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Apr 11, 9:20 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Nice catchy opening song they've got there.

I have to admit, this was a rather fun start especially with the first half. Several characters are introduced including Jinnai and Kuji. Seems they're only middle school students . I think the most interesting part of the show is that Keppi creature. I mean...a successor of the Kappa Kingdom?!

They got a lot of work to do. Pretty fun episode.
 
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Apr 11, 9:50 AM
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pretty good. i'll definitely keep watching and see where this goes.
 
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Apr 11, 10:16 AM

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lmao the first episode is very weird.

Good start. I like it.
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Apr 11, 10:29 AM

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??? what the fuck just happened ???
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Apr 11, 10:46 AM

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IKUHARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA








Did you just find your new fetish? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Psst...
Hey, You use Windows 10? Great!
Wanna try Cafeine to simplify accessing your collections, or even your "collections"? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
No no no, you won't find it in the market, or even a store, no.

Try it first before others gotta get it publicly sooner or later!

Thank you.
 
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Apr 11, 11:18 AM
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be careful fellas
 
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Apr 11, 12:48 PM
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That Ending came out of nowhere my jaw dropped. Also it was super gross. I loved it.
 
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Apr 11, 1:16 PM

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what the fuck did i just watch? holy fuck, the production value tho. and that ED was so good

MAPPA sometimes does the wildest shit lmao
 
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Apr 11, 1:17 PM

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Can’t watch till tonight what should I expect lol
 
Apr 11, 1:17 PM
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This is peak Japan crazy/wtf/stupidness and I love it lol
 
Apr 11, 1:32 PM
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Where do you watch it
 
Apr 11, 1:32 PM

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Wild. Loved that outbreak of song in the middle. Gives me similar vibes to Tsuritama and Kyousou Giga and I dig it.
 
Apr 11, 1:39 PM

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The animation was incredible at points, holy crap.

Whatever i just watched was sick.
 
Apr 11, 1:39 PM

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That was a wild first episode but I loved it. lol It definitely went passed my expectations and I can't wait for more!
 
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Classic Ikuhara. Life is worth living again.
 
Apr 11, 1:44 PM
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I think that was breathtaking and i'm happy it's only 11 episodes because while being amazing, ikuhara's show are difficult to finish for me because of the repeating visual ques and heavy metaphors that kind of wear me out so i'm happy it's not 24 episodes or something. short but sweet. this is going to be a crazy ride.
 
Apr 11, 1:46 PM
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I have absolute no words for this,
Ikuhara is at it again and I can’t wait for him to destroy me again.
 
Apr 11, 1:49 PM

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It's a shame to see Ikuhara selling himself to the fujoshis.
 
Apr 11, 1:55 PM

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eh? huh? what? w-w-what happened..?

This is for sure the strangest anime I've ever seen... Yuri Kuma Arashi is nothing compared to this....
 
Apr 11, 1:56 PM
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KirisameMaricha said:
I have absolute no words for this,
Ikuhara is at it again and I can’t wait for him to destroy me again.


Literally this. The legend himself is back.
 
Apr 11, 2:01 PM
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YorukaWaifu said:
It's a shame to see Ikuhara selling himself to the fujoshis.


First he pandered to the yuri crowd, AND NOW the fujoshis? When will this madness end!
 
Apr 11, 2:05 PM
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This episode was a visual spectacle. But then on the other hand...

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Apr 11, 2:05 PM

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Can't describe my love for Ikuhara with words. Loved every single second of this.
 
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Ikuhara has this ability to always enthrall me
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Apr 11, 2:13 PM

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Impressive visuals and fitting OST. High quality stuff here. Far crazier than I expected, even for someone like Ikuhara. Quite an enjoyable episode.
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Good episode. A bit fast, but it did a good job laying down the themes and the general structure of the action scenes.


YorukaWaifu said:
It's a shame to see Ikuhara selling himself to the fujoshis.

Given how much he knows about otakus, I bet he gets a kick in triggering people like you. :C
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Apr 11, 2:21 PM

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That animation tho
GIVE IT TO ME IKUHARA, GIVE ME MORE.

I’ve been waiting for 4 years to watch another anime made by you and IT DIDN’T DISAPPOINT
 
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Trying to fill the Ikuhara's Bingo for this first episode
(Warning: There are spoilers to other ikuhara shows on the bingo)



I can say that THIS WAS FREAKING AWESOME FIRST EPISODE. Moterfucking Ikuhara.
 
Apr 11, 2:28 PM

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As expected from Ikuhara, half people will hate it, the other half will love it
 
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Ikuhara just upped his game when he's already a legend.
watch revue starlight plox tnx
“Fake people have image to maintain, real people just don't care.” - Hikigaya Hachiman
 
Apr 11, 2:29 PM
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crossdressing middle schoolers
talking frogs
ass juice

enough said. 10/10
 
Apr 11, 2:30 PM

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What in the world... this is bizarre. xD
 
Apr 11, 2:33 PM
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Wierd anime i don't know what to say besides This
 
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everlastinglife said:
What in the world... this is bizarre. xD


Everything Ikuhara does is extremely bizarre xD.
 
Apr 11, 2:34 PM
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Well, it was beautiful and i love when everything is random cause it makes it so fun. Haven't laughed so much in ages.
Also the OP and ED were pretty damn good, at least from what i've seen so far both we're the best ones so far.
 
Apr 11, 2:36 PM
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So far this, Yaiba, Fruits Basket and Hitoribocchi are the best shows ive seen this seasons. Possibly fairy gone too but we shall see.
 
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Exactly the type of anime I needed right now.
 
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kofmaster said:
Trying to fill the Ikuhara's Bingo for this first episode
(Warning: There are spoilers to other ikuhara shows on the bingo)



I can say that THIS WAS FREAKING AWESOME FIRST EPISODE. Moterfucking Ikuhara.


Lmao that chart is brilliant.

The Kappa transition in between does definitely bring back memories of Penguindrum's "SEIZON SENRYAKU", so while not magical girls, I guess in a way it kind of counts it as those kind of transformation scene.

Also just going to list some things I've noticed in this episode:

Occurring appearance and focus of circles in objects, setting, etc; constant presentation of spinning, encircling motion: referring to idea of cycle, loop, connection

The quote "dead as you are alive": Schrodinger's cat reference? (maybe? this reference was also in Penguindrum I believe)

Box: desire, to conceal, to store, seal, hide, secret

Already we're being bombarded with heavy amount of metaphors and symbolism with reality and metaphysical world merging together, and I must say, I'm in love.

I can't NOT love Ikuhara.
 
Apr 11, 2:40 PM

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Dat ass juice, doe.

Definitely the craziest, but at the same time one of the most interesting starts, but I'm all in for a surreal ride.

Also really great ED.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
Apr 11, 2:46 PM
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Getting some serious FLCL from that opening episode. Shit is happening that makes literally no sense, but when I think about it more, it kinda does? But ye, thoroughly enjoyed that, MAPPA is back at again with some great shit given to us in a full course meal, with dessert to top it off
 
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skacinth said:
kofmaster said:
Trying to fill the Ikuhara's Bingo for this first episode
(Warning: There are spoilers to other ikuhara shows on the bingo)



I can say that THIS WAS FREAKING AWESOME FIRST EPISODE. Moterfucking Ikuhara.


Lmao that chart is brilliant.

The Kappa transition in between does definitely bring back memories of Penguindrum's "SEIZON SENRYAKU", so while not magical girls, I guess in a way it kind of counts it as those kind of transformation scene.

Also just going to list some things I've noticed in this episode:

Occurring appearance and focus of circles in objects, setting, etc; constant presentation of spinning, encircling motion: referring to idea of cycle, loop, connection

The quote "dead as you are alive": Schrodinger's cat reference? (maybe? this reference was also in Penguindrum I believe)

Box: desire, to conceal, to store, seal, hide, secret

Already we're being bombarded with heavy amount of metaphors and symbolism with reality and metaphysical world merging together, and I must say, I'm in love.

I can't NOT love Ikuhara.


I like how you are interpreting the show's elements.

About the quote, I think that there is a similar quote in




big_Tortoise said:
Getting some serious FLCL from that opening episode. Shit is happening that makes literally no sense, but when I think about it more, it kinda does? But ye, thoroughly enjoyed that, MAPPA is back at again with some great shit given to us in a full course meal, with dessert to top it off


Ikuhara tends to make stories with a lot of symbolism that at first seems to make no sense, but in depth it usually has several messages, methaphor, simbolism and everything has a hidden meaning.
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How do I explain this to anyone who has not watched this episode without them thinking I've gone mad?

Ikuhara is going to be the death of me...


Don't worry about being lame now, you were always lame anyway!



 
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kofmaster said:
skacinth said:


Lmao that chart is brilliant.

The Kappa transition in between does definitely bring back memories of Penguindrum's "SEIZON SENRYAKU", so while not magical girls, I guess in a way it kind of counts it as those kind of transformation scene.

Also just going to list some things I've noticed in this episode:

Occurring appearance and focus of circles in objects, setting, etc; constant presentation of spinning, encircling motion: referring to idea of cycle, loop, connection

The quote "dead as you are alive": Schrodinger's cat reference? (maybe? this reference was also in Penguindrum I believe)

Box: desire, to conceal, to store, seal, hide, secret

Already we're being bombarded with heavy amount of metaphors and symbolism with reality and metaphysical world merging together, and I must say, I'm in love.

I can't NOT love Ikuhara.


I like how you are interpreting the show's elements.

About the quote, I think that there is a similar quote in



Thank you, I just love shows with lots of metaphors, symbolism and underlying deeper message the creator is trying to convey (exactly Ikuhara), and try to take in and dissect each scene or concept that's represented throughout the episode.

A lot of the big ideas Ikuhara focuses in his shows give me a lot of inspiration for my artwork since I study Illustration and am into philosophy/psychology/sociology, so I'm always digging deeper into those stuff lol

Sadly, I haven't gotten the chance to watch Utena yet, but it's definitely in my top 5 to watch list!
 
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Best first episode of the season.
I kept asking myself what was I watching.

Way weirder than the first ep of any of Ikuhara's other works lol
Before you quote me, carefully re-read what I have written.
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Apr 11, 3:16 PM

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Ikuni IS the best!
 
Apr 11, 3:18 PM

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This ending song was so good. the peggies are no longer only Kimi no Sei! Kimi no Sei! Kimi no Sei!
 
Apr 11, 3:19 PM

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This is even better than I was expecting. This episode was so lively and enjoyable and I loved it. Most likely gonna be AOTS for me.
 
Apr 11, 3:21 PM

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Why does this have such good animation? Its easily the best animated show of the season
 
Apr 11, 3:23 PM

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Anime of the Year is already here. Nothing else is going to compare to this.

That was one of the best first episodes I've ever seen! I'm ready for Ikuhara's wild ride. The man continues to surpass himself. My heart is tender, but I'm ready for it be ripped out and thrown into the starlight. I'm not a fan of Ikuhara's shorter protects, but this might break the mold for me.
 
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Honestly speaking, this has to be the weirdest thing I have seen in a long time yet the only anime episode I liked this season.

Can't wait for the next 10 episodes, hope it doesn't suck later on

Guess which anime has the best OP and ED this season? This anime (especially the ED my god it's amazing)

TBH the only anime I like this season
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Persona 4 (Golden obviously) is better than Persona 5 imo
 
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