Kiznaiver Episode 5: The other type of pain

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She has her priorities straight.

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This joke feels a bit forced…I get that we’re displaying Tenga’s immaturity, but it’s still awkward the way he keeps repeating Maki’s name.

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I actually have to agree with Tenga here…how many people do you need to prepare a bath?

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Have you ever tried to cut raw chicken? Because I have and the only way this works (and makes a crunching sound) is if the chicken is frozen. Thaw your chickens out, man!

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And so the yandere train begins…

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No context needed here, right?

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This guy doesn’t read manga, does he? This behavior just gets other people thinking you’re the one who’s interested in the girl.

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What’s going on here? Why the zoom on Nico? Did she notice something?

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I can’t tell if this is Maki’s personal damage or someone just messing with her. If it’s the latter, are the committee members going to mess with everyone like this? Also, the scene randomly cuts to black after this…definitely surprised me.

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Classic misunderstanding scene. Given that Chidori felt the slap as well, I’m guessing she thinks Katsuhira made a move and Sonozaki rejected him? I’d say it’s uncharacteristic of him, but he said he was trying to change.

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Haha! Busted!

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I get the feeling that Katsuhira will cause another misunderstanding soon by calling her “Nori-chan”…


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Nothing abnormal here…

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Katsuhira’s face here makes the scene.

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I get that you’re trying to stay away from the door, but why put your back to the only window in the room? That would be a logical place for him to check when the door fails.

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Once again, looking at Katsuhira’s reaction.

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This is interesting. I was willing to ignore Katsuhira grabbing his chest the first time because I wasn’t sure what to make of it, but it’s more clear here that he feels the pain in Chidori’s heart. By why does he seem to be the only one who notices it? Is it because the Kizuna System works differently for him? Or does everyone feel the heart pain, but they’re more used to it? Maybe they don’t feel it and think it’s anything new.

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Well, that answers that question. I guess everyone was just too distracted to notice the first time?

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This scene is pretty nice, marking some strong character development. Katsuhira didn’t mind losing his money before because he couldn’t feel the pain, but when he realized that he was causing others pain, he’s willing to stand up for them. The Kizuna System has basically given him the empathy he couldn’t have before because he literally couldn’t empathize with the pain of others.

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I just realized Sonozaki was in pajamas that whole time.

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So ominous!

I actually felt like I didn’t have much to say about this episode…it had solid character development and decent entertainment. So…on to the next one?


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