Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 4: It’s The Clark Kent Disguise

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Another enjoyable episode even as nothing much of consequence occurs. This anime is managing feel good well enough and is novel enough to keep me wanting just a bit more without actually being all that memorable. How are you finding Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love?

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I’d kind of suspected the link between the Class Rep and the Idol, but hadn’t given it enough thought to really care but this episode focuses squarely on the relationship between Pin and the Class Rep and HINA.  While there are some really obvious moments early on in the episode where the anime seems desperate to ensure that no viewer has missed the potential connection with endless shots of the Class Rep reacting in ways that should make it apparent to anyone with a pulse what is going on, ultimately this episode ends up being pretty fun. Though, you do have to question the observational skills of Tada and friends.

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There’s a few laughs and a few emotionally touching moments and all and all the episode retains a general pleasantness that has so far permeated most of this anime. Though, I am starting to wonder how long they are going to delay the inevitable Tada/Teresa drama that is surely coming given Tada is the title character but since episode one has seemed fairly sidelined in his own show. I guess we’ll get to him eventually, though to say he didn’t at least get a moment this episode would be a lie. However, I’m not sure using your protagonist as the butt of a visual gag is really the way to get best mileage out of them.

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Anyway, I had fun with this episode and I’d love to know your thoughts on it so leave me a comment below.

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Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 3: So Cute in The Coffee Shop

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Without a school in site, this anime is far more fun when focusing on these characters in their everyday lives. What did you think?

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For a third episode, this anime really gave us what it has done best so far. The interactions of the characters in the coffee shop and in the garden. While the garden was a school club event, it really could have just been a group of friends with a shared interest, so the transferring into the school thing is still kind of the low point for this series. That said, this episode works really well as it is mostly narrated through the lens of the cat and that makes what might otherwise be fairly mundane goings on fairly interesting. Helped along by the sparkle power of the characters.

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While we get some back story on the main four in the group, learning that Teresa has always been a bit of an air head, Ijuin has always been an idiot, Alec has always looked after Teresa, and Tada has always been stoic and amazing at everything, there’s still plenty to learn about these characters and so far the flash backs haven’t been intrusive but have felt like we’re slowly learning about a new friend. This anime isn’t amazing, but it is working well enough and I left this episode feeling pretty positive about it.

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Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 2: A Shocking Development – Teresa Joins a Club

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Yes, this anime is taking the generic and well travelled path of high school romances yet that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. What did you think?

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There are definitely a couple of issues with this anime so far. The biggest one being that this story could have felt so much fresher if they just hadn’t had Teresa transfer into the school. They could have still introduced a hobby photo club if they needed to and they would have been able to avoid some of the over used tropes and characters of high school romances ever. But that isn’t its only issue.

Episode two does nothing to advance any kind of romantic plot between Tada and Teresa and yet multiple scenes seemed to indicate these two have formed some kind of friendship or bond. It is almost as though the anime wants to skip over all the parts where these two would develop a relationship and just wants us to assume they have one.

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That said, if you just was a fun high school romp, this kind of does the trick. There’s some genuine fun to be had in watching the competition within the photography club and a few set ups that are genuinely enjoyable to watch. The whole episode is full of life and just kind of pushes forward with only one or two scenes staying beyond their welcome.

While this wasn’t particularly amazing, it certainly passes as entertaining and I actually would like to see more of these characters. After the second episode, what are your thoughts on this anime?


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Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love First Impressions

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After a mostly positive beginning this anime decided to take the easy and well travelled option in its post credits scene. Is this enough to make you stay or are you going to drop?

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I was actually kind of enjoying this episode. It is pretty cliche and ordinary, though neither characteristic is a definite deal breaker provided they do it well, and the meeting of Tada and Teresa is actually kind of reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn type movies. I quite enjoyed watching these two and Tada’s careful indifference to Teresa even while he is clearly kind of fascinated as well as her over the top enthusiasm for Japanese culture as seen through TV.

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If the episode had ended on the reveal that Teresa was going to be staying in the hotel next door to the coffee shop, that would have been pretty reasonable all around. Nothing exceptional, but perfectly watchable as a first episode and set up. But then the anime decides it needs one more zing in its story. Post credits reveal and here it comes.

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Yep, she’s enrolling at his school and into his class. Because… why not? It isn’t as though seven thousand other shows haven’t already done it and clearly just living next door to each other doesn’t give the writers enough to work with. Honestly, this reveal as pointless as it was just made me want to drop the show on the spot, however I’ll probably give this another episode and if it doesn’t do something actually interesting with this set up I’m going to let it go.


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