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  • I can’t really put my finger on why, but there is just something about this show that I find really charming. Perhaps it is just the right mix of ingredients that aren’t exceptional in their own right, but come together in just the right way. There is the cuteness part of the show represented by the character designs, Belle’s goofiness, and the golems:

    Then, there is the cold-blooded, kuudere assassin Clay; representing the kill or be killed nature of exploring the dungeon. There is death that happens in this place, potentially including her father, and she has been trained to be the best at it. She gets to show off to the other employees this episode, demonstrating her ice cold charisma. Throwing out one-liners and winning hearts:

    Mix the two sides of this show together and it creates just the right combination of elements. Just like different people have different tastes though, the mix might be off for some people depending on their preferences. However, I am finding it quite nice. @rikka@ani.social











  • I sympathize with this. However, I guess one of the contributing factors to this decision was an influx of hate speech in the comments. If CR doesn’t want to invest in enough moderators to keep the comments free of that kind of thing, then I would prefer no comments at all and those discussions to move elsewhere that are more actively moderated. MAL, AniList, reddit, and in a much smaller volume, this community are all outlets that have active discussions and active moderation. I am sure there are others as well. TBH, I am not super plugged into the social side of anime other than this community, so there are likely plenty of other social venues.

    tl;dr - a few bad people ruin nice things for everybody


  • I stopped reading a couple months back, but I can relay what I know as the manga is still ongoing…

    Manga Spoilers

    tl;dr - They are not yet together from what I read

    They end up living together for a while due to some construction kicking them out of their apartment building. Chizuru ends up getting confessed to by one of her actor friends but doesn’t end up accepting the confession.

    Beyond where I read, just skimming through some chapters, it looks like Kazuya ended up asking her out on a “real” date (as opposed to a rental) and he is currently in a date planning arc. So, who knows how long it would actually be before the date actually takes place. 80% of each chapter consists of bystanders talking about how good Chizuru looks or Kazuya freaking out in his own head.
















  • I have written about this manga before over in the !manga@ani.social community. It is an absolute mess of teenage drama and bit of a guilty pleasure. I really like the way they did this opening episode with half the episode from Rumi’s perspective and half the episode from Naori’s perspective; both going through common events but from different perspectives. If I remember the manga correctly, Jun’s thinking is also provided through here, so the way they sequenced this in the opening episode really puts the twins front and center. To be honest, their relationship is probably the most interesting one in what I have read of this series so far.

    I have not read far into this series and I fully expect this season to blow past what I have read of the manga. To help set expectations for people coming into this series blind though, expect a mess. If you ever watched a love triangle play out in a show or movie and thought to yourself that everything worked out a bit too cleanly, then this is the answer to that.

    One of my favorite things about this series is that all three of these characters have genuine feelings for each other and it feels genuine rather than contrived. The sisters really do love and support each other. Jun truly cares for each of the twins, with distinct and meaningful experiences with each of them. Also, from what I have read, nothing changes about that. Relationships come and go, but the feelings never leave. The three are truly caught in a problem with no solution; there basically has to be winners and losers.

    @rikka@ani.social