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Apr 6, 2014 7:37 AM

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i think they try too hard to make azuma tokaku cool but i dont find one bit of her cool

i think the two best character so far are Nio Hashiri and Haruki Sagae

4/5
 
Apr 6, 2014 8:40 AM

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Will watch semi-religiously ;)
I wonder if all the lists over 200 are legit since everybody drops 50+ shows a season apparently.
 
Apr 6, 2014 11:06 AM

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I haven't read the manga of it, but I actually like it.
A bit dark, but quite enjoyable.
 
Apr 6, 2014 11:17 AM

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seems average but watchable. I'll give it a few more go's.

 
Apr 6, 2014 11:36 AM
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4edgy5me, what a garbage for 12 year olds.
 
Apr 6, 2014 1:01 PM

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It was a nice first episode :'3
Lets see where this can get , loved the crazy characters
 
Apr 6, 2014 2:18 PM

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That wasn't half bad. They took a rather absurd premise and made it interesting.

Best part was the music, followed by the animation and the timings.

Worst part is the general absurdness of the plot, but it got me interested enough to keep watching, so I guess it's not that bad.
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Apr 6, 2014 2:56 PM

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Interesting first episode. Lots of characters. Game type anime. Yuri.
 
Apr 6, 2014 3:10 PM
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Seems interesting, like the art work
 
Apr 6, 2014 3:14 PM

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Well, this was a surprise. From what I've seen of this season so far, this anime has by far the best presentation. Love the sound design.
 
Apr 6, 2014 3:45 PM

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hmm.. not sure what to think with this one. OST was pretty decent though.
 
Apr 6, 2014 6:00 PM

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This... was actually better than I expected. Considering some of the other things I've watched, I expected this to be an interesting concept utterly torpedoed by questionable execution, but so far, it seems surprisingly likable. I'm not the biggest fan of the two mains, but they're not absolutely awful. I have this feeling that not everything is what it seems with at least one of them, too -- it should be interesting to see if I'm right.
 
Apr 6, 2014 9:57 PM

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sort of hard to follow for me idk...

7/10 probs
 
Apr 6, 2014 10:50 PM
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Best anime of this season so far
 
Apr 7, 2014 12:03 AM

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I'm liking the cast but hoping for more to happen next time. Hopefully people don't starting hating on Haru cause she's a cheerful character in a 'dark?" anime. I can totally see than on MAL.
 
Apr 7, 2014 12:22 AM

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Zeally said:
seems average but watchable. I'll give it a few more go's.


same here
 
Apr 7, 2014 3:45 AM

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The characters are kind of cool, but the story made absolutely no sense at all. I don't even think there's a story here.
 
Apr 7, 2014 4:35 AM
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awesome!!! love the design!!! i never saw a yuri xd but itll be good i think!

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The characters are kind of cool, but the story made absolutely no sense at all. I don't even think there's a story here.
ofc you dont know everything in the first episode....
 
Apr 7, 2014 5:33 AM

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Only reason i picked this up was the yuri tag and as far as i can see now that's still the only thing this anime has going for it.
I had serious doubts when reading the summary and the other genre tags don't seem very appealing to me either, but you can't judge a book by it's cover.
For now things look to predictable and it looks like a generic action anime with the only difference being the yuri.

We got a stereotypical MC for these type of anime a very stoic girl that doesn't care much for anything else then killing, and for some reason she starts to notice new things around her.
We got the insane mental killer, and several of them at that.
Then there is the show off who knows everything better.
And lastly the multi personality disorder girl with a very sick personality.
Nothing new there.
 
Apr 7, 2014 6:50 AM

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Kukuzenium said:
awesome!!! love the design!!! i never saw a yuri xd but itll be good i think!

Calreth said:
The characters are kind of cool, but the story made absolutely no sense at all. I don't even think there's a story here.
ofc you dont know everything in the first episode....

No, but the first episode should at least set up some of the premise as to why things are happening, but it seemed like none of it existed. We have a couple of a people, all wanting to kill one girl. All them already deduced who their target is, and the target is mostly harmless. So... why isn't anything happening?

That said, I don't think that the story matters. The whole rasion d'etre would just be to bring a bunch of girls together, and have yuri action.
 
Apr 7, 2014 6:56 AM

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The story will unfold itself as the show progresses, don't you think?
This episode was a character introduction.
 
Apr 7, 2014 8:08 AM

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The story will unfold but I hope the anime isn't badly butchered.
 
Apr 7, 2014 8:45 AM

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I really like that girl Banba,her split personality seems cool. lol didn't even realized she was actually Toshinou Kyoko
 
Apr 7, 2014 11:12 AM

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BTW. Is it just me or OP lyrics is quite lewd?
 
Apr 7, 2014 12:34 PM

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Nachtwandler_21 said:
BTW. Is it just me or OP lyrics is quite lewd?


How so? I was just reading it and I didn't get that impression lol.

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The story will unfold but I hope the anime isn't badly butchered.


I agree.
 
Apr 7, 2014 1:57 PM

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Its very interesting....I definitely wasn't paying attention to the Yuri tag. So this anime will become my first yuri that I have ever watched. I'm a female so I try to stay away from this genre but its got me interested in the story so I'll stick it out to see where this goes. I really liked the voice actress for Sagae Haruki, her voice seemed very smooth to me. Anyway looking forward to how this story unfolds.

 
Apr 7, 2014 2:47 PM

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Its very interesting....I definitely wasn't paying attention to the Yuri tag. So this anime will become my first yuri that I have ever watched. I'm a female so I try to stay away from this genre but its got me interested in the story so I'll stick it out to see where this goes. I really liked the voice actress for Sagae Haruki, her voice seemed very smooth to me. Anyway looking forward to how this story unfolds.


From what I've heard from the manga readers the yuri is not a very prominent feature especially early on so it should be a good way to ease into the genre.

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Apr 7, 2014 2:51 PM

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Crowlage said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
BTW. Is it just me or OP lyrics is quite lewd?


How so? I was just reading it and I didn't get that impression lol.


If current Watakushi translation is accurate(and it is accurate unlike the other parts of the sub) than it's really quite lewd if you'll try to get the meaning of the lyrics. Just compare with lyrics of Simoun OP. On the first site it's just normal but with context...
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Apr 7, 2014 4:13 PM

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I like the look of this so far.
 
Apr 7, 2014 4:18 PM

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Higashi_no_Kaze said:

From what I've heard from the manga readers the yuri is not a very prominent feature especially early on so it should be a good way to ease into the genre.


Thank you for the information :) I could tell it wasn't that prominent in this episode. Maybe if they kept it like that, it would be great! lol... about easing into the genre though....hmm idk about that. lol

 
Apr 7, 2014 4:20 PM

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lovexLuffy said:
Its very interesting....I definitely wasn't paying attention to the Yuri tag. So this anime will become my first yuri that I have ever watched. I'm a female so I try to stay away from this genre but its got me interested in the story so I'll stick it out to see where this goes. I really liked the voice actress for Sagae Haruki, her voice seemed very smooth to me. Anyway looking forward to how this story unfolds.

You're so brave. As a male, I would never step into the realm of yaoi
 
Apr 7, 2014 6:05 PM

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lovexLuffy said:
Its very interesting....I definitely wasn't paying attention to the Yuri tag. So this anime will become my first yuri that I have ever watched. I'm a female so I try to stay away from this genre but its got me interested in the story so I'll stick it out to see where this goes. I really liked the voice actress for Sagae Haruki, her voice seemed very smooth to me. Anyway looking forward to how this story unfolds.

You're so brave. As a male, I would never step into the realm of yaoi


Me too xD
 
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Crowlage said:
Anon1409 said:
lovexLuffy said:
Its very interesting....I definitely wasn't paying attention to the Yuri tag. So this anime will become my first yuri that I have ever watched. I'm a female so I try to stay away from this genre but its got me interested in the story so I'll stick it out to see where this goes. I really liked the voice actress for Sagae Haruki, her voice seemed very smooth to me. Anyway looking forward to how this story unfolds.

You're so brave. As a male, I would never step into the realm of yaoi


Me too xD

Occupational hazard of being an otaku.
 
Apr 7, 2014 8:47 PM

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I actually liked this. I didn't really know what was going on, but the only reason I picked it up in the first place was because yuri. And I'm already shipping Azuma and Haru, so it didn't disappoint in that department. The style is nice and the plot is interesting, so I'll keep up with this.
 
Apr 7, 2014 9:51 PM
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it seems pretty interesting, but little confused about what's going on. I'll sign up for this one!
 
Apr 7, 2014 10:20 PM

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Nachtwandler_21 said:
Crowlage said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
BTW. Is it just me or OP lyrics is quite lewd?
How so? I was just reading it and I didn't get that impression lol.
-snip-


I have no idea whether it is "quite" or isn't. But indeed, the original lyrics in Japanese can be read in the such view. I think it actually implies something sexual.


Calreth said:
Crowlage said:
Anon1409 said:
lovexLuffy said:
Its very interesting....I definitely wasn't paying attention to the Yuri tag. So this anime will become my first yuri that I have ever watched. I'm a female so I try to stay away from this genre but its got me interested in the story so I'll stick it out to see where this goes.
-snip-
You're so brave. As a male, I would never step into the realm of yaoi
Me too xD
Occupational hazard of being an otaku.


Hahaha, Yuri and Yaoi are not dangerous. Good works are present in all genre.
 
Apr 7, 2014 10:53 PM

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Interesting setup.Curious to see what happens in the following episodes....Btw all I could think about whilst watching this was Danganronpa! Just looking at the doors of their rooms reminded me of this show.
 
Apr 7, 2014 11:00 PM
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Anon1409 said:
lovexLuffy said:
Its very interesting....I definitely wasn't paying attention to the Yuri tag. So this anime will become my first yuri that I have ever watched. I'm a female so I try to stay away from this genre but its got me interested in the story so I'll stick it out to see where this goes. I really liked the voice actress for Sagae Haruki, her voice seemed very smooth to me. Anyway looking forward to how this story unfolds.

You're so brave. As a male, I would never step into the realm of yaoi


As a male, I have no problem with yaoi as long as one of the characters look almost like female

http://myanimelist.net/character/20181/Hideyoshi_Kinoshita
http://myanimelist.net/character/51935/Izumi_Sena
http://myanimelist.net/character/2515/Pico
 
Apr 8, 2014 12:16 AM

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Anon1409 said:
lovexLuffy said:
Its very interesting....I definitely wasn't paying attention to the Yuri tag. So this anime will become my first yuri that I have ever watched. I'm a female so I try to stay away from this genre but its got me interested in the story so I'll stick it out to see where this goes. I really liked the voice actress for Sagae Haruki, her voice seemed very smooth to me. Anyway looking forward to how this story unfolds.

You're so brave. As a male, I would never step into the realm of yaoi


LOL why thank you very much! and to the rest of you too! I just found it interesting regardless of the genre. maybe you too, can/will do the same one day. If the story intrigues you enough.

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Hahaha, Yuri and Yaoi are not dangerous. Good works are present in all genre.


I would have to agree. Now that I'm experiencing this. I just may try to watch animes that I wouldn't normally watch just to become more diverse, and not shy away from something just because of one aspect of the plot.

 
Apr 8, 2014 1:28 AM
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I'm only going to say this once. Subs where?


^anyone?
somewhere
There's SSS, probably for ep01 only.
Crowlage said:
Anon1409 said:
lovexLuffy said:
Its very interesting....I definitely wasn't paying attention to the Yuri tag. So this anime will become my first yuri that I have ever watched. I'm a female so I try to stay away from this genre but its got me interested in the story so I'll stick it out to see where this goes. I really liked the voice actress for Sagae Haruki, her voice seemed very smooth to me. Anyway looking forward to how this story unfolds.

You're so brave. As a male, I would never step into the realm of yaoi


Me too xD
Me too, except when I become curious about B*** n* P***. Hell no, it won't happen.
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...The characters also looks interesting, though the amount of evil grinning should be reduced lol. I hope they don't try too hard to make it look so bad ass/scary in terms of visual or characters behavior that they forgot the story/plot.
Diomedea has found their fetish. I hope not.
OP looks nice though.

But I have a thing or two in mind... Proably a spoiler?
 
Apr 8, 2014 3:54 AM

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It was interesting but I had no idea what was going on.
 
Apr 8, 2014 5:38 AM
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Nice!
I can't wait for the next ep to come ;)
 
Apr 8, 2014 9:24 AM
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Ah so edgy reminds me of Danganronpa. Might be loads of fun.

The settings isnt meant to be taken seriously.
 
Apr 8, 2014 9:29 AM

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The tone and direction was kind of weird. They just threw the plot at us without really introducing anything. As of right now, I have absolutely no reason to care about anybody. This show seems to be hinging on the assumption that I already care greatly for the outcome of the main characters, which, well, I don't. I don't even know them, other than their names. Especially the main girl, who seems to not have a personality at all.

The thing is with an action, assassin, romance oriented plot is, the main drive for suspense, drama, and my interest comes from me caring about the characters. If I like the characters, then action sequences have a sense of tension to them. If I don't care about the characters, the entire show is nothing but a choreographed gymnastics routine, which may look nice and be sort of cool to watch, but really doesn't entertain me on an emotional level or hold my interest.

I wouldn't really be saying all this if it weren't for this episode being so heavy handed with all the foreboding and ominous "huh huh huh something bad is going to be happening" blatant foreshadowing. Like the evil grins that were going on every 30 seconds. It just felt so.. rushed.

This show seems to be both taking itself too seriously and not taking itself seriously enough.

Not a very good first impression, but not horrible. I'll stick with it for now.
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Apr 8, 2014 11:03 AM

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Episode 2 Previews are up.
 
Apr 8, 2014 3:04 PM

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Thank you, Crowlage.

If anybody wants to read ahead in the manga to prepare yourself for Episode 2,
then you should start at


They also included a brief synopsis of Episode 2, which I'll post here in Japanese:
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Apr 8, 2014 3:23 PM

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I really want to see some fights yaaaass
 
Apr 8, 2014 4:33 PM

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Interesting first ep, it's different from the other yuri anime i've seen!

Can't wait for ep 2
 
Apr 8, 2014 9:47 PM

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best anime of the season so far?
 
Apr 8, 2014 10:53 PM

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aciwe said:
best anime of the season so far?

Even though the season is horrible. No
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