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Nov 15, 2009 12:05 PM

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The second half of the episode, from where Alpha wakes up to the end of the episode was completely amazing. It felt like I was in a trance and it was so calming, lol. It really managed to capture the feel of the manga!
Sep 8, 2010 5:48 PM

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it took me 3 weeks to get over the boring first part lol
but this was actually better

i laughed when the old man and the young boy were laughing about her hair,that was a really funny scene
and the insert song was awesome :)

4/5,but because of the first part i'm gonna give this 5/10

"Just how a mirror reflects you,people will also reflect your heart."
~Athena Glory,Aria

"Whatever happens,happens"
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Jan 15, 2011 11:53 PM

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A really nice OVA for the fans of manga, though others might find it to be uneventful and boring. To them, it certainly can't describe the atmosphere accurately in such a short time.

For us who have read the masterpiece, it supplements it quite well.
Dec 2, 2011 3:44 PM

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iSee said:
A really nice OVA for the fans of manga, though others might find it to be uneventful and boring. To them, it certainly can't describe the atmosphere accurately in such a short time.

For us who have read the masterpiece, it supplements it quite well.

I thought it was pretty good for what little time the OVA had, so I'm excited to hear that the manga is even better. I'll be looking into this after watching the second OVA. That last scene was phenomenal. Though I feel as though I was missing something, probably because I haven't read the manga as of yet.
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Jan 23, 2012 4:43 AM

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This OVA is so distant, so detached from reality. I think that it's exactly how it would look like(feel?) for robot ( Alpha behaves so much human on the surface). I think this ending qoute nicely sums up the entire Anime : The lights that used to shine brightly with a purpose .. now just shine for the sole purpose of shining.
Oct 19, 2014 11:11 AM

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Damn, this part got me emotional. I'm so glad that i found this Anime by accident.

Feb 6, 2015 1:53 PM
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Both episodes were great. Fantastic photography.
I feel like the '98 version has better animation/drawings than the 2002 OVA. It also has a few more subtle details about the world and background. Overall more melancholic.
Still, the 2002 version definitely has the superior Soundtrack. Maybe more consistent direction.
Not that the music wasn't great at parts, I just think Choro Clubs approach could have worked better for the atmosphere.
I'm just glad I discovered it, and through that, the Manga.
Feb 21, 2015 8:57 PM

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This episode was okay, but I think I preferred the first episode. While the visuals are quite nice to look at, I did become somewhat bored watching this.

I've never read the Manga, and unless they license it in North America someday, I guess I never will, because there's no way I'll read Manga on a computer.

Mar 26, 2015 4:20 AM

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why was the electricity still working in the submerged city? Doesnt make much sense unless it was some sort of stalker'ish anomaly...
Mar 27, 2015 4:09 PM
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This mini OVA series was just what I needed. I liked the BGM. I'll definitely read the manga!
Apr 9, 2015 2:00 PM

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I agree that this episode was better than the first one.

Funny in the first part (that hair :D) and touching in the second. Everything a SoL fan needs :-)
Nov 18, 2015 5:24 AM

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Well, it was a good watch. The sinking city somehow felt a bit of Tsumiki no Ie with the memories from the past of the old cities. I love the setting a lot and this OVA captured those moments for me. A little bit slow at times. Great atmosphere during the raining scene. A nice cup of coffee during a rainy season isn't a bad thing after all. c:

6/10. I'm afraid I can't give it higher than that. Yes, I felt that there are quite a number of things missing in this OVA. However, since this is just a small adaptation for the purpose of 'go read the manga', I guess I can understand and shouldn't complain too much about it. It did at least interest me with the setting though never have enough episodes to explore more on it. Alpha is great and reminded me of Akari Mizunashi somehow. Cheerful and lovely. Probably, I will read the manga after the sequel but don't count on it.
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Mar 22, 2016 3:50 AM
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The first part of the episode felt pretty pointless, but the lights of the city makes up for it. It annoys me that we didn't show more of the way the city looked under water tough. I think that should have been the main focus of this OVA. I guess they didn't want it to feel like a typical disaster post-apocalyptic dystopia feel if they would shown too much of the lost world, but rather show that there's life and happiness even after such a frightening scenario.Still don't see why didn't show more, provided that they kept the mood calming, it shouldn't have been a problem.
I understand the meaning of "less is more" but often "less" means unsatysfing.

Very likeable main character, and her voice was specially great.
Aug 1, 2016 9:03 AM
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It's a shame this still hasn't been adapted into a proper series, because I might end up liking it more than Aria. As much as I like Aria, it can get a bit sappy at times. Yokohama is much more subtle in comparison. I guess, I should get back to reading the manga, which for some reason I never got around to reading more than the first few chapters.

This show also reminds me a bit of Texhnolyze.
Apr 20, 2017 3:27 AM

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Ugh, WHY DOESN'T THIS HAVE A FULL FLEDGED SERIES. This series knew how to respect its silences, more than any other I've seen. I'll have to read the manga, not that I mind it in the least - but damn, Alpha looks amazing animated.
May 2, 2017 11:27 PM
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Really great watch.
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Oct 14, 2017 9:35 AM

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Very peaceful and relaxing episode, really looking forwards to see what the sequel has to offer!
Oct 16, 2017 4:38 PM

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Watching this OVA really made me want to read the manga to understand the plot a bit better!
When Aplha cried I was immediately intrigued to find out more about this series and how she develops as a character!
Sep 2, 2018 9:15 PM

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I was hoping to see the story of her getting struck by lightning, and the scenes involving her hair were just as good as I hoped they would be lol
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Oct 30, 2018 11:50 PM

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Just for that last half of the episode, I have to give this OVA 8/10. Executed perfectly. Especially the last scene, that was just beautiful <3

If only the adaptation were able to expand on the world a bit more; I feel like many parts were too rushed to be properly understood and have the intended effect. I'm glad they nailed that last part though, that'll be a new favorite anime moment of mine.
May 26, 7:09 PM

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ASMR the anime.

I don't think there were many anime like this when this came out, but there's just so many relaxing anime out there now...