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Oct 5, 2015 4:37 PM
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When I first skipped through the episode I thought someone had accidentally spliced an old episode with High School Star Musical and even got it again before realizing.

They don't need the whole idol parody sequence to make their point "no one cares about old series like this now", in fact, the whole sequence is so elaborated it already crossed the line of "just making fun of it' to 'look at all these references!


No, they need it because it's funny. I like how each of those characters was so cliche and exaggerated and yet true to similar anime. I liked how the episode kept throwing in popular anime tropes and characters and grew worse and worse until it exploded. It reminds me of what the industry does when they adapt these awfully generic light novels or make cookie-cutter shows. Except, now we see how this idea unravels or how these brothers do it badly. It shows you how they try to do something but fail (together) and what some of their characters are like (I'm assuming). If it's not your kind of humour it just isn't, but it's doing more than just shoveling in references.

If it continues like this I'll enjoy it greatly. It's good to see another show try for a Showa feel.
 
Oct 5, 2015 4:38 PM
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Oct 5, 2015 4:49 PM

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Don't know what to think of this. A bit too much gintama-style narration for me. Will see what they will do in future episodes. The idol thing was enjoyable, but it looks like that was for this episode only.
 
Oct 5, 2015 4:59 PM
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Gintama's director did it.

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AOTS

skudoops said:
Lmao this was really good.
Musqela said:
The cast is perfect.
DatRandomDude said:
Best first episode of this season so far.

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Anime is saved.

At first I'm like "I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS" but then I'm glad I did.
As a huge fan of parody anime, LOVE IT 10/10

I like FukuJun's character, Ichimatsu.
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Oct 5, 2015 5:06 PM

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This was awesomeee!
 
Oct 5, 2015 5:09 PM
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References that I've noticed:
Utapri
Ao Haru Ride (manga)
Haikyuu!!
Kuroko no Basuke
Yowamushi Pedal
Love Live
Shingeki no Kyojin
Gintama
Naruto
Bleach
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Dragon Ball
Sailor Moon
My Neighbor Totoro

I missed some as well (Was it Beelzebub/Gudetama?)
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Oct 5, 2015 5:11 PM

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Ahhhhh it's finally here. So good.

My only worry about this was the Gintama director, but luckily the references and satire in this didn't feel as contrived, loved it from start to finish.
 
Oct 5, 2015 5:35 PM

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LogiRogi said:
When I first skipped through the episode I thought someone had accidentally spliced an old episode with High School Star Musical and even got it again before realizing.

They don't need the whole idol parody sequence to make their point "no one cares about old series like this now", in fact, the whole sequence is so elaborated it already crossed the line of "just making fun of it' to 'look at all these references!


No, they need it because it's funny. I like how each of those characters was so cliche and exaggerated and yet true to similar anime. I liked how the episode kept throwing in popular anime tropes and characters and grew worse and worse until it exploded. It reminds me of what the industry does when they adapt these awfully generic light novels or make cookie-cutter shows. Except, now we see how this idea unravels or how these brothers do it badly. It shows you how they try to do something but fail (together) and what some of their characters are like (I'm assuming). If it's not your kind of humour it just isn't, but it's doing more than just shoveling in references.

If it continues like this I'll enjoy it greatly. It's good to see another show try for a Showa feel.

Again it completely overshadowed that it's supposed to be an adaptation. It's meant to have something relevant to the content in the source material, and I don't remember being pure meta is the point of the old series, no matter how it's presented. Sure, we all questioned what's the purpose of doing another adaptation again in this day and age or maybe it's just a bad idea from the start (then why make an anime out of it?) whether or not it's due to the fact that the material just doesn't work anymore (then try! You are the animator!) or the modern general audience just doesn't give a fuck anymore (very likely), but it's not an excuse for you to repeat what you did and good at in other titles that you've worked on. If this is an original anime with completely different characters and story that's meant to be a parody or satire of similar subject then it's doing just fine. But it's not, not when they have to issue an "apology" in the first episode.
 
Oct 5, 2015 5:45 PM

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What the hell this anime just hit me out of nowhere. I don't know why was still expecting something overly cliche even after they destroyed a meteor out of nowhere, until one of the brothers went showa era in the middle of a scene and I just absolutely lost it.
 
Oct 5, 2015 5:47 PM

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All the references. All the 4th wall breaks. This is going to be one helluva ride.
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Oct 5, 2015 5:51 PM

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I was cautiously optimistic from the PV that this would a sleeper hit since nobody was talking about it and man did it deliver, absolutely hilarious the whole time, best first episode of the season so far imo.
 
Oct 5, 2015 5:52 PM

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Well, I decided to watch this after I found out a writer for Binbougami ga (A show which I loved watching) was doing it.

Its so plainly obvious that its him doing it (With much less boob jokes though) because of the insane amount of references and very fast-paced and in your face comedy. And its fucking hilarious. (Though a bit too early to call it AOTS, as I don't know what'll happen next)

(Also, expecting DateYutaka to have a field day with this fucking insanity and it'll be hilarious too)
 
Oct 5, 2015 6:14 PM

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Good first episode, actually funny some of the time.
 
Oct 5, 2015 6:18 PM

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I wonder what kind of direction this show will take next episode, since this episode seems to have been more of a prelude to the show.
 
Oct 5, 2015 6:38 PM

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Oh my fucking God this show was funny. It's a better Attack on Titan parody than the actual official Attack on Titan parody airing this season.

Reverse harems, boy idols, BL, half-assed revivals of culturally irrelevant franchises, Love Live, Attack on Titan, bishie sport shows, cooking shows, Bleach, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, this show left no stone unturned. It's been so long since I last saw a parody anime that actually made me laugh.

I lost it when the guy dressed as Honoka came on screen did the 'Faito Dayo!' thing. If it stays this funny throughout its entirety it could be a contender for best show of the season.
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Oct 5, 2015 6:51 PM

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References that I've noticed:
Utapri
Ao Haru Ride (manga)
Haikyuu!!
Kuroko no Basuke
Yowamushi Pedal
Love Live
Shingeki no Kyojin
Gintama
Naruto
Bleach
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Dragon Ball
Sailor Moon
My Neighbor Totoro

I missed some as well (Was it Beelzebub/Gudetama?)

Ashita no Joe and ¿Virtua Fighter? and i think Free too, but i don't know.
 
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I love the references~ especially the fact that they're recent and they even threw in some shoujo cliches in there. XD

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References that I've noticed:
Utapri
Ao Haru Ride (manga)
Haikyuu!!
Kuroko no Basuke
Yowamushi Pedal
Love Live
Shingeki no Kyojin
Gintama
Naruto
Bleach
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Dragon Ball
Sailor Moon
My Neighbor Totoro

I missed some as well (Was it Beelzebub/Gudetama?)

Hana Yori Dango (F6 lol)
Ouran High School Host Club (BL twins)
Pokemon

There were more too. XD
 
Oct 5, 2015 7:17 PM

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Parody level: over 9000!!!



 
Oct 5, 2015 7:23 PM

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welll.... lol
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Oct 5, 2015 7:41 PM

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Never go full meta.

Unless you know what you're doing, and this director clearly does. That was great.
 
Oct 5, 2015 8:15 PM

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10/10

I'm so glad I watched this. This is like Binan Koukou but with comedy that never ends. I wonder how they will top this.

Legendary cast, btw. Damn. Everyone is a high ended seiyuu!

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Oct 5, 2015 8:37 PM

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Wow, this was so GOOD, i think i'm gonna enjoy it more and more.
 
Oct 5, 2015 8:41 PM

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this looks promising. Ridiculous amount of references, good cast, good director, doesn't take itself too seriously etc. Can't wait for the next ep.
 
Oct 5, 2015 9:00 PM

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Oct 5, 2015 9:25 PM

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Wow. Pierrot may've made something good. It was pretty darn funny.
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Oct 5, 2015 10:14 PM

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That was a lot of fun! Very charming and I loved how it poked fun at many modern anime tropes.

Normally I'm not into referential comedy but it used them in a clever way, showing how badly adding in these tropes would effect the anime and how modernizing something can actually take away from what made them special to begin with. Very charming message and it handled it with wit.

Combined with the wacky visuals, fitting soundtrack and ridiculous characters, this seems like a series I'll have a lot of fun with.
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Oct 5, 2015 11:29 PM

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For a comedy, this has surprisingly good production values. About the comedy, I died throughout the entire episode. That French guy was too much, those references, and that meteor WTF.
I need sleep.
 
Oct 5, 2015 11:33 PM

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NASA and an Obama like man shaking hands and hugging someone that I think looked like Albert Einstein.

holy references too real.
 
Oct 5, 2015 11:55 PM

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Amazing episode. Dat cast. Hope the next episodes are full of randomness like that.
 
Oct 6, 2015 12:08 AM

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Perfect.
 
Oct 6, 2015 12:11 AM

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Mirorin said:
I love the references~ especially the fact that they're recent and they even threw in some shoujo cliches in there. XD

sevenPocky said:
References that I've noticed:
Utapri
Ao Haru Ride (manga)
Haikyuu!!
Kuroko no Basuke
Yowamushi Pedal
Love Live
Shingeki no Kyojin
Gintama
Naruto
Bleach
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Dragon Ball
Sailor Moon
My Neighbor Totoro

I missed some as well (Was it Beelzebub/Gudetama?)

Hana Yori Dango (F6 lol)
Ouran High School Host Club (BL twins)
Pokemon

There were more too. XD


Street Fighter

OT: OMFG EPIC AWESOME AMAZING !!!!! Died from every single parody
 
Oct 6, 2015 12:21 AM
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AnimeFan500 said:
Mirorin said:
I love the references~ especially the fact that they're recent and they even threw in some shoujo cliches in there. XD


Hana Yori Dango (F6 lol)
Ouran High School Host Club (BL twins)
Pokemon

There were more too. XD


Street Fighter

Virtual Fighter*
 
Oct 6, 2015 12:24 AM

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you forgot about the scene right after the whole caos.

that alone changes completely the meaning of the parody scene.
even that type of comedy was a parody.

The scene they go back to black and white again? Just another self-referential joke, it's the same as what they've done during the previous sequence, again, just because it's self-proclaimed 'self-aware' doesn't mean it's funny, not even including an apology to Fujio Akatsuka.


look, i'm terrible at explaining things and you seem terrible at understanding them, as such i won't push the matter anymore,the only thing i can say has been bad of this episode is that they probably didn't show much of the actual anime, but then again it's the first episode so it's kind of forgivable(take it like a pre-release ova), so if you don't like it: fine, do as you wish, whatever i mean, just look at the scores, nobody disliked it until around the 50th vote, and there is ALWAYS someone who doesn't like everything, so fine be that person, it's your loss anyway.


z4k: i'd also add kaiji with the pachinko think, but that's kind of a long shot as it's more of a popular thing in japan.
 
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z4k: i'd also add kaiji with the pachinko think, but that's kind of a long shot as it's more of a popular thing in japan.

Oh you mean this one?

I remember seeing it in Kaiji.
 
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kataklism said:
raveninthemuddle said:

The scene they go back to black and white again? Just another self-referential joke, it's the same as what they've done during the previous sequence, again, just because it's self-proclaimed 'self-aware' doesn't mean it's funny, not even including an apology to Fujio Akatsuka.


look, i'm terrible at explaining things and you seem terrible at understanding them, as such i won't push the matter anymore,the only thing i can say has been bad of this episode is that they probably didn't show much of the actual anime, but then again it's the first episode so it's kind of forgivable(take it like a pre-release ova), so if you don't like it: fine, do as you wish, whatever i mean, just look at the scores, nobody disliked it until around the 50th vote, and there is ALWAYS someone who doesn't like everything, so fine be that person, it's your loss anyway.


You know, if you realize you are terrible at explaining stuff, then how can I possibly be terrible at understanding or even have a chance in understanding what you try to say? Just a thought. And I don't think I can lose much honestly, I already watched too much anime, good or bad, but thanks for being thoughtful.

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the only thing i can say has been bad of this episode is that they probably didn't show much of the actual anime,

Well that's exactly what I've mentioned before, they could've kept all the referential jokes in just the first half and devoted the rest to the actually content because does anybody still remember that it's supposed to be another adaptation of the manga? I mean it's an old series that I don't think anyone here besides me noticed and constructed expectations based on this simple fact, now everyone watched it is going to have different and possibly harmful expectations because apparently the referential humour works very well in this episode and people want to see more of that, but it's not what this adaptation is actually about and it's was meant as a joke that probably has nothing to do with the rest of the anime. I just can't ignore the fact that instead of establishing what kind of anime it will be in the beginning, they spent the whole episode waving around giving false impression. Whether the jokes work or not is subjective and mostly secondary. They're basically dicking around in the name of the deceased mangaka.

I hope that fully explained my side of the argument why I found this episode not effective and offensive to a certain extent. Whoever you are and whether or not you think my argument is well-constructed or well-elaborated is totally up to your judgment, I did my best to keep it concise and easy to understand. And if you disagree or like what they've done so far fine by me. And I'm sure someone out there is thinking "Look at this bastard who can't eve take a joke. What a loser." Even though Borat and Brüno are two of my favorite comedy movies of all time. How ironic.
 
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are people really arguing about this show? wow.

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Oct 6, 2015 3:09 AM

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Had fun with this episode. The humor is far better when it's not spent referencing other shows. The scene with NASA and that random indoor car had me in stitches. Guess I'm a sucker for crazy and spontaneous humor. Also the ED is so good. Gonna put that on repeat. :D
 
Oct 6, 2015 3:38 AM

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i think the meteor one are reference from gundam franchise
 
Oct 6, 2015 3:44 AM

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Though the joke dry fast, this was the best 1st episode of the season.
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Oct 6, 2015 4:29 AM

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Almost skipped this one. Glad i didn't
 
Oct 6, 2015 4:46 AM

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are people really arguing about this show? wow.

Obligatory *you must be new to MAL*, even though you're not.
 
Oct 6, 2015 6:18 AM

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AnimeFan500 said:
Mirorin said:
I love the references~ especially the fact that they're recent and they even threw in some shoujo cliches in there. XD


Hana Yori Dango (F6 lol)
Ouran High School Host Club (BL twins)
Pokemon

There were more too. XD


Street Fighter


Tokyo Ghoul
 
Oct 6, 2015 6:26 AM

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That was amazing and funny as hell, I doubt if the other episodes will be funny as that since the direction this series is taking aren't that clear, but I hope to enjoy every second of it.
 
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Xenocrisi said:
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Street Fighter


Tokyo Ghoul

I don't remember seeing anything related to that.

Also there was a Code Geass reference too
 
Oct 6, 2015 6:41 AM

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HandsomeMan said:
mayukachan said:
are people really arguing about this show? wow.

Obligatory *you must be new to MAL*, even though you're not.

no, but seriously
this show has nothing to argue about

it was funny and creative
end of discussion

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Z4k said:
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Tokyo Ghoul

I don't remember seeing anything related to that.

The scene when Osomatsu gets crazy.
 
Oct 6, 2015 6:42 AM

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i think the meteor one are reference from gundam franchise


Really? Looked like a typical meteor-about-to-crash scene. Probably just my lack of exposure tho. Is it UC? If so, ZZ or CCA? I haven't watched either of those just yet.
 
Oct 6, 2015 6:44 AM

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So much potential, I hope it doesn't run dry quick.


"There are three things you can never get back: The word after it's said, the moment after it's missed, and the time after it's gone."
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Oct 6, 2015 6:56 AM

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OMFG this is so fucking hilarious!!!!!!

It's so much funnier than One Punch Man and I can't stop laughing the entire episode.. those references are just godly!!

I already lost it when F6 came out and then laughed even more when they parodied Yowamushi, Kuroko, Haikyuu, and god damn Love Live XD

If it continues like this I might end up giving this a 10
 
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