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Jul 19, 2014 11:09 AM

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They took him down! Amazing episode again. The princess incoming was pretty obvious though.
 
Jul 19, 2014 11:13 AM

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Best show of the season so far.

 
Jul 19, 2014 11:15 AM

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Damn, Slaine actually shooting his superior was shocking!! Thought he'd hesitate, but instead he shoots him several times.

DAT SOUNDTRACK.

Loving this show so far, all the protag's are great. Don't think i dislike any characters yet.
 
 
Jul 19, 2014 11:26 AM

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That was fucking awesome! Entirely enjoyable, especially the OST! I'm liking the main character a load more now, too. His personality being kind of bland evolved into something else. All of the other characters are great as well.

Saturday's are the best days for anime because of Aldnoah and Barakamon. Can't wait for next week!
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Jul 19, 2014 11:31 AM

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This episode was much better compared to the first two. The plan was definitely well thought out. The mc has a bit more personality now. And that scene at the end was AWESOME! Slain ftw! :D
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Jul 19, 2014 11:34 AM
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Great episode! Inaho picking up his game, and I like how he devised the plan and executed it well along with his friends. I knew that Okisuke's death must have hit him, as he said, "this is for my friend." I'm glad they're trying to give Inaho more characterization this week.

And wow, the Princess transformed just like that! That alien technology. And good job Slaine! I like how they showed Slaine shaking as he points the gun at Trillram. Slaine really isn't the type to hurt anyone, like how he apologized before he hit the Kataphrakts. Still, at least he knows what he should do and does it.
 
Jul 19, 2014 11:35 AM

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That was surprising. I was expecting a more higher death count but welp that didn't happen. Well that episode was good to me. They showed last week the main character was smart just wasn't motoivated, it seem his friend dying was a nice trigger for him to make an attempt. That was a nice plan that they brought out. Also nice that girl was the Princess I had a feeling but there really was no proof. I can't wait to see where this goes next. The enemy may still dropped that bomb to wipe them all out or they can retreat seeing the Princess just revealed herself. Next ep needs to hurry and come!

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Jul 19, 2014 11:36 AM

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Ya, this episode was much better than the last one, might keep watching after all. I still have quite a lot of problems with it though.

At least Inaho seems to have shown some form of emotion, he smiled twice and said he had fear, (Even though saying it doesn't really mean anything when you very clearly don't have any fear that I can see in your face or actions.) Really hope he gets more expressive later on but I do think he is just going to be that boring character who is not very expressive and just does badass things and is super smart because why not. Also, why did he feel the need to explain how he outsmarted the enemy? Just kill the guy already, you don't need to have a speech about it.

Action was better this time around, but honestly to me it made no sense. Does Inaho just take classes in mechanics, military strategy, theoretical physics and mecha piloting? Does everyone? He's in bloody high school for crying out loud. Yet he outsmarts these trained professionals with a strategy he came up with practically alone with minimum resources in the time of like 5 hours? Lmao. At least they showed most of the process though.

Uhh.. no.. You can't just hang out the side of a truck with a heavy weapon and fire it with no backlash... Her extremely thin wrist should be broken, that's a nitpick though. It's not like I expected much realism at this point anyway.

Love how the girl is like "Wow, you care about people? I am totally interested in you." lol, does she never meet anyone who wants to save people that were forgotten?

Villains are still just a bunch of Super-Nazi's except for Slaine.

All in all, it was alright though. This is more like what I was expecting to me honest, it focused more on the characters(even if there was no actual development) and strategy rather than simple and boring one-sided action. Though honestly this was also one sided to a degree because somehow Inaho is this super-genius mecha piloting expert because why not. Music was better placed throughout the episode, thought it was a big messy the previous one. Animation appeared better for the most part, CG is still So-So, but not bad.

2.5/5


Definite improvement though I'm not a fan of the cheesy as all hell dialogue in a setting that is playing itself deathly seriously (maybe I just expect more cause of my experiences with Gundam) and a lot of the characters and mechanics of the show just come off as incredibly stupid and contrived as opposed to Inaho looking super smart. The cast isn't going to be a selling point of this show aside from their designs is the vibe I'm getting as well as that I might want to check my expectations when it comes to the use of tactics and what not to overcome the opponent.

The one thing I definitely just don't get is all the really terrible drawbacks to the Martian mech. Not being able to see and having to rely on auxiliary cameras that apparently are only now mentioned and readily visible to the protagonists using just binoculars as well as having a barrier that literally absorbs everything and a giant glowing weak point kind of gets question marks out of me. I really don't get that design choice, nor do I get why Trillram had to be such a complete idiot of a cheeseball mustache twirling villain that his defeat doesn't even grant much in the way of satisfaction but I suppose I'll role with it for now because despite all of this it's still one of the more interesting shows airing this season.
 
Jul 19, 2014 11:36 AM

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Scene after the ED was awesome, glad he just got the job down there and then instead of resenting him for episodes to come without doing anything about it. Shooting him over and over gave it more impact too. Would be cool to see Slaine rise up throughout the series.
 
 
Jul 19, 2014 11:36 AM

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Wowowowowowowowowowowowowow. Awesome. Usually I don't like mech series and the aspect I don't like in them the most is protagonist getting an overpowered mech that destroys anything.

Here however we had a tactical fight that I love so much. When opponent has over powered mech it is interesting.

Also the scene after ending song.

I already thought, that it was a nice episode but then boom, second protagonist scores it high in my likeness.
 
Jul 19, 2014 11:43 AM

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Kaioshin_Sama said:
MAL is going to lose it's shit over this episode considering how edgy it is and depicts a genius protagonist owning the idiot enemy that the other idiot side couldn't even scratch while loud "epic" Sawano music plays in the background. It's literally everything modern anime fandom loves except just in a mecha package for a change.


No one's forcing you to watch this show if you don't like it.


In any case I've always been a fan of the "ragtag group fights OP douchebag empire by pulling off entertaining bullshit miracles" trope so this show is pretty entertaining for me. Consider me a part of the pleb "MAL masses"
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Jul 19, 2014 11:44 AM

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WOW! Amazing stuff right there :O Dat OST!!! <3

They defeated him with awesome tactics. Props to Inaho. The dude is BA! He actually has more feelings than I thought esp when interaction with his sis and Inko.

I'm liking Inaho's friends too. I thought they'd be dispensable characters but they're actually pretty awesome :)

The way they figured out the gap in the barrier by using water after shooting the bridge to make him fall into the sea was epic. I really didn't feel any asspulls at all. Great stuff :D

Princess Asseylam is way more BA than I thought. The way she used the gun looked like it wasn't her first time...I think.

And Dat Slaine!! I was going "YESSSS!!!!!" when he was shooting the hell out of that loser :D Such a good feeling ^^ So will he join the Earth's side now?
 
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so... how can we see their robot if it absorb anything including light?

and if enemy have those signal transceiver for the flying cameras, why he cant just fly the camera inside the tunnel.


overall this is a nice episode but they try too hard to be "scientific".
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Jul 19, 2014 11:47 AM

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Kaioshin_Sama said:
The one thing I definitely just don't get is all the really terrible drawbacks to the Martian mech. Not being able to see and having to rely on auxiliary cameras that apparently are only now mentioned and readily visible to the protagonists using just binoculars as well as having a barrier that literally absorbs everything and a giant glowing weak point kind of gets question marks out of me. I really don't get that design choice, nor do I get why Trillram had to be such a complete idiot of a cheeseball mustache twirling villain that his defeat doesn't even grant much in the way of satisfaction but I suppose I'll role with it for now because despite all of this it's still one of the more interesting shows airing this season.


I thought it was explained pretty nicely. You DO have to leave gaps somewhere to be able to see. Using auxiliary cameras that transmits info allows you to leave a smaller gap for an antenna of somesort rather then if you left a hole or something for camera lenses.

As for the "visible aux cams" Ill chalk it up to it being a more helpful tool for the audience (us) rather than the protag. Seeing as how he just used a smokescreen, if cams were invisible or high alt, they still would of been disabled.

But enough of my justifications lol... in the end.. it is about MECHS. Why the hell would you even design anthropomorphic robots for combat? There is a lot more issues with that....
 
Jul 19, 2014 11:48 AM

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love this mecha serie

getting more and more awesome after each ep
 
Jul 19, 2014 11:51 AM

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Definite improvement though I'm not a fan of the cheesy as all hell dialogue in a setting that is playing itself deathly seriously (maybe I just expect more cause of my experiences with Gundam) and a lot of the characters and mechanics of the show just come off as incredibly stupid and contrived as opposed to Inaho looking super smart. The cast isn't going to be a selling point of this show aside from their designs is the vibe I'm getting as well as that I might want to check my expectations when it comes to the use of tactics and what not to overcome the opponent.

The one thing I definitely just don't get is all the really terrible drawbacks to the Martian mech. Not being able to see and having to rely on auxiliary cameras that apparently are only now mentioned and readily visible to the protagonists using just binoculars as well as having a barrier that literally absorbs everything and a giant glowing weak point kind of gets question marks out of me. I really don't get that design choice, nor do I get why Trillram had to be such a complete idiot of a cheeseball mustache twirling villain that his defeat doesn't even grant much in the way of satisfaction but I suppose I'll role with it for now because despite all of this it's still one of the more interesting shows airing this season.


Oh I agree with you quite a lot. There is still no development or even inner-conflict for the most part so the characters are still 1-dimensional besides maybe the girl whose father died but I don't even know her name yet. The plot is still heavily cliche and generic, and the science makes no sense whatsoever(Though that is partly because Urobuchi is trying to mix real science with fake science so casually that it comes off as ridiculously inaccurate and contradictory).

This series will not be Gundam, that ship sailed ever since the first episode. I am going to watch it knowing what it is now though, a cheesy, generic mecha show that gets too in your face sometimes. Though if that 2nd episode didn't show off what this show would be then this episode pretty much confirmed it. Just good guys battling bad guys with mecha in semi-okay action sequences, that is all it is. (Though I wouldn't be surprised if Urobuchi made a way to somehow make it needlessly more complicated)
 
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orangpelupa said:

so... how can we see their robot if it absorb anything including light?


Because a giant black profile chasing you just wont be as cool ;P
 
Jul 19, 2014 11:57 AM

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Kaioshin_Sama said:
MAL is going to lose it's shit over this episode considering how edgy it is and depicts a genius protagonist owning the idiot enemy that the other idiot side couldn't even scratch while loud "epic" Sawano music plays in the background. It's literally everything modern anime fandom loves except just in a mecha package for a change.


No one's forcing you to watch this show if you don't like it.


In any case I've always been a fan of the "ragtag group fights OP douchebag empire by pulling off entertaining bullshit miracles" trope so this show is pretty entertaining for me. Consider me a part of the pleb "MAL masses"


Who said I didn't like it, I'm just not exactly going to shill for it yet and gloss over it's obvious shortcomings at the quarter mark because it's far from the greatest mecha show I've seen even so far this year.

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so... how can we see their robot if it absorb anything including light?

and if enemy hae those signal transceiver for the flying cameras, why he cant just fly the camera inside the tunnel.


overall this is a nice episode but they try too hard to be "scientific".


I think the question you should be asking is how is he able to receive data from the flying cameras and communicate with Slaine if the barrier supposedly absorbs all radio waves.
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Jul 19, 2014 11:59 AM
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Pretty good episode. At least I enjoyed it much more than the last.

A couple things I didnt like...

Their friend just died... they dont seem particularly sad... I mean, besides that very last scene in episode 2, there was no sense of mourning... it's like the kids are emotionless... the only time they acknowledged his death was when they took their revenge... I just found it very odd. Couldnt they at least show some depression. Instead, they seemed to work methodically and totally logically throughout. This was the main hing that irked me -_-

I dont understand how those kids are so accurate with their bazooka rounds. Bloody hell, the freaking princess, who didnt seem to know a thig abt guns, could suddenly accuratel take down one observational device in one shot on a moving truck? Meh... I'd let the accrate shooting slide, but that pricess shot kinda deserved a facepalm... -_-...

How come they made Inaho the leader... it's like out of the blue, the kids, who r just civilians themselves, are gonna be the ones to give orders?? I'd get t if they were frm military schools, but they have the same education as everyone else. Well, they've had mecha training, i guess, but it feels weird that no adult other than Inaho's sister tried to take command. The way Inaho so nonchalantly talked like he was a seasoned soldier in the toilet with Yuki also irked me (btw, wtf, why show that scene in the toilet... -_-... haha...)

Those points aside, goos episode. I like how the kids coordinated the plan. Requires some suspension of disbelief that the kids could time thigs so perfectly (the plan wouldnt hae succeeded if the machine didnt work as Inaho had predicted, and if the kids werent such accurate shots themselves, and had Inaho aimed slightly off the mark in that knife attack, he'd be screwed)... at least Inaho seems a bt more human in this episode. Animation was pretty good in this episode. Quite enjoyed a lot of the scenes. The plot seems to be picking up and I have an idea of how things will build up.

I liked that scene with Slaine killing that Trillman fella. For a moment there, I thought he'd be one of those retards who just went alog wih t knowing the princess was alive n had some crazy psychological batrle within his mind or something... well.., wait, still too early to rule that out...
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Jul 19, 2014 12:02 PM
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R.I.P Trillram. so the traitor is Trillram and Saazbaum. good joob slaine well done just kill that bastrad!!
well i really like that hime henshin mode.

meh this episode mecha battle is boring. best anime for this year!
 
Jul 19, 2014 12:03 PM

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I see. So if my understanding is correctly, it's similar to how theoretical active camo would work. Even though they wouldn't be able to see you, the light bending around you would render you blind as well. Can't see outside when you're reflecting shit off you. Or at least, that's how I'm assuming they got the idea of the blind spot.

We knew Bowlcut would survive from the preview, but we didn't know how short lived it would be.

Good ep.

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I think the question you should be asking is how is he able to receive data from the flying cameras and communicate with Slaine if the barrier supposedly absorbs all radio waves.


I can see the confusion. Though I wouldn't call this a plot hole, just something left unexplained. They could have pulled something out of their ass to explain it.

People will naturally nit-pick every detail of this show, so I assume their line of thinking was "fuck it".

Besides, I don't think it's all too crazy when there's shit like the magical princess transformation..
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I see. So if my understanding is correctly, it's similar to how theoretical active camo would work. Even though they wouldn't be able to see you, the light bending around you would render you blind as well. Can't see outside when you're reflecting shit off you. Or at least, that's how I'm assuming they got the idea of the blind spot.

We knew Bowlcut would survive from the preview, but we didn't know how short lived it would be.

Good ep.

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I think the question you should be asking is how is he able to receive data from the flying cameras and communicate with Slaine if the barrier supposedly absorbs all radio waves.


I can see the confusion. Though I wouldn't call this a plot hole, just something left unexplained. They could have pulled something out of their ass to explain it.

People will naturally nit-pick every detail of this show, so I assume their line of thinking was "fuck it".

Besides, I don't think it's all too crazy when there's shit like the magical princess transformation..


True, the show has definitely shown me where to set my expectations with this episode much like Keten argued.
 
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Kaioshin_Sama said:


orangpelupa said:


so... how can we see their robot if it absorb anything including light?

and if enemy hae those signal transceiver for the flying cameras, why he cant just fly the camera inside the tunnel.


overall this is a nice episode but they try too hard to be "scientific".


I think the question you should be asking is how is he able to receive data from the flying cameras and communicate with Slaine if the barrier supposedly absorbs all radio waves.

I also wondered abt this, but then they explained in that knife scene. The only spot in Trillram's mecha which didnt absorb everything was left there so that he could reveive the signals from the flying cameras. That's what Inaho was bettig on when he made the plan.

As for Orange's question, yeah... just realised. Doesnt make sense for Trillram's mecha to be visible if it absorbs everything includig light. He'd be just a black mass. Also, good point. He could've just sent cameras. He had like a dozen with him. Surely he could've scouted the loacation. Maybe he was a bit afraid that by forcig his way trough the tunnel it would collapse, and the survivors migt somehow escape through the mess?
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Jul 19, 2014 12:14 PM

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Action was better this time around, but honestly to me it made no sense. Does Inaho just take classes in mechanics, military strategy, theoretical physics and mecha piloting? Does everyone? He's in bloody high school for crying out loud. Yet he outsmarts these trained professionals with a strategy he came up with practically alone with minimum resources in the time of like 5 hours? Lmao. At least they showed most of the process though.



Yeah. Agreed. I'm pretty disappointed by that. Then again, I should have expected this. Kids being super geniuses in mecha series is par for the course nowadays. I still find it annoying, though. At this point, I'm more interested in Inaho's sister and Kouichirou when it comes to the characters, and Slaine to a lesser extent.
 
Jul 19, 2014 12:17 PM

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Brilliant OST and brilliant MC! Inaho is a beast!!! So far best anime this season :)
 
 
Jul 19, 2014 12:18 PM
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This episode has left me impressed because compared to the first two this one was significantly better. Although it bugs me how the main character kind of shrugs off the death of his friend I would think that death would have had more of an impact. Then again, so far the protagonist has been an emotionless asshole so I guess I'm not too surprised. I loved it when Slaine shot the shit out of that Martian at the very end, it gives me hope that he will eventually become a good character.
 
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Kids being super geniuses in mecha series is par for the course nowadays.



I suppose you haven't been looking around then. Boards all over the internet have already figure out how to stop the mecha, even minutes after the episode was released.

Are you saying all of /m/ are super geniuses too? Suki? /a/?

This wasn't an act of genius. Any kid could have put 2 and 2 together.

Even I figured out how to stop the mech, and I'm no super genius.

They aren't trying to pull a Light or Lelouch here.
 
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Where do I even begin lol.....10/5 for me

This episode was just fantastic and I loved everything about it

I'm really excited to see that the MC isn't a heartless/emotionless stiff and that he does feel...And I LOVE how he's pretty much the Shikamaru of this series..

Their plan and the execution of it was just perfect....When the MC said "This is for my friend" I fanboyed so hard lol Just wow...I am loving him right now

The OST is orgasmic on so many levels....The one that was playing when they were on the bridge...HNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

And things are progressing really smooth too, I'm glad that we didn't have to wait for the princess to reveal herself as well as her friend to find out that she was alive

And that brings me to the post credit scene, when I saw that the cunt survived I was screaming for the white haired kid to kill his ass and damn he is still shooting that guy as we speak xDD

This episode was just filled with so much win...Every character impressed me...Everything was just great for me
 
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Keten said:

The plot is still heavily cliche and generic, and the science makes no sense whatsoever(Though that is partly because Urobuchi is trying to mix real science with fake science so casually that it comes off as ridiculously inaccurate and contradictory).



Hello again. I just feel like I have to stop you on that statment.

If you explained the science of our modern technolgies (Like computers) to a man of the industrial era that lived 200 years ago, do you think he would understand anything he was told? The science of the Aldnoah makes no sense to us, but any attempt to explain it would probably not fix that. Considering how far we have come in less than a hundred years, it's not suprising that technology can advance way beyond of what we understand.

Consider it as an acceptable break from reality. Any attempt to add realism to it would
most likely be tedious, difficult, or confusing for us.
 
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I dont understand how those kids are so accurate with their bazooka rounds. Bloody hell, the freaking princess, who didnt seem to know a thig abt guns, could suddenly accuratel take down one observational device in one shot on a moving truck? Meh... I'd let the accrate shooting slide, but that pricess shot kinda deserved a facepalm... -_-...



If you didn't notice. They were shooting smoke grenades, not actually shooting down the cameras.
 
 
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I dont understand how those kids are so accurate with their bazooka rounds. Bloody hell, the freaking princess, who didnt seem to know a thig abt guns, could suddenly accuratel take down one observational device in one shot on a moving truck? Meh... I'd let the accrate shooting slide, but that pricess shot kinda deserved a facepalm... -_-...



If you didn't notice. They were shooting smoke grenades, not actually shooting down the cameras.


Yeah. They didn't have to be accurate at all. In fact, even the worst shot in the world could do it. I believe it was MGL smoke rounds. At least it looked like an MGL.
 
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Was surprised their technology hadn't advanced past ordinary satellite overhead views, no x-ray, no infrared, really weird. Enjoyable episode though, definitely the best of the 3 so far.
 
Jul 19, 2014 12:35 PM

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Meh, I expected bigger death count. Will give more episodes for shit to hit the fan.
 
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I really hope Slaine joins Inaho and co. because then he wouldn't be the Suzaku-rival-type and the Terrans would actually be able to put up a fight against Vers.
 
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Meh, I expected bigger death count. Will give more episodes for shit to hit the fan.


Don't expect it. Butcher only did the first 3 episodes.
 
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I'm not really impressed so far, maybe I had too high expectations. I hope they explain Inaho's lack of explicit emotions and how he is some genius kid. I understand that it was easy to put together but then why is this kid the only person to figure out the weakness? The princess being that girl was expected. I don't really care in particular for any of the characters or like any of them which is a big minus for me. The martians are also so cartoon (read: over the top) evil.
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Great episode. I really didn't like MC is the first two episodes; found him to be rather emotionless. However, in this episode they actually gave his character some growth and showed his emotional side while still maintaining his calm demeanor.

Slain is the man. I'm happy he actually shot him and didn't chicken out at the last moment.

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I can't wait to see how Inaho fares against the martian mechas.

Inaho has really given their current situation a lot of thought and he knows exactly what to do, bravo.

Inaho freaking smart and it seems like my guess that the girl was the princess was spot on!

Inaho... best squad leader (even though he isn't one) of 2014!

C'mon Inaho, kick that martian ass!

Now that's quite skill to transform like that you have there princess.

Ah, Inaho finally avenged his fallen friend T.T

Freaking bastard is still alive it seems... oh. never mind, Slaine killed him, good job.
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orangpelupa said:
and if enemy hae those signal transceiver for the flying cameras, why he cant just fly the camera inside the tunnel.

I think that's quite obvious. If Trillram just sent in his aux cameras into the tunnel, they would be quite easy to spot and shoot down. Even if they don't destroy them, they could still figure out how his barrier works more easily.
One of the other posibilities is that those aux cameras can't be manually controlled. Otherwise he could just bail them out from the smoke screen and regain visibility. Maybe they just have fixed positions and move accordingly.
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If you didn't notice. They were shooting smoke grenades, not actually shooting down the cameras.


Yeah. They didn't have to be accurate at all. In fact, even the worst shot in the world could do it. I believe it was MGL smoke rounds. At least it looked like an MGL.

Oh crap. My bad... should've paid more attention.

Hmm... I guess that makes sense now -_-... i feel bad for makig suh a dumbass mistake.
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So instead of falling into the cockpit of some super-prototype, Inaho used his brain, a rubber band and a paper clip. I hope this continues. This anime now shows a lot of promise

Also I've got an urge to read some good ol' Stainless Steel Rat cause I love those resourceful characters
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Maybe we should put up a bet on who will survive @ the end of the season~
That really is all I care about this season.
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That was super duper good and those kids are impressive but they aren't annoying and the adults don't seem stupid as of yet. They cleverly came up with a plan to find out the Mechs weakness and it was really well done. I like how everyone had a part in the plan and was useful. Really enjoying this anime and after this impressive episode it is definitely one of my favorites this year so far.
 
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Baku219 said:
I'm not really impressed so far, maybe I had too high expectations. I hope they explain Inaho's lack of explicit emotions and how he is some genius kid. I understand that it was easy to put together but then why is this kid the only person to figure out the weakness? The princess being that girl was expected. I don't really care in particular for any of the characters or like any of them which is a big minus for me. The martians are also so cartoon (read: over the top) evil.


thus the flaw of the animes. they choose to have MCs in high school. if this were adults, figuring out things would be more believable. being an anime fan, its this "anime logic" that I have come to terms with. Regardless, I thought this was one of the most awesome episodes this season so far. I was disappointed when I saw that Martian pilot guy still alive (yes another anime rule you have to accept, death is mostly minimal) but then when he got killed at the end credit, I was like "yes!!"
"....i am the villain in this story"
 
Jul 19, 2014 12:50 PM

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Kaioshin_Sama said:

I think the question you should be asking is how is he able to receive data from the flying cameras and communicate with Slaine if the barrier supposedly absorbs all radio waves.


Didn't they exploit that at the end? The place where the mc struck the big knife was the receiver of the cameras signal.
 
 
Jul 19, 2014 12:51 PM

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SagaraYuzuru said:

Hello again. I just feel like I have to stop you on that statment.

If you explained the science of our modern technolgies (Like computers) to a man of the industrial era that lived 200 years ago, do you think he would understand anything he was told? The science of the Aldnoah makes no sense to us, but any attempt to explain it would probably not fix that. Considering how far we have come in less than a hundred years, it's not suprising that technology can advance way beyond of what we understand.

Consider it as an acceptable break from reality. Any attempt to add realism to it would
most likely be tedious, difficult, or confusing for us.


I really cannot word my response correctly. I wrote it out 3 times and then erased it. xD

It more or less was condensed to.

- They can just pull stuff out of their asses to explain how they defeat anything in a battle now.

- It takes away from the strategy because they aren't using things we are familiar with, they are using things that were not established yet and the audience has no idea what it is and as such only comes off as smart because they mix it with real science that people can identify with, but if you actually start putting pieces together, it doesn't actually make much sense. A barrier that can absorb everything, including light? That would cause massive time and space distortion, it simply doesn't go with the laws of physics.

- When a sci-fi show breaks the laws of physics, that is going too far, because that is no longer science, it's magic. I can forgive it for that to an extent though.

Also, having the people figuring this stuff out and talking about be kids doesn't help at all. Why do these kids understand all these things and no one is surprised by it? Why are they just as smart as these people who seem to be trained professionals? It just makes no sense. As such, I know what to expect now.
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Duri1n said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:


I think the question you should be asking is how is he able to receive data from the flying cameras and communicate with Slaine if the barrier supposedly absorbs all radio waves.

I also wondered abt this, but then they explained in that knife scene. The only spot in Trillram's mecha which didnt absorb everything was left there so that he could reveive the signals from the flying cameras. That's what Inaho was bettig on when he made the plan.

As for Orange's question, yeah... just realised. Doesnt make sense for Trillram's mecha to be visible if it absorbs everything includig light. He'd be just a black mass. Also, good point. He could've just sent cameras. He had like a dozen with him. Surely he could've scouted the loacation. Maybe he was a bit afraid that by forcig his way trough the tunnel it would collapse, and the survivors migt somehow escape through the mess?
yeah, the reason why Inaho was able to stab him was because they had to make holes in the barrier to receive camera signals.

I've also wondered about how it was visible. I noticed that when he activates the barrier, the mech turns black for a few seconds, then forms color. I'm guessing that moment, it absorbed all the light refracting off of it, making it black, then the armour emits it's own light.
 
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So, people on other boards who are way better at science than me have already come up with several hypotheses as to how the mech could work (in regards to why it's not completely black, how it could communicate, etc).

Also, reminder:
 
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The previous two episodes really didn't make this show seem like it wasn't bringing anything new and different.

Probably the best episode so far, and a good redeeming factor for the 'meh' start the show initially had (given the plot-holes and and unexplained phenomenon).
Slaine=best character in the show so far

*Changing the score from 7 to 8.
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Baku219 said:
I'm not really impressed so far, maybe I had too high expectations. I hope they explain Inaho's lack of explicit emotions and how he is some genius kid. I understand that it was easy to put together but then why is this kid the only person to figure out the weakness? The princess being that girl was expected. I don't really care in particular for any of the characters or like any of them which is a big minus for me. The martians are also so cartoon (read: over the top) evil.


thus the flaw of the animes. they choose to have MCs in high school. if this were adults, figuring out things would be more believable. being an anime fan, its this "anime logic" that I have come to terms with. Regardless, I thought this was one of the most awesome episodes this season so far. I was disappointed when I saw that Martian pilot guy still alive (yes another anime rule you have to accept, death is mostly minimal) but then when he got killed at the end credit, I was like "yes!!"


Adults or at least some military personnel with real experience working with them directly in order to make it seem more plausible. Gundam definitely doesn't have the adults are stupid and completely incompetent and need kids to do everything for them thing like this show does as an example. I mean I still don't get why Inaho this random high schooler is the only person on Planet Earth with enough insight to engineer a successful counterattack against the Martians so far. I mean who taught him this stuff anyway, did he learn it from drills in their school? If so shouldn't that mean the mindset he's using to approach the counterattack would also be in the Earth Military handbook as well? Why are both sides in this conflict that plays itself off deathly seriously and like a tactics and strategy based show just apparently so utterly stupid lol
 
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