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    A short about youths having all sorts of different conversations happening at a railroad crossing.

    Airs: Monday, April 9, 2018

    Studio: Ekachi Epilka

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    ?Clank, clank, clank, clank...?

    Today, the railroad crossing bar goes down again, stopping someone on their way somewhere. The various stories of youth, eros, art, first love, etc that occur during the time spent waiting at a railroad crossing... All railroad crossings, all the time. Bringing you a variety of short stories about railroad crossings!


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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Everything is pretty low-key here as it's all about a quick conversation while waiting for the light rail train to pass through the crossing. That was some pretty interesting chatter there as the senpai was trying to take advantage of their youth in a big way. The senpai screamed, but she didn't actually do it as it was meant to trick the kouhai into screaming as well, which failed. This works as a short, so I'll keep going for the time being.
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    • #3
      Re: Episode 1

      Haha, "seiteki ni". Makes me think of Tohru from Maidragon. I tend to like the conversational comedies, and the first duo were a fun contrast. I guess this may vary depending on the characters we get each episode, but I hope these two reappear for a later episode too. I thought it was neat how the girls are named according to how they feel about each other: Ai-senpai ("love") and Tomo ("friend").
      Last edited by EmperorBrandon; 04-09-2018, 04:52 PM.

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      • #4
        Episode 2

        Next people talking while waiting at the crossing are Tanishi and Majima. Tanishi sure did lost his mind when Majima approached him like that to fix his necktie. She sure is too sexy for him in a big way as he just doesn't know how to handle being around such a girl like Majima.
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        • #5
          Re: Episode 2

          If episode 1 was relaxing in a hot spring then episode was having boiling oil dropped on you. Seriously this was just bad. Even if you accept the premise, they somehow made a 3 minute episode feel dragged out. That's impressive.

          What's worse is wondering which of the two episodes better represents the series or if this might be a hit or miss series. One where it's luck of the draw if the episodes are good or bad.
          Avatar: Princess Rei

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          • #6
            Episode 3

            This time, it's a teacher and his student, and he needs to learn how to greet people without coming out as being creepy. But it was all well when Kurobe laughed it out in the end. His social skills need quite a lot of work when it comes to school girls and all.
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            • #7
              Episode 4

              This time, it's a brother and sister waiting at the crossing, and even thought hey are standing right next to each other, they are texting each other using SNS. They said some pretty hilarious stuff through those texts, and the sister was especially losing it. there.

              So with that, the trial period has ended, and I have decided that this short will make the cut on this season's watchlist.
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              • #8
                Episode 5

                At the crossing this time is a gothloli, and one of her fans that has been a loyal follower of her on social media. She sure had it rough there, first with the crows attacking her, then her hat falling off and breaking her back to get it, and then that fanboy coming after her. That was pretty hilarious to see her panicking like that.
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                The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                • #9
                  Episode 6

                  That was just all sorts of creepy there. That guy somehow lost his pants and is asking that girl for something to wear. He gets a paper bag and a pair of stockings, which would make him look even creepier. And as if that weren't enough, he offers the girl a hassaku orange, which is out of season. That guy sure has quite a lot of screws loose with all that.
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                  The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                  • #10
                    Episode 7

                    Next person at the crossing is a poet, and she has some pretty crazy ideas to break the 5-7-5 mold for the haiku, first by adding some extra syllables to the middle stanza and "rounding down" to 7, but it gave her the idea to go 10-10-10, which ultimately didn't feel right. And then combining love, snow, and raildroad crossings into a poem, that was just full of fail.
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                    • #11
                      Episode 8

                      The SNS siblings are back, and they make some more hilarious exchanges there, with the sister having some weird taste in stickers, all while the brother just isn't getting it. And the the brother's friends come to ask him out to karaoke. That was just awkward how all that went down once again.
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                      Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
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                      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                      • #12
                        Episode 9

                        That grown man sure sees his youthful days back at the crossing. But more than anything he saw "Yukiko", a girl he saw everyday while waiting for the train to come, and of course that love would be unrequited. He even went and made a half-hearted confession to her with that letter. And as it turns out, "Yukiko" is back, well sort of as while she's holding that letter he wrote, it appears to be her daughter. Well, it will be interesting to see what comes out of it as this is a two-part story here. Some guys just don't have their heads straight.
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                        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                        • #13
                          Episode 10

                          And that Yukiko standing before Saiki is the daughter of the person he used to see quite a lot back in his youth. Even though she had married someone else and stuff, she still kept that letter with her as she's a writer. The daughter found it while going through and organizing the closet. That was pretty much expected seeing that it would not have made sense any other way.
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                          Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
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                          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                          • #14
                            Episode 11

                            Tanishi is back as he continues to think dirty thoughts about Majima. His mind is may be messed up, but his attempts at apologizing are even more so seeing that bowing and kneeling just means getting a better look at her ass, and it's a good thing he thought better of that. Crazy things are just happening around this guy.
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                            Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                            Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                            • #15
                              Episode 12 (Finale)

                              And to end this show, it's back to the pair that opened up this show. The last time there was a love confession that the kouhai screamed out after being tricked by the senpai. This time, a confession is made through an ear whisper, and whatever was said , it was not something the kouhai wanted to hear. So it ends the same way it begins.

                              Overall, this show is solid entertainment for the short as it got pretty funny at times. As to be expected out of a short, the animation quality is bad and the biggest problem is that things got awfully repetitive. But given its short runtime that it does what a short is supposed to do.

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                              Watching: Utawarerumono: The False Faces, Golden Wind
                              Simulcasts: HZG, DKD, FRB, KGY, TOA-R, OGF, 8NT, ART, BNA, GLP. KKG, LSN, SKT, SBA, YFM, TOG, WLN, A3A, PCR, SHV
                              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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