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Apr 6, 2016 9:27 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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That was quite entertaining..

The characters in particular the expressions of Atsushi is something that I found rather fun to watch. In addition, he realizes what he's gotten himself involved in. A pretty good start with the eerie mood and supernatural powers. Atsuhi can apparently transform himself into a tiger.

Dazai Osamu is an even more interesting character so far with his philosophical talk. Very interesting. That theme song at the end is also pretty cool.

 
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Apr 6, 2016 9:29 AM

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The main guy is not welcomed even by the facility and attempting to rob in order to survive. He met Mamo's character who attempted to suicide but getting saved by the main guy. Serious co-worker Hosoya-san's character is mad while picking Mamo's character up. Special detectives with special power?! Tiger incident somehow related to the main guy and Mamo's character knew something.

lol @ reading suicide book in the dark and he already read many times. Eh, the main guy is also with the power and he can change to tiger under the moonlight... so he's THE tiger... Mamo's character can undo someone's power. Other members appeared. Interesting that the names of the ability is the works of the authors/detectives'. Mamo's character hired him.

Looks like bomb incident next. Both OP and ED aired at the end this ep. I like ED song so much.
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Apr 6, 2016 10:39 AM

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I guess I can now safely say that 4/5 of my Top 5 have delivered in the hype lol
 
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Apr 6, 2016 10:57 AM

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It was so good, all these supernatural powers sounds so interesting, the characters are all interesting, and the protagonist is on point(and the backstory too).
All seiyuus too, oh my... top notch(with the OST).

(Nice comedy with all those faces, Igarashi direction 10/10)
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Apr 6, 2016 11:01 AM

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Definitely my favorite first episode besides Re:Zero.

Loved the comedy and the powers that were showcased, the characters seem to be fun and the animation when it mattered was really good. Bones is stepping up their game recently.

Oh and not to mention the all star cast we have right now. Huge potential for this series, I see why Japan wanted an adaptation for this series.
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Apr 6, 2016 11:02 AM
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First episode didn't disappoint! :D
VAs were perfect, some really nice pieces of bgm and so in love with the art
 
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Apr 6, 2016 11:04 AM

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Funnier than I expected (dem faces), but not too over-the-top and doesn't take away from the drama. Nice.
Good music, too, in regards to both the OST and OP.
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Apr 6, 2016 11:07 AM

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This is a really good first episode it followed the first chapter of the manga exactly from what I can tell.
 
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Apr 6, 2016 11:09 AM

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I really liked this. Characters are great so far, the powers are interesting, and the music is awesome. Can't wait for more.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:11 AM

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Wow! This was excellent! The animation, the OST, the characters and their designs, the concept, I love it. It's kind of like a weird combo of Durarara, Kekkai Sensen, Darker than Black and Ouran Host High School Club (lol).
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Apr 6, 2016 11:12 AM
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Bones really have done a fantastic job with the shows they've got going on this season, both had a very solid premiere episode, had a very good balance between Action and comedy. I'm so glad this is scheduled for two-cours.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:18 AM

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the climax was good but addition of the slight comedic relief i think should be toned down more. Stray dogs reminds me about the duo from cuticle detectives but adds that hamatora layer into it as the shell we see.

I'm digging what its dishing out but not completely sold as the teaser did make seem more serious than what we saw this episode
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:20 AM
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Rather unimpressed but the action scenes are good,think the series would be better off without the "comedy."

 
Apr 6, 2016 11:22 AM

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i didn't expect this series to have so many comedic moments, but i don't mind in the slightest. pretty good episode i guess, this series seems quite promising.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:22 AM
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The anime so far fixes some of my issue that I had with the manga, making it more tolerable and more enjoyable than I actually had with the manga (which were none)

Bones does know how to nail the coffin a lot with their shows. Good Game Bones.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:24 AM
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This was my most anticipated show of the season and it did not disappoint. I love the manga and I can't wait to see more of the characters (especially Yosano) animated.

Side note: Studio Bones has been nailing their OST this season, from what they've shown.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:29 AM

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Very nice, clean art, and the characters have some appeal, but I don't think I'm going to continue watching this one. There's nothing necessarily wrong with it. I'm just not connecting with it. The story and humor don't suit my (possibly narrow) taste.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:32 AM

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The fact that the characters are named after known authors and their abilities are named after their works makes this even better.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:34 AM

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I like how this anime immediately shat on some common anime tropes.

Main isn't immediately shown to be a complete dumbass.

The whole yaoi Black Butler crap got its face dropped on the floor.

It also went Soul Eater on me all of a sudden which I didn't expect at all, I love Soul Eater's animation.

I thought it was gonna be very serious, so the comedy really got me by surprise too.
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Apr 6, 2016 11:36 AM

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Im seeing, Im seeing...
Baccano x Durarara x Pandora Hearts
"I lost all of what you could call feelings of love. They weren't sealed, so they can't be released. They weren't broken, so they can't be fixed. That which is lost, cannot be recovered." Shiba Tatsuya
"There are no regrets. If one can be proud of one's life, one should not wish for another chance." Saber
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Apr 6, 2016 11:37 AM

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I loved the comedy vibe and the character designs + the animation. The tiger form was amazing.
First ep goes full 5/5 imo.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:37 AM

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The ending hint so many things about the relations of the characters.
Interesting.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:46 AM

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The first episode was quite interesting!

The comedic moments were funny!
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:50 AM

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Dazai's personality is just amazing.

The fact that the cast is based on actual authors makes me so happy.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:51 AM

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Top notch comedy. I laughed good.

Atshushi is the Tiger, huh.

Splendid OP and ED.
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Apr 6, 2016 11:52 AM

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Character designs look great and the comedy is hilarious. Those face expressions are too funny. Voice cast is top notch.
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:53 AM

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This is unexpectedly good.... ^^
 
Apr 6, 2016 11:57 AM

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Reeks of generic shonen especially with that typical shonen comedy, I expected a more mature approach when I read the synopsis, oh well.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:00 PM

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I actually really liked this, even though I would've loved it if they toned down the silliness a bit. The OP and ED were amazing though, specially the latter.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:02 PM

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the char designer is trying a bit too hard on their outfits imo
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:08 PM

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i can feel the fujoshi about to ruin the show's premise just to focus on the dazai/atsushi relationship...

but nice episode. really nice animation, as expected from bones.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:12 PM

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That flashback with the orphanage was so forced lmao.

Some good animation overall nice. Seems interesting so far

 
Apr 6, 2016 12:18 PM

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Those detectives are eccentrics with weird behaviors.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:18 PM

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I have a feeling this will be my favorite series of the season. The animation is gorgeous and I like their take on the shounen superpowers premise. Good stuff definitely (the comedy actually works for me here, unlike many other series, but I guess that's a matter of taste).
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:19 PM

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that certainly didn't feel like a seinen and was also too tryhard.

not expecting much
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:20 PM

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What a great fucking episode, it surpassed my expectations. The animaion was smoother than I thought it would be, the music was better, it was funny and just really well done overall.

If this quality keeps up it'll be one of my absolute favourites for sure.

Homosexual undertones btw.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:22 PM

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Drake1000 said:
Reeks of generic shonen especially with that typical shonen comedy, I expected a more mature approach when I read the synopsis, oh well.


Idk if you read the manga but this was a really good adaptation imo.

It is a comedy after all.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:23 PM

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Thought this was pretty average as far as first episodes go. Didn't really expect is to have so many comedic moments, but I can't say I found the humor to be particularly funny. Looks like it has some decent potential at least.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:34 PM

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It was entertaining.
lol Suicide Fetish
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:35 PM

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Another pretty good series, this season already turned out to be much better than I expected and there is still few more shows to go.

It's hard to grade this anime in general though as after first episode all I know about the story is that the show will be about detectives with super powers.

Where the story will go from now on is uncertain but the show looks good, have good characters, have good voice actors doing those characters. OST is good as well. There is definitely a lot of promise.

Once again, now that the set up is done, show me the story.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:42 PM

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tbh, i don't really like the atmosphere in this series. not dislike or hate it, just okay with it but.....it's kinda weird. probably because of the character. too many boys with that kind of personality and it makes me sick LOL....
overall i like the episode. it was interesting i guess ? :D action not really that hype to me, just a good one. animation looks really great imo. and for me ED song is more better than the OP song. i can't say i enjoy it so much, just enjoy it.......

Suicide Fetish tho...that is new to me xD
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Apr 6, 2016 12:43 PM

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Another pretty good series, this season already turned out to be much better than I expected and there is still few more shows to go.

It's hard to grade this anime in general though as after first episode all I know about the story is that the show will be about detectives with super powers.

Where the story will go from now on is uncertain but the show looks good, have good characters, have good voice actors doing those characters. OST is good as well. There is definitely a lot of promise.

Once again, now that the set up is done, show me the story.


At this pace it'll be a few episodes more until the story really gets going.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:43 PM

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I just wanna say I really love the character design,they all look so gorgeous. And I already love Dazai lmao.
I liked that they showed both the OP and ED,they are pretty nice. Ah and the OST- I'm already loving it.
The ED had some gay vibes tbh which is a +1
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:46 PM

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AMAZING! Atsushi and Dazai will make a great pair.
The setting is intriguing with supernatural added in the mix.
I enjoyed the humor at the diner. Kunikida and Dazai are quite the Yin and Yang.
Looking forward to the mysteries this team encounters.
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Apr 6, 2016 12:46 PM

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I really enjoyed this episode and it certainly didn't disappoint.
Bit more comedic than I thought it'd be but it didn't take anything away from the 'seriousness' of the show either.
I thought the animation quality was fantastic. Especially with the scenery









 
Apr 6, 2016 12:47 PM

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Funny first episode. I'm watching this for sure ^_^
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:48 PM

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Lol their abilities are named after their own titles.
An easy watch, I liked it and there's silly faces but the art style itself is great.
Liked it more than Joker Game too, not that they are comparable at all but I make a little personal ranking list and yeah...

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the char designer is trying a bit too hard on their outfits imo

An outfit that tries hard is better than an outfit that doesn't try at all imo.
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Apr 6, 2016 12:49 PM

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This excels when it isnt trying to be funny. I find it to be interesting when it tackles the serious moments. The biggest fault with this episode is a bunch of repetition. I get it we were supposed to feel bad as well as connect the tiger and kid together but it was way too spoon-fed. Idk how many times they shoehorned the same scene about him being useless or what not. It didnt take long to realize he was the tiger. You literally dont have to be a detective to know this lol. But back to my previous, the comedic moments were a bit out of place. This is classic Bones behavior however so I'm used to it. Wish they would keep the comedy and serious moments separate rather than simultaneously position them within the same minute.

The story doesn't seem that unique, I get the same Kekkai Sensen vibes. Kid got powers, we let him join our group.

Overall I am just being critical because this show excels in so many other places. If this show isn't just the seasonal fluff, and looking by the effort put into the product, it shouldnt be treated as such. So its good to be critical about good things so you dont end up clouding your judgement just because this isnt the standard, but the exceptional. Im looking forward to the next episode. 4/5.
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:49 PM

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Didn't think I would like this that much.

Meh opening, good ed

4/5, looking forward to the next ep
 
Apr 6, 2016 12:53 PM
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Well Done Bones!

They adapted first chapter perfectly.
Yeah it's get some Durarara/Kekkai Sensen vibes.
Their power was unique, Dazai also was eccentric character (really perfect for Mamoru Miyano)

And Best Girl, Yosano!!
I can't wait for her in action, she is really amazing woman in manga.

Don't worry people this series will get a very serious story when


Can't wait for
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