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Jul 5, 2016 9:58 AM

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Some of the sci-fi tech in this series gave me a weird vibe, just by the way of their design. The episode felt like it's a bit all over the place but since it's the first episode, I think it will be explained better as time goes on.

Not impressed by the character designs yet though. On the other hand, the sci-fi warfare theme works well so far with the character roles so I am alright with that element.
Jul 5, 2016 12:02 PM

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At first it feels more like a musical-type anime with some "pretty" male Idol in it. Not to mention that 6th Unit member seems to love more like "obsessed" with music that much. And their transformation suit seems pretty simple, just like in the Accel World.
Jul 5, 2016 12:08 PM

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This anime only character is a bad idea, what a mess I played the game and I don't even know what they're trying to do with this...
Also the 6th member is supposed to be Hijiri, the one inside the capsule is the heroine Akira.
I will have to wait and see for now but I don't have much hope for the anime.
Modified by ArtemisMeiko, Jul 5, 2016 12:27 PM
Jul 5, 2016 12:12 PM

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Way too confusing start of the series. I'm curious to see how it goes...
Jul 5, 2016 12:18 PM

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that episode was a trainwreck.

They tried to squeeze so many things into one episode, resulting in a so many wasted moments.
But that's just one opinion.
Jul 5, 2016 12:23 PM

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I'm pretty sure that the mc screamed Xechs(not scared) at the end.
Jul 5, 2016 12:37 PM

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I hate mecha and action so this was kinda boring but

dem seiyuu

will stay for that reason

the OP sounds cool but mah boi KENN rocked the fuck out of the ED.


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Jul 5, 2016 12:47 PM

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new power rangers anime!!! watching it for the trainwreck potential.
Jul 5, 2016 12:54 PM

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Yay@@ for the power rangers! Haha

Jul 5, 2016 1:51 PM

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That was really confusing... Did they ever introduce the characters?
Jul 5, 2016 2:43 PM

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none of what happened went in my head, I stopped paying attention

Jul 5, 2016 2:57 PM

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boring... :/ also the chara designs feel so old style... i guess i'll try watching a few more episodes to see how it goes tho
Jul 5, 2016 3:01 PM
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There are better anime out there this season fa sho.
Jul 5, 2016 3:29 PM

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Loved the Opening and Ending song
Jul 5, 2016 4:23 PM

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I probably shouldn't have been laughing as much as I did trying to watch this.
Jul 5, 2016 5:26 PM

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Woah... this is new. I've never seen a show that managed to average below 6 after just the first episode.
That said.... yeah, it was pretty Power Rangers-ish, and not in a good way. It feels like they tried to stuff in as much exposition as they possibly could to try and build a mystery out of the show, and failed miserably at it.
Laughed so hard when he stuck his earphone jack into his hand and transformed in the OP.
Get the feeling that this is gonna be more of a "Musical Power Rangers: the angst and drama-filled CW version" show.
Jul 5, 2016 5:53 PM

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nice OP & the BGM wasn't half bad either but aside from that , this first episode's been boring , totally expected & empty . that was pretty low on explanarions , their transformations kinda suck too i mean they're almost all the same but with different colors .
Jul 5, 2016 5:53 PM

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It was quite confusing and bad. It was pretty Power Rangers-ish!
Jul 5, 2016 6:16 PM

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Jul 5, 2016 6:19 PM
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Isn't this an Otome game adaptation? Why does it seem like guy's the MC? It doesn't make any sense
Jul 5, 2016 7:15 PM

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There are days when I wonder how do animation studios work.
Are there any QCs?
Are there any people who can openly say "Hey, we done something so bad that we should never show it".

I do understand budget constraints.
I do understand when source lacks of originality.
But wasting money to make a trainwreck of a story I do not.
Jul 5, 2016 8:10 PM

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Looked pretty typical with character design, posturing, kid protagonists etc. aimed at the normal kid audience for anime. The crappy art will lose it a lot of American fans.
Jul 5, 2016 8:58 PM

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that was rather surprising, for a reverse harem anime that is, I was fooled at first and thought the blond girl was the main female lead and that actually was surprising in a way as I'm used to girls with barely any lines or any presence in reverse harem that surprise was a happy one tbh, turns out she's a supporting character, I hope the real one won't disappoint me ! even the story was surprisng tho, I thought it was a musical at first lololol so confusing from the start, I wonder what more is awaiting us xD
Jul 5, 2016 10:08 PM

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Uh.. what is this supposed to be? Tossing around huge numbers of unexplained terms in the very first episode is not a good sign.
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Jul 5, 2016 10:58 PM

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This could be a good show... only problem is that I have no idea what the fuck is going on and it can't seem to decide if it wants to be serious or comedic
But I'm not going to completely judge it by the first episode.
Jul 6, 2016 12:03 AM
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Not the best reverse harem I've seen but it still has enough time to redeem itself but Damn Yosuke is fineeeeee and he's voiced my Suzuki Tatsuhisa one of my favorite Seiyuu's so his character will sound sexier !!!!

First episode 8/10
Jul 6, 2016 2:08 AM
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So it's about Kamen Rider going Power Ranger route.
Jul 6, 2016 4:50 AM

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Bad character designs, bland backgrounds and really bad action scenes.
Yeah, I'm not watching anymore of this.
Jul 6, 2016 5:50 AM

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the only good thing from this show id the ed song.....and too much laughing from watching this lol ah my tears :"D
Jul 6, 2016 6:53 AM
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....what just happened?
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Jul 6, 2016 8:35 AM

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I don't understand anything that happened in the first episode or why it happened. This was just..awful, I really hope the second episode is better. Better character introductions, what the anime is all about ect.

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Jul 6, 2016 9:07 AM
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This is likely the Seisen Cerberus of this season.
Jul 6, 2016 9:35 AM

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i've been looking forward to this because of the seiyuus. i haven't played the origin game before so i have no idea what i was going to see (all i knew was it was idols and aliens?? lol) but i'm not disappointed. aside from the angst (which i dont mind) i just wish it was explained more for people like me who might be confused lol overall it was pretty fun, definitely left so many questions in my head though which i wish would be answered in the next episode!!
Jul 6, 2016 10:48 AM

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WHAT A NICE ART WOW. I didn't see that kind of animation and art since a long time. Reasonable amount of CG, vehicles l, planes, monsters are not in 3D. Well, for me it looks very good. Unlike to Taboo Tattoo for example which looks worse than shit.

Story feels rushed as hell. I hate reverse harem, but It's not that bad for drop (for now) , and I hope that we get explanation in next episodes. For now, the art and animation is a enough reason to watch it for me.

Szadek23 said:
bland backgrounds .

What are you talking about? Bland? Hand drawn, beautiful backgrounds are bland for you, really?

People nowadays has no sense of art at all.

Modified by rsc-pl, Jul 6, 2016 3:05 PM
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Jul 6, 2016 3:56 PM
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Ugly character design, derivative story, and ridiculous typo in the title. Is there really nobody in the whole of Japan who can proofread their English?

And I loathe the cliche brooding hero.
Jul 6, 2016 6:15 PM
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So confusing that it became boring,absolutely awful
Jul 6, 2016 8:56 PM
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Was I watching Power Rangers? lol
Jul 7, 2016 4:28 AM
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The art was nice in my opinion....but the animation....woah..... When the truck went around the corner in like.....4 frames, I was thinking to myself :: Am I watching some sort of slide-show?

Not to mention the whole setting of this first episode...It rushed so many thing, I don't even know where to start. And I'm not even going to try...

As mentioned before, it really has a power-ranger vibe -- in a bad way.

I rate this episode 4/10. But will watch episode 2 nonetheless. Everybody deserves a second chance....but if the next episode isn't much better, I'll drop this show...
Jul 7, 2016 4:49 AM

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The character designs when they transform are really simple and not appealing. The start was a bit confusing, but I'll continue watching it.
Jul 7, 2016 6:15 AM

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Well, at least it's not as bad as Taboo Tattoo. I'll give both shows at least 3 eps before deciding whether to drop or keep. Their power rangers costumes could use a bit more to be interesting, but it wouldn't surprise me if they got enhanced transformations as the series goes on. I just can't figure out if they're supposed to also be a band or if just 2 of the guys just happen to have instruments.
Jul 7, 2016 8:30 PM

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Drop kicked to the was this shit.
Jul 8, 2016 2:05 AM
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valvravetruth said:
I'm pretty sure that the mc screamed Xechs(not scared) at the end.

No, he said "sekishou" ( 紅傷) which means "red scar" -> scar red

@ the other person who said the title was a typo... it's not lol.
Jul 8, 2016 2:19 AM

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they didn't even explain anything they just dropped right into the action
Jul 8, 2016 3:41 AM

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So its anime Power Rangers with romance
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Jul 8, 2016 4:38 PM

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Symphogear got really masculine this season.
Jul 9, 2016 12:39 PM

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Power Rangers seemed, was a very strange episode, gay scene (nothing against), OP interesting, but the story was poorly explained, did not like.
Jul 9, 2016 11:42 PM

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Seems like this is a reverse harem but not shoujo...which I dont think I've seen much of before.

I didnt really think much of this. I'll give it a few more episodes I think
Jul 10, 2016 5:04 PM

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It's like a bad Kamen Rider parody.
I will be watching this.
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Jul 10, 2016 5:07 PM

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sugawarakoushi said:
valvravetruth said:
I'm pretty sure that the mc screamed Xechs(not scared) at the end.

No, he said "sekishou" ( 紅傷) which means "red scar" -> scar red

@ the other person who said the title was a typo... it's not lol.

Whoever did the title must not have very good english grades and thought combining scar and red is a good idea.
Too bad "scared" is another word.
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Jul 11, 2016 4:00 PM

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Opening was the best thing about it but because the BFFS seiyuus Miyano and Tattsun were the ones singing.

Overvall this was super confusing and chuuni, looks like this was completely original episode and the blonde girl is so out of place lol.
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