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Nov 28, 2015 12:19 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Been one month and there is no discussion about it so I'm starting one after rewatching it. That makes it my second time watching it. Loved the series a lot. Didn't expect the plot twist there and that Sumire and Remo were actually kinda related. Overall a pretty good series. Animation and story-wise it was pretty rich. Near the end there are feels too as expected.

Do you guys enjoy it? What are your opinions about it?
Modified by Jiharo, Nov 28, 2015 3:35 AM
「友達なんていない。人はすぐに裏切るし、学校っていうのは誰かを標的にしないとやってられない馬鹿共の集 まり。ままごとみたいな役決めて、仲のいいふりして都合が悪くなったら知らんぷり。そんな奴らと仲良くした いとか全然思わない。」
 
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Nov 28, 2015 12:34 AM

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Just finished the movie in Anime Festival Asia.

I am still confused onto what happened in the story, and I believe it would be better to have a TV series than just a movie. I felt that there were a few Madoka moments...

The animation looks great, as expected from A-1 Pictures. Sound effect and music are well-done (the sound system there was awesome too!). Voice acting is AWESOME, Yumiri Hanamori, Risa Taneda and Ayane Sakura did an awesome job!!

I hope there is a synopsis I can understand so I don't have to wait for the BD release lol
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Nov 28, 2015 12:53 AM

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SkyNoHoshi said:
Just finished the movie in Anime Festival Asia.

I am still confused onto what happened in the story, and I believe it would be better to have a TV series than just a movie. I felt that there were a few Madoka moments...

The animation looks great, as expected from A-1 Pictures. Sound effect and music are well-done (the sound system there was awesome too!). Voice acting is AWESOME, Yumiri Hanamori, Risa Taneda and Ayane Sakura did an awesome job!!

I hope there is a synopsis I can understand so I don't have to wait for the BD release lol


I'm going to watch it the third time when it's officially released in January. I find it pretty easy to understand if you pay enough attention.
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「友達なんていない。人はすぐに裏切るし、学校っていうのは誰かを標的にしないとやってられない馬鹿共の集 まり。ままごとみたいな役決めて、仲のいいふりして都合が悪くなったら知らんぷり。そんな奴らと仲良くした いとか全然思わない。」
 
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Nov 28, 2015 1:48 AM

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I was a bit confused in the beginning when i watched the movie in AFA. It sort of reminds me of comet lucifer x houkago no plaeides. That was my first impression. So during the show, they mentioned about the vios and mother, then remo and the antivirus girls. Thereafter, there is this sumire girl. Pretty cool show though, i would love it if the show is a bit more easy to digest. Need to rewatch it again to understand further!
 
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Nov 28, 2015 2:13 AM

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I like how exclusive the movie is to us lol
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Nov 28, 2015 2:53 AM

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I just watched it during the AFA. I am still very confused, still I love the design and art. 7/10
 
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Nov 28, 2015 3:06 AM

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Same thoughts. I was left pretty confused even after they tried to explain how the program caused the extinction of mankind or something. Loved the animation and music though :)
 
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Nov 28, 2015 3:37 AM

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SkyNoHoshi said:
I like how exclusive the movie is to us lol


Not really. This was an INTERNATIONAL premiere, not world premiere.
「友達なんていない。人はすぐに裏切るし、学校っていうのは誰かを標的にしないとやってられない馬鹿共の集 まり。ままごとみたいな役決めて、仲のいいふりして都合が悪くなったら知らんぷり。そんな奴らと仲良くした いとか全然思わない。」
 
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Nov 28, 2015 4:53 AM

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Honestly I was really confused because I had no background on this whatsoever. When it was finished, I was still wondering what was going on but I think if it had been less disjointed, it would've been more enjoyable.

The animation was nice though :")) And the premise itself it pretty interesting.

 
Nov 28, 2015 6:34 AM
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It's hard to adequately explain though
I'll admit it's nice, though at the same time it feels like it's trying to do a little bit much of everything, not that it's a bad thing, just that the whiplashes (and somewhat minor horror aspects) are kind of ......off putting, at times.
(I'm also not entirely sure what the "meaning" of the story is, so to speak)

I think one way to say is that, it sort of feels like if Angel Beats x Madoka x Yuuki Yuuna crammed into one 1 hour~ish movie
 
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i honestly think that garakowa being a movie suits the development and pacing of the show. if it were a series of even a single cour means that while there's more than ample time for the show to develop its characters and possibly slowly reveal parts of the premise and story, it would be pretty boring to see how the girls spend their days together.

the movie moved through this really quickly, and i felt that if it wasn't handled well enough, it would seem like a simple slice of life for most of its episodes. also, i felt the disjointedness of the scenes in the beginning was trying to build up to an "AHA!" moment, but.. didn't feel like the audience would have gotten it.

just my two cents' worth though. nevertheless, i really want to get a copy of that OST asap
 
Nov 29, 2015 6:50 PM
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Remember that the producer also mentioned that it's not exactly a movie you can understand in one sitting. The staff also had to watch it multiple times themselves.

Unfortunately, watching it on the big screen doesn't give you the luxury of pausing and rewinding to be able to listen carefully to the scenes again.

One thing that may need clarification is
Unfortunately, I don't quite remember the details as much anymore.

This is the character relation chart from the official website.
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Nov 30, 2015 5:07 AM

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^ That's useful! Now if only someone can translate everything...
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Jan 16, 2016 9:19 AM

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it's now out in crunchyroll!
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Jan 16, 2016 9:49 AM

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How much CGish is this movie?
Dub = fake crap. Always.
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:04 AM

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rsc-pl said:
How much CGish is this movie?


i don't recall any CGI in the movie, or maybe it's just unnoticeable.
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Jan 16, 2016 10:27 AM

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It was so good... but so damn confusing, the whole explanation about the extinction of humanity.. ok, i think i need watch it again, but the Animation/OST were pretty good, 8/10 for now.
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:35 AM
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Nice art and animations and good production values. The movie felt confusing at times, but overall it was alright. Will watch again later.

4/5 or 7/10
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:00 AM

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rsc-pl said:
How much CGish is this movie?
Your usual amount I guess.
Lots of just filtered real life backgrounds and scenery tho.

Movie was alright.
Honestly kinda messy and silly at times.
Could have used with being longer.
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:16 AM

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Ok I just watched it. Art and animation is OK. Not much visible CG and if it is present, it's not ugly, a bit too soft, I mean everything is a little too blurred (but I noticed it when I was taking screencaps for my blog, when I watched it on my 46'' TV, which is placed ~5m from my bed, it was unnoticeable) . But I'm kinda glad, because almost every anime movie looks like shit in this days, this one looks nice.
Great concept in general, I really liked this world and the whole idea.
Insert songs were awesome too.
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8/10
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Jan 16, 2016 11:18 AM
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And is out on torrents
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:25 AM

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This was a strange movie imo.

What I did find interesting is the world fiction and the terminology used that pertains with technology. Remo(?) reminds me of Menma in terms of character design. The animation was nice but yeah like arsonal said, I may have to rewatch it again to truly understand the ideas behind this.

The world adventure of the three girls was fun to watch. Dat song.
I don't remember any CGI in this movie at all. As some mentioned, I think this movie would of been better suited for a TV series. Quite confusing but the connection between the three main girls were cute in particular with Remo's presence.
 
Jan 16, 2016 12:14 PM
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This movie was fine,nothing special tbh 6/10.

Liked the different experiences they had in different worlds.

Dorothy was my favorite of the girl cause of Ayane Sakura's voice and oppai loli appeal ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Feel this likely would've been better as a TV series.

 
Jan 16, 2016 1:25 PM

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Thank you A-1 Pictures for this beautiful movie ;-;
This is what I want! A dark and mindfuck anime!

Still I think that this would have been better as a TV series.
 
Jan 16, 2016 1:29 PM
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I think the story was rather confusing a little for me, but I think it also delivered what it had, I felt very emotional at the very least.

The connection and relationship between the three girls was so nice though.

The art and animation, the music all with nice harmony and combined perfectly for this.

8/10 for me.
 
Jan 16, 2016 2:24 PM

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I liked it!
Wonderful animation!
Great music!
Ending theme song was so pretty *.*
This was pretty cool how they showed girls doing diffrent things, visit diffrent countries :)
They could make tv series for this show,
because I don't really get something and I wish they could explain in more detail something this, but still...
This was good!
Wish there was more of this :)
 
Jan 16, 2016 3:47 PM

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it was pretty good in its artistic aspects. i felt like "mother" wasnt exactly explained that well nor the way remo relates to everything. like there was stuff about a dead daughter whom im assuming was remo? and then stuff about the grandmother and mother and things got a little too convoluted because it was passing by so quickly. not bad though it might just require two sit throughs to fully digest everything 8/10
 
Jan 16, 2016 4:23 PM

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Men...MENMA!! Ops, wrong anime.
Ano Hana + Madoka = Glass No Hana.(?)
This started out all colorful, but near the end is a bit dark...
T^T Remo...added with the ED...damn why you do this T^T.
9/10
 
Jan 16, 2016 4:51 PM

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Pretty pointless. I don't think having a post apocalyptic show about McAfee and Norton teaming up on a system to learn piano and how to cook is a compelling story. I'll continuing counting the days until the Reboot reboot.
 
Jan 16, 2016 6:38 PM

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Madly incoherent storytelling. Unintelligible technobabble. Insufficient characterizations that result in emotional scenes--or, perhaps more accurately, what were intended to be emotional scenes--completely falling flat. Did I mention the madly incoherent storytelling? Based on the staff, the last thing I expected was a disaster of this magnitude.
 
Jan 16, 2016 6:45 PM

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To be honest this left me cold. Pretty, well acted, but no emotional connection to speak of. More here: https://piratesobg.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/garakowa-restore-the-world-2016-with-some-spoilers/
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Jan 16, 2016 8:40 PM

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the voice acting was hella good as well as the music and it had so much madoka vibes that I didn't mind being confused. guess i'll watch it again right now

9/10
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Jan 16, 2016 9:33 PM

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Sigh. Ya this was unfortunately not good. The girls development and bond was nice but with a patchwork narrative it suffers heavily...considering this is more of a drama than anything.

6/10 pretty but that's it. Hard to invest emotionally when it just slams together just because
 
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thats one way to illustrate what heuristics are i guess.
 
Jan 16, 2016 9:54 PM

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Sigh. Ya this was unfortunately not good. The girls development and bond was nice but with a patchwork narrative it suffers heavily...considering this is more of a drama than anything.


Not even their bond was believable. The bulk of the development of their friendship was implied through a brief highlight reel of typical slice-of-life events. In no way can that be considered remotely adequate.
 
Jan 17, 2016 12:53 AM
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9.5/10. Love the graphics and the characters and of course the music (too bad it haven't released it on youtube yet, I wanted to play that piece too with my own piano).Besides that it's a littleee sad that remo is gone (although i'm sure she will meet them again). I love it!!
 
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Dude... what if our world is just backup data like that?

Like everyone else said, it was vaguely confusing, probably because the plot twists were poorly explained. However, unlike everyone else, I strongly disagree this should've been a series. It would've benefited from another 30 minutes to better elaborate upon the narrative, but otherwise, the strength of the story lies in its short runtime. The production values were positively glorious too, and I don't think it would've been as beautiful or artful if its budget was stretched across a 12 episode series.

I also don't think it could've kept my attention nearly as well either but that's more of a subjective thing...

I love the premise and story development, but it kind of feels like a poverty version of PMMM although I like the premise to this much more than PMMM's premise and some of the moments range from melodramatic to downright cheesy. Setting it in a post-apocalyptic world was a fascinating idea, especially because it didn't evolve into some bullshit grand scheme to "save humanity" or anything ridiculous like that.

The ending doesn't make much sense either, but that might just be due to an incomplete understanding of wtf happened.

I think I got the gist of everything, but I'll probably rewatch this sometime in the future anyway. Seems like the haziness and confusion regarding the narrative would make it a good rewatch.



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Jan 17, 2016 4:48 AM

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At least the movie had Risa Taneda. That is about it. Awful movie.
 
Jan 17, 2016 5:09 AM

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Rewatching for the second time and I still feel, somewhat confused.
Eh I guess the story isn't too good but it's not too bad. Felt too rushed. Same with characters I guess.
That being said, I like the small extra with Dorothy drinking milk in that cafe (cuz she got the melons huehuehue).
Art and sound is fantastic. Lots and I mean LOTS of variety for the character designs. Piano music is amazing.

Overall this anime is more to an art showcase than a storytelling. Wonder if one day they can remake this into a series...

7/10
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Jan 17, 2016 7:01 AM

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if i understand wtf was going on then i would've prob had them feels. but nope

 
Jan 17, 2016 10:42 AM

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Didn't quite get maybe about 40% of the end explanation... Not sure how it works that they can still protect the world after humanity went extinct and why it's possible for Remo to come back in the future?

Half the show was CGDCT and for a moment I was afraid if it was going to be one of those shows. Then I realised that it would likely end with one of them disappearing since they spent so much screentime painting the relationship between the three, but I still felt sad when they had to delete Remo.

Did not like the abrupt fade outs and not impressed by the character designs. I couldn't stop seeing Dual and Dorothy as Yukinon and Yui, and I don't know why futuristic clothing means less cloth. Staff did put a lot of effort into the art for the scenery from all over the world though, I'll give them that. Yokoyama-san did a nice job with the music too. Overall I don't really know what to think except I did enjoy it for the most part and it had pretty art.
 
Jan 17, 2016 3:46 PM

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I really loved the atmosphere and setting! It was quite unique and even the pacing was pretty good. I must say that I sure liked this movie, even though the story was a bit more on the weak side it was still pretty good!

All in all a very good movie I must say!
 
Jan 17, 2016 3:48 PM

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If this 'movie' had a length of 90+ minutes I would rate it higher than my current 8/10.
 
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As expected of A-1 Pictures, loved the visuals. Definitely loved the character design too, and the girls were lovely. The music was also fantastic. So many terminology used related to system security, like heuristics, lol. That was pretty neat.

Wished the movie was longer than just an hour, though, or just as a TV show. They could've used that to explain and elaborate on some elements a lot better. Some things were still pretty vague or confusing, or simply went by too fast. It also could've left a lot more impact that way. Still a solid movie overall in my opinion. Might rewatch in the future. Pretty unique show. 8/10.
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Jan 18, 2016 8:05 AM

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The film, by their nature, have limitations and advantages, and limit the duration of the story, it is not shown then all that can serve to understand what is told, but at least this time much of the plot is quite clear. The advantages are the high quality drawings and animations, ditto for the sets. The underlying message is clear: the Earth is one and must be protected from the unscrupulous, must give birth to a new human model, closer to it is detached from the logic of profit and the sole power. Very nice ending.

For now, my vote is 8.5/10.
 
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Well that was interesting.. A bit sad, but the ending felt like it was set up for a continuation. Dual reminded me a lot of Yukino from Yahari as well, so that's a nice bonus. Art was really good and same for the music. The fights felt a bit lack listened but that's okay. Hoping there is a sequel someday as I enjoyed it.

8/10
 
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Dude... what if our world is just backup data like that?
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I was absolutely astounded by this movie. Right from the get-go i was impressed by the directing and sound design This is of a design standard most anime should have imo.

The sound design was fantastic
The story was powerful

This is another example of an anime that it designed to make you use your brain. There was piles of non-linear aspects and subtleties to define the soul of this story. The family lineage thing was a little hard to define logistically, but it doesn't matter. Stories like these are meant to tap into imagination and emotion, not make sense in a physical mindset. As an art piece it transcended reality with a brilliance and made me love it to bits.

Instantly a 9/10 and now one of my favourite movies.
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Jan 18, 2016 8:12 PM

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Yeah we needed an anime cour for this
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Jan 18, 2016 8:47 PM

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I disagree. I feel if this got stretched much more than it is, it'll get dry and spoonfeedy. Double it's length, maybe if you add more layers to the plot, but quadruple? Nope. Plus if it becomes a tv anime it'll greatly suffer in production quality and directorial presentation.

I forgot to mention that the 3D in this was beautiful, virtually seamless from the rest of the 2D unless you're looking for it.
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I wasn't sure what I was expecting when I clicked it. I was sure surprised and actually enjoyed it. Reminded me a bit of Yuuki Yuuna really, although the latter was definitely much more immersive and intense, personally speaking

Despite how much I liked it I am with the vast majority's opinion on the idea that had this movie gotten a bit more time to flesh out its characters and their development with each other beyond the short supercut we got (which was adorable btw), it would've made for a much more emotional ride. Plus some of the story elements weren't made quite clear enough, I personally loved more development on Dorothy's end since she was my favorite from the film.

I think it's worth a sit down to watch for a casual movie night.
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