Tsurezure Children Episode 8 Review

(Spoilers in this review)

Some pairings are getting a lot more consistent screentime compared to other couples. While I do like most of the couples that benefit from this lopsided balance, there were some cameos of couples that have so far been neglected in this episode and remembering their absence was a tough pill to swallow (well, one deadpan couple is likely to show up later given that the scene in which they initially appear was included in this week’s episode).

The first part had Takeru, a jock who means well yet is a bit bad at communication, and Ayaka, who really likes her boyfriend yet holds herself back (she’s also really skilled at making ugly crying look good). Takeru reveals that he would like Ayaka to be more clingy and selfish to her delight. Despite his clumsiness when it comes to talking about feelings and such, Takeru was kind of cool and the couple shared their first kiss as a direct result of his actions. However, Ayaka accidentally coughed while they were kissing, oh no!

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Patty needs to get more screentime. Heck, she needs to be introduced first.
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Ayaka tries to express her affection towards Takeru.
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He did it!
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I don’t think Takeru noticed that she coughed while they were kissing. Or perhaps he did since he asked if they could kiss again (i.e. he was trying to let her redo her first kiss ever).

The couple that is probably the most popular among viewers make their appearance once again. Kana is still expecting Chiaki to take the lead and kiss her, but Chiaki continues to struggle with actually doing that. He does make an earnest attempt, but the awkward positioning led to him kissing her nose instead! They also attempted a do-over, but they noticed that some schoolmates were watching. As a result, they backed down.

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“Coach, any words on why they have yet to score?”
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A bunch of busybodies watching a young couple trying to kiss!
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Now french kiss that nose and taste those nose hairs, Chiaki!
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I really really hope this boy and girl gets some screentime next week. They’re my favorite couple.

Fuck Akagi Masafumi. Fuck him for playing little mindgames with Ryouko. Manipulative forceful men are not to my liking.

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Does anyone actually like this guy? Never mind, I’m sure there are some who do.

LOVE MASTER RETURNS

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THINKING OF SENPAI
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YO IT’S SENPAI
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THE GOD OF LOVE IS PUNISHING SENPAI
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I CAN NOW KEEP UP WITH SENPAI
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I WILL BURN JUST FOR YOU SENPAI

It’s understandable that some couples get the short end of the stick simply because there’s not enough time in each episode to focus on every couple. Be that as it may, any episodes featuring Akagi Masafumi is simply not as fun due to his distasteful behavior. The fact that he (and Ryouko but she’s not really to blame here, probably) continues to pop up while some other couples or characters are neglected is starting to upset me, but I’m aware that some people probably like Akagi Masafumi and thus are satisfied. And I am indeed mostly satisfied with Tsurezure Children since it remains a funny and naturalistic show week after week. But fuck Akai Masafumi.

4 thoughts on “Tsurezure Children Episode 8 Review

  1. I second the Fuck Akagi Masafumi proposition. Not literally ofc.
    (Just to clarify, he is the asshole using that weirdass “flirting” technique, right?)

    That nose kiss was actually very cute

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    1. Yeah not literally!
      (Yuppp that’s him. This time around he’s like “yo let me touch your boobs. I know you’ll let me do it if I ask enough times even though were in public.” That’s horrible! And then when she does relent due to hormones, he goes, “nah I wasn’t gonna feel you up I just wanted to show you how I’m always holding myself back like this.” Such an asshole)

      Yeah it was great! They have a wonderful dynamic. Now if only they would kiss.

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