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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:16 am Reply with quote
"Dropped" Smile
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zeo1fan



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:19 am Reply with quote
This teacher will undoubtedly be a great mentor figure to our boys. Smile I don't know what to make of a sister heavily involved in Rin's life. As far as I know, KyoAni prefers to dodge incest fetishism. In the case of a story aimed at girls, I'd imagine even more so. Razz
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lloydz



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:21 am Reply with quote
No sale. Can't have females interfering with the BL.

Was seriously almost convinced that this anime would have an absence of women until today. I also don't follow news on it that closely either though.
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:35 am Reply with quote
Ten bucks says the high schooler is wearing her swimsuit underneath her uniform.

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v1cious



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:35 am Reply with quote
For a fujoshi anime, they sure are revealing a lot female characters.
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gatotsu911



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:56 am Reply with quote
Is this enough for you, /a/?? Is the show not shit now??
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:59 am Reply with quote
gatotsu911 wrote:
Is this enough for you, /a/?? Is the show not shit now??


The topic's thread seems to be trending quite positively, so I'd say yes.

With that said, I think the greater part of the board was already looking forward to it anyway.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:05 am Reply with quote
Wouldn't be surprised if this takes the Oofuri route, where most of coaches/managers of the swim teams are female. That' pretty much what I expected.
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RyanSaotome



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:07 am Reply with quote
gatotsu911 wrote:
Is this enough for you, /a/?? Is the show not shit now??


That would be like telling women its now okay to watch some harem fanservice show because the main characters pervent friends were introduced. It doesn't change what the show is.


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mewpudding101
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:08 am Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
For a fujoshi anime, they sure are revealing a lot female characters.


Hahaha, nice. As in two. I, personally, as a woman, am very happy to see this dignified approach rather than just milk one fanbase with their kyawaii sekushii fantasies. Kudos to KyoAni! I doubted them, but now the cast has at least a little balance. Especially with the little sister. And two awesome voice actresses!
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Redcrimson



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:16 am Reply with quote
An imouto character, really? Now you're just trying to have your cake and eat it too, aren't you KyoAni?
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:19 am Reply with quote
Redcrimson wrote:
An imouto character, really? Now you're just trying to have your cake and eat it too, aren't you KyoAni?


well there are 5 male leads, who knows maybe one of her senpai's will hook up with her.

Megiddo wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised if this takes the Oofuri route, where most of coaches/managers of the swim teams are female. That' pretty much what I expected.


My thoughts as well, hell it would be nice role reversal to see for once.
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Kohii



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:22 am Reply with quote
gatotsu911 wrote:
Is this enough for you, /a/?? Is the show not shit now??


Never. The male:female ratio is still not nearly satisfactory. It stands at 5:2 right now, when the accepted ratio is 1:10. This sausage fest still doesn't get /a/'s seal of approval.
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scarletmoonwish



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:29 am Reply with quote
I'm for one is elated that they added in female characters, I was going to watch anyways for the hot boys, but it nice to see them add some variety I'm not a Fan of "Yaoi" or "boy love".

This should stop some black lash now for people complaining that it's fugoshi bait now.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:32 am Reply with quote
scarletmoonwish wrote:

This should stop some black lash now for people complaining that it's fugoshi bait now.

Did adding Kyotaro and Hagiyoshi to Saki really make anybody think that it wasn't otaku bait? And I say this as a pretty big fan of Saki. A few characters of the opposite gender doesn't really do anything.


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