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Jul 3, 2014 7:52 AM

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Was about to drop this before the OP starts but I still give it a try. There are some funny scenes. I might try watching 2 more episodes before I decide if I will drop it.
Jul 3, 2014 8:26 AM
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For a pilot episode, I was really disappointed. It's like the bitter candy in a cluster of jellybean, and the only thing that kept me from dropping it were the songs.(Good for Osu players) Also, some of the male characters look like women.

I think I'm gonna use it as a starter of every week and compare it with other hideous shows I don't like.

Jul 3, 2014 9:17 AM

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Oh dear...dropped. I'd rather watch something else.
Jul 3, 2014 10:31 AM

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The legendary Sakamoto Ryoma....plays guitar?!

this anime kinda weird though, but still funny
the weirdness made me laugh every minute

the music is ok, i like it
the idea of modern edo is not bad either.

but seriously, Wednesday is gay day huh? lol

i give this 3/5
for now i'm gonna put this in my list, i hope it will get better in the next episode

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Jul 3, 2014 11:02 AM

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I found this mightily amusing. This and Free! will make for some interesting wednesdays indeed.
I recognised SO many of the seiyus from UtaPri. Like, three of them in a row for Ryo, Cindy and Sensei (can't remember their proper names ha). Felt proud of myself for those revelations.
I think it's about time we had another goofy singing anime. I love goofy singing anime.
(And I swear this is based of a BL game so I don't know why so many guys are watching it and complaining............)
Jul 3, 2014 11:21 AM

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Oh my.. The weirdness here is on a completely different level =|
Jul 3, 2014 12:08 PM
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Okay, ignoring all the fujoshi/yaoi/whatever talk, has the creator tried to turn Gintama into a rock anime or something? So many name similarities it looks pretty blatant. I mean, we have a Shinsengumi with Hijikata, Okita and Kondo. We have a bar run by someone named Otose who is half-man, half-woman (admittedly, somewhat different than the Gintama Otose who is half-woman, half-Orochimaru), we've got a Katsura, a Sakamoto, a Takasugi. Granted, those might be normal names from that time period, but again, it looks pretty blatant like Gintama to me.
Jul 3, 2014 1:26 PM

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Gsimp said:
Okay, ignoring all the fujoshi/yaoi/whatever talk, has the creator tried to turn Gintama into a rock anime or something? So many name similarities it looks pretty blatant. I mean, we have a Shinsengumi with Hijikata, Okita and Kondo. We have a bar run by someone named Otose who is half-man, half-woman (admittedly, somewhat different than the Gintama Otose who is half-woman, half-Orochimaru), we've got a Katsura, a Sakamoto, a Takasugi. Granted, those might be normal names from that time period, but again, it looks pretty blatant like Gintama to me.

They're not just names, they're historical figures from the Edo Period. Gintama has basically rewritten history and added some science fiction; and that's not an uncommon thing in otaku media. Look at Hakuouki or Rurouni Kenshin.
Jul 3, 2014 1:29 PM

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It was definitely a struggle to get through this episode. And since I recently started Gintama, I was definitely a little thrown off by all the historical figures since I was still associating those names with the characters of Gintama.

Meh. I really enjoy the singing so I'll try and stick it out but I dunno. The singing scenes are definitely still a little too farfetched for me. Like suddenly they're all shirtless? Kay. This makes that sailor moon scene of UtaPri look tame. Almost.
Jul 3, 2014 1:31 PM

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Well uhhh, that was exciting... not really.

Kinda boring, kinda stupid. Don't even care about the yaoi, it's just lame.
Jul 3, 2014 1:36 PM

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^A-at least the guitar looked cool!
Stone Ocean adaption when?
Jul 3, 2014 3:03 PM

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Fun, over the top and good music. And small surprise, MAL is full of people who hate it :P Will likely watch the rest of the season. Good fun so far!
Jul 3, 2014 4:13 PM

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I love listening to J-rock and it is an interesting anime. There's was some down part where it got me bore. Overall it was quite different.

I kind of laugh because of idols and electric guitars in that time of era xD and cringe at the shirtless part.

Will continue to watch to it and see what it like.
Jul 3, 2014 5:36 PM

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This show is so horrible and idiotic, I think I'm gonna have to keep watching it.

11/10 for being so terrible.
Go ***k yourself.

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Jul 3, 2014 6:30 PM

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phoenixalia said:
.....I....omigosh...I...don't know what to say.

Just...what did I just watch? I don't know but I liked it! It was ridiculous as HECK and omigosh the sparkles and the ripping off clothes and...

I'm still flabbergasted but I'll keep watching this for now.


Also I'm staying it for my seiyuu cast.
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Jul 3, 2014 7:08 PM

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It was an alright episode.

Rock band in Tokugawa era.

Ryouma's singing wasn't that bad at all.
Jul 3, 2014 8:34 PM

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Akanezora said:
AH-AH! I knew it! The main VA is the singer of the Granrodeo.

really? no wonder he sounded so familiar! xD
This was....pretty good to watch, until their shirts came off and the guy with the blue-ish hair made an erotic pose. uhhh, other than that I thought it was ok! The music was also pretty neat~
I wanna see how this goes. xD

I like how I see more complaints on a show targeted for females than I do with shows obviously targeted towards men. and on top of that, they end up being the most popular. And why?from fan service of course!
Females only get about 1-2 shows a season, while the rest of the 10+ anime is targeted at males. reading comments only talking about how cute the girls/lolis are and "needs more fan service" and "panty shots".

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Jul 3, 2014 11:52 PM

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Well it was pretty ridiculous, but in an amusing way. I enjoyed the ending song especially. A little sceptical about how much they can really draw out of the concept but hopefully it'll be a good series.
Jul 4, 2014 1:28 AM

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This amount of information... Valvrave feelings.

I just lost it. It was so ridiculous that I laughed through the whole episode.

10/10 will watch.
Jul 4, 2014 3:31 AM

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I liked the concept. But why shounen-ai WHY !!!
Jul 4, 2014 5:05 AM
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I am a huge rock fan myself. I really liked it

The popular Heaven's Song sounds like the bull of today's music Pop with electronic tunes, boybands, etc. Bad stuff, in my opinion.

The main character and his friends really seem to be on the quest to make rock the genre. I like that idea. It simply is the best music there is to me.

Would be pretty cool if it was real life and that people would get rid of the pieces of sh*t they call music these days. I am looking forward for the next episode.
Jul 4, 2014 6:17 AM

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what a weird anime... probably just gonna watch it for the sake of watching
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Jul 4, 2014 6:35 AM

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My reaction to this anime was just like:

While I enjoy series that take place in historical eras, the attempt at combining different timelines doesn't really work out imo. Also I'm not really sure if I like the characters; for sure I dislike the green haired glasses guy, somehow he's just pissing me off.
Although I will probably keep on watching it, mostly because I'm curious how are they going to develop the fight with government and I really like the costume designs in this one. (The only good think about mixing pop and rock with historical eras).
Jul 4, 2014 7:34 AM
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what the fuck is this lel, good song i think
Jul 4, 2014 8:51 AM

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It was all right, enjoyed some.
Jul 4, 2014 9:17 AM

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Funny enough, the music isn't that bad either.

If nothing else, you can watch this in background just to listen to the music part :D
Jul 4, 2014 10:59 AM

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abystoma2 said:
It would be better without the fanservice sequence for fujoshis.
Not as funny as Ixion Saga DT's ED, but still as funny as always to watch the striptease ED ;p
Jul 4, 2014 2:02 PM
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Man, that shoin-sensei looks more like a lousy illustration of Jimi Hendrix
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Jul 4, 2014 2:48 PM

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Rock could have been a bit harder, but over all a fun watch. The ending sort of made me think of a mahou shoujo transformation xD
Jul 4, 2014 3:06 PM

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I feel like this is only going to have good songs. The story is really meh borderline bad.
Jul 4, 2014 5:11 PM

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Lordy, that abysmal score already ;~;

This is the first anime I've watched so far this season that I've enjoyed. The plot/concept and comedy is over the top and silly as all hell, the characters are decent, and the music was OK. I don't mind the bishie manservice. C'mon folks, it's not as common as female fanservice anime, chill. I didn't like the henshin/we'll beat them with rock aspect which will probably be a plot device that I'm going to bear with.

4/5...Well I liked it, MAL >_>
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Jul 4, 2014 9:42 PM
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LOL. This show. I thought this show would be ridiculous when I first read the synopsis, but after actually watching it it doesn't seems bad at all. The animation is good, and the song's decent. I'll try to see for how long I can manage to last with this one.

Dat fanservice though, I laughed so hard during the rock concert at the bridge. The drummer's shy face when he was stripped during transformation....WTF XD
Jul 4, 2014 11:14 PM

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I felt a strange feeling throughout the entire episode. The best phrase to describe it is "uuuuhh.."
Jul 5, 2014 7:49 AM

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I thought it was a great first episode.
Neat concept, and I really like the MC. Pretty funny too.
Jul 5, 2014 11:07 AM

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I know. Maybe that show is shit but...I enjoy it a liitle and I liked the idea of ROCK against commerce POP (haha it's like they make fun of boys band). Idk I give it a try, since I don't watch anime with pretty boys with saliva on my chin at all.

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Jul 5, 2014 1:01 PM

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To much Bishounen.
I do not really like the bands music who does the characters singing, it sounds to boy bandish,
Anyways, this was deffinently one of those shows that make me say, what am I watching.
The ripping there shirt off part was even weirder, I would expect it more in a shounen series were the guys are like body builders, rather then an anime like this.
Jul 5, 2014 4:58 PM
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OK so the transformation thing they did when they are about to perform (they get stripped ._. ) was pretty embarassing to watch. I think it would be much better if there are no transformation or at least no stripping. (But maybe young boys will love it as much as I love Mermaid Melody's transformation when I was young lol). For now, the concept is interesting but the storyline is quite boring. Will continue watching because of the music and the voice casts.
Jul 5, 2014 9:04 PM

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I'm pretty much only watching this for some (hopefully) good music and was not disappointed! I mean the OP and ED and insert were pretty enjoyable. Also the animation looks pretty clean. Did not expect that many bishies and that "transformation"/shirtless scene though haha XD We'll see where this goes ... seems like Ryo got the guitar off the sensei of Shinsaku and Katsura ... and the government sponsors this "Heaven's Edge" (I think it's called) group which is the only music that's okay? I guess they had to put a plot in SOMEHOW ;P Also those old names ... reminds me of Gintama :O
Jul 6, 2014 2:31 AM

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Holy shit, did I watch a bunch of Edo-period kiddies pretend to be Basara and co from Macross 7?
Jul 6, 2014 4:13 PM
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Shinsengumi as idols... wtf x)
Jul 6, 2014 11:31 PM
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Soo... I was after a little fanservice and good music. Got both and some laugh.


Jul 7, 2014 6:06 AM

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This made me laugh with how ridiculous it was.
Jul 8, 2014 5:56 PM

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Jul 8, 2014 6:13 PM

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Man-idols are not cute at all. (the man-service was too funny)

While watching, I felt like I was under the DES entertainment ban (ref AKB0048).

It looks like this anime will have more performances than Love Live! at least...

Honestly, it was terrible though.
Jul 9, 2014 11:37 PM

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It wasn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be. It was quite alright but enjoyable enough for me to watch. I was expecting it to be something over the top like it showed in the previews and it indeed got me what I've wanted. It was so ridiculously over the top that it's funny. I usually avoid BL and shounen ai shows like a plaugue but i didn't feel it from this show at all. It's like Utaupri set in medieval japan but with no female lead and harem. I quite like the songs they used in the episode and the voices of the characters sounded very familiar. :X
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Jul 11, 2014 1:55 AM
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It was interesting.

When there was known names besides of Hijikata Toshizou and Okita Souji, I wanted to find out about 1800s Japan.

Implementation of graphic side was, well, fifty-fifty. Mostly I was left to wonder why animators put 3D-versions of main characters to song scene.

Music was good, of course.
Jul 11, 2014 12:18 PM

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Everyone is all like this sucks, but the fact that three hot samurai men are singing rock music to me while being shirtless is just enough for me. I've always enjoyed anime with manly fan service, even if they are samurai rock stars.
Jul 12, 2014 8:58 AM
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Tremendous amount of stupidity in this I sense.
However, boring it was not.
Jul 13, 2014 11:17 AM

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If the next ep is going to be like this one, I'll drop it :(
Jul 17, 2014 6:22 PM

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Lmao this is so ridiculous it's hilarious~ It's not boring to watch at least
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