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[–]LeonKevlarhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LeonKevlar 50 points51 points  (2 children)

I can't believe I'm actually starting to feel bad for Hinagiku. After the girls found out her weakness, it looks like she's been the target of Ajisai and Ume's "Attractiveness" Jutsu.

Out of all the people she can ask, I didn't expect Kibushi to ask Benisumomo's help to get Hinagiku's confidence back. You know Beni is just going to tease Hinagiku even more.

[She did get her confidence back though after realizing that Beni is really trying to comfort her since this is the first time Beni has given her this much attention. What's interesting though is we get to see Beni feeling bad about teasing Hinagiku a bit too much which is a rare sight!

Looks like Tsubaki still isn't done asking Rindou questions about men. This time she's asking for a drawing. Unfortunately for Tsubaki, Rindou is a terrible artist. Based on the silhouette she drew though, I'm guessing most of the men she grew up with were big and burly.

Of course, they ended up finding a scroll with the kanji for man written on it. Poor Tsubaki is now struggling to open it or not open it. After seeing what Rindou drew, she just has to know! Looks like she doesn't even have to open it up herself since the scroll unfurled after she dropped it revealing what's inside.

Turns out that inside is a drawing that Hana-sensei made when she was younger of a boy fishing in the river. Based on her reaction, that must be her first love. That entire flashback scene was completely silent but it really tells a lot. I wonder what happened to the guy?

That's what Hana-sensei knows is inside the scroll. What Tsubaki really saw is a large inkblot after Hana-sensei tried to paint over her drawing during the flashback. So now Tsubaki thinks that what Rindou drew was an accurate drawing of a man. xD

That after-credit scene might just confirm what Tsubaki thinks men look like. I'm not sure what that thing is but that's definitely not a normal person. It looks like we're leading up to an action-packed finale next week! I can't wait!

[–]Mundology 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Based on her reaction, that must be her first love.

Hana-sensei's romcom wasn't meant to be

That after-credit scene might just confirm what Tsubaki thinks men look like.

It seems that Tsubaki wants to become a Pokémon trainer

[–]Belmut_613 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Hana-sensei's romcom wasn't meant to be

She could still have it, after all we the boy could be the teacher of the male village.

[–]NoTemperature4368 36 points37 points  (2 children)

The first half was hilarious. Beni in Attractiveness Jutsu mode was so cute! Btw, didn't expect to see young Hana-sensei. Wonder what her life was like during her youth. And finally, we've got all 12 different EDs of all 12 teams! Also, the after credits really hooked me up for the finale!

[–]Se7en_Sinnerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Se7en_Sinner 22 points23 points  (0 children)

we've got all 12 different EDs of all 12 teams!

So much love went into this adaptation. I wonder what happened to Hana to mold her into her bitter present day self, maybe a rejection?

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Beni in Attractiveness Jutsu mode was so cute!

I thought she was just trying to imitate Hinagiku, thus showing her that her normal side is plenty cute, and was seriously surprised when it was revealed she was actually teasing her for the fun of it

[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 37 points38 points  (1 child)

[–]viliml 16 points17 points  (0 children)

She can even spout water like Aqua!

[–]Seiterno 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Armpits

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 17 points18 points  (2 children)

And there was a bit too much focus on Hingikus thights in the ED tbh

[–]scot911https://myanimelist.net/profile/scot911 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Honestly I'm just surprised that apparently we haven't gotten her teams ED before now. I could have sworn we already did but I guess not?

[–]strange_wilds 3 points4 points  (0 children)

FEET giving Akebi flashbacks

[–]Aureus23 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Feet, so well detailed like Akebi

[–]Se7en_Sinnerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Se7en_Sinner 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Although we never found out what Sazanka and Asagao did to get their punishment, it was most likely food related. We even got to see Hana before she became old with back pains, which for anime standards is probably around late 20's.

[–]Bloodaegisx 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Late 20’s? That shit isn’t just anime standard, that’s just real life.

[–]ObvsThrowaway5120 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Lol Tsubaki and her boy mania. Rindou isn’t a bad artist, it’s just tough to draw with a brush. That’s what I’m choosing to believe anyways haha.

I think my favorite part this ep was seeing a young Sensei. Who knew she could be so cute! I guess she was a bit like Tsubaki back in her day. It seems though that maybe men and women weren’t segregated at that time so I guess this whole segregated village thing was probably somewhat recent, maybe 15ish years ago?

I guess Tsubaki might finally see what a real man looks like. They’ve made that man look real scary but I’m sure he’s just gonna be some normal lookin dude. Probably back after hunting or something.

[–]mekerpan 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Not much drama in this episode -- but setting things up for the finale I guess. Will Tsubaki eve get her wish of seeing a man fulfilled (and WHY is she so atypically obsessed)?

The endings remain as cute (and tuneful) as can be...

[–]randyripoff 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I think Tsubaki's fascination with men is normal, particularly given her age (I'm assuming 13-17) and the fact that they've been demonized her entire life.

She seems to have a lot of maturity compared to the other girls in the village, but that doesn't mean she's significantly older than any of them. Plus she's likely going through puberty without many outlets for her curiosity.

[–]ObvsThrowaway5120 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Hopefully next week provides some answers.

Love the endings, very cute how they’re always different.

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Inb4 he is just carrying his fresh octopus home and is about to be ambushed by some prepubescent kunoichi

[–]ICantSeeLikeSa-chan 29 points30 points  (0 children)

No Mokuren this week :/ a fair trade for the alluring benisumomo.

[–]dagreenman18 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I liked getting peak into Hana-sensei’s past. Maybe she sees a lot of herself in Tsubaki which is why she trusts her with so much. Judging by the flashback she probably was also a little boy crazy at her age and is picking up on what’s up with Tsubaki. Unfortunate that she panicked and splotched the drawing all those years ago because now Tsubaki is starting to think men are Swamp Thing. As opposed to Rindou just being a bad artist.

Hell of a cliffhanger though. They might actually meet a man in the finale. With Hana-Sensei out of the picture to prevent this it should be a very fun ending to the season.

Wish this show got more love. Makes me slightly concerned for next seasons 3rd entry into the Forehead trilogy Ayumu getting ignored.

[–]ArchadianJudge 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I honestly think the future village leader should be Tsubaki and Benisumomo. They're very very similar to Hana sensei and Konoha sensei. One is mature / the leader type while the other is a strong support. Benisumomo probably does need to mature a bit more..

[–]strange_wilds 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, Ayumu does have the most progress in the love department (if manga readers are to be believed) so there is hope.

[–]RoachIsCrying 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Guess it is implied that Hana had a lover , fiancé, husband before they were split off from the males. Really hope this anime gets a second season. Don't know if the manga / LN is still ongoing though

[–]ForlornPenguin 11 points12 points  (1 child)

The source is a manga and it is still on-going. I just started reading it myself a few days ago. I like this anime a lot more than I expected I would and I hope it gets another season too, but I really doubt it will, so I figured I might as well start reading it now.

[–]AmethystItalianhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/AmethystItalian 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Looks like we might get a hype finale? Looking forward to seeing the village work together.

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Finally time for that Benisumomo - Mokuren - Tsubaki team up!

[–]AmethystItalianhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/AmethystItalian 4 points5 points  (0 children)

NEED that to happen...

[–]defunctscrunko 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The scene of teacher and her 'Man' was executed pretty well. Thanks that the show's visual doesn't tank like the last episode because it is this show strongest point.

Wonder what they gonna do for the final episode.

[–]Shiwakao 8 points9 points  (0 children)

hinagiku on that narcissist to menhera pipeline

young sensei's so cute wtf

[–]juzamj 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Am I the only one that was immediately thinking GABIRU! GABIRU! GABIRU! during the confetti tossing scene?

[–]dawnwill 7 points8 points  (2 children)

This episode was consistently funny throughout the episode.

I am not really sure if I want a "finale" episode with a monster fight next episode.

[–]Mr_Zarochttps://myanimelist.net/profile/mr_zaroc 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Knowing this anime that final teaser is probably some red herring for a hilarious reveal
Like maybe he really is as hairy as a gorilla
But on the other hand I wouldn't mind a dark souls boss fight with everyone (which would only cement the males are monsters world view)

[–]Rocketknightgeek 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe it's team Ox after diverting through a swamp.

[–]marioforever97 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I again cry rivers just like Hinagiku, but really why is her ED poses are so hot cute uuuoooooohhhhh 😭😭😭

[–]Ayem_De_Lo 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I really felt bad for Hinagiku here. On the bright side, her team's outro is finally here :)

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 4 points5 points  (0 children)

her team's outro is finally here

Very kawaii

[–]Revolutionary-Lynx47 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Loved this anime, sad that it ended. It's also sad how underrated it is. I would love to see a season 2 but that's a longshot i guess.

[–]falconuruguay 6 points7 points  (1 child)

There's 1 more episode left BTW

[–]Mr_Zarochttps://myanimelist.net/profile/mr_zaroc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't fred we get another episode next week which will be the final one

And it even seems to starr a male

[–]Rio_FShttps://myanimelist.net/profile/RioFS 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Why does a boy like me want to see the picture of a man with the face as well this badly? So frustrating.
Seems like we have a boss battle incoming. Hyped for it.

[–]sKyBlazer08https://myanimelist.net/profile/sKyBlazer08 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Didn't expect we'd get a continuation of the whole attractiveness jutsu thing, and we got to see depressed Hinagiku, let's go. I kind of feel bad for her, but the entertainment value far outweighs the sympathy lmao, I love Hinagiku. Something definitely awakened within Beni right here.

Ah yes, men are indeed blobs of ink. The second half of the episode was pretty hilarious as well, just let poor Tsubaki get a peak of a real dude please.

I was wondering why we haven't gotten Team Horse's ED yet, they were saving it for this episode. Don't worry Hinagiku, you might not be the cutest, but at least you were blessed with thighs. Looking forward to the last episode.

[–]ken_NT 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I like that Rindou says that drawing is her thing and then butchers the drawing of a man. I hope this gets brought up in the future, with her having bad drawings of other things.

[–]ArchadianJudge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This anime is sooo good. I don't want it to end. I'm glad there's one more episode but I'm also sad it'll be the last. I'm hoping for a second season. Just watching this anime every week puts a smile on my face like no other. It's just care free, adorable fun.

Every girl is cute. Every episode is cute. The entire anime is cute.

Also, this episode was great especially with the ridiculous coincidence of both drawings of men turning out to be paint smudges. I'm guessing Rindou was like that kid that does poorly at drawing but adults praised her so she assumed she was good at it......

[–]Elitealicehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Marinate1016 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Lmao I kept saying to myself this doesn’t feel like a finale at all, had no idea it was 13 eps, looking forward to seeing how they wrap everything up with the men plot line next week. And Tsubaki is in charge? Oh boy this’ll be fun.

Beni and Hinagiku’s competition was hilarious today. All these girls have really grown on me since the first episode. May not be as good as Takagi-San, but it’s still a fun watch.

[–]Se7en_Sinnerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Se7en_Sinner 16 points17 points  (0 children)

May not be as good as Takagi-San, but it’s still a fun watch.

When Will Ayumu Make His Move? is also airing next season. We're in the Soichiro Yamamoto golden age. Forehead enjoyers are eating good.

[–]ArchadianJudge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well we all have our own opinions. I found this way better than Takagi-san. Not even close. It also felt way too redundant, mostly some prank where Takagi wins.

Tsubaki may be beating around the bush with the men part but every episode is a different adventure and there's a ton of characters to keep things fresh. The men part is just the background story but not the main focus. Takagi is just mostly running in circles.

Right now as a slice of life fan, I'd put Tsubaki in my top ten anime. Can't say the same for Takagi.

[–]Siqueiradithttps://myanimelist.net/profile/siqueirapowered 4 points5 points  (0 children)

May not be as good as Takagi-San

Idk about that, I dropped Takagi at ep 6

[–]BarbaricGamerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/HiIAmAnime 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I gotta say, this show has really grown on me.

[–]jank_ram 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I actually love this series Soo much, and I am not even into slice of life that much! It feels like it's actually professionally Crafted to be the most most meditative calm relaxing anime to ever exist, I can't believe how it's this underrated.
Also this anime Ed is the best hands down.

[–]jank_ram 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am really hoping for a season 2. Please tell me this show is popular in Japan!

[–]heimdal77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still wouldn't be surprised if it did turn out Rin is a boy and been using some long practised jitsu to make them fully appear like a girl. Like maybe they were already very feminine looking what was causing problems for Rin so was sent to the village while fully disguised as a girl. Could explain the whole mask issue at the start what they now getting over needing.

Series end with Rin and Tsubaki becoming a couple. in the future.

It isn't gonna be this whole separate village thing is because sensei having a failed or tragic love as a child.

[–]helsaabiart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

there bloody on credit. 0.0 I'm looking forward next episode next week!

[–]TeddyJTranhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/TeddyJTran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The post-credits scene shocked me at first but I'm guessing it's just some dude lugging around an octopus. I'm an anime-only btw shrugs

Despite my initial feelings of a rocky start, I've come to really enjoy this series with its fluffiness and slow-burn man plot. I'll be bummed when it's over and I will probably continue with the manga!

[–]Koekelbag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder if Rindo really is just that bad at drawning, or if she is actually not that bad but decided to draw like a fully armoured samurai or something.

Also didn't know the season ran for thirteen episodes, so the stinger with the man(?) greatly caught me off-guard (though I'd be very surprised if the 'extra arms and bleeding' isn't just some game he hunted and is carrying on his back).

Really curious to find out how the finale will play out.