Eira wrote:Which Chitoge responds in a manner that I doubt was changed much for you by saying "Don’t talk about me like I’m a used car!" So actually pretty similar.
You're right, the concept of the localized joke isn't far from the source. And Chitoge's response is practically identical. Just hearing the word "Abwrackprämie" again (which was sort of a big deal in German media some 15 or so years ago) gave me a good chuckle, though
Eira wrote:she's a bit Tsundere but it's pretty justifiable based on how Raku was presented to her from her friend and then the madness in the hallway after they first met, not a good look.
I'll concede that if a good friend tells you to watch yourself around a certain person you've never met, it's fair to expect you'd be very apprehensive. However, the panty-staring accusation is completely ludicrous and just screams "contrived tsundere fuel" to me. So I'm particularly annoyed they keep beating that dead horse afterwards (i.e. Haru repeatedly cites Raku's looking at her panties as an egregious sexual offense when it was clearly nothing more than an accident).
Now, I'll agree with you that she's really cute-looking. And I can empathize when it comes to giving certain characters preferential treatment based on their voice actor/actress (I don't think I could ever not
like a Brittney Karbowski or Sarah Williams character). But to me, at least during her introductory episode, Haru's just as bad as Chitoge was at the beginning of the series.
Eira wrote:More then we can say for Fuu, who has gotten next to nothing so far. Maybe they can give her something before the season ends otherwise it feels pretty pointless to even bother.
It's interesting you'd bring her up. One thought going through my mind in yesterday's episode was how I appreciated Haru bringing along a friend who was just... there. Someone who wasn't involved with the whole group, just a good friend wanting to help out Haru. You hardly ever get that in anime - usually, the writers seem to feel as if they're forced to create interactions between the 'new entry' and the established characters. To me, it feels refreshing how Fu occupies a position somewhere between a side character and an extra. In my opinion, there doesn't need to be a "point" to her introduction - someone like her helps make the anime's world more believable to me. Of course, whether Nisekoi
aims to be believable or not is an entirely different matter, but I approve regardless.
Eira wrote:When at the end of the episode Raku noticed it was missing and we see that Haru has it, it just cuts to black and white text on screen tells us that Raku found out the truth a few days later.
Ah, that's right. Thanks for the refresher. Such an odd decision...