FGC:Episode 05 Cut 122

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Screenshots Cut # Description/Dialogue Commentary

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Shinji looks in Rei’s direction.

Shinji:“I was just wondering why she's always alone.”

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Kensuke and Touji stop leaning forward and return to an upright position.



Toji:“Hmmm, come to think of it, she hasn't made any friends since she transferred here in first year.”

Reichu: Just so you aren't confused as to what “first year” is… “Azrael”, author of the (in)famous I am a Japanese School Teacher, describes Japanese middle school levels as follows:

The grade levels are ichinensei, ninensei, and sannensei. Translated this just means “1st years”, “2nd years”, and “3rd years”, and it's equivalent to American 7-9th grades. So the kids are about 12-15 years old.

Well, that explains why Toji mentions “the 7th grade” in ADV's translation.

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Kensuke folds his arms.

Kensuke:“I dunno why, but she’s kinda hard to approach.”

Kendrix: This is remarkably similar to how real teens will talk about actual socially withdrawn girls. Believe me, I've witnessed it. I think this is part of what made me so attached to Rei...