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Apr 11, 3:32 PM

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Low_res_Hibiki said:
Why does this have such good animation? Its easily the best animated show of the season


Because they will probably recycle part of the footage in the following episodes.
(Every ikuhara anime do that)
If they must do it, at least make the sequences as possible xD.
 
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this was literally ass
Really great animation and nice cgi too
 
Apr 11, 3:40 PM
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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



spinning motion, circles, boxes, : what connnects people are each of their desires, but those desires can also cause havoc

(the scene with 'lucky selfie fortunes advertisement in the beginning):
The fortune spins, then the 'Idol' stops the spinning to reveal the lucky item: boxes, and this word 'box' is written on the inner part of the circle. Possibly referring to box=desire is found within connection, what connects people, their bond.
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




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.


I also just noticed this:

Spinning motion, circles, boxes, : what connects people are each of their desires, but those desires can also cause havoc.

(the scene with 'lucky selfie fortunes advertisement in the beginning):

The fortune spins, then the 'Idol' stops the spinning to reveal the lucky item: boxes, and this word 'box' is written on the inner part of the circle. Possibly referring to box=desire is found within connection, what connects people, their bond.

Each time I re-watch the episode I'm finding out more things, the fun of Ikuhara show.
 
Apr 11, 3:40 PM
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Just watched episode 1 and all I have to say is what the fuck
 
Apr 11, 3:41 PM

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skacinth said:
Each time I re-watch the episode I'm finding out more things, the fun of Ikuhara show.


Agreed, the rewatch value is amazing xD
 
Apr 11, 3:44 PM

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I have no idea what I just watched but it was fucking incredible
 
Apr 11, 3:47 PM
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Help what did I just watch
 
Apr 11, 3:49 PM

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I'm so happy that I could cry. I love you Ikuhara, please Sarazanmai me.
 
Apr 11, 3:54 PM

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Bizarre story (I love it).
But, I'm now drooling in this beautiful artistic style and fluid animation. Man, the ending is pretty cool too. Best ending.
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Apr 11, 3:56 PM
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Rule #1: Always give Original Anime a go.
 
Apr 11, 4:03 PM

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Somehow this was even crazier than what I expected... I think I love it. It was a bit confusing at first, but I think I can follow. The main trio is pretty cool, the imagery was wild, and I certainly wasn't expecting a few things. Like the main character's secret, and the policemen being able to "extract" desires in another way like that.

Welp, the "kappazon" boxes were cool too, the anime is gorgeous, the OP & ED are pretty cool, and I think that I'm in for a crazy, but enjoyable ride.
 
Apr 11, 4:09 PM

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what the actual fuck? this anime has an obsession for mind blowing scenes
 
Apr 11, 4:13 PM

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I don't know if I'm right, but the scene where they're being 'reborn' to a kappa and the prince of kappa said "dead as you're alive" possibly means human can't live without connection, they're dead as they're alive.
I still don't know the meaning behind the letter "A", maybe someone can figure it out? Because this is I think the most important part.

also meme of the season
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Apr 11, 4:15 PM

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Anyone even remotely surprised/flabbergasted/confused by this has clearly not looked into the staff list and recognized the name Ikuhara.

Looking how much his name is thrown around now upon this rather extreme reaction makes me think enough people will be at least aware of him from now on.
So yeah, do yourself a favour and check out his other works. There is a reason why he's so unique and has inspired a new generation to follow suit.
 
Apr 11, 4:26 PM
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Speaking to any Monogatari fans that might've seen this, did anyone at all hey familiar vibes from this, mainly from the aesthetic of, like the backgrounds and the way ppl in the background don't look normal?
 
Apr 11, 4:26 PM

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Apr 11, 4:31 PM

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Literally the best thing ever, I'm speechless, Ikuhara is saving anime once again as expected.
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Apr 11, 5:03 PM

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I realized something but have no idea what that something is. Give me more.
 
Apr 11, 5:03 PM

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is this what drug-induced hallucinations are like

Seriously though what the fuck am I watching lol

Quick edit: this is absolute trash lmao. Didn't think anything would top Nobunaga-sensei but here it is.
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Apr 11, 5:09 PM

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Completely amazed, probably one of the best first episode of this season so far.

The visuals are clean and the animation is so dynamic. I would assume the similarity to shows like Bakemonogatari and even Mawaru Penguindrum is because of Nobuyuki Takeuchi.

I already knew about the story of kappa taking the organ out of asses but to see it animated like this was hilariously disturbing. Especially so with the anal birthing scenes.

Oh and Kanaboom doing the OP.



 
Apr 11, 5:16 PM

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big_Tortoise said:
Speaking to any Monogatari fans that might've seen this, did anyone at all hey familiar vibes from this, mainly from the aesthetic of, like the backgrounds and the way ppl in the background don't look normal?
Firstly, this is Ikuhara Kunihiko show, you expect it to be weird (and gay as fuck). If anything, this looks and feels incredibly similar to Mawaru Penguindrum, like the people in the background is exactly the same thing in that show. Secondly, Nobuyuki Takeuchi is one of the storyboarder in this episode, that's why it has that SHAFT kind of style in some scenes.
 
Apr 11, 5:32 PM

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Ikuhara is a mad man and I've live for every second of it.

I can't wait to spend the next 10 weeks analyzing every episode to figure out what I just witnessed. lmao
 
Apr 11, 5:39 PM

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WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST WATCH

 
Apr 11, 5:45 PM

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

Sure, dude.
Ikuhara never did anything like this before


 
Apr 11, 5:46 PM

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Yup, definitely an Ikuhara anime. Thank you for blessing this season.
 
Apr 11, 5:48 PM

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this is what the peak of anime looks like, and it's beautiful.
 
Apr 11, 5:55 PM

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Bruhhhhh, I just looked up the Director, and it's the same guy that did Mawaru Penguindrum !!!

This is a serious contender for AOTS already.
 
Apr 11, 6:19 PM

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An anime that is literally about eating ass. because why not.

I will say I was slightly disappointed of how the PVs were a little misleading. I was hoping the whole anime's background setting was going to be real life camera video footage; but the shots used in the PV all came from the ED. But nonetheless, the background art for the anime is still very clean and fresh.
 
Apr 11, 6:21 PM

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Yeahh, that was a mind blowing shit with lots of anuses, boxes with secrets, cross dresser, thief, nerd, idol but more importantly 'kappas'. I think it had a hidden message in this episode but I was too mesmerized to notice. I think it had to do with being 'connected and secrets' stuff.

Anyhow it was a good opening episode and the animation was splendid.
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amazing visuals

def reminds me of penguindrum and meganebu style

super weird story but that aint a complaint

i'm diggin it

Yoruka-Waifu said:
It's a shame to see Ikuhara selling himself to the fujoshis.
oh damn when was i catered?
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watch nodame cantabile

recommend me anything!
 
Apr 11, 6:33 PM
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So, uh.. this episode convinced me to get into other Ikuhara stuff. Binging his stuff starting from now
 
Apr 11, 6:56 PM

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what. the. fuck?

okay ikuhara
 
Apr 11, 6:57 PM
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*visible confusion*
that was good
 
Apr 11, 6:58 PM

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fucking A Ikuhara this was just a blast to watch was both beautifully animated and disgusting at the same time while still having that randomness we come to expect from him leaving us 90% confused till the end.


but how you gonna play us like that i guess if all the years of doing stuff with girls its the boys turn the bait with the idol got me so good i mean at least theres the twin tail sensei?



and boy both the OP and ED are great man i just really liked looking at how clean and colorful this whole thing was
 
Apr 11, 6:59 PM

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Expected Ikuhara Madness.
I thought i was prepared.

But the realitiy is different and i feel no longer ready for this wild ride. Its going to be amazing <3

(hopefully with less butts though lol)
 
Apr 11, 7:00 PM

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I haven't felt this surprised and enthralled by the 'animation' itself since seeing Ep 1 of Flip Flappers.
 
Apr 11, 7:02 PM
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People told me that I was probably not going to like this if I had never watched any other Ikuhara anime.
But this was easily one of the most unique things I've ever seen and I loved it.
I'm definitely going to watch Penguindrum in Spring Break.
 
Apr 11, 7:10 PM

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For an anime this weird, there sure is some amazing animation and music going on here. This is rather unique so I'm gonna stick with it, it's too silly to ignore honestly.
 
Apr 11, 7:23 PM

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Anime of the year has arrived.
 
Apr 11, 7:28 PM

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uh... uuh.... uhh,, Ikuhara?
 
Apr 11, 7:31 PM

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What in the autism was this anal fissure of an anime? Lol, what in the actual f*ck?! Feels like a perfect anime adaptation of 4chan, with everything you'd expect. A bunch of guys sucking on peoples prostates, kappas, no real directionality, and a crossdressing loser. A kappa squirms inside of three teenage boys buttholes and steals their lifeforce and turns them into kappas. Now they must fight zombies and shove their hands up the corpses buttholes and take the lifeforce from them! Will our protagonists learn an important lesson of friendship from this adventure? That plot lol the production quality going into this is amazing, definitely the best-looking anime of the season IMO. There are symbolism and metaphors woven into this episode, but judging from the comments here, the pretentious overthinkers are having their wet dream again.
 
Apr 11, 7:37 PM

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What the flying fuck.
 
Apr 11, 7:45 PM
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I would have enjoyed this so much more if the main characters weren't children. Not a fan of the pedo vibes tbh
 
Apr 11, 8:14 PM

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I think I will just have to wait until this one is finished and watch it in one sitting.... They really had me in the first half of the episode lol. Especially the animation/art with the bridge
 
Apr 11, 8:26 PM

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I have never been so confused and so excited at the same time. What the hell even is this? I love it, but I don't know why.


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Apr 11, 8:39 PM
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Where's the "weird af" option in the poll?
 
Apr 11, 8:49 PM

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Ikuhara in a nutshell

 
Apr 11, 8:55 PM

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Ikuhara turning up the crazy every time. I like the butt stuff.
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Apr 11, 8:57 PM

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I just rewatched this episode 3 times and it's making a lot of sense. I can see where the plot is going or what exactly going on. I recommend you guys to rewatch the first episode.
Also please read this, this is important.
 
Apr 11, 9:07 PM

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odd anime, but loli'll stick wityh it and i'm used with recycled footage from the chinese animations :D
won't bother me one bit :D
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