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Jan 9, 7:59 PM

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Lelouch0202 said:
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.
Only 1 cour unfortunately, but we'll see how they handle it nonetheless
 
Jan 9, 8:00 PM

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Lelouch0202 said:
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.


Apparently it just 12 episodes 😭
though maybe that is good thing since my heart can't take anymore. lol
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Jan 9, 8:06 PM
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Well, the twist was painfully obvious, I guessed it as soon as I saw the numbers on their necks, and the opening was a waste of a good song with well animated but pretty uninspired visuals, but other than that it was fine. I don't really like the characters, but the music, the atmosphere and the facial expressions in the last few minutes are great. The voice acting was just ok during most of the episode but towards the end it improved, I could really feel the fear they were feeing.

A 7.5/10 so far.


I think this anime adaptation is suffering from bad pacing which is messing with the atmosphere, also the color values aren't working so well for the atmosphere either, but I felt that the manga was going for more "strong foreshadowing" whereas the anime adaptation was trying for the plot twist, with the result being a failed plot twist reveal. I also think ideal pacing for this show was sacrificed in order to fit in the reveal at the end of episode 1.
 
Jan 9, 8:08 PM

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that was an amazing first episode, holy shit
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Jan 9, 8:12 PM

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That was fun. I like the way the monsters look. Very interesting. I've got lots of questions, hopefully they all get answered. I see a lot of people were disappointed because they pay attention to hype or because they saw the horror aspect coming. Wow, y'all are Sherlock Holmes aren't ya? Maybe hype makes anime less enjoyable for you, so maybe stop paying attention to it. Life is better when you have no clue what is hyped and what isn't. I went in blind and I liked it. Yeah, I could tell that there would be kids dying from early on in the episode but I wouldn't call that a bad thing at all. It's revealed in the first episode ffs. There's plenty of foreshadowing before it's revealed too. The number of idiotic discussions already started on this series is ridiculous. Calm down with your burning disappointment and wait for more episodes or just don't watch.
 
Jan 9, 8:14 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.


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.


I think it'll be okay. Since it started out streaming on most platforms, a potential S2 would most likely be the same thing. Aniplex would want the most eyes as they can possibly get on The Promised Neverland and, again, I don't know what happened behind the scenes, but clearly something's up with the exclusive deal between Amazon and Noitamina. Also, the Animeism block ended their exclusive deal with Amazon as well, so...yeah. Seems like anime on Amazon just wasn't that successful as they had hoped, even if Amazon is still getting shows. They have Dororo and Kemurikusa this season. So, yeah, I think everything will be fine.

The problem is, Noitamina doesn't do sequels too often...
 
Jan 9, 8:29 PM

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That was a chilly episode, but I really enjoyed it. It seems to be those dark anime and art is very nice. The episode got me intrigued for what's next. Because anime guys (yeah, boys) like cute things and harem shit, I doubt they will appreciate the realism and horror this anime will contain. Our world has gone stupidly wack and tedious with that kind of sensitivity, that's why studios are making us trashy anime these days.
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Jan 9, 8:58 PM

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Seems promising im interested in it
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Jan 9, 9:05 PM

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Watching this in the middle of the night wasn't a good idea. Isabella is scary af
 
Jan 9, 9:08 PM

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Great first episode, especially great OP. I'm hoping the show will have more horror, struggle and despair in the future.
 
Jan 9, 9:21 PM

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Kinda mixed feelings about this ep tbh.

I've read the manga so I can't exactly be surprised by what happens (not that this ep's reveal was a shocker in the first place), but I absolutely love Emma and Norman's expressive faces during and after the reveal. Like, there's shock, and then there's reality-tripping-face-flat-in-flames-seven-times-over shock. Absolutely heart-wrenching fear animated on-screen today. I can't get over it. <33

Still, while some of the directing was pretty awesome (nonchalant monster: "can't I at least have a fingertip?" juxtaposed w/ Emma & Norman's beyond-horrified faces and splashing noises, ooooooo if only there wasn't also a blatant info-dump line but that was in the manga so :/ ), not nearly all of it was (eerie music while the camera zooms in on the orphans' neck numbers, yeah very subtle; can we get a replacement order of cheery jams? or music box tunes, that'd be more creepy than the actual eerie ost :D).

There was also a lot of cut inner dialogue that led to scenes getting altered or combined. Not that I'm against anime adaptations changing the source material to better fit the medium, but inner dialogue can be quite important in mind-game series like this one.

Also rather pissed about how blatant they made the foreshadowing of a certain character twist (hasn't happened yet so I'll try not to spoil any deets), foreshadowing that was completely visually unnoticeable in the corresponding manga chap (crap, uhhh, I swear I'm not one of those manga-preachers lol blatant foreshadowing of all kinds pisses me off). Like, come on, writing 101; it ain't subtle anymore if you include out-of-nowhere scenes for several uninterrupted seconds at a time where someone just happens to be censored for the public eye.

*long sighhhhhh* whatever, I'll take what cool scenes I can get, I guess.
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Jan 9, 9:22 PM

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Definitely the best 1st episode I've seen this season. It's a Shounen Jump series, but it felt like a horror.
 
Jan 9, 9:37 PM

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this first episode made me feel like a kid watching its first shounen anime for first time. I holy enjoyed every damn second of it. I even enjoyed the op I previously criticized. The best moment was Conny asking for that song Isabella was singing and the mangareaders know why.I still remember reading first chapter more than 2 years ago and and telling myself "oh boy, this is gonna get so damn overhyped when the first ep gets adapted in the future". Not even a prediction. I was just stating the obvious. But well, lets see if they can keep the quality in the upcoming episodes. So far, satisfied with it. And mama did nothing wrong
 
Jan 9, 10:09 PM
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This adaptation was really good imo, but I just wish that they slowed down the pacing because this felt waaay too rushed. Didn't really care about the op and ed, but the ost complemented beautifully with the gorgeous animation, which looked exactly like the manga.

This is kinda out of nowhere, but nobody seemed to be talking about how Conny's bunny just teleport to the dining hall right after Conny left lol. Did anybody notice that?
 
Jan 9, 10:14 PM

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I'm very satisfied with this first episode, it was adapte very well. I am happy that they didn't censored the Conny's part like I was thinking. The last part with mama scene caught me out off guard, great.

Also, I was a little scared since I thought the art from the manga was difficult to adapt, It's great that they manintain the exact same artstyle.

THe opening is pretty good by the way.
 
Jan 9, 10:16 PM

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Really nice episode
Has a lot of potential....lets hope it only gets better.
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This is kinda out of nowhere, but nobody seemed to be talking about how Conny's bunny just teleport to the dining hall right after Conny left lol. Did anybody notice that?

Lol I was thinking the same thing XD
 
Jan 9, 10:48 PM

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Another over hyped show, cant understand why people rate some "meh" anime as 8 or 9...
don't get me wrong it was good and kind of interesting but at the same time boring and predictable.
 
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wow! just wow!
so this is what everyone is saying the possible next big thriller thing!?!?
OP performed by UVERworld was perfectly glorious! but ED was kinda like Touyo Ghoulish cuz of their perfomance lately!
DAMN! this might be the most intensly thrilling show of Winter 2019 season!
let's see how one of the few who's in the weekly shounen jump performs especially by CloverWorks!...
5/5.
 
Jan 9, 10:52 PM

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CapedBaldy-sama said:
Really nice episode
Has a lot of potential....lets hope it only gets better.
Mehguman said:

This is kinda out of nowhere, but nobody seemed to be talking about how Conny's bunny just teleport to the dining hall right after Conny left lol. Did anybody notice that?

Lol I was thinking the same thing XD

it didn't teleport she just left it in the hall! she was holding it in goodbye scene but after that in outside scene she didn't have it!
 
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Another over hyped show, cant understand why people rate some "meh" anime as 8 or 9...
don't get me wrong it was good and kind of interesting but at the same time boring and predictable.

ppl have different taste i don't think the first episode was "meh" its was really decent for 1st ep(about predictability it meant to be predictable i expected any one with 50+ iq to find out that something is wrong with that place!cuz thas just kickstarter of the story its the same with monster anime/manga that everyone knows who the killer is) ! and we got the sources material and ppl know the source material!!. when source material is great and ppl see first episode is good too ofc they give it a high scores!
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vipergod said:
CapedBaldy-sama said:
Really nice episode
Has a lot of potential....lets hope it only gets better.

Lol I was thinking the same thing XD

it didn't teleport she just left it in the hall! she was holding it in goodbye scene but after that in outside scene she didn't have it!

So right before Conny went outside, she quickly went to the dining hall, stealth style, and left her favorite bunny on the dining table, then in a split second she returned back to mama and went outside the door? damn Conny! How did you do that?
 
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Mehguman said:
vipergod said:

it didn't teleport she just left it in the hall! she was holding it in goodbye scene but after that in outside scene she didn't have it!

So right before Conny went outside, she quickly went to the dining hall, stealth style, and left her favorite bunny on the dining table, then in a split second she returned back to mama and went outside the door? damn Conny! How did you do that?


It will be explained later on :D Don't worry.
 
Jan 9, 11:10 PM

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Episode 1 is already better than the manga. The directing, character design and acting, and the overall look of the show are really good. Only not so good part is the background art which is mediocre at best (I hate how the grass looks, very jarring).
Most of the time, I'm not really a big fan of fast paced story. But I think in this case, the really fast moving plot in one episode works really well. The directing also makes it a pleasant watch, not perfect but good enough. FINALLY A GOOD A-1 PICTURES SHOW SINCE YEARS.

But, the thing is, I'm gonna drop this soon enough. In a mystery setting, if I already knew what's going to happen, I tend to enjoy it less than it should be. I'm already far in the manga story, every plot development as well as twists are as clear as day. It's a shame really.
 
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Mehguman said:
vipergod said:

it didn't teleport she just left it in the hall! she was holding it in goodbye scene but after that in outside scene she didn't have it!

So right before Conny went outside, she quickly went to the dining hall, stealth style, and left her favorite bunny on the dining table, then in a split second she returned back to mama and went outside the door? damn Conny! How did you do that?

kids were standing near the dorm stairs ! maybe the hall is the their way to get out? "|
 
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Mehguman said:

So right before Conny went outside, she quickly went to the dining hall, stealth style, and left her favorite bunny on the dining table, then in a split second she returned back to mama and went outside the door? damn Conny! How did you do that?


It will be explained later on :D Don't worry.

they better explain it! or else this show gets a 0/10 in my book.
 
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Mehguman said:

So right before Conny went outside, she quickly went to the dining hall, stealth style, and left her favorite bunny on the dining table, then in a split second she returned back to mama and went outside the door? damn Conny! How did you do that?

I think it was a mistake from the studio, in the manga, when she said goodbye to her siblings, she wasn't holding her bunny.
 
Jan 9, 11:19 PM
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Yeah, hopefully they fix it on bluray lol
 
Jan 9, 11:31 PM

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This will be amazing.

5/5
 
Jan 9, 11:40 PM
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I've not read the manga and went into this blind after hearing lots of people talk about it.

Awesome first episode! I am excited about this anime adaptation.
 
Jan 9, 11:46 PM

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That first episode was amazing, it blew my expectations out of the water, great direction that so effectively evokes a tight thick tension in your chest, I genuinely felt like I was suffocating during some really tense moments - that's how effective it was, the animation is really good as well apart from some cg parts that kinda broke some immersion and the sound dssign is really good too.
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Jan 10, 12:23 AM

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The pacing is kind of boterhing me, but so far so good.
 
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Bruh that was brutal. Almost jumped off of my chair as I saw Conny laying there lifeless, same with Isabella with a hold of the doll at the end. Intriguing start, if this carries the horror element throughout, it'll be fantastic!
Beautiful visuals too. Also very good OP.

It was pretty shocking when I picked up the manga. It's still shocking now.
 
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vipergod said:

it didn't teleport she just left it in the hall! she was holding it in goodbye scene but after that in outside scene she didn't have it!

I remember she had it in her hand while leaving from the building then it appeared on the dining table...?
 
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Finally a1 pictures adapted yakusoku neverland and its like cool than manga version.
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Jan 10, 1:30 AM

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Been imagining seeing this animated since the 1st chapter and the adaptation didn't disappoint. Great ost, animation, art style and atmosphere. The manga may have done the monster revealing better because of the art, but the anime handled the tension perfectly.

Norman's the best character btw
 
Jan 10, 1:51 AM

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OK, Peter Pan Syndrome The Anime but why so much praise?
Is this getting better later?
 
Jan 10, 2:13 AM
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That was a very good start. I was kind of apprehensive about this adaptation because I'm a fan of the manga snf and the way the mangaka utilizes jumpscares isn't something that translates well over into anime but they did a good job with the atmosphere and music and the last scene with that mama jumpscare was really well done.

I don't know how many non-manga readers will watch this and be shocked by the twist the way I was when I read the manga but if there are any people like that, they'll be the people who will enjoy this series the most.
 
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vipergod said:
John_Max said:
Another over hyped show, cant understand why people rate some "meh" anime as 8 or 9...
don't get me wrong it was good and kind of interesting but at the same time boring and predictable.

ppl have different taste i don't think the first episode was "meh" its was really decent for 1st ep(about predictability it meant to be predictable i expected any one with 50+ iq to find out that something is wrong with that place!cuz thas just kickstarter of the story its the same with monster anime/manga that everyone knows who the killer is) ! and we got the sources material and ppl know the source material!!. when source material is great and ppl see first episode is good too ofc they give it a high scores!


You're right my dude, it was good and i might have gone a little overboard but the show just brought back memories of another over hyped anime which is called "Made in abyss", similar art, story,... and the same undeserved praise.

Also by "boring and predictable" i didn't meant the stuff that was shown near the end of episode, i was talking about the whole route that show have taken, character dynamics and stuff, its been done by a lot of other shows (a lot better) but this lucky ba$tard gonna get praised.
 
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Not a fan of the pacing and the animation seems really rough. Still cool to see this great Manga in motion.
 
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Pretty disappointing tbh
All that hype yet you can tell what's going to happen from a mile away

For the people who've read The promised neverland....do the plot twists get any better onwards
I didn't not read the manga for one of the most predictable first episode turn of events I've seen in a while..."don't even read the synopsis. IT WILL SHOCK YOU REEE" sigh 😅



Not sure who is directing the Anime but the Anime makes everything way to obvious. The Manga is much more subtle. At least it was in the beginning.
 
Jan 10, 2:50 AM

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A bit predictable but it was a very good start!

Besides that Conny's dead face is creepy, the last scene with Isabella is disturbing.
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UVERworld redeemed itself with a good opening because ODD FUTURE from MHA 3 was completely shit. Anyways...that just happened...literally all I can say after that first ep. Still trying to figure out what the fuck I just watched.
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Jan 10, 3:21 AM

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The dark twist was obvious and well foreshadowed but the exact nature of it and the great execution made it extremely thrilling.
It's going to be painful waiting a week for every new episode, leaving this to binge later would have been the smart choice.
 
Jan 10, 3:23 AM

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Damn, this was a gripping episode!

Excellent direction and the tense music really set up the twist there brilliantly! It was predictable nevertheless but it was intentional with the sudden changes in the animation at the start of the episode, so a really good way to keep us engaged into the story.
Starting off, we got to see the playful and loving Emma and the other characters having a game of catch. It was a nice watch but the little talk regarding the leave of some of the kids really caught my attention. Poor Conny, she really didn’t deserve to get butchered like that but it was honestly very oblivious so not that much of a shock. What shocked me more though was that Isabelle was under the influence of what seemingly resembled human-devouring monsters. Really curious to know more about what the monsters meant when they referred to high-level beings(or so something along those lines) and such. Emma and Norman eavesdropping on this conversation seemed to have an oddest and obviously so, really curious to see how these two geniuses along with Ray(although something about Ray screams suspicious) will manage to run away from Isabelle’s reign and the farm. Speaking of Ray, like I was saying earlier, something about him tells me that he knows what this farm exactly is about and what dangers really lie outside and whatnot, so I’d love to see more of him next episode. Got to say though, that test they were having seemed really ominous to me for some odd reason, I was expecting those who fail and get low marks would be sent to death right away but I’m glad it isn’t quite like that. I’m guessing these kind of tests are conducted to classify them as good or bad loot or something of the sort. I like where this story is heading into and definitely I’m looking forward to more!

Op visuals though, just adding this bit, was absolutely gorgeous especially at the start. UVERWORLD returns and honestly the music isn’t as good as I’d hoped but I’m totally fine with it even then. ED theme was fine too. As a whole, the animation was really good for this episode and the character designs were interesting. Sound Department, on the other hand, flourished this episode and the accompanying role involving the Music was brilliant!
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Jan 10, 3:24 AM

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Probably one of the best first episode of the season, really effective and straightforward. Didn't read the manga, but this seems really promising and full of plot twists
 
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Never read the manga, never heard of this show so that was a total discovery for me, and I'm not disappointed !


Tbh I was expecting this show to turn dark (cute and happy children ? Sure, it will be a great, nice and funny story just like Puella Madoka and Made in Abyss) but not that early

Anyways, I'm already hooked to the plot and I'm very curious about the outside world ! I can't wait for the next episode :]


+ really nice facial animation at the end, it fits perfectly with the show !
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Jan 10, 4:21 AM

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Twist was obvious, the characters have mushed up retard faces, and the gaps between the bars on the gate look wide enough for the children to slip through. None-the-less, seems like a decent series compared to the other trash floating around.
 
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At least the obvious dark 'twist' is over with, so now the story and characters can get going properly. It has some chance of being interesting I think, maybe heartwrenching too. Even seeing Conny in that state made me feel bad despite the fact that we literally just saw her for a few minutes. Small children don't deserve shit like this, it's horrible.
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i think this is happen when alien come to the earth to find food (human) to eat XD
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