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「絢辻詞 後編 ケッセン」 (Ayatsuji Tsukasa Kouhen – Kessen)
“Ayatsuji Tsukasa, Second Chapter – Showdown”

I know I said that Tsukasa was probably going to see right through Noriko’s ploy, but I never anticipated that Junichi would have it so good right after she did. The infamous Amagami shed where kinky miracles happen makes its return! Everyone’s probably thinking it so I’ll just come out and say it: If Tsukasa’s that forceful when it comes to a kiss, imagine what she’s like in bed (which we all know happens). Forget not getting any sleep; Junichi would probably be a bit bruised and battered from all the rough stuff. I’m willing to bet handcuffs would be involved at some point.

Naturally, the mere thought of that is enough to win over hormone-raging audiences, but the many faces of Ayatsuji Tsukasa continue to be my favorite aspect about her character. There’s nothing better than the powerful independent type than knowing that you’re of the only person she confides in and will show her weaker to, as it’s quickly reciprocated by a desire to do anything for her. (I can’t believe I just typed that.) Mushy stuff notwithstanding, Junichi did do and say all the right things during this student council election, which reaffirms why Tsukasa (foolishly) fell for him in the first place. From my perspective, he’s clearly one lucky “sonuvabitch”, but not entirely undeserving of his fortuitous love life either. While he bites off more than he can chew at times, there’s almost an unspoken level of respect since it’s usually out of his comfort zone. The same probably can’t be said how being uncool lands him in an even better situation, but Tsukasa did feel that he provided the support she needed to win the election, so who am I to say otherwise?

The question is, will Junichi go down as the most enviable character of 2012 at this rate? Odds are that he’ll likely be a candidate if I choose to include such a category this year. From this first mini-arc alone, I’m quite impressed by how this sequel has captured the same romantic essence as the original — even after Junichi’s already in a relationship with each of the girls. It helps when there’s something to stir the pot like Noriko did here, but even then, two episodes aren’t a lot to work with. I’m really looking forward to seeing the other arcs now, especially Rihoko’s that’s coming up next. She was the only heroine who got “friend-zoned” in the first season (and pretty badly at that), so I’m really hoping this anime original follow-up makes up for that.

* Risa had a small cameo this episode.
* Congrats to Sae for taking second place from Noriko, who should’ve really rethought her strategy if she can’t even beat the shy first-year.
* Full-length images: 03, 08, 12, 28, 32.

 

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January 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm
76 comments »
  • January 13, 2012 at 6:46 pmnagi

    They had sex twice, no?

    • January 13, 2012 at 7:10 pmHelvetica Standard

      They did?

    • January 13, 2012 at 7:35 pmThe Moondoggie

      What’s stopping them anyway? And they did had a child in the canon end. Even if this is an original you got to stick with canons too.

    • January 13, 2012 at 7:45 pmRickyMack

      i was assuming that was why he didn’t get any sleep. i mean she did ask “you’re fine with just one kiss?”

    • January 13, 2012 at 8:48 pmchaos

      LOL! Oh, you horn toe you…:D

      No! They didn’t. They only have sex in the hentai doujin version, which I have links to. Just say please…

      • January 13, 2012 at 9:09 pmShugarl

        please… don’t post any links.

        However, if you have doujin for the other girls… *smirk*

      • January 13, 2012 at 9:16 pmchaos

        Oh, I have all kinds…

        One girl. Two Girls. All Girls. Even two girls, one cup…

        (If you understood what I just said, you are one sick “sonuvabitch” or have been horribly scarred by your friends) O_O

      • January 13, 2012 at 9:35 pmXziled

        you are a horrible person for even mentioning that D:

        damnit,all the bad memories from my dorm life is coming back now T.T

      • January 14, 2012 at 9:21 amJusuchin (Military Otaku)

        Goddamnit. ~_~ Horrible freshman year shit coming back…

        Augh..

  • January 13, 2012 at 6:47 pmCroos

    I didn’t noticed Risa was there.
    thx divine.

    • January 14, 2012 at 1:39 amjackxu

      Maybe Risa was afraid of Tsukasa. Remember in her arc in season one where she was spreading false rumors about Junichi. Tsukasa was the only one that didn’t believe her.

      • January 14, 2012 at 5:24 amBenigmatica

        Agreed to that! I mean, Risa was scared about Tsukasa’s bitchrep secret!

  • January 13, 2012 at 6:59 pmctscloud

    What a player. He could of have two girls..

    • January 13, 2012 at 8:49 pmchaos

      What two?

  • January 13, 2012 at 7:33 pmMediafag

    My mouthpiece wasn’t ready for this.

  • January 13, 2012 at 7:45 pmMasterDragonKnight

    *stares*

    AYATSUJI-SAN IS A WONDERFUL PERSON WITH NOTHING TO HIDE!!!

    • January 13, 2012 at 8:14 pmjrj

      best face ever :)

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:04 pmKickingFish

    oh man makes this makes me wanna kill junichi, why cant we 3d guys get it as good as he does?
    Damn hahaha

    • January 13, 2012 at 8:17 pmGekokujou

      Probably because not that many of us act on our perversion like he does. Even if you did, chances are the girls won’t react to it too well.

      • January 13, 2012 at 8:51 pmchaos

        LIES!

        It is a lot easier than you think. Tried it a bunch of time. After a while, it just become routine like reading a script. You just need some PUA skills.

    • January 13, 2012 at 9:37 pmShoujo A

      I wish I had a 3D guy so I could wash his back in a swimsuit. :P Amagami fanservice is the best. Even steamy scenes like that manage to look oh so sweet and romantic.

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:07 pmc2710

    can i have both hitagi and her as my girlfriends?

    • January 14, 2012 at 1:59 ameharper256

      You realise you won’t live past 30 with both of them as your G/F’s, though, right? Staple wounds, entropic death glares aside, you’re assuming they won’t kill each other on sight.

      Anyway, lets get Rihoko out of the way next… I shall find it rofl-worthy if shes still friendzoned after another 2 episodes.

      Oh, and having a naturally obscene imagination, I also concluded they had sex twice this episode, like nagi suggested above. “Are you really fine with just a kiss?”. Seriously, what hot-blooded male (or Tsukasa) responds yes to such a question?

      • January 14, 2012 at 2:02 amc2710

        haha….. i dont mind not living past 30

      • January 14, 2012 at 8:44 amJared Drake

        It would be a good death. One that men all over the world shall be proud of for ages to come…

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:16 pmAnimesetsuna

    So,

    Tsukasa is on ep 1 & 2, Rihoko is on ep 3 & 4, Ai is on ep 5 & 6 , Sae is on ep 7& 8, Kaoru is on 9 & 10 , Haruka is on ep 11 & 12.

    I wanna watch Morishima Haruka Chapter so badly after watching Ayatsuji Tsukasa Chapter.

    • January 13, 2012 at 9:05 pmchaos

      They are saving the best for last this time around hehehehe

    • January 13, 2012 at 10:58 pmAnimesetsuna

      You’re right. Haruka Chapter will be more interesting. But Tsukasa Chapter is nice. And I like how Junichi act like a grown up person when he was with Tsukasa. But Junichi act more like a kid when he was with Haruka but still interesting. ^^hehe

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:18 pmjrj

    I really like how this episode… nice job, class rep student council president :3

    from the preview, things will pick up after Rihoko is set in friend zone… hopefully we will get to see some better development between the two… Innocent childhood friend who loves you dearly is always a treasure!!!

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:19 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    The very fact that I can feel so satisfied (yet sad that it’s already over for Tsukasa), even with half the number of episodes (yet feeling like it WAS a 4 episode arc) shows how well everything about this has been planned and executed thus far, despite being original content which, as pointed out last episode blog, hardly seems to play out well at all. They took everything that was great about the original and simply added on more situations to allow the relationship (which, at least this time, has only been a month in) to develop even further and cement the love between Junichi and whichever girl it currently is.

    Heck, they already tried to “interject” another girl between himself and Tsukasa to throw the relationship into a distrusting flux (which usually ends badly), but we find that, unlike quite a lot of anime female leads, Tsukasa doesn’t buy it for a second (considering she can tell the type of person Noriko is for one) and is also fully willing to give Junichi the benefit of the doubt instead of just instantly going on an angry tirade, calling him a two-timer and other names while hitting him, and storming off without giving him a chance to explain (or at least not believing said explanation). All that Noriko’s attempt did was bring the two even closer together than before.

    I can only hope that the other girls are done just as well or better in their own ways.

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:45 pmchaos

    What if she get friend-zoned again?!

    The horror…
    THE HORROR…(O_O)

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:49 pmfragb85

      How is it horrific? If Rihoko does become a Junichi’s girlfriend, we get some long overdue WAFF. If she gets friendzoned again then we get GLORIUS INTERNET RAGE.

      Looks like a win-win to me.

      • January 14, 2012 at 3:49 pmpaulrenzo

        I am so with you on this!

    • January 14, 2012 at 3:26 amZeta

      Like I previously said, I will expect another rant video from Hitler. He shall bring hell to Earth, so let’s all pray for the best. Think of the JEWS!!, I mean… think of the children!!.

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:46 pmMissingnomer

    I think they are gonna get rid of the boring arcs first. I mean we already know how the ending is for this one if you watched the first season. So I am more excited for the arcs with the open endings. Like Rihoko (Did I spell that right). That one didn’t even have a decent ending. I wait for that one, but that doesn’t mean these first two episodes were bad or anything. Just looking forward to the more interesting arcs.

    • January 13, 2012 at 9:09 pmchaos

      Rihoko was never really that interesting…

      All roles are pretty much taken and all she got was what is left. She is last for a reason. I will find it hard to make a 180 turnaround with just 2 episodes. Unless she is direct about her feeling and take charge, she is going to get shot down again.

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:59 pmhaseo0408

    Once you reach her weak side Tukasa can be really cute without facking it, in the other I thought for moment she was actully going to rip Noriko´s head off. If all other arcs develop this way the sequel is going awsome, I can´t enough of the romance with so different girls.

    • January 13, 2012 at 9:11 pmchaos

      Only in Anime world will harem works out well…

      In the real world, it get very nasty. Not in a kinky way either. Just plain messy and horrible.

      • January 14, 2012 at 3:50 pmpaulrenzo

        The RL scenario you mentioned has already happened in anime. Nice boat anyone?

    • January 13, 2012 at 10:58 pmChaos2Frozen

      @Chaos

      What are you talking about? There’s no harem in this.

      • January 14, 2012 at 2:34 pmchaos

        It is an onmibus version of a harem. Each girl still get it on with Junichi if you see the big picture rather than each arc.

      • January 14, 2012 at 5:57 pmChaos2Frozen

        @Chaos

        Which doesn’t support your statement at all because there’s only one girl in each arc so there is no harem, which means there is no harem dynamics for you to compare to real life.

      • January 14, 2012 at 8:17 pmhaseo0408

        That´s right and that is what a like about the series so much, each time they focus in one interaction making more easy to develop each girl´s carisma, emotions and reaction. I like harem anime but one of the downsides is that not all the girls get the proper atention, this way we also have the chance to see how the male lead reacts in each scenario. Take Yosuga no Sora for example.

  • January 13, 2012 at 9:01 pmSeishun Otoko

    Don’t jump to conclusions Divine
    Maybe Tsukasa likes her man to take charge in bed ;P

    • January 14, 2012 at 12:38 amDivine

      Switch up the roleplay every now and then? I can see that happening.

  • January 13, 2012 at 9:26 pmThe_Magus_Killer

    @Seishun Otoko: that depends on whether Junichi mans up and takes charge when they get married. It’s more likely that Junichi will get henpecked by Ayatsuji-san, though. XD

    *Shoots Junichi in the face with the with the Thomposon Contender pistol (loaded with the Origin bullet) for being a lucky s*n of b*tch, and for falling for Noriko’s trickery*

    *Shoots Kurosawa Noriko in the face with a full magazine’s worth of the Calico sub-machinegun for trying to mess with Junichi and Ayatsuji*

    AYATSUJI-SAN IS A WONDERFUL PERSON WITH NOTHING TO HIDE. That is all. XD

    • January 13, 2012 at 9:30 pmSuppa Tenko

      Are you using the 50 round magazine or the 100 round?

      • January 13, 2012 at 9:34 pmThe_Magus_Killer

        Just 50 rounds. The 100 round magazines are reserved for the other Masters (especially Kotomine Kirei). XD

  • January 13, 2012 at 9:29 pmSuppa Tenko

    http://randomc.net/image/Amagami%20SS/Amagami%20SS%20-%2003%20-%20Large%2020.jpg
    Ah, the tie-pull kiss. I enjoy having those, its very… well very good.

    • January 14, 2012 at 5:23 amewok40k

      yup, this is what makes the ordinary suit&tie into sexy outfit suddenly… just dont overdo it into breathplay (but who knows what happened in later encounters that led to the charming daughter…)

    • January 14, 2012 at 8:47 amJared Drake

      The tie is an utterly useless piece of clothing. Until you come across situations like this… :P

  • January 13, 2012 at 11:00 pmMrRei

    THAT SHED NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED!

    And ☹.. no more Tsuka-sama..

  • January 13, 2012 at 11:05 pmBreedo

    That’s a great addition to last years story, also the animation is really on par with the best of it last year. They really stepped it up. I totoally missed Risa as I was looking at Kaede Rihoko’s buddy. ;p

  • January 13, 2012 at 11:08 pmThe_Magus_Killer

    After watching the episode twice, I was wondering: why are there bales of hay (you can see the bales of hay stacked in the back of the shed) inside the “Amagami-shed-where-kinky-miracles-happen”? Do they keep horses inside the school? Or is it for “other” uses? Hinty-hint-hint.

    Or maybe I am thinking about this too much?

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:57 pmhoiut

      To hide the assassins. Or Risa.

  • January 13, 2012 at 11:33 pmRakkyo

    A rather weak episode if you ask me, but still gives that warm and fuzzy feeling.

  • January 13, 2012 at 11:44 pmfragb85

    I enjoy how Tsukasa can be strong and demanding and yet show that she does care for Junichi. Its those little things that I love about this series. And all Junichi had to do was get blackmailed and beaten by her befoe she fell for him.

    Its also good how they showed the clever side of Tsukasa, since she was able to detect BS instantly. Far better than that lame Risa episode where she believed Risa’s lies.

  • January 14, 2012 at 12:02 amKusano

    I didn’t notice Risa either *facepalm*. Is this going to be like finding Where’s Waldo every week now?

    • January 14, 2012 at 2:38 amSaya

      That would actually be pretty cool. She should appear at least once in every arc.

  • January 14, 2012 at 12:05 amThe_Magus_Killer

    Hey Divine and the writers of Random Curiosity! Watch Thermae Romae – it might not be as epic or as good as other anime in the Winter 2012 list, but it’s an interesting look into the life of a “normal” (well, as normal as can be) architect. It’s also good for studying comparative history of cultures with bathing!

    • January 14, 2012 at 12:35 amThe_Magus_Killer

      Thermae Romae for the “Best 3-episode anime of 2012″-award category please. =)

  • January 14, 2012 at 1:16 amMaimeDaifuku

    Ayatsuji Kiraboshi!

    http://tinypic.com/r/2u8iasy/5

    • January 14, 2012 at 2:04 amDivine

      That’s Haruka by the way, so it would be Morishima Kiraboshi.

      • January 14, 2012 at 2:20 amTakaii

        WHY ARE THE COMMENT TIMES SO DIFFERENT? I DIDN’T EVEN SEE YOUR RESPONSE. KLJASDLKJFA

    • January 14, 2012 at 2:20 amTakaii

      Incorrect! Morishima-Boshi!

  • January 14, 2012 at 2:36 amSaya

    Ohai Risa. Didn’t see you there.

    This really felt short. I was actually kind of hoping for a bit of a flash to the future as well. they always make a story feel much more conclusive.

    I like how they showed Rihoko to kind of tie her into the next arc. Get out of that friend-zone! Hers was the only arc that I didn’t like from last season. Definitely a good excuse for a second season to be made to make up for that.

  • January 14, 2012 at 8:34 amLectro Volpi

    “Everyone’s probably thinking it so I’ll just come out and say it: If Tsukasa’s that forceful when it comes to a kiss, imagine what she’s like in bed (which we all know happens)”

    I WAS NOT! CAN’T UNSEE!

    YOU WANT IT? YOU GOT IT! Amagami’s fighting levels!

    S RANK:

    1. Tsukasa -untouchable-
    2. Hibiki – A powered up AiHaki included

    A RANK:

    3. Kaoru
    4. Risa (Underhanded tactics)
    5. Ai

    B RANK:

    6. Rihoko
    7. Haruka

    DIABOLUS RANK::

    8. Sae

    I Hope we see next week Amagami SS 2: Rihoko Strikes Back!

  • January 14, 2012 at 12:54 pmbijyu

    My favorite character is done. Only two other girls I care about. Might skip next arc all together as I really don’t care for rihoko.

  • January 14, 2012 at 1:34 pmLeticia

    So I don’t get this. I watched the original series and I enjoyed it(some girls more than the others) so, is this a sequel o is it a remake with some new scenes or something? Sorry, I’m lost U_U

    • January 14, 2012 at 3:13 pmZhinvu

      I think someone in the comments in the episode 1 entry said this was gonna a follow up to the first season and will be made up of original material. Meaning it’s gonna show what’s Juunichi going through shortly after hooking up with each girl. Anybody please correct me on this one though.

  • January 14, 2012 at 3:23 pmZhinvu

    From the moment Juunichi realizes Tsukasa caught him and Noriko about to kiss, to when he was being pulled by the tie, to locking themselves inside that shed, to Tsukasa’s silent walk towards Juunichi before kissing him…I can only hear the “Psycho” movie theme playing in my mind. Or for a more japanese example, the first few minutes of Sephiroth’s “One Winged Angel” theme.

  • January 14, 2012 at 3:34 pmZhinvu

    Just wow. Haruka somehow finds a way to steal the show, even just as a side character. Lovely Haruka indeed…no wait Lovely Haruka already sounds redundant.

  • January 14, 2012 at 6:06 pmJason Isenberg

    Wow good job Risa in pulling off a Waldo on me

  • January 15, 2012 at 1:41 amJared Drake

    So I’ve downloaded Amagami SS. Is it important to follow them episode by episode? I’m interested in Haruka, Kaoru, and Tsukasa – So i’ve seen everything until Episode 8. Is it alright to skip the next few arcs and go straight to Tsukasa????

  • January 15, 2012 at 2:28 amAiRiSuDaiSuKi

    Rihoko needs her own romantic ending!!! it’d be so so unfair if she won’t get it the second time. DX

  • January 15, 2012 at 2:36 amJhacks

    “The question is, will Junichi go down as the most enviable character of 2012 at this rate? Odds are that he’ll likely be a candidate if I choose to include such a category this year.”

    Yes add that, and i will also like to nominate that lucky bastard ARARARARAGI!