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Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 11, 12 (END)

「しかし概して人々が運命と呼ぶものは、大半が自分の愚行にすぎない。\ 天才とは、狂気よりも1階層分だけ上に住んでいる者のことである。」 (Shikashi gaishite Hitobito ga Unmei to Yobu Mono wa, Taihan ga Jibun no Gukou ni Suginai. \ Tensai to wa, kyouki yori mo 1-kaisou-bun dake ue ni sunde iru mono no koto de aru.)
“What People Commonly call Fate is Mostly their Own Stupidity.” \ “Genius Lives Only One Story Above Madness.”

I was really hoping that the man in last week’s cliffhanger was Kiyotaka. D*mn that would’ve been an amazing way to end.

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September 29, 2017 at 8:54 pm Comments (25)

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 10

「裏切者の中で最も危険なる裏切者は何かといえば、すべての人間が己れ自身の内部にかくしているところのものである。」 (Uragirimono no Naka de Mottomo Kiken’naru Uragirimono wa Nanika to Ieba, Subete no Ningen ga Onore Jishin no Naibu ni Kaku Shite Iru Tokoro no Mono de Aru.)
“Every Man has in Himself the Most Dangerous Traitor of All”

With a little more time on the island, we see how each of the classes actually treat this “test” differently.

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September 15, 2017 at 6:27 pm Comments (15)

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 08, 09

「汝等ここに入るもの、一切の望みを捨てよ。/人間は自由の刑に処されている。」 (Nanjira Koko ni Hairu Mono, Issai no Nozomi o Sute yo. / Ningen wa Jiyū no Kei ni Shosa rete Iru.)
“Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here.” / “Man is Condemned to be Free”

A survival challenge to finally put to test how each of the first-year classes will perform. Will they sink or swim?

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September 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm Comments (15)

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 07

「無知な友人ほど危険なものはない。賢い敵のほうがよっぽどましだ。」 (Muchina yuujin hotondo kikenna mono wanai. Kashikoi teki no hou ga yoppodo Mamida.)
“Nothing is as Dangerous as an Ignorant Friend; A Wise Enemy is to be Preferred.”

It’s finally here – the swimsuit episode.

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August 25, 2017 at 7:27 pm Comments (16)

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 06

「嘘には二種類ある。過去に関する事実上の嘘と未来に関する権利上の嘘である。」 (Uso ni wa nishurui aru. Kako ni kansuru jijitsujou no uso to mirai ni kansuru kenrijou no uso dearu.)
“There are Two Kinds of Lies; One concerns an Accomplished Fact, the Other concerns a Future Duty”

A lot happened in this week’s episode so let me try and break it down exactly between what I enjoyed, what I was indifferent to and what I thought was really unnecessary.

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August 18, 2017 at 8:55 am Comments (9)

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 05

「地獄、それは他人である。」 (Jigoku, soreha tanindearu.)
“Hell is other People”

So I was wrong about Sakura.

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August 12, 2017 at 11:37 am Comments (23)

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 04

「他人が真実を隠蔽することに対して、我々は怒るべきでない。なぜなら、我々も自身から真実を隠蔽するのであるから。」 (Tanin ga shinjitsu wo inpei suru koto ni taishite, wareware wa okorubekidenai. Nazenara, wareware mo jibun kara shinjitsu wo kakusu koto no arukara.)
“We Should Not be Upset that Others Hide the Truth from Us, When We Hide it from Ourselves.”

While I’m not largely attached to any of the characters so far, it does pain me to see Sudo being bullied.

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August 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm Comments (9)

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 03

「人間は取引をする唯一の動物である。骨を交換する犬はいない」 (Ningen wa Torihiki o Suru Yuiitsu no Doubutsudearu. Hone o Koukan Suru Inu wa Inai)
“Man is an Animal that Makes Bargains: No Other Animal Does This – No Dog Exchanges Bones with Another”

Can’t say that I didn’t see that coming…

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July 28, 2017 at 2:35 pm Comments (32)

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 02

「才能を隠すのにも卓越した才能がいる。」 (Sainou o Kakusu no Nimo Takuetsu Shita Sainou ga iru.)
“It Takes a Great Talent and Skill to Conceal One’s Talent and Skill.”

Let’s talk about character flaws.

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July 20, 2017 at 12:41 am Comments (45)

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e – 01

「悪とは何か――弱さから生ずるすべてのものだ。」 (Aku to wa Nani ka? Yowa sa Kara Shouzuru Subete no Mono da.)
“What is Evil? Whatever Springs From Weakness.”

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. A lesson to live by.

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July 13, 2017 at 2:20 am Comments (41)