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5 out of 5: Loved it!
 
46 74.19%
4 out of 5: Liked it
 
11 17.74%
3 out of 5: It was OK
 
3 4.84%
2 out of 5: Disliked it
 
0.00%
1 out of 5: Hated it
 
2 3.23%
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05-13-12, 7:25 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Another nice episode! We get to learn of the training and more of its steps. First of all I find it extreme in the following,

To use live robots to train but it does give out a realism TBH.

Second of all live fire in the following,

That looks dangerous.

However it proves none the less

Burst comments, in short I find Nagisa quite pitiful in the spoiler
poor her and being taken on by a robot.

Looks like firing practice in the spoiler
and it proves beyond anything that there is obligatory fighting training, which means you need wayyyyyyy more than singing! You need to know how to fight. I wonder if this will turn into some Death Ring to fight?

Lovely showers in the spoiler
we get yummy bath-towel service. I don’t like the showers shapes though. Needs square and be bigger.

Finally I would like to turn attention to the spoiler
it looks like the sleeping quarters are made as Bee hive and strangely bees in Fate Zero….is this bee season?

Regardless a good info episode. Might edit later.

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05-13-12, 8:57 AM

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Watched this an hour ago. Okada is clearly challenging Urobuchi. One helluva episode.

They expected to dance and sing... Nope, they have to shoot and fight first. xD
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05-13-12, 9:02 AM

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Here's some quick info for the ep for people that don't know much about AKB. Will update and edit when there's eng sub

The producer Tsubasa is the anime ver of the AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko. Because Mariko is the oldest member at 26 and is consider the mother of AKB48 members, she was placed in the producing role

HOLY F*CKING DAMN IT THEY PERFORMED BEGINNER!!!!!!!!!!! XDDDDD

The song played when Nagisa and Yuka was watching in on AKB48 training and concert was Beginner, fitting during the fight scene too. The "hiraki naotte hiraki naotte" line they sang at the end of the practice scene was to the tune of Beginner too.



The thing that they said at the group huddle was AKB48 team huddle. Most specifically Team A's. They do it before every concert, performance etc. The saying is along the line of "always be ready, always be grateful." Each team have a separate saying like Team B is "Everyone try their best to reach their dream."

The song sang during the concert was Aitakatta in case people haven't heard it. It's the starting song of all AKB concert because it's their first single released 6 yrs ago, and fit their concept, the idol group you can meet.


Anyway shizz got real in this ep...:O
Oh Mariko trolling the younger gen in the end lol~ Maritroll <3
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05-13-12, 9:09 AM

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The training was excellent and very regimental at times due to the militaristic nature of most of the training but also with a glimpse of standard idol rehearsals. That training mission for the selection process was very well executed, it didn't seem like training at all well until Chieri woke up from being shot in the chest by a paintball round, it still gave me a fright though as I thought she got hit by a real bullet in her attempt to save Nagisa. Loved the fact Tsubasa actually unmasked the mechs that were attacking the trainees as AKB0048's own mechs, I was expecting some captured mechs from the enemy converted for training use. Nagisa and Chieri make a good team and the others also did quite well. Love the sleeping quarters, the beehive shape reminds me of the pod accommodations in some Japanese hotels which are used mainly by tired Japanese businessmen who need to sleep after a long day of work and don't want to or are too far away from their homes..

Yuka fainting in relief was lolworthy.

5/5

10/10


 
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05-13-12, 1:48 PM

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Not bad, not bad at all. There's just something unique having a gunfight while a concert is going on.
 
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05-13-12, 7:21 PM

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In the middle of the episode, I was think, oh, this is how the tryout (selection) works. Let most of them die and have the survivors pass.

Well, in the end, no one dies, that's good. But I wonder how the bombs worked. o_o


And also, the music is great~
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05-13-12, 7:27 PM

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Shih said:
In the middle of the episode, I was think, oh, this is how the tryout (selection) works. Let most of them die and have the survivors pass.

Well, in the end, no one dies, that's good. But I wonder how the bombs worked. o_o


it's probably non fatal if the guns are paint pellets.
 
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05-13-12, 11:48 PM

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I have just finish watching this episode, to be honest I thought it was a real gun battle myself and until I saw Chieri alive, but it was just paintball.
Then after I realize it was some kind of selected test.
Nagisa x Chieri teamwork was so awesome. +1 ^_^

The story progness quiet good, didn't expect it should be this good. +1 ^_^

The concept it's not that all bad, I'm not much of AKB fan but I do love they songs, the song beginner was so good, like heavy rotation.

Now they become 77th generation Kenkyusei.
I do wonder what kind of planet they going to live now. ^_^

P.S: The training was quite fun to watch too, micro laser woot <(:<-)

Overall rating: 9/10

To be next stage in the spoilerbox
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05-14-12, 2:17 AM

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Totally in love with this series AND this episode. It was fun to watch, especially towards the end.

Those mecha look positively BADASS, and sending a bunc of preteens with guns at them... yes please. I should have expected it to be just a set up to test them, but I was genuinely surprised in the end. And nice action there.

Also, I LOVE the design of AKB's spaceships. they look porno.


Btw, when the girls digpiled on that training robot and Orine hit him with the stick... anyone else reminded of how homura hit that barrel in madoka? XD
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05-14-12, 2:44 AM
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If those candidates were actually shot to death, I would have given this episode a perfect score.
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05-14-12, 3:12 AM

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Isn't there a better quality for that Youtube video?

The sound quality for the anime is so much better than this Youtube video, it said 1080p but the quality is aweful.

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05-14-12, 3:19 AM

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Both training and the battle were entertaining. Great episode.


 
05-14-12, 3:30 AM

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The music is amazing (especially the OP).

Nagisa is a boss.

This show is legit.

These are the facts.
 
05-14-12, 3:40 AM

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Precure for otaku :P
I need to remind myself that this series is just a vehicle to sell CDs, toys and other stuff to some fans - just cut those CGI they are still atrocious
but nevertheless Akibastar was hilarious XD

previous two episodes were quite bad, not horrible just bland
bonus points for AK guns - they still use them in the future :D good choice

but it still can be called Symphogear 2 - it's equally silly, trying to be dark and not so good (while being entertaining)
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05-14-12, 5:05 AM

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wow show is going great loving a lot of it. Only few things are I agree that the CGI is meh, and the glasses girl has a dull lifeless cliche personality. Everything else is great.
 
05-14-12, 6:27 AM

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Loving this show ~

I was also tricked by the guns and was bawling when Chieri got hit xD

This really is so much more amazing than I thought it would be when they first announced it, and it's definitely no Idolm@ster clone.
 
05-14-12, 7:44 AM

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Yeah, I didn't think the battle was real, but I was still relieved when it turned out to be paintballs.
 
05-14-12, 7:51 AM

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I like how there are no previews for the next episode. Sometimes they're nice, like the ones in Zombie of the Dead, or Acchi Kocchi, cause they're entertaining and don't really reveal anything, but a lot of the time they give too much away about what the next episode is going to be like. And I far prefer the mystery of not knowing what's coming next

I really look forward to next week ~
 
05-14-12, 7:54 AM

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vampko said:
I like how there are no previews for the next episode. Sometimes they're nice, like the ones in Zombie of the Dead, or Acchi Kocchi, cause they're entertaining and don't really reveal anything, but a lot of the time they give too much away about what the next episode is going to be like. And I far prefer the mystery of not knowing what's coming next

I really look forward to next week ~


actually, there ARE previews, they are just on http://akb0048.jp/ and they aren#t released right away. I think I saw the preview to Ep3 on saturday or something.
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05-14-12, 7:58 AM

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Wordsmith said:
vampko said:
I like how there are no previews for the next episode. Sometimes they're nice, like the ones in Zombie of the Dead, or Acchi Kocchi, cause they're entertaining and don't really reveal anything, but a lot of the time they give too much away about what the next episode is going to be like. And I far prefer the mystery of not knowing what's coming next

I really look forward to next week ~


actually, there ARE previews, they are just on http://akb0048.jp/ and they aren#t released right away. I think I saw the preview to Ep3 on saturday or something.

Ah, well, that still stands to reason that I like how they're not in the episode itself.
 
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