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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 >.<
All credit goes to Sacred.
 
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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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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dark_fathom said:
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.
erased sucks lol what an original opinion
 
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.
Baby, daijobanai...
 
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.

YEAH, YEAH!~
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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.


You can read all my first Impressions here
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:49 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
Because this is fully CGI, God Eater and Katanagatari may have some CGI in it, but because there is actual non CG elements in it people overlook it. This is full CGI with around 8 frames per second making the animation even worse than regular low budget shows.
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:50 AM

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The CGI isn't that bad! It was a pretty good start!

Poor Kei! Good to see Kaito is helping him out!
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:53 AM

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So I must ask this, but what was the point of the movie then? I was looking for the subbed episode last night and thought I found it and instead watched part 1 and 2 of the movie. I don't think I can properly appreciate this until it gets to episode 3, then I can review the episodes without saying its pointless to me at the moment. The subs were horrible, enough said on that. The CGI had its moments, but for the most part was nothing outrageous, just average.

People said it is the same studio that did the CGI for Knights of Sidonia and for some reason I think Knights of Sidonia had better looking CGI than this does (which I loved knights of sidonia). Is it just me or does anyone notice this? The CGI is hit or miss and the thing that sticks out the most is the character's hair (especially the MC), it just irks me for some reason.

On a brighter note, I have read the manga. It looks like it was adapted fairly faithful to the source which is great. I enjoyed the manga and the storyline along with it. I wont allow the CGI to dictate my enjoyment of the show, but it will get a lower score due to it being lowish quality at some points. With that said I will follow this through to the end. I will admit that the Ajin looked cool with CGI though.
 
Jan 16, 2016 10:56 AM

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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


The entire show is CGI. God Eater & Katanagatari weren't, they just had bits of CGI. It looks better for most people if the characters don't look like potatoes.

This anime being entirely made up of CGI is pointless. I understand and would've liked if they just made the black, mummy guys CGI because it looks cool, but making the entire show CGI doesn't add anything, it's just so kids can complain it looks like shit.
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Jan 16, 2016 11:00 AM

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JkayW said:
Sparteh said:
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


The entire show is CGI. God Eater & Katanagatari weren't, they just had bits of CGI. It looks better for most people if the characters don't look like potatoes.

This anime being entirely made up of CGI is pointless. I understand and would've liked if they just made the black, mummy guys CGI because it looks cool, but making the entire show CGI doesn't add anything, it's just so kids can complain it looks like shit.


Lol at the potatoes thing, I can see what your talking about.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:04 AM

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Drake1000 said:
Tlahuizcapante said:

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.

Watch new Berserk PV. After that, Ajin looks much better.
Find this gifs in tumblr (seems like from movie, but we still see it later on:
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:07 AM

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I think the thing I look forward to the most about Ajin is the music. Amazing OP and ED. The OST is no joke as well. Looking forward to these song releases.

I'm also loving Mamo-chan here and I'll probably need a bit of time to get used to the CGI xD It's not something I'm used to. At the very least, it was tolerable?
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:10 AM

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I see the movie having 3 parts. Anyone care to explain what's the relation with Movie & regular TV one? Can I skip the 1st episode of the TV one & see 3 parts of the movie instead?
Thanks
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:11 AM

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Took awhile for this to get subbed.... third line of episode: "Although not kill them die!"... tf? Whos subbing this? "Do not fuck me" What, did Netflix just go to Google translate and sub this themselves? Tired of having to pause the video every other line to decipher the subject of each sentence. Hire someone who knows both English and Japanese grammar before your first time getting exclusive rights to an anime.

Anyway, Im still really excited for this. Polygon has gotten a lot better at using CGI. The character designs here look so much better than Knights of Sidonia.

Very nice OP song. I also really like some of the sound effects; like an ajin reviving.
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Tlahuizcapante said:
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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.

Watch new Berserk PV. After that, Ajin looks much better.
Find this gifs in tumblr (seems like from movie, but we still see it later on:


Yes it does look like they're putting a little more effort in action scenes, but regular characters movements look slow.

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I see the movie having 3 parts. Anyone care to explain what's the relation with Movie & regular TV one? Can I skip the 1st episode of the TV one & see 3 parts of the movie instead?
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Just watch the movie, it's the exact same thing, except it's ahead of the TV series in terms of content
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:21 AM

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Drake1000 said:
it's the exact same thing, except it's ahead of the TV series in terms of content

Then, why the f***k are they releasing a regular TV-one? Are they promoting the TV one via the movie or are they just plain stupids????
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:23 AM

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I actually really liked it. I didn't think the CGI was too bad, not any different then watching video game animation.
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:29 AM

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Well, that was veryy interesting and suspenseful. Very good start imo.
The subtitles were...
Not a fan of CGI anime but I'll get used to it.
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Jan 16, 2016 11:34 AM

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Damn. Can't really believe that was only 24 min because so much crazy shit happened. Really good start so far!
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:38 AM

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The CGI really sucked...
and the subtitles blow
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:51 AM

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Whoa! That was... interesting. I'm not very fond of the art style though but the anime seems promising.
 
Jan 16, 2016 11:52 AM

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Not yet read the manga but I liked the story. CG Animation is good but still has some flaws like slow framerate at sometimes, etc.
Mamoru Miyano sings ED and it's beautiful ED song :D

That next episode preview has epic feel.
 
 
Jan 16, 2016 12:00 PM

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I have no problem with the CGI (I wonder if they're going to release one with a higher frame rate for the bds), but some other fansub group needs to pick this up. The subs are hilariously bad.
 
Jan 16, 2016 12:03 PM

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Holy shit that OST! And HOLY shit these subs
 
Jan 16, 2016 12:27 PM

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The CGI wasn't bad tbh, but I was pretty bored throughout the episode. The ost is decent though. The subs are also bad, it feels like I was playing a game where I have to fill out the blanks to understand the complete sentence in these dialogue. Lmao.
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