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Jan 31, 2011 8:27 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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That really felt rushed!
But what power Subaru has!


I really do hope they decide to extend that.
Good work, Subaru, Gainax!
 
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Jan 31, 2011 8:32 AM

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More like a semi bittersweet ending.


 
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Jan 31, 2011 8:42 AM

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Oh man, I want more~!!
 
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Jan 31, 2011 12:49 PM

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wow. this episode was touching! It gave me a feeling that it's the final episode lol
 
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Jan 31, 2011 1:31 PM

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It sure looks like final episode, but I also feel there's more!
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Jan 31, 2011 1:34 PM

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SO MOE I DIED.


On a serious note, it was a bit cliche, corny, and the car sounds made me lol

But the character design and overall art direction was great.

Thumbs up, would like to see more.

That means buying more Subarus, people.
 
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Jan 31, 2011 1:46 PM
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So, Minato confirmed as a girl by the credits?
 
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Jan 31, 2011 3:00 PM

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Oh my god. What the **** did I just watch?

It starts like K-ON! with cute moe girls... and then ends like DTB2. -_-;;

 
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Jan 31, 2011 3:58 PM
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how are you discussing this Ep4 when only the Ep1 was just released in japan and subbed today...
 
Jan 31, 2011 4:41 PM

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ElderKain said:
how are you discussing this Ep4 when only the Ep1 was just released in japan and subbed today...


I think the OP got confused with the episode being broken up until 4 parts, they thought each part = 1 episode?
 
Jan 31, 2011 6:38 PM
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I think the OP got confused with the episode being broken up until 4 parts, they thought each part = 1 episode?

Ah ok. Well the Ep1 is only 6:05 long, so it's very short, so in a way, the Ep4 can be considered like the last part of ep1 since 4 of these ep1s would be a total of 24:20 which is like the length of 1 episode, lol.

But still to discuss the Ep4 part before it airs seems weird as it is...
 
Jan 31, 2011 7:04 PM

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Nice and low quality.

Just like the inside of a real Subaru.
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Feb 1, 2011 12:53 AM

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Felt like a pilot version, but it was good for how short it was. Hopefully it'll get a complete TV anime/movie sometime.
 
Feb 1, 2011 1:11 AM

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I'm just going with anidb and them saying it's 4 webisodes.
For a second, in the beginning, I thought this had the potential of becoming space scenery porn; then I went to look at some cloud porn.
 
Feb 1, 2011 1:36 AM

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tsubasalover said:
It sure looks like final episode, but I also feel there's more!


As far as I know, its only 4 episodes for this version... But I won't count out a full series if this pilot goes over well.

 
Feb 1, 2011 2:00 AM
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lol so much moe, and ye i think this is the final episode already, the animation is top notch btw
 
Feb 1, 2011 2:30 AM

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This wasn't bad and it looks great. Also another role for Ayuru Ohashi, YAY.
 
Feb 1, 2011 2:42 AM

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Even though it was for the car advertisement purpose, the level of quality was just amazing. I can say it was successful project. It was very nice even being so short.
 
Feb 1, 2011 2:48 AM

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It was Mahou Shoujo K-ON! for the first two parts,
than it became better! XD

The four parts could have been edited into a single 20minute OVA though, and it really felt like this was just a pilot episode for a longer series - although this much was more than enough for me.

Gotta love the 'fragments could destroy the world' explanation, it's so thrilling and original :P
 
Feb 1, 2011 5:03 AM

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Dunno how you but I want more. If this thing would get full plot it could be smth good. 4 6 min. eps is too few
 
Feb 1, 2011 5:58 AM

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That felt rushed. And it feels like a final episode. Overall that was good.



 
Feb 1, 2011 6:20 AM

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This has been a weird and lol anime to now :P
I even laughed when Subaru was crying :P

And yeah, felt like this was the last ep, but bet it`ll say airing here on mal for many months :P

 
Feb 1, 2011 7:34 AM

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More anime should have this pacing. Needless to say, I liked it. Nothing special, but enjoyable nonetheless.
 
Feb 1, 2011 8:57 AM

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Nothing to say but Vroom Vroom.
 
Feb 1, 2011 10:20 AM
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So, is Subaru worth buying or not?
 
Feb 1, 2011 10:26 AM

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According to ANN these 4 short eps is all we get.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-01-31/subaru-gainax-hokago-no-pleiades-anime-debuts-online

Great quality for a commercial, but it felt like watching a recap for a longer series.
 
Feb 1, 2011 10:40 AM

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This was very nice, I would watch a full TV series if they made one.
Also, LOL@people who thought this would be about cars & LOLOLOL@people writing negative reviews on MAL.
 
Feb 1, 2011 10:49 AM

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The true happy mahou shoujo of this season.
That was good and cute. Looking for more.
 
Feb 1, 2011 11:01 AM

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All the artwork during the ED was gorgeous.
 
Feb 1, 2011 11:59 AM

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stevewiess01 said:
It starts like K-ON! with cute moe girls... and then ends like DTB2. -_-;;
Haha, I did kind of get some DtB vibes, too. It also felt like Starry Sky. Plus the president reminded me of the one in Star Driver, and the engine fragments reminded me of the konpeito in Kobato.

I thought the animation was rather impressive for such a short show. I wanted to see more of Minato, though. Not sure how I feel about Subaru blocking a giant fireball with her body, either. Nonetheless, it was fun to watch.
 
Feb 1, 2011 12:27 PM

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That was pretty cool. I'd love to see some more at this level of production.

I highly doubt it though.
 
Feb 1, 2011 12:47 PM

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ElderKain said:
peacecraft said:
I think the OP got confused with the episode being broken up until 4 parts, they thought each part = 1 episode?

Ah ok. Well the Ep1 is only 6:05 long, so it's very short, so in a way, the Ep4 can be considered like the last part of ep1 since 4 of these ep1s would be a total of 24:20 which is like the length of 1 episode, lol.

But still to discuss the Ep4 part before it airs seems weird as it is...


It already aired >_> It's on the website called Anime Season English subbed- I just watch #1, 2, 3 & 4 all of which are aprox. 6 Minutes long and the 4th segment had an ending where as the others didn't- it seems like it should be listed as 4 parts to episode 1 in my opinion- however, it said each 6 minutes was an episode... it's confusing. But really cute.
 
Feb 1, 2011 1:07 PM

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Eh. I generally like Gainax quite a bit, but this was just meh. Art/animation was on par, but otherwise I just didn't give a damn what was going on. I'll just tell myself it's all Subaru's fault and pretend it never happened.
 
Feb 1, 2011 1:07 PM

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I actually kind liked this, even though it was ridiculously short.
 
Feb 1, 2011 1:23 PM

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Pretty cute right here.

 
Feb 1, 2011 4:06 PM

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Aw man!!! I want more! D: I totally would not mind watching a longer remake of this series. It had plot potential! And I can't believe this is to advertise a car I didn't even realize it was a car advertisement( I don't know about car company names) until I read it here on the summary and I was "wha O-o? "
 
Feb 1, 2011 4:18 PM

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I'd call it decent. High quality animation. Kind of meh story. Didn't really have a Gainax vibe to it. Oh well. Still a decent show.
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Feb 1, 2011 4:42 PM
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I liked it, it was pretty good for the short time they were given. Although really, you can't even tell that this is sponsored by a car company at all; not like Subaru is an uncommon name or anything. Fun 20-so minutes, I'd probably watch it if it were to ever come out in a full series. Not to mention the animation (and the concept art at the end of the ending song) was pretty awesome.

(Enter obligatory complaint about great plot holes and average plotline here.)
 
Feb 1, 2011 5:33 PM

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The animation's nice, and the characters have potential, IF this was a full series. For what's been given, it's not really much, though I would've like to have seen at least one car...
 
Feb 1, 2011 6:01 PM

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So ... If I buy a new Subaru now, they'll give free lolis ?
 
Feb 1, 2011 8:51 PM

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Although the story seems rushed and cliche, I'm loving the animation and character designs!
I'm also confused about the gender of the antagonist at first. He has such a feminine look.
 
Feb 1, 2011 9:22 PM
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For me, the great animation and art doesn't make up for the lack of story and character depth. Why? Because I think this should be a longer project. I know they did this for commercials... but... that doesn't excuse the fact that it left out a lot.
 
Feb 1, 2011 9:25 PM

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this anime sux....... it felt rlly rushed and ..... too time convincing.
 
Feb 1, 2011 11:09 PM

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it was really short and felt rushed but it was pretty good ^^

id watch if it was made into a series!!!
 
Feb 2, 2011 12:42 AM

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It was bad,
 
Feb 2, 2011 2:17 AM
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I loved it. LOVED IT! The art was beautiful- I love celestial themed anime. I want more. More pretty art. More Minato. More Aoi. Didn't really care all that much for Subaru. Or the length of the series. It would've done nicely with 30 minute episodes, like normal. I hope that it eventually gets fleshed out someday.
The ED was cute, and catchy, too.
 
Feb 2, 2011 3:00 AM

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It was very good for a short anime but then again there was a lot of stuff missing - which can never be but into 4 6 minute episodes.

The art and character design were really great though.

I'm gonna give this 5/10.
 
Feb 2, 2011 3:02 AM

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Feb 2, 2011 5:56 AM

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Delusional and incomplete as mahou shoujo but surely good for Subaru cars. :D

Also Madoka Magika > all.
 
Feb 2, 2011 6:31 AM

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Nice finish, I gave it a 9/10 for animation alone!
The battle scene was gorgeous!

I would have gave it a 10, but it's too rushed.

Would love to see a series on par with this animation, but I highly doubt even if it get's a series, it would be this HQ.

Urahara Out!!
 
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