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Jan 15, 2016 9:32 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Well this was quite similar to the movie.

Loads of action in the first half to capture the thrill of the audience while we also get an OP song (quite neat imo). The CGI in the TV series is pretty much the same as the movie as well but pretty fit for the show. Got used to it right away. Kei isn't much of an interesting character yet so have to keep watching for more. I think this was a rather good set up for the rest of the season. The special effects of the Ajin's particles is well done imo.

 
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Jan 15, 2016 9:43 AM
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So i guess watched movie=watched about 4-5 TV episodes.
 
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Jan 15, 2016 12:12 PM

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Good start, the CGI isn't bad either.

Damn, the OP was pretty good though, including the soundtrack.
 
 
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Jan 15, 2016 12:42 PM

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That CGI is damn awful!!
It sucks all of the atmosphere out of what could've been a really intense and great first episode...I was so excited when this got greenlit, but it just looks like some low budget PC game from the early 2000's!
I appreciate that studios are trying to save money and try new things but imo it just doesn't work.

What a waste! Sigh...I guess I'll go on to the manga instead.
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Jan 15, 2016 12:51 PM

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Was a pretty faithful adaptation and the CGI wasn't that bad tbh

The OP is really good too
 
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Jan 15, 2016 1:10 PM
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Played out almost exactly like the film version. OP is great. CGI is the same like the film which is good. Pacing is great though!

4/5
 
 
 
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Jan 15, 2016 3:43 PM
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lol it's like Arpeggio or Sdionia first episode thread again.
 
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Jan 15, 2016 4:37 PM

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First episode - not bad~
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Jan 15, 2016 6:16 PM

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The music (op, ed and ost) was good

relatively the CGI was not bad
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Jan 15, 2016 7:26 PM

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Was pretty faithful to the manga and Cgi was average.Good start.
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Jan 15, 2016 8:09 PM

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7.5/10 for now. It was a good star imo, the sountrack was fitting to the type of show and the CGI wasn't bad, still i'm not used to it so it felt a little bit weird.
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Jan 15, 2016 9:47 PM

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Was alright tbh, the cgi didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. Just wondering how they're going to end the anime.. music is great though!
 
Jan 16, 2016 1:00 AM

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Wow, that was intense! My heart is still burning inside. Oh boy, the thrills! I'm still feeling them in my body.

10/10 for this first episode. I want to read the manga, but I don't know if that would kill the thrills of the anime for me. Sigh~

Another anime that's so engrossed in its own story, it doesn't think of anything else, everything is flowing naturally, nothing feels forced, it's just effortless, just the pure unfolding of a story. I can't help but be taken and submerged into it. I love this kind of stories! purehearted.

As for the animation and the CG, I was uncomfortable at first. But, in the climax of the episode, I think it helped build the atmosphere and produce tension in the viewers. It added to the happenings more touch of concreteness and realism.

And haha i dunno why but i find the ending song video a bit funny. it shouldn't be, right? ugh. XD

Whoa~ Mamoru Miyano! Just great, great. Can't get any better. XD
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Jan 16, 2016 1:03 AM

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Shitty subs but I love the cg as it's done by Polygon pictures, the same guys that did Knights of Sidonia.

Story seems really interesting and I'm eager to see where this will go.

A definite keeper for this season.
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Jan 16, 2016 1:06 AM

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the setting looks promising, I don't mind the cg, but the dialogue and the characters seem generic as fuck
 
Jan 16, 2016 1:15 AM

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That's one intense episode. Good job Polygon Pictures! The preview of the next episode has the same style as Knights of Sidonia (also animated by the same studio) where they play the preview with a music without voice. The CGI doesn't bother me much since I already watched two seasons of Sidonia.

Nice OP and ED Theme! Can't wait for the next episode!

OP and ED:
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Jan 16, 2016 1:26 AM

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Should I watch this first or the movie?
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 1:29 AM
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That CGI is damn awful!!
It sucks all of the atmosphere out of what could've been a really intense and great first episode...I was so excited when this got greenlit, but it just looks like some low budget PC game from the early 2000's!
I appreciate that studios are trying to save money and try new things but imo it just doesn't work.

What a waste! Sigh...I guess I'll go on to the manga instead.
you are completly right god awful
 
Jan 16, 2016 1:36 AM

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OP and ED song are alright.
The CGI doesn't really bother me that much.
Nagai getting hit by that truck and reviving again.
Looks like his face is now broadcasted to the public.
At least he has got Kai to help him out.
Wonder what other abilities Aijin's have besides being immortal?
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Jan 16, 2016 1:45 AM

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Masum_Beast said:
Should I watch this first or the movie?
It doesn't matter.
They are basically the same thing.
But the TV series will finish airing first (it'll end towards the end of March) while the movies are still gonna take a while (2nd screens in May so BDs in the Summer and the 3rd movie will almost be next year).
 
Jan 16, 2016 1:56 AM

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I dont care about CGI , this show is great . I like the opening , ost , action so far so good .


8/10 . Good start .
 
Jan 16, 2016 1:57 AM

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not bad. though the CGI is a bit disturbing, i'll stay for the story.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 2:02 AM

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The OP and ED is good, not bad.

Not expecting for episode 2 'cause its same to the movie.

9/10
 
Jan 16, 2016 2:04 AM

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Paulo27 said:
Masum_Beast said:
Should I watch this first or the movie?
It doesn't matter.
They are basically the same thing.
But the TV series will finish airing first (it'll end towards the end of March) while the movies are still gonna take a while (2nd screens in May so BDs in the Summer and the 3rd movie will almost be next year).

I don't think TV will cover all three movies. Maybe they rush things later on, but first episode was great in terms of pacing. As a marketing course, it is not very smart-make TV version, then make movie with same TV-scenes. I understand, if it will be like Shingeki, when they make recap movie because of big popularity of series.
About TV version. How much it will be covered?

P.S. CGI food looks strange. Aside from that, i have no complaints.
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Jan 16, 2016 2:05 AM

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I have pretty mixed feelings about this ep? I know people are bashing on the CGI and I'm not particularly a fan of it in general.. But it wasn't bad! And I defintely think I'll get used to it after a few eps.

The thing that really caught my attention was the audio; the sound effects for the Ajin scenes were so fitting :o And the OP was a-ok

So yeah I'm looking forward to next week's ep! Hopefully it'll continue to stay faithful to the manga too :o
 
Jan 16, 2016 2:28 AM
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The CGI is quite disapointing, a good 2D animation would have done a better job.
 
Jan 16, 2016 2:40 AM

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Is there a normal sub somewhere? The one on kissanime is terrible...
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Jan 16, 2016 2:44 AM

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Geravys said:
The CGI is quite disapointing, a good 2D animation would have done a better job.


Couldn't agree more. The story looks interesting though, so I'll keep watching it for now.



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Jan 16, 2016 2:47 AM

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Complaining about the CGI won't change anything, so there's no point in doing so, but it was all right. I got used to it pretty early into the episode.

It wasn't much of a shocker that the MC was an Ajin. I look forward to learning more about them and seeing how the MC avoids the police and whatnot. Overall, this got off to a decent start, hopefully it can keep this up and remain somewhat interesting.
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Jan 16, 2016 2:47 AM

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Not bad for the CGI, remind me of Sidonia. And pretty good for the opening. Still it's just first episode, so there's still time for another "judge".
 
Jan 16, 2016 2:48 AM

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One of the more exciting first episodes I've seen this season.

While I would've preferred 2D animation, I didn't think the CGI was terrible. It was bearable at the very least. The subs I watched seemed to be done by somebody who didn't fully speak both English and Japanese, so that kind of sucked.

I see a good amount of people liked the OP, but I didn't care for it too much. Maybe it will grow on me.

Overall, I'm looking forward to next week's episode.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 3:01 AM

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CGI wasn't as bad as I expected but still not too big of a fan. Hopefully I'll get used to it.

People are selfish dicks. Kei is an awesome dude tho.
 
Jan 16, 2016 3:02 AM

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i didnt quite like the animation but the story seems very intriguing a great start:)
 
Jan 16, 2016 3:03 AM

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Opening and ending weren't half bad and a very good amound of action. Didn't disappoint at all! CGI though, again.

 
Jan 16, 2016 3:26 AM

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I was looking forward to watching this, but that CG is awful; I can't watch it.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 3:31 AM

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aww, i cant love the opening more
and the sound is totally on point
the art isnt really my kind of thing, but its ok
-09:13 - okay, i adore the art, even if the MC doesn't look like 17 years old
this episode felt like 5 minutes and im looking forward to the next ep
 
Jan 16, 2016 3:38 AM

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I don't know if the English translations are the same for all sources, but from what I watched, I'm pretty damn sure the translators used Google Translate. Like wtf is that broken english?
 
Jan 16, 2016 3:39 AM
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Okayish start.

Don't mind the CGI,was actually looking forward to this prior to it airing but ever since I heard this'll be edgier and gorier than Tokyo Ghoul my interest and expectations for this went on the decline.


 
Jan 16, 2016 3:43 AM

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It's the first time I've watched a CGI anime and it didn't look as bad as I expected. The subs where I watched it didn't make sense half the time though.
The opening is good as well, as is the rest of the soundtrack in this episode.







 
Jan 16, 2016 4:01 AM

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This is like Sidonia's first episode thread all over again because of people complaining about the CGI
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 4:03 AM

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Uhm... Did the person who subtitled this just google translate the dialogue or what?
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Jan 16, 2016 4:04 AM

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I actually don't mind the CG, the story is interesting, I like the dark atmosphere and the OST is amazing!! So very good start
I just hope they don't keep using google translate for the subs
 
Jan 16, 2016 4:08 AM

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I wouldn't have minded the CGI if there was more than like three frames per second :l
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Jan 16, 2016 4:18 AM
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This is actually the best CGI I've ever seen for anime. I already read the manga, and so far the action and plot seems great in the anime as well. Will keep watching!
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 4:25 AM

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Pretty good episode,I enjoyed it.I think this show is going to be a fun ride.
 
Jan 16, 2016 4:38 AM

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The subs were terribad and damn near incomprehensible at times, but at this point getting any is much appreciated. On the bright side, the CGI is nowhere near as bad as I had feared it would be. Of course, I'd still prefer 2D animation to CGI, but I can live with this.

As for the episode, it more or less follows what I remember of the first chapter of the manga, except with a few extra bits here and there (primarily that bit at the start, which I do not remember seeing in the first chapter of the manga). It was definitely as interesting as expected based on that, and seeing how it all plays out will be interesting as well.

Also, I'm loving that OP and the ED is very good as well.
 
Jan 16, 2016 4:48 AM

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I bet that the majority of the comments will focus more on the CGI instead of the actual episode.

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Jan 16, 2016 4:52 AM

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I was so happy they decided to adapt the manga.

Lets face it, the CGI isn't ideal at all and 2D would have been a much better suit.
Although it wasn't even close to the train wreck that i had thought this was going to be.
 
Jan 16, 2016 4:56 AM

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Good shit. Subs were horrid tho.

Poor Kei. Must suck. I wonder how his sister will react to this news.

Loving Kai tho. He's such a bro.
 
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