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Shuffle!
« on: December 01, 2005, 08:55:49 AM »
When I started seeing this series I thought : Nice another harem type anime with no content, plain stupidity and ecchiness. However after seeing episode 19 there are a couple of things that might have gone unnoticed at first. I don't know if the author wanted this because it changes the outlook of the series completely. Those who know the series understand this. I mean no matter how I look at it the next couple of Shuffle! episodes will be very serious indeed. I don't want to spoil for those who haven't seen episode 19 but if you take a look at earlier episodes you can see that this was not done by whim but planned since the start.
Comments anyone? I know that fyneflo will post here since she's quite the fan  ;).

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2005, 12:17:11 PM »
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When I started seeing this series I thought : Nice another harem type anime with no content, plain stupidity and ecchiness. However after seeing episode 19 there are a couple of things that might have gone unnoticed at first. I don't know if the author wanted this because it changes the outlook of the series completely. Those who know the series understand this. I mean no matter how I look at it the next couple of Shuffle! episodes will be very serious indeed. I don't want to spoil for those who haven't seen episode 19 but if you take a look at earlier episodes you can see that this was not done by whim but planned since the start.
Comments anyone? I know that fyneflo will post here since she's quite the fan  .

Same here. Ep 19 is awesome!

I'm watching this series from the beginning and definitely this is the best episode so far. Kaede's story is really good and this "psycho Kaede" thing...just awesome. I feel sorry for Kaede being ignored all the time by Rin. I must say I like the way in which Shuffle! is going now and I hope it'll get even better from now on.
When watching this episode I was going like WTF!? is happening right now!?...am I watching Shuffle!?  :o ;)
This ep left quite an impression on me...positive one.

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2005, 05:44:03 PM »
Holy shyt, I just finished watching it. And DAMN! I've been waiting for this episode. I always thought that Kaede had a dark side (ever since we first saw a glimpse of Rin and Kaede's past back in the early episodes [before Shuffle! became a half porn show]) This has got to be one of the best episode so far. Plenty of plot development and tension thoughout the whole episode. I was actually staring intently at the screen the whole time.  I don't remember waiting to see the next episode of Shuffle! every since Sia confesssed and it turned in a massive fanservice.

This should have been what Shuffle! should have been about the whole time. It finally showed some tension and hatred between the girls (what kind of girl would just give away your boyfriend, *cough cough* SIA AND NERINE! *cough cough*) The plot is growing interesting also, we no longer have the stupid two person in on crap. Asa has some weird sickness and Kaede is psycho. This seems a lot more down to earth than "OMG I AM A GENETICALLY CREATED BEING!" or "MY SISTER IS HIDDEN DEEP INSIDE ME!" Can't wait for the next episode ^^.

edit: I am guessing this was the main story for Shuffle! the game. So it should naturally stand out from the rest. I think they were trying to cover everyone's story. However, they did too much and  in the end the story telling suffered. Everyone's story so far doesn't feel very emotional or touching. I wouldn't know, I never played it. But this episode definitely included some nice drama that kept me in a tense emotion through it all.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2005, 05:47:59 PM by Undark »

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2005, 08:41:50 PM »
Yeah I totally get what you guys mean. It was really hopeless before this episode. Psycho Kaede was a nice thing to watch (finally a down to earth one). As a character Rin strikes out to be much better than I first anticipated. Since he was always acting like a spoil child with Kaede and never truly understanding her feelings, I never thought he was such an understanding guy. I felt that Shuffle truly took a turn for the best and that that the next episodes will be what we were waiting for.

And Undark, it wasn't her sister it was her CLONE. Lol

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2005, 01:30:05 PM »
I was talking about Sia and her split personality

edit: And Nerine's story fell like halfway between Primula (not sure if I spelt that right) and Sia's story.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2005, 01:31:46 PM by Undark »

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2005, 03:37:20 PM »
Hehehe, I actually made a thread for Shuffle! ages ago when it started but nobody read it...Oh, well.

Actually, I wasn't taking anything in when watching this episode because my friend was over and he distracts me waaay too much, kept on making comments about the strangling, slashing, and cutter-falling-down-stairs, so I wasn't able to get the, "Holy crap, wtf just happened?!!" feeling...

How could Kaede do that to Asa-sempai?!?!  >:( >:(
Lol, nah. It's not her fault. She's just crazy. Okay, seriously now, I don't blame her for acting that way because she was being neglected by Rin, her reason to live, and even more!! Because he's been busy thinking about Asa-sempai. So, of course she'd snap. But...She was...A bit...freaky this episode. Great character development for Kaede, although very, very creepy, lol.

This was posted in another forum I go to. So funny, but only click if you've seen episode 19.
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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2005, 04:09:38 PM »
LOL!
Pretty nice pictures you've got yourself there fyn.
Either way I wonder what will happen in the next episode anyone up for a theory?

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2005, 04:36:55 PM »
I think Kaede will have calmed down and start her guilt-trip and be lonered in the house (episode preview;she's sitting at the table by herself and what she's saying). Rin will probably be with Asa-senpai since she fainted (and 'cause he loves her, duhh!! Lol) and then he'll find out Asa-senpai's story.

There's gonna be a week's delay for the last episode which will be airing in early January. I think the 6th or something.

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2005, 07:34:28 PM »
Ya... only really Asa's past is left. After that they will probably spend the next couple of episode with Rin trying to figure out which one he will choose. Either that, or Rin himself have some sort of messed up past also.

Looked at a spoiler for the next episode and sadly it *seems* (from what little I saw from the screenies)  like Shuffle will once again depend on soft porn to attract viewers...
« Last Edit: December 03, 2005, 07:35:06 PM by Undark »

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2005, 12:37:56 AM »
Okaaaay, well...We didn't get to hear about Asa's story yet and Kaede is gonna snap AGAIN next episode I bet.

Rin is such a dog. He was so...Ignorant of Kaede. Kaede stayed up all night for him and had bags under her eyes, and yet he never said anything about it. AND he wasted all that food!! I feel really sorry for Kaede. I was scared for her when she said that thing how Rin would notice her if she suffered more. But her Mitsuki (from KGNE) stunt isn't something that I'm very fond of, although I understand that she was panicking and stressed out.
And the way Asa and Rin didn't talk about Kaede...Like, yeah, 'kay, I know that it's a bit hard for Asa to ask, "What da eff was up with Kaede the other day? She forget her tranquilizers or somethin'? (inside joke with me and my friends)" But surely that's something you'd want to find out. Asa has no idea about Kaede's childhood and Kaede has always been nice and that, so Asa wouldn't think that she'd get all agro and possessive on her.
All three of them avoided the most important thing, Kaede's 'psycho' attack.

No Sia or Nerine this episode, but Ama was!! Haha, she's so cool.

Right now, I can only see an Asa ending to this series. After seeing Rin run away from Kaede (in the bedroom and now that he's moving out of the house), I just can't see him and Kaede getting together. I can't see him in the later episodes, realizing that Kaede is the one he truly loves, since we gotta get through Asa's story and Kaede's, ummm...sanity returning...? Okay, wrong choice of words but I couldn't think of anything else. Breakthrough, maybe? I dunno, whatever.
Or maybe I'm just biased, lol. Yeah, but Asa is the only logical choice as of right now. Maybe in the next episode there'll be a major twist which gets Rin to put his attention on Kaede. And even if it is a Kaede ending, as long as Asa isn't dead, depressed or anything like that, I'm fine.

Anyways, I look forward to the next episode, which had no preview...Damn!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2005, 01:07:11 AM by fynefilo »

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2005, 08:14:59 AM »
Ya... I can see why you say it's going to an Asa ending. Though I would be happy with as long as he doesn't Nerine or Primula...

How many more episodes are left? I think there are 4 left, so they can fit 1 - 2 plot twist at max. So maybe Rin gets killed in a horrible traffic accident >=D and everyone cries then forgets about him.

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2005, 08:32:01 AM »
People you fail to see that we are entangled in the author's wish to discard any new possibilities. My prediction: Asa will die from a heart attack (since we all probably agree that she has heart problems) and Kaede will go on a guilt trip which will lead her to think about suicide. Rin will then understand what Kaede went through and will run to her, only to get there too late. Kaede will probably also kill Pulimura, since Pulimura said that she also loved Rin.

About episode 20; Rin is a jackass, like Fyn said he is so dense. He wouldn't get anything unless you told him and poor Kaede is suffering meanwhile. Rin is now only thinking about Asa and leaving poor Kaede alone all the time. I find it really stupid that we didn't see Nerine and Sia which both were after Rin in a manner that was close to stalking. The story is really poor but I still like the series.

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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2005, 01:28:52 PM »
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People you fail to see that we are entangled in the author's wish to discard any new possibilities.
And how I hate that. They make you think one thing is going to happen, but then it doesn't. So, you weren't expecting for that to happen and you'd then be like, "Wth?" It just sets you up for disappointment  (That being said in a sarcastic sense).

I don't want to see anybody die, it's sad enough as it is XD But if somebody had to die, it should be Rin, lol.

Yeah, it was kinda stupid how Sia and Nerine had zero screentime. They like, live right next door, so what's stopping them to drop by and ask, "Where's Rin-kun/-sama?" Bleh, whatever.

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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2005, 04:00:05 PM »
Kaede flipped in the last couple of eps.  She is either going to try to kill Rin, or herself, or maybe Asa.  Her trying to seduce Rin was pretty crazy. 
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Re: Shuffle!
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2005, 03:43:15 AM »
Man, I really shouldn't go to forums until I've watched the sub. I hate getting spoiled. The episode won't be as climatic anymore, far out.