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Mar 10, 5:22 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Ouch, the supply line got hit.

Pretty tense episode. We got siege, bombardment, and Tanya trying to put her effort in to hold back their enemies. The technology part caught my interest as well seeing how they got rockets at their arsenal. Not many episodes left but I think this one had a good feel of psychology to it.

The Shock and Awe strategy sounds straightforward but looks to be difficult to pull off.

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Mar 10, 8:01 AM
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That doctor's entrance.

I see that the anime adaptation is rolling in even more WW2 events into the show, though I suppose that particular aspect doesn't deviate from the novel since (if I recall correctly) there is LN art of the Empire fielding a Schwerer Gustav, which is also WW2 tech.

Interesting to see the return of Tanya's internal struggle too. Last couple of episodes sure made it seem like she was going all gung-ho into her new role, but now we're seeing the facade crack a little.
 
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Dammit Tanya, do you really have to think about being X ugly face, however he looks like at that moment?
Now she gets to ride a rocket?! That's pretty exciting. >_<
 
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Mar 10, 8:25 AM
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This chapter was intense in many ways, both tactical and deploymentwise. She finally realized her plans of advancing in the rear lines are not a possibility anymore. Is this the first step towards desperation Being X was trying to inflict her?

I lol'd at the end of the chapter.
 
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Good episode as always, was mostly just buildup though.

Pretty interesting plan the empire has going on here, hopefully they can pull this off and possibly end the war.

Looks like Tanya's unit had a lot of causalities during the fake retreat segment of the plan contrary to most of their battles before where they pretty much steamrolled the enemy.

The scientist dude is back and Tanya is not happy to see him. XD
Pretty bold plan to assault the enemy HQ using a rocket-mage infiltration, here's to hoping Tanya and her team can pull this operation off.
Tanya is still out to show Being X who's boss. xD

Next episode is gonna be super action packed and I am so looking forward to it.
 
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So now we got V-1 missiles that were used in the last years of our world's WW2, huh? Kinda interesting that the numbers of the V-1 missiles in Youjo Senki actually matches the number of them that were first launched during the WW2 (10 were launched).
 
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The doctor's entrance scared me.

 
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Good episode as always, was mostly just buildup though.

Pretty interesting plan the empire has going on here, hopefully they can pull this off and possibly end the war.

Looks like Tanya's unit had a lot of causalities during the fake retreat segment of the plan contrary to most of their battles before where they pretty much steamrolled the enemy.

The scientist dude is back and Tanya is not happy to see him. XD
Pretty bold plan to assault the enemy HQ using a rocket-mage infiltration, here's to hoping Tanya and her team can pull this operation off.
Tanya is still out to show Being X who's boss. xD

Next episode is gonna be super action packed and I am so looking forward to it.
I'm scared for everyone man lol
 
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Mar 10, 8:37 AM

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Tanya's battalion suffered heavy loses due to the fake retreat. The action was intense. The doctor's entrance made me jump. Tanya wasn't happy to see him. He developed a rocket so she can get to the enemy's line faster. Here's hoping she and her team pulls off the operation.
 
Mar 10, 8:50 AM

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well the mad scientist ..returned again...
 
Mar 10, 8:54 AM

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I guess not even Tanya-sama could outsmart a potato kek

Wasn't expecting to see V1s used in thie anime but I don't mind. Looked pretty epic if nothing else
 
Mar 10, 9:05 AM
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that romance sene was kinda adorable
 
Mar 10, 9:27 AM

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Class 1 Combat Medal and War Injuries Medal for eating a rotten tomato, I thought he was hit in the stomach when he screamed lmao.

Tanya should learn a thing from Warrant Officer Teyanen, she wouldn't be in the frontlines right now if she only ate that potato.
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With the doctor's appearance I thought we'd also see Being X blessing the new vehicle or something...

If Tanya succeeds in this mission, which I believe she will, she should be given a medal.
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Mar 10, 9:35 AM

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Haha rotten potatoes. Tanya's voice really pisses me off xD

That was an intense episode. I'm not even sure I understood everything that was happening... I might need to rewatch it.



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Mar 10, 9:36 AM

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welp Dr.Schugel is back . damn you being X
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Well, it seems like the Empire have made major, major steps towards winning this war, especially if they already have V-1 rockets in an era where trench warfare is still a major thing by the looks of it. Still, with three episodes still to go, it surely can't go as well as they're all expecting, as I simply cannot see Being X allowing it, considering how He has acted so far. In any case, it should be interesting to see where this goes in the final few episodes, at least.
 
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[quote=Tokoya message=49932455][quote=Lelouch0202 message=49932397]Looks like Tanya's unit had a lot of causalities during the fake retreat segment of the plan contrary to most of their battles before where they pretty much steamrolled the enemy.

nope, not really.
no one dies actually.
Tanya only lose one of her troops

and... its not because of being shot down by bullet or explosion or artillery spell
but...
it's all thanks to a rotten potato

I didn't see that shit coming WTF XD
how hilarious Lol
 
Mar 10, 10:23 AM
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i cant wait for the next episode (:
 
Mar 10, 10:27 AM
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that insert song, Sensen no Realism is freaking Awesome!
it fits so well on that scene
Love it so much!

but, I kinda smell death Flag here-_-
seeing those flashbacks and stuff from Tanya. IYKWIM

I felt so anxious
 
Mar 10, 10:28 AM

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I need a 25 episodes spin-off of the scientist's daily life. I just need it.

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that romance sene was kinda adorable


And with one guy fucking dying next to them. Yes, adorable.
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Forcing comedy into serious show doesn't mix well often (looking at you, Drifters...) but the rotten potato scene is hilarious no doubt!!

So Tanya is heading for an assault to Not-French HQ... expecting Not-UK to send Anson to intercept Tanya...
 
Mar 10, 10:38 AM

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Fake retreat works and the empire is out smarting the republic to a checkmate.
The V-1 scene was dope.

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I love this series. It's a unique blend of military otakuism, war drama and fantasy with a dose of comedy sprinkled in for good measure. I cannot help but thinking that Tanya's seeiyu must have had a blast doing this role. It must have been hard not to burst out laughing with some of those lines she delivers.

That doctor feels like he's based on Dr. Strangelove. Just as completely bananas but more over the top. Bringing in a WW2 V1 weapon in a WW1 setting is just crazy.
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Noesnecesario said:
I need a 25 episodes spin-off of the scientist's daily life. I just need it.

KDEKiller133 said:
that romance sene was kinda adorable


And with one guy fucking dying next to them. Yes, adorable.


He's the one that was poisoned by the rotten potato probably... LOL.
 
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The rotten fucking potato killed me xD
 
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At this point, i will definitely be sad when Weiss and the Second Commander die.
 
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The scene when Visha was talking to the blonde soldier was funny... mostly because Taiyanen was agonizing in the same very room. By a rotten potato, no less.

The mad scientist return was the highlight of the episode.
 
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This episode was really a blasting!!! Watching this anime, now I was able to get it what's actually going on! super hype for next episode!!!

Hope we can get a extremely pleasing ending! {actually i am looking forward to a cliffhanger ending}
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Great episode.
Loved that mad scientist entrance and that soldier being lost because of a rotten potato.
HA! Damn you sonzai X! I bet you're the one who did that don't you.
 
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I'm no expert, but I don't think V1s or V2s were ever used in a similar historical operation, mainly because of the issues Tanya raised, although there are certain other scenarios where troops are launched / ferried quickly with some type of rockets.
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I wish this series was longer.
 
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I kinda hope this operation won't go as smoothly as planned
 
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Poor Tayanen, got rekt by a rotten potato.
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"Never thought I'd lose one of my men to a rotten potato."

Though he was hit in the stomach - unexpected ending



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Fake retreat works and the empire is out smarting the republic to a checkmate.
The V-1 scene was dope.

MAD SCIENTIST IS SO COOOL




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Getting boring, somewhat interesting MC doesnt change the fact she never loses, and her squad didnt lose even one member in battlefield, this is just too boring to care in long run.
 
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It was pretty funny, yet fucked up at the same time, to see Grantz and Viktoriya sharing a laugh while there was a guy in agonizing pain right next to them. Turns out it was just a rotten potato lol.

The next episode should be epic and full of action, based on the way this episode ended.
 
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After that ending, I'm expecting that the next episode will have some good action.


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I do not like speed, I definitely would not get inside one of those rockets.

Tanya has it pretty rough, she wants to be in one place but because of her success she keeps getting pushed further away from it.

Are we about to see some romance between Viktoriya & the other officer? forgot his name.
 
Mar 10, 6:45 PM
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A quasi filler episode, but that was too be expected. However, one this is really funny - that Dr. Schugel seems to be the only one who can really make Tanya disconcerted
 
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That rotten potato ahahah

 
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I like how it seems that Rerugen and Tanya have begun to respect each other since they think so much alike. I only really believed it when he said he'd pray for her, (and no, I'm not shipping)
 
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Reverberate said:
After that ending, I'm expecting that the next episode will have some good action.

Same and I am sure it will. This episode was very much one dedicated to the build up.

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Dammit Tanya, do you really have to think about being X ugly face, however he looks like at that moment?
Now she gets to ride a rocket?! That's pretty exciting. >_<
I thought similarly, but it is obviously foreshadowing and building up to next episode where Being X will make his grand return.

Can't wait for next week as per usual. Youjo Senki has been a great surprise this season.
 
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I thought similarly, but it is obviously foreshadowing and building up to next episode where Being X will make his grand return.


I am 50/50 on Being X's return. Since this is 9, 10 will be Tanya's great triumph. 11-12 will be when someone she respects (one of her team) gets killed by the Norden fellow. At that point I think Being X will return, but it will only serve to drive Tanya even more into her course of action.

Just guessing of course. Have not read beyond what the first novel in English has, but that seems to be the mood, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist (though we have one!) to know who had several "death flags" raised against him.

That said, great series. It is just so much fun. Tanya's "writing to the deceased parent's letter" was a brilliant misdirection.

As for the people saying that her not losing members this episode makes the story boring. Dear god, are you all idiots? Given how many times Tanya has said she did not expect "her" soldiers to be sniped, this is about the biggest effing flag in existence. How could you have missed it? Having one of her soldiers die too early would not only cause Tanya to reconsider too early, but it would oppose what "Being X" had planned for her.
 
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Not much happened, mostly build up for the next few episodes most likely. The climax of season 1. Pretty excited.
As for the guy screaming stomach. At the time I thought he was shot there. Apparently it was a rotten potato. lol hilarious. Who would of thought. No wonder why the other troops were fairly casual. Except the ones attending him acted like it was life and death.
What kind of potato gets you sent back for long term treatment. Better be infected with some deadly bacteria. Or his immune system is just that bad. Eat some more citrus fruit man.

The plan is straight forward but the execution feels very risky. Betting on untested technology, small group of special forces, minimal territory to retreat to should it fail. And by the looks of it, they are betting everything on this so probably not much chance of recovery should this fail. A literal decisive battle as they called it. It is very overly complicated in sequence based on how they described it. Too dependent on a few small assets. Limited mutual support for each part of the plan.
And not everyone seems confident, evidence that they do not have the required advantage to make such a bold move tbh. But high risk high reward. Art of war says no to that. Though many famous generals sure likes to gamble. Sounds like the Japanese Midway battle plan and we all know how that ended.

Being aggressive is required but being reckless is not.

None of this sounds good. It can work but rarely do a plan go perfectly and this doesn't seem to allow much room for errors. Sooo... ehh practically speaking it is going to fail big time. Maybe pray to being X? Though I doubt he would want the war to end that quickly.

Well seems like being X sort of wins. Such a plan would force her to try and believe in God for a victory. Should she not it will fail and it continues. No loss, only gain. Well contrary; Tanya will probably just become more adamant in opposing him. So based on Tanya's personality, there is in fact some loss, but I doubt she can get much more rebellious than that though.
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Hell yeah! Suck my capitalism, Being X!
 
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One episode per week isn't enough!

That was pretty much a suicide mission. Usually I am okay with any show killing their characters (main or sub) but I hope Tanya survived through this mission so we can have season 2..

Or actually I have another thought. If I was the producer and I wasn't sure that the series might be well liked.. I probably do 12 episodes and gauge response but it's more than okay to kill the main character in this 12 episodes to rife things up. If sales were good then they can adapt the LN for good just like FMA. Idk :P
 
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Gets rekt by a rotten potato, earns Class 1 Combat Medal and Long Term Injuries Medal.... also gets to retire from the fight....
Can't tell if Warrant Officer Teyanen is lucky or....... XD

Love the battle, and the BS retreat that they made. The mad doctor appearing again in spectacular fashion was hilarious as heck too.

Looking forward to seeing the conclusion of this mission though, since it should signal the change of historic events in her timeline compared with ours.
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Getting boring, somewhat interesting MC doesnt change the fact she never loses, and her squad didnt lose even one member in battlefield, this is just too boring to care in long run.


I'm sure she lost almost half of her troops already?
 
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This episode lacks action department!
But the ending music fits! (the ED last episode)
V-1 rocket huh speed 1.5 Mach huh!?
4/5.
 
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