Poll: Ozuma Episode 5 Discussion

Apr 14, 2012 9:31 AM

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Yawn. 'Big finale' next week will sure be underwhelming to say the least.

At least background music is still refreshing and fitting for the series.

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Apr 14, 2012 9:44 AM

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Again a pretty boring episode. It bothers me how they make it seem like not one of the enemy soldiers were killed but instead just injured. Oh and the bad guy turns out to be Dick, big surprise
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Apr 14, 2012 10:51 AM

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At least they weren't waiting until the last episode with this "unexpected" plot twist. As for the episode, it was as average as it could get.
Apr 14, 2012 11:09 AM

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A few more facts got revealed in this episode. Gido has implanted his mind into Dick's body though I find it questionable if he is really dead or if there will be some sort of comeback next time. Maya is not one of the Ideal Children but belongs to the Originals and has been living for centuries now. However, as she feels that her body will fall apart soon, she is determined to find Ozuma. For which reason? We still don't know.
Apr 14, 2012 12:32 PM

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Great developments, and an excellent cliffhanger. It shows that a series doesn't need more than 6 episodes to have a good script AND a good background (thing that most series nowadays don't even care to have, they simply take the easy way).

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Apr 14, 2012 1:33 PM

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Jacut said:
Great developments, and an excellent cliffhanger. It shows that a series doesn't need more than 6 episodes to have a good script AND a good background (thing that most series nowadays don't even care to have, they simply take the easy way).

My thoughts exactly.
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Apr 14, 2012 2:11 PM

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They should have eliminated episode 1, and condensed its fight into episode, tossing half of episode 2 aside as well.

Regardless, five continues the trend of the episodes getting pretty intense and compelling, that reveal threw me off my seat.
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Apr 14, 2012 3:16 PM

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Wow this was good
Some classic tales in this modern animation/soundtracks
Apr 14, 2012 4:00 PM

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Gido being Dick was so predictable. But cloning was little twist.
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Apr 14, 2012 4:24 PM
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I hope the captain gets her Dick back since she is the only character I've developed any empathy for. (That first sentence just feels wrong somehow...)
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Apr 15, 2012 2:25 AM

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meh. the "big reveal" was lackluster, but the stuff about Maya and her "real age" was something I didn't expect.

this show is pretty much average... but sometimes there's a glimmer of something more... but not very often.
Apr 15, 2012 2:51 AM

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This show is pretty frustrating to watch because it could be so good but every time it shows a flash of brilliance it also finds a new way to stumble.

This anime has everything it needs to be interesting but it insists on following the same cliche paths of every other mediocre anime out there. It wastes it's great setting and potential to be something like Dune-lite. With six episodes it could never be Dune the anime but there's no reason it couldn't have taken some cues from Dune to make something more original. Instead Ozuma opts to borrow Dune's setting and some of it's concepts and then wastes them on a paint by numbers story.

At least there weren't any inappropriate food fights or really stupid looking scenes this week. Instead every conveniently falls into the cave they need to finish off the plot. The writing and dialogue here are just so bland and forgettable. As were all the "plot twists" which were easy to read from a mile away.

I think the six episode format really handcuffed this anime from being something more and in the end it's going to end up less than the sum of it's parts unless it pulls out something really special for the finale.

I do like the rough 70s art style this anime has going on. It gives the show a fresh appealing look. The OST is slightly above average but some of the voice acting is terrible. I can't stand Sam's line delivery. It's like he just exclaims all of his dialogue with no real emotional inflection.

Overall this all makes for a mediocre episode from a mediocre anime.

3 out of 5
Apr 15, 2012 2:59 AM

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Predictable. Pretty much. Rather enjoyable but nothing spectacular except for music.
Apr 15, 2012 4:54 AM

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The art seemed a little better in this ep. Not as boring as the earlier ones, but still nothing good. =/
Apr 15, 2012 11:49 AM

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I always knew that Gido is in Dick's body.
Apr 15, 2012 12:08 PM

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Like what? It was said in episode 4 that Gido took body of someone... and that this person was Dick.
It was same episode as one with voting thing.
So I don't know about some bad twist here :P

But still great series - great character design, nostalgia feel... yes it is good one
Apr 15, 2012 9:47 PM

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Good music, mediocre plot.

The cloning thing and mind transfer thing was interesting.

The ending is most likely gonna be predictable.
Apr 16, 2012 12:41 PM

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Interesting again for me but it didn't become clear whether Maya is human or not. Gido's being transferred into Dick's body was pretty clear when they first showed them both in that lab, I think 2 episodes ago?
Next time Ozma will be finally showed, judging from the preview and there is a big battle coming.

Apr 18, 2012 12:11 AM

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It's a shame that people are disliking this.
I actually enjoy this quite much, much more than I expected.

Oh and the OP single is out, and I am a happy man ^_^

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Apr 18, 2012 1:57 AM

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very enjoyable episode! beautiful animation/art of the zone - fun show!
Apr 20, 2012 3:44 AM

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The Zone underground lake reminds me of the underground forest in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Gido's probably alive somewhere down there. 5 episodes blew right by and now the next episode is the final one. It seems rushed but I'm not complaining.
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Apr 22, 2012 4:59 AM

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I get the feeling that people don't even know what predictable means, as they throw it for completely irrelevant stuff. Good episode, but Sam was a bit annoying, and so was his Rie Kugimiya sound-alike friend. Shouting "Don't sneak into the enemy's ship" doesn't really help him. But who cares, most people watch it because of Bainas and Charlock. Bainas is probably the best chick this season <3
May 11, 2012 9:05 AM

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The best moment ♥

May 15, 2012 12:48 AM

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Misaola said:
The best moment ♥

I hearted it a lot, I had to replay twice ♥
I was waiting for this moment when they see the face under that mask.
Also the lake was beautiful honestly I was relieved to see water and other living creatures.
Jun 27, 2012 4:28 AM

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This OP is a huge reason i'm still watching it and also the fact that it's only 6 episodes.

And I can't believe that Sam and the captain didn't expect that to be Dick, you can pretty much tell.
Jul 12, 2012 4:32 PM

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Sir_Lexa said:
It's a shame that people are disliking this.
I actually enjoy this quite much, much more than I expected.

The anime is fine they are just a bunch of idiots that didn't even realize that the anime already showed that Gido was in Dick's body and now think that his face was supposedly a big revelation that they expected and they ain't impressed.

We had a good plot development episode this time so that we can watch the last episode events with a little more knowledge. That good so lets see what we have next.
Jul 26, 2012 6:42 PM

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Dick hum? Who would guess...
Aug 17, 2012 5:41 PM

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Wow, big finale coming up it seems. So Gido was Dick after all ... that's what I thought, but their voices were different so I wasn't sure. Also we finally get the Natura/Ideal Children thing that was mentioned back in the first couple of episodes (I only have a vague memory of this though ...)
Maya is an "Original" huh ... and wow, so she can clone and transfer her mind herself? That's ... well, certainly unexpected :O
Yea, so, Sam is kind of annoying ... he's the type of "I don't really care about anything but saving my love and I'll rush in brainlessly to do it by myself" kind of hero I just really dislike :S
There's that one piece of BGM that sounds like Star Wars ... or is it just me? :P
Aug 11, 2014 6:09 PM

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I feel like there's a SERIOUSLY BAD quality drop in this episode...
Oct 5, 2014 7:43 AM

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So eight ships is the entire army? Ok.
Nov 22, 3:51 PM

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Very interesting development! Let's see what's next!