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Oct 29, 2014 4:17 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Well they introduced the main characters but honestly, this felt rushed. Arisu learns a bit about the game that he takes part of although I can tell that he is still confused as hell. With all the fire, countdown, and chaos going on, I'd say that their world is like a living hell.

ED theme song is okay I guess.
 
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Nov 15, 2014 6:36 AM

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Hm, the manga hasn't ended yet and they only cover 3 part of the game....

Still the story of "survival game" is pretty interesting on my book. Arisu looks like Touma from Index/Railgun franchise except he's taller...I'm not expecting anything from him tough.
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Nov 15, 2014 6:41 AM

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That was actually interesting and now I'm curious about the manga.
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Nov 15, 2014 9:50 AM

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Now this is interesting. I think I'm gonna start reading this manga.
 
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Nov 16, 2014 4:30 AM
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Why no full length tho? This shit had me interested as fuck.
 
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Nov 18, 2014 11:15 AM
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So if they extended their stay for 3 days and they die after 3 days, what can they actually do to escape? I suppose the answer is "more games" but that wasn't really explained.
 
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Nov 19, 2014 12:34 PM

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This OVA just screams "You should read the manga because this is going to be rushed as hell."

So far, not curious about the manga but may change my mind after watching the rest.
 
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Nov 22, 2014 11:11 AM

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JadedAnimeLady said:
This OVA just screams "You should read the manga because this is going to be rushed as hell."

True.

It was surprisingly impressive in my opinion. It was just the kind of story I was looking for in a long time.
 
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Nov 23, 2014 6:24 AM

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So if they extended their stay for 3 days and they die after 3 days, what can they actually do to escape? I suppose the answer is "more games" but that wasn't really explained.


I hope we will get an explanation what to do to get out of the game.
 
Nov 25, 2014 6:50 PM

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I say this as someone who read a lot of survival game manga. This is one of the best out there and unrivaled in game design.
 
Nov 27, 2014 1:48 PM

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It was awesome, felt a little like btooom
 
Dec 1, 2014 4:51 AM
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Nice, but the art & animation aren't up to today's standards... but Im going to read the manga soon
 
Dec 3, 2014 11:41 AM
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The manga got me hooked from the first pages but I'm curious about how they will expose all of the depth of the story in only 3 OVAs... Still gonna watch it but from the comments so far I'm afraid I'll be a bit disapointed. I hope I'm wrong ^^'

Edit : After watching it I was happily surprised to see they kept the OVA true to the story, every bit of the game is there. The voice acting is great, the animation is alright, not the best but it's okay. Obviously a few infos are missing like why the visas etc... but I think it's to try to get more people to read the manga (which i hope will hapen because it's an amazing story and mostly so they can make A REAL FULL SEASON ANIME!!)
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Dec 7, 2014 7:17 AM
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Namu12 said:
Juhnny said:
So if they extended their stay for 3 days and they die after 3 days, what can they actually do to escape? I suppose the answer is "more games" but that wasn't really explained.


I hope we will get an explanation what to do to get out of the game.


I hope so too...I'm patiently waiting for the second episode. :/
 
Dec 14, 2014 12:53 PM

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I say this as someone who read a lot of survival game manga. This is one of the best out there and unrivaled in game design.


Same here.
 
Dec 20, 2014 4:37 PM

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The first few minutes of the rainbow falling scene, robot unicorn attack was going through my mind

 
Dec 21, 2014 9:20 PM

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This is good,. zombie's are missing though..

 
Dec 22, 2014 8:36 AM
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the manga is more good, but anime is good so, the first game is just beginning, but for OVA i think the ending is alternative..
 
Jan 21, 2015 1:01 AM

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Very interesting.

It's just a 3 ova series so of course it's gonna feel rushed. The working of the whole system in Borderland was nice. They have to play games to continue to live here and each game being different.

I liked how Alice figures out how to complete the game using available clues. This "figuring things out through small clues" thing almost always gets me interested.

It has a lot of potential if given a full length tv series.
 
Jan 21, 2015 11:23 AM

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Hmm it was kinda interesting :)
Just wish they would have started running before doing all the explanation though the others might not have believed him without a valid reason...
 
Jan 21, 2015 11:14 PM

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i've actually never heard of this manga and i just checked this out to give it a try. At first, the character animation had me laughing a bit cuz it feels so outdated but for some reason I continued watching. I didn't really get much out of this episode but i really like the tone in a lot of these scenes, it's pretty awesome. Judging from everyone's comments, I'll probably enjoy this a lot more by reading the manga.
 
Jan 23, 2015 1:10 AM

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The cast of Free in a death game OMG

WHY ISN"T THIS A FULL SERIES T____T
 
Feb 11, 2015 12:48 AM

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sure, being able to survive while running through fire arrows....
also dying from a meteorite impact when your visa expires... ALRIGHTY
this is too absurd for me, even for a survival game...
 
Mar 28, 2015 5:44 PM

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I get that the main protagonist said 6.9 billion to lessen the difference (still a lot of flaming arrows), but couldn't he explain the plan first and give themselves a head start. I don't think there was any mentioning of a rule where you need to say the answer at a particular spot after getting the fortune slip.
 
Sep 15, 2015 8:42 AM

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Good first episode. Introduction of the main characters. And the animation was nice here and there.
 
Nov 25, 2015 6:53 AM

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Nice, but the art & animation aren't up to today's standards... but Im going to read the manga soon

 
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Not a bad start with some interesting problems. Most things are explained well enough so I will just sit back and let the good times roll.....or the flaming arrows fall.
 
Apr 25, 2016 4:28 PM

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Now this is interesting..........has a compact setting with a supernatural feel. Also, if they knew the direction of the flaming arrows, shouldn't they find a cover first instead of running??( my gamer instincts are screaming)
 
May 8, 2016 10:15 AM

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I would love to have this in a longer show. Bit rushed, but can't help it.
I really love this and wish to see more such shows.
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Oct 24, 2016 3:54 PM

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Interesting stuff.
He wished to go somewhere else and his wish was granted.
I hope that there are other dangers in games except flame arrows.
 
Feb 3, 2017 12:45 PM

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This can certainly prove to be pretty interesting.
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May 17, 2017 8:38 PM

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Interesting premise, hope we can get a tv version soon
 
Aug 17, 2018 3:13 PM

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It was okay. Some of the dialogue was pretty pathetic though.

I want to go anywhere but here.
I want to go home.
^ this anime
 
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I'm gonna watch the fuck out of this show then read the fuck out of the manga
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