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Apr 9, 2008 5:26 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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well, i liked the first episode as far as animation goes, since i wasn't able to understand much from what they were saying D: and i'll need to rewatch this when subs come out... aah, my japanese needs more practice. anyway, i like the idea behind this show. it's interesting and original. the animation is very good. what i didn't like were the female characters. come on, what's wrong with character designers?! either they make the characters anorectic (most of series with Nabari no Ou from this season) or obese. come on, you can't call that any other way, they don't look average to me and i found them a little repulsive to watch, especially minamo looked like a piglet. and i don't mean a cute one. and there was a fanservice pantyshot, so i guess it's kinda targeted at people who like girls looking like that. imho she would've look a lot better a little thinner...
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like this maybe?

err... anyway i'm looking forward to the subs and the next episode..

oh and a little comparison with a character from nabari no ou. made it for teh lulz ^^
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Apr 10, 2008 8:38 AM

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Rope scene at the beginning owns all =) Kinda surprised at the extent of fanservice so far.


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Apr 10, 2008 8:55 AM

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i don't really think fanservice suits a series like this. i don't recall any fanservice in Production I.G.'s other big series like Ghost Hound or Seirei no Moribito..
 
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Apr 11, 2008 9:02 AM

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That was an interesting first episode, and so far I like the story. I was quite surprised at the twist nearly the end of the episode. That was a nice parallel with the japanese legend of Urashima Taro.
And the animation was very good! :D
 
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Apr 19, 2008 11:16 PM

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This series seems fairly interesting and the animation looks nice.
Well anyways it was a good first episode, the scene with that guy getting his arm rung out by the cable was pretty brutal although he didn't even seem to feel it lol
And yeah I agree with ephemeralM, those girls did seem pretty thick or I guess..voluptuous lol
Oh yeah and the old naked guy at the end was really GAR!
 
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Apr 19, 2008 11:55 PM

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that was quite good. i really got in to it. the whole concept really intruiging.

 
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Apr 20, 2008 12:21 AM

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It was pretty good, the plot was interesting and unique, and the characters are actually compelling and make me want to watch more. And on top of all that they get an automatic "best ending of the season" simply for hiring Last Alliance. Not that the song itself isn't amazing anyway.
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Apr 20, 2008 2:04 AM

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Whoa, this was really good. I really enjoyed this first episode.
The beggining scene was simply suberb!
 
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Apr 20, 2008 3:47 AM
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I liked it too, interesting topic. This has a lot of potential.

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Apr 20, 2008 5:34 AM

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I found this one quite cool, seems to have a unique story.
 
Apr 20, 2008 6:21 AM

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It was pretty interesting. The animation was pretty top notch and the story seems good.

 
Apr 20, 2008 6:40 AM

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Im excited, just from the first episode, I can tell Im gonna like this anime. :D

This is gonna be really good, I can tell. <3 Intuition.. >.> <.<
The ending was a bit confusing though, where he was all underwater.. Luv the ending theme! :DDD

Can't wait for the next ep. ^^
 
Apr 20, 2008 7:44 AM

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wow, so this session has not left us in despair yet.
This show seems very promising and has a lot of potential.
Good start - I look forward to more of this. :)
 
Apr 20, 2008 8:42 AM

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The first episode was weird. But I like it very much. The plot seems to have tons of potential and I like the animation and the characters.
It's interesting to see an old man as main character and the whole diving into cyberspace idea, seems to be very good.

One of the few new animeshows that I really like. Now I need only Kaiba, and everything is perfect xD
 
Apr 20, 2008 9:38 AM

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i also think the plot has a lot of potential, but to be honest.... the arm shredding to pieces kinda caught me off guard... not that I hate blood, but it was just at such a random time... aside from that, not bad start, but to be honest, I have no clue what this series is about from the first ep... we'll see though...
 
Apr 20, 2008 9:50 AM

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I want to see some NakedOldManxSea doujins.

The water explosions were sick. Don't like that helper chick. Ending was great.
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Apr 20, 2008 11:27 AM

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The animation was nice, even though I could have lived without the fanservice. I thought it was interesting, but I don't think I really understand what's going on yet. I'm looking forward to the next episode!
 
Apr 20, 2008 11:53 AM

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Too much fanservice as some people pointed out, but it was a promising first episode overall.
 
Apr 20, 2008 11:59 AM

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the old naked guy at the end was really GAR!

GAR he was indeed.
Unless Library Wars turn out better, this is my pick for best anime of the season.
 
Apr 20, 2008 12:54 PM

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Loved it - Very good animation. The fight scene on the pier had a good frame rate. They spent some money. I havin't pickked my season favorites, but this just shot to the top of the canidates
 
Apr 20, 2008 2:05 PM

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Interesting, wonder how it will all play out.


 
Apr 20, 2008 2:15 PM

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Pretty nice and interesting, looking forward to more...


 
Apr 20, 2008 3:06 PM

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Very interesting. This series has a lot of potential, and the animation was great.




 
Apr 20, 2008 4:59 PM

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ephemeralM said:
i don't really think fanservice suits a series like this. i don't recall any fanservice in Production I.G.'s other big series like Ghost Hound or Seirei no Moribito..


Agreed, it was surprising and disappointing, the concept seems interesting enough no reason to add in the fanservice. Hopefully it will be toned down in future episodes, but I doubt it.
 
Apr 20, 2008 6:51 PM

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was there fanservice really? i must have missed it because i only caught it once.

why do all the girls look the same....are they all clones/cyborgs? the plot seems pretty good but what i dont understand is how

1. the scientist still looks decently young, whereas his diver friend is an old fart.
2. the scientist had his arm pretty much destroyed by a cable yet it is functioning 50 years later but the diver can't walk.

 
Apr 20, 2008 7:18 PM

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not much was explained so i am curious to see what the story is all about.
 
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crazy_eights said:
what i dont understand is how:

1. the scientist still looks decently young, whereas his diver friend is an old fart.
2. the scientist had his arm pretty much destroyed by a cable yet it is functioning 50 years later but the diver can't walk.


His friend is "cyber" or apart of the metal er whatever. Like how the old guy becomes young again when he enters the metal.

Anyways, show seems great. Loved the women. "Obese"? What the heck are you talking about? I actually go outside, unlike some of you(sorry to be blunt) and I see real women in real life with my own eyes and most women are not toothpicks. And I know because I'm pretty damn toothpick-y.

 
Apr 21, 2008 4:27 AM

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liked it, but will see how the plot pans out
 
Apr 21, 2008 4:49 AM

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i didn't expect this one to be this good..
the charecters are a bit faty.. specially the girls <_<
and i felt sick when i saw the old man naked.. gross :s
but over all i liked the anime..and didn't feel the time passing while watching..

just why there is only one ep per week? geeh >o<


 
Apr 21, 2008 6:06 AM

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I'll give this 5 for originality.

And what's up with the females characters being so chubby on the leg? The animation is superb though so I won't be complaining much. w00t!

 
Apr 21, 2008 6:41 AM

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I liked! Could have definately done without the weird fanservice, though...
old man nudity was definately GAR, the faties are...well....its new for me and i dont mind it really...i find it a bit more realistic than stick figure animes....but it seems....exentuated...
like, noticeable...
they could be more subtle about it
LIKE, BY EXCLUDING FAN SERVICE, OR SOMTHING..
but the story is definately interesting, so far
Rope scene made me cringe alot
in terms of best anime? i'm more for Persona Trinity Soul or Mnemosyne....This is good, but thats just the first episode so far...
it is interesting
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Apr 21, 2008 12:18 PM
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Nabs said:
i'm more for Persona Trinity Soul or Mnemosyne....This is good, but thats just the first episode so far...
it is interesting


What about Persona is good? I dropped it because there didn't seem to be anything good about it at all.

Also, why all the hate for fanservice?

 
Apr 21, 2008 1:48 PM

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Agree to the statements here. Interesting with a lot of potential, but still very confusing.


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Anyways, show seems great. Loved the women. "Obese"? What the heck are you talking about? I actually go outside, unlike some of you(sorry to be blunt) and I see real women in real life with my own eyes and most women are not toothpicks. And I know because I'm pretty damn toothpick-y.


.....well.....I know this kind of appearance is quite lifelike, but some of us are watching anime in order to avoid looking at the chubby reality. ^^
 
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Very confusing first episode, but other than that the story seemed pretty interesting, even though it was hard to follow at times. Hopefully the second episode will shed a little light on what's going on :P
 
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I think it will be a good story after all. And i liked the character design because it looks more natural then the usual fanservice. It simply fits the mood of this type of story. ;-)

By the way: That girls dont look ugly. They look some kind of normal (just normal) to me.
 
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.....well.....I know this kind of appearance is quite lifelike, but some of us are watching anime in order to avoid looking at the chubby reality. ^^


My point isn't that it's lifelike so much. I was sort of exaggerating. Moreso I was trying to make a point that they aren't obese.

 
Apr 21, 2008 7:51 PM
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Interesting concept, and some typically great animation and design work from I.G. Good start overall. Although...


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FTGT said:

.....well.....I know this kind of appearance is quite lifelike, but some of us are watching anime in order to avoid looking at the chubby reality. ^^


My point isn't that it's lifelike so much. I was sort of exaggerating. Moreso I was trying to make a point that they aren't obese.


Chunkier girls = closer to reality? Depends where you live.

 
Apr 22, 2008 5:54 AM

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Guys are always in for the slim girls eh? Well, that's guys alright. ^_^

Somehow, the first episode didn't quite establish the plot. I've no qualms about the animation as it's simply superb, but it's quite "shaky" yet with what the story is all about. Yeah, it's the first episode, but it should've been able to plant the "foundations" of the story. So far, they left quite a lot of empty terms as far as the first episode went.

Another thing that throws me off is the fanservice. Seriously, it doesn't exactly fit this anime - not this type. These big-boobed chubby girls sure have potential of ruining a good sci-fi show.

I'll still be watching this though and hope it gets better.
 
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AnimusNathan said:
crazy_eights said:
"Obese"? What the heck are you talking about? I actually go outside, unlike some of you(sorry to be blunt) and I see real women in real life with my own eyes and most women are not toothpicks.


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Chunkier girls = closer to reality? Depends where you live.


I DO get out a lot (it's called making a living) and yes, I see a lot of chunky/chubby women; but then I live in the UK where eating habits of the general public aren't exactly too healthy. For the most part I didn't see this in Japan nor on my travels through much of Asia, so no, I doubt very much the decision for chunky girls here was anything other than an artistic preference. Perhaps the animators have a thing for weightier chicks.

Whatever...

 
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personally I liked it, looks like it has alot of potential to be more than it shows currently. As for the size of the female characters.... Motoko had huge legs compared to her body in GiTS and the round faces could be described as artistic license or it could be part of the series overview and not fully understood till we've seen more episodes. Don't fixate too much on the animation as it's the story which drives us to keep watching it. If you just want pixie~esque girls in your anime go watch some hentai I say.

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Apr 22, 2008 1:13 PM
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I didn't understand the story at all :S but I heard this is going to be epic, so I'm sticking with it for a while ;3

And the girls were ick D:
 
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If you just want pixie~esque girls in your anime go watch some hentai I say.


...or To-LOVE-Ru.

 
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Otakuman said:
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If you just want pixie~esque girls in your anime go watch some hentai I say.


...or To-LOVE-Ru.


... or Kanokon

The Girls looked very similar to me. Maybe it is some plot behind it and the good looking girls hiding behind the next corner. ;-) But i guess, a good story don't need any fanservice.
 
Apr 23, 2008 5:32 AM

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I guess I'm giving this a chance until the second episode and see if the plot develops better and if the fanservice continues on. Hopefully not or this would really suck.

EDIT: Changed my mind. Dropped. :p
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But i guess, a good story don't need any fanservice.


Couldn't agree more, which is why I can't understand the need for it here. It's completely out of place 0_0

 
Apr 24, 2008 6:08 AM

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Eh, I can admit it that I liked it. Interesting story with mystery and good effects. Waiting for new episode :P
 
Apr 24, 2008 10:15 AM
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I found this rather weird - not used to seeing tubby girls in anime, could turn out quite well. Then again, it could not. Animation's nice.

Fanservice doesn't really bother me, unless it's all fanservice and nothing else which this clearly isn't.
 
Apr 28, 2008 11:57 AM

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Very good. Nothing more to say.
 
May 3, 2008 10:15 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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well, i liked the first episode as far as animation goes, since i wasn't able to understand much from what they were saying D: and i'll need to rewatch this when subs come out... aah, my japanese needs more practice. anyway, i like the idea behind this show. it's interesting and original. the animation is very good. what i didn't like were the female characters. come on, what's wrong with character designers?! either they make the characters anorectic (most of series with Nabari no Ou from this season) or obese. come on, you can't call that any other way, they don't look average to me and i found them a little repulsive to watch, especially minamo looked like a piglet. and i don't mean a cute one. and there was a fanservice pantyshot, so i guess it's kinda targeted at people who like girls looking like that. imho she would've look a lot better a little thinner...

like this maybe?

err... anyway i'm looking forward to the subs and the next episode..

oh and a little comparison with a character from nabari no ou. made it for teh lulz ^^


lol I totally agree. When I saw the first girl I was thinking "eh one fat legged girl is fine" then after that it seemed like every girl had huge legs lol. They need to add some diversity in here. They cant all have the same body shape XD.

I'm liking this series. It's a bit confusing but it's got that cyberpunk Ghost in the Shell feel when that guy dives into the meta net.
 
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I'm little confusing when I watch the first epiosde, but it's good enough to me.
 
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