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Feb 25, 2011 12:46 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Very cute!
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Feb 25, 2011 9:29 PM

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i felt a vibe of China more than Nara from the futuristic city (and 2.5D-ish air)
Mt. Yoshino(?my guess) scene was beautiful though it was felt somewhat abrupt
i think it needs more length. 28 mins was too short for this story

Mugi's voice was nice. Kotobuki is getting better and better.

...4/5 (9/10)
 
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Feb 27, 2011 5:32 PM

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Koi☆Sento portrayed Nara as a mixture of Japan's historic past and future. With interesting character like Toto (a cute cyborg princess!?), the white laughing deer, and the giant Buddha(!) robot, the show had so much potential.

Unfortunately, 28 mins was too short to develop any meaningful story and the only thing that developed was the romance between Toto and Shinichi. It probably had to do with the fact that the show was fulled animated in 3D.

Anyway, even before the BD/DVD came out, I loved listening to OP/ED theme "Startline" from Kotobuki Minato, whose singing voice has a slight tomboyish resemblance to Tomatsu Haruka, who also belongs to the singing group Sphere.


 
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Feb 27, 2011 9:11 PM

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Startline is ED and the coupling song to that (metamorphose) is OP. I think it's really matching. OP sounds tradition (introducing the feel to the anime) and ED sounds happy (end of anime).
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Feb 27, 2011 9:47 PM

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tsubasalover said:
Startline is ED and the coupling song to that (metamorphose) is OP. I think it's really matching. OP sounds tradition (introducing the feel to the anime) and ED sounds happy (end of anime).

For some reason, I remembered only the name of the ED theme, because the title of the album was named after it. Anyway, I feel glad I'm not the only who likes the OP/ED theme of Koi Sento. :)

 
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Apr 10, 2011 8:03 AM
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where can I find the Raw for Koisento? any ideas?
 
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Apr 26, 2011 12:01 PM
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lol deers xD
was kinda interesting to see that kind anime xD
 
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Apr 26, 2011 2:29 PM

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It had a herd of dear taking down two giant robot Buddhas piloted by men in afros with giant dicky bows

In other words, it was awesome
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Apr 26, 2011 7:25 PM

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What the fuck...
 
Apr 27, 2011 1:47 AM

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I think this had the potential to be a legitimate series. Anywhoo.... I loved the white deer.
 
Apr 27, 2011 3:29 AM

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I couldnt stop thinking about Gantz with those moving Buddha statues and whatnot xD Anyways cute little thing ^^

 
Apr 27, 2011 3:36 AM

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Why did they make it an OVA? Why not an movie. This would have been a great one. Exept that bitch and her 2 sons. Hate it when they make the badguys like that. But I loved it other than that.
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Apr 27, 2011 3:52 AM

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Perhaps since Sunrise made it a BD Special, they wanted to see what people who bought it thought about it. If it received positive reviews, they might make a similar story into a series or a film later on.

Or it could just be an anime to remind the Japanese people about the 1300th anniversary of Heijō-kyō.

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Apr 27, 2011 9:13 AM

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best . ending . ever xD
 
Apr 27, 2011 11:02 AM

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Pretty awesome anime~ I wish it was an actual series though or a movie. Seemed to awesome to be that short.
 
Apr 27, 2011 12:50 PM
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I think if this was a movie, it would be better to understand what's going on. Nice animation though.
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Apr 27, 2011 3:10 PM

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Ekvi said:
I couldnt stop thinking about Gantz with those moving Buddha statues and whatnot xD Anyways cute little thing ^^


haha I thought of Gantz as well. I'll never look at those the same way.
 
Apr 27, 2011 4:11 PM

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What with the animation, I dunno it's good thing or bad thing... just weird...
 
Apr 27, 2011 4:33 PM

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Ekvi said:
I couldnt stop thinking about Gantz with those moving Buddha statues and whatnot xD


yah same here lol
kotobuki minako was the sole reason i watched this, and im glad i did xp
her voice is so lovely and adorable, OP and ED and this short OVA did quite well



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Apr 27, 2011 4:39 PM

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I like the animation, it's different. I enjoyed the OVA, though it could have used about 30 minutes more to develop things. Minako Kotobuki (pretty much the only reason I watched this) did a good job too. 7/10
 
Apr 27, 2011 5:53 PM

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i love the fact that they were able to make this into a 25min OVA just wish it was longer!,and i took about half way through it for me get used to the shellshading artstyle it was just werid when Toto was the only 3d person when she was in the crowd of people.
 
Apr 28, 2011 1:23 AM
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I didn't like the CGI animation but the romance factor was cute. 6/10
 
Apr 28, 2011 4:15 AM

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.....very Good OVA I give it 8\10
 
Apr 28, 2011 11:02 AM

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Uggghhh, that was awful. I didn't expect to watch something worse than the HotD OVA today, but boy was I wrong.
 
Apr 28, 2011 5:28 PM

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That didn't make any sense at all... it definitely should have been longer, if only to explain things a little better.
 
Apr 28, 2011 9:19 PM

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fiucking amazing, really, AMAZING, why can't this be a movie?
great feeling, ambient, pacing, charas, love it all, the animation even for CGI was vert good.
8/10
 
Apr 30, 2011 2:23 AM

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Ah, some good ol' toaster sex anime (I kid, I kid).

The style of animation was pretty unique and it took me a bit of time to get used to it. Loved all the random lolwut deer scenes though.

I would have liked at least a tiny bit of explanation of what the old woman was doing and why she staked her entire life on HRF-12.

Cute and short. 7/10
 
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I would have liked at least a tiny bit of explanation of what the old woman was doing and why she staked her entire life on HRF-12.

It's not specifically explained, but my assumption is that the old lady wanted to use Toto's body as he own once they were able to complete her. However, since Toto has a mind of it's own, she fled.
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May 4, 2011 12:40 PM

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I could've gone for a feature length film on this! The white deer stole the show!
 
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best part, i lold hard :D
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May 9, 2011 5:09 PM

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YES. The white laughing deer ftw!!

A beautiful, although short, love story. Definitely worth the watch!
 
Jun 16, 2011 4:30 AM

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If only it was a series or movie or something..

It just disappointed me with the length like BRS.

But I like everything else about it especially Minako's voice on OP and ED as well as her dubbing on Toto. (well, the art was a bit...)
 
Aug 20, 2011 10:01 AM

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The 3D didn't bother me as much as it did in Norageki .
To short , not much going fot it, just the romance. And also deers.


I don't know if it was intentional or not but was that a The 5th Element reference, when she escapes?


 
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The English Dub version is awesome as all get out. Currently watching it on ATT UVerse... Its really cute and Sentai Filmworks gets some credit for putting in some really good voice actors. --- Randy
 
Mar 8, 2012 7:08 AM
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Very nice short and extremely good direction from Shuhei Morita. He already proved with Kakurenbo and FREEDOM that he was one of the best new directors of Japanese animation and he delivered once again a fantastic and almost complete work in such a difficult format as the 25-minutes OVA. Great pace and characters too.

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Apr 18, 2012 11:50 PM

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I understand the stiffness of movement when it comes to giant statues and robots but it's annoying when human characters in CGI animation doesn't do that fluid movement you expect them to have. Ah well, ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌

Looks like the people who've seen Gantz can help but have this different gut reaction seeing those moving giant statutes. LOL At least the freaking statues here were not aliens.
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Dec 23, 2012 4:22 PM

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10/10 wish it wasnt an OVA


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Apr 9, 2013 12:15 PM

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6.67 is way too low for this anime.
It was really good, but I guess only the most active anime fans would ever go out of their way to find and watch this. They tend to be the harshest critics.

I give this an 8/10
 
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Not bad a compact story and pretty sweet ending, I did loved the short song and the concept of the end! The dears were a strange symbole to the show but well it gives the show something unique!

What did bother me was the use of CG, for a reason it was to obvious although it was well done it felt wrong...
 
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I really liked the animation and art in this.
It also had good pacing and surprisingly very likable characters. And it was overall cute and pretty good.
I just didn't understand how she was able to comeback? the old woman said she will turn to junk in an hour, and there was something wrong with her hand and leg (she had trouble moving them), but then they never address that again. Those people who made her couldn't have fixed her either since it seems they were arrested. I would have given it higher than 7/10 if not for this.
 
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★★★☆☆
Could've been better without the CGI. Not that good to me.
 
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This was actually a pretty feel-good story. ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)
 
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