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Jul 26, 2017 5:54 PM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Went to the Crunchyroll theater showing.

Great first episode. Love the fantasy setting and overall atmosphere in this series. Also, the art and music are beautiful. Magic animation looked cool too.

Chise is so precious. Her past seems really depressing. However, her new life as Elias's apprentice is off to a good start. He's so kind and welcoming.
The situation with the aerials ended nicely. Those things are cute, but pretty damn evil lol. The proposal at the end <3
Jul 26, 2017 6:30 PM
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Beautiful. Simply beautiful. With these 3 episodes, Wit Studio so far gives me hope that they will make a fantastic adaptation of this great manga. I loved it all around. The chemistry between Elias and Chise, the world building and it's small funny moments were all a joy to watch. The OST was very fitting for the series too.

I have all the more reason to be hyped for this when it actually airs this fall. Can't wait!
Jul 26, 2017 6:44 PM
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Really like the episode... seems like a layer back magical anime! watching in theatres was fun as well.

I will definitely be watching it when it comes out in the fall season
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Jul 26, 2017 6:58 PM
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I am really loving how WIT has animated this series.

They are really doing justice to the source material.
Jul 26, 2017 7:09 PM
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This will go into my top 10 for sure.
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Jul 26, 2017 7:24 PM
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Fantastic Adaptation. It gives me hope for it in the future. Went to it in theaters and do not regret that.
Aug 5, 2017 4:49 AM
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That had to be the most boring fucking thing I've watched this summer.

Goddamn what a drag.

Dropped.
Aug 14, 2017 12:09 AM
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MC looks a lot like Shirayuki from Akagami no Shirayukihime..
Aug 16, 2017 8:16 PM
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Good anime but I think not everyone will like it. If I had to compare it to something recently, it like Dunkirk, a work of art but some might find it boring and slow as it harder to digest without thinking and focusing.

If you are jumping in looking to be entertained brain dead, this is probably not the anime for ya.
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rizuxizu said:
Good anime but I think not everyone will like it. If I had to compare it to something recently, it like Dunkirk, a work of art but some might find it boring and slow as it harder to digest without thinking and focusing.

If you are jumping in looking to be entertained brain dead, this is probably not the anime for ya.
This show is brain dead and the fact that you're comparing it to Dunkirk is outright disgusting.

5 minutes of exposition over a breakfast scene and 10 minutes of flashbacks with a character we barely care about is not good writing.
Aug 23, 2017 5:10 PM

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PeenusWeenusCaim said:
rizuxizu said:
Good anime but I think not everyone will like it. If I had to compare it to something recently, it like Dunkirk, a work of art but some might find it boring and slow as it harder to digest without thinking and focusing.

If you are jumping in looking to be entertained brain dead, this is probably not the anime for ya.
This show is brain dead and the fact that you're comparing it to Dunkirk is outright disgusting.

5 minutes of exposition over a breakfast scene and 10 minutes of flashbacks with a character we barely care about is not good writing.


You are commenting about the OVA which was shipped with the Japanese Manga volumes (6, 7, and 8) and had expected you to have read some of the manga. You are not even in the right thread and you expect people to take you seriously? Don't get me wrong the Manga or show will not be for everyone, but your uninformed opinion makes you seem ignorant.
Aug 23, 2017 5:53 PM
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Gladly, your opinion doesn't matter to those really loved it. But always must exist a hater or troll, huh?
(Though I'm sure you watched the prequel that the STUDIO made. But whatever)

Anyway, talking about the ANIME SERIES, the first chapters were beautiful. The animation was marvelous, the music magical and pleasant to the ear and the characters likeable. I loved them. Chise is simply precious (Protect her please) and Elias is awesome.
Aug 26, 2017 9:47 PM

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Watched the first 3 episodes in theatres for the Canadian premiere. The art and animation is on par with that of the OVA — jaw droppingly gorgeous. So many scenes had me with my mouth agape due to the sheer beauty of this show. Man, that forest scene... MMMMM. And of course, the characters themselves are fine AF. They look exactly like their original designs, only fully coloured and lusciously animated. Really, they couldn't have done a better job with the show's colour scheme; the vibrant palette successfully captures the series' mystical, fantastical atmosphere.

The story so far faithfully follows the footsteps of the source. It does not leave not a single scene from the original, but at the same time, isn't a panel-to-panel translation of the manga. This is a good thing. It actually felt like there is a natural flow between each scene, with a general lack of awkward scene transitions that plague manga-to-anime adaptations (still had some here and there though). This is exactly what adaptations need to strive for: being faithful to the source material while adding original bits that simple serve to make scenes connect more smoothly to each other. But there is one little gripe I have...

It has been awhile since I've read the first volume of the manga, but were those comedic scenes present in the original? If they were, I must not have noticed them or just glanced over them because they were kinda weak in animated form. I mean the abrupt scenes where you know its suppose to be a funny moment because Elias goes chibi form. They felt very out of place because they were often thrown right into otherwise serious scenes — breaking a bit of immersion whilst not even being all that funny. If they were in the manga, I assume it was not a problem because they were probably panels that were meant to be glossed over quickly. But dedicating entire sequences to them really doesn't work. The theatre was legit dead silent at some of these scenes while only chuckling at others. Definitely something that can be improved on.

But despite all that I have said about the comedy, its really not a big deal. Everything else about the show is so stellar that it can easily be overlooked. These first 3 episodes demonstrate the sheer effort and work that the studio has put into making this adaptation as great as possible, and I am fully on board this hype train.


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Aug 27, 2017 7:00 PM

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it looks great. i hope the quality does not drop from there
Sep 8, 2017 5:26 PM

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looks promising! had some mushishi vibes (great-grandpa Ginko-san?). ^^
Sep 8, 2017 10:35 PM

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looked great....hooked me up for sure....but anyways... wasn't this show aired like last year?
Sep 8, 2017 11:57 PM

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Konte said:
looked great....hooked me up for sure....but anyways... wasn't this show aired like last year?


Well sort of. The manga got a prequel anime. And the new show coming out is an actual adaptation instead.
Oct 7, 2017 9:55 AM

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Solid episode.

Great visuals, nice soundtrack, characters, and it sets up the story well with its fantasy world. 24 episodes of this pleases me greatly. I also really like Chise's role in this so far even from the first episode especially through her character chemistry with Elias.

5/5 for sure.
Oct 7, 2017 11:03 AM

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As beautiful as expected, really liked the light hearted comedy bits personally, balances the show.

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Calal-Chan said:
Konte said:
looked great....hooked me up for sure....but anyways... wasn't this show aired like last year?


Well sort of. The manga got a prequel anime. And the new show coming out is an actual adaptation instead.
Calal-Chan said:
Konte said:
looked great....hooked me up for sure....but anyways... wasn't this show aired like last year?


Well sort of. The manga got a prequel anime. And the new show coming out is an actual adaptation instead.


The 3 OAV were a prequel ? Nice to know (I thought it was some OAV to promote the anime). I assume we do not need to watch it before watching this anime, right ?
Oct 7, 2017 11:09 AM

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Why wasn't it translated as "Slay Vega"? It sounds much cooler than "sleigh beggy"!

It was a very cute and gorgeous episode, the opening felt like it went by too quickly and the art looks just as good as the prequel.

Chise and Elias are so precious ♥️
Oct 7, 2017 11:10 AM
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Rukodaime said:
Calal-Chan said:


Well sort of. The manga got a prequel anime. And the new show coming out is an actual adaptation instead.
Calal-Chan said:


Well sort of. The manga got a prequel anime. And the new show coming out is an actual adaptation instead.


The 3 OAV were a prequel ? Nice to know (I thought it was some OAV to promote the anime). I assume we do not need to watch it before watching this anime, right ?

dont need yeah, the OVAs were more for the readers of the manga than as a starting point
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Oct 7, 2017 11:10 AM

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Beautiful start.

Excellent soundtrack, beautiful art and animation and faithful to the manga. Couldn't have asked for more, job well done Wit.

Love the scene where Elias breaks Chise's shackles and I'm so happy Chise has finally found light in her dark life.

Looking forward to more greatness each week.
Oct 7, 2017 11:10 AM

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Rukodaime said:
Calal-Chan said:


Well sort of. The manga got a prequel anime. And the new show coming out is an actual adaptation instead.
Calal-Chan said:


Well sort of. The manga got a prequel anime. And the new show coming out is an actual adaptation instead.


The 3 OAV were a prequel ? Nice to know (I thought it was some OAV to promote the anime). I assume we do not need to watch it before watching this anime, right ?


Nope, you don't have to watch it. There are some mild spoilers, watch it after you get more familiar with the anime and characters.
Oct 7, 2017 11:14 AM
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DatRandomDude, rizuxizu : thanks for the information. I will watch them at the end of the anime :)
Oct 7, 2017 11:18 AM
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This is basically all i need in my life ∩(︶▽︶)∩
Oct 7, 2017 11:19 AM

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This anime is the one that I'm really looking forward to see the next episodes this fall.

Congratulations for your marriage, Chise. You may now kiss the demon with the skull on his head.

Oct 7, 2017 11:23 AM
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Ahh, would like to binge that immediately.
Oct 7, 2017 11:39 AM

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As expected. This just took a dump over everything else thats aired this season thus far. One of the best first episodes of the year.
Oct 7, 2017 11:39 AM

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As someone whose up to date on the manga, seeing that gift Elias gave to Chise again kinda hurts my heart...


Oct 7, 2017 11:40 AM

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Neat first episode, the OP is really good!

Gotta love the Elias faces.

Oct 7, 2017 11:43 AM

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So no one gonna talk how CR fucked up the maid's name?

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It's Silky!
Oct 7, 2017 11:46 AM

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Really good start, the animation was amazing and the way we were introduced to the setting so far was handled well. I also really liked the chemistry between Chise and Elias. Not really a big fan of the comedic bits though.

This was one of my most anticipated shows and it delivered in this first episode. Can't wait to see more of this soothing, calm story.
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Oct 7, 2017 11:46 AM

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Both the OP and ED are so good <3

24 episodes here we goes :O
Oct 7, 2017 11:47 AM

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That was quite an interesting episode! Elias is such a gentleman, he wants to make Chise his wife xD

The animation was very beautiful, sasuga Wit.
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Oct 7, 2017 11:48 AM
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YES. Potential AOTS right here. Wit saves anime for the first time ever.
Oct 7, 2017 11:55 AM

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I think this is gonna be my favorite anime of the season.
Great art and music and plenty of interesting magical creatures on display...oh and I'm sure there'll be some romance too.
Oct 7, 2017 11:56 AM

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One of the shows I was looking forward to watching and it's 24 episodes.

Great first episode and I'm glad Elias was the one who took in Chise. Looking forward to this.

Oct 7, 2017 11:57 AM

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Really enjoyed this episode.
The atmosphere of the show is just great, feels very magical.
Oct 7, 2017 12:03 PM

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Here we go, very good start and there's really nothing I can complain about, this is going to be an enjoyable watch.
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Oct 7, 2017 12:05 PM
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Not completely amazing but enough to be best pilot episode of the season so far.

Knowing the OVA's, i was attached to Chise already whenever they brought up the little flashes to her past. Her and Elias make a very interesting duo.

Visuals were great and the atmosphere was just as good as in the OVA's.
Oct 7, 2017 12:10 PM

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Wow this was really good..
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Oct 7, 2017 12:19 PM
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This was a really good 1st episode, both the OP and ED were good! that was a really deep anime what a great watch! now I can understand all fuss around it. totally gonna watch it. and I think this is the "Made in Abyss" of this season.
Oct 7, 2017 12:27 PM
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One of the best series of this season...nice first episode, and if you watched the Ovas, easy to understand!!!!


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Oct 7, 2017 12:29 PM

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oh boy, been waiting for it since the first OVA and it delivers!

5/5 ep for sure, great OP great ED
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Absolutely love the manga so of course I picked up the anime but... the animation is terrible. The amount of still frames... ughh. ;w;
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This episode was absolutely perfect, i'm so in love with it right now
Oct 7, 2017 12:34 PM

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And so this wonderful journey begins.
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Great atmosphere and a really interesting story...can't wait to see more!
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