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Jan 9, 2:29 PM
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LauraBirdie said:


What does "A1nized" even mean?


It means that A1 spiked it's dirty, stinky and greedy claws on it and made it a generic, "please them all", unappealing and boring piece of crap. With the only objective of having a popular show and assuring some easy money.
 
Jan 9, 2:31 PM

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I liked this episode. I hope this anime gets a 2nd season. IIRC they cut out a part from the manga in this episode. I'm looking forward to watching next weeks episode

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LauraBirdie said:


What does "A1nized" even mean?


It means that A1 spiked it's dirty, stinky and greedy claws on it and made it a generic, "please them all", unappealing and boring piece of crap. With the only objective of having a popular show and assuring some easy money.
it didn't do that and you just wanna hate on A1 but you don't know how
 
Jan 9, 2:40 PM

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This was unexpectedly intense, I signed up for a wholesome orphanage centered Anime, and it turned out darker than most shows I've seen, I love it. I feel that the production value and the direction of the first episode are just top notches, I might just be watching the show of the year. I like how well this episode was directed, speaking of the camera cinematography with all the angels being on a low level, imitating a the perspective of a kid, it makes the world surrounding them much bigger and intimidating.
This game of tag they are starting might just get very twisted, they did mention how their “mama” has always beaten them in chess and not once have they come close to beating her, that might just make this game a lot challenging to them, I'd like to see who it turns out.
The characters seem to have a lot of flesh (backstory) on them, I'm interested in their original, and what exactly puts the main trio above everybody else.
 
Jan 9, 2:41 PM
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I did not expect that. Tense episode at the end
 
Jan 9, 2:46 PM

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I was scared that it wouldn't live up to the manga but I am pleasantly surprised! This episode was great! They adapted the manga perfectly and even added a few extra scenes which were great! That mom jumpscare really got me.

Why won't it work?!
 
Jan 9, 2:53 PM

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Aaaaaahhh that was so good and so horrible and afklahgieq. Depending to where this goes it'd just might become one of my favorite animes ever. This first episode had the best direction I remember from any show.
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Jan 9, 2:59 PM
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Just watched the first episode...BLOODY HELL!!! It was terrifying! Proper horror that's about atmosphere, building tension and suspense. No gore, no shock factors just amazing camera angles, brilliant storytelling, and perfect music scores for a blood-chilling 1st episode. Fuck, I nearly shat myself, what a way to start a series with a BANG!
 
Jan 9, 3:01 PM
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At first I thought it was going to be a predictable anime (don't need to be a genius to know Conny was dead) but then THAT twist that nobody expected, Japan won't stop surprising me.
 
Jan 9, 3:04 PM
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Someone noticed that the title of this episode is a bunch of numbers (at least at crunchyroll), someone know what they mean? Is it one of the orphans numbers or might be some kind of code?
 
Jan 9, 3:11 PM

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i'm gonna go on a huge hype train and call this Anime of the year already
 
Jan 9, 3:16 PM
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Kbldo said:
Someone noticed that the title of this episode is a bunch of numbers (at least at crunchyroll), someone know what they mean? Is it one of the orphans numbers or might be some kind of code?
it's a count down, more specifically the time that is missing for an event. The episode title is 12102045, now separate that and 12/10/2045.
 
Jan 9, 3:19 PM

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I figured death would play a big part in this series... I just didn't expect it to be basically this:
 
Jan 9, 3:31 PM
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Pretty cool. Because of the MAL synopsis i already knew what to expect.
 
Jan 9, 3:37 PM

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Their faces will haunt me in my nightmares but the story is good. altough the plot twist was kind of easy to predict.
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Jan 9, 4:06 PM

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Why did they ruin good animation by slapping blur filters onto every frame, including the foreground elements? Why the moving backgrounds like this was a bad 3D video game... Seems kind of interesting, hoping the plot is going to make up for how badly turned around my stomach and eyes are from the abuse of the animation.
 
Jan 9, 4:09 PM

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I'm caught up in the manga, but I may watch this just for the music. The OP is my favorite (so far) of the season, narrowly beating out Dororo's. And the OST was great for this episode, pretty good start for the composer's first anime.
 
Jan 9, 4:12 PM

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YESSS! Fantastic adaptation, I'm so happy this turned out the way it did.

Production was on point, animation, art and the soundtrack especially towards the end was brilliant. Cloverworks brought their A game to this. I hope this continues getting this treatment.
Non CG demons, uncensored content, atmosphere and tension building. Everything I wanted is here.

Do we know how many episodes this is? If it's just one cour I'm guessing they'll just adapt the first arc which is 37 chapters long which means they might have to rush through certain parts. I just hope that doesn't turn out to be the case. 2 cours would be great but I'm guessing they'd prefer to end the anime right after the first arc for maximum impact.

I have high expectations Cloverworks, don't let me down.
 
Jan 9, 4:15 PM
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Ooh that opening song is gorgeous. I love it!

The animation quality looks good and the first half introduced a good amount of characters. The way they protrayed the innocence of the children like Conny made this episode even more thrilling to watch.

And the truth revealed...poor Conny.


I'm ready for a wicked ride this season even if it's just a 1-cour. Loved the soundtrack/OST too.

You should tag that as spoiler for the ones that havent watched the episode. I have, but i care about others that havent watced it yet.
 
Jan 9, 4:16 PM

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Pretty good episode,I really want to see where the story is going.

Btw is the voice actor of the black haired kid the same voice actor that voiced Killua because they sound very similar.
 
Jan 9, 4:19 PM
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I have been waiting for this anime for a long time. I am very happy with how the first episode was adapted. Even though, the twist was sorta obvious, I know this series has a bright future. One of the best of the season.
 
Jan 9, 4:24 PM
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This is probably one of the best first episodes I've seen. I love the characters, the premise and how it's been presented so far. Definitely looking forward to this series and it seems as though it might become one of my favourites.
 
Jan 9, 4:29 PM

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Well, that was better than I expected. The writing is good and the direction is even better. I have high hopes for this one.
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Jan 9, 4:45 PM

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I honestly imagined Ray and Norman's voice different. Way different, and nothing feminine-like. It'll take some time to get used to that. But wow, that was a great first episode. That dead Conny looked so creepy, it could give you the chills. Loving the OST already as well. Hopefully they'll do the manga justice.
 
Jan 9, 4:47 PM

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I've never read the manga, the only thing I knew about this was that it was dark so I went into the first episode pretty much blind.

Honestly, I thought the first episode was amazing. Even though it was obvious that the upbeat atmosphere at the start was misleading, just knowing something was gonna happen made me so tense. I felt like I was on the edge of my seat waiting for something to happen, but never knowing when it was gonna happen. The discovery wasn't a let down whatsoever. Also, the reactions of Emma and Norman underneath the car were so good!

I'm sure people can find lots of faults with this episode, but personally I can't fault it at all. Really looking forward to more.



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Jan 9, 4:51 PM

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OMG what did I just watched? o_o" what a shocking revelation! Those poor children ;A; I hope they can all escape safely, but I somehow feel that some of them won't make it ;_; Karma will turn against moma at the end of this series, I'm sure of it! >_> That evil cold-hearted witch must pay for deceiving and manipulating all those innocent children! It makes me want to watch it till the end.
 
Jan 9, 4:57 PM

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remember when buzz was starting to make rounds for this i had checked out the manga only got around to reading the first chapter so this was 1:1 to it and the animation is on point.



hopefully it's good i've heard the early parts are as it goes with most shounen's with later arcs getting weaker but hey if it's a 2 cour should be a solid time
 
Jan 9, 5:05 PM

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  • That was brutal and creepy, but very predictable. I mean, even a people who didn't read the manga, probably predicted that.
  • Animation is decent and soundtrack is amazing, so i will probably keep watching this.

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Jan 9, 5:11 PM

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Man CloverWorks are killing it with their first show of the year. Hope they keep up the momentum. Also that UVERworld opening is probably the best I've heard in quite some time. I liked their opening for BNHA, but this one just blows it out of the water.
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Jan 9, 5:20 PM

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Finally get to see this masterpiece being animated. Loving the OST right now! :D
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Jan 9, 5:32 PM
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It was good to see that the demons were not CGI. There were scenes that change, Don's voice is annoying(for me)but i dun blame the VA. And the ed was great.

Edit: it's nice to see that some still likes the op.
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Jan 9, 5:54 PM
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I jumped from my chair while watching just like i did with the manga. This is frickin awesome.
 
Jan 9, 5:57 PM

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A fantastic first episode , the last scene gave me goosebumps damn
 
Jan 9, 5:58 PM

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hhhhmmm that was pretty good! Though this story has been done so many times I'm kind of sick of it. Also, what's up with their faces? Their mouths are not placed correctly it looks like their faces are too small for their heads lmao.
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Jan 9, 7:03 PM

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OMG poor Conny. I knew something was going to happen, but still. Depressed right now. She was so cute and didn't want to leave everyone. T__T

That was a great start. Dark, sad, and downright creepy at times. The atmospheric music fit the tone perfectly, and that OP by Uverworld is awesome.

On a side note, interesting how Amazon doesn't have exclusive rights to The Promised Neverland, considering it's Noitamina. Either the deal is over, or it's just for this season since The Promised Neverland seems like a hot property. Pretty cool that The Promised Neverland is airing on the Noitamia block. Clearly, not your typical Shonen Jump series. Obviously.
 
Jan 9, 7:06 PM

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SHOOK INTENSIFIES
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Jan 9, 7:14 PM
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Welp, I guess I'm vegan now.
 
Jan 9, 7:15 PM

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the OP is siiiiiiiiiiiick
 
Jan 9, 7:17 PM
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Oh my... I absolutely loved this episode! I already want to watch the next one!
 
Jan 9, 7:25 PM
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"Dark secret"
*Show cover has kids being delivered on a platter*

I WONDER WHAT HAPPENS
 
Jan 9, 7:49 PM

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Without needing to see the other chapters, for my prediction it will be the best anime of the season :D
 
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I was not spoiled to anything before seeing this episode. Yet I saw the whole human processing thing coming from a mile away due to the numbers on the childrens' necks. That obviously meant the kids' caretakers did not think of them as humans. In this case... they are raised as food or merchandise to be traded/sold. I wasn't surprised by the reveal but the atmosphere during that moment was superbly executed. It felt extremely intense when they were hiding from those alien monster creatures. If the anime continues to deliver on the quality seen in the 1st episode then this will be a very entertaining watch. I'm hoping that there will be a big focus on strategy and outsmarting the enemy as the anime is illuding towards.
 
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You want to know my review
*Cue Tears*
This anime show is stunning!! From opening song to end!! it when by so fast.
I love all cute characters; I think it be hard for side characters to get starlight; but ever character had moment where you fall in love with them and want to protect them.
Even the fifteen minutes of fame that Connie had.👀😭
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well time to rewatch the cat anime again


how the hell did they run away with the demons and the mom ib front of the door
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Suduha said:
the OP is siiiiiiiiiiiick

I think it will get Naruto level of success because of how well it is.
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Jan 9, 7:54 PM

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Amazingly well done first episode, adapted the manga brilliantly imo
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OMG poor Conny. I knew something was going to happen, but still. Depressed right now. She was so cute and didn't want to leave everyone. T__T

That was a great start. Dark, sad, and downright creepy at times. The atmospheric music fit the tone perfectly, and that OP by Uverworld is awesome.

On a side note, interesting how Amazon doesn't have exclusive rights to The Promised Neverland, considering it's Noitamina. Either the deal is over, or it's just for this season since The Promised Neverland seems like a hot property. Pretty cool that The Promised Neverland is airing on the Noitamia block. Clearly, not your typical Shonen Jump series. Obviously.


I hope they don't hype people; then take away the rights to potential season 2 on other streaming sites! because that be so unfair! Amazon is lease anime streaming service; but withholding this series will probably make me buy there service though lol.
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OMG what did I just watched? o_o" what a shocking revelation! Those poor children ;A; I hope they can all escape safely, but I somehow feel that some of them won't make it ;_; Karma will turn against moma at the end of this series, I'm sure of it! >_> That evil cold-hearted witch must pay for deceiving and manipulating all those innocent children! It makes me want to watch it till the end.


You quote just how I feel lol.
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These facial expressions remind me of the Higurashi anime
 
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I can see why some people were disappointed by the hype in this first episode. I think where the manga started was a better intro than the hook they used in this episode, but I understand that anime and manga are consumed differently so they need to have some sort of hook for the anime, whereas for manga, people usually will finish at least the first chapter before deciding whether or not to continue. But because of the hook, you've got people saying that it's predictable, as if it wasn't supposed to have been with all the hints. The most important part of twist hasn't even been noted in the comments so far (okay maybe not most important), which you can guess from the first episode and chapter. Not trying to spoil anything, just pointing out that it's easy to say things are predictable when the actual less predictable parts which you can figure out through hints and foreshadowing haven't been pointed out yet by anime-only watchers. There's a lot of things you can discuss from the information gathered in this episode alone, but no one is talking about them :(

Anyways, I don't think the first episode was the best start to the series, but I still really enjoyed it. Very happy to see that the monsters are drawn out instead of 3D, the eye movements were creepy. The directing is great for the darker scenes, but I could do without the quite often used screaming into the scenery. Really not fond of that. Especially because if Emma screamed like that, wouldn't Isabella hear it...or the other kids. But damn, that cut to Isabella holding Conny's bunny was very well done. Looking forward to the next episode :)
 
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