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Jul 22, 8:21 PM

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really bad episode after the first 2. the characters were fine, but they blew through like 3 episodes of late game story in one. I CANT BELIEVE THEY USED THE "CHIEF WAS IN ON IT" CLICHE THIS EARLY ffs.

aside from the story, the editing was so choppy. still frame shortcuts in every fight. characters sliding across the screen when they're feet aren't visible. the camera whipping around like crazy. backgrounds not staying consistent.

the only thing that'll be bringing me back for ep.4 is the waifu and the hope that ep.4 gets things back to normal. who knows, maybe they lost the footage for ep. 3 and had to redo it in a few days.
 
Jul 22, 8:47 PM

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Another good episode. Clearly the chief of police knew something, but not that he was a traitor.
 
Jul 22, 9:01 PM

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Wow this episode blows chunks. Even if I ignore the horrible animation at times (maybe they're on a budget, it's the story that matters), that whole 'secretly I'm evil because racism' twist was just dumb and stupid and also dumb.
 
Jul 22, 9:16 PM

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Man the animation was really bad at times during this episode. I guess that's to be expected from Studio Millepensee.
 
Jul 22, 9:27 PM

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Some pretty interesting things happened, I'm liking how the show keeps scaling it up each episode, the twist with the Chief was kind of random but fuck it right lmao
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Jul 22, 9:35 PM

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good episode, but who the hell was in charge of the animation for this episode??
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Jul 22, 9:52 PM

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Yes animation sucked this episode.

Also the reason behind the terrorism is really funny. Chief doesn't want no sticking aliens to replace the human race, which is funny because he called the MC racist in episode 1.
 
Jul 22, 10:06 PM
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This episode was a roller coaster, it was spectacular.
Tilarna VS Elbaji was a very good fight, the first fight was disadvantageous since Tilarna did not have her sword, but still I was surprised how she got rid of Elbaji's guards with that sword she hid.
Elbaji despite being a scumbag, he has an incredible skill with the sword.

Tilarna looked so cute wearing another type of outfit, although I would have preferred something less provocative and when she stumbled it was too adorable, I share the same opinion as Kenny, the priest's bodyguard, Tilarna is cute.

Tilarna's second fight with Elbaji was better and now Tilarna was able to fight accordingly until she killed Elbaji's trash.

It never crossed my mind that the Chief of Kei would be involved, he took me by surprise and also Zerada knew Kei from when the war was. In the end, Kei gets rid of his boss's traitor and thus takes revenge for his partner.
Damn cliffhanger, just when they find the fairy on the helipad, the episode ends.

It is a shame about the low quality of the animation, but in the end nothing to do, just keep watching without crying, hopefully this does not happen again, episode 1 and 2 were very good. I hope that Kei and Tilarna get rid of the old wizard and save the fairy.
 
Jul 22, 10:25 PM

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I was like ok, not bad, fine, and when they start fighting..
why..!??
what is this!??
what have I watched!??
they didn't even bother to shake the picture to fake animation
I can't stand watching the fight scene so I just switch the page and pretend I'm listening a drama.
 
Jul 22, 11:02 PM
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So far I'm really liking this anime. In this episode you can see that they have lowered the quality of animation but it was still very entertaining.
Tilarna fascinates me, at times is childish and capricious but always acts very mature when the situation requires it. I'm liking how the relationship between the two is progressing.
 
Jul 22, 11:11 PM

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This show is like reading/watching the bullet points of an actual story.

Pretty much this. It felt like placeholder sound and animation. We had some blunders in ep 2 already (like when the guy slides down the fire stairs and there are sparks everywhere but there is zero audio for that), but this episode was atrocious. At some parts of the fight they showed what they wanted to do with some flashy swordplay, just to run out of time/animators and finish with still images.
The direction was so bad it felt like they were working of bullet points to create the scenes and without anything to connect these it not only felt rushed in production, but also rushed in terms of the story itself.

I still like the show, but I fear that this is not a one off episode but it will stay this way or get even worse and if my fear comes true I would be very close to drop my favorite show this season.
The biggest negative of episode 1 was some technical blunders (including the iron couch).
Episode 2 confirmed that with some missing sounds and incomplete animation replaced be still images (and the returning iron couch).
Episode 3 made the problems in episode 2 the norm and also failed to connect the story steps.

Really sad to see this go the way of Märchen Mädchen.
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Jul 22, 11:39 PM

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Didn't read the source but this seems rushed, and the fight scenes were pretty pathetically animated. Looks like I'm going to be disappointed after enjoying the first 2 episodes. Will still probably finish it but that 3rd episode is probably a sign of things to come.
 
Jul 23, 12:16 AM

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Very good episode.I was a bit disappointed by first two but this is ok. The chief of police is correct in what he says. His means on the other hand are awful. You know what they say: road to hell is paved with good intentions. He is right about the fairies being an invading force simply by the fact that they outlive humans by a lot and unlike elves in witcher they do seem to reproduce plenty at least those that came to earth. So he is correct in 3 generations there will be only semanians and half breeds on earth if things continue. Humans will be like animals in the zoo or like indians in reservations. There are other solutions though like having them wear something to not allow them to use magic. But consider that a little girl with a sword could kill a dozen men with guns and you will realize that the earth has been conquered by them and that the UN and the fairies just agreed to do it gradually. Personally I would have went with an airborne disease to affect just semanians. Would solve the problem by limiting the amount that can survive on earth.
 
Jul 23, 12:52 AM

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Dirty cop, and yeah there it was... chief itself!

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Jul 23, 1:16 AM

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The fight animation was meh in this epi. I just hope they ruin it now.
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Jul 23, 3:26 AM
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in 3 episodes they kill the dude that was using the fairy and they reavel and kill a dirty cop as well thats working for bad group and they are almost close to getting the fairy back .. huh it felt like it would have been the whole season of at least the first 6 episodes .

are they rushing this for some reason
 
Jul 23, 4:32 AM
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Great episode

Don't care that much about animation. It looks ok. I did notice some bad drawing, but it did not bother me that much
 
Jul 23, 4:37 AM

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Many others have eloquently expressed my gripes with this episode and how they could be concerning for the show moving forward even beyond the mediocre animation and at times rough art.

The cliche 'police boss being in on the crime' plot point (I personally didn't see it coming until Kei asked him "Why are you here?" The memories of this being done before immediately all came flooding into my head lol), a throwaway mention of a war in the past that will undoubtedly be dragged back up later (why the hell did Kei ask her if Zelada is dangerous in that elevator at the end of the episode AFTER he remembered that dude wiped out his team in said war? Huh?), and the kind of pacing that allows for two seemingly significant characters to get taken out less than 10 minutes apart all raise red flags. Plus the Chief's motivation was stupid as hell.

I'm also preemptively rolling my eyes at the magic properties that Kei's gun is about to have. I'll give it one more episode because I do truly want to like this.
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Jul 23, 4:59 AM

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the weakness of this show is the animation and pacing..

even tho I like the story
 
Jul 23, 5:09 AM

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Tilarna is brave....everyone wanted to lewd her lmao.

The way Elbaji had the camera on him after he supposedly "died" tells me he might not have died actually lol.

The police chief dude being a traitor was a pretty solid twist, I legit didn't see that coming. (or I just haven't seen enough cop movies to predict it) He was put down fast at least.

That Zelada plot really came out of nowhere.

Although I thought that the whole series would be about finding that one fairy but they found it already lol.
 
Jul 23, 6:01 AM

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Out of the 3 episodes so far, this is the weakest, animation and story-wise. The animation took a serious hit probably due to mismanagement on how to take series from the start, as in great animation from Episode 1 to bare-bones this episode. Hopefully this isn't the case.

Story-wise, continuing from the illegal fairy situation, the Chief being the messenger is 2nd nature, nothing to be shocked of, and lacks the punch of the 1st 2 episodes, even if set-up means. The young villain is a one-shot character, really?

Hopefully things can pick up pace soon.
 
Jul 23, 6:22 AM

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Man the episode felt completely rushed. The animation was terrible, art was, poor choreography, still shots yadda yadda. This episode alone made me fearful of what's to come. Story continues to be interesting tho it felt rushed here but dang this was not on the level of the first 2 episodes at all.
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Jul 23, 6:52 AM

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Man the episode felt completely rushed. The animation was terrible, art was, poor choreography, still shots yadda yadda. This episode alone made me fearful of what's to come. Story continues to be interesting tho it felt rushed here but dang this was not on on the level of the first 2 episodes at all.


I think most of us prefer the detective work in investigation episodes that's broken up with bonding moments between our two main characters, as opposed to when it tries to go full blown action movie. Especially since the action is not great. I didn't have a problem with the twist or the police chief's reasons for doing it but I don't think the dialogue in that scene was very good in my opinion.

Also, it's good that the old man turned out to be the one who wiped out Kei's entire unit in the war but maybe it would have had more impact if it were revealed before hand that his entire unit was wiped out by a single man or that he even fought in the war. Maybe have him mention serving in the war but not wanting to talk about it. This is part of the reason why it feels rushed, it kind of just threw a bunch of stuff at you with no build up.
 
Jul 23, 7:14 AM

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Tilarna was an idiot for going after Dennis without help. Well Matoba made it in time.
Also I don't think Dennis is dead yet.
And the chief was betraying them all along huh.
 
Jul 23, 7:23 AM

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Man, Tilarna is so cute
 
Jul 23, 8:42 AM

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Jesus man that animation sucked
 
Jul 23, 8:53 AM

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To manga readers - did the still shots look like the corresponding panels in the manga?
 
Jul 23, 9:07 AM

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I like the show, plot is fine but holly shit, this episode was a disaster when it comes to animation and models. It was a slideshow with such horrid low quality. Not only there was little to no movement, models and backgrounds looked like they were in the lowest resolution possible to make. It's awful to see a decent story ruined by an incompetent studio. For fucks sake, it looks so bad it can actually cause physical pain... I wonder if I'll even watch the next episode, one week might not be enough to get over this piece of shit experience.
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Jul 23, 9:08 AM
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big downgrade from ep. 1 to this holy fuck.
i liked the story and shit, but it felt rushed af. Like, it's missing at least 1 more episode, i dunno.
 
Jul 23, 9:24 AM

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hopefully the plot (which is good so far) can carry the show show, cause the animation won't
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Jul 23, 9:40 AM

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Even tho this episode is a bit underwhelmed (and felt rushed) compared to ep 1 & 2, this series is surprisingly fun.

Til is an absolute cutie.

Really looking forward for upcoming episodes.
 
Jul 23, 10:02 AM
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what the hell happened with the direction this week ? the use of still shots made no sense whatsoever, i've never really seen them used in such an abrupt way that brutally breaks the fluidity of scenes
 
Jul 23, 10:12 AM

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Very entertaining episode until the last 7/8 minutes. I don't know... the plot-twist of Roth being a traitor all along (and a rather cliche one, by the way) and Kei knowing Zelada from beforehand felt out of place and rushed. Such a shame since I really liked how the pacing was being handled during the first two episodes.

The animation and some frames looked quite poor as well but as many others have said, I hope this drop in quality is just a one episode thing.

Anyways, I guess this mini arc will conclude in the next episode. That said, I just hope it ends in a satisfactory note.
 
Jul 23, 10:14 AM
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Wow,
Here I go posting my first reply on a forum in years for this episode.

To be honest, I can't say I care all that much about the animation quality or choreography. It's only the 3rd episode so I will just optimistically assume that they were saving budget for later episodes.

On the other hand, the pacing and some of the developements were absolute shit show.
I can understand Tilarna's reasoning when she got inpatient and tried to find the fairy all by herself but why the hell did she left her sword behind? I would understand if she tried to hide her identity by not carrying a sword but then why the hell did she told Dennis that she is a Knight as soon as she learned who he was? Makes no sense at all.
As many stated before, the Chief twist was a cliche, although I didn't see it coming. Then why the hell did he not accept Tilarna's request of having someone else as a partner if the knew that Matoba was really good? Did he decide that Matoba would look into this case anyway so he tried to slow him down with Tilarna? Well that didn't work out at all, did it? Considering how helpful Tilarna have been at noticing latena stuff. But I find it believable because he probably doesn't understand latena stuff enough to realize that would be the case.
An object (in this case, the sword) saving a characters (Tilarna's) life from a gun or knife is probably the most cliche thing ever. With all that magic and stuff couldn't you come up with a better way to do this? Not to mention, those are definitely not the movements you would expect from someone who didn't hit by the bullet.
Btw, what was that dialogue between Matoba and the dying Chief? With literally zero emotional build up Matoba nonchalantly states that he saw the Chief as a father figure and the Chief says "Oh, yeah? Soz." Really? If you are gonna go for the cliche at least do fcking it right. Show that Matoba is sad for killing this "father figure" and the Chief regreting the thing he has done (maybe not the bomb thing but how he got Matoba's former partner killed and stuff).
That reveal with the Sorcerer (or Magician or whatever) is also really cliche and forced. OK, there was a brief mention of a war but nothing about a unit being whipped out. What is this random shit? Just build this stuff up then reveal.
And lastly, that "an object used for a long time has magic" stuff is another asspull cliche.
Tilarna
-He is using magic, your weapons are no match.
Matoba
-Even this 9mm standard police gun that cannot even properly kill one of his puppets?
Tilarna
-Oh that would work.
FUCK YOU!! Enough of this shit already. It was already stupid in Digimon Adventures 02.

Anyways, I'm still hoping that this episode was rushed in order to save resources for upcoming episodes so I will keep watching. But it still is a shame to have such an episode after how promising the first two were.

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Jul 23, 11:34 AM
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Also, it's good that the old man turned out to be the one who wiped out Kei's entire unit in the war but maybe it would have had more impact if it were revealed before hand that his entire unit was wiped out by a single man or that he even fought in the war. Maybe have him mention serving in the war but not wanting to talk about it. This is part of the reason why it feels rushed, it kind of just threw a bunch of stuff at you with no build up.

They did tell us about it, when Kei went on the boat to pick up Tilarna. The captain asks him if he ever went to their world, and he responds with something along the lines of "Yes, I was in the military. I didn't see the gate though, because we were in a transport plane."

From that, we can tell that there was a war (presumably between the two worlds), Kei was deployed over there, and that something probably happened that made him not want to talk about it.


However, the only reason I remember that was because I started watching the show two days ago. Also, no hint at any tragic event except for vague foreshadowing which only made sense in hindsight. As everyone else already said, this could have been an interesting reveal if they got the buildup and pacing right.


I hope the show manages to recover, because the first two episodes looked really promising.
 
Jul 23, 2:42 PM

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Not a bad episode but why rush so much? If this show pulls a Knight & Magic I'd be pretty pissed because I love it so far.
 
Jul 23, 2:49 PM

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Terrible and rushed episode but still better than anything from OPM Season 2.

If the next episode is equally crap then definitely dropping it.
 
Jul 23, 3:46 PM

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Also, it's good that the old man turned out to be the one who wiped out Kei's entire unit in the war but maybe it would have had more impact if it were revealed before hand that his entire unit was wiped out by a single man or that he even fought in the war. Maybe have him mention serving in the war but not wanting to talk about it. This is part of the reason why it feels rushed, it kind of just threw a bunch of stuff at you with no build up.

They did tell us about it, when Kei went on the boat to pick up Tilarna. The captain asks him if he ever went to their world, and he responds with something along the lines of "Yes, I was in the military. I didn't see the gate though, because we were in a transport plane."

From that, we can tell that there was a war (presumably between the two worlds), Kei was deployed over there, and that something probably happened that made him not want to talk about it.


However, the only reason I remember that was because I started watching the show two days ago. Also, no hint at any tragic event except for vague foreshadowing which only made sense in hindsight. As everyone else already said, this could have been an interesting reveal if they got the buildup and pacing right.


I hope the show manages to recover, because the first two episodes looked really promising.


We're pretty much agreed. I thought there was a possibility that it was mentioned but went ahead with my analysis because it it didn't stick out at all. You'd think it'd be a more important plot point since Kei's new partner is one of the aliens he had to fight against. Wasted opportunity.
 
Jul 23, 3:54 PM

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The show went from "promising" to "garbage truck on fire" in one episode! Production, pacing, scene composition, everything went down the shitter. If the next episode won't come back to form, than it's a solid drop.
 
Jul 23, 4:50 PM
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Stereotype
arabic person= Terrorist

This is a painful racism
 
Jul 23, 4:56 PM

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The captain really stayed behind to get himself kill, he should've left with the guy in red dress. SMH
 
Jul 23, 4:58 PM

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Stereotype
arabic person= Terrorist

This is a painful racism


I didn't even realize that while I was watching it. Damn
 
Jul 23, 5:26 PM

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Hallelujah brother. Kenny understands.

Anyway, this episode got hit hard. Couldn't really tell what was even going on during the fights, and the pacing felt off, and suddenly there's backstory... just felt off, hope next episode is an improvement over this.
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Jul 23, 8:40 PM

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Wow, the quality drop for this episode is pretty severe. I'd honestly like to know what happened here. The first 2 episode were fine and were building things up nicely. Did the studio find out they had less episodes and/or budget to work with than they originally thought or something? Really hope it's just a one time thing but I'm not gonna hold my breath on that.
 
Jul 23, 10:24 PM
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I love this anime, but I think they should put a little more effort into the action scenes, otherwise, all very well.
Wow! We are just going through episode 3 and the criminal case has already had a sudden turn. I didn't imagine that Kei's boss was involved in all this. Poor Kei, what a low blow he received from someone he considered his father.
Now, regarding the villains. I don't think the guy Tilarna cut with his sword is dead, since that bastard appears in the opening, but I hope he is really dead so he doesn't cause any more problems. And regarding Zelada, he has a connection with Matoba, as he mentioned, in the war, but what war? I am intrigued. This anime continues to increase my interest. Hopefully it goes on like this.

Psdt: Tilarna looked very pretty with that dress: 3. She is one of those cute characters that you shouldn't underestimate if you don't want to die. It's rough and great 😁👌.
 
Jul 24, 12:04 AM
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everything else was fine except the animation of the fights
 
Jul 24, 12:34 AM

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Lololol. It's amazing how the quality of this show tanked after just 2 episodes.
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Jul 24, 1:14 AM

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Is everything okay with episode threes this season? First Maou-sama Retry, and now this. This episode was horrible. Almost felt like a completely different show.
 
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A few good moments here and there but too many things happening within this episode that it didn't feel like there was any sense of cohesion. I like the idea of Roth being a villain, his motivation is packed with potential - lots of themes to delve into where he is conspiring to pit mankind against Semaani, in fear that the current relationship of the two only serves Semaani - they will slowly take over Earth. But, Roth reveals his hand this early and dies. Hopefully, we can see that potential with Zelada. Apart from that, this episode looked poor (visually) - production quality taking a dive.
 
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Yeah the animations this episode kinda hurts my brain a little bit.
 
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