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Aug 18, 2017 10:50 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Finally, this show is back.

It looks like Mahmut pays a visit to a lighthouse. One of the interesting part of this episode is his brief encounter with Glalat. I'm glad to see the show properly introducing Cyrus this episode. Definitely could be a useful ally for Mahmut.

 
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Aug 18, 2017 12:05 PM

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That was a really good episode.

The leader of the lighthouse town totally used Mahmut's appearance in their country to instigate war with the empire. While their plan was good, the reinforcements from the allied country still haven't arrived.

Was nice of Mahmut to offer to travel and negotiate for troops if necessary.

Really liked the part where he displayed his conviction to the spy dude.
Damn, I am not good at remembering names in this series. xD
 
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Aug 18, 2017 12:18 PM

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Well, the empire has the upper hand in this war and the lighthouse town's ally more likely betrayed them. It all depends on what Mahmut will do.

Cyrus seems like a total badass.

 
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Aug 18, 2017 12:20 PM

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Damn those 2 weeks break sure felt long.

Very nice episode, and a lot happened in it as well, he went to the new country, the started warring with the Empire, now locked there like rats about to be exterminated. Mahumuto also made a new good friend who will help him later on a lot.

Lets see will the Doge of Venedik honor his alliance.
 
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Aug 18, 2017 12:26 PM
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THE BALT-RHEIN CLAIMS THAT PHOENICIAN PEOPLE ARE REFUSING THEIR SENATE'S TOTAL WAR POLICY.
THEY SAY IT DOES NOT WANT WAR, BUT RATHER CAPITULATION!
I ASK YOU....
DO YOU WANT TOTAL WAR?
 
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Aug 18, 2017 12:37 PM

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The show is back. Mahmut came to a new country and he triggered a war. He couldn't do anything to stop it. With the help from Cyrus, he's going to try to secure reinforcements from the Venedik Armada. He's going to be a useful ally.
 
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Aug 18, 2017 12:56 PM
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We really do jump from arc to arc very quickly. Completely new situation now in Phoinike.
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Aug 18, 2017 2:15 PM

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Phoenicia and Venice equivalent coming into play, mahmut saying his own thoughts and it works out.
 
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Aug 18, 2017 3:51 PM

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Damn, sure took a while for this show to come back.

Decent episode. Curious to see how this conflict will resolve in the end.

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Aug 18, 2017 4:15 PM

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Arslan errr Mahumut gains an ally and it's Gieve errr Kyros.
 
Aug 18, 2017 7:33 PM

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The masterpiece anime finally came back from hiatus! Liked some of the development from MC and happy to see someone joined him! But no action displayed this episode but liked the strategic discussions stuff.

Useless uncanon stuff to mention:


 
Aug 18, 2017 8:33 PM

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I liked the setup for future events that we got from this episode and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next.
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Aug 18, 2017 11:39 PM
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Mahmut is like Absol. Once he enters a country, disaster starts...

I really like the Kulak network. It means that Mahmut will have at least one ally in every major city he goes to. Kiros's test was pretty clever. Unstable ground, Mahmut falls, and make him hang for dear life. At least Mahmut thought before speaking this time. I really like how the anime quickly brings back Mahmut's past experiences to help him with the current situation. I hope this continues on throughout the series.

Mahmut and Kiros are both right. You lose control of Centro, and Turkiye is going to get surrounded. Mahmut is loyal to Turkiye and wants to protect it, and in order to do so, he needs to protect Phoinike. Damn, I am so tempted to start playing Age of Empires again!
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Aug 19, 2017 12:07 AM
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Tarotist said:


Mahmut is like Absol. Once he enters a country, disaster starts...

I really like the Kulak network. It means that Mahmut will have at least one ally in every major city he goes to. Kiros's test was pretty clever. Unstable ground, Mahmut falls, and make him hang for dear life. At least Mahmut thought before speaking this time. I really like how the anime quickly brings back Mahmut's past experiences to help him with the current situation. I hope this continues on throughout the series.

Mahmut and Kiros are both right. You lose control of Centro, and Turkiye is going to get surrounded. Mahmut is loyal to Turkiye and wants to protect it, and in order to do so, he needs to protect Phoinike. Damn, I am so tempted to start playing Age of Empires again!


Mahmut is like Absol. Once he enters a country, disaster starts...
lol :D he is a disaster :D
 
Aug 19, 2017 12:14 AM
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The empire girl with pink hair was looking badass
 
Aug 19, 2017 12:17 AM
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Oh her name is Lelederik.Hope she wont be disappointment
 
Aug 19, 2017 3:18 AM

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The budget for this anime seems high. You can tell by animation and seiyuus. Japan would be sad knowing it has below 7 score on MAL. My favorite anime of the season along with Made in Abyss. Shame that most of people will overlook it.
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Aug 19, 2017 8:45 AM

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It's back, this episode was nice.
It would also be nice if the score was higher than seven at least but whatever.
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Aug 19, 2017 9:12 AM

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Decent return to the series.
The internal politics of the city isn't as overtly toxic as in Turque, though in this case Mahmut has no say in any of it as he is merely a guest here, and not even a consultant.

After seeing what happened back in his homeland, he sort of knows how the Empire operates, but no one is willing to listen when he has doubts the city's allies may deflect on their old oaths.

Nice to see him take his own initiatives to save the city.
Looking forward to see how things go down.
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Aug 19, 2017 9:41 AM

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Phoinike is in a pinch, but Mahmut is there to save the day.

The scene at the end was very nice.

Solid episode overall. Think I'm getting more and more into this show, maybe the break helped too.
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Aug 19, 2017 10:09 AM
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I'm getting more and more intrigued episode after episode. That 2 weeks break definitely feels long.
 
Aug 19, 2017 5:16 PM

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I really like the story and the setting ( i gave 10 to manga) but im really disliking the super fast pacing of the anime and a lot of things are not explained that well so that makes it kinda confusing. Well its Mappa after all, never forget Teekyuu
 
Aug 19, 2017 5:21 PM

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I'm still watching this... though reluctantly. Still not sure why I am... I simply don't like this MC. I hope the next episode does a lot better.

 
Aug 20, 2017 2:57 PM

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Yeah I definitely can't take any more of these idiots. Dropped.
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Aug 20, 2017 4:22 PM
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joe_g7 said:
Yeah I definitely can't take any more of these idiots. Dropped.

idiots?
care to elabrote?
 
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OttomanKebab said:
joe_g7 said:
Yeah I definitely can't take any more of these idiots. Dropped.

idiots?
care to elabrote?
No, not really :33
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joe_g7 said:
OttomanKebab said:

idiots?
care to elabrote?
No, not really :33

i take it politics isn't your cup of tea then?
 
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OttomanKebab said:
joe_g7 said:
No, not really :33

i take it politics isn't your cup of tea then?
They're as boring in anime, as they are in real life.
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joe_g7 said:
OttomanKebab said:

i take it politics isn't your cup of tea then?
They're as boring in anime, as they are in real life.

eh i find it exciting.
it's matter of taste i guess...
 
Aug 20, 2017 5:51 PM

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That was a really good episode.

The leader of the lighthouse town totally used Mahmut's appearance in their country to instigate war with the empire. While their plan was good, the reinforcements from the allied country still haven't arrived.

Was nice of Mahmut to offer to travel and negotiate for troops if necessary.

Really liked the part where he displayed his conviction to the spy dude.
Damn, I am not good at remembering names in this series. xD
Pretty much all of this
 
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well that was a long break...Mahmut is learning how to be sceptical in any situations with involves politics and ruling and spying!
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Aug 21, 2017 1:44 AM
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could anyone tell what the difference is between 'Turkiye4 they use and something called like 'Torqueye' :D
 
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TarikAK96 said:
could anyone tell what the difference is between 'Turkiye4 they use and something called like 'Torqueye' :D


don't know probably the names got mispronounced in the subs like

Phoinike ????

No it's called Phoenicia.
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Sevenman2345 said:
TarikAK96 said:
could anyone tell what the difference is between 'Turkiye4 they use and something called like 'Torqueye' :D


don't know probably the names got mispronounced in the subs like

Phoinike ????

No it's called Phoenicia.


Its possible of course , by the way thanks.
 
Aug 21, 2017 9:01 PM

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Really nice episode
Two weeks are loooong ;(
 
Aug 29, 2017 10:01 PM
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Jack Sparrow on board.
Mahmut is a jinxer and gets used by lighthouse folks. Interesting politics, their tradition with some type of oligarchy/democracy, proper voting procedure.
The dad scratching his tattoo was unsettling.
not-spanish Armada is 9 days away, how is Mahmut supposed to get there & back?
 
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I like how it seems that Mahmut's arc appears to involve him becoming more of a patriot, thinking about the good of his nation instead of his own selfish concerns. It's refreshing to see in this era of national disintegration in the West.
 
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THIS SHOW IS AMAZING !!! I'm happy the reviews right now are doing it justice.
As long as there's more good anime, I'll keep watching or just stick with my favorites


 
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