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Oct 2, 2015 7:26 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Whoa now that was weird...especially with the beginning and visuals.

Couldn't take this seriously with the idea of the Loch Monster. However, I will say that some of the artwork feels a bit different than most shows I've seen so far.


That ending though....
Yeah, definitely not a normal show.
 
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Oct 2, 2015 9:42 AM

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And no subs for this one...
 
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Oct 2, 2015 11:15 AM

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Yami Shibai 3rd season :OOOOO
 
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Oct 2, 2015 11:20 AM
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Subs when?
 
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Oct 2, 2015 11:40 AM

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Subs when?


Yea I'm wondering when as well
 
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Oct 2, 2015 12:09 PM
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Certainly looks interesting. I am hoping for subs, too, but this seems like a series where you at least partially understand whats going on even without subtitles.
 
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Oct 2, 2015 5:48 PM

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Found this:
No subs so I can't understand stuff, but it pretty much follows the standard "stupid people go where they shouldn't be and now there are monsters" kind of thing with the competent scientist coming in.
With the anime debut of Tomovies as an Animation Production, it would naturally come to the cheaper side of animation which in this case is Pull Animation. Even the director is still a greenhorn with only one previous role to back himself up namely Yamishibai's director. I haven't seen it so no comment yet on how he actually works. But what makes this short interesting is the massive use of gradients and grain. It gives a unique tone to the animation and allows for some depth to it with the use of other special effects. Problem with this is that it works in some areas, and not with others (they had to use fades to transition facial expressions). I'll watch more of this to see how well this style can prove itself.
And, if you download this, due to the grain, the video file is massively bloated which could be bad or good, I don't know but it's something to note.
 
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Oct 2, 2015 6:25 PM
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From the looks of it, Banba-sensei is sort of a supernatural detective/scientist and has something like sensor that tingles at the presence of monsters or related objects.

Yami Shibai's director is on the case, so it should be an interesting short? At least I hope so..
 
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Oct 2, 2015 6:32 PM

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Finally subs.

Um... Well, that wasn't as I expected it'd be. Very weird art. Probably skip
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Oct 2, 2015 6:52 PM

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Found this:
No subs so I can't understand stuff, but it pretty much follows the standard "stupid people go where they shouldn't be and now there are monsters" kind of thing with the competent scientist coming in.
With the anime debut of Tomovies as an Animation Production, it would naturally come to the cheaper side of animation which in this case is Pull Animation. Even the director is still a greenhorn with only one previous role to back himself up namely Yamishibai's director. I haven't seen it so no comment yet on how he actually works. But what makes this short interesting is the massive use of gradients and grain. It gives a unique tone to the animation and allows for some depth to it with the use of other special effects. Problem with this is that it works in some areas, and not with others (they had to use fades to transition facial expressions). I'll watch more of this to see how well this style can prove itself.
And, if you download this, due to the grain, the video file is massively bloated which could be bad or good, I don't know but it's something to note.


Basically how I felt when I watched the first episode.
 
Oct 2, 2015 7:04 PM

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What the fu** did I just watch
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Oct 2, 2015 7:10 PM

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Well this is definitely not what I was expecting!

The animation is just weird and I feel like I'm watching a paper cutout being animated.

The ending though has me intrigued! Can't get much info in an 8 min short.

We'll have to see where this goes!
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Oct 2, 2015 7:20 PM

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it was kind of comical at how cliche everything turned out to be towards the end but it was still enjoyable because i guess the atmosphere of the show was so different and weird. the animation definitely gives it a creepy effect and i kind of like it! i will keep watching and I'm pleased that Sugita was picked for Banba-sensei.
 
Oct 2, 2015 7:31 PM

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Hahahaha

I was expecting something Vampire Holmes-like...

And that's exactly what it was... Hahahahah
 
Oct 2, 2015 7:32 PM

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Well that was not what I expected lol

Still, it was pretty creepy....I might watch this all the way since its a short
 
Oct 2, 2015 7:40 PM

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Reminds me of Yami Shibai, might be interesting.
 
Oct 2, 2015 7:42 PM

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I think might have enjoyed this more if it wasn't a paper-cutout style of animation, instead going for the traditional route with an atmosphere similar to Level E.
 
Oct 2, 2015 7:44 PM
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Wow about half the comments are people saying this wasn't what they were expecting. Have any of you saying this even seen Yami Shibai? From the premise and the art style I expected a short horror show in a similar vein and I got what I wanted. It should be fun, especially since there seems to be an overarching plot, via Banba, that will link disparate stories together. Should be a good watch. And cool to hear Sugita playing Banba as well.

Hahahaha

I was expecting something Vampire Holmes-like...

And that's exactly what it was... Hahahahah
No .... no it wasn't. Intentionally limited animation are the only similarities. This show has a much better art style, directing, and has a very different tone. This is closer to Ninja Slayer than Vampire Holmes just on tone alone.
 
Oct 2, 2015 7:48 PM
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Ohh it's got the same style as Yami Shibai! I'm liking this already. I'm intrigued by Banba's scar and the overall story.
 
Oct 2, 2015 8:12 PM

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Welcome back Yami Shibai! Only thing missing is the oshimai~.

Also Sugitaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
What's with all these shorts being voiced by people I like?
I think his character will make this more interesting.
 
Oct 2, 2015 8:19 PM
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Well that was...different.
 
Oct 2, 2015 8:21 PM

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This is like the true PowerPoint presentation anime. The animation style is very 'unique' to say the least but I guess it's alright once you get used to it.


Banba's scar is obviously from one of these monsters. RIP the guy with the camera.

 
Oct 2, 2015 8:23 PM

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lmfao TomTube the peeping tom
 
Oct 2, 2015 8:35 PM

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I dont know what to think about this really, i just laughted when i see the monster lol
 
Oct 2, 2015 8:42 PM
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I've never seen Yami Shibai, though I do remember looking at it and wondering if I should watch it. Anyways, this was definitely different, not sure if I like it or not. I was surprised to hear Sugita's voice come out of Banba though.
 
Oct 2, 2015 8:46 PM

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The animation style is not my taste..but I will continue watch this.
 
Oct 2, 2015 9:01 PM

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It's really like Yami Shibai, as expected. I'll follow this series, it seems nice.
 
Oct 2, 2015 9:21 PM

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actually at first i was like "what the fuck is that crappy animation ?!" then i somehow got used to it , it's a decent anime if you don't really bother yourself with the cra... let's say "Unique" Animation XD
 
Oct 2, 2015 9:34 PM

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I've always loved kaiju, and now I'm seeing an anime of one! Really enjoyed this, I sort of got Jurassic Park vibes and I love the kaiju design. This episode was way too short, I was hoping it would last 24 or so minutes! Can't wait to see more!

 
Oct 2, 2015 9:44 PM

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It's like Ranpo Kitan and Ninja Slayer in one. Won't be following this. I can't focus on the mysteries if what I'm seeing makes me laugh.
 
Oct 2, 2015 9:54 PM

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I'm watching this only cause it's weird.
 
Oct 2, 2015 10:03 PM

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I wasn't sure at first, but by the end I liked it enough to want to check out the next episode. It's kind of hard to gauge the series from this one, since it's basically just a prologue.
 
Oct 2, 2015 10:34 PM

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If you like Yami Shibai, you'll probably like this as well.
 
Oct 2, 2015 10:35 PM

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Whoa WTH 0_______0
 
Oct 2, 2015 11:29 PM

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I'm not really a fan of this art style. It was not that bad at all.
Fan of Kirito X Asuna pairing.

 
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inflatable dinosaur? sweet
 
Oct 2, 2015 11:35 PM

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That was weird and a little creepy but I enjoyed it. The different art style is interesting.
 
Oct 2, 2015 11:50 PM
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The animation style makes it even more interesting. At least for me. Music was decent. Will definitely be keeping an eye on this. 8 min duration seems to be the right size for this.




 
Oct 3, 2015 12:06 AM

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interesting animation but nothing promising

will spare the 8mins for it though
 
Oct 3, 2015 1:00 AM

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Just what the fuck I watch? The art and animation style was unusual.
I knew this is anime short. But I didn't think it would be like this!
Anyway. 8 Minutes wasn't a big deal. So, I might still watch it
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Oct 3, 2015 1:07 AM

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I totally have Yami Shibai in mind when I watch this show. No wonder, the diretor is the same guy. Tomokazu Sugita as Banba is a good combination I guess.
 
Oct 3, 2015 1:14 AM

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Damn! What kind of animation was that? I've have never seen anything like this in my life.
 
Oct 3, 2015 1:18 AM

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A lot like Yami Shibai. Love it, hopefully it will be as creepy.
 
Oct 3, 2015 1:21 AM

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I liked it but I feel like it would be so so much better if it was animated properly, as opposed to the whole 'paper cut-out' feel.
 
Oct 3, 2015 1:39 AM

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Uhm yeah, going to see what they will do in ep2 and then probably drop it.
 
Oct 3, 2015 1:43 AM

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Xenocrisi said:
Yami Shibai 3rd season :OOOOO

with monsters and Sugita-san!
YEAH!
 
Oct 3, 2015 1:55 AM

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Honestly I am kinda dissapointed as a whole, although the suspence was nice.

Oh, pitiful shadow cloaked in darkness.
Thy actions cause men pain and suffering.
Thy hollow soul drowns in thy sins.
How would you like to see what death is like?
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LittleStar said:
Xenocrisi said:
Yami Shibai 3rd season :OOOOO

with monsters and Sugita-san!
YEAH!

Well, Yami Shibai has "monsters" too.
 
Oct 3, 2015 2:27 AM
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I really is like Yami Shibai, but not as good at building up the atmosphere or giving a feeling of dread. Let's see if it improves.
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Oct 3, 2015 3:54 AM

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Certainly more intriguing than Lance N' Masques and Heavy Object so far. Interesting art, got used to it quite fast and it got somewhat suspenseful.
 
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