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Oct 8, 2017 7:28 PM

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What the fuck did I just watch?!

I have no idea what's going on or what even happened.
He said he loves everything, but just pimp punched his faithful bodyguards and killed two people.

A hot mess!!
Oct 8, 2017 10:38 PM

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So yea... what did I just watch? I guess the hype train just died here like Black Clover did too.

Insert text here. I've run out of ideas.
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Oct 9, 2017 2:11 AM

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I have no clue what the fuck is going on and I love it.

Amazing music, awesome character design, crazy fuckery, and some killer set design with whatever the hell that floaty thing was.

Let the chaos roll.
Oct 9, 2017 3:32 AM
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1st episode was good and i love these nazi stuff

The current score is just too low
Oct 9, 2017 6:29 AM

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Hannah_Ana said:
What the fuck did I just watch?!

I have no idea what's going on or what even happened.
He said he loves everything, but just pimp punched his faithful bodyguards and killed two people.

A hot mess!!

What you saw was a single episode introducing like 15 characters -- with around 7 of them changing apperance to various degrees towards the end. All the while going through 4 timeskips(5 if you count Kei and Valeria at the end).
So yea, a mess is a pretty fair judgement.

Btw he didn't kill those 2 guys(Willhelm and Schreiber), they appeared again about 2 mins later.
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Oct 9, 2017 7:36 AM
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well, that was a confusing mess. animation was decent for a crowdfunded anime project though, if there's anything to say about it. didn't like the soundtrack and the op was garbage.
I'll give it two more episodes.
Oct 9, 2017 8:43 AM

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The story hops off the rails in the second half. The music is meh (tries to be like Castlevania but fails). Was this about nazis again? 3/10
Oct 9, 2017 1:21 PM

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Glad I found out about this season's Hand Shakers. I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this.
Oct 9, 2017 6:47 PM
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yeah no way this thing will catch on.
Oct 11, 2017 12:31 AM

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I was about to say this is my kind of trash and Im looking forward to it but then I realized

Ahhh if only Kircheis was here...
He is? But as a she? Go Kircheis(en)!

so LoGH did air this season. Nice
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Oct 11, 2017 2:22 PM

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I like war...but I think there was too much in this zero episode that was hard to follow, didn't read the VN...
Oct 12, 2017 1:51 PM

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So much was happening, yet nothing was explained. After watching this, I still literally know nothing about this show.

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...the s u n, the m oo n, and the tr u th.

Oct 12, 2017 2:48 PM

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I just want to know...Did she just bite off his penis and spit it out at around 4 minutes, or is that supposed to be something else. I mean, what the hell is that bloody blob she spits out?
Oct 13, 2017 4:29 AM
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Posts: 2753
Well their philosophical talk reminds of old Kino since I'm watching now, has some inexplicable similarities for being the same ACGT.
Good va's, Mage bit like Mikazuki.
Fight choreography & editing were a thoughtless mess.
Seems this General had montage of previous lives OP destroying stuff? & Mage is just reminding him of his past & potential...
Feels like the next Chronos Vatican Ruler.
Oct 15, 2017 7:01 PM

Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 59
I might be late for the discussion, but I like to mention these 2 special moments. No one called it out, and they are easy to miss.

The Song that the scary one-eyed(didn´t catch her name) hums is called Hänschen klein, a famous german folk/child-song.

Knowing the lyrics, the scene becomes so much scarier. TLDR: the song is about homesickness.

Another moment were I have to acknowledge the amount of detail. The Quadriga on top of the Brandenburg Gate was missing:

As a history geek and fellow german, Iam more than happy to deliever some background information for the upcoming episodes, just hit me up with a message.
Modified by Dustbreath, Oct 15, 2017 7:33 PM
Oct 20, 2017 4:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 69
Confusing mess of an episode. I had no idea what the fuck was going on. Art style is ok, animation is ok, the acting is ok, but everything else is shit. The music is shit. The story was... what was the story again? The characters were shit. And the pacing... the pacing was nonexistent.
3/10 horrible start.
Oct 25, 2017 8:04 AM

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Posts: 64
For the first time ever, I gave a lower than 5 rating. 2/10. My god I can't even.. It was really confusing as hell. I just hope the real episode 1 is good.

I'm watching the Funimation dub and I gotta say the dubs are good, although I would have preferred if the stick with the American accents and pretend that everyone understands each other and has the same accent as everybody.
Oct 26, 2017 3:21 PM

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Reinhard is one badass mother f### the way FD those freaks, I hope to see more of the series.
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Nov 1, 2017 10:13 AM

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How tf they could not only cramped this VN in a super rushed adaptation, messed up in the most fucking horrible way, but also deviate so much from the original source??

Now I'll just list some of the obvious differences:
-Mercurius and Reinhard dialogue implied that Mercurius are chosen as the Nazi's fortune teller instead of being a suspect of assassination who will be executed, the dialogue changed as well
-Eleonore, Beatrice, and Lisa met Heydrich before the park event
-Eleonore face look like those of a tsundere when Beatrice teased her
-Mercurius's words that made Heydrich snapped are far less toxic and convincing
-Wilhelm and Scheriber fight chronology are also changed as well
-Anna didn't show those much of a trembling fear to Heydrich and Mercurius
-Lower tier member of LDO also showed themselves upon the 1 May 1945 events of the prologue

There's a lot of other minor difference but I'm too lazy to be nitpicky. Fight choreography sucked so much but since it was kickstarter funded, I guess that's tolerable? Still combining Die Morgendammerung with Prologue which sets on different year (the former is 1939 while the latter is 1945) without explaining about the chronology is really...ugh.
Nov 12, 2017 5:15 PM
The Dude

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Uhm... What did I just watch? So many characters out of nowhere, fights, conversations about love and destruction, magic and... FLOATING LANDS?
Don't wanna be an ass, but wasn't this supposed to be like an introduction to the anime? Because for me it was confusing as hell. I didn't understand anything and it looked to me like you have to already know about the series to be able to understand anything from this thing, which contradicts its purpose.
May 27, 2018 10:33 AM

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Posts: 1103
AdrianRubinsky said:
WTF I just watched? I didn't play the VN.

It has a Nostradamus who sees everything and a blond overpowered dude . That's the only thing I could understand. The rest of the cast is doing confusing things.

I had the same feelings while I was watching this episode. And these feelings remained the same after I finished watching it few moments ago, LOL.
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