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Poll: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto Episode 12 Discussion

Dec 20, 2010 6:32 AM

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So, Sugata's sex drive must be out of this world considering he is the only one that has ever awakened.
I love Takato and Tauburn dearly, but their introduction in zero time is starting to get REALLY boring.
Dec 20, 2010 9:57 AM

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Kanako is still awesome, Mizuno's song is getting boring(this didn't happen with mah Sakana), fights are getting boring, the story isn't progressing)well, maybe a bit). I wish they'd start seriously progressing with the story, i really do.
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Dec 20, 2010 11:29 AM

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randomperson2229 said:
Stop flirting with everyone Takuto! You belong with either Wako or Mizuno!

lol..."it's a pinch!" ^.^
Dec 20, 2010 1:12 PM

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hahaha.. she's a boxing queen.. XD still didn't win, though..

is it just me or the fight scenes should be longer?

oh well, great animation still..
Dec 20, 2010 2:03 PM

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LOL I like how Takuto's always just like "Oh god please stop talking to me...D|" During class xD;

Also "It's a sundaeeee..." LOL

And wow wtf Takuto is almost as much of a pimp as Touma from Index. Wtfsorz.
Dec 20, 2010 4:35 PM

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VillettaIchihara said:
So, Sugata's sex drive must be out of this world considering he is the only one that has ever awakened.

No, no, it's that Samehk had already absorbed enough energy and libido from Sugata's predecessors to revive. But yeah, he probably does have a satisfactory amount of libido to at least have awakened.

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Dec 20, 2010 4:37 PM

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It´s a Sundae! xD lol

garfield15 said:
I was not expecting the Pile (?) to turn into a rocket punch.

Yeah, don´t expected it too, but he wins because of that things.
Dec 20, 2010 6:16 PM

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More and more Kanako ...
I love her. :D
Dec 20, 2010 8:36 PM

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Finally caught back up.

I'm really tired of Takuto pulling new attacks out of his ass and winning every battle in one hit after getting kicked around for the first part of the battle :\ Creativity, guys, I want some.

Greenslut is my second favorite girl character now :D
Dec 20, 2010 10:14 PM

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garfield15 said:
They explained Samekh and the sleeping thing in this episode.
That was one of the things I liked about this episode. I hope even more things are explained soon.
Dec 20, 2010 11:05 PM
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Ugh, Takuto is plot armored by mutliple folds... WTF is with the Pile Crusher(for some reason I was expecting Takuto to say Pile Driver)?
Dec 21, 2010 8:03 PM

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for some reason, "pile" reminded me of poop ( manure pile IDK LMFAO ) poop crusher... heh. B] & omg slutanabe is such a hbic I'M MAD AT MYSELF FOR NOT REALIZING THAT TIL NOW. i like girls who can throw killer punches. ;w;

please don't let star driver turn into some harem shit, oh my god.... facepalming.

oh, and it seems like tauburn's just gonna keep on providing new weapons/attacks for takuto, lmao. =A=
Dec 22, 2010 3:11 AM

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Paul said:

Also, thought Takuto was gonna use Giga Drill Breaker for a second

This, really.

Dec 22, 2010 11:32 PM

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I dropped this series after episode 2 because I was confused by the plot and didn't really understand anything.

I gave this anime a second chance because of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, an amazing anime by the same studio, and I am glad I did because the plot/characters are quite interesting. Kind of shocked to see that this anime is receiving so little attention, compared to other Fall 2010 shows such as OreImo or Bakuman. I am only judging this by the amount of ratings/posts per episode but it seems to me that the first episode may have given people the wrong impression about the series.

Anyways, I am curious to see what will happen with Kanako and Takuto now that she's out of the picture for the Crux. The kiss she gave Takuto at the end was quite clever, rolling down the window like that. It must be important to note that Takuto was the only boy (so far) that she has kissed without the glass. Kanako also showed a different, more youthful side to her -- she smiled quite a bit at Takuto. The impression I had of her before was that she was quite cold and manipulative, but now I am beginning to doubt the accuracy of that depiction.

The music in this episode felt fitting, I think that's an unsung hero of the series, the music is used effectively to transition between the regular and zero time scenes. While I liked the fight song "Monochrome", I think I like this new theme song even more. The sound is really distinct, especially during the "Approvoise" part of the song. It sounds like a happy song, which makes for a strange contrast since it is played before fights. The song is probably reflective of the maiden that sings it than the scene, but still the contrast is interesting.

As for the fight itself, I have to wonder just how many moves Takuto's Cybody has because using its 'skirt' as a cannon must have been the last thing I would expect. Since Takuto did not take out his swords at the start, I thought he had a sense of chivalry and wanted to fight on even terms -- since they were in a boxing ring and all. Instead, Takuto chooses to blast her away with a spinning cannon attack, guess no code of honor was recognized there. In general, I like my mecha fights longer than the fights that have been shown in Star Driver so far, where the fights seem to consist of only an initial attack from the enemy, and then an effective counter-attack by Takuto.

However, Star Driver has shown it is not simply another mecha where combat is the centerpiece. Rather, it is more of a drama with only a tinge of mecha elements. This balance makes the series a bit unique since it has taken a proven formula of mecha series, and significantly altered it to create something different.

I look forward to see what direction the plot of Star Driver will take next.
Dec 23, 2010 8:25 AM

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Kanako-centered ep was entertaining.. :)
Dec 23, 2010 9:04 AM

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Another fun little episode and this one it felt like we were near to getting some plot going, however it didn't move again and Takuto had another 2 minute fight, just skip the fight one episode show, please.
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Dec 23, 2010 12:52 PM

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Kanako is win. LOVE that b*tch.

I like the depth their making to the show.. annnnnd the kiss at the end... priceless!

Oh Takuto, you naughty boy ;)
Dec 23, 2010 4:17 PM

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Except for needing more Kanako. This show really, really needs more Sarina. She's getting less time on screen all the time. I am disappoint.

And I was so expecting a 'piledriver' when he said "pile...... crusher".

Oh and,

^That was so full of win.
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Dec 23, 2010 7:40 PM

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Thought this was possibly one of the best episodes ... until the fight scene. I mean come on, SERIOUSLY? Can you NOT go ONE episode without one?! Not to mention it was the same old with Takuto magically defeating her in like ONE MINUTE?! COME ON PEOPLE -_-"
That aside, Kanako is seriously one of my favourite characters. Very interesting and actually quite enjoyable (minus the Zero Time, of course). So they can repair cybodies now? Plus apparently Samehk or w/e is usable now? Hmm ... ;O
I wish they'd stop adding girls to the harem. I mean seriously? -_-"
Anyways, seems like RA person likes Sugata? :O Yay! Another girl who doesn't like Takuto! :D
Dec 27, 2010 11:58 PM
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That line of Takuto's works so often xD
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Dec 31, 2010 9:31 AM

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God I love Kanako she cracks me up every time, sadly the fighting scene I thought would be better. D:
Jan 12, 2011 9:26 AM

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Haha, "There's no point filling a bucket with a hole in it." Oh, Keito/Ivrogne. It's true, there's no stopping Mrs. Watanabe and her glass-kissing.

Love the sexy music that usually plays after, "Nee, Takuto-kun..."

The date scene was adorable. Kanako is somewhat sad, not having "regular" friends or things to do, she treasures simple things like sitting with Takuto in a cafe. And LMAO. "It's a sundae...!"

Hmmm...! Sugata and Head are alike, according to Head! Very Utena. Waiting for Head to get his red sports car out and start "revolutionizing the world." ;X

Didn't even realize the OP hadn't played, until halfway through the episode, when it kicked in. O_o;;

*_____________* Mrs. Watanabe boxing! So sexy~

Ahaha~ the electric pink boxing ring, and Kanako's Cybody looks like a lion! ...Well, I hoped she would be a boss fight, being a Brigade Leader and all, that was a little disappointing. But, if the Crux Brigade can repair defeated Cybodies using "libido," (how Utena, LOL) and everyone reaches their 3rd Phase, perhaps Kanako will eventually "kill" Takuto-kun.

"You can't do that! I'm married." AHAHAHAHA~! Sexy, sexy tease, Mrs. Watanabe. XD
Jan 25, 2011 10:30 PM
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wow naise smooosh there :P
Jan 28, 2011 6:55 PM

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Oh the glass moves :P
Feb 11, 2011 6:07 AM

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You can't do that! I'm married!
Feb 23, 2011 9:03 AM

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After watched this episode I started to like Kanako somehow. She is beautiful and smart but she lost to Takuto so fast lol
And the new technique Pile is awesome :D
Feb 25, 2011 11:15 AM
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This show needs to start to make sense some day. Even the character development sucks ass... seriously.
Feb 28, 2011 4:50 AM

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Takuto should just sex her already.

Fight scenes are getting really dull, but at least the music is nice.
Mar 15, 2011 10:01 PM

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This show indeed does not make sense. I won't talk about quality story here.

But it's fun to watch. Continue on...
Apr 16, 2011 3:44 PM

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This show got a lot better now that Kanako's playing a bigger role. But I think it's over for her now. ;_;

And I want Monochrome back!
Jun 7, 2011 3:47 AM

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I really enjoyed this episode.

It really made me look at Kanoko in a different light compared to her usual self. And anyone beside me found it ironic that the CM of Ultraman Zero was played? Since both Takuto and Ultraman Zero are voiced by the same VA.
Sep 19, 2011 6:57 PM

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Paul said:
Enjoyed this episode more than the recent.

Kinda sad they're just recycling Mizuno's song scenes.

Also, thought Takuto was gonna use Giga Drill Breaker for a second... artwork changed and everything but ended up using Pile Crusher :(

Also, nice kiss scene.

the artwork looked like it actually did change to that show. it was fricken awesome!!

Mar 26, 2012 1:13 AM
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Good episode and some interesting elements mixed in.
May 28, 2012 12:42 PM

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Kanako is definitely the best girl in this show.
Mar 8, 2013 12:58 PM

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everything was perfect except the pace

the show moves too quickly
Apr 26, 2013 11:56 PM

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I'm glad she finally had her ass handed to her.
Kissing through the glass was getting as repetitive as the show itself.

Oh look the next episode focuses on the girl I hate.
Jun 21, 2013 3:28 AM

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It's a sundae/sunday.

Kanako boxing wut?
Don't bother if you don't know how special effects were done without computers.

Aug 24, 2013 10:35 AM
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I've said this many times but Kanako is so hot.
Feb 22, 2014 3:08 PM

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Lol. Introduced a new move and wiped her so fast. The formulaic mecha fights, while still pleasing to the eye, is quite repetitive all things considered.
Mar 8, 2014 3:54 AM

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Full episode of "chilli".
It's not bad, Takuto pulls his amatory arts, bravo ladies' man, who knows how many of them fall! XD
Entertaining narrative, dialogue and well set up, but not great clash because it lasts forever so little.
Good technique, great level designs! : D

The next will be the administrator and then what? LOL
Sep 9, 2014 3:40 PM

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Pretty lovely episode in general, quite liked that ending xD nice kiss ^^ and also quite lovely action!
Dec 26, 2014 12:01 AM

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I mostly find this female character really disgusting and slutty... for a girl of her self to be specially married... well most of the antagonist female characters are.. just kissing whoever they like... that just throws me off...
I hope the main protagonist of the series picks the pink haired girl one... she's really an exception... not that I dont like the yellow haired one.. but because from the first episode she didnt even hesitated on giving the mouth to mouth... even though its really important cause he might die.. but from some anime's I've watch they hesitated and got only convince cause it's important... cause It seems like she's already use to kissing even though she's a shrine maiden...
that just throws me off (o_O)
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May 7, 2016 12:22 AM

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MC you .. Galactic "Play" Boy ~ !! Such popularity to be renowned for .
There's more than meets the eye . Close your eyes and don't mind the glass ~ .
PRETTY GREAT EPISODE ~ !!! Still Invincible and Simple-minded ~ !!
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Sep 1, 2016 5:51 PM

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The kiss is what made this episode for me! I can't explain why, but I thought it was too cute how Ta-kun actually accepted and went to kiss her through the glass. Her tricking him was even better~ XP

My girl, Mizuno, appeared too, so that's a plus.

I REALLY hope this show does not dissolve even further into a harem because that is NOT what the description advertised.

Also, has anyone noticed the Power Trio looks just like Team Sonic from Sonic Heroes???

The color scheme is on point.
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Jan 20, 2017 1:56 AM

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Oct 5, 2017 8:54 PM

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I found this episode interesting! The chemistry was hot here! But I kinda worried so many -gons now MC is dealing with!
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