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Jul 8, 2011 4:57 AM

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lol i loved this it was awesome...though that incest i didnt see comming o.o but still great episode...

PS: Penguins are srs biznus dont fck with them X3
 
Jul 8, 2011 5:24 AM

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this episode is pro. but what i liked most is that they began with "I hate the word "Fate" and ended with it too, and at the very last minute they sprung up "I love the word Fate" to change naive ppls' thinkings about the world. This anime is clearly teaching you about how to change Fate, whether you like it or not, in an epic comedic style with a bit of seriousness. 10/10 so far ... I hope it gets better!!!

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Jul 8, 2011 5:35 AM
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Really...people who drop an anime on their first episode are stupid... you don't even get much from the first episode...stay 1 or 2 more episodes before crashing an anime.
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Jul 8, 2011 5:46 AM

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it was really good until kan kissed his sister.


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Jul 8, 2011 5:47 AM

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I don't know what the hell I just watched except that it was pretty and I'm gonna stick around.
 
Jul 8, 2011 6:10 AM

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i thought i recognised the singer in this OP! arakawa under the bridge OP :D
INCEST :S!
looks very promising, those penguins were so LOL! the best part was when he asked that mum coming out of the shop with her child about the penguin and she told her son to ignore him because he is crazy haha, then when he was running away from the penguin and it was following him and he was like WAAAAA! mega lolz at that!
 
Jul 8, 2011 6:14 AM

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I really don't know why everyone was so surprised by the incest. This is from the director of Utena people. In Utena there wasn't a single brother and sister that wasn't interested in screwing each other senseless. I saw that last twist coming though not quite as soon.

I expect style over substance with this show. And as already said, this is ten times better than Star driver ever was. This is Utena's true spiritual successor. But that may be jumping the gun. It's only the first episode and there are plenty of ways this can go wrong.

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Jul 8, 2011 6:16 AM

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Merue said:
it was really good until kan kissed his sister.

Just to clarify, he didn't kiss her (yet).

It's still very much stoppable.
 
Jul 8, 2011 6:40 AM

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Watching for the penguins.
 
Jul 8, 2011 6:47 AM

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from the moment I saw the character's noses, I had a hunch it was from the same director as Utena XD

And then the "lets pull something out of your chest"-scene.

Then at the end of the episode with the incest, I was like, yeahhh that's Ikuhara for you
 
Jul 8, 2011 6:48 AM

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Kan...what the hell, man?

It might just be a coincidence, but the girls' hair colors in the ED, other than someone who appears to be Himari, are Kan's and Shouma's. Lesbian incest? Instant 10/10 right there. This is the most impressive first episode of the season by far, and now I'm all the more excited to see Utena, which is on my PTW (I'm sure for most of you here, it's mainly the other way around, haha).
 
Jul 8, 2011 7:11 AM

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Sounds to me like 2 animes combined together as follows centered.
For one FLCL and the other once is Excel Saga because of the whole random aspect.
Despite that it was fun.

Sounds to me like Himari got a second chance at the price of a another entity being celestial or spiritual should I say came into her to possess. Now it's kind of obvious in the spoiler
in regards to the possession but I do wonder about this whole computer system here. There is also to determine what is the purpose of the “Survival Game” and of “The Penguin Drum” Anyway, I love normal Himari as follows,

and all her different poses and appearance in the spoiler
I was very sad to see Himari collapsed and suffering on the bed. Damn stupid doctor can stay gloomy and I do think the scans show a brain tumor?

The last thing that made WTF and O_O is the following,

holy shit incest BS! WTF Kanba! What is your purpose here? This is no sleeping beauty. Himari is safe but I have yet to determine what is the world in the spoiler
is only through soul traveling or dreams?

Some elements,
  • Himari once transformed got a nice fan service load into us in the spoiler
    that's OK because her body is quite well done.

  • In regards to the OP, bring the following characters in the spoiler now!
    a crazy ass girl with a gun? Some princess wannabe and some pink haired beauty taking drugs? Wow! Now that I want to see.

  • It was kind of obvious of the 3 penguins in the OP that it was them in the spoiler
    whether it was them hiding or being in a box frozen.

Anyone though of the following anime:
Penguin Musume Heart

I got vibes from that one too.

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Silly zimno you forgot the ecchi one in the spoiler
now that I could live with.

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Jul 8, 2011 8:06 AM

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IT's so cute!

But I DON'T GET THE STORY!!!!
ok, at first, I thought the brothers are just sister-complex, BUT WHAT? THAT GUY KISSED HIS SISTER (or intend to kiss her)? in a romantic way!! nevermind the incest (which I usaully really hate), I'm watching this just for the PENGUINNNNS!

AND THE ED!! Did her brothers turned into some magical girls too?? O_O

btw, I smell Summer War in this!
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Jul 8, 2011 8:13 AM

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That...was interesting. So many things happened in this episode so Im kinda confused to whats going on. Im going to stick with this anime till the end, seems like its worth the watch.



 
Jul 8, 2011 8:21 AM

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When Himari pulled that "thing" out of Kanba's chest at the end of the alternate universe sequence, that looked a lot like Utena. I don't exactly know what happened there. Also, the black outfit with the long hair on Himari looked a lot like Utena's uniform. Shouma's face reminded me a lot of Miki from Utena. The utter weirdness of some of the stuff... just plain Utena. The idea of fate as a recurring thing is also Utena-ish. Can you tell I like Utena?

If anything, I'll just watch this because the guy who made Utena is making this, but I do like where it is going. The world is filled with color, especially their house. I do hope there is more weirdness in store. The OP and ED songs need a bit more to them though.

What is a "Penguin Drum"? I am intrigued. Is it a drum made from penguin skin? Does it command penguins? Is it actually a drum or membranophone of some kind? Guess time will tell.
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Jul 8, 2011 8:35 AM

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I just found this season's incest anime.

 
Jul 8, 2011 8:44 AM

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Jul 8, 2011 8:51 AM
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That was quite odd. One of those three is definitely delusional. The music's pretty nice.


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Jul 8, 2011 8:55 AM

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Okay, that anime threw me off. There were a lot of things I did not expect in this anime

1) Sister dying with 10 minutes. I thought they were going to build up to that later on
2) The whole transformation sequence.......wtf
3) SISTER COMPLEX!!!! BIGGEST WTF?!!!!!!!!

Also, I'm sooooo confused about what's going on. Oh well, I'm going to watching this one
 
Jul 8, 2011 9:08 AM
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the penguin hat look like macaroni penguin or maybe royal penguin to me
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IT's so cute!

But I DON'T GET THE STORY!!!!
.. I think the story is bout 2 guy trying to prolong the life of Himari by obeying the penguin hatHimari.well, its just first episode anyway =P
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Jul 8, 2011 9:18 AM

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I found this extremely interesting. The penguin following with the umbrella was hilarious!!! I can't believe Kamba kissed his sister or almost kissed her...that was shocking...

Anyways definitely watching....

Disgustingly cute.....nice wording Shouma..
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Jul 8, 2011 9:24 AM

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Suddenly, I don't care about anything else (except Natsume Yuujinchou San).
 
Jul 8, 2011 9:43 AM
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I don't know what to feel while watching this, Am I supposed to feel happy,sad,or confused.

....I'll go with confused :/
 
Jul 8, 2011 9:56 AM
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Well, that blew just about every other premier this season away... getting major Utena-vibes. My expectations are high, hope it lives up to them.
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Jul 8, 2011 10:01 AM

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I think I will be shafted/gainexed by the end of this series and love it.
 
Jul 8, 2011 10:02 AM

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It was okay till the KISS -_- still watching it tho..
 
Jul 8, 2011 10:06 AM

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WHAT THE HECK?!??!?!?
 
Jul 8, 2011 11:31 AM

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Well....That was interesting.
Love the art, can't wait to see more, although the incest bit irked me off. Oo;
 
Jul 8, 2011 11:48 AM

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I don't know what the hell happened.....but I do know this.........this anime will be pretty interesting, especially if you have cute little penguins doing house work on the very first episode. Plus the art is awesome. Not to mention the whole "mahou shoujo" transformation scene was pretty awesome in my opinion.
 
Jul 8, 2011 11:52 AM

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The episode really was all over the place and tried to evoke several polar opposite emotions and present completely different scenarios in matter of minutes. I found it hard to care about the characters at all, and I seriously hope they're not going to keep this pacing up for the rest of the series. But I'm intrigued to watch some more and I do see potential in this show. And I doubt that anything Kunihiko Ikuhara produces can have completely no value.

Also I didn't see the new Coaltar of the Deepers song coming. I was extremely surprised and mad with joy. Definitely the ED of the year for me.
 
Jul 8, 2011 12:00 PM

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I'm not sure if I want to watch the rest of this series, it's not my style, but I'm so curious about what will happen, I guess I'll stick around for a couple more episodes.
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Jul 8, 2011 12:02 PM

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I think this anime is going to use the, "Show now, explain later" approach quite a bit.

Did anyone else replay the opening theme like 6 times like I did? Such a good opening. I love the art style too, it's very different and so colorful and vibrant. This is definitely going to be the best this season along with Usagi Drop.

I'm already waiting for the next episode.

5/5
 
Jul 8, 2011 12:36 PM
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It was good until the incest part........

Most likely will drop this. Just can't understand japanese and their obsession with incest.
 
Jul 8, 2011 1:39 PM

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It was good until the incest part........

Most likely will drop this. Just can't understand japanese and their obsession with incest.


+1, i agree on this point, it had me interested for the whole episode until the brother decides to kiss his sister in her sleep.... had this not happened i would probably continue to watch but at this point its getting dropped from my list...
 
Jul 8, 2011 1:39 PM

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Yeah...I dunno...

Gonna put it in my to watch list for the time being and wait until more (all) eps are out and then consider actually watching it. Not really my type of show I'm afraid. The only reason why I even watched this ep was because upon reading the title I remembered reading that Kawakami Tomoko was supposed to be involved in this. So I was only watching this because of her.
 
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I must humbly admit that I didn't know Kunihiko Ikuhara before this episode, having only seen the first few episodes of Utena. Now I can say that I admire and respect the man. This first episode is so outstanding in terms of animation, art, and above all direction, that I don't really know how to rate it. On top of that the music is pitch perfect and the characters are incredibly vivid and quirky... I just loved it. And I guess I need to watch the full Utena series also now.

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Jul 8, 2011 2:02 PM

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Pretty good so far. The only downside was yet another terrible song by Yakushimaru Etsuko (thankfully not as bad as her others, though).

I liked the songs idk.
 
Jul 8, 2011 2:04 PM

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It was simply pure awesome. That "transformation" scene, man... And then there was the wincest, even better.
 
Jul 8, 2011 2:14 PM

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whoa they kissed. Aren't they family?

 
Jul 8, 2011 2:18 PM

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whoa they kissed. Aren't they family?

Problem?
 
Jul 8, 2011 2:31 PM
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Okok. This anime seems quite interesting, but.. How the hell is this a slice of life? XD
 
Jul 8, 2011 2:36 PM

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Okok. This anime seems quite interesting, but.. How the hell is this a slice of life? XD
It's just a placeholder tag from before it aired because nobody knew anything about it.

It should probably be replaced with comedy, drama and either supernatural or magic (I'm not sure which one is more fitting, probably magic) for now, until we find out more.
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Jul 8, 2011 2:42 PM

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Weird but interesting.
So the "price" for saving their sister was that kan fell in love with his sister someone he can never have... I knew he had a siscon so maybe...
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Jul 8, 2011 2:48 PM

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Wow, I love this show already <3 It's so quirky. I really like the animation and art style (the colours on the house and everywhere else <3) and those penguins are adorablee.

Incest is always a little squicky for me, but the show's good enough that I can get over that.

I wonder why Himari and Kanba don't go to school.
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Jul 8, 2011 3:00 PM

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I really liked the first ep im glad they got the meat of the story out of the way. i also really enjoyed the music and animation both were high quality. I think the people who think there is going to be a incest sub plot might be disappointed(or happy idk) i think that might have just been a shot at that new bill banning incest(and other things) i suspect that it wont go that direction . i could always be wrong tho we will see.
 
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Wow, I love this show already <3 It's so quirky. I really like the animation and art style (the colours on the house and everywhere else <3) and those penguins are adorablee.

Incest is always a little squicky for me, but the show's good enough that I can get over that.

I wonder why Himari and Kanba don't go to school.


The girl was too sick to go, so she probably has no reason even when she gets better. Red is either a delinquent, taking care of her, or already graduated
 
Jul 8, 2011 3:15 PM

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The girl was too sick to go, so she probably has no reason even when she gets better. Red is either a delinquent, taking care of her, or already graduated
Red and Blue are apparently twins. Guess he needs to take care of her though o7

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Jul 8, 2011 4:18 PM

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whoa they kissed. Aren't they family?


say hello to Ikuhara
 
Jul 8, 2011 4:29 PM

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best start of the season
 
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This first episode was complete and utter awesomesauce on a stick wrapped in bacon and dipped in chocolate.

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