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「苛立ちのハートレイト!」 (Iradachi No Haatoreito)
“Irritated Heartrate”

Man, what happened to Rin? Sarcastic but fun, less shark teeth and more smiling, Rin used to be the definition of the hot guy that everyone likes to be around! And yes I remember that last week’s post focused on him specifically so instead of getting my panties in a bunch since almost everything was covered within all the flashbacks, let me just comment on one thing before we jump into the heart of things — Nagisa as a little kid is just too cute. On the verge of maybe being illegally cute.

If you remember how much I praised Rei’s back during his introduction, it looks like I was spot on saying that he’s someone who’s genuinely concerned for the people around him. And after really highlighting how he’s technically out of the loop for anything concerning Rin and his past, I find it quite admirable how he’s doing the tough thing and demanding answers from his new found friends. Because not only is it tough to bring up these types of questions in the first place but it feels like he’s just about ready to clear the final hurdle in order to really call himself everyone’s friend. But then to see him go out of his way just to demand answers from Rin in order to personally really move forward, I can’t think of anything to say except that I hope he’s able to force what he needs out of that shark-toothed jerk.

In other breaking news though, I think one of my two dreams have finally come true. So for those of you who actually read my posts, you should know that I’m quite fond of our two main heroines. Both Ama-sensei and Gou hold a special place in my heart, but who would have thought that Ama-sensei had an alter ego named Marin-chan!? Not only does she have a killer body but it looks like she has some beastly strength hiding behind that innocent face of hers. And while some people may say it should have been obvious that she was some sort of model, it’s a little funny to think how early Kyoani foreshadowed it — remember when Nagisa suggested she pose in a swimsuit to garner attention to the swim club? Who would have thought!

At the end of the day I think we were given one of our strongest epidoes yet. Even though there was an appaling lack of Gou, a combination of touching flashbacks and some epic Rei moments helped push this episode pretty high in my books. And if I there was something I would complain about, it would probably be that there were no full-size opportunities to get a good screencap of Marin-chan q.q.



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September 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm
  • September 13, 2013 at 10:05 pmWuz

    This weeks preview was hilarious.

    • September 13, 2013 at 10:55 pmSkins Thunderbomb

      Perfect Body.

  • September 13, 2013 at 10:42 pmTragedy’s Princess

    All Out

    All Out

    All Out

    Perfect Body

    Perfect Body!

    Best preview yet.

    • September 14, 2013 at 9:00 amstarss

      You’d think after 3 years in Australia, Rin would be a bit better at speaking English than this!

      • September 14, 2013 at 8:32 pmberrish17

        LOL too bad Miyano mamoru only speaks Japanese~

      • September 15, 2013 at 4:58 pmpaulrenzo

        And have an australian accent to boot!

      • September 19, 2013 at 8:08 pmAshen-phoenix

        He had to speak English as Taichi Mashima in Chihayafuru season 2 as well, and it was pretty rough then too. ^^; Still, can’t knock his acting chops.

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:00 pmzztop

    Ama-chan’s sexy secret has finally been confirmed!

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:06 pmzztop

    I was wrong about the chilli hotpot I mentioned last week. Although I suppose a tomato hotpot’s for the best. A chilli one in hot summer’s just sadistic.

    Has anyone here who is male ever tied up their hair like Nagisa this ep?

    • September 13, 2013 at 11:58 pmTakaii

      -raises hand-

    • September 14, 2013 at 6:17 amCybersteel

      Usually when I study.

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:14 pmWodes

    Am i the only one who noticed the burberry scarf Rin was sporting after he came back from australia? Very classy.
    Poor rei being fifth wheeled :(

  • September 13, 2013 at 11:36 pmMeldoy

    I really hope Rin gets to swim happily with his friends in the end ;_;

  • September 14, 2013 at 12:39 am☩Dai san Wakusei ☆ Kurīmī Croos-kun-chan☩

    I made an Aman-sensei gif of that magazine scene:
    Also a bonus pic:
    Show Spoiler ▼

    • September 14, 2013 at 2:57 pmMelz

      isn’t the bonus pic incest?

    • September 14, 2013 at 5:24 pmagr0n

      Nice gif, but that bonus pic was to much :/

    • September 14, 2013 at 6:39 pmKurama

      Don’t listen to them, the bonus pic is the best part!

      • September 17, 2013 at 4:27 amKF

        I like Gou with Haru.


  • September 14, 2013 at 3:47 amechykr

    I am eagerly looking forward to Marin-cha… er, I mean Ama-chan-sensei’s FTW swimsuit modelling comeback… in fanart and doujinshis.

  • September 14, 2013 at 8:59 amstarss

    Okay let me remember what the hell I even wanted to write 3 days ago…… ……uhhh…….

    I think at this point we all guessed correctly what Ami-sensei’s dark, sinister secret was, but the way it was revealed was still hilarious. I thought it would help the story in some way, but it just looked like it was tossed in during a relaxing time, almost like an after-thought.

  • September 14, 2013 at 9:04 amstarss

    … who voices Young Nagisa??? Her voice compliments his cuteness by 9000! He just reminds me of a rubber ducky I want to hug! Grrrrr so cute.

    • September 14, 2013 at 10:07 ambelatkuro

      He’s voiced by Satou Satomi, best known for Ritsu in K-On! and Chitanda in Hyouka.

  • September 14, 2013 at 12:25 pmJel

    The flashbacks in this episode were probably more closer to how the original light novel intended the story to be.

    It was fun seeing Rin as the popular transfer student type of character, and he has lots more depth now. It’s refreshing to see what Rin used to be like and why Haru and co. still seem to want to be friends with him.

    I wonder what that ‘sight’ they saw when they did the relay with him?! Was it something that profound?!

  • September 14, 2013 at 3:59 pmlune

    Just so cute the episode started with there childhood past! I cant get over there cuteness its nice to see more of there past & I like how Rei tried to talk to Rin hopefully Rin will release something & hope he smiles like before!

  • September 14, 2013 at 5:27 pmagr0n

    I hope we get to meet Marin-chan next week ;)

  • September 14, 2013 at 6:00 pmrandom viewer

    Aww Haru and Rin were at the same height.
    Best shout outs yet:
    -Rin’s self-introduction…”…I’m a boy”
    -Forevar Iwatobi (Goro’s way)
    -The crab’s on fire (in a hot pot)!
    -Rin-chan-san vs. Speedo-glasses
    -All-Out! Perfect Body!

    • September 14, 2013 at 6:14 pmstarss

      If it’s so hot to make a hot pot in the summer, why do people do it? For comedy? I see it in anime on occasion. It happened in Ouran High School Host Club.

      • September 14, 2013 at 6:45 pmrufe

        The short answer is, yes, for comedy. It’s basically a winter dish and there’s heat right there at the table. It’s interesting though since Korean BBQ is popular in the summer despite the grill at the table as are other foods like okonomiyaki/monjya that is often cooked right at the table.

      • September 14, 2013 at 6:49 pmstarss

        Also, traditional Japanese houses like the one they’re in lacks modern air conditioning.

  • September 14, 2013 at 8:33 pmberrish17

    Love this childhood episode <3 Rin <3

  • September 14, 2013 at 9:48 pmrefresh

    i’d kill to see Marin-chan’s gravure photobook

  • September 16, 2013 at 6:54 amKF

    I knew it! Marin-chan is a gravure model!


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