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「ようやく彼と彼女の始まりが終わる」 (Youyaku Kare to Kanojo no Hajimari Ga Owaru)
“As last, his and her beginning will come to an end”

It’s hard not to come back every week and not have something good to say about this show. Because when a show does something out of the ordinary pretty well and the standard things extremely well, it means that you get the best of both worlds — you get a slice-of-life that doesn’t bore you but still get some of those elements that make a slice-of-life worth watching. And in this episode’s case, it was definitely an example of just how well Yahari’s story holds up when you throw it into the realm of a “regular” slice-of-life.

Or rather, when the story pushes our characters into the realm of real people since I doubt any one of them (except Yui) would even contemplate going there — as Komachi so clearly stated when she left Hachiman and Yukino alone with each other at a mall. And while I can’t pinpoint what makes it so fun to watch there’s just something about seeing the two main misfits thrust into the arms of society that highlighted two points that probably wouldn’t have made as much sense in any other fashion. In Yukino’s case, it’s amazingly awkward how she won’t openly express her inner-girly side. Sure there were hints along the way before we reached this episode but watching her fawn over anything cutesy is such a stark contrast to the everyday Yukino that it makes you reconsider whether or not this tsundere has none or a whole ton of dere-dere inside of her. And in Hachiman’s case it’s becoming painfully clear that he’s just a misunderstood nice-guy who’s given up on anything a normal person would consider “happy” in life. And as negative as that sounds, it creates an awesome premise for a show that I still can’t put a finger on what the end goal is.

Because there’s a huge difference between a guy who’s down in a rut and a guy who’s completely lost faith in the world around him. And seeing how Hachiman is a prime example of the latter, it’s interesting to think about what he’ll do when there’s two girls on complete different ends of the spectrum thrown at him. You have a kind and thoughtful girl who represents what most guy’s would want and then there’s the tsundere genius who has trouble expressing anything besides cold hard-data who won’t accept she wants to be cutesy. Not to mention that she’ll lose herself whenever anything cute gets in-front of her. Can you imagine what kind of statement Hachiman would be making if he ever were to choose a girl to date? I mean besides breaking all of his “life rules” that are designed to prevent things from shaking up his life he would finally be on the other end of the relationship stick — instead of getting his own feelings hurt he’d be doing it to someone else.

But seeing how Hachiman is denser than a black hole and has a heart that’s three times too big for his chest, I think it’s fairly unlikely that a situation like that will occur. That said, with it out in the clear (at least to us the viewers) about Yui’s feelings and Yukino slowly peeling away her tough exterior, I haven’t give up hope for the scenario I mentioned earlier. Because if that monologue at the end of the episode wasn’t a ploy at watching Yukino try to be the friend who helps two other friends try to get together, I don’t know anything anymore. I don’t know about you guys, but I think Hachiman and Yukino would make a cute couple (:



May 13, 2013 at 3:04 am
  • May 13, 2013 at 3:10 amHakumen

    Hnnnng Yukino/Hayami Saori

    • May 13, 2013 at 3:30 amlol

      dat twin tail

      • May 13, 2013 at 11:20 amImpetusZwei

        The twintails make all the difference for some reason.. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of long hair, but the twintails seem to suit Yukino better >.<

  • May 13, 2013 at 3:12 amVaan

    “There’s no way my little sister can be this retarded” (Commie subs)

    • May 13, 2013 at 3:58 amCybersteel

      That’s what I say to myself everyday -_-

      • May 13, 2013 at 1:34 pmStranger

        Try five sisters.

      • May 14, 2013 at 4:31 ampokpok

        what is five sisters???

  • May 13, 2013 at 3:15 amjack

    dunno.. feels like toradora to me.. o.0

    • August 26, 2013 at 5:35 pmbrajt

      Totally agree, this episode reminds Toradora pretty much in the way both girl try to tie MC with another one.

  • May 13, 2013 at 3:20 amDualash

    Takaii I think some of the links for some of the pics are mixed around.

    • May 13, 2013 at 3:34 amTakaii

      Not sure what happened but thanks!

  • May 13, 2013 at 3:23 amc2710

    Some one call 911….

    c2710′s lying in a pool of blood

  • May 13, 2013 at 3:55 amCybersteel

    That thick facade, acting all sociable, and always smiling, starting conversations like a nice girl. Every man’s ideal woman. But ideals are ideals. They aren’t reality. So it feels totally fake.

    ~ Hachiman

  • May 13, 2013 at 4:05 amewok40k

    Sister can be the best wing(wo)man you can have!
    Not how both Hachiman’s Imouto AND Yukino’s Oneesan discretly nudged them in each other’s direction.
    BTW I suspected Yukino of being vulnerable to cute things ever since she was staring at the cat one ep back…

  • May 13, 2013 at 4:07 amBukszie

    i have suspicions on yukino having something to do with hachiman’s accident because of that statement she made at the end plus she appeared to recognise yui’s dog

    • May 13, 2013 at 5:16 ampokpok

      lol you seriously don’t know that! in episode 5 when white hair girl told hachiman that Yukinon is some kind of CEO or Minister daughter go rewatch the ep when hachiman got an accident first you see yuigahama with her dog and super limusine car plus in this ep when yugino are clearly hate dog. I am speechless well i am typing

    • May 13, 2013 at 10:37 amsortedevaras

      I think the accident has more to do with Yui’s inability to use a dog leash properly.

  • May 13, 2013 at 4:17 amKevin Yamagata

    The more I think, the more I’m convinced that Sensei is yandere to Hikki.

    • May 13, 2013 at 5:11 amGiorno Giovanna

      • May 13, 2013 at 5:17 ampokpok

        i would marry her. anime industry are so cruel . all awesome sensei/ onee sama don’t get any boyfriend , i would totally take em all!

      • May 13, 2013 at 7:51 amMgMaster

        I know right?There’s a pretty good manga with a teacher/student relationship out there called Unbalance x Unbalance.I’d suggest any manga fans that want to see a fine sensei as a main love interest to check it.

      • May 14, 2013 at 6:07 amYuu

        Unbalance x Unbalance is really NOT much good, but still is one of the few, or maybe the only, student-teacher “love” manwha/manga that’s male-female.

      • May 14, 2013 at 6:05 pmMgMaster

        The only real problem I had with it was the somewhat rushed ending to be honest.But maybe I didn’t wanna be so picky with such a rare type of manga : P

  • May 13, 2013 at 4:36 amSin1505

    Was I the only one who found the dog a little odd?

    • May 13, 2013 at 5:04 amBear

      I assume that they mean it to be a dachshund. Odd by definition, and I love the little wieners.

  • May 13, 2013 at 4:44 amDa5id

    “It’s hard not to come back every week and not have something good to say about this show.”

    So does that mean it’s hard to come back to the show and have something good to say about it?

    • May 13, 2013 at 5:52 pmhoiut

      Aha! Nice catch. Double negative spotted!

    • May 14, 2013 at 9:22 amZannafar

      Depending on where from England, America or other english speaking countries you come from, a double negative can be used to intensify the negation instead of cancelling each other.

      The same goes for other languages and actually, languages where a double negative means something positive are the minority.

  • May 13, 2013 at 4:46 amTingster013

    Hachiman, you just gain a new pet! Wait, nope, you didn’t.

  • May 13, 2013 at 5:02 amBear

    This show has totally taken me by surprise. The quality of the show has built each week. The “volunteer” plot line is just there as a hook to allow us to watch the characters grow. Much like the mysteries in Hyouka. While I suppose it can be classified as slice-of-life or even rom-com, to me it deserves a classification of an “outsiders” show. All three of the main cast are lonely. Yui is only a hanger-on to the popular kids clique, tolerated, but still isolated. She longs for true friends. Hikki’s failures at relationships have caused him to become cynical and Yukino has become aloof because she is introverted and in the shadow of her popular and outgoing sister. For all three their actions and attitudes have been ways of coping with their loneliness. Yukino’s awkward attempt to do something friends do (go to a mall to buy a present), and then have her sister shove herself into it, showed not only her dere side (kittens on her apron and book), but that she does want to have a relationship with people but doesn’t know how. None of them do. The basic plot is one that gets repeated many times in anime, but I’m finding this really well done.

    Oh, and that ED!

  • May 13, 2013 at 5:21 amjunglepenguin

    • May 13, 2013 at 6:29 amSwarz

      For a moment I was wondering, “What the hell is Miku doing here?”

  • May 13, 2013 at 5:25 amRed HeartGold

    Now this is what a Romantic Comedy’s all about ^_^ the misunderstandings, the pseudo-dates, and the jealousies. xD

    And also, gotta love those twin-tails~

  • May 13, 2013 at 5:27 amsyncmaster793DF

    i vote yukino and hachiman to become couple xD

  • May 13, 2013 at 5:30 amlegwkio

    OreGairu is a more realistic and a more grounded Haganai.

    I love notHaganai as much as I loved Haganai.

    • May 13, 2013 at 9:28 amKirashi

      i love Oreigaru more than Haganai
      Haganai more like fan-service field to me

      • May 13, 2013 at 9:20 pmcruiser2710

        Agreed. Yahari has better characterisation and interactions as opposed to Boku Tomodachi

  • May 13, 2013 at 5:38 amYangorang

  • May 13, 2013 at 5:49 amNadester

    I love how Yukino denies that she wasn’t trying on the apron for Hachiman, who Hachiman in turn reluctantly said “It looks good on you, I guess” and then she buys it anyway. Hint, hint. :D

  • May 13, 2013 at 5:54 amSilva

    I really enjoy this show I didn’t expect it when i saw the trailers but this one is a keeper !
    The reality of it just makes it so much better as a slice of life the way that people act and express
    them selfs is very nicely done, I recognize a lot of my friends hahaha.

    I live in Europe so sometimes I have a bit of trouble with the way characters act in Anime.
    But this show is very easily to relate to, also the main characters are just wonderfully flawed and real.

    My couple preference is perhaps not Yukino but Yui, because Hachiman and Yukino are very alike.
    Ofcourse this is not bad but in these kind of shows girls like Yui are always secondairy I would like to see her type win once !
    But ofcourse I like Yukino a lot who wouldn’t right ?

    • May 13, 2013 at 11:16 amsonicsenryaku

      Exactly…which is what im hoping for (Yui’s a sweet girl and its not like she’s dumb; she passed the entrance exam to the skool and apparently that skool isnt just for everyone) because it would be a pleasant surprise to the romantic comedy formula or as japan likes to say: “love comedy”

  • May 13, 2013 at 5:57 amLondo

    • May 13, 2013 at 6:38 amsonicsenryaku

      the teacher and hachiman are pretty close; closer than most student and teachers would be; I see her as a surrogate mother of sorts…or like a good friend.

  • May 13, 2013 at 6:14 amWildKaiser

    I think that Hachiman is one of the best leads of this season. Really love that negative side of him (Although it’s sad). I don’t think he’s “denser than a black hole” though. He’s shown how sharp he is multiple times. It’s just that he doesn’t (want to) believe that anyone can like him.

    Really looking forward to the next episode. Btw just a question, but who’s notebook was he looking at in the end? Yukino’s? Didn’t really understand that part

    • May 13, 2013 at 7:48 amYuu


      I think it’s just about her having a dere side…

      • May 13, 2013 at 8:20 amWildKaiser

        Ahh I see. Thanks!

    • May 13, 2013 at 6:17 pmDark

      that’s a foreshadowing about what yukinon said about put a blame to someone that make them like that (the car that hit hikki) and the next part where it cut off Show Spoiler ▼

      that hikki actually hear and having a deep though about it by watching the sunset

  • May 13, 2013 at 6:25 amSwarz

  • May 13, 2013 at 7:16 ambaseone

    Hachiman is one of the great MCs out there, just seeing him not blushing/embarassed when Yukinon said to pretend to be her boyfriend unlike some anime MCs that get overhyped just hearing the word boyfriend.

    I’ll also take one Onee-chan and a Twin-tailed Yukinon to go.

  • May 13, 2013 at 7:34 amSuperFlue

    Why do you keep calling Yukino tsundere when she is more clearly kuudere. (More specifically a Type 1 kuudere according to TvTropes)

    • May 13, 2013 at 9:16 amTakaii

      I don’t remember Raven from Teen Titans being a complete bitch toward anyone (except maybe toward Beast Boy) but I can see what you mean.

      I was like “Kuudere?” and then I saw it’s romanization of Cool. Cool and Cold. LOL

  • May 13, 2013 at 7:43 amdytianquin

    Do you guys think that Hachiman will actually end up with one of these girls at the end of the series, or do you think they’ll leave it for us to decide? Maybe they’ll just do what every harem does and not make him choose at all by the end. Hopefully we’ll get some nice closure by the end of Oregairu.

    • May 14, 2013 at 4:14 amvrr4141

      I take the hint from the tittle, so it should end machigatteiru – ly (SNAFU according to commie subs).

  • May 13, 2013 at 7:46 amMagoiichi

    This episode was meh.Needs more Totsuka.

  • May 13, 2013 at 7:52 amHyacinth

    I love Oregairu for showing howreal siblings act, either approving the sibling’s significant other, supporting each other, or simply doing nothing around one another. instead of “I can’t let onii-chan/onee-chan be with another woman/man” jealousy that seems to prevail in so many shows whose names escapes my mind.

    • May 14, 2013 at 4:20 amvrr4141

      I like Komachi, reason : 1. she has fangs. 2. she calls herself Komachi .3. same as you, she matchmaking her oniichan instead jealous over him. cute.

  • May 13, 2013 at 7:53 amkoranot

    Wait… how is this happening again? I did not see even one scene in which the two Ys started noticing 8man as a love interest

    • May 13, 2013 at 8:28 amYuu

      Yukinon doesn’t, for now.

      Yui since before the anime started, 1st ep, cookies?
      Those where for 8man

  • May 13, 2013 at 7:56 amTakurannyan

    This is all a Hachiman Raising Project by Shizuka.
    When 8man has become ready to accept relationship, Shizuka will take him for herself.

    Source : me

    • May 13, 2013 at 8:09 amMgMaster

      Shizuka sensei ship – all aboard? (if only…)

      • May 13, 2013 at 11:33 amPen3

        After they animate the hikki x shizuka date you might fall in love lol

      • May 13, 2013 at 5:46 pmMgMaster

        You bet I will,LOL!

  • May 13, 2013 at 7:57 amrockmanjoe

    Still my favorite show this season. So good. Yukinon <3

  • May 13, 2013 at 9:34 amkatsudon

    Dere Yukino, oh my goodness- wasn’t expecting an episode that would have so many adorable moments with her in it, as the episode preview last week made it look like it’ll have a much more somber tone, but I’m not complaining! We got character development and a misunderstanding wrapped up in one episode, no dragging out or anything… It’s things like that that makes Oregairu such a great show.

  • May 13, 2013 at 11:16 amHalfDemonInuyasha

    Twintail Yukino! <3

    Is it just me, or does Komachi and Haruno not just act, but even look (aside from hair color) VERY similar? lol

  • May 13, 2013 at 11:49 amMi-Chan

    Hm the title “his and her begining comes to an end” was misleading me into believing this episode would be a heartfelt dramatic episode, but it wasn’t, but I still loved it!!!!!

    I don’t think that Hachiman is ‘dense’, I guess his sister doesn’t know much about Yukinon, and Hachiman understanding that this is a ‘play pretend’ even allows him to go along without finding it awkward. I particuarly think Hachiman has had fixed thoughts about everything in his life, that he cannot see things changing around him. He lacks the emotion to Yukinon and Yuigahama by will. He even answers her coldly when he says ‘it is a misunderstanding’, as though he is not really bothered by it or even annoyed at her misunderstanding, because literly, it wasn’t nearly true.

    I found the panda scene funny and also the dog collar one. Couldn’t stop laughing. Though, I would like to add a note to Yuigahama, we sitll don’t know what she wants to ask/or feels towards Hachiman. I mean she tried to ask him something but then it was interrupted, and so its still a mystery (that episode when Saika interrupts), like she said: it isn’t that simple.

    Great episode, great review. I love Hachiman even more by each episode! Thanks, M.

  • May 13, 2013 at 12:07 pmKuro

    I want to ship both of the girls with Hachiman. I like both of the girls. This will be a hard decision. I will be watching for when Hachiman chooses one of them. I hope so! Good luck Hachiman!

  • May 13, 2013 at 12:38 pmAqueousCactus

    I disagree with the “denser than a black hole” sentiment in regards to Hachiman. He has shown on multiple occasions (several times this episode in fact) how sharp he is. While in most shows the misunderstanding at the end would be allowed to continue for the sake of “drama”, Hikki picks up on it almost immediately and clears the air for both Yui and Yukino. I think he isn’t dense in regards to their feelings, it’s just that he is so cynical he can’t fathom a girl having any sort of romantic interest in him. Hachiman really is a breath of fresh air; while most anime protagonists would be flustered while having their arm jammed between a beautiful girl’s boobs, Hikki is mildly irritated. Also, HikkixYui ftw.

    • May 13, 2013 at 1:34 pmTakaii

      Dense can take on many meetings you know! Like when you have a highly perceptive character who’s so perceptive that they miss the simplest things around them (;

      But yeah, there’s probably a little bit better of a word choice. But it was 3am and my brain was ready to go to sleep xD

      • May 13, 2013 at 4:34 pmAqueousCactus

        Perhaps a better (if not totally different) way to put it is denial. Hikki is so cynical, so self-loathing, he convinces himself that these girls can’t possibly be attracted to him, and ignores all the obvious signals that suggest the contrary. Oddly (and hilariously), the only character he has gotten flustered over is Saika…

    • May 13, 2013 at 7:37 pmBear

      But he also doesn’t trust anyone’s positive actions towards him. He considers them all fake and not to be trusted. Being nice or friendly to him is just a lie by a hypocrite, and everyone else is a hypocrite. Maybe not Yukinon because she mostly makes negative comments towards him (and others).

  • May 13, 2013 at 3:40 pmmoridin84

    - Hachiman, intentionally, completely rejects all and any possibility that a girl might like him, since he was hit by that misunderstanding at least twice already. This is the reason why he was immediately fine with “acting like lovers” with Yukino. She “doesn’t lie” so he can completely reject any possibility that it was real. If it was Yui he would have came up with another reason. With Saika it’s obviously “he’s a guy”.

    - I love how Hachiman and Yukino do not get the slightest bit flustered when people think that are going out. They simply correct them when the conversation pauses and then leaves it at that. This is a more normal, abet adult, reaction than we usually get.

    - The way Hachiman and Yukino can honestly give and take compliments to each other, where due, is quite interesting. They can give an honest evaluation of each others positive and negative points I guess?

    - I hope we get more interactions between Hachiman and Yukino. These are definitely one of the most interesting parts of the show.

    - In the end no one is a fault? Tch, what was I arguing about here last episode then? ;p

  • May 13, 2013 at 3:43 pmmoridin84

    Oh yeah and that sister? She leaves because she is the third wheel? I am not sure which person did it but… isn’t “being the third wheel” actually the reason why she was invited?

    • May 14, 2013 at 6:11 amYuu

      More likely both 8man and Yukinon thought that having one more pair of eyes would make thing go faster, at the beginning the were going to search in different ways ‘couse “it’s more efficient”…

      8man and Yukino really do make a good couple…

  • May 13, 2013 at 6:02 pmMagoiichi

    The only true end and true Ship is HikkixSaika!

  • May 13, 2013 at 8:52 pmKien

    She really needs to buy a better leash…

  • May 13, 2013 at 9:51 pmTokiko Taichou

    Did anyone else noticed that Hachiman’s piece of hair that looks exactly like Araragi’s from Bakemonogatari??
    I didn’t like my no 1 hentai/siscon/lolicon being copied ò_ó

    • May 14, 2013 at 4:24 amvrr4141

      Komachi also has that “antenna”…

    • May 14, 2013 at 5:17 amBear

      It’s called ahoge (stupid hair). Very common in anime.

    • May 14, 2013 at 9:41 amZannafar

      Alfalfa of The Little Rascals had one too.

      This is probably the one who made the Ahoge famous though.

  • May 14, 2013 at 8:55 pmmasso

    I’m totally a Hachiman…. :(

  • May 14, 2013 at 11:12 pmDokoduh

    No Saika-chan?! Oh well, one less thing to watch this week…

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