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Yozakura Quartet: Hoshi no Umi Episode 1 Discussion
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5 out of 5: Loved it!
 
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4 out of 5: Liked it
 
13 25.49%
3 out of 5: It was OK
 
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10-22-10, 6:45 PM

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Wow, this is so different from what i imagined when i read the synopsis...
 
10-22-10, 6:47 PM

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It was really good. The OP was good but the ED was great. Too bad that we need to wait for next year.
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10-22-10, 8:30 PM

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Geh, I hate the character design.
I don't know how it is in the manga, but w/e.

I only liked the nurse and nuns with revealing outfits.
 
10-22-10, 10:12 PM

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It was pretty good... The pace was nice, the comedy wasn't that bad, and the story this time seems much better. I kind of liked the animation too, except for the male lead's face...

Then comes Unison Square Garden with their second good OP this season, and an ED by the great Suemitsu and the Suemith (good ED, but nowhere near Suemitsu's usual genius). Couldn't ask for much more in that department.

I'll have to finish the first adaption one day, even if it is bad...

Just a question though, does this start from the start of the manga? It doesn't really seem like it did.
 
10-23-10, 12:00 AM
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ok the animation sucks balls and doesnt fit the series (fuck you k-on >_>)
but that first episode gave away a much better feeling than the first adaption
also the ost is good too
 
10-23-10, 1:15 AM

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Still trying to get use to the new character designs, which while decent, lack the distinctiveness and edginess we're used to seeing with this property. The episode was enjoyable, but the over the top action sequence featuring Yae and those masked perps was incredible and definitely the highlight for me.
 
10-23-10, 3:34 AM

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love the manga but the anime is way behind still continues watching this show
 
10-23-10, 3:42 AM

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It's definitely a lot better than the Nomad Studios adaptation in terms of production quality, and even has the same pro VA staff to boot. Faithful to the manga, very good action scenes, and voice acting that's music to my ears. Studio-original content like Yae's town waltz and Rin's ramen-catching really added interesting twists to the characters, and the camera angles and movement complimented the action sequences.

Although, there were some noticeable things that just didn't work as well. The character designs, for one, changed from Yasuda-sensei's distinctive sharp style to more rounded... moeblobs. While the voicing was superb, the dialog itself was lacking in depth. The animation was somewhat inconsistent, going from amazingly fluid action scenes to somewhat choppy in slower bits.

Overall, it's definitely, definitely better than the Nomad Studios adaptation. The character designs throw off fans of the original manga, though it better suits the different feel of the animation's artistic style.

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10-23-10, 4:00 AM

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llamaben said:
Just a question though, does this start from the start of the manga? It doesn't really seem like it did.
No, it starts after the first big arc in the manga, where certain scenes were kind of worked into the anime adaptation, but the plot certainly wasn't.
 
10-23-10, 4:04 AM

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mehhh i prefer the previous animation of Akina well this aint too bad

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10-23-10, 5:05 AM

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its good.. kinda strange that most of episodes gets better at the end.. >< cant wait 166days for next episode xD
 
10-23-10, 5:15 AM

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Well, "Hoshi no Umi" in the title makes things quite obvious.

Good it's more faithful to the manga but art is horrible. Whatever you say about first season, Nomad managed to reproduce the series style. Here we have weird, kyoani-like character design, mediocre animation and ugly colors. Nice to watch but still quite a let down.
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10-23-10, 10:01 AM

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Anyone know what chapters this ep covered? I've only seen the OP so far, but if I like what I see I intend to buy the volumes. so yeah.
 
10-23-10, 10:53 AM

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This OVA was superb. It shows how good the Anime series could have been if done correctly.
The art is too round at times and some scenes reminded me of something made by SHAFT. I would have prefered the old character design as well but the new animation is fantastic whatsoever.

Definitely worth the wait.
 
10-23-10, 11:51 AM

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Ho, I had completely forgotten about this.
Well that was a happy surprise for an otherwise dull day~

But wow, the animation really is different O.o : D
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10-23-10, 12:46 PM

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This episode itself was really cool for an episode for the start the opening and the ending were also really great the only thing that wasn't like i hoped it to be was the art, good thing for me that i don't mind the art any anime, ova or manga has ^-^"""
the only thing for me that was iritating, was akira X'''D i could remember all the characters even after that long time i had watched the anime the last time i was like "who the hell is that?! and where is that guy that has to send them back to that other world ... or was it a jail? X'''D" well that was it X''''D

but now i can't wait till the next episodes comes out ^-^ [wait!! when does that episode comes out ?! OO is it next year ?! X___X okay then i have to wait for another thing until next year~ that makes now three >P First KHR! second season second that i can finally get KHR vol 18 and third yozakura quartet ova second episode >P]
 
10-23-10, 1:24 PM

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I dislike the art. It asen't got the adult look like Yozakura Quartet did and it isn't on the same level of detail. I wonder how the Story will be.


 
10-23-10, 1:30 PM

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Anyone know what chapters this ep covered? I've only seen the OP so far, but if I like what I see I intend to buy the volumes. so yeah.


Episode 1 covers chapters 25-26, basically. It ends slightly before what chapter 26 covers, but it's mostly all there.

I can see myself enjoying this a good bit, as this was probably one of my favorite arcs in the manga, but it'll take a while to get over the art. As long as it stays close to the manga, that's already a large step over the original series in story, anyways.
 
10-23-10, 1:52 PM

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I hate the new chara design and animation, the old was very good, why they chose to do a new ?

Otherwise, the rest is good but not at level of the first serie.
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10-23-10, 11:18 PM

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I remember being hyped for the original series then it aired and was utterly a let down.

This seems like it could be better though judging from this first episode. Surprised everyone hates the art so much, I mean sure I preferred the character designs in the first (were they accurate to the manga I wouldn't know?) but they were the only thing I remember liking besides the concept in the first series. I think the animation style in this ova is quite cool and like someone else said the character designs work with the animation style, probably why they were changed.
 
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