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Oct 1, 2016 7:22 AM

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Good start, I kinda like with the historical-military themes.

The pacing kinda feels like it dropped you into the middle of the story though. In the meantime, we got an alternate setting around the 1940s (WWII). I feel like there's a blend of realism and military fiction.

There's some minor service but I didn't find it distracting at all. Fine (the blonde girl) seems like an interesting character so far. I think the show has potential.
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Oct 1, 2016 9:22 AM

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Pretty impressive. Fine is a really good character so far
Oct 1, 2016 9:24 AM

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Not bad at all. Some small suspension of disbelief breakers, but I thought it was well paced and well directed. Art and animation fit the setting, and I especially like the Germanian designs. Fine is a strong lead so far.

And the yuri bait man, everyone get on board!

Oct 1, 2016 9:24 AM

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Wow. The action kicks right in at the very beginning.

Maybe they could've shown the backstory part with Izetta and Princess as children first, but this is still really good.

The characters seem likeable. There's also a little yuri bait lololol.

I guess this is a potential AOTS?
Oct 1, 2016 9:38 AM

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That was great, I loved this. Excellent start.
The first segment felt really magical, Got chills.

Art looks beautiful and the animation is crisp, The soundtrack is fantastic too.

The train encounter was really exciting to watch and that jump escape was just awesome.

I love Fine already, First episode bath scene plus she looked beautiful in that dress. <3
Love how convicted she is and the lengths she was willing to sacrifice herself in order to save her country was really respect worthy. From her negotiations with the Britannian ambassador to that audacious declaration aboard the plane in front of the enemy soldiers, She was just so cool, Inspiring even. XD

The story especially with the small nation defending itself against the all powerful empire seems very reminiscent of Valkyria Chronicles but with a more political narrative I suppose.

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to how this is gonna play out.
Also rifle broomstick FTW.
Oct 1, 2016 9:41 AM

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Surprisingly solid start, it will be interesting to see how the show works Nazi occultism into its setting and which genres it will tend to more.
Stone Ocean adaption when?
Oct 1, 2016 9:43 AM

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i can only think of suou pavlichenko when i saw that rifle
Oct 1, 2016 9:43 AM

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this was a pretty good start, i especially liked the music in this episode. the protagonist and the alternate history setting seem interesting too, looking forward to how this continues.
Oct 1, 2016 9:44 AM

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Really like the first ep. Hope, it won't get down. Also, Fine is a decent strong female lead, which is rare thing in anime.
Oct 1, 2016 9:46 AM

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Fucks brooms

Gun riding is where it's at

Oct 1, 2016 9:53 AM

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That Princess Fine surely a brave and energic person.And she have to see one of his servant dead in front of her eyes. And she WILL become stronger after it.
That thrilling moment, when the plane lose altitude and the Izetta "revived".
Oct 1, 2016 9:55 AM

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This surprised me, im honestly impressed with this first episode.

Everything was done pretty nicely and I enjoyed the scenes on the train. Most of the invasion scenes were the ones we saw in the preview and I hope the rest of the series keeps up the decent CG for the aircraft and thanks.

My favorite thing about the series is the ost, hooked me instantly and works well with the setting. Gonna keep my expectations low until I see 2-3 more episodes but this series definitely had a strong start in my opinion. I just hope it doesn't go the 'girl single handily turns tide of the war' approach.
Oct 1, 2016 9:55 AM
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Definitely off to a great start. The music sounds amazing. the animation is gorgeous, especially during the magic scenes. Story seems pretty interesting, can't wait to see where they go with it. Character designs are nice.

I do have a complaint though, the gun fire doesn't seem powerful enough. Not sure if it's sound effect or if it stems from the way it was animated, but it just didn't seem impactful enough to be something that can wound as bad as it did, let alone kill someone.

All in all a great start 8/10
Oct 1, 2016 9:56 AM

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That was a very strong start.The princess isn't an annoying and weenie brat and that makes her more likable to me.I like the setting of the WWII and the action is intense.I hope the witch will be a good character as well.Let's see their interactions next week.Maybe we will see a much more detailed flashback about their first meeting.
Oct 1, 2016 9:56 AM

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fine start. i liked my first episode of the season
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Oct 1, 2016 10:20 AM

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Oct 1, 2016 10:24 AM

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This wasn't an amazing start, but it wasn't too bad. Of course it's only the first episode so I'm not going to judge it too harshly just yet, but if it keeps this up then this show could potentially be a decent surprise in a rather lackluster season.
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Oct 1, 2016 10:31 AM

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A good start. I'm intrigued in the story for sure. I did notice a little bit of service which made me roll my eyes but apart from that this show definitely takes itself seriously, which I appreciate. I feel like this will be one of the better shows this season.
Oct 1, 2016 10:36 AM
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Again, they rewrite the history of mankind... Thanks Japan.

For my thoughts, I think I'm gonna enjoy this anime and so on. Soundtracks are god damn good and the animation look cool too.
Oct 1, 2016 10:41 AM

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Getting real tired of this yuri undertone shit.
Oct 1, 2016 10:42 AM

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so far.. a great start :D
Oct 1, 2016 10:44 AM

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what a resounding start. the art and animation are both some top notch stuff, with fines character design and the sakuga everywhere. another thing i noticed is the characters were pretty much 100% hand-drawn, which should allay some peoples worries of overused cg. the container izetta was being transported in was also quite impressively illustrated: its coloring reminded me of something out of a ghibli movie. on the character of fine: she is perhaps one of the best female leads in recent anime. she reminds me a lot of shirayuki in how resourceful and quick on her feet she is--and shes voiced by saori hayami too, to boot. she gives off a strong and independent air, and i hope thats explored more instead of relying on izetta to deus ex machina in the future. i think that might be one of this shows potential struggles. otherwise, the reimagining of world war two with fictional nations is intriguing. i personally love european history and politics especially when royalty (how scandalous) is involved.
Oct 1, 2016 10:49 AM
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I'm out.
Oct 1, 2016 10:54 AM
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Well, that was a pretty solid start !
Just hope that its not going to go downhill later. >_>
Oct 1, 2016 10:55 AM

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Promising start. It was cool how she used that gun as her broom.

Hoping to see some actual yuri, and not just yuribait.
Modified by SchwingBoner, Oct 1, 2016 11:01 AM
Oct 1, 2016 10:59 AM

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That episode was awesome. I'm not a fan of historical anime but this is quite interesting.

Thumbs up for the soundtrack (it gave me goosebumps).
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Oct 1, 2016 11:00 AM

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It was an okay start but doesn't really interest me
Oct 1, 2016 11:05 AM
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half good ...half bad...Story relies on Mc girl's.. Gonna be a boring anime ...
Oct 1, 2016 11:09 AM

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holyshit, that's actually pretty good ?!
I like the atmosphere so far
and charater design by BUNBUN, I'm sold
Oct 1, 2016 11:21 AM

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It was a good start and quite interesting!
Oct 1, 2016 11:31 AM

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I'm a sucker for historical dramas, so I'm in!
I usually don't watch anything other then Japanese dub, but I'm sure this already good show will be even a little bit better if it gets German dub in the future, like Girls und Panzer got. Guess I have to check regularly for Izetta-DVDs later on!
Oct 1, 2016 11:31 AM

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The tank models looked good but other vehicles were animated at a lower framerate, why?
Oct 1, 2016 11:31 AM
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I liked what I watch so far and Fine is a fine princess. I'm really interested in the Fine and Izetta's past though.
Oct 1, 2016 11:33 AM
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This was super good. Aots right here!
Oct 1, 2016 11:48 AM

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Pretty good first episode

Visuals and soundtrack were impressive
Oct 1, 2016 11:55 AM
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This reminded me a lot of Valkyria Chronicicles in terms of Tone and Story.
i'll keep up with it.
Oct 1, 2016 11:55 AM

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A great first episode in my opinion. Love the art in particular. Really curious to see where it goes, however.
Oct 1, 2016 11:57 AM

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Splendid first start! Some really great action pieces with the daring train escape and the eventual plane rescue of Finé by Izetta was exciting! The art and animation is really lovely, the characters are splendid and the CGI works every effectively.

WWII as a backdrop with seemingly fictional countries pretty clever but they could have been a bit more clever with the naming schemes and maybe altering the map of Europe a bit more. Renaming the countries you might as well rework the geography as well but that's a minor nitpick.

The music score is fantastic I might just be seeking this one out down the line at some point. Great start to the fall season I can't wait for more.
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Oct 1, 2016 12:04 PM

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SchwingBoner said:
Hoping to see some actual yuri, and not just yuribait.
You're going to be extremely disappointed then. You know for a fact that nothing is going to happen other than undertones to try and sell them BDs
Oct 1, 2016 12:05 PM

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Pretty good start, and I like Fine's character.

The animation was pretty nice.

One problem I have with episode is the witch. Also the episode felt a little dragged out for some reason, maybe that was my own patience. I'm looking forward to ep 2 though.
Oct 1, 2016 12:07 PM
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Good first episode. Nice animation, fantastic music. Granted I wasn't too big of a fan of guessing how the "coffin" would come into play later and being mostly correct. But I have some high hopes for this one.
Oct 1, 2016 12:10 PM

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Shuhan said:
Getting real tired of this yuri undertone shit.

This. I just want to see girls being good friends to each other but shows are always adding in yuri undertones to make them seem gay all the time. Like, you cannot enjoy a show about friendship at all.

And you always have the fandom going like this.

Modified by FlamingMangos, Oct 1, 2016 12:22 PM
Oct 1, 2016 12:11 PM

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Yes, that was very interesting (i liked how they depicted Austria so to speak, i'm german and went there often, so nicely done that)

Animation's pretty good, at some points even hella fluid.

We'll see how that goes, i liked the start.
Oct 1, 2016 12:12 PM

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This wasn't a strong start. I already have some doubts.
Oct 1, 2016 12:23 PM

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Shuhan said:
Getting real tired of this yuri undertone shit.

Hear, hear !
Hopefully its not too bad.
Oct 1, 2016 12:24 PM

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Wasn't a bad a start. I think Fine and Izetta have the possibly to be really strong characters if done right even though I do sense a bit of yuri in it (not a fan of yuri just saying). The plot was simple enough but I wish it had some sort of unique world building. Maybe they could've explain a bit more about the witches as I think that would draw people more into the story.

Overall it was decent but could've been way worse. The two main leads I think have potentially to be strong female characters if done right. The story was a bit on the simple side but I do hope the witches have a big role in it so that it would make it more interesting. Hope the story can stay decent as I am a bit worried it could have pacing issues but we will have to say.
Oct 1, 2016 12:25 PM
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Not bad, I fell in love with the main girl. Hopefully she doesn't start turning into a generic piece of shit..
Oct 1, 2016 12:25 PM

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What a kick start! WW2 theme, and quite fascinating with the background, and witch Izetta. I do love it with its realism, military fiction and the unnatural twist! tbh i really love this combo of story!

Just by 1 episode this might be one heck of a anime, i mean the animation, i most say is really beautiful, and the Sound is great and incredible designs.
diffidently will be excited about this story!
cause MAL is doing there job for once.
Oct 1, 2016 12:29 PM
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Holy shit! That episode was fucking awesome. Especially the end. No pointless expositions, no boring-ass character introductions and they put you right into the action whilst telling the viewers what's going on. Also, those WW2 tanks and warplanes are completely realistic xD.

5/5 Can't wait for more WW2 and yuri undertones xD
Oct 1, 2016 12:31 PM

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Damn! I was not expecting this to be so exciting and good! This first episode had me totally captivated, I'm super into Fine and I'm excited to see where this will go.
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