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Oct 7, 2014 7:22 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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That was beautiful. I thought the theme song fit perfectly with above average animation quality. Yona's a bit childish though.

Soo-won is one bastard that I can't stand in this series. The adaptation proves that as well....sigh. I think it establishes the main story/premise well. From this point now, I expect Yona to get stronger rather than crying like a kid. Still, I feel bad for her now after what happened :/ Overall, solid episode and definitely looking forward to more.
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Oct 7, 2014 7:24 AM
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OP music is beautiful. Chinese/Korean old kingdom like place? Selfish princess with her childhood friend and her beloved cousin, huh. She can get everything except weapon and beloved one, even though he somehow has some sort of feeling for her, too. But he killed the king and wanting her life, too.

So that's why they were on travel like it was shown in the beginning? ED is nice, too.
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Oct 7, 2014 7:44 AM

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OP music is beautiful. Chinese/Korean old kingdom like place? Selfish princess with her childhood friend and her beloved cousin, huh. She can get everything except weapon and beloved one, even though he somehow has some sort of feeling for her, too. But he killed the king and wanting her life, too.

So that's why they were on travel like it was shown in the beginning? ED is nice, too.


It wil explain in a couple of episode.



I can't wait fot the next episode. This is like the manga. Great opening. Always good to have intrusmental opening like 12 kingdomes. Yona will change a lot.
 
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Oct 7, 2014 8:21 AM

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It was alright, will give it the 3 ep rule and see if I dropp it after that or not.
 
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Oct 7, 2014 8:40 AM

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Loved the OP. Gave more old school vibes :3 And Yona looked beautiful in it <3

Good ep. I bet quite a lot of people will be hating on Yona right now XD Gotta admit she's pretty annoying right now. A pretty spoiled princess :3 But that's what makes me love her with how much development she gets later on.

Loving how they're keeping most of her monologue. Makes her character much less shallow ^^

The transition at the end felt a bit weird and fast though.

And is it just me or does the ED remind me of FMA:B's OP5 "Rain"?
 
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Oct 7, 2014 8:42 AM

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Yes!!! Almost nothing was lost from the manga! It so much better than the manga!
Because the scenes of the Anime was more understandable than the manga!
And we even have additional scenes/details that was not in the manga.

The OP was great! and ED was just fine! I wish you did this to with Tokyo Ghoul!
Well I don't be bothered with that. Just keep this up good work PLEASE Pierrot Studio!
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Oct 7, 2014 8:44 AM
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While there were definitely some "anime moments" of humor, I suppose those were to be expected no matter what. The episode as a whole tended to be pretty serious. Or at least, focused on the characters and their motivations. Which I appreciate. OP is great. ED is good.

Looking forward to the next episode- unlike my other choices for simulcasts. -_-
 
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Oct 7, 2014 8:56 AM

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Decent start but when compared to the other 2 Fantasy shows airing this season, I can't help but think how generic the package is
 
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Oct 7, 2014 8:59 AM

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10/10 perfect first episode
 
Oct 7, 2014 9:00 AM

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I went into this not knowing what to expect and I usually steer clear of the shoujo and historical genres yet I absolutely loved the first episode. Can't wait to see what happens next week!
 
Oct 7, 2014 9:01 AM

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Well done first episode. There were a few cringe moments for me, but I'm definitely looking forward to this one. Should be a nice coming of age story, save for being a bit trite.
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Oct 7, 2014 9:03 AM
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Decent start,picked this up on a whim but willing to gives this a few more episodes than usual considering it's 2 cour and seems to have potential.
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Oct 7, 2014 9:10 AM

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Yet another betrayal by the king brother's family!
I knew nothing good was coming with Soo-Yon with his back facing Yona and obviously making the situation worst.
Yona being a spoiled girl for now, but can't wait for the strength she showed in the beginning!
Hak saving Yona in time, probably with Soo-Yon dying! The setting seems to be my cup of tea!
 
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Wait are we getting the reason why Soo-Won killed the King on the next episode? Because it was been skipped. Well I guess It will be there in the next episode since It was on the second Chapter in titled "Torn Bond" which is also the second/next episode title of the Anime.
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Oct 7, 2014 9:24 AM

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decent first episode, but with Pierrot at the helm this can't end well.
 
Oct 7, 2014 9:27 AM

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Rayzer said:
Wait are we getting the reason why Soo-Won killed the King on the next episode? Because it was been skipped. Well I guess It will be there in the next episode since It was on the second Chapter in titled "Torn Bond" which is also the second/next episode title of the Anime.


there will be a explaination in the next episode. There will be a flash-back.(maybe in the next episode or episode 3)
 
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Rayzer said:
Wait are we getting the reason why Soo-Won killed the King on the next episode? Because it was been skipped. Well I guess It will be there in the next episode since It was on the second Chapter in titled "Torn Bond" which is also the second/next episode title of the Anime.


there will be a explaination in the next episode. There will be a flash-back.(maybe in the next episode or episode 3)


Are you one of the Pierrot staff?
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Oct 7, 2014 9:35 AM

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That was boring, way too boring. Gonna watch a few more eps before deciding if i should drop it or no.
At least Hak was kinda cool.
 
Oct 7, 2014 9:37 AM

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Ow I actually read this before and dropped it... remember why now... main girl must have pissed me off ^^"

Anyway I'll still give this a few more ep oO
 
Oct 7, 2014 9:39 AM

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That was boring, way too boring. Gonna watch a few more eps before deciding if i should drop it or no.
At least Hak was kinda cool.

It was called Introduction damn it. You didn't read the manga don't you?
So if you don't, you don't have the right to say that!
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Oct 7, 2014 9:39 AM

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This anime exactly what I'm always looking for. Good to hear its 24 episode but shame I'm kinda late to read manga... Is there any anime/manga you can commend me like this ? I just really love Romance/Fantasy/Action type whit arround samurai/mediaval era.
 
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This anime exactly what I'm always looking for. Good to hear its 24 episode but shame I'm kinda late to read manga... Is there any anime/manga you can commend me like this ? I just really love Romance/Fantasy/Action type whit arround samurai/mediaval era.


Twelve Kingdoms
http://myanimelist.net/anime/153/Juuni_Kokuki
The novel are very great too

Song of the Long March
http://myanimelist.net/manga/42001/Song_of_the_Long_March

Joou no Hana(not too shojo like Yona, but don't have a lot of scan. I buy the volume and I am at volume 7)

Saiunkoku Monogatari
http://myanimelist.net/anime/957/Saiunkoku_Monogatari

http://myanimelist.net/manga/10403/Joou_no_Hana

not romance, but
Romance of the three Kingdom
The Ravages of Time
http://myanimelist.net/manga/1320/The_Ravages_of_Time
 
Oct 7, 2014 9:45 AM

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This was really nice.
Nice setting and it looks like that the characters are going to be quite interesting.

Up to now one of the most promising shows for this season (in my opinion). I hope they can keep up this level.
 
Oct 7, 2014 9:49 AM

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decent episode for me..

is it just me, or you can feel 'Fushigi Yuugi' vibe from it? xD
you know that oriental background.. and that Hak and Yona..
 
Oct 7, 2014 10:00 AM

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Is it me or this episode is rushed? There are scenes that don't click, execution was off and the animation was done lazily. Yona is annoying too.

No wonder why it gives 'Fushigi Yuugi' vibes. It is handled by Pierrot, the very same studio that butchered the Tokyo Ghoul anime.
 
Oct 7, 2014 10:13 AM

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Well, this 1st episode was annoying especially with Yona childish behavior, but the story in general seems to have potentials to develop in a good way, so I will stick with this for more episodes.
 
Oct 7, 2014 10:16 AM

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YES. I have a feeling this is going to be another 10/10 series.

This feeling is the same one i kind of got from Toradora but not as strong.

I think this is going to be a great anime. The usual princess super kawaii and pretty girl falls for the long haired sly fox faggot. Then he ends up betraying her and then when hes about to have her killed the main character jumps in to save the day! Hak! Yayyy. The childhood friend that she didn't really care about at all, whom she treats like a dog/slave. Now she only has him. Since her country and everyone else betrayed her. Oh man this is going to be so good. I love this Toradora kind of stuff, it makes me feel all good inside when Hak comes to save the day. Woohoo! Slowly and slowly the tsundere-ish heroine will slowly take liking to the MC Hak. Can't wait for the next episode. I feel like this will probably be the best series of this season.

5/5 for this episode definitely. ^_^
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Oct 7, 2014 10:18 AM

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lol...sorry main character girl you just have been betrayed by your first love...and who would have thought the person you are irritated with would say that he was wishes for your happiness with the one you love...comes and saves you...

well I love this 1st episode..I hope it impresses me in the next one, and may it not make me drop it...
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Oct 7, 2014 10:25 AM

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Okashi--chan said:
That was boring, way too boring. Gonna watch a few more eps before deciding if i should drop it or no.
At least Hak was kinda cool.

It was called Introduction damn it. You didn't read the manga don't you?
So if you don't, you don't have the right to say that!

It doesn't change the fact that it was boring. and there better intoductions which are not boring
and what does reading the manga has to do with anything? this is an anime episode discussion thread. i just said my opinion about the episode.
 
Oct 7, 2014 10:46 AM

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Is it me or this episode is rushed? There are scenes that don't click, execution was off and the animation was done lazily. Yona is annoying too.

No wonder why it gives 'Fushigi Yuugi' vibes. It is handled by Pierrot, the very same studio that butchered the Tokyo Ghoul anime.

Yes It might be rushed since something was been skipped it started where when Min-Soo was giving a water to Son, Hak and it ended when Yona was lying on the ground. I mean something between that scene was missing.

But all In all it wasn't so rushed like they did on Tokyo Ghoul because It was just the same in the manga. Actually the Anime was better than the manga.
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Rayzer said:
Just drop this in instant then! And It's actually an Introduction + Back story.

I go by the 3 episode rule

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Yes this is an Anime only Discussion Post.
But there's also "Do Not Discuss the Manga Beyond this Episode."
Which means the original source of Akatsuki no Yona was a Manga. Can't you even understand that?

I see you can't read properly, or your are blinded by anger because i said this episode is boring.
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It was called Introduction damn it. You didn't read the manga don't you?
So if you don't, you don't have the right to say that!

you were the one who brought up the manga in the first place asking if i read it or not. Can't you even understand that?
 
Oct 7, 2014 11:15 AM

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Well that was kinda stupid of him. Soo-won could have had it all, since he already knew Yona's feelings. All he had to do, would have been to either persuade the king or poison him or something. That way, he could still play the good-guy act right up to the end, and even still have Hak fooled to work for him. But he decided to go the bloody route by stabbing the king, and attempting to kill Yona, all of which makes Hak an enemy (whom has already clearly demonstrated superior skills, like archery). Can't say Soo-won is the sharpest tool in the shed. He's going to get wrecked by Hak and Yona in the end--I can feel it.
 
Oct 7, 2014 11:24 AM

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haters gonna hate

This was a great start. The animation feels really polished, and the story seems promising. <3 Kingdom type anime

 
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Rayzer said:
Just drop this in instant then! And It's actually an Introduction + Back story.

I go by the 3 episode rule

Rayzer said:
Yes this is an Anime only Discussion Post.
But there's also "Do Not Discuss the Manga Beyond this Episode."
Which means the original source of Akatsuki no Yona was a Manga. Can't you even understand that?

I see you can't read properly, or your are blinded by anger because i said this episode is boring.
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It was called Introduction damn it. You didn't read the manga don't you?
So if you don't, you don't have the right to say that!

you were the one who brought up the manga in the first place asking if i read it or not. Can't you even understand that?

Haters always gonna hate.
 
Oct 7, 2014 11:48 AM
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OP music is beautiful. Chinese/Korean old kingdom like place? Selfish princess with her childhood friend and her beloved cousin, huh. She can get everything except weapon and beloved one, even though he somehow has some sort of feeling for her, too. But he killed the king and wanting her life, too.

So that's why they were on travel like it was shown in the beginning? ED is nice, too.


Imo, It is more of Korean probably during the Gaya Confederacy, since Soo Won and Son Hak are Korean names.
 
Oct 7, 2014 11:52 AM

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Thank god that guy is the vilain, I didn't liked him not even for one secon, it was no surprise.

I believe that this was like an prologue, and that the interesting stuff will start now, Hak is cool.
 
Oct 7, 2014 11:58 AM

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Pretty generic but I need something to watch on Tuesdays. If it bores me enough I'll toss it aside like the garbage it appears right now to be.
 
Oct 7, 2014 11:59 AM

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Wow, I really like the first episode! The OP is beautiful, I'm impressed.
The first episode is already exciting, I'm looking forward to the next episodes! =)

 
Oct 7, 2014 12:03 PM

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FINALLY. A first episode to an anime this season that isn't meh or doesn't suck! wow much applause

Seriously though, that was an excellent episode. Already loving this series - hope the quality remains as it is so far.
 
Oct 7, 2014 12:04 PM
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Hmm I don't like Yona so far, she seems to spoiled but I'm sure that'll change if I see the openingtheme.
Anyways cheers for the blood <3
 
Oct 7, 2014 12:04 PM
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Yet another surprise this season. I wasn't expecting anything really from this show, yet it pulled me in pretty well. I had a feeling that Soo-won was bad news ever since he showed up in that darkened room that Yona ran into away from the suspicious person, or whatever. Turns out he was! Kind of cliche but it's all right. I'm interested for the next episode.
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Oct 7, 2014 12:21 PM

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Didn't really like it was boring and the comedy moments were not funny.

And I disliked the OP theme and the OSTs. Hopefully it gets better because if it stays as it is I'm probably going to drop it.

This reminds me of Blade and Soul for some reason. (That's not a good thing)
 
Oct 7, 2014 12:23 PM

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whaaaat just happened... lol

Well great start,
Interesting so far. Will keep watching of course.
 
Oct 7, 2014 12:35 PM

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More anime should do this : choose a good soundtrack as the OP rather than a generic jpop song.

This prologue episode was pretty well done. But it was odd that Hak appeared out of nowhere at the end, they better explain it next episode.

I like the ED song.
 
Oct 7, 2014 12:37 PM

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Down-to-earth presentation for a rather predictable, but well-executed first episode. production is ok, opening is nice and the characters have a nice feel to them. One of the better first episodes this season.
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Oct 7, 2014 12:39 PM
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Yona is a bit annoying, but can't deny she's a damn beauty! Soo-Won is lucky that she loved him quite a lot.
Personally, I wished she'd pick Hak instead. This guy is badass!

Soo-Won killing Yona's dad wasn't much of a surprise. I sensed that evil vibe from him when he pulled Yona in the room and prevented her from screaming, even though it seemed like he did it for good.

Good start and that OP was awesome! ED song wasn't bad either.
 
Oct 7, 2014 12:40 PM

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Overall, I liked it. It wasn't bad, but I didn't find it to be amazing either. While the art was nice, I didn't really appreciate the comedy moments (like when the backgrounds change and Yona's facial features were exaggerated. They just didn't seem to fit in, imo). The premise is pretty cool, and it looks like there will be some great character development. I wasn't so crazy about the OP and ED, but the BGM was cool. It seems like this series could turn out to be very good, but it could also end up being kinda meh...guess we'll see, though
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Oct 7, 2014 12:44 PM

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So this first episode was actually kind of terrible to me due to the direction, sound direction, and corny awkward plot. The execution was awful. Studio Pierott is starting to make to make me think that they just make poorly done anime

Despite all those criticisms I think I will stick around and keep watching because the other characters who appear later look pretty intriguing and like lots of fun. Also maybe the princess will be less of an annoying whiny brat after her journey begins

Also is it just me or did some of the bgm seem like it was in the wrong place? I actually really liked all of the music itself, but the placement was weird. Like who's doing the sound direction for this?

 
Oct 7, 2014 12:44 PM
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It was a lot more shoujo than I expected but I still enjoyed the setting and the palace intrigue. Kind of reminded of Moribito (not as good obviously). I like Hak's character too. I'll definitely continue watching this.
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This was so beautiful, especially the music.

I didn't find Yona to be as annoying as everyone is saying. I knew from the start that Soo-Won was bad news.

Amazing first episode. Definitely one my favorites so far!
 
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