「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?

 

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    1. 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 😀

  1. 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?

    ponpon22
    1. 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.

  2. 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.

    outcast
  3. 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

    Zaku Fan
  4. 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

    Dawn
  5. 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.

    Rockmanshii

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