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Poll: SSSS.Gridman Episode 3 Discussion

Oct 21, 2018 10:24 AM
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do you guys think the opening have some kind of hints to the plot of this series?
Oct 21, 2018 11:00 AM

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This was gooood animation this tie around with the fight scenes and Rikka is love everytime she is on screen, she thicc!
Oct 21, 2018 11:39 AM

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That fight was amazing
I Think the show is developing a duality between Rikka and Akane:The opening, the ending, the direction all point out to some kind of connection or Maybe 2 faces of the same medal
I kind of agree that this episode was kind of rushed, i'd have loved more time to the characters because, as i am Now, i don't care at all about Hibiki, but we have time
The mistery is still intriguing and we have a lot of questions that we hope we'll be answered
May our sweet and Merciful Madoka be with you
Oct 21, 2018 1:36 PM

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The villain girl deserves a far better show to be in, her scenes are so calm and personal. They don't fit with the rest of the content, since they don't suck enough.

I see a lot of people enjoying the fights, which I just don't get. The characters are mostly such cardboard boxes, I can't help but treat the action scenes as white noise, space where some character development could've been put in.
It's just a random fight, involving people I can't care about.
And I have seen better CG fight scenes.

The shitty after effects debris layer would fit better in a fucking meme gif.

Oh, and the new character designs are atrocious.
Oct 21, 2018 1:38 PM
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You know what sucks the most in this show? Akane just needs some love and cuddles and she won't be a psychopath.

but apart from that, can't she just put two and two together that Yuta's group has to do with gridman?
>I had no brain when I was 12
>Then everyone must had no brain when they were 12
>I experimented 100 samples and proved that they had no brain when they were 12
>Therefore children cannot consent

This is what science has done to humanity.
Oct 21, 2018 2:14 PM
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I still really can't get into this, but I'm going to keep trying with it.
Akane is such a bitch though, I'm not going to like her even if she somehow tries to redeem herself.
But Rikka is very thicc and I love her.
Oct 21, 2018 4:02 PM
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Utsumi ruined it in a big way when he tells Yuuta that the kaijus can be human.
Akane has a new ally, Anti a boy who is able to transform into Kauji, Akane gives him the order to attack without stopping until Gridman appears.
The way Calibur takes Yuuta, Utsumi and Rikka was very funny.
In the fight Yuuta listens to Anti voice and this one resists to fight against him because he thinks Anti is a human, this finishes in the defeat of Gridman.
Rikka and Utsumi were quite affected by the result of the fight, as for Akane, her joy for defeating Gridman seemed to me adorable.
Poor Rikka, she was worried about Yuuta, she spends the night in front of the computer, the stress to know if Yuuta is alive or does not have Rikka and Utsumi very tense, but it is here where the partners of Calibur appear, Twintails loli Borr, gave me a lot laugh, it's like a little mafia girl. Rikka is quite smart and calls Yuuta on his cell phone and he answers, which proves that Yuuta and Calibur are alive.
Round 2 vs. Anti was great, the new form of Gridman when combined with Max is quite rough and burly, although it is very agile and fast, the fistfight was very good, gave a nostalgic touch. When Gridman introduced the new allies as "students of the Neon Genesis Junior High" I thought for a moment and then I laughed a lot, I think I thought the same as Utsumi, "are they from Junior High?".
The final scene with Anti in front of Akane's house left me with mixed feelings, she should not retaliate this way with the kaiju boy, I know that Akane is a psychopath and crazy, but even so I hate her when she threw the food in his face.
I hope this is not the last time we see Anti, since I assume that the Kaiju boy seek revenge against Gridman (or Akane?)

The design of Anti in its human form gives the feeling of someone very angry even gives the sensation of seeing a child angry with his mother and his version Kaiju is very cool, his long-range attacks are incredible and at close range is quite fast and lethal.
Modified by salbery755, Oct 21, 2018 4:13 PM
Oct 21, 2018 7:14 PM

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I thought it was just going to be nostalgic but I'm loving this show so far. Of course there is the nostalgia, but also a lot different. Loved seeing the new Max Gridman combination this episode.

I'm surprised that Akane is the mastermind in this series, at least as of this episode. She doesn't seem like she's being semi-controlled the way Takeshi was in the original. Last episode I thought she channeled Malcolm's pettiness in her motivation, but in this one she was pretty focused on wanting to defeat Gridman without considering anything frivolous. I'm interested to see where it goes.
Oct 21, 2018 8:52 PM

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Definitely went into a masive moodshift pretty fast in this episode.

Akane being the sociopath we all love (for some reason ...).

I'll say this show as so far turned my expectations since the 1st episode.

Fights scenes were really fun, kinda incredible that Trigger made the CGI bearable and actually match with their 2D hand-drawn wacky style.

Oct 22, 2018 3:43 AM

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First good episode,the previous two didn't really interest me much but this one did.

Suddenly more hopeful for how this series will turn out.

Oct 22, 2018 7:54 AM

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All I can say, Aoi Yukki does a good job (again, as always) in voicing the orange side character (sorry dont remember the name, too lazy to check :) ).
Oct 22, 2018 2:13 PM

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The Obari Punch never gets old.

Also Samurai Calibur best girl, Rikka who?
Oct 22, 2018 6:07 PM

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Found this shot really hilarious. Rikka's face is literally 2 dots and a circle while the detail in the utility pole is so in-depth and intricate.
Oct 22, 2018 6:11 PM

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-Rikka foot waifu
-Akane thicc thighs waifu
-Rikka's hot mom voiced by Haruko's seiyuu
-Aoi Yuuki is now here
-Fun show and fun fights

Gridman continues to be the best show of the season.
Oct 23, 2018 12:39 PM

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Today's episode is actually pretty good, great action and more characters introduced, it really feels like it has potential to be amazing (even though they copied from one of their show Ultraman)

And it saddens me that I still find the MC to be useless, idiotic and boring AF. To me it doesn't matter whatever happened to him, cos I'm more interested with Akane, she is more fun. So I really wonder WTF is the MC even here for ??
Modified by RedChrome, Oct 23, 2018 12:47 PM
Oct 23, 2018 10:46 PM

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This episode is overly hyped and dope!
say what!? Neon Genesis Junior High Students? it that really the translation of [hs] subs!?!?
Oct 24, 2018 1:33 AM

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This really continues to just be a fun, charming, show and here we got Trigger showing that you can make CG not look clunky or awful like it seems to be in so many shows nowadays. Nice to have this after bailing on Franxx. This and Zombieland Saga are definitely topping the season for me so far, though with both shows, I'd really actually like them to start asking some questions about what is going on at this point.
Oct 24, 2018 12:17 PM

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The whole they died JK they're back thing was a little annoying, but Gridman turning into an absolute unit made up for it so much.

Kaiju Boy deserved better.
Oct 24, 2018 4:05 PM

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Surprised at the score really, haven't sat down for this show yet. But I am curious. I've watched the shittiest LNs come out over the last few years with scores pushing 8, so what's the deal.
Oct 27, 2018 10:42 AM

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Akane is adorable. Rikka's a much more likeable character than the first episode impressed upon me. I adore the dynamic and chemistry between the characters. Fucking Greg Ayres bro is Greg Ayres bro.

But more importantly, GRIDMAN. The last couple scenes had me grinning ear-to-ear; I felt like a child again! The way this show is handled reminds me a lot of various childhood shows... it's a real treat. The transformers shit and the humanized weapon selection and the DBZ cinematography... the characters are even delightfully throwback, a few steps away from the grandiose, over-the-top, idiosyncratically "anime bullshit" way characters are constructed over recent years. Not that they feel "realistic" per se, just a little more relaxed and loosey-goosey and...

Ahhhh, I'm having a good time with this.
Oct 27, 2018 10:59 AM
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After finally finishing episode 3 well... it wasn't bad. Definitely better than the last 2 episodes as it got progressively better. But regardless I still have some quite amount of issues with this. Particularly Akane as a character, in context it just feels like she was shoved there just because of reasons... and her as a character while being interesting, sometimes it just makes me feel questioned about her writing as a character so far.

This episode was far more trigger-ish than the previous episodes but I still feel quite underwhelmed. It's not bad on its own when it comes to the fact of this not even feeling like a Trigger show, but regardless I'm not fond with the action sequences a lot. But they got better certainly. The Obari references are nice of a touch.

6/10 for the show so far as the third episode goes.
Oct 28, 2018 6:12 AM

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i feel so sorry for Anti at the end :--(((( CAN I KEEP HIM cries
Oct 29, 2018 2:40 AM

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I'm glad I decided to watch this show just because of Rikka's ass, it's so good! I love all the weapon characters, especially Calibur and Borr. The fighting scene was so great too, when Gridman lifted Anti and dumped it on the ground, along with the OP music, it was so exciting! Also, I think that the fact that there's little to no music during the episodes and then they put it on the fights, it makes it all the more exciting too.

They reused some seconds of animation when they fought for the second time, when Anti was doing his "I'm super fast" thing, the same building collapsed, buuut I guess that makes sense, I mean, they're fighting at the same place and Anti did the same action, so I guess the same thing is going to happen. Also, what's with the eyes of characters in this show, they're all so pretty! And my hate for Akane is growing, especially after that ending.

And I just now noticed Rikka's mom is voiced by Shintani Mayumi, who did Nonon and Haruko. <3 And I didn't even recognize Aoi Yuuki as Borr, wouldn't know if others hadn't said it here.

Really liking this anime, and I don't even get the references because I've never watched Ultraman and the like, it must be even better for the fans of tokusatsu/kaiju shows!


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Oct 29, 2018 5:55 AM

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Akko from little with academia became a cameo in episode 3

Oct 29, 2018 2:36 PM
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Solid episode and that ending is pure Trigger magic :D
Oct 30, 2018 7:38 PM

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Grim1952 said:
They're the Neon Genesis Junior High students, of course.

Anyways, awesome episode, that rocket punch into powerbomb was hype, just episode 3 and we're going full TTGL vs Anti spiral already.

hahaha YESSSSSSSSSSSS I think it is really cool though that the show at least pays homage to one of the all time classic mecha-genre inspiring shows.

Oct 31, 2018 6:09 AM

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Neon Genesis....Junior High?!


As if there weren't enough references and nods!
Oct 31, 2018 5:39 PM

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The show is definitely not up my alley. And this is okay because I am not the target audience. Nonetheless I can absolutely see its qualities. I have yet to be amazed by it, but it is a nice watch. A pleasant, enjoyable watch.

The show screams Japan and I am glad for it. Hopefully Trigger gonna get big income from this. Would help the studio in the future. I am looking forward to it.

The average rating is really weird but it is not the first time something got the MAL-hammer treatment. Recently the ratings for popular shows are collage of hype and hate.
Nov 1, 2018 9:41 AM

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Dope episode, been really liking this so far. I wonder what those new characters can turn into.
Nov 2, 2018 11:34 AM

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Since it's apparently a part of some older franchise, I need to ask: is the writing so fucking terrible deliberately and it's supposed to hint/reference something or is this show just that bad? Fights are pretty entertaining for how utterly simple and basic they are but characters and lines are so awful it's hard to watch.

Trigger has clearly shown it's nothing like Gainax and it can make painfully bad shows with absolutely no saving graces. Is this just another Franxx or am I missing a joke?
Ii tenki desu ne...
Nov 9, 2018 5:58 AM

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The flow of the story is all right. Looking at Rikka developing feelings for Hibiki is something I am definitely looking forward too :) Introducing all of the "Special Weapons" at one shot felt a bit out of place though, but I won't question it until I see how this anime goes past this episode.
Nov 9, 2018 11:27 PM

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I’m starting to dig it. Still don’t know which of the leading ladies is my favorite. I really like that the cast just doubled in size. The blonde girl with twintails cracks me up.
Nov 19, 2018 9:04 PM

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Utsumi was a little annoying during this episode. He was also rude towards Rikka for no reason... so I don't know what it's his deal.

The way Calibur broke into the school and kidnapped Yuta and co. was funnier than I expected xD

The fight scenes were really good and the OST was nice as well although it disappointed me a bit that they just re-used some of the animations during round two. Aside from that, I liked this episode.

P.S. 1: "Neon Genesis" Junior High? Nice Trigger, nice.

P.S.2: Man, this looks absolutely awesome! I love it!
Nov 26, 2018 2:07 AM
Dec 7, 2018 4:36 PM
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Good not great episode, i felt sad when gridman and yuuta haven't had shown up but well at least they won at the end.
Dec 25, 2018 8:57 PM
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Thankfully Ultraman isn't too far off, but it'd be super cool to get a new Kamen Rider anime in the near future as well.[/quote]amen Rider anime in the near future as well.[/quote]
I Fucking love Kamen Raider i really hope there an anime adaptation for it. But when is the question 🤔.
Jan 12, 1:13 AM

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When do we get to have any fun? Am I the only one not having fun? Everything about this is slow, dull, and lifeless to me.

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Jan 15, 8:55 AM

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so what is Anti? she/he appeared just like that, without origin? is he/she created or the same entity as Gridman's friend?

on that note, this is just like an ultraman but with mecha theme.
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