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Jan 10, 2011 12:40 AM

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I wish they had ended the episode with a cliffhanger; the battles seem way too short.

I know exactly what you mean. With the way it was going for a second there I thought they might, but then I remembered, "Oh yeah, this is Star Driver. That's not happening..." XD
 
Jan 10, 2011 1:57 AM

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Sugata and his epic pillar of light is always awesome

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Jan 10, 2011 2:06 AM
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C'mon, release Phase 3 already, do something interesting for a change. I sound like one of those people who faithfully reads Naruto every week just to complain, but Star Driver still has some hope and I want to believe that things will wrap up nicely. Anyway, for this show's standards, an ok episode overall with some intriguing questions raised:

- What is the deal with Head? First he is frozen, then he quickly appears at Zero Time?

- What is Ivrogne doing at Glittering Crux Brigade, and why is she not bothered even if the others knew about her identity?

- How can Sugata remember Ayingot?

- This:

stevewiess01 said:
Um, Can someone explain what happened to Takuto's arm in this picture?


Depending on how Star Drive answers this, it could become an awesome series... or fall into the mediocre school life-harem anime category, with some one minute mecha battles just for the heck of it.
 
Jan 10, 2011 2:08 AM

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this ep was for sure a improvement still the fights are to short for a action anime...
 
Jan 10, 2011 3:20 AM

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Seems like Ivrogne will play a major role in the story from this point on.

This theory is based on the assumption that Ivrogne (Keito) is a maiden;

I think the reason she joined Kiraboshi is somewhat related to her relationship with Wako and Sugata (they were childhood friends). We are told that the Shindou family is always required to marry one of the maidens of the island.

Assuming that Ivrogne had feelings for Sugata since she was young, she may have held a grudge against Wako as she was chosen as Sugata's fiancee instead of Ivrogne herself.

I have no idea how this could be related to the development of the story, but that idea just suddenly popped into my mind. xD
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Jan 10, 2011 5:28 AM

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this is from the guy who did the black rose duelist arc in utena, so expect some mindfuckery


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Jan 10, 2011 5:34 AM
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finally, there's a real story development..
I actually enjoyed this episode, but one thing was bothering me...Wako!!
Why did she show disappointed face when it's decided that Mizuno & Takuto will have kiss scene?!
Didn't she like Sugata??
 
Jan 10, 2011 5:39 AM
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ios said:
endtime said:
Speculation from the new episode:

MASSIVE SPOILERS MAYBE read at your own risk~




also, not really related to this episode, but:

endtime said:


yep i hope those speculations will be true or atleast be better as that will make the story more interesting and awesome if not on a masterpiece level


Assuming you are correct, Samekh is the final boss.
 
Jan 10, 2011 8:56 AM

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Wa- wait. So like Ivronge is one of the maidens, huh? Then the 'bus theory' was right back in the episode when Sakana-chan left, but wait again. How is she a member of Glittering Crux while she's a maiden, wtf!?
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Jan 10, 2011 9:19 AM
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Ivrogne is definitely the East Maiden. They show a quick glimpse of her during Marino's use of Ayingott's eye.
Picture from Ayingott's eye

It also explains why Marino recognized her during the meeting where Manticore discusses what she saw.
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Jan 10, 2011 9:37 AM

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I prefer opening number 1 but I do really like that it is basically just the night of the opening.

Also more than a minute in the Zero Space, nice, now if only we can get a good battle.

I still find myself really liking Marimo more than any other minor character in this show, and I totally misread the hint at first and thought she was the maiden, but looking back on it, she just isn't real.

Figures...
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Jan 10, 2011 10:33 AM

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Ah finally, the ball is rolling and I actually have questions about the plot that I sort of want answered in time. I am interested in everyone else especially Mizuno and the antagonists more the main three characters(I can't wait for Tauburn to get defeated at least once, Wako is boring although cute at times and Sugata is more and more like that big red easy button from Staples ad). Short fight but better than all the previous ones. I hope it gets better.

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Um, Can someone explain what happened to Takuto's arm in this picture?

My guess is Takuto's arm looks severed because the animators incorrectly colored Mizuno's finger green.
 
Jan 10, 2011 11:24 AM

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didn't really like the new opening I miss the old one. the new cybody was interesting but it still lost too fast.

the 4 maidens surprising nobody. I'm still waiting for the plot to move more forward. the Sugata/Head confrontations at least are somewhat interesting. I'd much rather Takuto be with Mizuno or her sister too.
 
Jan 10, 2011 12:36 PM
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Hurrah it's getting more interesting again.
I love this series and the music. But i do agree that somethings need to be answered and some of the fight scenes just seem too short. Also i think there is a link between Head and Takuto, but I'm not sure i'm guessing here.
Please correct me if i'm wrong XD
 
Jan 10, 2011 6:45 PM

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New OP and ED were both pretty good, but the animation could be better
Anyways, the plot is moving along it seems, it appears Ivrogne is the last maiden? Interesting, plus I like that Head's back now :D He's part of Marino's group? O_O
Anyway, that new Cybody was pretty cool (especially its power of seeing the maidens) but the fight was lame as usual. I mean come on, 14 episodes in, I was expecting a change (at least with the new OP / ED) but nope, same old rerun >_<
 
Jan 10, 2011 7:34 PM

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New OP and ED. Not as good as Aqua Timez but still good. I loved this episode! Sugata is just the best! Loved the little fantasy that Wako had, so yaoi <3
 
Jan 11, 2011 11:48 AM

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I agree that Star Driver is just getting better now, but that Ayingott fight was SO disappointing. At least flesh out the fight a bit more D:
 
Jan 11, 2011 1:15 PM

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New opening were good and it felt more serious, as with the episode. I pray.
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Jan 11, 2011 3:37 PM

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stevewiess01 said:
Um, Can someone explain what happened to Takuto's arm in this picture?


OMG!!! I MISSED THIS?! HOW?! *goes back to check the episode* O.O What the...?

Anyway, the story is getting better... which is more than I can say about some other aspects, like the Zero Time fights. None have lasted more than a few minutes, and the episode layouts are all the same! You can predict when there is gonna be a fight, against who, and when it will end. I'm actually afraid that they screw up the fight (or fights) in which Samekh shows up (if he shows up in any, that is). Because that thing looks nothing less than awesome in the opening, leading me to believe that a fight in which he appears could be very good, if properly done.

About the OP, I almost yelled at the screen when I saw the first few seconds. I thought they had only switched the animation from the first opening to night time. Fortunately they didn't, but I wouldn't be surprised if they had done it.
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Jan 11, 2011 5:25 PM

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hmmm, so possibly the twins aren't actually twins... perhaps Manticore is the West Maiden, or the West Maiden is Manticore? I'm so confused! Regardless, it looks like the maiden situation is exposed now and hopefully things will move forward more aggressively soon.

There are a lot of interesting ideas being thrown around this thread.

 
Jan 12, 2011 5:31 AM
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I have a feeling about this: Mizuno & Marino are the same person. Either that or Marino is an illusion created by Mizuno.

Anyone think that way too?
 
Jan 12, 2011 5:52 AM
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I have a feeling about this: Mizuno & Marino are the same person. Either that or Marino is an illusion created by Mizuno.
Anyone think that way too?
yes lots of people think that way too, pay attention to Sugata and Head conversation on this episode they talk about painting and how its related to being a creator and the next scene you see Mizuno painting right? so it might imply that Mizuno's first phase power is creation and that she created Marino

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Also, what's up with Head? His body froze when Sugata entered Zero Time, but then he was there too.
watch episode 1 again Takuto is frozen in time too at first then later was able to move in zero-time so same scenario happen to the Head imo

some speculate that the Head is in third phase just like Takuto is
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Jan 12, 2011 7:10 AM

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I wonder why Takuto doesn't break into the base again. I mean, he knows where it is. p:
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Jan 14, 2011 12:00 AM
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ios said:
viral_hun said:
Also, what's up with Head? His body froze when Sugata entered Zero Time, but then he was there too.


watch episode 1 again Takuto is frozen in time too at first then later was able to move in zero-time so same scenario happen to the Head imo

some speculate that the Head is in third phase just like Takuto is


Erm... Is that old news? Of course, a person like Head must have something good to match the Takuto.

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I wonder why Takuto doesn't break into the base again. I mean, he knows where it is. p:


Cos there's no reason to break in? Not like he can call his Tauburn to destroy everything in there.
 
Jan 14, 2011 6:12 AM

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darkxdestiny said:
I have a feeling about this: Mizuno & Marino are the same person. Either that or Marino is an illusion created by Mizuno.

Anyone think that way too?



Yes I think that way.
First in the opening, the two are back to back, then Marino disappears, leaving Mizuno alone.
During the fight, we see Mizuno's past, and Marino isn't there.
Just before Ayingott goes berserk he puts its main eye on Manticore. Isn't it because he knows she's a maiden ?

In my opinion, during her childhood, when she was alone, Mizuno creates herself a big sister to support her. Then with her powers, she made her real (that's why everyone can see her).

I think that way because it explains why Mizuno doesn't appear in Zero Time, and why she always guesses the flavor of the ice cream right.

We can say for sure that Ivrogne is the 4th maiden, and I think her seal is not broken yet because the seals have to be broken in a specific order. If not, why don't they come for Wako, who appears each time in Zero Time?

So it was one of the best episode so far.
 
Jan 14, 2011 9:02 AM

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During the fight, we see Mizuno's past, and Marino isn't there.
Just before Ayingott goes berserk he puts its main eye on Manticore. Isn't it because he knows she's a maiden ?

In my opinion, during her childhood, when she was alone, Mizuno creates herself a big sister to support her. Then with her powers, she made her real (that's why everyone can see her).

I think that way because it explains why Mizuno doesn't appear in Zero Time, and why she always guesses the flavor of the ice cream right.

Makes sense except the last part. How's making Mizuno stop her from appearing in zero time? Shouldn't activating first phase make you appear in zero time? Unless you mean her first phase is self splitting whereby half her personality is split to Mizuno (including her maiden powers). Would also explain why they're so different.

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We can say for sure that Ivrogne is the 4th maiden, and I think her seal is not broken yet because the seals have to be broken in a specific order. If not, why don't they come for Wako, who appears each time in Zero Time?

Cause Takuto is protecting her. The reason they've been trying to beat him is cause he is in the way of breaking Wako's seal.
 
Jan 14, 2011 9:11 AM

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Just dropped this show. When you go to download episode 14 but realise you just can't deal with the monotonous, repetitive nature and generic try-hard mecha/shonenesque themes of a show, you realise it's time to drop out, no matter how many episode you forced yourself through, convincing yourself "dude, you're in deep, you're better off finishing it." I mean, I got through kimi ni fucking todoke but I couldn't make my way through half what is admittedly a halfway decent series.
 
Jan 14, 2011 4:20 PM

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Better episode than the last few. That three eye thing was interesting and the plot seems to be moving.

Can someone tell me why exactly they need those four maidens and why they are four of them? I haven't been paying much attention it seems.

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As usual the battle is meh but looks like the story is getting good. Looks like the assumption of the four maidens in the bus was true afterall.

Props to the guy who got it right. Also, a Star Driver PSP Game? Awesome!


Wait, so the black haired girl is a maiden too?
 
Jan 14, 2011 7:15 PM

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I knew if I stuck with this, it'd get better. I had my doubts but I'm glad I stuck with it. Let's see where this goes now...
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Jan 14, 2011 7:55 PM

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Monad said:
Wait, so the black haired girl is a maiden too?
Ivrogne - it seems she is, but it is yet to be confirmed in the show.
 
Jan 15, 2011 5:18 AM
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Monad said:

Can someone tell me why exactly they need those four maidens and why they are four of them? I haven't been paying much attention it seems.


the Glittering Crux plan is to break all the seals of the four maidens and when they accomplished that the Cybodies (the robots) can move even in the real world, so you could say the Zero Time is just a cage for the Cybodies

and for those who are interested here is a translated interview of the director and script writer it contains lot of infos http://ninteenpointzerofour.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/igarashi-x-enokido-start-of-the-second-half-long-interview/
 
Jan 15, 2011 10:16 PM
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Iilia said:
Monad said:
Wait, so the black haired girl is a maiden too?
Ivrogne - it seems she is, but it is yet to be confirmed in the show.

It was confirmed. Ayingott saw her.
 
Jan 17, 2011 6:07 AM

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new opening and ending :D i liked those more than the first one
LOL Wako imagination goes wild again XD
yaay Head came back :D now it will be MORE interesting
 
Jan 17, 2011 12:20 PM

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Wow - that was quiet an erotic scene as Marino rebuilt Ayingott.
 
Jan 27, 2011 3:56 AM
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not good
 
Feb 7, 2011 12:33 PM

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Great opening and <3<3 jelousy Wako :P
 
Feb 23, 2011 9:39 AM

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The new OP and ED are not bad at all and Wako had always perverse thought :D
 
Apr 24, 2011 10:09 AM

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Since when does the maiden's twin sister have a crush on Takuto? That seriously came out of nowhere.
 
Sep 20, 2011 12:51 PM

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i probably replayed mizuno saying "right, right, right" like a hundred times now, lol
"bimbo, bimbo bimboooo"
i was seriously thinking this fight might have lasted until the next episode, cuz it looked so evil and much stronger, but it died excalty like the other ones.
i hope they actually do the kiss scene, harld any animes follow through when they do stuff like that.


 
Apr 28, 2013 9:29 PM

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I hope that after this, the repetitive nature of this series will change.

Though now it's less than half episodes left so it's kind of a little too late.
 
Jul 7, 2013 6:39 PM

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Noooo, not shorter transformation scenes. :(


 
Aug 24, 2013 12:50 PM
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It's getting serious and most of the girls in this anime is pretty now it's time for me to sleep.
 
Mar 10, 2014 4:26 AM

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5/5

Why must it always end so soon and so always so anonymous?
Give us a cut and let them lead to bad! D:
Plot decided that another shake-up, Yay! * _ *
Entertaining narrative, the characters are all charismatic and I do like getting the series.
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I'm very curious to know the rest! : D
 
Sep 10, 2014 3:04 PM

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What a great episode, really loved the overall action and small love development so let's see what's next! Nice new OP and ED!
 
Mar 25, 2015 5:45 AM

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This anime is sooooo BBBBOOORRRRIIIINNNNGGGGGG. I don't know why I'm still watching it. I keep hoping that at some point this anime will do something that is slightly interesting but nope it hasn't. The characters are generic. As much as I can make out what is going on with the plot, that is also Boring. I've seen it before. The episodes are Too formulaic, boring school scenes followed by boring robot fight. There isn't any tension in the fights because they aren't spending any time on them, then the school scenes aren't that exciting either. They are spending soooo much time on random side characters, and the villains no less, that I haven't even seen any character development with the 3 main characters. .... They are going in too many directions to be that master of anything right now.
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May 7, 2016 1:44 AM

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Harem is growing and they keep falling ~ <3 . Love & Gangan ~ !!
Maybe libido is also a canvas ~ .. that is maybe to that fight just now ~ .
Pretty great episode. New OP and ED are getting too good. So does the Plot ~ .
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Sep 1, 2016 7:37 PM

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WOW could an OP be any more cliche'd?!
The new songs sound generic and I don't like them as much as the last ones...
We got to see Mizuno again this episode (yay!) but I wish Ta-kun showed more interest in her...
It seems no matter WHO is in the episode, it's always about Wako.
I don't WANT to hate Wako, but I can't LIKE her when she's got the personality profile of a loose leaf sheet of paper.

The next episode looks heated for these sisters... I hope everything's OK.
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Jan 20, 2017 11:16 PM

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Finally some development, looks like shit starts to hit the fan.
 
Oct 7, 2017 9:38 PM

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This was pretty weak episode of the show imo. The battle was also way too short and not to mention that there wasn't that super fantastic mc's transformation :\ Way too dissapointing!!
 
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