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01-26-10, 9:26 PM

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I wouldn't mind if there became more serious and less slice of life.
But something like this is great too. Action Drama nuts need to cool down.
If one wants shounen-esque action, there are a great numerous amount of titles to choose from elsewhere.

I do think it's overrated for girl characters in shows to be like this and for guy characters to be all action. Which is kind of why I'm looking forward to watching Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.
I also do admit I wouldn't mind this deviating from the slice of life atmosphere onto some actual war drama and action.
I'm basically content with what I have here, and figure I should be given the chances of this becoming a violent military drama anytime soon.

Personally, I have a hankering for a Stalingrad-esque show like this one. A bit of slice of life and variety to keep it balanced and not all "emo", but also a bit of this.

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01-27-10, 4:33 AM

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Loved the sky when \kanata was playing the trumpet:)
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01-27-10, 6:09 AM

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this really isn't going anywhere, huh?
 
01-27-10, 6:16 AM

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ukonkivi said:
I wouldn't mind if there became more serious and less slice of life.
But something like this is great too. Action Drama nuts need to cool down.
If one wants shounen-esque action, there are a great numerous amount of titles to choose from elsewhere.
I do think it's overrated for girl characters in shows to be like this and for guy characters to be all action. Which is kind of why I'm looking forward to watching Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.
I also do admit I wouldn't mind this deviating from the slice of life atmosphere onto some actual war drama and action.
I'm basically content with what I have here, and figure I should be given the chances of this becoming a violent military drama anytime soon.
i would like to vary my post a bit coz i greatly approve of this post.. i'm satisfied with what we have.. but if we get more, it's more than ok..
 
01-27-10, 8:22 AM

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I pretty much like this show. There are many ways to think about possible storylines.
This whole ancient technology thing mixed with so many cultures is in my point of view very interesting. So what could happen?
Maybe they'll get some clues about the past of the world, what happened, what caused that downgrade in technology? Maybe, we will learn about how this mixture of cultures happened escactly. There are plenty of ways i could imagine fitting into this story with the current amount of backgroundstory.
And don't forget they are in a war and on the border of their country, even if there is just nothing across this border, but hey, perfect position for an outpost for the enemy.
A propos enemy: We still don't know who this war is against. Do they have the same mixture of culture, same technology and why did this war happen? Just for conquer, ressources, believe or anything else?
That is one of a few shows motivating me to think "deeply" about the background and further explanations.

And to see, that these girls "happyly" live their daily life, merging toghether more like a familiy (e.g. Phylicia and Rio describing each other as mother) and the possibility of real war breaking into their life, for me this is something like a tense and sad situation.

This really is a mean technice of suspence... showing happy life all along and slowly inviting all things of possibilities, that could cause real trouble. The longer the show now, the more i don't want to happen anything to them.
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01-27-10, 9:39 AM

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Finally Noel's episode, pretty good.
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01-27-10, 10:27 AM

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Why don't people that don't like shows, y'know, drop them?
I think four episodes in is a more than acceptable amount to realise you're really not going to enjoy something and should stop wasting your time on it.

Honestly, I seriously don't understand the point in a "no-drop" policy.

Anyway, NOEL <3333 god the end was so cuuuute.
I lol'ed when Kanata could suddenly play the trumpet. YEAH, THAT'S TOTALLY HOW IT WORKS.
 
01-27-10, 10:55 AM

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Honestly, I seriously don't understand the point in a "no-drop" policy.

Because people are constantly told they can't decide if something is good or not unless they've watched the whole darn thing.
And because you can't downrate a show on MyAnimeList that you haven't watched.

I mean, you could lie, but most people don't want to put themselves in a position of pretending.

Noel

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01-27-10, 7:12 PM

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Not sure why everyone is so butt-hurt over this show. I'm just enjoying it for what it is. I think some people are taking it too seriously. Then again, my idea of a good anime is fairly different from most, considering I applaud slow pacing and plot really isn't necessary at all for me. Either way, I am enjoying this show greatly.

Still, being able to suddenly play the trumpet like that was damn funny.
"LET THE TRUMPET PLAY ITSELF? OHSHI-- *Can now play beautifully*"

<3 Noel and Kanata this time around.
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01-28-10, 5:01 AM

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"it was a marine mammal back when life existed in the sea"
I blame second impact, wait wut........... different series

i liked the episode a lot, pretty enjoyable and we got some more backstory (much better at moving the plot ahead unlike episode 3) then again most of whether i enjoy the series or not depends really on how they end it but i am pretty happy with the series so far since i was expecting some bad version of K-On in the military with little to no story structure
 
01-28-10, 5:30 AM

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Hate Kanata.
Love Noel.
 
01-28-10, 5:38 AM

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ironflowers said:
Hate Kanata.
Love Noel.
It's worth enough to be said again : )
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01-28-10, 5:58 AM

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Oosran said:
ironflowers said:
Hate Kanata.
Love Noel.
It's worth enough to be said again : )

And again. xD
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01-28-10, 6:05 AM

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OrochiPL said:
Oosran said:
ironflowers said:
Hate Kanata.
Love Noel.
It's worth enough to be said again : )

And again. xD


But Noel only loves Kanata. :C
 
01-28-10, 6:26 AM

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Comanechi said:
OrochiPL said:
Oosran said:
ironflowers said:
Hate Kanata.
Love Noel.
It's worth enough to be said again : )
And again. xD
But Noel only loves Kanata. :C
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01-28-10, 8:23 AM

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As much as I liked the glass part of the anime (reminded me so much of Aria and the trip to that glass factory), i disliked 2 things about the episode. First was the pointlessness of the child hating the army (at least its pointless as of now, but will remain pointless if they do not expand on that point). Second was the miraculous excellent playing skill of Kanata suddenly.

Either way, for all you haters out there, seriously, stop watching. This is not K-On, this is not Valkyria Chronicles. If anything, its a mix of Haibane Renmei and Aria, albeit a much poorer version, but still decent. Stop expecting action or moeblobs.
 
01-28-10, 8:25 AM

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Comanechi said:
OrochiPL said:
Oosran said:
ironflowers said:
Hate Kanata.
Love Noel.
It's worth enough to be said again : )

And again. xD


But Noel only loves Kanata. :C

Exactly where my GIF comes in.... Kanata x Noel + harem = we still don't know who Kanata will love most at the end but this episode definitely Noel more than anything.

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01-28-10, 8:38 AM

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You've been smoking stuff again, haven't you francis? O.o
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01-28-10, 9:00 AM

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K-on ep4=yui becoming good at guitar
Sora no Woto ep4= kanata becoming good at trumpet...

i hope this will be the last similarity because it is now different from k-on. there are now hints of plot: a war with major changes in the world, hope they'll expand on that. there are also some bitterness from that kid in the orphanage. When i heard that the old man at the factory is a Meister ,Gundam 00 popped in my mind(inside of the tank is similar to cockpit of a Gundam XD).

its also ok for me if they enter a battle sometime in the later eps, as long as we get to see what that tank is capable of.
 
01-28-10, 9:41 AM

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belatkuro said:
K-on ep4=yui becoming good at guitar
Sora no Woto ep4= kanata becoming good at trumpet...

i hope this will be the last similarity because it is now different from k-on.
Oh no but that has to be a coincidence, don't you think? xD

When i heard that the old man at the factory is a Meister ,Gundam 00 popped in my mind(inside of the tank is similar to cockpit of a Gundam XD).
My head too, and I'm still wondering what my gundamu is doing in this anime xD.
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01-28-10, 10:47 AM

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It was a good episode. Seeing the sun shining again was really refreshing, just like in real life.
 
01-28-10, 1:38 PM

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im seeing how many people are complaining about the slow pace of the series. i believe its supposed to be slow. not a action crazy war series guys, dont expect blood gore and fight scenes. it develops slowly for a reason. its a special type of foreshadowing, all will be explained in due time. the subtile drops of information in every episode will be pieced togeather. it is (imo) a wonderful way of keeping suspence without over filling us with it. they dont shove it down your throat. the slow pace is the reason this series will hopefully end up a good one.
 
01-28-10, 1:44 PM

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ukonkivi said:
MrsChaos42 said:
Honestly, I seriously don't understand the point in a "no-drop" policy.

Because people are constantly told they can't decide if something is good or not unless they've watched the whole darn thing.
And because you can't downrate a show on MyAnimeList that you haven't watched.


Ugh, I hate it when people say that. I don't think you need to watch a whole series to know whether you like it or not, just a couple of episodes, and 4 out of 13 is more than sufficient :/
 
01-28-10, 3:24 PM

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You've been smoking stuff again, haven't you francis? O.o
No I do not do that.....you should notice that Kanata is friendly with all and in this one more with Noel...I still think she will be more than friends with someone from the platoon.....it might be Rio as a more strong connection but this time it was Noel.

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01-28-10, 9:29 PM

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francismeunier said:

Exactly where my GIF comes in.... Kanata x Noel + harem = we still don't know who Kanata will love most at the end but this episode definitely Noel more than anything.

...what? This isn't some harem show kthx.
 
01-28-10, 9:41 PM

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this is slice of life..
I wouldn’t be surprised if its only playing itself out like that for the first few eps. I foresee a Haibane Renmei-like descent into darkness lurking just around the corner. :D
Jacut said:
The show won't sell abroad (probably won't even be licensed) and will probably not sell well domestically, so I we can't really say they did it for money either.
It’ll probably sell pretty well, actually, considering how it cashes in on pre-established cute-looking characters and has (so far begun to, depends on how it really pans out though) followed through with a heavily-atmospheric presentation akin to Haibane Renmei and Kino’s Journey—both of which sold rather well in Western markets. The trick is how it's gonna be marketed; most of the demographic dropping dollars on HR or KJ don’t tend to look for ubermoe in their shows (at least from what I’ve experienced), so it’ll be interesting to see if(when?) the show gets licensed and how it’ll be portrayed.
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Ugh, I hate it when people say that. I don't think you need to watch a whole series to know whether you like it or not, just a couple of episodes, and 4 out of 13 is more than sufficient :/
I dunno, that seems kinda limiting. I usually wait until I’m at least past halfway (usually around the 2/3 mark) before I really decide if a show is worth dropping or not. Some of the best shows I’ve ever watched took their time with pacing and development.
 
01-28-10, 10:04 PM

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Exactly where my GIF comes in.... Kanata x Noel + harem = we still don't know who Kanata will love most at the end but this episode definitely Noel more than anything.

...what? This isn't some harem show kthx.

What? You saying it cannot be Kanata x all the girls as possible? It could is what I am saying.

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01-28-10, 10:12 PM

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francismeunier said:
Wasabi said:
francismeunier said:
Exactly where my GIF comes in.... Kanata x Noel + harem = we still don't know who Kanata will love most at the end but this episode definitely Noel more than anything.
...what? This isn't some harem show kthx.
What? You saying it cannot be Kanata x all the girls as possible? It could is what I am saying.
Seriously francis? You really believe so? =.=
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01-28-10, 10:44 PM

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Oosran said:
francismeunier said:
Wasabi said:
francismeunier said:
Exactly where my GIF comes in.... Kanata x Noel + harem = we still don't know who Kanata will love most at the end but this episode definitely Noel more than anything.
...what? This isn't some harem show kthx.
What? You saying it cannot be Kanata x all the girls as possible? It could is what I am saying.
Seriously francis? You really believe so? =.=
No I am hoping for it because the characters are just cute enough.

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01-28-10, 10:45 PM

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Oosran said:
belatkuro said:
K-on ep4=yui becoming good at guitar
Sora no Woto ep4= kanata becoming good at trumpet...

i hope this will be the last similarity because it is now different from k-on.
Oh no but that has to be a coincidence, don't you think? xD

i hope so. I was surprised myself when i remembered K-on ep4.
 
01-28-10, 11:20 PM

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francismeunier said:
Oosran said:
francismeunier said:
Wasabi said:
francismeunier said:
Exactly where my GIF comes in.... Kanata x Noel + harem = we still don't know who Kanata will love most at the end but this episode definitely Noel more than anything.
...what? This isn't some harem show kthx.
What? You saying it cannot be Kanata x all the girls as possible? It could is what I am saying.
Seriously francis? You really believe so? =.=
No I am hoping for it because the characters are just cute enough.

Face palm.
 
01-29-10, 12:15 AM

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dandere said:
francismeunier said:
Oosran said:
francismeunier said:
Wasabi said:
francismeunier said:
Exactly where my GIF comes in.... Kanata x Noel + harem = we still don't know who Kanata will love most at the end but this episode definitely Noel more than anything.
...what? This isn't some harem show kthx.
What? You saying it cannot be Kanata x all the girls as possible? It could is what I am saying.
Seriously francis? You really believe so? =.=
No I am hoping for it because the characters are just cute enough.

Face palm.


*Facedesk*
 
01-29-10, 12:58 AM

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When the "oneesan" at the glass dolphin shop asked Noel about if Kanata "knows" something, what do you thing that was about? It seems like they are not telling her something.
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01-29-10, 1:47 AM

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Maximatum99 said:
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No I am hoping for it because the characters are just cute enough.

Face palm.

*Facedesk*

:(

 
01-29-10, 7:07 AM

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Damn I enjoy the slow pace in this anime.

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01-29-10, 7:22 AM

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Comanechi said:
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No I am hoping for it because the characters are just cute enough.

Face palm.

*Facedesk*
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01-29-10, 10:03 AM

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Oosran said:
Comanechi said:
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No I am hoping for it because the characters are just cute enough.

Face palm.

*Facedesk*
:(

 
01-29-10, 10:08 AM

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Oh I see what you did there xD
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ironflowers said:
Oosran said:
Comanechi said:
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dandere said:
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No I am hoping for it because the characters are just cute enough.

Face palm.

*Facedesk*
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01-29-10, 11:06 AM

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Wow, ok so many people face palmed because of wish for a harem of Kanata x the other girls? Ok well just telling it would be nice to have that....no need to be face palmed at it.

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01-29-10, 11:46 AM

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Wow, ok so many people face palmed because of wish for a harem of Kanata x the other girls? Ok well just telling it would be nice to have that....no need to be face palmed at it.
No, it is needed to facepalm at that.
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01-29-10, 12:20 PM

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So more and more I love Noel. It reminded me a little first smile Rei Ayanami.
 
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Needs more Shuko
 
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I've been bored in my life, but rarely as much as watching an episode of Sora no Woto. It just doesn't make sense to me how Aniplex/A1 could make such an anime, with great production values and high budget and just forget to make a plot or interesting development and characters. The show won't sell abroad (probably won't even be licensed) and will probably not sell well domestically, so I we can't really say they did it for money either. A true mystery to me.

All the other recent great slice of life shows like Kino no Tabi, Haibane Renmei or Mushishi have something special about their characters and a truly unique plot and atmosphere. Sora no Woto is just... dull and slow.


Marry me.

Anyways...I really tried not to let the way music is approached in the show bother me, but this episode just kind of sent me over the top. Instead of seeing her develop into a good bugle player (which is much harder to master than the trumpet), she gets a speech from a glass artisan and then magically plays competently. I already loathed the fact that she has perfect pitch, yet little to no concept of music/how to play her instrument, but I was willing to let all of that go if they could succeed where K-On disastrously failed and bother to actually develop one of the core elements of the show besides moe.

Oh well. I was wrong.
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noteDhero said:
Jacut said:
I've been bored in my life, but rarely as much as watching an episode of Sora no Woto. It just doesn't make sense to me how Aniplex/A1 could make such an anime, with great production values and high budget and just forget to make a plot or interesting development and characters. The show won't sell abroad (probably won't even be licensed) and will probably not sell well domestically, so I we can't really say they did it for money either. A true mystery to me.

All the other recent great slice of life shows like Kino no Tabi, Haibane Renmei or Mushishi have something special about their characters and a truly unique plot and atmosphere. Sora no Woto is just... dull and slow.


Marry me.

Anyways...I really tried not to let the way music is approached in the show bother me, but this episode just kind of sent me over the top. Instead of seeing her develop into a good bugle player (which is much harder to master than the trumpet), she gets a speech from a glass artisan and then magically plays competently. I already loathed the fact that she has perfect pitch, yet little to no concept of music/how to play her instrument, but I was willing to let all of that go if they could succeed where K-On disastrously failed and bother to actually develop one of the core elements of the show besides moe.

Oh well. I was wrong.


You guys are still thinking that the earth gravitates around your navels...

This show is great, and I am sure that it´s pleasing a lot of people.
 
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So I think the world revolves around me because I don't like something that you do?

Try again.
 
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I think this show is accidentally sending the wrong message.

 
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I think this show is accidentally sending the wrong message.

You seriously think that? At-least fancis isn't alone on this one.
 
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Maximatum99 said:
Spookt said:
I think this show is accidentally sending the wrong message.

You seriously think that? At-least fancis isn't alone on this one.

I still don't see where he thinks this is going to be a harem show.
 
01-29-10, 6:42 PM

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Spookt said:
I think this show is accidentally sending the wrong message.

I think you're just getting the wrong message. Like that francis guy.
 
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