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Jul 8, 8:50 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Good OP song, definitely had a good amount of production quality poured in. It has montage of most of the main leads too.

Loved the action sequences and although it still felt like a talky episode in the second half, it did establish its principle cast. Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki is starting to become my favorite in this series now. He brings in a brighter mood into the show and even has a GUN. Pretty balanced episode. The ending gave me some thrills.
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Jul 8, 9:16 AM

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The episode took way too long to introduce the characters, it was super dull and there was almost no OST playing for minutes. The last few minutes of the episode were great though, so they made up for it a little. The ED was alright.
 
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Cool Mucchan (Mutsunokami) has arrived finally he managed to controlled a gun now. Yagen attack moves are too fast and im so happy They are introducing too long I thought its their honmaru but its inn..
kiya Yagen introducing himself is too funny😍😍
I dont have any idea what is that foreingner saying, but its pretty useful in the story to think that the ship will be exploding and gonna start a war in tht ship😍as expected from ufotable still Tsurumaru is not still appearing they are only 5 and cant wait to use the team 1 the Mikazuki team Oodenta, Namazuo, Manba, Sohayano😚😚

the ending is expected to be a sad song.Plus their masters like Oda, Sakamoto appeared in the ending video. of course Its Kalafina after all.
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Well, It Took Long For The Introduction of the characters >.<
The OP Was Good and The ED too >.<
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It wasn't a bad episode

Better than the first one for sure
 
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Great ED and OP (Sounds like Kalafina for the ED)

Episode was pretty fun, good introductions all around, amazing and tense action sequences and great visuals from beginning to end
 
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This pacing feels quite draggy for me ..
 
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The OP was good but I didn't like the song that much, the ED was fine.

They basically let everyone in the castle die, some great time guardians they are ts ts ts. Also, was it really necessary for them to have all these long-ass names? It'll take me some time to memorize them. So far all the characters are fine, but I'm starting to dislike the guy with the piston, he's pretty annoying.

Other than that, this was a pretty ok episode.
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The OP was good but I didn't like the song that much, the ED was fine.

They basically let everyone in the castle die, some great time guardians they are ts ts ts. Also, was it really necessary for them to have all these long-ass names? It'll take me some time to memorize them. So far all the characters are fine, but I'm starting to dislike the guy with the piston, he's pretty annoying.

Other than that, this was a pretty ok episode.


Those are the actual names of the swords, so yes.
 
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joe_g7 said:
The OP was good but I didn't like the song that much, the ED was fine.

They basically let everyone in the castle die, some great time guardians they are ts ts ts. Also, was it really necessary for them to have all these long-ass names? It'll take me some time to memorize them. So far all the characters are fine, but I'm starting to dislike the guy with the piston, he's pretty annoying.

Other than that, this was a pretty ok episode.


Those are the actual names of the swords, so yes.
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Well, not a bad episode to say the least thanks to the rather interesting second half of the episode. Definitely better than the first though but still not quite fluent, I reckon. Not a bad pick for the Op and ED but nothing noteworthy in this case. The action sequences looked quite appealing during the first half as well so that's a bonus.
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I think that was rather good than bad and a bit better than last week, but I'm still not completely sold.

In terms of action this show is still doing a good job with it's presentation. Definitely fun to watch.

I also liked the opening.
 
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Pretty decent followup episode. Action is great as always. :)

Episode was quite heavy with the introduction. so it did feel a little dull at points but it wasn't bad at all.
It'll take some time for me to recognize character by their names. It's interesting how all of them are actually the swords of various historic people.

So this time renegade army or whatever attempts to disrupt history while these guys attempt to let it flow the way it should. Let's hope everything works out well after the Renegade army's attempt to instigate war.
 
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Nice OP and I liked the ED (Of course it's because of Kalafina)

An ok episode overall. It managed to introduce all the characters and it had some good action.
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Jul 8, 11:35 AM

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Love this ep as well!
Mutsu is a GOOD BOY, he eats a lot xD
We got intruduction between the sword boi, but Yagen make it akward lol
KALAFINA ED, THEY SHOWED THE SWORDS' ORIGINAL MASTERS
 
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Overall it was pretty good. I'm looking forward to the next episode, it seems is gonna be lit.
 
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Ahh, this episode was just as I expected it to be. Interesting for the actions parts and boring/tedious for the rest until the next big thing happened. Horikawa was not focused on much in this episode so I couldn't gauge if ufotable fixed the issues I had with his characterization in the first episode ( kinda glad they didn't focus on him much ). The introduction scene felt pointless to me especially since most of the swords in that group know each other from the Citadel ( as they even pointed out in the episode themselves ) and it felt like a forced way of introducing the audience to the characters. Generic anime type introduction as well- coupled with the unnatural flow of the conversation and the character who initiated the introduction circle repeating what the person who introduced themself already said along with some added trivia - as per the usual. Was not as clumsily written as Hanamarus introduction sequences but I guess it felt extra tedious to me since I already know the characters well and it felt drawn out. Putting this under spoiler because its long.
 
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Overall it was pretty good. I'm looking forward to the next episode, it seems is gonna be lit.
 
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Nice google translate level Dutch :D "やめてください - Gelieve te stoppen", it's still funny to hear your own language in an anime, especially one like this lol
 
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I got bored. Hanamaru was more exciting.
 
Jul 8, 12:26 PM
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this anime is slow paced for sure
 
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This pacing feels quite draggy for me ..


Indeed... In this episode, I got excited only when Kane-san realised that there will be war because of the foreigner and history might be changed... he ran towards the ship, saw something happened and then, the episode ends... 😧
 
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Mutsunokami was the best part of the episode, We got to see his "Ryoma" side and the big dream to seize the world...his speech of "..the world Ryoma couldn't see....what wouldn't i give to see that?" is somehow a death flag, though..his breaking line in the game is "What...this is where I will die..? I wanted to see the world though..". Not only his cute side but the occasional glimpses of his serious side and the fact he wouldn't forgive any senseless tragedy.. God, I love my starter sword so much....

Other good thing is Izuminokami throughout the episode,...
 
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at least some of a dialogues are nice like this one

 
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another zestiria, ufotable level graphic and then nothing else
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Anybody else feel a lacking of a real (Not cannon fodder) villain?
 
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Anybody else feel a lacking of a real (Not cannon fodder) villain?

The only villains in the Touken Ranbu franchise are the Historical Retrograde army- the things you see the team attacking. There is no main single person behind it as far as we know.
 
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This episode was boring, not because there wasn't much action after the beginning, but it was just filled with introductions that weren't even, imo, interesting. Again, probably because I really don't like Mutsu, and don't care for Izumi or Horikawa or Tonbokiri. Yagen was chill though, as always. Also the attempted "comedy" wasn't even humorous.

I haven't been following news on the series, so finding out that they're second unit was nice. Save the best for last I guess?
 
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Hmm maybe it's just me but I found the episode thoroughly enjoyable. Sure the introductions were long but for the most part it was quite natural since Horikawa is a newb and needed the intros. Mucchan (Mutsunokami) seemed to be the center for this particular episode and I'm not complaining because he was my starting sword (still one of my faves too).

Only issues I found from this episode aside from usual ufotable directing are what seemed like a forced conflict between Mucchan and kanesan (more of that scene when Mucchan left for the port, like that was rather random), and also yagen's more lone wolf-personality that I felt wasn't true to his persona in the source material where he was chill but still more sociable. But then again this is the 2nd episode and I'm also still waiting for Tsurumaru so we'll see how this develops I suppose.
 
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Yeah it reminds me of utawareru mono :P
 
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I enjoyed this episode a lot more than the previous one. It's good to have some other characters.

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Nice google translate level Dutch :D "やめてください - Gelieve te stoppen", it's still funny to hear your own language in an anime, especially one like this lol


Haha I know right. I never expected to hear something like that to happen when watching anime from all things.
 
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I haven't been following news on the series, so finding out that they're second unit was nice. Save the best for last I guess?


ye if they are the second unit then that means this guys on the OP video song are the first unit?

 
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I haven't been following news on the series, so finding out that they're second unit was nice. Save the best for last I guess?


ye if they are the second unit then that means this guys on the OP video song are the first unit?



Yup. Mikazuki's group is the first unit but they probably won't be introduced until later on in the series unfortunately 😭
 
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ye if they are the second unit then that means this guys on the OP video song are the first unit?



Yup. Mikazuki's group is the first unit but they probably won't be introduced until later on in the series unfortunately 😭


ah ok, from how slow the pacing of this anime is so far im sure this will have like 20+ episodes anyway so plenty of time to introduce the first unit too
 
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j0x said:
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Yup. Mikazuki's group is the first unit but they probably won't be introduced until later on in the series unfortunately 😭


ah ok, from how slow the pacing of this anime is so far im sure this will have like 20+ episodes anyway so plenty of time to introduce the first unit too


I heard that Katsugeki is confirmed for 13 episodes but knowing ufotable it will go for another cour and add on 13 more lmao
 
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MikazukiRanbu said:
PMT1992 said:
Anybody else feel a lacking of a real (Not cannon fodder) villain?

The only villains in the Touken Ranbu franchise are the Historical Retrograde army- the things you see the team attacking. There is no main single person behind it as far as we know.
but maybe we'll get an intruder instead *cough*KBC*cough* lol waiting for it xD
 
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MikazukiRanbu said:

The only villains in the Touken Ranbu franchise are the Historical Retrograde army- the things you see the team attacking. There is no main single person behind it as far as we know.
but maybe we'll get an intruder instead *cough*KBC*cough* lol waiting for it xD


Oh yeah! I forgot about the Kebiishi but technically aren't they not bad guys? Cuz they want to keep History as it is as well. They just attack the touken danshi because they're also anomalies in the past ( BC they're not supposed to be there )
 
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MikazukiRanbu said:
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but maybe we'll get an intruder instead *cough*KBC*cough* lol waiting for it xD


Oh yeah! I forgot about the Kebiishi but technically aren't they not bad guys? Cuz they want to keep History as it is as well. They just attack the touken danshi because they're also anomalies in the past ( BC they're not supposed to be there )
ik they're not bad xD but still an intruder when something happening lol xD
Maybe we'll get tsuru from them? :/
 
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livexevil said:
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Oh yeah! I forgot about the Kebiishi but technically aren't they not bad guys? Cuz they want to keep History as it is as well. They just attack the touken danshi because they're also anomalies in the past ( BC they're not supposed to be there )
ik they're not bad xD but still an intruder when something happening lol xD
Maybe we'll get tsuru from them? :/


I feel like tsurumaru will appear the same way yagen and tonbokiri did. Saniwa just poofs him there because they need a final member and apparently tsurumaru is strong and experienced so. ( idk why they didn't send him in the first place )
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This anime has all the tools to be successful quality characters, a good concept, and lots of action and adventure! I like the direction the anime is started down in this second episode and the fluid animation of fight sequences is top notch! I can't wait to see the next episode
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MikazukiRanbu said:
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ik they're not bad xD but still an intruder when something happening lol xD
Maybe we'll get tsuru from them? :/


I feel like tsurumaru will appear the same way yagen and tonbokiri did. Saniwa just poofs him there because they need a final member and apparently tsurumaru is strong and experienced so. ( idky why they didn't send him in the first place )
hmm maybe that could be the case, but why the saniwa didn't put him in first unit if he's that strong and experienced. Maybe I just want to see how ufotable animated the saniwa summoned it/create them as human xD
 
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livexevil said:
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I feel like tsurumaru will appear the same way yagen and tonbokiri did. Saniwa just poofs him there because they need a final member and apparently tsurumaru is strong and experienced so. ( idky why they didn't send him in the first place )
hmm maybe that could be the case, but why the saniwa didn't put him in first unit if he's that strong and experienced. Maybe I just want to see how ufotable animated the saniwa summoned it/create them as human xD


Saniwa put tonbokiri in the second unit despite him being strong and experienced ( more so than the others ) and yagen has presumably been there a while so its more ufotables weird writing decisions I believe lol and same but I'm pretty sure all the swords that are in this anime have been forged already so we probably won't see now saniwa brings them to life RIP its implied that they've all been there a while save for Horikawa who is the newbie. Shit, Tonbokiri time traveled 54 times so it must have been a while.
 
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Fun episode but it was dragged out a bit. Maybe I was just to sleepy but oh well. Opening is great!
 
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This episode had some serious developement for the story and other rest 65% of the time was just manly talks (well I feel weird to watch such shounen talks in a ufotable animes)

The last minute sure gave us the mood to watch the next episode! Nice.

By the way, OP was really awesome and cool! Second of my favorite opening in this year anime.

Dont care pacing, such ufotable anime is always pleasure to watch!
 
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This entire episode was incredibly meh.
 
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I had a feeling something big and bad was about to happen the moment they started talking about the fire being spread further than before.

Could be a big war coming.
 
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Overall, this was a good episode. While not lacking in the action department, the crux of this episode was the characters' introductions and the exposition that helps newcomers get used to the premise. The animation was absolutely gorgeous, as well as the intro and ending songs. Can't wait for next week!
 
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Decent episode. Action scenes was pretty good. The character's introductions was a bit long though. Mutsunokami is quite energetic. Looks like the Time Renegade Army wants to start a war.
 
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MikazukiRanbu said:
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hmm maybe that could be the case, but why the saniwa didn't put him in first unit if he's that strong and experienced. Maybe I just want to see how ufotable animated the saniwa summoned it/create them as human xD


Saniwa put tonbokiri in the second unit despite him being strong and experienced ( more so than the others ) and yagen has presumably been there a while so its more ufotables weird writing decisions I believe lol and same but I'm pretty sure all the swords that are in this anime have been forged already so we probably won't see now saniwa brings them to life RIP its implied that they've all been there a while save for Horikawa who is the newbie. Shit, Tonbokiri time traveled 54 times so it must have been a while.
oic, bit confused with the way ufo write this off, maybe they just want to make it exicting that way with saving the strongest sword at the end lol.
Too bad..I want to see that part(saniwa forged them) :/
Yup its must been a while, actually i know why they decide to adapt tourabu with that timeline, they want to avoid inexperienced/noob saniwa trope or how he was choosed, how they can back to past etc, I think that will be too hard for ufo to write the story lol.
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livexevil said:
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Saniwa put tonbokiri in the second unit despite him being strong and experienced ( more so than the others ) and yagen has presumably been there a while so its more ufotables weird writing decisions I believe lol and same but I'm pretty sure all the swords that are in this anime have been forged already so we probably won't see now saniwa brings them to life RIP its implied that they've all been there a while save for Horikawa who is the newbie. Shit, Tonbokiri time traveled 54 times so it must have been a while.
oic, bit confused with the way ufo write this off, maybe they just want to make it exicting that way with saving the strongest sword at the end lol.
Too bad..I want to see that part(saniwa forged them) :/
Yup its must been a while, actually i know why they decide to adapt tourabu with that timeline, they want to avoid inexperienced/noob saniwa trope or how he was choosed, how they can back to past etc, I think that will be too hard for ufo to write the story lol.


Yeah ufotable is taking a lot of liberties/writing shortcuts which is why so far Katsugeki feels less like a Touken Ranbu anime adaptation and more like a ufotable anime ft. Sword boys lmao I think we can agree that ufotables writing choices for this anime are very strange
 
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