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Houkago no Pleiades Episode 4 Discussion

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02-01-11, 5:58 AM

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That felt rushed. And it feels like a final episode. Overall that was good.

02-01-11, 6:20 AM

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This has been a weird and lol anime to now :P
I even laughed when Subaru was crying :P

And yeah, felt like this was the last ep, but bet it`ll say airing here on mal for many months :P
02-01-11, 7:34 AM

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More anime should have this pacing. Needless to say, I liked it. Nothing special, but enjoyable nonetheless.
02-01-11, 8:57 AM

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Nothing to say but Vroom Vroom.
02-01-11, 10:20 AM

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So, is Subaru worth buying or not?
02-01-11, 10:26 AM

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According to ANN these 4 short eps is all we get.

Great quality for a commercial, but it felt like watching a recap for a longer series.
02-01-11, 10:40 AM

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This was very nice, I would watch a full TV series if they made one.
Also, LOL@people who thought this would be about cars & LOLOLOL@people writing negative reviews on MAL.
02-01-11, 10:49 AM

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The true happy mahou shoujo of this season.
That was good and cute. Looking for more.
02-01-11, 11:01 AM

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All the artwork during the ED was gorgeous.
02-01-11, 11:59 AM

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stevewiess01 said:
It starts like K-ON! with cute moe girls... and then ends like DTB2. -_-;;
Haha, I did kind of get some DtB vibes, too. It also felt like Starry Sky. Plus the president reminded me of the one in Star Driver, and the engine fragments reminded me of the konpeito in Kobato.

I thought the animation was rather impressive for such a short show. I wanted to see more of Minato, though. Not sure how I feel about Subaru blocking a giant fireball with her body, either. Nonetheless, it was fun to watch.
02-01-11, 12:27 PM

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That was pretty cool. I'd love to see some more at this level of production.

I highly doubt it though.
02-01-11, 12:47 PM

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ElderKain said:
peacecraft said:
I think the OP got confused with the episode being broken up until 4 parts, they thought each part = 1 episode?

Ah ok. Well the Ep1 is only 6:05 long, so it's very short, so in a way, the Ep4 can be considered like the last part of ep1 since 4 of these ep1s would be a total of 24:20 which is like the length of 1 episode, lol.

But still to discuss the Ep4 part before it airs seems weird as it is...

It already aired >_> It's on the website called Anime Season English subbed- I just watch #1, 2, 3 & 4 all of which are aprox. 6 Minutes long and the 4th segment had an ending where as the others didn't- it seems like it should be listed as 4 parts to episode 1 in my opinion- however, it said each 6 minutes was an episode... it's confusing. But really cute.
02-01-11, 1:07 PM

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Eh. I generally like Gainax quite a bit, but this was just meh. Art/animation was on par, but otherwise I just didn't give a damn what was going on. I'll just tell myself it's all Subaru's fault and pretend it never happened.
02-01-11, 1:07 PM

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I actually kind liked this, even though it was ridiculously short.
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02-01-11, 1:23 PM

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Pretty cute right here.

02-01-11, 4:06 PM

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Aw man!!! I want more! D: I totally would not mind watching a longer remake of this series. It had plot potential! And I can't believe this is to advertise a car I didn't even realize it was a car advertisement( I don't know about car company names) until I read it here on the summary and I was "wha O-o? "
02-01-11, 4:18 PM

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I'd call it decent. High quality animation. Kind of meh story. Didn't really have a Gainax vibe to it. Oh well. Still a decent show.
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02-01-11, 4:42 PM

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I liked it, it was pretty good for the short time they were given. Although really, you can't even tell that this is sponsored by a car company at all; not like Subaru is an uncommon name or anything. Fun 20-so minutes, I'd probably watch it if it were to ever come out in a full series. Not to mention the animation (and the concept art at the end of the ending song) was pretty awesome.

(Enter obligatory complaint about great plot holes and average plotline here.)
02-01-11, 5:33 PM

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The animation's nice, and the characters have potential, IF this was a full series. For what's been given, it's not really much, though I would've like to have seen at least one car...
02-01-11, 6:01 PM

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So ... If I buy a new Subaru now, they'll give free lolis ?
02-01-11, 8:51 PM

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Although the story seems rushed and cliche, I'm loving the animation and character designs!
I'm also confused about the gender of the antagonist at first. He has such a feminine look.
02-01-11, 9:22 PM

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For me, the great animation and art doesn't make up for the lack of story and character depth. Why? Because I think this should be a longer project. I know they did this for commercials... but... that doesn't excuse the fact that it left out a lot.
02-01-11, 9:25 PM

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this anime sux....... it felt rlly rushed and ..... too time convincing.
02-01-11, 11:09 PM

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it was really short and felt rushed but it was pretty good ^^

id watch if it was made into a series!!!
02-02-11, 12:42 AM

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It was bad,
02-02-11, 2:17 AM

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I loved it. LOVED IT! The art was beautiful- I love celestial themed anime. I want more. More pretty art. More Minato. More Aoi. Didn't really care all that much for Subaru. Or the length of the series. It would've done nicely with 30 minute episodes, like normal. I hope that it eventually gets fleshed out someday.
The ED was cute, and catchy, too.
02-02-11, 3:00 AM

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It was very good for a short anime but then again there was a lot of stuff missing - which can never be but into 4 6 minute episodes.

The art and character design were really great though.

I'm gonna give this 5/10.
02-02-11, 3:02 AM

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02-02-11, 5:56 AM

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Delusional and incomplete as mahou shoujo but surely good for Subaru cars. :D

Also Madoka Magika > all.
02-02-11, 6:31 AM

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Nice finish, I gave it a 9/10 for animation alone!
The battle scene was gorgeous!

I would have gave it a 10, but it's too rushed.

Would love to see a series on par with this animation, but I highly doubt even if it get's a series, it would be this HQ.

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02-02-11, 6:32 AM

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Fnights said:
Also Madoka Magika > all.


Urahara Out!!
02-02-11, 1:21 PM

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would definitely watch a full series (no more than 12ish episodes thou)

Definitely not a perfect 10 by any means, but definitely not as bad as the reviews are saying, with 2's and 3's..

I'd say 7/10 or 8/10

Good animation, good music, Characters could be deeper. Plot was decent. But then again, how much can you expect out of a 20 minute "series"
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02-02-11, 1:52 PM

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The only thing I have to comment about is.

Minato got an uber boner and had to push away subaru.
02-02-11, 2:46 PM

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Wow, amazing! Too bad it was so short but I guess it couldn't be helped.

Slideshow at the end was nice, too.

02-02-11, 2:51 PM

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This was actually intresting.... thought it would be your normal little girl transform in to magical girl show... well it was, but because it was so rushed there weren't any elements that would make the anime worse. Also the president was supercute :)

I did also liked there magical staffs... it could do longer, but then you get all the cheesy not fun stuff so I liked this the way it were. Also unique story :D stars lol ... fits the logo of subaru and ofc her name. would give it a overall 8/10 ...

The episode self was lovely as it had a powerfull fireball, a girl who would want to protect something and a lovely ending :)
02-02-11, 5:59 PM

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best ona i have ever seen , too bad it was like rush or short

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02-02-11, 6:59 PM

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That was uhhh weird? Well it was cute to say the least I guess. Feel like they could have done more with 25 minutes. :/
02-02-11, 8:16 PM

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Diebuster, anyone?
02-02-11, 9:49 PM

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Strangely enough, I have no desire to purchase a Subaru..
02-02-11, 11:21 PM

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Would have been better if there had been more MOE!
02-03-11, 1:28 AM

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Well this last episode was really good though completely rushed and nonsensical. The first 3 were boring but this one kinda made up for that. Kinda.
02-03-11, 10:44 AM

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I want more!
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02-03-11, 2:25 PM

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Honestly, what the hell was that?
02-03-11, 10:52 PM

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it was ok i guess, but a series in 20 minutes? the plot looked like swiss cheese, characters with their names said only once, and such made me kinda just go "BAH HUMBUG!"

so the show itself=good
the format in which the show was made=terrible
02-04-11, 6:37 AM

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In the end when the bad-boy (cant remember his name) give the girl his sweater, i was kinda confused. o.O Thay acted like thay where lovers or somethings.
Did I miss something here?? o.o

Anyway, I would like to see more. It was really cute.
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02-06-11, 10:35 AM

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These four episodes alone are fail (story-wise, at least,) but they DO make me want to watch more fleshed out versions of the characters in a Magical Girl\Slice of Life. Set in an astronomy club. After the little alien goes home.
02-06-11, 3:32 PM

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Game_Master said:
So ... If I buy a new Subaru now, they'll give free lolis ?

If this was true, i'd buy one right away LOL

Me wants MOAR, specially more Nanako ~w~. This could turn out good as at least a 12 ep series.

02-08-11, 9:21 PM

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Fully generic and unsurprisingly rushed to the point of bare coherency. The generic nature probably saved it a little in that second respect, actually, since you could fill in the blanks with all the other series that pulled the same stuff.

On the other hand, it was only a single episode, so it's not like I feel like I lost much, and the animation was quite pretty at points, making it some decent mindless fun. Not enough for me to understand the multiple requests for more, but there are worse ways to spend 24 minutes.

I am left with one big unanswered question, though... how the hell does this sell cars!? Can you seriously make a profit this way? Do some tiny visual callbacks and a name really make a connection that motivates someone's decision on something as expensive a purchase as a car? Hell, they spend more time on how Subaru is pathetic and slow than on her ending "I'm a star" power boost. I really want to know if this works out for them and if it is successful why.
02-10-11, 12:39 PM

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This serie feel to short, really want to know what happende next
02-16-11, 1:49 AM

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So they're saying that Subaru's are slow and clumsy? i see, i see.

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