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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Lol, this show really has a gimmicky way of car crashes. Poor Junko.

Looks like the zombie idols are getting some rivals. I mean, in the entertainment world, there's definitely going to be competition so I don't find that surprising. That's a hell of a performance under the rain.

What an episode.
 
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Nov 15, 2018 7:34 AM

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I love this episode
 
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Nov 15, 2018 9:04 AM
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How the fuck did Iron Frill's performance was animated like everything else and Franchouchou's performance was CG?
 
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I feel like the enjoyment of those cgi dances really depends on the mindset of the viewer. If you're gonna take them seriously you're not gonna like them. If you're gonna take them satirically you're gonna like them.

@Adam1202P I see that as a part of the satire. Even if the normal performance was directed differently than the CGI one, it still showed that the animators should be able to make good looking dances. That's the reason I want to believe that the Franchochou dances are meant to be satirical. It's also a reason I believe that there's going to be a final dance in the last episode into which a lot of serious effort will be put (once again pointing out that yes, the previous ones were indeed satirical). But, you know, It really depends on the mindset. The dances are not self-aware of themselves by any means, so I don't wanna shove down my opinion down anyone's throat. That's just the way I personally interpret it.¨

EDIT: Just a quick thought that crossed my mind. You could also view this as: Franchochou is an uncommon and unhuman idol group. Hence the handling of their performances is going to be different from the "normal" ones. It's basically pointing out that they are zombies and should not belong there or something. Anyway, it's once again just a different way to interpret it. I could very well be wrong and it's just the creators wanting to make their schedule easier.
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Nov 15, 2018 9:13 AM
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While for me, CG does make the characters look a bit more polished, it's just the low framerate compare to the environment that makes it odd
 
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Adam1202P said:
How the fuck did Iron Frill's performance was animated like everything else and Franchouchou's performance was CG?


In that case then i think mappa is obviously planning something.
 
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Nov 15, 2018 9:27 AM

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Junko's way of overcoming her times when she was alive, and now being a zombie to Franchouchou.

And OMG that van smacking crash scene...it's deja vu to Sakura's Episode 1 crash! Love da reference :)

Mamoru Miyano's performance as Kotarou doesn't disappoint his satirical and funny looks and expressions.

Meanwhile at Saga Rock, some satirical CGI is up to no good again, and is absolutely not perfect, but still great at punching the run-of-the-mill idol genre.

Overall, another great episode.
 
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Nov 15, 2018 9:34 AM

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Manager is off his meds again.


God that was hilarious!!!! They should just cut out the actual concerts though. How are they always the worst part of the episode?
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I'm having so much fun as I had with Symphogear. I love weird musical anime.






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Nov 15, 2018 9:51 AM

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Honestly this was the best episode after the 2nd one
 
Nov 15, 2018 10:01 AM

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Season 2 please! This is funny shit.
 
Nov 15, 2018 10:03 AM

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God. This was really a awesome episode - and plus a epic one! It had a lot emotional and exciding moments, especially as the thunder at first performance (at end) striked has.

Dunno, if someone here as well noticed has, but I've very the feel that Tae in step-to-step slowly awaking: the interaction and actions of her getting more and more less zombie like. I'm sure that she soon the last gate to her normal self break will.
 
Nov 15, 2018 10:04 AM

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Actually the episodes where they don't do proper idol stuff are more enjoyable for me.
An OK episode, not the greatest one, but it had its moments.
 
Nov 15, 2018 10:16 AM

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Tatsumi is the real MVP here, imo
 
Nov 15, 2018 10:45 AM

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Junko singing voice was incredible there.
 
Nov 15, 2018 11:01 AM

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So Tatsumi can get serious when it counts. The way he counseled Junko was great.
Hitting her with the car later. That was damn hilarious.

So finally performance time huh. I won't complain about the Bad CG okay?
And then the lightning strikes! It was a bit overly dramatic but it was good.
So they are finally starting to get recognition. That newspaper headline 👌
Great episode. 5/5 for me.
 
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Tenryuu1 said:
Dunno, if someone here as well noticed has, but I've very the feel that Tae in step-to-step slowly awaking: the interaction and actions of her getting more and more less zombie like. I'm sure that she soon the last gate to her normal self break will.

Yeah, I noticed it as well. Can’t wait for her to awaken
 
Nov 15, 2018 11:05 AM
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Saga Rock Festival was electrifying.
Junko isolates herself from her fellow idols and Ai is practicing to the point of disarming. Koutaro finally acts as a real manager and talks to Junko, while the girls practice their routine to present a quality show.
The car crash scene was my favorite, especially Sakura, the poor girl had a deja vu. Poor Ai had to see her old group, while things are not going well for her, an electrical storm falls at the moment of their presentation and she is paralyzed by fear, but good Junko took her hand and finished the song, the fall of the thunderbolt was the best, the zombie idols were electrified and their voices were affected, this makes their singing sound electronic, also the girls begin to shine.
In short the girls manage to succeed in Saga Rock festival and they are back together
I think that each episode Tae is closer to talk, watching her imitate Saki was very funny. The other thing that made me laugh a lot was when Lily's heart leaped from her chest.
 
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Adam1202P said:
How the fuck did Iron Frill's performance was animated like everything else and Franchouchou's performance was CG?

I'm pretty sure it's all done on purpose. Because they are zombies, they aren't supposed to move like normal people, even the guys in the crowd noticed the difference.
 
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Best episode so far, can't wait for the soundtrack!

Also Tatsumi face when the crashed into Junko!
 
Nov 15, 2018 11:14 AM

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Good episode. Nice to see the manager show a more serious side in this one.
 
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Kotaro actually showed a less comedic, more serious side this episode. That was a nice change. Of course it didn't last too long, but it was still nice to see.

I almost lost my shit when Kotaro hit Junko with the van. That was supposed to be a serious scene and he fucked up so badly LOL. Episode 1 flashbacks.

I'm glad the girls were able to put on a good performance despite the bad weather. Lol at the lightning auto-tuning their voices and allowing them to shoot lasers from their fingers.
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Nov 15, 2018 11:53 AM

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Okay so being struck by lightning is a pretty inventive way to get them to sing auto-tuned lol. Seeing Koutarou be serious was odd, but good to see he can be normal, also the way he smashed down the door, I wonder is he is secretly a zombie too.
Also at this point I'm guessing Tae is not gonna 'wake up' until the final episode, maybe not even until the last few moments, like an after credit scene.
 
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Probably best episode of the series. It had everything, funny moments, awesome moments, heartwarning moments... And I was very surprised seeing Kotaro behaving like a helpful and well meaning figure instead of a loud jerk. I knew this would eventually happen, but didn't expected to be this soon, and I'm happy with this.
I was also done as soon as they started to talk with the auto-tune voices after being striked by the lightning. Simply wonderful.

Also best girl (the legendary) Yamada Tae is awakening more and more each episode it pass. Wish they show us how her true personality is before the series ends, please.

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Junko singing voice was incredible there.
This. She sounds so shy and soft-spoken in her normal self, then you hear all the power of her singing voice. Simply fantastic.
 
Nov 15, 2018 12:11 PM

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hopefully the shenanigans surrounding Ai and Junko is over now.
 
Nov 15, 2018 12:29 PM

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Ngl even though I was expecting that truck incident that was still amusing




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Adam1202P said:
How the fuck did Iron Frill's performance was animated like everything else and Franchouchou's performance was CG?

I'm pretty sure it's all done on purpose. Because they are zombies, they aren't supposed to move like normal people, even the guys in the crowd noticed the difference.

Or it could be like some others mentioned, meant to parody other Idol shows like Love Live who use CG in their performances. Either way I agree I think it's done on purpose
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The music they sang at the end is from the OST ?, or one already made ?, It reminded me of a song of hatsune miku, that I do not remember


I already want to know the past of Tae Yamada (≧▽≦)
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Nov 15, 2018 12:34 PM

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Tatsumi trolling again hahaha, he's really one of the best characters this season.

Really loved this episode, how Junko and Ai overcame their crisis and the performance. They definitely brought a smile on my face.

And lol at the van hommage to episode one.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
Nov 15, 2018 12:35 PM
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Something is up with this CG. They even point out in the episode that they look stiff.
 
Nov 15, 2018 1:03 PM
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Junko who dies again but this time in the same way as Sakura....... Sakura who forgot that she was dead and thrown back by a van

the transformation of girls Super Sayen Blue thanks to the lightning it was cool
concert of thunder in passing
 
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Takes direct hit from lightning - microphones still working.
Japanese technology.
 
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"Zombies are supposed to be on the other side of the barricade!" LMAO

Junko actually fixed the door.. I am dying.

Yeah, Sakura is betterr off not remembering how she died LOL, actually could it be that Koutaro was the one who killed her? lol

Anti water spray! (for SHOES, roflmao)
 
Nov 15, 2018 1:25 PM

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Did they really fired laser beams from their fingers? How far we come.
 
Nov 15, 2018 1:30 PM

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I loved this episode solely because of the vocaloid-auto-tune and the laser beams. Truly a gift.
 
Nov 15, 2018 1:35 PM
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was a mostly okay episode till that epic ending :> hehe love the synthesizer type singing from the lightning.
 
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Koutarou really can be serious when he tries! I guess everyone has a normal side, even Koutarou.

This episode was pretty great, crazy but great. Van-kun strikes again, but this time it was Koutarou driving and Junko being hit. Poor thing. The autotune song at the end was pretty cool, not to mention the lighting being the cause of it too, that was kinda funny.

I got used to the CGI at this point, it's not even bothering me anymore.
 
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i honestly don't see this being any different from any comedy idol stuff like love live and shit. really was expecting this to be satire, but it's nothing but an alternative with idols being zombies
 
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The performance was electrifying!! Best idols once in a while. It's like a crossover of legends.
My heart really skipped a bit like Lily when the thunderstruck.


FireCrauter said:

I already want to know the past of Tae Yamada (≧▽≦)

We all wanna know the legendary waifu.

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Yeah, Sakura is betterr off not remembering how she died LOL, actually could it be that Koutaro was the one who killed her? lol

Most definitely the plothole of the show XD.
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Considering how this show focuses a lot on comedy, I was definitely expecting their songs to be forgettable. But honestly, I've really liked them up to now - especially their new song from today's episode. I hope we continue to get more new songs.

I know the CG shouldn't bother me, but considering how much I like the songs, I just wish we had a killer performance animation to go with it. I get that it's probably done on purpose, but I hope after the show finishes we get fully animated MVs for their songs so I can appreciate them more.

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Now I know where those vocaloids were coming from
 
Nov 15, 2018 2:55 PM
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so basically zombies + lightning = vocaloids

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Nov 15, 2018 3:19 PM

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This anime never ceases to surprise me lol, we going full vocaloid now xDDD
 
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The performance was electrifying!! Best idols once in a while. It's like a crossover of legends.
My heart really skipped a bit like Lily when the thunderstruck.


FireCrauter said:

I already want to know the past of Tae Yamada (≧▽≦)

We all wanna know the legendary waifu.

MomoSinX said:

Yeah, Sakura is betterr off not remembering how she died LOL, actually could it be that Koutaro was the one who killed her? lol

Most definitely the plothole of the show XD.
THEORY:
It was seen that in chapter 1, a truck ran over the protagonist, and in this, the manager runs over Junko.

It will be a simpel coincidence ?, or a way of saying that the Manager ran over the protagonist, and that is the reason why he meets the protagonist. (Since she was not famous, nor idol, I do not know why else she would know her) .



Maybe it could be that it was the Manager who threw a bolt on the stage. (I do not think so, but the theory remains in the air, never better said)

Besides that we do not know anything about him and how he revived them, even he could be immortal and hide his eyes for that. Anyway, there is still not enough information to make a good theory
(Maybe it was he who killed everyone, hehe I do not think so, but it would be interesting)
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Great episode if not the most 'idol' episode to date. Felt like a pretty classic episode you'd see in an idol anime.

Mamoru with them pep talks and trolls, this guy is just too awesome. xD

While I did really enjoy them, there were arguably some frames missing from Franchouchou's performances which made it look a little stuttery, I guess they don't really have the budget of something like Love Live to make the performances good despite the CG. Nevertheless, great showing. Junko's singing voice was amazing, I was surprised at how good she was.

That lighting to electro song transformation was awesome, It was hilarious but at the same time really cool. xD

Looking forward to next week.
 
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The thing that happens after the lightning strike was amazing! I did NOT expect that!!!

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Takes direct hit from lightning - microphones still working.
Japanese technology.

Even the speakers are still working.
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This was quite possibly my favorite episode yet. The new song was catchy and fun, and just when I thought Awaken Returner couldn't get any better, it did.

I have a lot of really good feelings from this right now. X3
 
Nov 15, 2018 4:35 PM
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The iron frills must be really busy and left the stage soon after their performance. Or else how the heck did they miss the Zombified Ai. She was their main gig and she was going and only 10 years has passed since her death.
 
Nov 15, 2018 4:37 PM

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really liked this episode we all knew they were gonna do the lighting strike but i didn't think it was gonna auto tune them lol,

amazed Junko's VA is kinda new her singing is godlike.



slightly tilted the other group had a animated performance meanwhile we still got CGI for our girls i'm just confused on whats the plan here not like they can't do it they got that cygames money
 
Nov 15, 2018 5:17 PM

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Never change Japan, never change. Seriously this episode may have been the best one since episode 2.
Don't believe the hype.
 
Nov 15, 2018 5:24 PM

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Holy ... this show keeps getting better and better. I was dead wrong when i thought episode 2 would be their peak performance. and then episode 5 happen, and then episode 6 and 7 happen. I wonder what more they have in store for us. What a great time i had O_O

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Also i think the CGI was intended to look bad and stiff. They were pointing it out right? i mean shouldn't zombie dancing look stiff and tense?
with that said, CG would be their accuracy to elaborate what would happen if zombie bang a track and start dancing.
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