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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.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 5:02 AM

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Is there a normal sub somewhere? The one on kissanime is terrible...
"They were cought by the army American"...

It isn't correctly subbed until now. Every streaming site is using the shitty subs. Guess, you'll have to wait until proper subbers pick it up.
 
Jan 16, 2016 5:30 AM

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This CGI is horrid, shit moves at 2 fps it almost feels like it's lagging, even Toei's animation is more bearable.
This could've been very popular but they decided to kill it with CGI
SHAME.
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Jan 16, 2016 5:41 AM
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my eyes or bleeding from the terrible cgi a ps2 game looks better dropping this trash
 
Jan 16, 2016 5:48 AM

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will there be a 60 fps version like sidonia??
 
Jan 16, 2016 6:15 AM

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The story and characters seem pretty interesting for now and the CGI doesn't really bother me that much, looks neat and decent. The subs on the other hand were trash. Ost and OP seems pretty good.
 
Jan 16, 2016 6:17 AM

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The CGI was ok, the OST sounds good and the plot is promissing.

I'll keep watching.
 
Jan 16, 2016 6:24 AM

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I read the manga so I knew the story will be great. MC's voice actor is one of my favourites as well. In the end I think it was a great first episode and it will be rather good series.

Still... if only it wasn't CGI but normal animation. Sure, CGI doesn't bother me as the series will be good and I will definitely watch it, but if it wasn't for CGI, I would like it much more and the series could fight for number one spot this season while at this point, I am pretty sure what my choice for best of Winter 2016 will be.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 6:38 AM

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I had to stop watching because of the subs. They were incomprehensible and caused my brain to implode... Hopefully better subbers will pick it up because I like the premise...
 
Jan 16, 2016 6:50 AM

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DAMN AWESOME OST
LOOKS FUGGING GOOD.
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Jan 16, 2016 6:57 AM

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TBH I didn't have a problem with the CGI at all it was fine. Great episode and I love the OP but its flumpool so u can't go wrong with that. But the subs did suck major ass.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 7:08 AM
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Sadly I do not give a shit at all for Episode 1.

The execution for the aspects for me were completely poor, but thats because the CGI makes it look more like a comedy than a horror, and its very making my hair pull.

I do not give a damn about the MC nor Kei about the situation, its just really underwhelming for me to see that and really, I think they could have done better than I thought.

Ajin for the first episode, it was completely awful, even THE SUBTITLES WERE SHIT.

The only good thing about it was the Music.

And my enjoyment counting: I hated the rest.

1.5/10
 
Jan 16, 2016 7:10 AM

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those ratings lmfao just pure hatred /... bored
 
Jan 16, 2016 7:14 AM

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So there's action right from the start. The op and ending were good in my opinion. Not bad at all, really enjoyed this first episode.
 
Jan 16, 2016 7:16 AM

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Oh god, those subs. Did Netflix license this like they did with Sidonia? The anime is pretty faithful to the manga and the CG animation was good for the most part. That Satou cameo at the end >.<
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Jan 16, 2016 7:31 AM

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This kind of remind me of TG but I hope this ends being good Now the CGI wasnt that bad which Im glad

 
Jan 16, 2016 7:32 AM

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I would have enjoyed it more if the subs weren't absolutely horrendous! They sometimes said the opposite they were saying! None the less it was cool to watch.
(the website was anime freak, don't know if other websites have better subs or not)
 
Jan 16, 2016 8:04 AM

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Everybody complaining about the subs, there is a thread in the Ajin forum about subtitles.

it was confirmed that no good translation would be out until 5-7 days after broadcast by a joint effort of KAMIFS and Heroine.

the only way we can get a decent translation earlier is if the Netflix japan release contains subs. (Episodes are supposed to be released on Netflix 3 days after broadcast).
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 8:09 AM

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Really like the look to this. Polygon Pictures has an interesting way of doing CG, that I've grown quite fond of over the past couple of years (because of Sidonia no Kishi of course).

As far as the content of the episode is concerned, I really liked it. This was pretty intense for a first episode. Loved how Kai just drop kicked that police officer. Haha I'm looking forward to where this is heading.
 
Jan 16, 2016 8:11 AM

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I'm rather fond of this CGI since Knights of Sidonia so it doesn't bother me.

So the "did nothing wrong squad" recruited another poor child. *hugs*

The ED is very important. It is just great, the art and the song fit perfectly to create a gloomy mood that made me fall in love in few seconds. Just. Great.
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Jan 16, 2016 8:15 AM

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Shadowsnake777 said:
I would have enjoyed it more if the subs weren't absolutely horrendous! They sometimes said the opposite they were saying! None the less it was cool to watch.
(the website was anime freak, don't know if other websites have better subs or not)


I watched it in kissanime and I think the subs where the same, when the classmates called kei like "!Go! kei!!" wtf lol

 
Jan 16, 2016 8:15 AM

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I'm sure its just me but... The thought just came to me while watching that the ED felt like another version of A Hundred Ways to Die.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 8:15 AM

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Wow, I didn't expect this cartoon to be this good...but DAMN....this was so awesome!!! Waiting for the next week...
 
Jan 16, 2016 8:30 AM
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Good first episode... I'm a noobie to posting in these sort of discussions, but I really like the op... Does anyone know where I can watch this series subbed for free? I watched the first episode on kissanime but it was very poorly translated...
 
Jan 16, 2016 8:45 AM

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wow this just reminds me of Sidonia :D super background music
 
Jan 16, 2016 8:52 AM

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aywensenpai said:
Good first episode... I'm a noobie to posting in these sort of discussions, but I really like the op... Does anyone know where I can watch this series subbed for free? I watched the first episode on kissanime but it was very poorly translated...

Shitty subs in all streaming sites for now.
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Everybody complaining about the subs, there is a thread in the Ajin forum about subtitles.

it was confirmed that no good translation would be out until 5-7 days after broadcast by a joint effort of KAMIFS and Heroine.

the only way we can get a decent translation earlier is if the Netflix japan release contains subs. (Episodes are supposed to be released on Netflix 3 days after broadcast).

Your answer to the subs question.
 
Jan 16, 2016 8:54 AM

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wow this just reminds me of Sidonia :D super background music
Same studio
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Jan 16, 2016 8:57 AM

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aywensenpai said:
Good first episode... I'm a noobie to posting in these sort of discussions, but I really like the op... Does anyone know where I can watch this series subbed for free? I watched the first episode on kissanime but it was very poorly translated...

As stated above in the thread, we won't get good subs for a bit.
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Jan 16, 2016 9:04 AM

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This ep had a lot of things happening, it didn't felt much like a first ep, the pacing was kinda weird but I think it may slow down a little next ep.
The CG in Sidonia looked better, but I'm not particularly bothered by it.
I want to understand better kei and kai's relationship, but I believe this will be touched by future eps.

and yeah, those subs were horrible, and english is not even my first language.
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Jan 16, 2016 9:16 AM
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I'm surprised so many people are saying the CGI was either not bad or even good. It had its moments, but there were far too many times where it was choppy or stiff with low frame rate. It doesn't look completely awful by any stretch of the imagination, but I think I would've preferred 2D animation.
 
Jan 16, 2016 9:26 AM

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This CGI is horrid, shit moves at 2 fps it almost feels like it's lagging, even Toei's animation is more bearable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYU_eDMr4xE
If there was a choice, I will better watch Dragon Ball in full CGI, than that slideshow that Toei Animation make. They used CGI in movie, and it's really looks much better than TV-version.
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:03 AM

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Fairy close to the manga, but they really stretch things out.
The CGI isn't too bad, but it's pretty much the worst way to portray horror.

Thanks, but no thanks, I will stick with the manga.
Music is good though.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:13 AM
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Subs on Kissanime were horrible.

I never liked CGI but it wasnt terrible tbh. Wish it was simply animated. First episode was average. I liked the Ajin sounds, it was creepy. OP was alright. 6.5/10
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:23 AM

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First episode definitely did it's job of keeping me intrigued. We're learning at the pace of the main character which is great, so if I'm left out so is he. The exposition dump at the classroom felt cheesy as fuck.

I'm wondering about what human's think of Ajin and their relationship with them. I'm predicting Japan doesn't want them out of the country because they'd be killing machines in a war scenario.

3.2/5 They didn't show/do much this episode, but it's still decent in it's own right.

Opening is great, with the muffled microphone and soft voice, but it's lacking major in visuals. I don't know much about CGI, but it's INCREDIBLY CHOPPY.

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Jan 16, 2016 10:27 AM

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DAMN! that was pretty intense.
the CGI was looking good too. and it looks like the MC get Possessed by ajin. i think that is how it works. the ajin live inside his body and the result, he become immortal.
looking foward to the next episode.
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:28 AM

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CGI looks like shit, and I'm not enjoying it.
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:31 AM

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Tlahuizcapante said:
Drake1000 said:
This CGI is horrid, shit moves at 2 fps it almost feels like it's lagging, even Toei's animation is more bearable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYU_eDMr4xE
If there was a choice, I will better watch Dragon Ball in full CGI, than that slideshow that Toei Animation make. They used CGI in movie, and it's really looks much better than TV-version.

At least Toei's animation moves faster and smoother than this we have here.
The 3D models don't even look that good or detailed in this, really looks like PS2 graphics, it would be bearable if it moved a little more naturaly but it isn't.
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:38 AM

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Would have been 9/10 for the first 2 episodes (saw 50 minutes of movie) but because of the CGI it's just a good 8.. What a shame
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:38 AM

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I think they really did do spectacular with the CGI (Some people think its horrid, and some of it was, but a lot of it was really good). The soundtrack is awesome, and I really like the story so far. I've been waiting a while for a decent horror anime to come out (Like since parasite ended).
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:41 AM

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Best OP this season so far.

I don't get it. Why people tend to complain about different animation styles that much. They did it with God Eater, Katanagatari and now Ajin. Just because it is different, it does not make it bad
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Jan 16, 2016 10:43 AM
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Short Review

Score: 9.5/10
Thoughts: This is amazing! Granted I have some bias because I am a huge fan of the manga, but still. I feel like a watched 2 or 3 episodes. The pacing is very constant and I believe it will be maintained well. The opening scene in Africa is original and I actually liked the addition. The scene where Kei is hit by the bus was a little bit different, but I think it still worked fine. This premier was great because we got the point/direction of the series without revealing every future event, established character norms and their relationships to each other, and started to see some moments of Kei’s true nature (hype). The opening and ending are easily in my top 5 for the season. The last thing to address is the animation and art. I think the art works very well for the series and Ajin would not have the same feeling if it was drawn. The color palette adds to the dark mood, and enhances the mood surrounding the events and the subject matter. The backgrounds are actually pretty good, and the CG overall is quite detailed. My only real complaint for the episode is that I wish Satou (newsboy hat man in op) was introduced in a modern context. I have a lurking suspicion that it was him in the Africa scenes, but I don’t have much evidence to back that up. Overall, I would deem this a must watch, and if you except the animation (which is easier if you read the manga), then you may really enjoy this series.


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