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Jul 11, 2014 12:32 PM

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SILLY ACTION! Without the need comedy or being overly dramatic and grimdark!
Thank YOU!
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:34 PM

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At first, I was like FUCK YEAAAAA Ga Rei season 2.... then ..... How much screen time do Yomi and Kagura even get in this show???
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:34 PM

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T3hSource said:
SILLY ACTION! Without the need comedy or being overly dramatic and grimdark!
Thank YOU!


Oh brother you're gonna change your tune before this show's over
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:37 PM

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@Darklight0303

Yeah, but this one won't have rabid fanboys. And I've turned off my brain for once, watching this after JoJo also helps.
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:40 PM

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To everyone confused, they're just doing the exact same thing Ga-Rei: Zero did. Show half the final battle in the first episode, then show the events leading up to said battle.
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:43 PM

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This was a lot bloodier than I expected. 4/5
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:45 PM

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This was a good first episode. Definitely going to keep watching this.
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:46 PM

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Pretty exciting start. It was nice seeing some of the Ga-Rei characters again. Rinka looks so badass!
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:47 PM

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pretty intense first episode with some sweet fights but i couldnt see SHIT in a bunch of scenes because it was way too dark..like the whole episode.
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:48 PM

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So they pretty much showed the end of the manga in the first ep? Woooooooow
as someone who didn't read the manga... LOL
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:50 PM

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Nice ep. I guess they changed the order of events from seeing the thread but I enjoyed the episode. Nice seeing a wide range of abilites. A little sad the white haired girl came at the end but well at least the next episode could really start with a bang.

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Jul 11, 2014 12:51 PM

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They basically started with a got damn spoiler. I use to read the manga and i know this is near the end.

Can't wait to see people reaction when they show the beginning. You might think its Slice of Life. lol
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Jul 11, 2014 12:57 PM

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pretty intense first episode with some sweet fights but i couldnt see SHIT in a bunch of scenes because it was way too dark..like the whole episode.

It was perfectly fine for me. Adjust your video settings.
 
Jul 11, 2014 12:57 PM

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The (uncensored) limb-cutting and overall vibe of the episode felt like Akame ga Kill!, but with better BGM, IMO.
I haven't read the manga, but according to the posts here I am to understand that Xebec started the show In media res?
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Jul 11, 2014 1:04 PM

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That episode was amazing!!!!!!!

I came into this very sceptical and man were my expectations destroyed

I loved everything about this 5/5
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:04 PM

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Well....I`m not sure if I watched the right anime at first. xD Anyways, good stuff, good stuff. Looking forward to the next episodes.
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Jul 11, 2014 1:06 PM

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Darklight0303 said:
So they pretty much showed the end of the manga in the first ep? Woooooooow
Wait what? O.o
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:06 PM

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Good episode there was lots of action but the colors were a bit dark.
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:06 PM

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I'm not a huge manga reader, so I have nothing to compare this episode to.

I thought the episode was really good! Lots of action, cool mixture of characters, and left me wanting to know more.

Definitely will check out the next episode before I make a final decision on this one!
So glad that I'm not a huge manga reader, because the manga readers WHINE WAY TOO MUCH and have to RUIN every adapted anime for the ANIME ONLY WATCHERS!
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:09 PM

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It was a pretty good episode.

Seeing people showing their Esper powers.

I'm looking forward to see who is that white-haired girl is.
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:15 PM

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Tokoya said:
Darklight0303 said:
So they pretty much showed the end of the manga in the first ep? Woooooooow
Wait what? O.o

They showed a part of the first arc's end.
But not the end of the manga.

Kobushi was so badass ^_ ^
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:18 PM

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wow that was really good, possibly the best first episode this season...
but I have to say this season in general has a lot of promising shows (for me at least)

I'm just a bit sceptical since this anime seems to have a HUGE cast - giving each person enough screen time might not be that easy....

oh and I forgot to mention that I like the BGM as well
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Jul 11, 2014 1:19 PM

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It's hard to impress me with a setting like this after I witnessed the masterful destruction of New Orleans last week, but this was ok.

Dig the song at the end though :)
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:21 PM

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Wait what? So Tokyo ESP takes place in the same universe as Ga-Rei: Zero? Didn't know that, I was so confused when I saw Yomi and Kagura, looking forward to more about Rinka~
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Jul 11, 2014 1:24 PM

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Wait what? So Tokyo ESP takes place in the same universe as Ga-Rei: Zero? Didn't know that, I was so confused when I saw Yomi and Kagura, looking forward to more about Rinka~

Not the same universe. This is only a reference, a cameo.
And there are plenty of them from many others mangas,comics, TV shows, movies...in Tokyo ESP
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:24 PM

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Ga-rei... :o Kagura, and yomi!?!
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:25 PM

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lol was expecting to see rinka and pengi...but i guess i gotta wait another week...
lots of Ga-Rei in this ep...

i dont really like it when a series starts with a episode from the end :/
but it was pretty good, lots of action and stuff
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Jul 11, 2014 1:25 PM
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Do I really have to watch Ga-Rei: Zero before watching this? Because I really don't feel like doing so.
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Jul 11, 2014 1:27 PM

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Do I really have to watch Ga-Rei: Zero before watching this? Because I really don't feel like doing so.

You dont' have to.
Same mangaka but 2 differents stories and universes
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:28 PM
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ChoiDalDal said:
kikohunter said:
Do I really have to watch Ga-Rei: Zero before watching this? Because I really don't feel like doing so.

You dont' have to.
Same mangaka but 2 differents stories and universes


Thanks!
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Jul 11, 2014 1:28 PM

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That OST was amazing.
The fight scenes were good too.
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:29 PM

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ChoiDalDal said:
gust11 said:
Wait what? So Tokyo ESP takes place in the same universe as Ga-Rei: Zero? Didn't know that, I was so confused when I saw Yomi and Kagura, looking forward to more about Rinka~

Not the same universe. This is only a reference, a cameo.
And there are plenty of them from many others mangas,comics, TV shows, movies...in Tokyo ESP


Ah gotcha, thanks for the info, but man am I glad to see Yomi and Kagura alive and well together~
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Jul 11, 2014 1:32 PM

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pretty intense first episode with some sweet fights but i couldnt see SHIT in a bunch of scenes because it was way too dark..like the whole episode.

It was perfectly fine for me. Adjust your video settings.


my videos settings are perfectly adjusted for watching anime and this is the episode that was this dark. i watch over 30 eps a weak of 30 different anime and its not my player or any plugins.

it was just a fucking dark episode.
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:34 PM

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Um, can anyone explain why Rinka has brown hair here?


Everyone was going on about White Girl, White Girl, but it turns out she's light brown hair girl? :/
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:34 PM
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Wasn't expecting an action-packed episode. Once the action started, it didn't stop until like around the middle when the citizens were talking about the "White Girl." I mean I liked it, but I guess they did this just to hook people.
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So they pretty much showed the end of the manga in the first ep? Woooooooow
as someone who didn't read the manga... LOL

Okay well, now this makes sense...meh, hooks are always difficult I guess. It was the same thing with Tokyo Ghoul when they started with an intense scene. But I still liked the episode, it was definitely interesting :) Will probably start reading the manga too. Also, really liking the bgm so far.

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it was just a fucking dark episode.

I agree, I was thinking that too while I was watching it. Probably because the whole thing happened during the night and outside where there aren't too many streetlights :/
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:38 PM

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Do I really have to watch Ga-Rei: Zero before watching this? Because I really don't feel like doing so.

You should, though, since GRZ is great.
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:42 PM
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eh, this was slightly disappointing, wish they would've just went from chapter 1 or am I totally confused and this is what happened in chapter 1 because I don't recall any of it.
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:45 PM

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Um, can anyone explain why Rinka has brown hair here?


Everyone was going on about White Girl, White Girl, but it turns out she's light brown hair girl? :/

Think its just the lighting or something
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Jul 11, 2014 1:46 PM

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WTF is wrong with those espers ? I read the manga, and i don't recall seeing any fancy tools over their bodies when they use their powers. And it's ugly anyway, so why ?

SalemWitch said:
Um, can anyone explain why Rinka has brown hair here?


Everyone was going on about White Girl, White Girl, but it turns out she's light brown hair girl? :/


Yeah, she's supposed to have white hair. Well, the chara design is totally fucked up anyway.
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:47 PM

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Didn't expect them to start with the end lol, I was scared they were going to straight to the '2nd Generation' arc. Thank god it was just a tease. Woulda lost my shit if they did.

Though it was a good decision from them to do it, In order to draw the non manga readers from the get go. As the beginning does start of really slow imo.

I like how they used this episode to set up the audience's expectations of Rinka and what she will become.

They did Minami and Kobushi justice so far<3, still undecided on Rinkas 5 sec appearance. Hopefully they'll do Azuma well to.


For the confused non mang readers: About episode 1. It's based on manga chapter 23 (though changed a lot), but from the episode 2 preview title, They will go back to the beginning - manga chapter 1.
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Jul 11, 2014 1:50 PM
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is this tokyo esp or ga-rei?
they must be kidding =_=


Thank you!! I was confused when I saw them again. I'm like wait did I click on the right link?

They couldn't make another Tokyo world w/o them... since this series has nothing to do with them.
 
Jul 11, 2014 1:55 PM
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Despite all the chaois going on it felt really underwhelming. Fight scenes felt sloppy and the blood at the beginning looked really weird. Don't really know why all this is happening either. It was meh. 2/5
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Jul 11, 2014 2:15 PM
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My jaw dropped at seeing the one-episode wonders from Ga-rei zero and even the song from that same episode, especially since during its original run I thought it'd be neat to see more of them. While I would enjoy seeing them more here, that would likely bloat the already pretty big cast. I'm not much for "dropped in the action" kinds of first episodes but if the next episode title is any clue things might go back to the beginning (which would be much like Ga-rei zero did, actually) which might go well.
 
Jul 11, 2014 2:16 PM

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Wow, that was bad, really, really bad. I didn't get anything but ''White girl will save us'' I don't even know the name of the main character, it feels like I've just watched the 5th episode of an anime I've never seen before.
 
Jul 11, 2014 2:19 PM

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I always feel at a loss when a story suddenly starts at the middle and then goes back to the "proper" beggining. Loads of characters and unexplained stuff, but it sure did a good job making me want to know what happened beforehand, so I'll have to stay to see it. 4/5
 
Jul 11, 2014 2:19 PM
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In fairness to those saying it started towards the end of the manga, didnt ga rei do the exact same thing?
 
Jul 11, 2014 2:20 PM

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So this is like Gungrave in that some idiot director thought a flash-forward towards the end would be a good idea for a first episode, but then the later episodes flash right back to tell us how we got here, ultimately rendering the premiere completely pointless?

It didn't even have the slaughter at the end that made Ga-Rei Zero's first episode awesome despite the confusion.
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Jul 11, 2014 2:35 PM

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Most braindead special forces I've seen. Their commander gets stabbed right in front of them and they say "how dare you?" and don't even raise their weapons? Seriously, what the fuck. That's just one of many immersion breakers.
 
Jul 11, 2014 2:37 PM

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It was pretty awesome, and I like what I saw, but am I supposed to understand what's going on at this point? O.o
 
Jul 11, 2014 2:38 PM

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Intense first episode, I bet they're going to go back in time back to the actual start next episode!
 
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