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So, I've been hearing a lot of good things about Golden Time, and now that we're snowed in here in Kirkland, I'm thinking of marathoning it. What should I expect going in?
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Expect all the characters to be shitty except 2D-kun and Oka.
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Forced drama.
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It's pretty shit, don't bother.
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>>101803414
pretty much this
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>>101803327
TADA BANRI
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>>101803414
Yep.
/thread
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Garbage
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Koko-sama being amazing

http://youtu.be/Vka9ZQjQUjE?t=33s
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>>101803380
>>101803414
>>101803653
>>101803660
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>>101804808
So its just like Toradora then? Thanks.
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>>101803327
The single most enraging character ever created... AND HE'S THE MC'S FORMER SELF!!
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It's really shitty. Don't bother.
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Ignore the show, play the game.
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>>101804875
Toradora was miles ahead of this though.
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>>101804875
Same writer
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spooky shenanigans
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>>101805205
No it wasn't. Taiga was annoying as fuck. I hate tsunderie. This is way better.
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It's great.
You'll be entertained.
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>>101805205
It really wasn't.
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>>10568191
No. Toradora was the greatest love story ever told.

This is the most autistic ghost story ever told.
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>>101805205
Toradora is completely overrated and pretty bland.
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I really want to drop the show, but I'm 17 episodes in. I skipped the filler shit at the beginning of the latest episode. Don't do it man
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>>101803380
>>101803414
>>101803653
>>101803660
>>101804737
>>101804808
>>101805205
>all this shit taste
Don't listen to this shit OP. It's great. Expect TADA BANRI, Paris, good characters, spooky ghosts, and Linda a shit, Kouko a best
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If you're expecting Toradora you'll be disappointed. Not that Toradora was perfect or that this show is bad, it is just better than this.

Also, the pacing sucks.
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at what point did this stop being a love triangle and become a koko route? it was so much better when Linda was involved.
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>>101806819
>it was so much better when Linda was involved.
No. Linda is garbage. Also I don't know if you're caught up or not, but there seems to be some hardcore Linda happening next week.I swear if she ruins everything I'm going to break something.
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drama is shit

it's not even funny
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What is with all the hate one of the best currently airing anime? I agree that it lost some of it's charm after the first half, which was excellent thanks to it's very high pacing and plot twists, but it still has characters that give a far more natural feeling than most.
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>>101806819
It was never a real love triangle.

>>101807107
Fuck the haters, they ain't shit.
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>>101807107
Because most of these people haven't watched it or dropped it very quickly. It's one of the best rom-com anime out there. I'm also really digging the second half, so far personally. I even like the new OP.
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Shitty beginning, but gets better as it goes. I wish I could read moon so I could check the LNs out, I hear they're a lot better than the anime. And I know there's that translation of the first book or so, but it's not that good...
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>>101806468
Are you implying trap TADA BANRI isn't best girl?
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http://youtu.be/XgTqGKog0VE?t=35s
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>>101807332
Maybe.That lightstick sucking got me hard though.
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>>101807377
OSU!
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2nd half is shitty but I like how Koko and Oka are friends now at least. Its cute to see they interact.
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I know most of us hate the new OP, but I think we can all agree the new ED is really solid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT8qSRdddmk
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>>101806819
It was never a love triangle, Banri was interested in Koko from the start and has been trying his hardest to stay away from Linda.
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>>101807649
TADA
BANRI
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It's quite bland and most of the characters aren't that interesting. I actually enjoyed it at first, but being at episode 17 now I just find most of the episodes leading up to this point save for a couple, have been not interesting in the slightest.

If you like romcoms, go ahead and watch it. Don't set your expectations high though.
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It was fun in the first few episodes but it gets really bad really fast.

Do yourself a favour and don't watch it.
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>>101807649
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>>101803414
If you've been in relationships before you'd chuckle at how realistic the drama is. Especially the last argument in Koko's room.
The transitions they made during their fight were fantastic. Shit happens like that in real life.
Sadly, most of you wouldn't know , so it ends up being bashed as forced. But based on the threads I know there are a few of you who do know how women are
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>>101807800
I agree that many of the conflicts are realistic,
but there is also forced drama involved (muh ghost from the past likes another girl, so I'm conflicted about nothing)

But most of all, shut the fuck up.
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>>101807800
Your comment is going to get shit but I agree with you.
The characters are realistic and develop very naturally. Unlike some shows, the characters are multi-dimensional and don't have just one main trait. The way that fight escalated was great and believable.
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>>101807800
It is forced. 3DPD love to force drama.
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>>101807800
I get you. It's probably one of the best rom-coms in anime to be honest and I think the characters are ridiculously well done. Especially Kouko.
>but there is also forced drama involved (muh ghost from the past likes another girl, so I'm conflicted about nothing)
plot conflicts/=/character conflicts
Also Ghost Banri stuff really isn't forced.
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>>101808051
There's a theory how Ghost Banri doesn't really exist and it's just Banri manifesting his feelings in another form since in volume 7 he's recording himself over the past experiences he's had after he lost his memories.
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After I marathoned NagiAsu, I was looking for similar stuff and was thinking about picking Golden Time up...but this thread makes me reconsider
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>>101808275
I should probably read those LNs.
>>101808378
Do it. Half of these people are faggots. It's got good characters, realistic relationships, and it's a lot of fun. It's great. Pick it up.
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>>101808378
I'd recommend finding something else.
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>>101808378
Why?
From what I've seen the posts of why it's good have actual explanations in them and the posts of why it's bad is mainly "FORCED SHIT"
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>>101808491
That or zero explanation that just "it's shit".
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>>101808491
It really is drama for drama's sake though. Banri and Koko have a growing love for each other and a happy relationship and then suddenly a ghost comes out of nowhere, whines that his body doesn't listen to him, and then decides to fuck over his own life. That's not interesting or even something you can resolve.
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>>101808789
But, it's not really the ghost that's the problem, it's his past feelings for Linda which is resolvable and, in my opinion, interesting.
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Buthurt Linda fags shitposting is strong in this thread.

Ignore them. Its great, best love story since Honey and Clover and Nodame.
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Its shit. The relationships are probably realistic, I wouldn't know, but I don't care. If this is what a real relationship is like i'm so fucking glad i'm /a/non.

Koko is a spastic, obsessive bitch. Tada Banri is obnoxious with his "i'm going to snub all my fucking old friends" shit that went on for 17 episodes. At least thats getting resolved. Linda is slightly more likable, although she was kind of offensive in the past. Supersonic has gotten better, but she is also boring as fuck. Mitsuo got no focus until his recent NTR arc.

The plot can be boiled down to: Amnesia + Crazy Bitch Girlfriend. Amnesia is so fucking played out. Every time its used as a plot device I think of a spanish soap opera.

>>101808789
The ghost is the only part I like. The way he fucks up their lives is entertaining. They're all too annoying for me to care about.
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>>101807107
Moronig Linda-fag samefagging. Just ignore. We have a lot of civil threads, this just happened to have that shitposter.
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>>101808789
>Banri and Koko have a growing love for each other and a happy relationship and then suddenly a ghost comes out of nowhere
What? Ghost Banri has been in the show since like the third episode or so. He most certainly did not "come out of nowhere
>whines that his body doesn't listen to him
Which makes perfect sense. All Ghost Banri talks about most of the time is how much he loved Linda
>then decides to fuck over his own life
It's not really "his" life anymore. The same way Banri wasn't facing his past his ghost isn't facing his present/future without Linda.
>That's not interesting or even something you can resolve.
Banri can resolve it though. By not ignoring his past and acting like there's nothing between him and Linda. Ghost Banri wasn't upset until Banri was denying his past which is basically like denying his existence. It made perfect sense and was not forced or "drama for drama's sake"
>>101809030
>all this autism
>Linda is slightly more likable
You're not gonna trick me butthurt Lindafag
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It's pretty good. A nice love story that doesn't take itself too seriously, lots of silly stuff mixed in with the drama.
If you can get past the soap opera plot development (you'll know it when you see it), then you'll enjoy the show.

However, if you're looking for a GREAT love story, you should watch White Album 2 (no need to watch White Album 1, the plots and characters are unrelated)
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>>101808378
Its not similar in a least. Golden Time is mostly comedy with bit of drama, just like Toradora.

If you want staff like Nagi no Asukara watch Ano Hana if did not watched it yet and other PA Works shows like True Tears, Hanasaku Iroha, RDG.

Or go to classics and watch Asatte no Houko
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>>101809030
A true face of same fagging shitposter - a simple Linda-fag with shit taste mad he picked the worst girl.
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Why don't you just watch it and make your own opinions instead of letting others influence you and give you preconceived notions?
It's not like you have anything better to do considering you're posting on /a/.

Think for yourself.
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>>101809431
Oh please, WA2 is just a glorified korean drama. Its decent at start, but turns to shit soup opera real fast.
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>>101809210
I don't like anyone in this series enough to be an X-fag. If I had to pick a girl, it would be supersonic because she is actually a good person.

Linda is wishy washy as fuck, and the fact that she rejected Banri initially repulses me, but even then that is better than Koko. I like yandere when its pure and obsessive, but she spent 19 years wanted to fuck Mitsuo. Tada Banri is basically stuck with Mitsuo's sloppy seconds. Meanwhile, Mitsuo is about to fuck the girl that rejected old Banri.

I can't believe this is by the same person who wrote Toradora. I didn't like Minorin very much but I liked her more than any girl in this shit.

>>101809282
Nagi no Asakura was unexpectedly good. It had a similar setup, but the drama and fantastic aspects were handled much better. I ended up liking almost every girl (Manaka a shit). It helps that its fucking beautiful to look at.
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>>101803327
Prepare for faggot ghosts.
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>>101807107
Just /a/ being hipster
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>>101809508
>I have to like characters in order for them to be good characters
>Hasn't seen Kouko's very well done development and sill doesn't like her
So yeah you either haven't watched the show actually and just got everything from threads or you're a shitposting Lindafag. I'm going with the second one. Golden Time is a lot better than Toradora.
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>>101809508
I like NnA, i find it one of best shows this season - but i refer again: its nothing at all like Golden Time. They are not even in same genres.

Golden Time is classic romantic comedy like Toradora, focused mostly on comedy with actually limited drama. Something like hollywood would adapt into love comedy.

NnA is a full scale Mari Okada drama, more akin to Shinsekai Yori than typical love comedies. Its comparable to other okada scripts, but certainliy not GT. Different things entirely.

Similarly - Natsuyuki Rendezvou for example has pretty much similar to Golden Time plot, but entirely different in genre and execution.
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>>101809692
>Golden Time is a lot better than Toradora
Something we can all agree on
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>>101809692
>Golden Time is a lot better than Toradora.
I agree. However that might be just an impression of novelty, since Toradora was length ago and GTis now.

Or just an more adult settings and characters adding to its appeal.
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>>101809805
Yep. And I even liked Toradora.
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>>101809739
Mari Okada is such a cutie.

Golden Time is a show I find consistently entertaining with lovable characters.

I've only seen the first episode of NnA but I already get the sense of its grand scale. PA Works also did a great job with the art so far.

>>101809842
I really enjoyed Toradora but Golden Time is better in how it's not going to become a harem and because of its college setting instead of the cliched high school one.
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>>101809692
Not him but I don't remember much development. She just shifted her love from one person to the next because she was rejected. She hasn't gone anywhere as a character.
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>>101809739
>Natsuyuki Rendezvou

This was very slow, but I enjoyed it. A lot of people were upset that the ghost spent so much time in his body, but it didn't really bother me. I found myself actually caring about all three of the members of the love triangle and didn't really route for 1 as much as I wanted them all to find happiness. If I were to compare it to Golden Time, I would say it blew it out of the water its so much better.

I see what you're saying about genres, and NR is definitely closer than NnA. That said, NR blows Golden Time out of the water. I wouldn't call NR a comedy though, and Golden Time really isn't much of a comedy.

Are scenes like the one in the last episode where the club assumed Banri and Koko broke up supposed to be funny? They're just boring.
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>>101803327
Set your standards low so all the shut posting going on won't affect your view because it's a pretty good show
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>>101809960
>its college setting

But no one acts like they're in college. At all. None of them care about their grades. Finding work is just a gag they keep dropping. The fact that they're not in high school is almost irrelevant.

They don't even take responsibility for shit they've done. They get in a car wreck and the first thing they do is call all their parents. For Koko it makes sense, but Koko's father goes to 2D's parents to apologize. The characters act more immaturely than most high school characters whose parents are mysteriously absent.
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>>101809964
>She hasn't gone anywhere as a character.
Except for you know becoming trusting and caring about how the other person in the relationship actually feels. You know almost a complete 180 from her relationship with Mitsuo.
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>>101810187
We saw she was trusting and caring from the start, the only difference is that she doesn't do weird stuff she doesn't mean to with Banri. And that's been the case since the start of their relationship.
I agree with you that it's different from her relationship with Mitsuo, but that's kind of my point, she didn't change as a character, she's just in a different relationship.
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>>101809976
NR had its good moments, but mostly just generic seinen/shoujo manga with weak development and finale. Shoujo manga generaly ralelly make good anime - all the good emotional build up and moments it had it wasted successfully. It certainly not better than Golden Time, its actually a rather bad example of its genre.

Compared to something like say Nodame, its just plain awful.

I mentioned in other post Asatte no Houko - since its perfect example of well executed romantic supernatural drama. NatRandevuz? Certainly now.
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>>101810145
Thanks for confirming you never went to college. Let alone in Japan.

School is a time of torture. College is fun time before salvery.
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>>101810145
>None of them care about their grades.
Yeah that's kinda like college for the most part because it really isn't that hard or anything and doesn't require much from you. Although I agree there could be some more college stuff involved.
>Finding work is just a gag they keep dropping.
Except for Mitsuo, Miss Supersonic, and Banri for an episode. Kouko doesn't really need a job.
>They don't even take responsibility for shit they've done. They get in a car wreck and the first thing they do is call all their parents.
What? First thing Banri does is call the police who then call Kouko's parents because she's underage. Also it does make sense for Kouko's father to apologize to everyone's parents. Kouko wasn't going because she was too humiliated.
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>>101809964
The fact that she didn't break up with him on the spot when she saw this >>101807649 proves that she's developed as a character. She had every reason to dump him after pulling that.

How far did you get into the show?

>>101810145
Tada Banri called the cops after it happened. Which is exactly what you'd do if you wanted to take responsibility for something.
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>>101810366
>We saw she was trusting and caring from the start
That's why she went on a jealous rampage on Chinami when she was talking with Mitsuo? That's why Mitsuo said straight to her face that she never really cared about how he felt, but that she was just attaching herself to him? She trusts Banri way more and she actually cares about what he thinks. She has totally changed as a character. Just look at the difference in her reactions from Chinami rampage, to Banri getting down with Linda in the club(which she is totally right to get angry at), and how she's totally fine now with him going to his reunion even though Linda is gonna be there without her there. She actually trusts him and cares about his feelings and not just her own which is a huge step forward from her with Mitsuo.
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>>101810484
But I'd disagree with you, you're forgetting she had a breakdown before that because he wouldn't pick up his phone, and was still in quite the mood after walking into the party. And that kind of obsession was still evident in things like cooking food or finding a swim suit. I can't recall anything that stands out as her changing and not just acting differently toward two people which she has hugely different relationships with.
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>>101810463
>Also it does make sense for Kouko's father to apologize to everyone's parents.

No it doesn't. When my friend got in a wreck, in high school no less, no one called my parents. Thats fucking weird. I'd feel really creeped out and insulted if my friend's parents talked to my parents like I was a child, especially now that i'm in college. Your parents should be almost completely out of the picture.

>>101810463
>for an episode
Exactly.
>Yeah that's kinda like college for the most part
Maybe if you have a liberal arts major. Aren't they pre-law or something? I assume thats at least mildly challenging.

>>101810390
>all the good emotional build up and moments it had it wasted successfully. It certainly not better than Golden Time

That was character development. It didn't need to have a huge climax. The ghost came to realize that his behavior was inappropriate and selfish. Thats what it should look like when characters develop. Its not just some silly thing like Koko being insane and now just clingy because Tada gave her the magical dick.
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>tfw next episode preview

Linda incoming

Kagafags getting btfo
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>>101810931
>I'd feel really creeped out and insulted if my friend's parents talked to my parents like I was a child, especially now that i'm in college
Maybe because you're not fucking Japanese
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>>101810931
Have you actually been to college? I'm majoring in economics at a very rigorous university and I still have plenty of free time.
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>>101810931
>>101810931
>No it doesn't. When my friend got in a wreck, in high school no less, no one called my parents. Thats fucking weird. I'd feel really creeped out and insulted if my friend's parents talked to my parents like I was a child, especially now that i'm in college. Your parents should be almost completely out of the picture.
She lives at home. And Japan is not the same as America. They take things like apologizes very seriously.
>for an episode
>Exactly.
That's only for Banri. Supersonic and Mitsuo have both been seen to be working several times.
>Maybe if you have a liberal arts major.
Not really. Most people are having fun during college which is what we see. That's the great thing about the college setting. We don't have to see them go to class every single day and do that shit because that's boring and part of why high school settings are getting annoying. People usually aren't freaking out about grades during college unless it's a big project or finals or something.
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>>101810931
so if you got in a car accident you wouldnt tell your parents?
maybe japan has a different culture from where youre from
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>>101811051
My point is that you shouldn't use the setting difference as a point of contest if they're going to behave just as immaturely, if not more so, than high schoolers. The setting is barely important, its little more than a halfassed backdrop.

Is the fact that they got a job for 1 episode what you really like about the show? Honestly, Ryuuji was more mature and in charge of his life than just about every other character in the show. Taiga was tsun, but she still took care of herself and managed her own affairs. The characters in Toradora, a generic high school setting, were much more like university students.

>>101811178
Yes. I'm a biomedical sciences major, and while most of the people I work with have it much harder, being chemistry majors or chemical engineering majors, I would say a significant amount of time is spent worrying about classes or taking the GED/MCAT. Engineering majors have it even worse.

I assumed that a pre-law degree would be somewhat equivalent in difficulty since they're aiming for a professional school, but they just seem to spend all their time dicking around.
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some is reading the LN here? I only found until volume 3
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>>101810914
>you're forgetting she had a breakdown before that because he wouldn't pick up his phone
He wouldn't pick up the phone for HOURS and told her she was at home. Then when she went there he wasn't home. She was worried about him.
>was still in quite the mood after walking into the party.
Yeah because she was worried sick. He wasn't home, wasn't picking up, wasn't anywhere and then she finds him in a very sexual position with a girl he used to love. I'd be more than upset.
>And that kind of obsession was still evident in things like cooking food or finding a swim suit
Yeah. She still wants to make her lover happy and still has no confidence in herself, but that doesn't mean she hasn't changed. She went from freakout over Mitsuo talking to Chinami to freakout over Banri almost kissing Linda to being totally fine with him going to a reunion with her. She has had tons of development and if you can't see that you're blind.
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>>101803327
Did nothing wrong
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>>101810914
If you check the time on their phones on that episode, it was well over 5 hours between when he said he was working on a paper and when she eventually found him. And she was worried that since he was just really sick the episode before that something had happened.

And she only really freaked out when she went over to his apartment and he and Nana weren't there so she was worried.

As for the development of her character, watch how she acts during the first few episodes and compare it to the later ones. And pay attention to what she says to Banri during their heart to hearts when they fight.

>>101811447
How is running away and eloping in Toradora mature in any way?
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>>101812028
>running away and eloping in Toradora mature in any way?

Are you serious? Its taking control of their life. I wouldn't do it, personally, but it shows that they put thought into their own decisions and where they want their life to go. I wasn't using "mature" as the catchall panacea people use it as nowadays. Mature doesn't always mean "good" or "proper" or "right".

Thats what life is about. Making decisions. The characters of Golden Time just seem to float about in this magical region which requires no real effort. The people with jobs get jobs cause they sort of feel like it. Mitsuo works at the nightclub because he liked it. The characters get in relationships because they just sort of ambivalently think it would be fun. None of the characters feel real. None want for anything. Its all silly and I just can't care about any of them.

The relationships in Toradora felt visceral. The characters all very seriously wanted for something. Even Ami, who was probably the closest in character to the problem i'm describing in Golden Time, still did things and argued with her friends. They all had a life outside of the love triangle.
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I just watched the first episode. Why are OP and ED both only about Koko? Feels like a one woman show. Well, at least it's Hocchan voicing her.
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>>101812451
>The characters of Golden Time just seem to float about in this magical region which requires no real effort. The people with jobs get jobs cause they sort of feel like it. Mitsuo works at the nightclub because he liked it. The characters get in relationships because they just sort of ambivalently think it would be fun. None of the characters feel real. None want for anything.
I sincerely don't have any idea how you could get any of this out of the show because most of it is a straight lie. I honestly don't think you watched the show and if you did you didn't pay attention at all. The characters in Golden Time are way more real than any single character in Toradora.
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>>101812451
>it shows they put thought in their own decisions and where they want their life to go

Running away is just them acting out a teenage fantasy. They didn't think of the future, or any consequences from doing it. Taiga was completely supported financially by her dad and was going to run away with a guy with no job and nowhere to go and love would solve the rest.

You can like the characters in Toradora more than in Golden Time, that's no problem. But saying that they're more mature in Toradora because you like the characters more there doesn't make it true.

Are you caught up with Golden Time? Because it feels like you're just arguing for arguing's sake
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>>101813010
This.
Golden Time has very realistic characters.
I feel like this guy just watched the show as background noise while doing something else.
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>>101813010
The first part is absolute fact. None seriously want for money. Thats indisputable. I haven't seen a single example of a character getting a job because they're seriously up for cash. Supersonic has her own fucking house and now has a single apartment. You think she pays for that with her job at a cafe? Ditto for Linda and Mitsuo. Ryuuji lived in a shitty apartment with his mom who was a fucking hostess. He has problems apart from his relationship with Taiga. Taiga was wealthy, but her apartment was filthy and she had no friends. Oh shit, that sounds a lot like something that might describe a Uni student, unlike the characters in Golden Time who have universally nice, clean apartments.


Now, I suppose this half is less fact and more opinion. Or at least, its arguable, whereas the previous paragraph is absolute face.

The relationship that budded between Koko and Banri was halfassed as fuck. Koko fully admits that she only got with Banri because she was kind of lonely and just saw him as a fling at first. Honestly, I never got the feeling Banri loved Koko. She was hot and cute, but where was the chemistry? Did he ever yearn for her? If so, I didn't see it. They just sort of get together because it works. Thats not the case in Toradora. It doesn't work for either Taiga or Ryuuji, which is what makes it romantic. Its love first and foremost and practicality comes next.
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So, Chinami cuts her hair after Mitsuo rejects her?
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>>101813132
Yes, i'm caught up. I just brought up Mitsuo's job, which was pretty much only shown last episode when he was cleaning the floors. Which is another thing, there is no communication between side characters. Its like Banri is the hub of the universe.

Aren't Mitsuo and Koko supposed to be childhood friends? Neither seems to give a fuck about the other at any given point. Mitsuo is hiding his pseudo-relationship with Linda.

By mature, I meant adult. Like something an actual human being would do. I didn't mean something good. Adults do stupid shit like that. I don't see how you can find Golden Time more realistic when they seem to live in this fairy tale world where no one has problems that aren't romantic. Even Banri's amnesia is pretty much only focused on "muh Rinda".
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>>101813414
I always thought the Koko/Banri relationship seemed super unhealthy, and I'm hoping that turns out to be the point of the show.
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>>101813414
Fuck, you're so autistic.
Jesus christ.
Please be trolls
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>>101813618
Fuck you and your shit ghost banri!
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>>101813414
Just because it's more romantic doesn't make it more realsitic. I like Toradora mroe as well but i also feel Golden Time is a bit more realistic in that department. Most relationships don't start or develope as conveniently romantic as how many love comedies present it (Toradora included).

The charm of Koko and Banri's relationship (and Golden Time as a whole) is to see how they unveil the flaws and fallacies behind their relationship and work on what they really want and expect from each other. If you haven't watched Golden Time as a whole i recommend you to do it because all those complains you made are adressed and worked in the story and it's pretty interesting to see the characters being faced withall of that. Also it gets a pretty romantic feeling to see Koko and Banri discovering step by step how they really feel about each other as also how much can they withstand for one another.

There's not even a total warranty their relationship will endure but it's not wasted time because both are growing a lot from that experience and both will become better persons from it.
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>>101813414
>None seriously want for money. Thats indisputable. I haven't seen a single example of a character getting a job because they're seriously up for cash. Supersonic has her own fucking house and now has a single apartment. You think she pays for that with her job at a cafe? Ditto for Linda and Mitsuo.
The house wasn't her's. It was her parents, retard. She only pays for the apartment. We know nothing about Linda enough to really know about her money situation. Mitsuo is the same deal really.
>Taiga was wealthy, but her apartment was filthy and she had no friends. Oh shit, that sounds a lot like something that might describe a Uni student, unlike the characters in Golden Time who have universally nice, clean apartments.
Mitsuo's apartment was a fucking mess. Chinami lived with her parents, so of course it's clean you don't fuck up your parents house and she just moved in to her new place and she doesn't seem like a messy person. Neither does Banri. Kouko lives at home and her room fit her perfectly.
>Did he ever yearn for her?
I'm really done arguing with you. You keep saying things that make it sound like you didn't watch the show at all or just put it on and ignored it. I feel like everything you know is from threads because you're just saying very not true things over and over again. Like Toradora more all you want, but actually try watching and paying attention to Golden Time if you're going to discuss it though.
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>>101807540
I fucking hate both new OP and ED, so depressing

first OP wasnt great but first ED was dope as shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw4vMdBIffk
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>>101813512
Not cool.
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>>101813585
They're in law school. So their school is already paid for with scholarships, loans, or by their rich parents in Kouko's case. So that leaves getting a part time job for using those funds for spending money.

Linda has refused to tell everyone about her past too. Whenever someone would bring it up she'd change the subject which is why Mitsuo was so surprised when he saw her ticket to her hometown.

Do you have any actual arguments against the show or do you just want to keep talking about how you liked Toradora better? Most of what you've brought up has been answered or addressed by the show and just because you missed it or didn't catch it doesn't make it not exist.

>>101814188
I like the new OP but the first ED was amazing.
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>>101813841
>We know nothing about Linda enough to really know about her money situation. Mitsuo is the same deal really.

Aren't they pretty important characters? Mitsuo is literally "Guy X who Koko wants to fuck" who moves on to "Guy X who wants to fuck Linda". None of them are 3 dimensional at all. None seem to have lives outside of their effect on Tada Banri.

>so of course it's clean you don't fuck up your parents house

I know tons of people who lived with their parents and their rooms were fucking shitty. The point isn't that their rooms are all clean. Its that they have issues outside of Ryuuji. Yes, Toradora is basically a harem, but even if Ryuuji disappeared, there would still be 4 other important characters who have their own problems unaffected by the burgeoning love triangle.

Shit happens in Golden Time because it furthers the romance drama. Thats all it is. The characters are basically flat.

>I'm really done arguing with you

Okay

>>101813818
>Golden Time is a bit more realistic in that department

You're probably right. As I said earlier, I don't really consider that a pro in and of itself. The relationship is probably more realistic, aka shallow and convenient. The rest of it is not. The show and world seem to exist just to support the relationship of these two people. Most of the characters are significantly less flashed out than any of the characters in Toradora. The development is mediocre.

>Also it gets a pretty romantic feeling to see Koko and Banri discovering step by step how they really feel about each other as also how much can they withstand for one another.

I disagree. The things they have to "withstand" seem to be each others personalities.

You're entitled to enjoy whatever you want though and you at least explained what you like about the show. I guess the problem, for me, is that Toradora was both more romantic and handled non-relationship issues better. Golden Time's relationship is more realistic.
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>>101814401
I don't really get the hate for either the new OP or ED. I think it's just the first ones were so fucking great and these just don't compare. I think they are honestly pretty good, but just not great
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It's actually really really bad. Don't get into it.
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>>101813512
>about to come into thread and ask if anything comes of Chinami and Mitsuo
>see this
Short hair is good, but at what cost?
Do we get to see her break down? I need to prepare both hands.
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kogo is a sociopath

literally been sucking mitsous cock for her whole life, and after a few days she goes deepthroating newcommer tada

shes a filthy whore

oka best grill
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>>101814405
>None of them are 3 dimensional at all.
That's every bodies biggest problem with Linda. Mitsuo is kinda the same deal, but he's moved into a new position now and he already had major development. Banri and Kouko are the MC and we're seeing everything through their eyes, so yeah the other characters aren't as important.
>None seem to have lives outside of their effect on Tada Banri.
We are only seeing what Banri and Kouko see for the most part. Mostly Banri, so yeah I get why you'd think this, but we clearly see the other characters besides 2D-kun doing other things without Banri. You'd have to be blind or not watch the show.
>I know tons of people who lived with their parents and their rooms were fucking shitty.
Most people aren't shitty to their parents. Also Japan is different. Stop ignoring major cultural differences that you should know if you've watched any anime.
>Its that they have issues outside of Ryuuji. Yes, Toradora is basically a harem, but even if Ryuuji disappeared, there would still be 4 other important characters who have their own problems unaffected by the burgeoning love triangle.
Again. Being blind or not watching. Just because their problems aren't getting focus doesn't mean they don't have them and we don't see them. They just aren't the focus of the show because that's Banri and Kouko's relationship. Also stop moving goalposts. Also actually pay attention or watch the show.
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>>101814822
You should have stopped replying to that retard earlier.

Hopefully, when the next episode comes out, the discussion thread won't be so full of shitposting.
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>>101814773
>implying Mitsuo ever let Koko touch him.

pleb.
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>>101814876
Yeah. Sorry for replying to him again. I'm really tired and should really be in bed. It's really easy to get b8'd when you haven't slept in 30ish hours or so.
>Hopefully, when the next episode comes out, the discussion thread won't be so full of shitposting.
Well Linda is gonna in it a lot, so I would hold your breath.
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The great battle of our time will occur when TADA BANRI returns to the bridge and confronts TADA BANRI.

Then he'll go back home, take Linda and Koko to his apartment and fuck them both them with his Eiffel Tower while wearing a beret and shouting OOO LA LA, and in the aparto next to his Nana-senpai must admit that TADA BANRI is pretty metal.
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>>101814769
She thought Banri was cheating Koko with Linda thus she thought she will have Mitsuo for herself
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>>101814822
>>101814822
>That's every bodies biggest problem with Linda [and Mitsuo].
>besides 2D-Kun

You forgot chinami, but presumably that also changes in upcoming episodes. Its good to know it gets better, at least.

However, I still don't see how any of them have lives outside of their love triangles. If you're just going to say the focus is on the romance, fine, but don't imply the characters as a whole are more fleshed out or realistic when they have basically only 1 aspect to their entire lives.
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>>101814876
We've had enough of you and how you clearly haven't watched the show which multiple people pointed out in multiple posts. We're done now though because I've seen through my tired. Please stop now anytime. And don't try to pull the "no arguments" card when half of yours were straight wrong with what actually happened in the show or what would happen in that situation in real life Japan and I still went along. You did get me though, so bravo. I'm going to bed now.
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>>101809030
>Tada Banri is obnoxious with his "i'm going to snub all my fucking old friends" shit that went on for 17 episodes
Really? The guy had fucking amnesia, please conceptualise how difficult and awkward it would be to accept your old life. If I turned into a pretty normal person with a hot girlfriend from being a beta friendzoned shit like ghost banri I wouldn't go back.
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>>101815399
You're free to stop replying, but in the future, just saying "but that did happen" isn't a very good source.

For example, I said I never got the feeling that Banri really yearned for Linda. One guy, maybe you, said: " You keep saying things that make it sound like you didn't watch the show at all or just put it on and ignored it"

You realize thats not valid, right? You kinda have to explain what scenes you thought showed yearning. For the most part, I got the feeling he didn't like getting rejected more than ever seriously loving Koko. There were maybe 2 episodes between "Mitsuo's ex sure is something" and "we're an item", and none of that convinced me that Banri loves her.

>>101815603
He didn't even let them see him in the hospital. It was just rude. He didn't consider their feelings at all. He was graduating high school anyway. He didn't have to go back to high school or anything. Thats a pretty opportune moment to have amnesia, honestly. I can't imagine many other phases in one's life where you can just sort of get away with having amnesia.
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>>101815745
>please spoonfeed me because i didn't watch the show
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You wanna watch it?


Did Lulu finally surrendered?
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>>101815871
How do Acceleretor's powers work?
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>>101815871
Do you want a timestamped 8.5 hour gif of me watching the entire series?
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>>101803327
Not OP here but I just got done marathoning, man I have no idea why I saw a lot of hate for each of the girls when I peeked into the threads, they're nice and while Koko was annoying at first she became very likeable especially in recent episodes, Linda is dealing with the loss of old Banri well and not getting in the main couples way (that's ghost banri's job). Chinami is my favourite up to now but I like all the others, it helps to not be poisoned by the opinions on /a/, I like Mitsuo too but I can't see how the poor guy will ever win Linda. What bothered me throughout watching it was the strain on the main couples relationship (amnesia, koko's personality problems, stubbornness) , but thank fuck that's finally over with these last 2 episodes. I forgot what else I was going to say but oh well here's a couple of questions

Does ghost Banri ever piss off?
Does 2D-kun ever become relevant?
How do we stop the tea club?
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>>101816271
Yes, do that.
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>>101816378
>stopping the tea club
You don't stop them. You just let them do what they want and deal with the aftermath.
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>>101816378
>How do we stop the tea club?

You cant stop the impossible
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>>101816378
I felt like whenever there was an episode with more focus on one girl people would rub it into everyone's face then claim they were best girl. I personally like all the characters which isn't too common to have a show without one person that you despise. besides Ghost Banri. Fuck that guy

2D-kun has his own spin off novel
Nothing can stop the tea club
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>>101816495
Give me 9 hours and you'll be the next Roko. Just you wait.
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>>101816714
I really want to fuck the tea club.
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Is there a gif of this?
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>>101814475
I always liked the 2nd ED. The same isn't true for the 2nd OP, but I did start to enjoy it after the crash episode. I think it transmits very well how Kouko felt in ep 16.
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