Week 5 😤 ロマンティック・キラ - Romantic Killer dicussion thread (Beginner Anime Club)

Welcome to week 5 of the Romantic Killer anime club !

We are watching this show as part of the Beginner Anime club.
What absurd romantic-like adventures await our heroine this week ? :smiley:

Romantic Killer

Week 5 Starting June 1st
Episodes 9 & 10
Last week Week 4
Next week Week 6
Home thread ロマンティック・キラ - Romantic Killer

Vocab sheet

Here is the vocab sheet (thanks to @milila). Don’t hesitate to add new words, following the rules on the sheet.

You might also want to use the scripts @milila exported on pdf for all episodes

Discussion guidelines

This thread is here to comment on your impressions of this week’s episodes and to ask any question you have regarding the vocabulary or the understanding of them :blush:

Spoiler Courtesy

Please follow these rules to avoid inadvertent ネタバレ. If you’re unsure whether something should have a spoiler tag, err on the side of using one.

  • Any potential spoiler for the current week’s watching need only be covered by a spoiler tag. Predictions and conjecture made by somebody who has not read ahead still falls into this category.
  • Any potential spoilers for external sources need to be covered by a spoiler tag and include a label (outside of the spoiler tag) of what might be spoiled. These include but are not limited to: other book club picks, other books, games, movies, anime, etc. I recommend also tagging the severity of the spoiler (for example, I may still look at minor spoilers for something that I don’t intend to read soon).
  • Any information from later in the book than the current week’s watching (including trigger warnings that haven’t yet manifested) needs to be hidden by spoiler tags and labeled as coming from later sections.

Posting Advice

  • When asking for help, please mention the number of the episode and time of the section, and check before posting that your question hasn’t already been asked. As the threads get longer, it becomes more convenient to use the Search function, which is located in the upper right corner of the forum. It is the magnifying glass which is near your profile picture! The best way to search is usually to type part of the sentence you are confused about, and select “in this topic”. This will show you all posts within the current thread which has that string of text.
  • Be sure to join the conversation! It’s fun, and it’s what keeps these clubs lively! There’s no such thing as a stupid question! We are all learning here, and if the question has crossed your mind, there’s a very good chance it has crossed somebody else’s also! Asking and answering questions is a great learning opportunity for everyone involved, so never hesitate to do so!


Will you be watching with us this week ?
  • I’m watching along
  • I’m planning to catch up later
  • I’ve finished these episodes
  • I’m watching after this club is finished
0 voters

The hardest part about watching this anime is not watching it one watch.
I Don’t think I can hold back anymore. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
anyways I found romantic killer reddit. It’s funny.
You can find The author’s fanservice and illustrations there.

Episode 9

What a twist for the Junta plot! I love it.

Quote of the week: 失恋しつれんおめでとう!

Question, Episode 9, 4:46

How would you translate 「おなかでも冷やした?」?

Question, Episode 9, 7:40

What idiom(s) did Anzu mangle by saying 「知らぬ⽳があったら 仏に⼊りたい 」?

Episode 9 4:46

Do you have a stomachache?

Episode 9 7:40

**My Transalation:**I want to dissappear into a hole and die.
I want to crawl under a rock of blissful ignorance

I don’t know if these are completely right

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Episode 10

I wasn’t expecting that Saki would be the first to propose to Anzu.


I’ve finished adding Ep. 9 and 10 vocab to the vocab sheet, including notes for things that might need some extra explanation.


That’s the translation they used for the subtitles, too. The literal meaning is “did you chill your stomach” of course, but since that doesn’t make sense, it had to be some idiomatic usage. I wanted to find out if there are more nuances to it, but found only pictures of people in pain holding their stomachs and unhelpful answers on language sites, so I guess it’s really as simple as that.

Re: Episode 9, 7:40

Aha! I found both of the idioms:

らぬがほとけ。(Ignorance is bliss.)

あながあったらはいりたい。(I wish I could crawl into a hole.)

So the English dub actually did a pretty good job with “I want to crawl under a rock of blissful ignorance.” The English subs are a bit more, um, creative: “I want to dig a hole and count eggs before they hatch.”

I’ve actually noticed throughout the series that the English dub stuck closer to the original text than the English sub. I would have expected the opposite, since the dubs have more competing constraints that could prevent them from using the most faithful translation (e.g., translated lines need to sound natural enough for the English voice cast to read, and also need to roughly match the timing of the animation).

Note that on Netflix, captions for the dub are listed as “English (CC)” while the English sub is listed as just “English.”

Episode 9
  • I feel so bad for Junta…
  • Thank you Anzu for putting that cheating tool in his place :clap:
Episode 10

After the sexual assault attempt I remembered that does the dog die exists, and it does include anime. I need to be better about checking it.


I’m sorry, since I’ve been sick, I can’t seem to catch up with my lateness. Also I can’t binge-watch the end because I really try to work on my listening on each episode. I hope I can catch up this week step by step and participate in the discussions :pray:

For now, I’ve created week 6’s thread which is the last one if I count correctly^^

Episode 9

Junta was a real childhood friend all along? Another point for Anzu being an oblivious protagonist.

So Riri wants love to be more important than video games, chocolate, and cats? I could never.

Ryuya is not someone I would pair with Anzu, but their classmates are a bit mean to him I think? I would be giving someone space if they just got rejected, not eavesdropping and then rubbing it in their face after…

Episode 10

Saki is my favorite character ever? She has the best response to “what’s your cup size” I’ve ever seen.

She even proposed to Anzu? They’re perfect for each other. I hope Riri will accept her as an option.