Comet Lucifer Episode 4 Discussion
Oct 25, 2015 10:40 AM
I waited for the "it is just to subtle for you to notice card..."
The vegetable dance, the mecha chase, the mecha slapstick.
Now that you mention it i can see all the development put into the characters...
Wow, well ok then. Clearly this isn't an anime for you to enjoy and I don't think what I or anyone else says will change your mind on that. Which is a shame because I don't believe it's nearly as bad as you're making it out to be but to each their own.
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I just watched the episode and it's almost hilarious watching people get so angry over dancing vegetables and a little bit of SOL in the show. Every week people find new reasons to drop this show. I enjoyed the episode and had a great time watching dumb dancing vegetables and everyone having a barbecue.
Despite people complaining of a lack of characterization, I had the opposite feelings this week. We found out why Sougo is so interested in his rock hobby and what drives him. We watched Felia experience new emotions and feelings when separated from Sougo and how that can affect her powers. Like I was saying with episode 3, they do a great job of slowly building up how the powers work and the just the world in general. I'd love more information about the ambitions of the antagonists and hopefully we get that next week.
The show is average fun and I'm enjoying it for what it is. Keep on hatin'
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Oct 25, 2015 11:47 AM
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@NeoRevan How can you know what I thought this show will be?
Case in point. Dirt wouldn't do that and they are not doing it either. What you mentioned wasn't characters doing something, it was standard scenes happening for writer's convenience. It was "stills from a city" scene, "random villain" scene. "kid being silly" scene, "working in a caffe" scene, "girl running away for some reason" scene.
There's no motivation for character's actions shown, hell there's no logic in what they are "doing". Last episode you have a cardboard villain chase the retard and now they are letting her show off her powers in front of customers. They are not reflecting on what is happening, they are not making any decisions, it's just shit happening.
Typhoon is coming so there's place for more acting stupid and pretty much all that is going on works like that. Something is happening so you can have a retard be stupid or stone be a comic relief, have some blushing, have something fall and be "funny", have a bad guy be bad, have something twirl, shine and make noise so kid in front of the screen is occupied.
If you're content with writers showing you the oldest tricks in the book and asking after every one "hey, do you recognize that, what a jolly good fun we have, right?" then good for you (I guess). But don't be surprised that people are calling bullshit. Don't expect them to enjoy something as half assed as this.
After seeing a certain number of series shows like that just annoy you. And not because they are doing the same thing. It's because they are doing it poorly. It's like having someone tell you the same simple joke and messing up the punchline over and over again.
As I said, it's a dumb kid's series for a Saturday morning. Don't try to make it more than it actually is.
Ii tenki desu ne...
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An episode for everyone. Vegetable dancers was the best part. Although that Felia use their powers to do everything that beats me is going to cause more problems than benefits. Finally some action which extends after the episode.
PD: "School no. Party". This girl knows.
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I want to punch whoever wrote this shit...
May he never ever get his hands on an original work again.
So much wasted potential, it really hurts me watching this shipwreck sink.
"Hey we have only 12 episodes for this and we fucked up ep3 pretty hard. What do we do to get story and characters rolling again?"
"How about filling 10min with vegetables and shitty sfx?"
Just saw that the script writer worked on Code Geass and couldn't figure out how he could go so wrong. But it turns out he only did some of CG and don't have any other good stuff. And they let him do some original stuff EPIC FAIL
Edit: Also, how dumb am I to keep watching it? I just see some favorable review ob this and keep hoping it might have potential. But no more, never watching it again.
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There's a difference between a slow paced story for dramatic effect/characterization and a lack of urgency regarding everything in an anime, even the delay between spoken lines. This anime is definitely the latter and that's not a good thing. It hasn't made us care about the lackluster characters at all; it doesn't even feel suspenseful or dramatic that Felia was kidnapped, instead provoking the response of "oh, okay."
I agree with this, I don't find the characters relatable or even interesting at all. They've been quite one dimensional, imo, there's simply no depth to them so far. No depth within first 2 episodes out of 12, okay, I understand. None within 4 is alarming, it's a third way through the season already. I don't consider these last two episodes to be characterization episodes.
I've probably said this before, but I like SoL moments, even in anime that has a plot, but the SoL moments must be significant in some way, and these weren't. Gargantia was sort of like this, with slice of life episodes for the most of the series, and they were really good since the content was also for worldbuilding, there were interesting interactions between characters, and relationships growing. But Comet Lucifer does almost none of that, the slice of life moments we saw in this episode is almost no different from the previous two, the same character interactions and learning nothing new of the world. I don't mean by anything drastically changing in the characters or the interactions between them, but this isn't a true slice of life, so I hold it accountable for better usage of its time, meaning something should change; we should learn something about them or the characters should be learning something. There's been other reoccurring characters like the antagonists, at the very least, we could've learned something about them.
Also, people saying that this is an anime for kids, I would disagree. Brave Beats is a children's anime running this season and so far it's been far more entertaining than this, despite being more absurd in the eyes of older audiences. I bet kids would have a better time watching BB than Comet Lucifer.
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