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Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru – 04

「呪いの方程式」 (Noroi no Houtei Shiki)
“Cursed Formula”

Mr. Moriaka, you have such a strange sense of humor. I understand that you really don’t like Hotori. I understand that she is fundamentally the only reason why you can no longer enjoy life. But the point to which you stress over her failing your quizzes and exams is just plain overkill. It’s making your hair fall out for god sake! Taking out your childhood problems on Hotori is just plain cruel too. Not everyone in the world sees everything logically. There are people out there who just like to think outside of the box! Just because she might look a little like your second grade homeroom teacher who attempted to destroy your mind – it doesn’t necessarily make Hotori your natural enemy. Then again, I will give you the benefit of the doubt when you enjoy circling the correct answers on test; only to go crazy when the only circles you write on Hotori’s paper are the “zero” for her grade. From a teacher standpoint it looks like you care a lot. Especially with all the work that you do to help her improve her horrible math skills. But deep down inside I know that you’ll do certain unforgivable things (at least in your mind) just to get your revenge on her. I hope that you never take life less seriously then you already do – it’s things like your horrible math jokes that really make me laugh. Seriously though, what appeal does Mr. Moriaka have too all these different girls? His hair? His looks? His Sugita Tomokazu like voice? I still don’t understand what Hotori, or in fact anyone, can see in him. Romantically he seems like he’d be a horrible boyfriend/husband.

Besides the ever continuing one sided love Hotori has for Mr. Moriaka, Sore Machi never fails to showcase how air-headed our loveable Hotori is. Be it from using hair toner instead of lotion on her face to telling amazingly bad jokes, Hotori will always make me laugh with her stupid humor. For some reason she also takes her horoscopes seriously – but only the horoscopes that are positive for her. Meaning she goes through horoscope after horoscope looking for something positive. I kind of get the feeling that it doesn’t work like that though. And, I also thought that each sign only got one horoscope a day? There’s also more Futaba this week! In an episode that seems solely focused on Moriaka, Futaba manages to squeeze in few minutes in-between the jokes. This is only the second episode she’s appeared in but I’m starting to like her a LOT. I don’t know if it’s her slightly deeper voice, her attitude (especially with Hotori), the way she loosely wears that uniform of hers, or her sexy ear piercings but I know that something about her really gets me. I want more Futaba!

Next week’s episode looks like it will focus on Tatsuno (and not Futaba). I hope that maybe, just maybe next week’s episode will finally be able to shine some better light on Tatsuno. Seeming to appear only as a selfish, egotistic person, she doesn’t even seem like Hotori’s good friend! I can personally say I’m not too fond of her character, so I hope that she has something to round her out. Also did anyone feel like they were watching Bakemonogatari whenever the chalk was slowly falling to the ground?



November 1, 2010 at 12:00 am
  • November 1, 2010 at 12:23 amAnimeToshokan

    Love this show! second best comedy after ika of course!

  • November 1, 2010 at 12:24 amAnimeToshokan

    uhh maybe tied with arakawa :P

    • November 1, 2010 at 8:39 pmTakaii

      After all my finals and projects are done, I’m going to devote an entire day (or two) to watching all of Arakawa Season 1 and catching up on season 2.

      I saw screencaps a while back and thought it was funny, and everyone seems to be praising :D

  • November 1, 2010 at 12:25 amtomoyostar

    Futaba fan x 2

    • November 1, 2010 at 3:14 amShinjiro

      fan x3
      Love those Futaba ( 1st Futaba since Mitsudomoe).

  • November 1, 2010 at 12:36 amponpon22

    “Oh! I just had a thought that was indecent for a teacher to have.”

    Not what I was expecting.

  • November 1, 2010 at 12:40 amKyzel

    Indeed, I wanna hear more Rieka Hazawa! The ED isn’t enough, wtb more Kon-senpai airtime!

  • November 1, 2010 at 12:41 amKaisos

    “Seriously though, what appeal does Mr. Moriaka have too all these different girls? His hair? His looks? His Sugita Tomokazu like voice?”

    Probably the latter. Sugita gets all the bitches.


    • November 1, 2010 at 12:54 amTakaii

      If I could have added a “< /spoiler>” tag to that I would. It HAS to be his voice.

  • November 1, 2010 at 1:25 amInforansical

    The ED is epic. I also like Futaba’s short skirt Maid outfit more than the other ones’.

    • November 2, 2010 at 5:16 amOslos

      saber-like french maid outfig <3

      • November 2, 2010 at 5:16 amOslos


  • November 1, 2010 at 1:43 amponpon22

    Does anyone else get the vibe that Mr. Moriaki cares just a little too much about Hotori’s success? The teachers I had were never so distressed about me. Why can’t Mr. Moriaki just be HONEST about his FEELINGS?

    • November 1, 2010 at 8:34 pmKaitune

      I thought of the same thing! In all the math classes I ever had, if a student fails very badly and show no sign of ever improving upon any effect, the teacher would just stop caring or force the said student to take a special class elsewhere.

  • November 1, 2010 at 3:58 amoutcast

    Excellent capping of the legs. I am proud of you.
    On a sidenote at first i was dissapointed that the generic guy at start didn’t get enough romantic development. But this crush on the teacher is way more fun.

  • November 1, 2010 at 4:47 amZaku Fan

    Gah, still trying to drum up enough interest to watch this series. I know it should be pretty ok but Hotori’s physical character design is off putting. Maybe it looks too male-ish

  • November 1, 2010 at 8:35 amKirino

    Could only think of this when he tried to pull the chair prank:

  • November 1, 2010 at 9:22 amDecel

    Love the ED, even though there’s nothing special about it.
    Why? Whenever I see Futaba she reminds me of Saber from Fate/Stay Night. Saber in a short-skirt maid outfit… Yum

  • November 1, 2010 at 2:05 pmDawn

    Haha man, i totally knew he was gonna calculate the percent chance of getting the broken chair. I love the math teacher hes god damn hilarious next to his arch nemesis. ALSO The part where the teacher put his rejected love letter on a plaque, hahaha

  • November 1, 2010 at 2:08 pmRockmanshii

    I’m a Futaba fan since I saw her in the ED after watching ep1, that zettai ryouki was instant win.
    Hmmm yeah the sensei sounds a bit like Sugita Tomokazu.Oh wait it’s really him!! lol just realized.I don’t think I would have guessed it alone.

    • November 1, 2010 at 8:38 pmTakaii

      Heh. The comment up there was a joke since he does voice him. Personally speaking, “Kyon”‘s voice just kinda sucks you in and there’s nothing you can do about it D:

  • November 2, 2010 at 10:26 amOdarius

    I had the same impression of Futaba especially after watching her on the guitar during the ending sequence. I want more of her too!

  • November 3, 2010 at 12:59 ammikumiku

    His name is Mr. Moriaki. Not Moriaka.

  • November 3, 2010 at 9:31 amShinigami215

    I liked the part where Moriaki sensei was grading Hotori’s paper.