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Apr 1, 2016 7:52 PM
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It seems they introduced each character to build attachment to the characters but it's already been stated several times that character deaths are more than likely going to be inevitable.

Looking forward to the coming episodes.
 
Apr 1, 2016 7:54 PM

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Lion a qt.

Pretty decent job introducing the characters. In the OP the cast was put into groups so we can expect something like a battle royale to occur. It was also pretty obvious who the main hero and heroine are. As for the ED, I wonder if it's going to be 3 different persons per episode (which gives us 36 characters so I'm most likely wrong, unless some are repeated).

Also,
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Key visuals already basically spoiled who lives and who dies (as if it ain't fairly obvious):
 
Apr 1, 2016 7:57 PM

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Wow Its going to take some time to get use to the large cast... well it might not even be worth it if they start dropping like flies.

Aside: Hold up were they singing a variation of Solomon and Grundy?
 
Apr 1, 2016 7:57 PM

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Oh! I got "Another" vibes with this. I sense like we'll be having deaths every episode. Hope my heart can handle the "scare".
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Apr 1, 2016 8:06 PM

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This anime is promising. I love the atmosphere and setting, it reminds me of the horror anime I love! Can't wait to see more.
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:14 PM

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Watched the subbed version, and I feel it was a terrific pilot. We already have insights to most of the characters but it will be very interesting to see how things take a turn in the future. Loved the intense back ground music which was used to perfection, good execution of the episode, felt smooth all the way through. Great OP, already in love with it. I agree its not the best of the visuals for the OP and ED but I like to think this as one of those shows which puts a lot of focus in the development of the plot than anything else, so its good that we have the OP and ED out already and out of the way. One to look forward all season. This could just be the break Diomedea needs to be identified as one of the top tier studios in the industry.
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:21 PM

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This felt very suspenseful-ish. can't wait for next episode~
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:23 PM

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It has my interest now it needs to not mess it up. I also hope they get to their destination soon and the whole series isn't just them making their way there. Though the ending makes it seem like they'll be there next episode.
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:29 PM

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Finally got subs.

Hmmm... Need to watch more before deciding. Not a huge Mari Okada fan but this show has potential. It didn't feel very creepy but then again, nothing major happened. I like the characters and concept but worry about how it'll play out.
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Apr 1, 2016 8:31 PM

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I'm not the only person who wishes the hippopotamus song was the OP right? ...Right?
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:31 PM

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Im loving this show already. There are a lot of characters but im already liking most of them. I have a feeling i will like Lovepon or Lion the best. And seriously these names are dumb. Like why Lovepon? Also had some funny moments. There was also hints that this might be something more psychological,which im all up for. And was anybody else happy when she threw up on the bus driver? He had it coming

When this was first announced I thought the names were stupid too, but it seems those are their screen names online that they're planning to use as new identities. I find that actually really interesting because it can kind of tell us what types of people they are based on what they've chosen
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:33 PM

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that's a lot of characters to absorb. with that large cast, they better make it good for each of them, since this one non anime show i know with a ridiculously large cast started off as a masterpiece ending a trainwreck after six seasons. hope it doesn't happen with this, but with just one cour... idk

can't wait for the next one.
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:35 PM

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On the fence about this one, it's pretty interesting however.

The talking is pretty fast, and they move through scenes like its 2x speed. Gotta keep your eyes glued to the screen for most of this episode or you'll miss a lot.
As for the characters, there tons of them. Each have their own quirks but for the most part, they are all on the crazy side. Really hasn't been any level headed characters introduced yet, but I guess we will need to see more.

Had a very eerie feel to it, it doesn't look like many of the characters are emotionally stable. And I thought one of them might start killing already.

Will keep watching, so far it's entertaining
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:36 PM

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I'm not the only person who wishes the hippopotamus song was the OP right? ...Right?


Nah, I actually quite liked the OP.
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:45 PM

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Very interested in this one just after 1 episode..alot of weird things happening. Went frame by frame for some of the scenes. For some reason this show gave off those "Another" vibes from the very beginning. The atmosphere got really tense and creepy at the end.

4/5 im a sucker for shows like these so i will keep watching.
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:47 PM

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Love the first episode, hooked me on already. A bus with group of people driving in to abandoned village at night. Perfect setting for a horror.

And plenty of suspense. The creepy feeling is everywhere with the songs they sing and stuff they talk about. I can also feel plenty of drama from these people. So far so good!
Though the massive amounts of character might hurt the show depending on if they plan on if the show wanting to develop all of them or use they as supporting cast for the MC's development.
So far, I think it might be in between where they all get a bit of development but primarily to further the main character. We'll see how it plays out.
Very promising, I'll tell my friends about this one for sure.
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:51 PM

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Damn, so many characters introduced in the first several minutes. I'm pretty sure a lot of them will start dying soon (maybe next episode?) and I was actually expecting at least one or two deaths by the end of this episode. It looks like they're using online aliases rather than their real names, which I guess explains why their names are so weird.

Well this show has my interest so far, so I hope the rest of it is decent. Also, those songs they were singing were creepy as hell........
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Apr 1, 2016 8:52 PM

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Really liking this show's tone, kinda dislike the main character though he's too obnoxious. Pretty interesting start i hope they fleshed out these 30 characters well in 12 episode.
 
Apr 1, 2016 8:57 PM

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@Shonase Thanks!

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Everyone's kinda cuckoo bonkers xD
Hayato and Lion 'seem' kinda sane.

I was like guys THIS IS A SCAM!! GTFO of there!! LOL
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Apr 1, 2016 9:05 PM
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dat old driver is epic
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:09 PM

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That's a promising start. Lots of characters with nicknames. I could feel that it is rushed. Looking forward to see the next few episodes.
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:12 PM

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I don't like this first episode at all. I get that it's just starting and everyone is strangers but they're literally just talking just to talk. There isn't any emotions and actors are just reading their lines and everything is happening all at once.
How do they expect us to remember all these characters??? Their intros were garbage. Not memorable at all

I was really excited for this show too...
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Apr 1, 2016 9:12 PM
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Dang that huge cast. The online names were funny though.

Hmm idk so far, I think the premise is interesting, but the pacing/tone changes felt really off to me in this episode. It goes from suspenseful music to hippopotamus song, and overall, just a lot of dialogue and not much breathing space. But it could be intentional, to throw us (or just me) off, starting off in such a way.

I feel like there's also some psychological aspect going on, with Mitsumune's odd...(day) dream? Hallucination? That was the creepiest part. I do like the use of the bgm though, it builds on the atmosphere and tension. The character designs are cute too (although this anime clearly isn't going to be cute). We'll see how it goes. I'm still interested as I was when it was first announced. Feels like a psychological thriller, not sure yet.
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:16 PM

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That was certainly.... Something.
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:17 PM

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that barf!!!! well i guess she had a motion sickness. . . . . speaking of it

that song. . . . . "The Unlucky Hippopotamus" and the other song which was played with the clock.
I'm getting a bad feeling a about that song. . . .

"I'll take out the evil eyes. . . "
"If I rip off your limbs,"
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Apr 1, 2016 9:22 PM

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Hmm idk so far, I think the premise is interesting, but the pacing/tone changes felt really off to me in this episode. It goes from suspenseful music to hippopotamus song, and overall, just a lot of dialogue and not much breathing space. But it could be intentional, to throw us (or just me) off, starting off in such a way.

Another part that stood out to me was when the suspenseful music kicked in when MC and Lion were alone on the bus. I was totally expecting shit to go down at that point.

Then they ended the scene. Then the very next scene was the word game. Definitely threw me for a loop.
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:22 PM

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Lol. Lion's seiyuu is airi's voice from oni chichi gg
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:26 PM

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Not bad introducing the cast all at once but I can already tell that I won't remember most of their names though xD

Really liking the little cliques that are starting to form and so far the only characters that rubbed me the wrong way are the bus driver and that one dude thats trying to be the leader

I'm curious to find out more about this village though and judging by the time and foreshadowing, I can tell that shit will most likely get real in the next episode
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:26 PM

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Pretty good start to the series.
Lot of introductions as well as some insight into a few characters.

The bus driver literally went crazy after getting pissed off.

This village seems like an interesting but ominous place shrouded with mystery, Lot of theories on it as well.

I'm not sure if they'll be able to develop all these characters within a single cour. I suppose we might see a lot of sudden deaths.

The OST along with that dark shroud across the bridge created a real tense atmosphere at the end. Hope this turns out well :D
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:26 PM

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It really is a brain game, starting with remembering all the passenger's name just by watching it once. can you?
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:28 PM

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So many characters OMG.
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:28 PM

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More than one biblical reference. We'll probably see more of that.

Interesting plot so far, but the characters all seem pretty flat. Hopefully they'll get explored.
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Apr 1, 2016 9:30 PM

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I can already feel it, some crazy shit is gonna happen.

I will say this show managed to put on very eerie vibe well! Hyped to see where this goes
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Apr 1, 2016 9:30 PM

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I expected people dying left and right already... so far I guess our mains are Mitsumune, Speedstar, Masaki, Lion and that Valkana dude.
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Apr 1, 2016 9:31 PM

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Lion best character <3


But yeah I can feel like I can already tell where this anime is going.

Some things that are bothering me :
the awkward pacing. suspensful and then not and then it is.
Like...it just doesnt feel right.

And the music. The music is different but it doesnt seem to fit the atmosphere that much

I can get over that though. Hopefully this anime wont disappoint me!
I came in with no expectations so we'll see how it goes :D
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:37 PM

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Lion best character <3


But yeah I can feel like I can already tell where this anime is going.

Some things that are bothering me :
the awkward pacing. suspensful and then not and then it is.
Like...it just doesnt feel right.

And the music. The music is different but it doesnt seem to fit the atmosphere that much

I can get over that though. Hopefully this anime wont disappoint me!
I came in with no expectations so we'll see how it goes :D

Maybe because the MC is happy go around, and Mister Nice Gut LOL
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:40 PM

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I think it's a waste to go for specific mcs in this type of show.From that you can guess ( in most cases ) who survives the most.
Way too many characters , easy to forget.
The VA was average too and op awfull.
Guess i will wait till the elimnation process and see if they have the guts to kill the mc .
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:42 PM
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It's like a cheerful atmosphere then suddenly a creepy music and then a suspense sound.

Lmao, I'm going to look forward for this one. It's giving me the 'Another' anime feels, plus that huge cast!

Doraemon, Loveporn, Narnia FTW!
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:42 PM

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HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great atmosphere. Interesting characters.

Although I have a feeling that it wont be that great.

Promising first episode.
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:43 PM

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Maybe it wont be them killing the mc but the mc killing them LOL
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:44 PM

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I got a very good first impression of jack, my early favorite. Great first episode.
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:46 PM

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Maybe it wont be them killing the mc but the mc killing them LOL

By "them" i meant the story creators.
For what i see he will ( proably ) be the " all friendly 10 episodes until he sees that you need to live for yourself " type of mc
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:50 PM

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this anime is surprisingly good
i like the soundtracks used, definitely builds up the horror/creepy/eerie feeling
so many characters, those names are weird asf i thought then realized they're online names lol
but still, they're hard to remember, so far i only remember lion and mitsumune q_q
lion is my fav so far too
 
Apr 1, 2016 9:50 PM

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Well that was something. The show's got my interest so far, and I just hope it doesn't screw it up.

The cast though, damn. Feels like Survivor/Total Drama more than anything else.
 
Apr 1, 2016 10:02 PM

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Wow, I really liked it! Excellent build-up in just one episode! Creepy nursery songs and creepy meh characters :) When the bus took the turn on the bridge, I cringed, lol.

Please, stay good. Twelve episodes seem a bit insufficient for the potential development, but let's give it some hype - it was properly earned.
 
Apr 1, 2016 10:03 PM
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I will not be surprised if it turns out to be like Agatha Christie's "And There were none" or some kind of plot twist were they are connected by something maybe all of them are criminals or some of them involved in a certain crime.
 
Apr 1, 2016 10:10 PM
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So what to say about this episode.

At first, I really liked the beginning. I didn't mind the introduction of the characters one by one. At least the writers utilized the situation they were in (pseudo tour bus like) and had the host encourage everyone to say their name and the like. You really get to see you these people are on the surface, whether they're on this trip to get away, to avoid their situations in their past, or something more, as we see in our MC, "Mitsumune." Overall, the feel of the cast and show is present and makes for a really delectable show.

I'm also glad they chose to introduce us to the complexities of Mitsumune. I'm looking forward to how the will treat his character development.

However, one thing I have to say that this episode has a problem about is prioritizing their characters and having that effect their pacing. I say this as an animator myself. So read this as a pretentious post that fuels my own ego through the power of the internet aka read it with some salt. Perhaps 3 tablespoons. There's especially one scene that I felt they just glossed over the hints of character development or character depth.

Overall, I'd recommend people to watch this and to definitely at least stick around for the next episode if this show peaks your interest. Only time will tell if the writers know what they're doing with this show.

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Apr 1, 2016 10:13 PM

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Well that was something. The show's got my interest so far, and I just hope it doesn't screw it up.

The cast though, damn. Feels like Survivor/Total Drama more than anything else.


Same. I couldn't help but remember back to TDI with all those introductions.

Really interested in how this will go. By the OP, it seems like there were will be multiple groups, but will they be fighting each other or some unknown entity. We'll see I guess.
 
Apr 1, 2016 10:16 PM

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This show shows some promise. It's got my attention but that song was just creepy... The opening song is alright and the ending song is meh. I hope this anime works out well.
 
Apr 1, 2016 10:18 PM

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Pretty average, tons of character introductions, didn't get any feeling of tension or horror so far. Lion and the Speedstar kid are my favorites so far. Dislike the MC and that vomiting girl. Hope they focus on other characters well and ramp up the tension as this goes on :/
 
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