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Jul 11, 2015 12:08 PM

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And yet that's not how it works, you can't simply torture someone and get away with it somehow because "politics".
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:08 PM

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The opening is quite unmemorable for me tbh.

Decent episode,the backstory felt a bit overplayed imo.
So far it hasn't become all that annoying to watch and is more on the comedy side(which was also quite weak tbh) but it slowly builds something up.That's a way better structure than having "lee feelz" from the get go imo.
Still a bit sad that they didn't make more with the potential of the concept from the first half of ep 1 though,but what can you do.
So far it's a decent watch for me and at times enjoyable.That's good.

The ending scene with the galaxy in the background looked nice,but the little sister kinda ruined it.
ED song is great though.
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:09 PM

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Annnd droped.

This turned into typical Key copy pasta.
The MC is devolving into goodie two shoes by exploring his FEEEELINGS and being AMAAAAAZED at all those NIIIICE people.
We already started KEY's trademark sobstory backstories but its way too hectic to "feel" anything.
We got some mystery stuff and scifi stuff but it all feels like an afterthought to otaku pandering.
We also got some out of place angel-beatsy "comedy"
The rest of episode filled with typical KEY dirty otaku bait

This really does feel like Angel Beats 2


Lol yea felt the same that backstory was poorly written and way too typical of Key, but I was pretty much expecting them to go this route since "feels anime" seems to be the only thing they can do. I'll continue watching just to see how bad it will get lol.
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:13 PM

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Oh man Nao's brother is toast..toast!

good episode ..lots of background info and some action.
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:13 PM

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What they did with Nao's bro ain't cool man, that's fucked up yo.
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:13 PM
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Decent 2nd episode, but still much less tragical than AB's second episode. As I expected, it's going to be a good successor of Angel Beats so I'm looking forward to see next episodes.

I laughed many times at this episode, it's definitely key's show - the same kind of humour ;)
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Jul 11, 2015 12:15 PM

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Wow tht was a 2nd episode that could have made or break this show. It was so well done, from what i thought was gonna be a stupid fantasy show to a more of a meaningul show like this, Key really brought it home. Hope it continues to get better.

However, it feels like the director is still working on Nao's character cause i feel like her character isnt consistent yet

Also I really wanna know why Nao's mom agreed to them going to tht school. She probably knew her son was gonna get exprimented on. Poor guy


I agree. I didn't love this anime the first episode. Like it was alright, and I could continue it. But I like a lot more after this episode. Now I'm truly looking forward to the next episode!


"It's a conversation through instruments. A miracle that creates harmony. In that moment, music transcends words." - Miyazono Kaori
"Laziness is the mother of all bad habits. But ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her." - Nara Shikamaru
"You think you're special? You're not. Everyone lies, everyone hides things... Nobody makes it through this life being completely honest." - Orihara Izaya
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:16 PM

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Let's see, there will be more backstory about another character, plot twists, growing romance and later the tragedy comes.

I hope Jun Maeda will deconstruct this pattern, if not this would be Angel Beats Mk. II.

3/5

"waaaaii~" (Akaza Akari)


 
Jul 11, 2015 12:18 PM

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CookingPriest said:
Annnd droped.

This turned into typical Key copy pasta.
The MC is devolving into goodie two shoes by exploring his FEEEELINGS and being AMAAAAAZED at all those NIIIICE people.
We already started KEY's trademark sobstory backstories but its way too hectic to "feel" anything.
We got some mystery stuff and scifi stuff but it all feels like an afterthought to otaku pandering.
We also got some out of place angel-beatsy "comedy"
The rest of episode filled with typical KEY dirty otaku bait

This really does feel like Angel Beats 2 and nope nope nope I am not sitting down for such a trainwreck again.

2/5 and bye.


bye bye, no one would want you on the Charlotte forums with that attitude anyways

Anyways

Damn this was depressing, I feel bad for the brother ;__;
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:23 PM

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So, the reason they forced Yu into their school was to stop him from becoming a test subject like Tomori's brother did? That certainly makes this whole scenario even more interesting, especially considering that it kinda seems like Yu's "older brother" may have suffered the same fate. Once again, I'm enjoying seeing these characters utilise their flawed powers in the ways they do, particularly Takajou and his teleportation. It's also interesting how Nao can go from ultra-moe one moment to aggressive and violent the next. I'm sure that has something to do with her past. Also, the OP is amazing and my new favourite of the season, and the ED is very good as well.

I'm just hoping that this series doesn't just lob in some random person with superpowers that the student council have to deal with every single episode.
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:25 PM

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CookingPriest said:
Annnd droped.

This turned into typical Key copy pasta.
The MC is devolving into goodie two shoes by exploring his FEEEELINGS and being AMAAAAAZED at all those NIIIICE people.
We already started KEY's trademark sobstory backstories but its way too hectic to "feel" anything.
We got some mystery stuff and scifi stuff but it all feels like an afterthought to otaku pandering.
We also got some out of place angel-beatsy "comedy"
The rest of episode filled with typical KEY dirty otaku bait

This really does feel like Angel Beats 2 and nope nope nope I am not sitting down for such a trainwreck again.

2/5 and bye.
pls

go back to being a fate vn purist

Key are amazing and so was this episode
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:26 PM
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A bit boring. still hating Nao and her back story was boring and the reason for going to that school was rubbish laughable to be honest. i don't know why Yuu is so interested in Nao at this point because she beat him up for no reason in the last episode. also i never knew that if someone starts crying it means they will not do the "bad" thing they where doing. i thought that Nao was going to beat him up like she did with Yuu (but to be honest he did deserve it this tie for shooting a arrow at her). 2/5.
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:29 PM

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So key hate single parents and scientists now. Also "trace on" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Anime is good, fucking deal with it.
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:33 PM

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Ok at least they added a real strong reason why they're going after people with abilities. Kinda cleared up the bad feelings I was left with from episode 1.

I quite dislike the character designs of Tomori and Ayu. I feel like their facial proportions are off bc their eyes are just too big...
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:34 PM
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Using the teleportation ability for a trivial thing like getting sandwiches without waiting in line is still going a bit overboard. It wasn't that funny, tbh.

Nao's backstory about his brother was a bit sad though. Wonder who that trustworthy person is that helped her and her brother.

Ayu would be much more likable if she didn't use words and phrases like "desu" and de gozaru. It feels like she's forcing herself to be adorable/cute.

Somewhat decent episode. The OP implies a lot of incoming feels. ED is pretty nice though.
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:44 PM

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CookingPriest said:
We already started KEY's trademark sobstory backstories but its way too hectic to "feel" anything.


Meanwhile Shirou's tragic backstory, told in brief flashes, is not hectic at all, indeed not too hectic to feel anything for the loss of his parents who we never even see, but we nevertheless understand it's importance despite never ever being shown what it is that he even lost

O THE HIPOCRISY

CookingPriest said:
2/5 and bye.


You decided you weren't going to like this before you started, would have been better off not picking it up to begin with
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:45 PM

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I liked the OP, it sounds similar to Angel Beats since it's Lia who sings it.
But I don't really like this show right now, it's very boring for me :(.
The ED was good.
I'm learning English so maybe I make mistakes :)
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:48 PM

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Fairly good episode, pretty calm.
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:52 PM

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And yet that's not how it works, you can't simply torture someone and get away with it somehow because "politics".


Ever heard of unit 731?

They were a japanese military unit in WW2 that conducted all kinds of grotesque human experiments too gruesome to describe here on captured prisoners of war.

All their members were pardoned by the US war crimes tribunals in exchange for the data they had collected.

So yes, you can totally torture the ever loving shit out of people and get away with it totally scot-free because of politics.

Also, don't forget that MKULTRA was totally a thing.
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Jul 11, 2015 12:56 PM

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And yet that's not how it works, you can't simply torture someone and get away with it somehow because "politics".


Once again you must not know politics..... nor do you know the corruption of the worlds governments
 
Jul 11, 2015 12:57 PM
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Is it me, or are all the characters really enjoyable, except our MC who seems like a giant prick?
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:01 PM

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Poor mom, she probably had to sacrifice her son for the slight chance o save her daughter :(

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And yet that's not how it works, you can't simply torture someone and get away with it somehow because "politics".

You serious? :(
Actually the brother is pretty lucky they didn't dissect him while he's still alive.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:07 PM

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I love Nao good shes such a good character and my favorite girl of the season so far

Really interesting episode I wonder who will be captured by the scientists Yuu is gonna be hard to get with is ability

Need to see op and ed again

Thingd seem to be getting good

 
Jul 11, 2015 1:17 PM
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This is going to be a sad show, apparently
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:17 PM

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This is gonna be good
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:18 PM

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Key property, and P.A. Works <3. LOVE IT. Thought this was really a great episode! That scene of when he goes sandwich grabbing was hilarious. Also, the visuals when they entered the student council room, wow. That teleportation ability's not a bad way to catch culprits, lmao. I'm loving Nao, and her backstory's interesting and sad. Looks like there's a really dark side to this story. I can sense feels already. Loving both OP and ED, can't stop listening and watching! And imouto <3. Loving Charlotte so far! Bring me next episode already. Really want to see how this whole story unfold. I'm sure this is going to be great!
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Jul 11, 2015 1:22 PM

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The opening is amaaaaaaaaazing, can't stop rewatching it.
A small detail from it: the girl who's floating on water in the opening has a similar hair style and color to the singer of Zhiend, the band that Nao's brother was part of. There are also feathers coming out of nowhere in that scene in the opening, so it might not be far-fetched to say that they might be related. It might also have something to do with the person who "saved" Nao.

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That was dumb on my part, thx.
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Jul 11, 2015 1:24 PM

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It's annoying how everyone compares this with Angel Beats.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:26 PM

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As long as this doesn't end up like Angel Beat's rushed as hell final arc, this should be interesting

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It's annoying how everyone compares this with Angel Beats.


Key, Jun maeda, PA Works, School for some special peope, sob backstories, and a genki little sister
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:26 PM
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Another good episode but I'm still not blown away. Maybe it'll grow on me but I think it could do with more characters and more of a plot. It's still only episode 2 though. OP and ED were both nice.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:36 PM

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Paulo27 said:
And yet that's not how it works, you can't simply torture someone and get away with it somehow because "politics".


Once again you must not know politics..... nor do you know the corruption of the worlds governments
Especially if said world has a setting of superpowers, which likely means the government would take even worse actions than in the real world.

I liked this episode a bit more than expected.
Opening had top notch animation.
Still have hope Yuu will not become a generic character according to some of his actions and manner of speak in this episode.
The "comedy" part was a bit unnecessary, considering how Yuu was lectured about his misuse of power....
The explanation for how they found out Yuu was kept simple but believable.
Its nice that archery photography guy atleast tried to use his powers, unlike a certain someone *sigh*. Good to see he got the whole explanation without getting beat up.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:37 PM

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Sooo... they are catching people with special abilities so that other organizations wouldn't get them but they are putting them into big academy where every organization have to know about them... LOGIC!

And as I expected.. main hero stopped being mischeivous asshole about 5 minutes into his life in the school, and now he totally obeys what they tell him, "great" developement, really! (*sigh*). He even go as far as to apologize and in the end he is quite likeable.
Why to even have the past like that when it was scrapped during first episode? Surely to bait people who like edgy characters, right?

And what with this nonsense comedy of using their abilities in the school and to such stupid actions (sandwich steal f.e.)? They are acting way too carelessly, I doubt this is real world.

Still, I'm not really sure Ayane Sakura is good choice for Nao role.. Cause she still acts the same as in Oregairu, her VA characters turn all the same.

The second part of this episode was rather good I guess. The comet makes another appeareance which only proves its importance. I also liked their visit to Nao's brother and her explanation (whoever this mysterious benefactor is I wonder? Surely someone who doesn't want them to leave this world. And the girl on band poster? I bet Zhiend is someone who wants to get them out instead). And if Nao's brother had the ability and Nao has it, than surely Ayumi will have it too. I just wonder what that will be.

I think I'm already got the gist of it - they are doing everything to prevent being imprisoned by scientists yet they are already imprisoned in their special school. Heck, she even explained that in her brothers story, even her mother was doing everything to instill fear of leaving into her. Surely other students are fake and their sole purpose is to keep them there.

I bet they'll have to overcome this fear and escape. To the world where they'll be free to play guitar.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:41 PM
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Good opening. May not be Lia's best one but I love the visuals and animation. The ending was beautiful.

Hopefully they answer everything about the mother, brother, and guy that helped Nao out. Really like Nao and the main cast.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:42 PM

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Sooo... they are catching people with special abilities so that other organizations wouldn't get them but they are putting them into big academy where every organization have to know about them... LOGIC!

And as I expected.. main hero stopped being mischeivous asshole about 5 minutes into his life in the school, and now he totally obeys what they tell him, "great" developement, really! (*sigh*). He even go as far as to apologize and in the end he is quite likeable.
Why to even have the past like that when it was scrapped during first episode? Surely to bait people who like edgy characters, right?

And what with this nonsense comedy of using their abilities in the school and to such stupid actions (sandwich steal f.e.)? They are acting way too carelessly, I doubt this is real world.

Still, I'm not really sure Ayane Sakura is good choice for Nao role.. Cause she still acts the same as in Oregairu, her VA characters turn all the same.

The second part of this episode was rather good I guess. The comet makes another appeareance which only proves its importance. I also liked their visit to Nao's brother and her explanation (whoever this mysterious benefactor is I wonder? Surely someone who doesn't want them to leave this world. And the girl on band poster? I bet Zhiend is someone who wants to get them out instead). And if Nao's brother had the ability and Nao has it, than surely Ayumi will have it too. I just wonder what that will be.

I think I'm already got the gist of it - they are doing everything to prevent being imprisoned by scientists yet they are already imprisoned in their special school. Heck, she even explained that in her brothers story, even her mother was doing everything to instill fear of leaving into her. Surely other students are fake and their sole purpose is to keep them there.

I bet they'll have to overcome this fear and escape. To the world where they'll be free to play guitar.

Or rip apart each other's futons.

Anime is good, fucking deal with it.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:42 PM

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What a sad backstory for Nao's brother.
All credit goes to Sacred.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:43 PM

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I love this,and I prob shouldn't but I can't help it. We'll see how it turns out on down the road...I hope it doesn't stump its potential with bad melodrama (Like KimiUso)

Most interesting aspect of this ep was actually the op. So much stuff to dissect/analyze there. I see Yu still has remnants of his scumbag douche personality surfacing at times, I hope it comes out more later. I'd like to see him do some more scheming

 
Jul 11, 2015 1:44 PM

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Nao: "Long ago, people like us were used as guinea pigs by scientists. If you get caught, your life is over."
Yuu: "Such an hyperbole!"
Nao:"I'm talking about my big brother".

Nao, while holding her brother's wheelchair: "We don't know what might happen to us tomorrow"
Yuu:"Don't say scary stuff like that..."
Nao:"How about you choose your words a bit?".

Yuu, why are you such a cute failure of a human being?
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:53 PM

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So this episode and series tells about the evil within the humans' heart.
Poor Nao, her past is full of painful memory...and their mom...what a c**t, selling your children for money? Worst family ever.
Now, what will they do next...seem more interesting.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:53 PM

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That was disappointing. What was the point of giving us an interesting MC if they are just gonna throw it all away by the 2nd episode and give us a typical Key sob story instead.
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:55 PM

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So this was a good episode but i dont really like the way they are taking some of the characters and plot overall. Yuu was suposed to be an arrogant prick and i loved him for that but in this episode he wasnt arrogant at all :( and didnt really like the way nao acted cute a few times i just think its weird plus ayumi is super irratating.So the episode was good but i dont like the way they are taking this anime.

7/10
 
Jul 11, 2015 1:55 PM

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So a member of the student council nearly destroys the cafeteria for a sandwich...

I was hoping for a villan MC. Those first 10 minutes were very misleading. I am kinda disappointed.

Poor Nao's brother.
 
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It's annoying how everyone compares this with Angel Beats.


Wow, yet another person who doesn't know how to use the word 'everyone' correctly.

And every, or at least most, anime will be compared to another. It's just how things works.
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Jul 11, 2015 2:03 PM

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That was good, that was very good. It feels like it will be darker than AB and will have a better character development a bit since it has less MCs. OP disappointed me as fan of the "days" from Actors or Air's "Tori no Uta", ED was good. Waiting for another great KEY/P.A. anime
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sweetdrops said:
It's annoying how everyone compares this with Angel Beats.


Wow, yet another person who doesn't know how to use the word 'everyone' correctly.

And every, or at least most, anime will be compared to another. It's just how things works.

Not to mention that the author himself has compared Charlotte to AB multiple times (in order to get more hype and $)
 
Jul 11, 2015 2:08 PM

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I have to see this episode was better then last week.
It just was more enjoyable to me and it made me understand Tomori Nao i bit better.
I am wondering if this anime will keep this up.
 
Jul 11, 2015 2:09 PM

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That was a great episode, with quite a lot of backstory of Nao and her Brother. it's sad though that her brother had been treated like that but then again.. its nothing new from a scientists perspective.
 
Jul 11, 2015 2:10 PM

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Ayumi's ability is most definite related to comets and astrology. Maybe she will get farsight?
 
Jul 11, 2015 2:10 PM

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the teleportation ability is just usless man!! Shirou is here and that backstory is fucked up
 
Jul 11, 2015 2:18 PM

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Little sad episode.. I bet everyone has a sad story.
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Great episode, the drama begins to appear in the anime dosing with good moments of comedy, especially regarding the different uses of the characters' abilities

I like this personality of Yuu, he seems to be honest with himself, but always shows a different side to the people around you, for now his only worry seems to be his sister, I would like to see his side trickster more present in the anime

I am beginning to think that the person who helped Nao may have some connection with Yuu, because a little mystery was left in this part as well, I want to see even more drama in this anime, I look forward for the next episodes ..
 
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