of good reason would let Natsume and Suzuka who were in the same Onmyou Academy avoid meeting. He was scared that he would be exposed immediately if he just said anything, especially since refusing her with a 'Natsume doesn't want to see Suzuka' might make Suzuka feel more interested instead, wanting even more to come in contact with Natsume.

...Damn......!

What kind of excuse should he find to deal with this? Harutora hesitated, the surroundings shrouded with an awkward silent atmosphere.

Just then, "Dairenji, time's up." Kogure who was watching from afar helped him resolve the crisis without being asked. Kogure walked towards the two of them, taking out his phone to check the time. "Sorry, we've still got work to do, we should be leaving now." Suzuka knit her brow upon hearing those words, and it seemed like she wasn't putting on that fake pretense in front of Kogure, who was also a National First-Class Onmyouji.

"......Go if you want, I don't care." Her words were thorny, her tone exactly the same as when she had spoken with Harutora.

"Unfortunately, I have to bring you along today. Though your grades are different, you're both Onmyou Academy students anyway, so there will be opportunities later if you still have things to say." After saying this, Kogure cast a candid smile towards Harutora. "But I still need you for something." Then, his arm suddenly looped around Harutora's neck, drawing the surprised Harutora away from Suzuka's side.

"Wh, What do you need?" Harutora asked in a fluster, and Kogure quietly whispered secret words into Harutora's ear, his back still to Suzuka.
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>>101241579
"How is it? Did anything strange happen around Natsume-san after that terrorist attack last month?"

"N, No."

"That's good. It was chaotic at the time, and I wasn't able to greet you properly, but I heard from the tengu that you helped out a lot, so I've wanted to thank you in private for a while."

"......Uh......"

Just as Kogure said, Harutora almost hadn't had the opportunity to speak with this Independent Exorcist when the spiritual disaster terrorist attack had happened since the area had been in chaos. Though he had heard Natsume and Kyouko's explanations, Harutora hadn't imagined at all that he would be this casual and frank - someone who did things at his own pace.

"Other than thanking you, there's also one more thing--" Saying this, Kogure lowered his voice. "I'm counting on you to help look after Dairenji. She isn't a bad person, her personality's just a bit twisted and she doesn't know how to interact with others."

Harutora inadvertently stared at Kogure. Kogure put his hand on Harutora's shoulder, grinning again.

"Don't make that kind of bitter face, I just hope that you can get along nicely. Don't worry, I didn't hear what you were talking about, but just by looking at your interaction, I'm confident that you can definitely get along well."

After finishing quietly speaking, Kogure didn't wait for Harutora's reply, releasing his arm and patting him a couple times on the shoulder as a goodbye.

"......Alright, let's go, Dairenji."

After leaving Harutora's side, Kogure urged Suzuka who was looking at them to hurry up and move on. Suzuka cast a hesitant gaze towards Harutora but didn't end up opening her mouth. She didn't wait for Kogure to come, walking towards the rear entrance a step ahead. Harutora didn't grab the opportunity, only able to silently watch Suzuka leave.

"Jin, I'm counting on you tomorrow."

"Yes, yes."
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>>101241655
Uttering some final words to Ohtomo, Kogure and Suzuka vanished in the corridor together. Only Harutora and Ohtomo were left in the area.

Ohtomo's final reluctant reply had surprised Harutora. Also, if he hadn't misheard, Kogure seemed to have called Ohtomo by the name 'Jin'......

Ohtomo noticed the doubtful and questioning gaze pointing at him from the side, shrugging his shoulders at Harutora.

"That guy and I are old friends. Never mind that for now, how are you? Do you think you can be peaceful with Suzuka-san in the future?"

"Uh, I......"

Harutora couldn't reply for a while and Ohtomo smiled lightly. It didn't seem quite the same as Kogure's though they were both gentle smiles.

"I can probably guess what Zenjirou told you, but honestly, I also believe Suzuka-san needs friends."

"F, Friends?"

"Right...... I don't know if you noticed or not, but Suzuka-san's current position is about the same as Natsume-san when she had just entered the Onmyou Academy, though the focus everyone had on them is completely reversed."

"......!"

After hearing his homeroom teacher's unexpected remark, Harutora was so shocked that his eyes inadvertently widened.
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>>101241721
Harutora had transferred into the Onmyou Academy half a year late, and back then Natsume had deliberately kept a distance with her classmates, going about alone inside the classroom. One reason that led to that situation was Natsume's shy personality, but the most important reason was the rumor that she was Yakou's reincarnation, and also - Ohtomo didn't know either - Natsume even had to live her life hiding the fact that she was actually a female, and couldn't let others know. Before Harutora had come, Natsume didn't have any good friend that she could bare her heart to.

On the other hand, Suzuka was the 'Child Prodigy' of the Twelve Divine Generals, a famous person that everyone would recognize even for the new students who had just entered. Just a day after she had entered, she had become the idol of the students. However, Harutora knew very well that the 'Dairenji Suzuka' that the outside world interacted with was an act. No one understood Suzuka's personality, and the only person Suzuka could converse with unbridled was Harutora. In the aspect of being alone, Suzuka was completely the same as the Natsume from the past.

"......After you transferred, Natsume-san's interpersonal relationships improved quite a bit, all due to you. This time, Suzuka-san has entered the Onmyou Academy, so why don't you help her again." After saying this, Ohtomo placed his hand on Harutora's shoulder, the shoulder on the other side of where Kogure had patted.

Harutora silently stood still, not knowing how to respond.
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>>101234223 >>101235627 >>101235774 >>101235836 >>101236040 >>101236112 >>101236344

Suzuka is so goddamn cute, that gap moe.
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>>101240848 >>101240910 >>101240961
>>101241009 >>101241059 >>101241105
>>101241147 >>101241531 >>101241579
>>101241655 >>101241721 >>101241774

So, yeah. The anime didn't do this whole scene and inserted their own version, which wasn't good compared to this. I'm mad.
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>>101239332
Please no.
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>>101246413
>Sand castle
So uhh, who's the girl giving Bakatora that erection he's trying to hide?
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>>101246818
Touji obviously, Niggas prolly whispering what he's going to do to that ass tonight.

Also
>Natsume and Hokuto together
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Novelfags, is Kon Yakou's childhood friend?

It sounds like Kon has been with Yakou forever maybe even when Yakou was a kid.
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>>101247047
iirc Yakou rescued Hishimaru and they stayed friends till the end, There's even a scene in the show about it.
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>>101246413
Natsumoe being as moe as ever.
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>>101246413
>all that DFC/small breasts
Thanks author/artist or whoever it was that chose these designs.
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>>101247047
Kon aka Hishimaru was a Tsuchimikado family member that was possessed by a fox. As a result, she was bullied and imprisoned. When they were still kids, Yakou came along and made her his shikigami. They then pretty much grew up together with Yakou protecting Hishimaru from the bullies.
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>>101247160
>>101247569
What about Yakou's either shikigami, the orge guy. What's his story?
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>>101249124
ogre*
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Was it rape?

He raped her in that fight, that's for sure.
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>>101251747
>Was it rape?
No, but it will be.
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>>101251803
I wait for the doujins.
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>>101251981
>implying TR will get any
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>>101249124
>>101249169

Novel hasn't talked about Kakugyouki's past with Yakou, but JP fans speculate that he's this guy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibaraki-d%C5%8Dji
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>>101251981
>Tokyo Ravens
>doujins
Anon please. Best you can hope for is a lewd OVA or something.
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>>101252064
But why? Perhaps lack of popularity?
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>>101252064
>>101252125

Just believe ;_;
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>>101252704
I stop believing after I saw all those god awful fanarts on pixiv.
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Kon-chan saving bump.
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>>101253179
That reminds me that I never checked pixiv for fanart from this series.
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>>101256302
It's ok Anon, maybe we should let it go.
It's been a good thread.
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>>101256537
Here's some good fanarts:
http://i1.pixiv.net/img37/img/langod/41158186.jpg
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=big&illust_id=41120107
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=big&illust_id=41072537
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=big&illust_id=41034491
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>>101257920
The thread might get a second wind in a bit, I'm just fretting about mein LN translations.
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bump
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So anyone like the actual exorcist uniform?
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>>101236406
>>101237683
But why was she about to cry at the end again?


The encounters with Harutora immediately appeared in her mind. Every time Tsuchimikado Natsume was brought up, his attitude would become strange. In other words, this was a secret that couldn't be told to others. Tsuchimikado was the main family 'son' to outsiders, but this was actually a lie concealing her true identity.

Not only this.

...'The true Hokuto'...

"......Right."

High-level techniques that could even conceal her from Suzuka.

A reason for always being with Harutora.

...'She's still somewhere.'

"......So that's it."

Just then, a burning anger that even she couldn't help but be surprised about controlled Suzuka's mind, and a cruel personality - one that even she herself feared - broke its shackles.

A smile emerged on her mouth, her tangled emotions making her sneer leisurely.

She looked at Harutora, looking at his pale face and dumbstruck appearance, and her eyes moistened again.

This time, she made absolutely sure not to cry again.

"Now...... things are becoming more and more 'interesting."

That's right, she definitely couldn't cry again.
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>>101261052
I do, I find it very stylish but fitting for the school duties. It wasn't made for the sake of fashion like most other anime school uniforms but bring an actual meaning to the existence of Onmyo Academy.
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>>101261229
No I meant the actual exorcist uniform not the school one.
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>>101261467
I like it but it reminds me more of a standard police uniform than an exorcist uniform IMO
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>4d 1h 16m
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>>101261874
Probably because it is blue in the anime. In the novels it is supposed why the exorcists are called ravens hence the ln title.
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>>101261052
It kind of reminded me of the ones in Ao no Exorcist other than being blue instead of black. I like it but the school uniforms in this are what truly stick out for me.



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