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Aug 10, 2008 10:50 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Just when I was thinking thefinal episode won't have so much since all the action is over in the previous episode; but no, the last episode is quite emotional and did not let up in terms of greatness. What a series. I really enjoyed FLAG and I am happey it continued to suprise and entertain me until the last episode. 8.5/10
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Jul 7, 2009 3:02 PM

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Happy I gave this show a shot. It was emotional, poignant and relevant. I'm sad its over. 8.5/10 from me, too. I loved the documentary style the show used.
 
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Oct 1, 2009 11:49 AM

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Good show.
 
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Aug 28, 2011 3:58 AM
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Didnt see the ending comeing but I loved the anime
Who the hell do you think I am??????
 
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Jan 4, 2012 12:39 AM
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I have to say. This series went from a 6 initially to a 9 at the end. It's a very refreshing show to watch.
 
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May 28, 2012 4:22 AM
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So this is the kind of show where you 'didn't see it coming'... after all I give it 9/10, something new to me for this kind of narration. Oh and that credits just makes it more bittersweet if any of you ever see it until the end.
 
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Oct 20, 2012 11:49 PM

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I kind of saw that ending coming, I liked how it tied together how you always saw it through the camera lens and the computer screen showing the footage all through the show being him editing at the end. All those pictures were basically her will, that ending coupled with how it all tied together 9/10.
 
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May 17, 2014 1:10 PM
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Since like episode 2, I was positive the main character wasn't going to live to see the end of the show. After she made it through episode 12, I thought I guessed wrong. They really fuck with the viewer in this anime.
 
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Sep 8, 2014 6:10 AM

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I loved this anime from start to finish. It's great to watch an anime that is telling a deep story using photography ^_^ (I'm a photographer) FLAG is an anime about a great photographer living her life to the fullest & capturing all the moments with her camera,I find that really touching.
The ending Damn.. So sad
10/10


 
May 8, 2015 10:11 AM

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Interesting series but lacks A LOT on character development and becomes way too ridiculous and extremist sometimes. Excellent visuals and detailed animation though. It has more negative than positive points, so this series might not be for everyone. For me, it was definitely a half, between a yes for the visuals, and a no, for the others aspects. 5/10


 
Jul 29, 2015 6:33 AM

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I really like the unique presentation and exploring of the setting's culture but I can't say I enjoyed it all that much.
I don't regret watching it though as it's different and I like different.
Last episode was good though,really emotional and I liked how the characters thought about what they had experienced and how the people always had hope.
Nice talk about photos aswell :D
 
Oct 24, 2015 7:38 AM

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I didn't actually realize what had happened until the episode was almost over.. then it hit me. Fuck, that's sad. Great series, 9/10.
 
Nov 30, 2015 2:10 AM
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Very slow pace early on, with some sequence repeats (of same or previous episode, which are unnecessary).
Good English dub, feels mostly natural with the unique use of first person POV/camera, self aware editing, & National Geographic doc style.
Impressive real mech use & war tactics. They're not OP & have real weight & weaknesses to them.
Senpai foreshadowed rather strongly Shirasu'll hit the fan in very early episodes. Near end nothing happened & I thought maybe Senpai was just over protective. Sad how she became a sacrificial piece of the larger political machinations. But the realistic char designs & good animation helped explore photo/reporting professionalism.
 
Jun 4, 2017 1:51 PM

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I don't think I can get over this episode. The entire show was great from start to finish, but this ending? Fuck this show for doing this to me. Its almost midnight and I'm sitting here crying over it. I hate having feelings, ugh.

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

 
May 24, 2018 10:00 PM

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The whole show was narrated by her friend, and at times he was guessing at her feelings. I knew she wouldn't make it out, I just didn't know how it would happen. The only thing I don't get is that when the footage cut on her, she was not in an airport area. The ending of this was pretty good, I would have like a bit of explanation of how the death of the photographer who took the 'peace photo' affected society, but it was pretty good. I liked it a lot. I'll have to think for awhile before giving it a score.

It was impactful, that's for sure.
 
Sep 22, 2018 1:58 PM

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What a poignant and great ending, I wasn't expecting something like this, I'm crying now. First I was really frustrated that the top brass prevented Shirasu from saying goodbye to the others, or to keep her footage, even if the latter was to be expected, but it was just so one-sided, so unfair, that I smiled when she got that memory card with that goodbye message, and everything else, it was beautiful, it was only a month, but it happened, and their bond was real.

She was also able to meet up with Akagi, the one that inspired her to be a photographer, and the one that gave her the chance to take the photo of the flag that started it all. Her last message to him was also great, with her talking about the nature of hope, about the answer she's reached, I loved it, I can't believe she died, I got a bit emotional there, and I don't know if I missed something, maybe if I rewatched it it would be clear, maybe not, but I don't know if the attack on the airport was intentional, if Shirasu was a target after all was said and done, maybe because they found out she had the footage or something, I don't know, but it was really sad.

What we watched was in fact pretty much a documentary, edited by Akagi, the one that knew the truth, and needed closure. This anime was surprisingly good; there was no proof that the achieved peace would last, but all we could do was to hope that it would, Shirasu's life, and the team's feats are now part of the past, but even if they are never released, they aren't lost.
 
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When it started i did not enjoy because of the camera shots, but as it went on i liked a lot. I bonded well with the SDC AND Shirasu. Too bad they killed her because she was such a wonderful watch. This series was unique and very creative with those camera shots in telling the story.

8/10
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