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Nov 27, 2014 7:25 PM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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weakest episode so far imo, because it did not have a conclusion
 
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Nov 27, 2014 7:28 PM

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Seemed like a simple revenge plot. Was expecting a bit more to be honest.
 
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Nov 27, 2014 7:29 PM

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Gotta love girls with guns and the water color style worked well for this.
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Nov 27, 2014 7:48 PM
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Girl with revolver was badass! Imagine if she had two hands. Wooh!

Now, is she the same little girl with the twin-tail who seemingly died? If so, than the grown up version is probably her reincarnation.

 
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Nov 27, 2014 8:54 PM

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that art-shift though, from the well-animated 3 eps and then to this one, which became a bit classic.

a revenge story. hmm.
the story is as short as the other limb.
if this were to be a series, it should have a lot of story to tell.

this ep still good for me, anyway. nice pv.

 
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Nov 27, 2014 9:52 PM

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This was pretty cool. Much better than last weeks, I would like to see more which is always a good thing.
 
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Nov 27, 2014 10:14 PM

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I liked this one more than the previous short.
 
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Nov 27, 2014 11:28 PM

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She didn't even get to Kill "Bill" the last guy for her revenge.
 
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Nov 28, 2014 2:42 AM

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Another shitty episode,
"Kill Bill" - Things Go So Wrong.
 
Nov 28, 2014 7:20 AM

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It was good, not as interesting as the previous ones, but they definitely put a lot of attention into it.
 
Nov 28, 2014 9:14 AM

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nothing is gonna beat mememe at this point
 
Nov 28, 2014 10:18 AM

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Moodie said:
nothing is gonna beat mememe at this point


It's not about some dumb hype competition, this is about showcasing individual creators and animators ideas and skills along with giving them room to practice and train. No two works have been the same and that's exactly the point. Again this isn't about MAL's typical hype nonsense, if you can't accept and understand that much this project is not something you should be following and you should just stick to Me!Me!Me!
 
Nov 28, 2014 10:57 AM

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Rather style-over-substance, but that style was quite good. Unlike the others so far, this feels like a teaser for a larger work. Maybe in a few years if director Akira Homma is lucky.

The one-armed girl uses a semi-automatic pistol which, if this is attempting any level of realism, places it rather late in a plausible "Old West" setting. The page for this film at the Japan Animator Exhibition site has a design sheet for it which calls it a Colt Government. I don't know much about guns but some hasty research on Wikipedia leads me to believe that it's actually a 1991 variant of the 1911 Colt Government, making it an anachronism. A mistake or possibly a deliberate design choice; the 1991 variant is more compact, lending it different visual qualities. The actual Colt Government seems to be used by the killers in the hanging scene.

That scene may be based on a similar scene from Once Upon a Time in the West also featuring a sadistically carried-out hanging by bandits of a man in the presence of a young relative. The hanged man even resembles the one from that film.

This may also be why the man with small dark glasses is subtitled with many Italian words in the flashback; that film, as well as a number of others, were directed by the Italian Sergio Leone as the finest of the "spaghetti Westerns".

The scene has a katana in it because anime, I suppose.
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Nov 28, 2014 11:53 AM

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I sure wanted kill bill but boring.
added the fifth most popular anime onto this site
 
Nov 29, 2014 6:55 AM

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Interesting art style, but that was unnecessarily huge amount of work. It's gonna be hard to keep consistency with that kind of art style for a full series or movie. It was good nonetheless.

It's a pretty simple revenge story. Sorry one-eyed gramps, you shouldn't have gotten yourself into a gang.
 
Nov 29, 2014 1:13 PM

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I liked it but that was literally Kill Bill. Even the guy looks like Bill.
 
Nov 30, 2014 7:56 AM

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Shaniyaz said:
Girl with revolver was badass! Imagine if she had two hands. Wooh!

She would be a pianist then?

Shaniyaz said:
Now, is she the same little girl with the twin-tail who seemingly died? If so, than the grown up version is probably her reincarnation.

She simply survived...
 
Dec 1, 2014 3:18 AM

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Interesting artstyle, but wasted on this.
 
Dec 7, 2014 5:35 AM

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Story: Girl takes revenge on a bunch of people who killed her father and tried to kill her. Rather simply.
Characters: Doesn't really develop the characters, bad guys having normal jobs and a family. The MC seems emotionless.
Art & Animation: Art was not my cup of tea, I don't like it when you can say just by looking at a picture which elements are supposed to move and which are not. Animation was alright.
Sound: I liked the background music, yeah not much else to say.
Enjoyment: I love revenge plots so I was definitely interested, but I hoped for a better ending. Can see this being made into a movie, not enough plot for a TV series imo.
 
Dec 8, 2014 9:49 PM

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nah overall supa badass
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Dec 9, 2014 4:58 AM

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Really unique artstyle but I don't know if I could handle it for a full length series. Very brutal death scenes.

Episode Four: http://animatorexpo.com/carnage/
 
Dec 11, 2014 12:08 AM

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I loved the art style in this! Beautiful!I wish there was more. Story could have had more substance, but the style/feel is great.
 
Dec 11, 2014 12:10 AM

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Would love to see a series about this!



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Dec 18, 2014 12:02 PM

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The Art isn't unattractive but isn't very good either.
However I really enjoyed the music in the church.
Was expecting an obvious conclusion but didn't got any: I'm a bit disappointed.
 
Dec 21, 2014 11:16 PM

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I liked the art of this. The story is basic, just a revenge with no end, too bad.
 
Dec 27, 2014 4:32 PM

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True Grit -> Kill Bill

The nudity was unnecessary. Nice modern-wild-west feel to it though.
 
Dec 30, 2014 2:25 AM

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This was very violent but the art style was interesting. An alright short overall.
 
Dec 31, 2014 4:36 AM
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Not very impressed with this one. I'd rather rewatch some Noir, Michiko to Hatchin, or El Cazador de la Bruja. Obviously I wouldn't be able to animate something like this myself, just saying.

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Dec 31, 2014 6:03 PM

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This short would make a terrific anime series, 11-12 episode would be enough.
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Jan 2, 2015 2:54 PM

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Rastafa21 said:
This short would make a terrific anime series, 11-12 episode would be enough.

Haha, and nobody would buy it sadly :c

Favourite of the bunch so far, that art style was something else. Leaving it on that note was quite perfect too, we have seen how the other hits have gone down so far and she still remains unchanged. We've seen all there is to her motives and she's gonna carry on. Nothing more to it.
 
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Leaving it on that note was quite perfect too, we have seen how the other hits have gone down so far and she still remains unchanged. We've seen all there is to her motives and she's gonna carry on. Nothing more to it.

I don't agree; we're shown the boss of the gang has a young daughter. To complete her revenge the one-armed girl will need to do that girl what the bandits did to her; make her an orphan. Is she prepared to go all the way? Should this brutal man be spared retribution for the sake of someone else?
 
Jan 3, 2015 6:30 AM

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Really liked the art coupled with the western revenge story. Guess the ending is up to us to interpret? I was expecting her to do the same thing that happened to her to that little girl :/
 
Jan 11, 2015 4:12 PM

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Simple but great. I think we are to believe that vengeance creates more vengeance and in the future there will be a blonde girl looking for the other girl. Unless she kills the little girl.
 
Jan 18, 2015 4:24 AM

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Interesting art style. Doesn't have a conclusion but it's quite obvious that little girl will suffer the same fate.
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Jan 19, 2015 4:38 AM

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Interesting art style. Doesn't have a conclusion but it's quite obvious that little girl will suffer the same fate.

Not necessarily. She may get actually killed
 
Jan 22, 2015 7:01 AM

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It was very interesting to say the least. Sucks it didn't have a conclusion
 
Feb 5, 2015 5:40 AM

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imo the best so far.. but compared to the first 3 that isnt really something. Very nice artstyle, nice soundtrack and a ok short story, nothing too special but nothing really bad
 
Feb 5, 2015 3:58 PM

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Is there going to be another episode? I want to see the girl take revenge on more people. There should be another episode because those guys she killed seem so normal. What, was her father a debtor or thief? "Ragazza," young woman... I liked the dialogue.
 
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Is there going to be another episode?

No of course
 
Feb 9, 2015 5:27 AM

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Very good one.

First I thought "what an asshole, who just kills an old person apparently indiscriminately".
Then comes the flashback and everything makes sense.
Then, in the end, we see how her (imho justified) revenge would actually destroy the life of another girl... so what will she do?
What would YOU do?

Imho, that's a perfect open ending^^
 
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Jul 21, 2015 10:11 AM

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Felt like Tarantino movie. She doesn't stop till she kills everyone from their gang. Including the girl.

Good but not the best.
 
Oct 18, 2015 8:41 AM

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While the artstyle was interesting, the episode itself wasn't the best.
 
Nov 4, 2015 5:05 PM

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Interesting art / animation (fit with the theme) ... that was it though, didnt really pull me in or make me want more.
 
Nov 12, 2015 7:52 PM

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Kill Bill the anime.

 
Nov 21, 2015 2:40 PM

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Yeah, I immediately thought of Tarantino as well.
Much better than the previous shorts.
 
Feb 15, 2016 12:03 PM
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Well that was Tarentino-esque. I probably only made that connection since I recently finished Kill Bill Vol. 1 and the El Mariachi series. The art style itself reminds me of the Cannon Fodder portion of memories and La Maison en Petits Cubes, just with a lot more film grain filters.

Akira Honma on MAL is a mangaka who has a number of Yaoi romcoms, police and government dramas, and other similar manga titles under of her belt, so that was misleading. The actual Akira Homma here who designed and directed this short is a man who has done animation for titles such as Kemonozume, Kaiba, HAL, Dennou Coil, and Usagi Drop, showing a wide breadth of titles that don't necessarily lend to this tale of blood and revenge. Before thinking about the story and characters, I'm interested in how this Western-style revenge bit came about.
 
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"Carnage". Very good wave, with a good mix of genres, highlighting the western revenge with that background music. Another female protagonist.

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"Carnage". Muy buena Ona, con una buena mezcla de géneros, destacando el western con esa música de venganza de fondo. Otra mujer protagonista.

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Revenge!
One shot to the head would have saved them.
 
Dec 10, 2016 10:26 AM

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I loved the execution of that seemingly simple revenge plot~! The artstyle is something new, the music was gorgeous and I want to see it become a series.

They killed her father, sliced her arm off and shot her vocal cords. The offenders now live peaceful lives trying to make up for what they've done, but it'll never come to that. That one-armed lady is ready to overkill these bitches with a hail of bullets.

This shows that the past will always bite you back in the ass when ya least expect it.








 
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