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Poll: Kowabon Episode 13 Discussion

Dec 26, 2015 10:30 AM

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Welp, and the ghostly spirits or whatever hits the camera no less than 2 minutes in. That very ending got creepy as shit. I'd feel bad for anyone who discovers his body.
Dec 26, 2015 8:19 PM

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-ghost thing starts creeping up at the end-
Me: -out loud- Naaaaah

You know, at first I thought this show was kinda just trying to say something about depending on technology, but at some point people who just happened to be in the same area as technology were being "haunted", and I didn't really think that was cool. Like, what are they trying to get at then? There's dependency and then there's advancement, and I feel like if the show meant to try to get that across, then they need to know where the problem actually is.

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Dec 28, 2015 4:04 PM

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Thanks god it's finally over... The idea was good, but some episodes were really bad...

Jan 2, 2016 10:39 AM

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the best thing of the series was the bubblegum music in the end
Jan 3, 2016 6:43 PM

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You can't tell a good horror story in 2 minutes. The pacing was too fast to get into and the ghost with the goofy face didn't really scream terror. Giving it a kawaii desu ED doesn't really help it much either.
Jan 4, 2016 3:05 PM
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I like that anime cause is creepy well I didn't like some episodes and they should last more than 2 mins cause I like this kind of horror
Jan 4, 2016 4:55 PM

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One of the worst episodes, was funny as fuck.

PS: The enjoyment of this series doubles as you appreciate the irony of japanese comments floating above it. The sarcastic remarks and amount of waras during the supposedly scary scene are golden.

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Jan 8, 2016 11:40 PM

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Okay then. So we didn't get anything more than jump scares. Don't really have any strong feelings about this.
Jan 9, 2016 12:06 AM
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Pretty hilarious when the hoard of ghosts appeared behind the guy! For the most part, this short has been enjoyable in a rather ironic way.

Jan 9, 2016 12:32 AM

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So wait... was the ending suggesting all of the skull/ghost girls with the red eyes are the possessed haunted by them through technology? Huh? I don't get it.

This looked more like an experimental series and not one trying to relay a message about technology or whatnot. Such wasted potential.
Jan 9, 2016 1:37 AM

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a couple episodes were pretty good, but that's that

the little clips at the end were usually more interesting
Jan 9, 2016 3:23 AM

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A few good episodes, rest was meh.

4.5/10 (and it includes +1 for cute girls, yes)
Jan 9, 2016 6:10 AM

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Still a solid 6 from me. I do wish they would've, y'know, explained something. Anything. But I suppose leaving it open ended makes it more interesting. I personally believe there was one 'original' ghost crawling through the net, a viral ghost if you will. And it possessed people at random and turned them into living ghosts/zombies/etc. I might be reaching, but maybe it's commentary on how so many people are affected by one tiny thing on the internet? Like, one small thing could destroy people's lives or something.
Jan 9, 2016 7:22 AM

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So sp00ky that I laughed.
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Jan 9, 2016 7:51 AM
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Oh no.. be careful, there might be STATIC in the image!!! Geez, so overused. I get it, when there's a ghost, videos get static, I get it already so stop pretending it's the only possible way to get a mood going! It could have been interesting if it wasn't always the same setup and same end, basically just with different types of cameras (security cam, cell phone cam, laptop cam, handheld cam...). It felt cheap and unimaginative. Quite disappointed. 4/10
Jan 9, 2016 8:43 AM

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That ghost at the end is so menacing :)
Jan 9, 2016 8:49 AM

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This series was so disappointing. Like were all the episodes meant to be connected? Who cares. Couple of creepy episodes, but the ending with the red eyes wasn't scary at all.
Jan 9, 2016 11:27 AM

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A group of ghosts appeared behind the guy!

This show was so meh!
Jan 9, 2016 2:39 PM

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Rofl were they even trying

Nico- said:
@Comic_Sans oh no y arnt ppl dieing i need more ppl dieing rly gud plot avansement jus liek tokyo ghoul if erbudy dies amirite
Salman bin Abdul Aziz said:
@Comic_Sans I hate to insult you on forums but you are just a troll so just go kill yourself already bitch
Jan 9, 2016 2:57 PM

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Meh, thought this was somewhat below average.

First episodes were pretty OK, then it just was repetitive.
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Jan 9, 2016 3:10 PM
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This was a pretty bad last episode imo. Some of the episodes did feel creepy, especially the voice change ones and red eyes, but as it went on, I felt desensitized to the whole ghost thing. It would be scarier if they actually had a story going on.
Jan 10, 2016 12:38 PM

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LOL, well I can't say I were impressed. 2/10 from me. ^^
Jan 14, 2016 7:12 PM

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I'm glad I finally finished this...thing. What a waste of time.

2/10, art was nice.
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Jan 16, 2016 9:05 AM
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Overall I liked this, it was different.
Jan 17, 2016 10:31 PM

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This was pretty underwhelming. While some of the episodes did a good job instilling a feeling of suspense and uncertainty, most sort of fell flat and didn't leave much of an impression on me. It also would have benefited by having longer episodes. The short length didn't allow me to feel any sense of attachment towards most of the characters.

On the positive side, I thought the rotoscope animation was well-done. I'd love to see more anime (and shows in general) experiment with it more. It was also nice to see that the actors had fun doing this. c:
Jan 18, 2016 2:48 AM

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It turns out that my favorite part of the series was the ED segment. It was nice knowing that the actor/actress/whoever involved with the project were having fun making it. It's a bonus to get to look at those cute actresses. ;p

As a horror this failed tremendously.
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Jan 20, 2016 10:09 AM
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They saved the worst (most boring) episode for the end. I liked the series overall. 7/10.
Feb 12, 2016 4:10 PM
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Wtf was that? Did they save the most lamest story for the end? I found the ending more funny than scary.

Feb 24, 2016 5:16 PM

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Cool show, I thought episode 12 was the creepiest.

Neat idea, enjoyable, short, great ending song lol.

7/10 for me
Apr 1, 2016 8:52 AM

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Well that was dissapointing... I wish we could've gotten more information about the ghost girl...or about anything..
Apr 26, 2016 5:23 AM

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This show was not scary at all. It is true that in 3 min is difficult to create something frightening, but Kowabon fails at it in every episode. In fact, many of them were simply ridiculous and laughable. Moreover, the ED was a terrible choice, it only killed the mood (if there was any). Abstain yourself from watching this anime.
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Jul 29, 2016 4:55 AM

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This series has had his moments, but is far from a good thing. But entertains!!! 4/10.

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Sep 9, 2016 11:18 AM

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The premise was interesting, but the execution was bad

They should make the ghosts appear in more devices rathen than just cameras, because things got boring and predictable after 3-4 episodes.
Also, they could break the 4th wall in the last episode by having the ghosts attack the viewers of Kowabon for a creepy climax!
Oct 1, 2016 2:54 PM

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the beginning of the episode just reminded me of a whole bunch of youtubers.

Well only found episode 8 scary, the art style was interesing. This is a good watch for October i guess
May 20, 2019 2:02 PM

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Is that the first time you actually see someone die?? Interesting
Jun 14, 2020 6:28 PM

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It was more weird than creepy, but at least it was entertaining xD