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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 13 (Season 1 Finale)

    Let's sleep together.

    It starts off with a sleepover party at Rizu's house to get summer homework done, and then it's off to the summer festival with Rizu running a food stand with her father, Fumino playing games, and then hurting her ankle, and a lost child causing Nariyuki to miss the last train home, all while it just so happens that Fumino also missed it. So the two room together and think about their plans for the future. Pretty nice way for Nariyuki and Fumino to get closer together, and while Nariyuki is more likely to succeed in life, he's envious that the girls have dreams and he doesn't with only his family on his mind. And so, this show ends, but another season is coming, and quite a surprise that it's happening so soon, well before the Quintessential Quintuplets gets its sequel even though the Quints were first to the air. To be continued.

    Overall, this show does a great job with the comedy and making the characters likable. In all, it's a fun show to watch, but at the same time the show relies on cliches and convenient storywriting to make the comedy go. And then there's the storyline as it just takes the premise from The Quintessential Quintuplets and not really make an attempt to tell a meaningful story so far. In any case, it's a satisfying high school comedy that excels at what it wants to do best.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 12

    Say it right next time.

    This is another episode focused on Uruka as she shows why she was meant for Nariyuki, and this time she actually confessed. But of course in a show like this something is always going to be off, and in this case Uruka didn't address Nariyuki properly, so it's no good. Fumino's disguise is pretty cute with that hairstyle, and it's a shame that Uruka's relay team got DQ'd because of Ikeda throwing off her entry. That was a nice way to get all wet there. One more episode left to go and it will be interesting to see how this ends.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 11

    The clothes fit the teacher.

    It's an episode focused on Kirisu-sensei as she's being forced to wear a maid outfit, and then her old school uniform thanks to a couple of unfortunate events. With a replacement maid needed when one of the workers was accidentally injured, Kirisu-sensei was called to replace her, and she sucks at cleaning leading to her clumsy type being a big hit. And then with all of her clothes in the wash, her old school uniform was the only thing she could wear, so she puts it on and a lot of awkwardness comes from it. And that fake kiss scene at the end to get Fumino and Rizu to scram was pretty hilarious. Kirisu-sensei just continues to be such a fun character being a teacher who means business with a personal life that doesn't reflect that.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 10

    Not maid for med school.

    Here comes another girl who totally sucks in the subject area she's trying to make a career out of as Asumi is studying to get into med school to someday take over her father's clinic, but she knows squat about science and it just so happens that Nariyuki runs into her father, while she runs into the girls he has been tutoring. Asumi also is working as a maid cafe waitress to pay for her tuition. Asumi is another one of those girls whose motivation does not match her skills, and she really made quite the impression, especially with this whole couples act. That was pretty funny how it all played out.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 9

    Help wanted.

    Nariyuki is always trying to help, but unfortunately the circumstances aren't exactly ideal seeing that he's being roped into some dirty things. First, it's smacking a cockroach, but it doesn't help that Kirisu-sensei is always clinging onto him when she freaks out, all while Rizu finds out about it. But Rizu took care of the problem when Nariyuki can't. And then he's dragged into filling in for the manager at a lingerie store doing business while wearing a mascot costume, and it doesn't exactly help that his friends from school just so happen to be shopping there. Fumino found out, but at least she understood the situation. Pretty amusing to see Nariyuki helping out, but he would rather not do those things, all while the manager should know that when something like this happens, there's no harm in temporarily closing the shop to do what she needs to do.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 8

    She swims, but when it comes to love she sinks.

    And now an episode focused on Uruka as she got awfully close to Nariyuki and put the moves on, albeit not all of it was her intention. First, there's the whole smartphone in the bathtub stuff as Nariyuki was calling Uruka while both were in the bath, and Uruka accidentally Facetimed him. Then she gets too close to him after an exhausting swim that lands her in the nurse's office, and she was almost found out by her teammates. And then she gets all seductive eating ramen at a place located by a love hotel. Despite all that, she totally dropped the ball in the end and everything that led to those two being the OTP went out the window. Uruka shows that she's the best bet for Nariyuki, but it figures that she just couldn't seal the deal.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 7

    Teaching the teacher.

    That was some great focus on Kirisu-sensei as she came across as being way too hard on Nariyuki, but it turns out that she's not as tough as she looks. Nariyuki got to learn more about her when he helped her back to the apartment after twisting her ankle saving that cat, and he saw that her place is a mess. And then there's that picture of her as a figure skater learning that she was an aspiring fighre skater until she was convinced that teaching was her calling. Kirisu-sensei certainly is a lot more likable after Nariyuki got to learn more about her. And then Fumino's fan club think that Nariyuki is in love with her, but this misunderstanding was cleared up. Pretty good episode there going to show that Kirisu-sensei is a nice person who just needs to understand people better given her line of thinking.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 6

    He has a girlfriend?

    It turns out that Kirisu-sensei knew about the accidental kiss because she was out searching for the two in the woods, but in the end it was brushed under the rug because the girls came in to plea for Nariyuki to stay on board. And with that, the talk of love intensifies as rumors are spreading like wildfire, all while Uruka is starting to fall for him so much that she took him on a date and tried to play up her attractiveness to get him to fall for her. Of course, because of this that it's only natural that their test scores would suffer, but at least they are learning.

    So with that, the extended trial period is over, and it looks like this show will get the last spot.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 5

    He's on the hot seat. Actually, under it.

    After focusing on all three girls in the previous episodes, this one focuses mostly on Rizu and just like in the field trip in Quintessential Quintuplets, there's a lot of drama on this trip. Rizu goes out and gets lost, but Nariyuki found her following the playing cards to the forest where an accidental kiss happens. As punishment for going out those two had to clean the bath, but Rizu forgot to put the cleaning in progress tag on the door, and as such Nariyuki is in a tight spot. Luckily, Sekijo is there to bail him out as she understood the situation. And for all that, Nariyuki is in big trouble for a much different reason than Futaro as while it's because the girls are still bombing their exams, in Nariyuki's case it's that accidental kiss with Rizu that's landing him in hot water. And now, Nariyuki is in quite a tight spot, and he'll need to come up with something fast if he doesn't want to lose his VIP nomination.

    So with that, I'll give this show an extended trial to determine the last show out as this is one of three shows on the bubble for which one of them will be dropped among them.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 4

    Pulling their weight.

    It's three different adventures for each of the girls once again. First of all, there's Fumino worried about her weight, but even though she doesn't need to go on a diet, she does and she managed to get her weight under control. She just needed to lighten up on those late night snacks she has been stockpiling and snack on some thin noodles. Then Sekijo comes over to Rizu's place where her rival in science wants Rizu to stick with science, but of course it's a lot more than that and both Nariyuki and Sekijo get thrown out. And then Uruka is so concerned about her chest that it affects her game, though with Nariyuki feeling the brunt of it that at least it didn't end up becoming a big deal. Pretty funny stuff once again as those girls are going through some amusing quirks and stuff.

    So with that the trial period is over, and this is one of several shows that are on the bubble for which two of them get cut. While it's on the cusp, this one I'm fairly certain will stick. But at this time, no decision has been made on this show.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 3

    Carry on.

    And just like in Quintuplets, Nariyuki is issued an ultimatum to get the girls' test scores up or else he's out of a job. Rizu responds pretty well as she got her score up, and Funimo managed to improve in her desired career path, but not after having to battle a common cold that led to Uraka showing off her cooking skills, as well as some awkward moments coming out. And then Uraka dresses up and is the princess in the princess carrying competition. Those girls are slowly buying into Nariyuki's tutoring, but there's still a long way to go.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 2

    Like a fish out of water.

    Here comes Uruka, and she's a dumb jock who is an elite swimmer, but a terrible student. Of course, study sessions just aren't going well, especially when the lights go out at Nariyuki's house when Uruka was doing her best to blow it off and not taking Fumino's assistance in English. But Nariyuki had a great idea to combine studying with swimming, and that got her to learn. Uruka is much like Yotsuba in The Quintessential Quintuplets as she's all brawn and no brain. Those girls sure are an amusing bunch to say the least.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 1

    It ain't rocket science.

    Fresh off The Quintessential Quintuplets, here's another show with a guy providing for his poor family by becoming a tutor for some really difficult classmates. This time, instead of five dumb sisters, Nariyuki dealing with two geniuses who are dumb as a brick in the subject areas they are looking to pursue careers in. He's a jack of all trades, so at least he's qualified for the job, but the stakes are high as that VIP recommendation is the key to getting his family out of poverty. As if that wasn't enough, Fumino and Rizu both think that he loves them, which adds even more complication to the situation. Pretty fun way to start things out there as Nariyuki has his work cut out.

    So as usual, the trial rules apply and its watchlist status will be determined in a few weeks.

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  • Buckeye
    started a topic [Spring 2019] We Never Learn Discussion Thread

    We Never Learn Discussion Thread

    ぼくたちは勉強ができない

    A high school comedy about a boy hired to tutor some girls to help them get into their college of choice that just so happens to be focused on subjects they are weak at and have nothing to do with the ones they are strong in.

    Airs: Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Studio: Silver, Arvo Animation

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    His late father always said that a useless man should strive to be useful, so to that end, third-year high school student Nariyuki Yuiga dedicated himself to becoming a high-achieving student in his school, despite his history of poor grades. In order to give his destitute family a better life, his ultimate goal is to obtain the special VIP nomination, a prestigious scholarship covering all future university tuition fees. Although Nariyuki could feasibly be a shoe-in for the nomination, he is constantly overshadowed by classmates Rizu Ogata and Fumino Furuhashi in mathematics and literature, respectively.

    To his delight, Nariyuki receives the nomination, but there's a catch: he has to tutor his two star classmates, who are each hopelessly mediocre at the other?s subject of expertise! To make matters worse, the subjects they are horrible at are the same subjects they want to pursue for their future. As the time to submit university applications draws nearer, Nariyuki must find an effective tutoring method for the girls before it's too late.


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