REDflame23 Jul 9, 2017 10:25PM

This is what you always wanted. No?

elevown Jul 9, 2017 10:45PM

She's probably asleep in bed dreaming this, buried under a pile of Komari plushies :)

Nezchan Jul 9, 2017 10:58PM

The series is really weird about that. First season has this really disturbing yuri obsession pretty much out of nowhere, and then the second season takes that out...but leaves in the Koma-chan plushies that she's now making for no reason whatsoever which is even more disturbing. And then the series calls attention to the fact that she's making them for no apparent reason!

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RoyceAxle Jul 9, 2017 11:04PM

^ I found it really weird too, but I think they normalised it due to the fact that's she's in 5th grade. I think it's meant to be interpreted as like how primary school girls typically have a bunch of stuffed animals of animals and such, but she has it for her adorable senpai, and it's meant to be comedic in that way.

souleater Jul 10, 2017 1:12AM

uu can never be surrounded by enough

Mimiyaah Jul 10, 2017 7:17AM

In heaven much? XD look at that face ~

Ktulu007 Jul 10, 2017 8:54AM

Are we looking into Hotaru's wildest dreams right now?

Cannibal Jul 10, 2017 9:01AM

@Nezchan it's just due to how the series was adapted, it's out of order. The first season skipped a lot of chapters, those skipped chapters got adapted in the second season. Season 2 has the moment Hotaru fell in love while season 1 has her gushing over her crush. There is actually a watch order to see all the events in chronological order and it makes the whole thing make a lot more sense.

elevown Jul 10, 2017 9:07AM

I don't see how Hotaru's crush on Komari was disturbing really? SHE is the one who is a lot younger - and the other party is childish and also totally unaware. You can say Hotaru was excessive, but I think obsessive is a bit unwarranted.

She is mainly hung up on how cute Komari is and making lots of plushies, but her behavior when with Komari is generally pretty normal. I think her behavior was mostly innocent and childlike not disturbing or yandere like at all.

Minutoh Jul 10, 2017 2:23PM

@ Cannibal

So what you're saying is that even a solid adaptation is kind of a bad adaptation? I mean, I guess it's not all that bad for a comedy thing like this to be adapted out of order, but, as Hotaru's sudden crush shows, it can lead to some problems even in stuff like this...

That said, I didn't really find Hotaru's behavior all that creepy either. It's not like she was planning on kidnapping Komari or anything like that... now, I don't like if any real-life fifth grade kid would actually make hundreds of plushies of their crush, but, hey, it's funny so oh well.

Marion Diabolito Oct 29, 2017 5:46PM

I think their date in episode 2(?) was pretty straightforward, really. Hotaru probably wants a romantic two-girl friendship and Komari would give her that. I hate to admit it, but Kurogane Ken probably read these characters accurately - all Hotaru would have to do is say girls in Tokyo have romances with other girls all the time and Komari's desire to be special would take over.

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Kintatsu Jan 30, 2020 2:33AM

@Minutoh Agreed that Hotaru's behavior isn't creepy under the circumstances, but regarding the plushie thing...
I once spent six months living in a house with no motorized transportation, no internet access that wasn't cellular (and that was SLOOOOOOOOOOW due to only having one bar at the best of times), and the nearest place of business 7 or 8 miles away in another town. It was the single most PRODUCTIVE time of my life, as far as fibercraft goes.