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Feb 2, 2012 12:08 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Raws have been up

I kinda did hope they used the original BRS song for the OP and they did, but now, it kinda feels weird. Maybe because it's vocaloid, a seiyu would probably have been nicer.

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Feb 2, 2012 12:15 PM

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Intro was in the fantasy world,
CGI wasn't as bad as i thought it would be, but i hate CGI in general so i have a hard time liking it
BRS looks like a maniac when she's pounding those bullets (or whatever she fires) into the ground
haha in the assembly every one didn't have their faces drawn
voice for kuroi's little bro was legendary
(yeah gets name wrong for takanashi, same drill as OVA?)
So the sensei will have a alternate character as well!?
Friendship begins...
OH SHIT DOORBELL RINGS Yomi ish scared T_T
wheelchair girl comes and is dayum creepy.... (that Kaere kaere kaere kaere was creepy as hell)
biscuits probably had drugs in them o.o
Mato runs a away: who wouldn't?
BRS is on the chase for dead master, nice music here
Action starts out of no where when she gets hit by chariot's vehicle :O
SHIT CHARIOT IS LIKE SPINNING HER FEET BLADES AND DROPPING FOOD ON BRS >.< (with all the chilly leave leave leave leave leave crap going on waaaah)
Yomi is ignoring Mato >.<
Mato still wants to be friends with yomi (cry moment touched me)
*Parallel* BRS gets ass kicked by dead and charriot
this scarred me:

ED THEME SONG YEAH!!!!
Yuu's alternate CD looks too beast


So who was Yomi speaking to through the cups in the begining? Kagari?
Where did BRS ponytails go >.<
Didn't mind the glasses for yomi, but i didn't like them on dead master... also the veil
Black gold saw is big boss?

btw theme somg was ED not OP
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Feb 2, 2012 12:22 PM

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was pretty good
 
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Feb 2, 2012 12:46 PM

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I saw the art style then I thought of huke, then..I dropped the anime.
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Feb 2, 2012 12:48 PM

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I liked it. And the original ED was a really good idea.
Lets see how this will turn out.
 
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Feb 2, 2012 12:51 PM

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Is the sub out yet? If so, please link!


 
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Feb 2, 2012 2:21 PM

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It was good, but can't really tell much from the first episode, let's see how will this turn out.
Hanazawa Kana is great as Mato.
 
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Feb 2, 2012 2:26 PM

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Black~ Rock~ Shooter~
doko ni itano~
kikoe masuka~
love the OP (ED of 1st ep)
cant wait to see the ED
supercell rocks!
 
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Feb 2, 2012 2:29 PM

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The ED was truly awesome

It looks pretty good, well lets just wait for the subs to come out
 
Feb 2, 2012 2:32 PM

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I have to agreed with the arts being better in OVA but I think the story will be better here.
As first impression of starting it the arts was aweful but CGs is great.
When I get used of it I didn't really mind that.
It's feel a bit weird about the different typ of story when you have watch the OVA but I do like Mato and Yomi here too.

@Silgrond: Hanazawa Kana is not only good in this one, she is really good in voice acting almost every anime.

I do like her voice acting Gundam Age for 2nd generation heroine Romary, but no talk about that this is Black Rock Shooter.

Eh?
I thought there was no opening in the first episode.

Isn't ED Black Rock Shooter Song?
I thought it would fit more as opening but guess they just do in the first episode.
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Feb 2, 2012 3:05 PM

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Blackbird said:
Isn't ED Black Rock Shooter Song?
I thought it would fit more as opening but guess they just do in the first episode.

Ya it is, its just the first episode thing. Where they skip the op and put at end instead

Tsyuku said:
I saw the art style then I thought of huke, then..I dropped the anime.

what do you mean by that? That the art is bad? you dont like huke? idk X_X

Didnt understand most of it but it seems pretty good :3
and my god does BRS get beat up in the first episode >.<

edit: ah ok since i watched with subs it makes alot more sense :P
Seems the real world's emotions(or something) tie into what happens to the BRS world but I guess we shall see :o
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Feb 2, 2012 3:05 PM

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Didn't expect it to be this awful; a new low for noitaminA.
 
Feb 2, 2012 3:47 PM

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I agree with Tenchio. This is very, very bad done.

The normal-world animation is just horrendous. Terrible movements and bad drawing. CGI animation is ... better than the normal world's, but it is very overused ... normal animation would have been better for the characters, and just scenarios and the mecha made with CGI.

Plot-wise ... wait, there was a plot ? I mean ... this was just like a "oh i can't have friends" "o yes u can lets go play!" *tears* and ... that's it. Absolutely no explanations on the other world, or who Agari really is (if they do say it, please tell me, I watched the raw and didn't get Agari's phone calls ... ).

No, Shinobu. You were given 8 episodes to explain all of this better. And you make another 24 minutes of absolutely nothing ? Seriously ?

Moooving on the characters ... they are NOT the same as in the OVA. Matou is the typical stupid protagonist and Yomi is an emo-life moeblob. That's about it. And this won't get any better because it's settled from the start.

But hey! Not all is that bad! ... well, actually it is, but we have ryo doing the soundtrack for this. Background music was well done and put in the correct moments. This is something that I was expecting, ryo has a very good quality in their work.

I don't know if the ED is the OP or ... something like that, but that version of Black Rock Shooter isn't ... very bad. supercell does its job well, this new version sounds kind of "empty" but is nicely done overall.

I liked the part where ... wait, I didn't like anything of this. It's very bad done, seriously. Characters can't be fixed now, but at least they have other 7 episodes to develop properly plot-wise, which I hope is done decently in the second episode - if it doesn't, I'll drop this. That's pretty much what I am expecting for this series right now, but seeing how first episode turned out ... my hopes may be way too high.

That's my ... first impression ? I guess.
 
Feb 2, 2012 3:47 PM

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The episode was fine. Gotta watch the next one
 
Feb 2, 2012 4:02 PM

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Wow, intense fighting from the very beginning

The way that the story is told seems similar to the OVA
Or it seems like BRS is thinking about the time when she is Mato

Love that insert song. The ED is also very well done. =D
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Feb 2, 2012 4:06 PM

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I think that NicoNico is the only site that will have subs for this series. I don't think any fansub groups are going to translate it. We'll just have to wait until 11pm Friday night for the sub, I guess.
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Feb 2, 2012 4:25 PM

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NinjaoftheFog said:
I think that NicoNico is the only site that will have subs for this series. I don't think any fansub groups are going to translate it. We'll just have to wait until 11pm Friday night for the sub, I guess.


WhyNot. Just released their sub of it on nyaa.
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Feb 2, 2012 4:29 PM

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Oh hey, it's like the OVA, but shorter.

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Feb 2, 2012 4:35 PM

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Wow ...
That was really good. **
 
Feb 2, 2012 5:29 PM

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Honestly i was expecting the game's story to be in this -_- also the op it better have similar graphics to this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isjNssmXXio . Animation wise its lacking in alot of ways, character design is different (BRS having less hair in her twintails than she should. But eh , its 8 eps, i'll stick with it for a big longer....hopefully slice of life dies and Apocalyptic world battles live.

P.S. Did Dead master just turn into a Glasses Character? XD
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Tsyuku said:
I saw the art style then I thought of huke, then..I dropped the anime.

what do you mean by that? That the art is bad? you dont like huke? idk X_X

I am a huge fan of hukes work as he is one of the inspirations I think of when I work myself. The point was the abomination the art was compared to his work. So yes, the art was that bad.
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Feb 2, 2012 5:54 PM

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I did like it actually, BRS was the only one that looked remotely nice with the artstyle. The other characters not so much ( Black Gold Saw looked nice ). I hope there is more. Since the first episode is basically judging a book by it's cover, a.k.a. stupid people are stupid for thinking this way.
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Feb 2, 2012 5:56 PM

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Even with my already low expectations, this was terrible.


Considering that they are complete newbies to the industry (this is the VERY FIRST project as a solo animation studio), this is actually impressive, especially the CGI portion.

I really have to punch the face of the character designer, who left with a big suitcase of money to work for the iDOLM@STER.
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:04 PM

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nextday said:
Even with my already low expectations, this was terrible.
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:08 PM

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nextday said:
Even with my already low expectations, this was terrible.
 
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MM-Rosiie said:
nextday said:
Even with my already low expectations, this was terrible.
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:11 PM

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Just watched out of pure curiosity (waiting for the raw of the new Highschool DxD episode to come out). The flow of this episode was pretty awkward. CG was done pretty good though. I'll watch if I nothing better to do.
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:13 PM

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I found this to be sub par sorta on the level as the game they released.

I dont know if it was due to my high expectations as im a huge fan of Black Rock and Dead Master. I think this couldve been better if they used the manga as the source for the story rather tha trying to recycle the ova.

I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now since it was only the first episode and i hope they prove me wrong by making this alot better as it progresses
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:29 PM

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The animation seems to be lacking from the original ova, and it is still confusing too.
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:30 PM

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ova was better...
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:37 PM

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it's not following the game at all. I don't see how it can impress me if it's the same structure as the OVA.

 
Feb 2, 2012 6:44 PM

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^ It's not even stated that it will follow THE GAME at all.
Where did you guys get that impression?
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:45 PM

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Excellent!! This shows great promise :D
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:50 PM

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bookkid900 said:
Cloudenvy said:
MM-Rosiie said:
nextday said:
Even with my already low expectations, this was terrible.
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:52 PM

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lolhatersgonnahate. o noez the art is da suk cuz it not as gud as da originalz dropdropdropdropdrop

The cell shaded BRS scenes were petty damn badass.
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:53 PM

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Excellent!! This shows great promise :D


This.
 
Feb 2, 2012 6:59 PM

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still they need a good reasoning about the action scene, if the action scene is just for showing us the feeling of each character, it's lame. very lame.

they need to connect the brs world and the real world and make it BAM!
 
Feb 2, 2012 7:20 PM

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YES!!! 1st ep was sweet!! cant wait for the rest of the series, only 8 eps though :(
KANA HANAZAWA IS A MAJOR PLUS, and plenty of epic moments for the 1st ep (especially the fighting)

kinda strange how pretty much all the characters were re-designed :/// but itll prolly take a little more time to get used to. and the ED was WIN

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Feb 2, 2012 7:21 PM

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what the hell is going on.
 
Feb 2, 2012 7:23 PM

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Tsyuku said:
Zohmagawd said:
Tsyuku said:
I saw the art style then I thought of huke, then..I dropped the anime.

what do you mean by that? That the art is bad? you dont like huke? idk X_X

I am a huge fan of hukes work as he is one of the inspirations I think of when I work myself. The point was the abomination the art was compared to his work. So yes, the art was that bad.

I really hate the art style they are using, it has destroyed a great deal of the appeal to the Black Rock Shooter world for me. Animation seemed pretty bad IMO, didn't like the music in comparison to the OVA, art style AND animation were much much better in the OVA as well.

I had already said I didn't have high hopes for this after the trailers but uh. Wish they had just continued with the OVA.
 
Feb 2, 2012 7:26 PM

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Like everyone else here I'm not a big fan of the art. It's not bad but the OVA art is just superior. Story kinda seems forced and too fast paced as well.

But yay they used Miku's OP. :D
 
Feb 2, 2012 7:33 PM

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Wow, I didn't have any expectations but was pretty excited to finally see it for whatever reason. Nice to see the Miku song... but other than that.

Really, really terrible artwork and the CGI is hard to stand.

It's too bad, with some top animation this show would be so much better.

I also really can't stand the re-design of DM. She looks so silly.
 
Feb 2, 2012 7:43 PM

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I thought all the artwork was great, like eye candy. I also thought the story unfolded pretty well for a first episode. I thought Black Rock Shooter constantly getting beaten, but not injured was a reference to Mato Kuroi's counselor session, how Mato's heart may feel like it was stabbed, but does not bleed, fester or ooze.

It seems that dispute rumors otherwise, this anime does not pick up from the OVA, which is unfortunate.
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Feb 2, 2012 7:50 PM

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what the hell is going on.

exactly what i thought after watching it!
well, i've watched the OVA but i dont remember it at all...

about the art i've liked it. Mainly the backgrounding, this one was really good, and i dont understand why you guys aren't liking it. True, while they were in the school part, the animation sometimes got a little bit ugly but in the overall it wasn't better nor worse than the animes that are made nowadays.
 
Feb 2, 2012 7:56 PM

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Worse than OVA.
 
Feb 2, 2012 8:01 PM

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Seemed just as disjointed and boring as the OVA. I don't get how people like this shit.
 
Feb 2, 2012 8:17 PM

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Okada what the hell were you drinking that made you thought that this episode's script was remotely presentable, especially by noitaminA standards. Utter garbage.
 
Feb 2, 2012 8:18 PM

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This is really fucking terrible.
The new character designs are horrible.
The new characters are uninteresting.
The plot somehow makes even less sense than the OVA.
Also they added more "Drama" to the show so you can expect constant crying.

The only good thing that happened was the fight scenes and this will be the ONLY reason I watch this.

Overall seriously.....horrible and I doubt it will redeem itself in 7 episodes.

I don't know why they didn't just expand on the OVA's storyline. It could have been good with explanation and decent plot pacing especially for an 8 episode series.
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Feb 2, 2012 8:28 PM

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As a massive fan of Black Rock Shooter as art and an IP, this anime is horrible.

At least the OVA kept the look and feel of the world. This took that, added two many annoying frills, magnified the slice of life crap, and took away the good/okay animation.

The ONLY thing this anime is good for is the "OH SHIT DID THAT JUST HAPPEN!??!" moments every time Black Rock Shooter gets hit in her world. Outside of that, it's a massive disappointment..

I just wish she stuck as art.. Even the game wasn't too good..
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Feb 2, 2012 8:40 PM

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I really have to punch the face of the character designer, who left with a big suitcase of money to work for the iDOLM@STER.


It all makes sense now -_-.

As a fan of supercell and the OVA I enjoyed it for what it is. But...thinking back and comparing it to the OVA, that was pretty iffy. Still, fun watch. BRS deserves better but, oh well. At least its following the same formula. Not to say I didn't like it btw. Its just the animation :X.

I cant bear to look at the OVA now. Did it look that good before...? lol.

Oh and boo noitaminA and your 11 episode timeslots -_-. Thanks to Thermae Roma this is 8. Alright, a few extra eps might not save it. But it'd be nice to have a longer series, animation aside.
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