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Jul 30, 2007 8:56 PM

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<strong>THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.</strong><br />----------------------------------------
<br /><br />The first thing you'll notice about this anime is the art-style/animation. It definitely ranks up there in uniqueness as Gankutsuou. The story is also very interesting although I've never seen Ayakashi before however I've heard that seeing it before hand isn't necessary. Moreover, I like the overall mysterious vibe that the show is presenting thus far and I'm looking forward to the next episode to see how "Child of the Tatami Room" ends.
 
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Jul 31, 2007 3:19 AM

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i love the colors and animation style >.<
also intersting background story and for magic/mystery fans like me a must see
 
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Aug 1, 2007 12:09 AM

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A very unique art/animation style, i was a bit put off at first, but i got used to it. Overall the first episode was awesome. 9/10. I sure hope it stays as awesome as that was. So awesome. XD
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Aug 6, 2007 12:31 AM

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The animation is very unique, and it took me quite a while to get used to (print overload much?). Like Zanmato 666 said, it kind of reminds me of Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. The stylized animation gives off a storybook vibe, which adds to the atmosphere.

The bacground music was minimal and heightens the tension / mystery.

Overall, this was a great episode. I'm looking forward to the next one! :)



 
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Aug 17, 2007 6:43 AM

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Ummm... this looks interesting, but the genre "horror" always worries me... just how scary is this supposed to get (I'm a wuss...)

I really enjoyed Ghost Hunt... and I noticed there was a recommendation for this from that... anyone??

As long as it doesn't get any scarier than Ghost Hunt (and the last 2 arcs of that one creeped me out a bit), I can watch... ^_^
 
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Aug 17, 2007 11:03 AM

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erm i dont think mononoke is horror, its more like stylish psycho-history anime but no real gore or any violence
tbh not much in common with ghost hunt :S well i watch alot of animes in genre mystery so maybe some1 else can try comment
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Aug 18, 2007 9:52 PM

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Just watched... yeah... the animation style kinda threw me off... kinda made it hard for me to watch because of it... but the story was decent enough. I'll keep watching... see if I'll get used to the art style.
 
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Oct 26, 2007 11:39 AM

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I love the art... everything except for the characters. The medicine seller looks cool, though.

Animation is pretty unique to me. I like it. Interesting show.
 
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Aug 23, 2008 8:31 PM

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Well now, if this isn't an unusual animation style from Japan.
No moe, none of the other usual stuff.

Also, I'm only liking the character design of the medicine seller so far as well.

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Oct 6, 2008 1:45 AM

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Unfortunately I must dissent. Though the art is unique, it also put me off. I felt like I was delving through a storybook for kids. The Medicine Seller talked extremely slowly, his sentences were all disjointed too -_-
 
Dec 30, 2008 2:34 PM

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Wow, I'm loving the first episode. Animation was unusual and grabbed my attention.
At first I was put off, it seems that the only pretty person in this series is going to be the Midicine Seller. Which is fine and all. He's damn beautiful to look at.

5/5
 
Mar 20, 2010 4:22 PM

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Well, I must admit I was a bit put off by the character design at first (before I even put it on my plan-to-watch; that doesn't include Kusuriuri, who looks rather different from all the other characters so far, and in a good way), but now that I watched the first episode...I can get used to it. The colours are beautiful, that's a big plus o.o So vibrant.

Also, voices and voice-acting being very important for me, I paid extra attention to Sakurai (...who never let me down xP) and I have to say that, DAMN. His voice fits so well. And I don't know why, but I liked how his lines were somewhat disjointed, the exact same thing that Puedjies found annoying. It just...matches the character.

Story is interesting, and it even managed to creep me out a little at one moment.

So far, so good. Definitely will keep watching.
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Mar 22, 2010 2:14 AM

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SO interesting... at first I almost stopped watching (Literally a minute in...) due to the art... but now I totally dig it.... on to episode 2....
 
Jul 7, 2010 11:24 AM

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It was weird, but cool =)
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Jul 18, 2010 7:06 PM

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Chelle said:
Just watched... yeah... the animation style kinda threw me off... kinda made it hard for me to watch because of it... but the story was decent enough. I'll keep watching... see if I'll get used to the art style.


Same here. The art put me off but the story was too intriguing.
 
Aug 6, 2010 3:50 PM

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I'm already used to the art due to having watched Ayakashi. I just hope the stories of this anime have the same quality as the Bakeneko arc in Ayakashi.

Kusuriuri is an awesome character and Sakurai Takahiro has a very fitting voice, not to mention he's a great seiyuu..
 
Aug 18, 2010 12:36 PM

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So far not my thing, although I do like the art.
 
Aug 31, 2010 6:19 PM

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It was love at first sight <: )
 
Oct 20, 2010 7:03 AM
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didn't like it much. felt like the episode just dragged on forever... will still continue and just hope i get used to it
 
Mar 11, 2011 4:30 AM

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Hmm... Highly rated show, so I'll stick with it for the time being merely out of curiosity as to why it's so highly regarded. I did find it kind of strange though, and even though I got used to the art style, I wasn't really a fan... of the art, nor what seemed to be the story...

We'll see. Maybe I've lost my taste in anime if this is so widely loved? Haha, guess I'll see...
 
May 18, 2011 10:24 AM

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Didn't expect that the art would be like this but so far, it's pleasing to my eyes.

Unique and intriguing storyline and animation = I'M SOLD!!
 
May 24, 2011 1:06 PM

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This is going to be something special I can already tell.
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Aug 6, 2011 7:50 PM

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I love the art for this show.
The art is almost exactly like classic Japanese art... except a little more colorful.
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Aug 31, 2011 4:41 AM

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I love the art for this show.

This.

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Nov 26, 2011 5:23 PM
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Well, I'm totally interested now.
 
Dec 15, 2011 12:37 PM

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Glad I came into this after watching Ayakashi. there's this familiar bell ringing!

Anyway the art is unique, so refreshing. Not to mention the medicine seller who is one of the most mysterious and interesting guys I've seen.
 
Dec 23, 2011 11:23 AM

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wow, this anime was unbelievably cool.
^__^
 
Mar 8, 2012 3:57 PM

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Mmm, the art is so ugly, but the main character makes me curious.
 
Mar 18, 2012 5:19 PM

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didn't like the art style, a bit weird. hope i get used to it, the story seems cool
 
Apr 5, 2012 1:53 PM
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I've already seen the Bakeneko arc in Ayakashi so I'm used to the unique artstyle.

Again it's a case set in a closed room only with much less participants (or is it?)
The stop-and-go motion was interesting and gave the direction a distinctive touch.
 
Apr 13, 2012 1:15 AM

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Mmm, the art is so ugly, but the main character makes me curious.

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Jun 3, 2012 9:03 AM

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Great art. The story took its time to build up but it was worthwhile. I was getting Mushishi vibes from this show.
 
Jul 27, 2012 12:48 PM

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What a beautiful anime
 
Aug 10, 2012 4:51 PM

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I liked the art of this show from pretty much the moment it started. It is always enjoyable to see visuals like this that really standout from a lot of other series.

Beyond the art, the atmosphere was pretty well built up and has me curious to see what exactly is going on in the inn. Also, the main character seems pretty cool/mysterious - I'm looking forward to seeing more development for him.
 
Oct 10, 2012 9:06 AM

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kinda reminds me of mushishi, and the art is unique.
lets see how to goes
 
Nov 24, 2012 11:55 PM

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Unique art took me by surprise, but I quickly got used to it. The Medicine Seller looks like an intriguing character. This will probably be a character driven show if my prediction is right.
 
Dec 24, 2012 5:11 PM

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The arcane personality of The Medicine Seller certainly piqued my interest.
 
Feb 10, 2013 10:04 AM
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I started watching this because of the artistic style. As expected: it's beautiful.
A bit weird though.
 
Feb 12, 2013 5:08 AM

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Greatest anime ever made
 
Feb 17, 2013 10:26 PM

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Hmmm, I dunno. The art reminds me too much of bakemonogatari...
 
Feb 25, 2013 5:49 AM

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Hmmm, I dunno. The art reminds me too much of bakemonogatari...


w o w
is this for really
 
Mar 3, 2013 9:11 AM

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Interesting how the common concept of knowing a demon/spirit/youkai/mononoke's name to have controll over it got expanded here with: form, truth, regret
describing entirely a mononoke and giving the key to banish/kill/exorcize it

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May 7, 2013 1:35 AM

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Good start, I'm expecting great things from an anime rated 8.61.
 
Jun 6, 2013 5:52 PM

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That was... weird.This is anime looks like it's on drugs xD but I am certainly intrigued!!!
 
Jun 11, 2013 4:43 PM

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Whoa, first episode was STRANGE. The animation is artistic enough to keep me going but the style is quite different for me. Will continue to watch but weird episode.
 
Jul 7, 2013 7:34 AM

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Just came here after finishing up Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror and well I was right this is going to be epic! The same setting/atmosphere feel and just the person on its own is quite epic! Lets see what this chapter has to offer!
 
Aug 28, 2013 12:21 AM

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First thing you notice is the animation style which is like BAM right in your face by being different than your average anime style. This gives this anime a unique feel and i'm loving it so far :) The story and main character look very interesting as well and i'm expecting to enjoy it quite a bit.
 
Feb 15, 2014 1:41 AM
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The art is like a combination of Gankutsuou and Tatami Galaxy.

I like it so far.
 
May 29, 2014 5:10 AM

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Not as interesting as Shinsekai. But cool art.
Also, not as mysterious.
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Jun 27, 2014 3:17 PM

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This art style is weird seems like a pretty good one
decided to watch this becuase of the high mal rating
def a unique one
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