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Jan 6, 2012 6:32 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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mmm...unexpectedly interesting?
cant wait next


5/5 9/10
 
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Jan 6, 2012 6:44 AM

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The insert songs were glorious, the animation (from what I could tell on Keyhole) looks good, and the story, while nothing great, might turn out to be pretty decent in the end. At least for what it's trying to do. This was my most anticipated show for winter and so far I'm more than happy with it.
 
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Jan 6, 2012 7:24 AM

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Waiting for some RAW on any streaming site XD

 
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Jan 6, 2012 8:27 AM

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This certainly did not disappoint in the aliens department. What I mean is the following spoiler
one can never be raging nor disappointed at how insane these aliens are. I mean hello? Getting touched gets you turned into some shit that is black that looks like ashes? While horrifyingly seeing others turning like you? Oh shit like that immersing yourself in this world is screwed up with these aliens.

About the fan service, well whether you like or not it’s in the spoiler (NSFW)
not sure if those are even nipples there but full frontal and nudes are for the most along with some ass. Well Kanade has a mature body and Hibiki is fine too. Still think it’s modest and well integrated. It seems to flow good in general with the setup. Anyone think so too? There are some spots where it’s full blown but to me no effect as opposed to DxD series.

Hibiki in the following,

Looks terrible! What she has suffered in the spoiler
not only left me with disgusted feeling at how gruesome her wounds were shown with the blood flying and slamming into the wall. It instantly remind me of this:
http://myanimelist.net/anime/529/Saikano
in regards to the intensity of the blood in drama in this series. Very much something in a long time I have seen


The anime does not shy away from death in the spoiler
and it’s plain sad to see Amou die out in the following,

My first emotions go to her death in this first episode. HARD SHIT!

The anime also has interesting moves like in the spoiler
whom are interesting the way they are shown and done.

Overall this may be the most serious alien stuff since Saikano and other animes that I have not seen in a while regarding this genre. Blue Drop:
http://myanimelist.net/anime/2964/Blue_Drop:_Tenshitachi_no_Gikyoku
was not bad either in that but the manga is more what I referrer to. The anime was not as intense as the manga itself. This being said. I am totally WTF, O_O and TT_TT in just one episode. OMG that is terrific entertainment reactions IMO. This shit is not for the faint of heart. It will have blood splashing, guts flying, nudity and people turning into shit you don’t want to turn to. More later.

BTW Image Stitches done in the spoiler
most amazing ones of Kanade, Miku and Hibiki.
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Jan 6, 2012 9:19 AM

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The story seems to much like a Mahou Shoujo, the powers themselves and transformations seem this way too.

The Noise, they just creep up out of the blue with little warning and people are actually killed by them in this anime, Tachibana nearly got killed in the first attack and Kanade got killed in a last ditch attempt to repel the noise. Insert songs were all great and whoa wtf is Tachibana transforming into. I do want the next episode for sure. If anything this will prepare me for AKB0048 because from the synopsis, this anime will be similar to it except with AKB0048 replace aliens as the enemy with the military and possibly a deeper story.


 
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Jan 6, 2012 9:38 AM

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Hoppy said:
whoa wtf is Tachibana transforming into.
I can tell you something of Gungnir:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gungnir
HOLY LANCE OF ODIN! That's all you need to know of how insane her weapon may be. It might surpass the one of Kanade. The one Kanade had reminded me of the one from him:
http://myanimelist.net/character/3397/Kazuki_Muto
none other. Can't believe Gungnir is back! I love Odin and stuff related to him! :D

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Yumekichi11 said:
Hoppy said:
whoa wtf is Tachibana transforming into.
I can tell you something of Gungnir:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gungnir
HOLY LANCE OF ODIN! That's all you need to know of how insane her weapon may be. It might surpass the one of Kanade. The one Kanade had reminded me of the one from him:
http://myanimelist.net/character/3397/Kazuki_Muto
none other. Can't believe Gungnir is back! I love Odin and stuff related to him! :D


My God, Tachibana will be more powerful than Tsubasa easy, but she may have trouble controlling or using the power at first.


 
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Hoppy said:
Yumekichi11 said:
Hoppy said:
whoa wtf is Tachibana transforming into.
I can tell you something of Gungnir:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gungnir
HOLY LANCE OF ODIN! That's all you need to know of how insane her weapon may be. It might surpass the one of Kanade. The one Kanade had reminded me of the one from him:
http://myanimelist.net/character/3397/Kazuki_Muto
none other. Can't believe Gungnir is back! I love Odin and stuff related to him! :D


My God, Tachibana will be more powerful than Tsubasa easy, but she may have trouble controlling or using the power at first.
What are 12 or more episodes for then? Hibiki will get better but I am worried of her resistance into seeing death in face. She did not experience it yet. I mean a death as a result of her in combat. As a normal person she experienced plenty from almost dying.

I hope she develops finally by first saving that little girl. Always feels good to save someone.

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Jan 6, 2012 11:50 AM

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Wow, this felt really different. Kinda speechless too. Dat singing during the battle...
 
Jan 6, 2012 1:55 PM

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However, didn't Miku say that Hibiki was dead, that she died "singing on the battlefield"? I don't think her being a Gungnir is going to last very long....
 
Jan 6, 2012 2:34 PM

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WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?!

OK, they are fighting some kind of aliens by singing. Singing while fighting.
Then this Kanade girl died singing. SHIT!
And Hibiki goes berserk. WTF!

Well this show maybe the most interesting one so far in this season. I think I'll observe some more episodes.
I like musics in this. Minami x Nana did not disappoint me.
Animation looks decent for this type of anime. But I'll ask for better if it expects better than 7/10.
But damn, I hate the story paces. Too much of highs&lows, it's tiresome to watch.

I'm not sure I'm making sense. This episode makes my brain spin.
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Jan 6, 2012 3:25 PM

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KaitoDash said:
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?!


You spoke my thoughts as well. The episode seem to go off in tangents.
 
Jan 6, 2012 3:49 PM

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What the actual fuck did I just watch. I nearly cried when Kanade died because even with so little screen time she was fantastic. Tsubasa was completely useless in that fight; if she'd been more competent then Kanade may have not died ¬_¬


 
Jan 6, 2012 4:44 PM

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Pick of the season already? Wow! That was amazing!

5/5

 
Jan 6, 2012 5:06 PM

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Pls.. I'm begging for them not to kill tsubasa XD
I can't help to think that she will die too :(

 
Jan 6, 2012 5:48 PM

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Very stylish, love the attack name cut-ins.

Will watch this for sure.
 
Jan 6, 2012 5:51 PM
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Wait... what? WHAT?

-love the music, though there was one too many songs...
-Kanade died already? O.o
-Blood! o.o
-Fanservice. >>
-WTF ending.

Did that feel rushed to anyone else?
And where'd the kid come from?
Felt like there were scene cuts too.

Will keep watching.
 
Jan 6, 2012 6:00 PM

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MM-Rosiie said:

Did that feel rushed to anyone else?


Nope.... It's feel like just some introduction on the enemy and the power to defeat them...........that's what I think...

 
Jan 6, 2012 6:16 PM

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What in the fuck did I just watch?!
 
Jan 6, 2012 6:21 PM

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oh shit that was crazy people dieing and turning into black ashy stuff
that would be the worst death.

Kanade Amou died :( hoping her partner Tsubasa doesnt die later on
good ep cant wait fo the next one 5/5
 
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drendren said:
What in the fuck did I just watch?!

Something called Anime
here's the link on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime

 
Jan 6, 2012 6:46 PM

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That was... different than expected.

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ricardo241 said:
drendren said:
What in the fuck did I just watch?!

Something called Anime
here's the link on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime


Nice Tsukkomi.
 
Jan 6, 2012 6:54 PM
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Crazy Aoi Yuuki is olev.
 
Jan 6, 2012 6:59 PM

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A mix of Macross, a mahou shoujo, and Muv Luv...quite a fucking show. I have a funny feeling this will be one of the best shows of the season and will be the unexpected hit of the season.

I hope that in another 12 weeks my words don't bit me in the ass. I guess we shall see how this turns out.
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Jan 6, 2012 7:37 PM

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Actually this episode was not bad.
Maybe Hibiki would be dead if she didn't got saved by Kanade that's what they show in the beginning, but nothing much you can say in the first episode.

Hibiki awaked her power and she can't control over it.
She used the same suit as Kanade.

What I can see here that Kanade used that song to saved that girl by transfering over her power to Hibiki that what I can only see and destroy all Noisy.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained (Girls und Panzer der Film ) / from Nishizumi Miho

 
Jan 6, 2012 7:40 PM
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I can't shrug this feeling that they are doing this first episode for shock value.
Well, it sure paid off, but what now? We'll be dragged into school life, which is inevitable anyway.

Wait, isn't this similar to the synopsis of Black Rock Shooter?
 
Jan 6, 2012 7:51 PM

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That was so awesome. I'm looking forward to this show.
 
Jan 6, 2012 7:55 PM

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ricardo241 said:
MM-Rosiie said:

Did that feel rushed to anyone else?


Nope.... It's feel like just some introduction on the enemy and the power to defeat them...........that's what I think...


it felt rushed....just like the music. but i was not impressed till the last scene.
 
Jan 6, 2012 8:03 PM
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Not sure how I feel about this yet. You can foreshadow a good amount of how this whole thing will play out in just the first episode. We already know the girl dies, friend sad. Flashback. Girl is saved by armor-clad, singing heroines. Girl lives and either was given or already had powers. She sings, unleashes mad armor-clad powers. Stuff happens. She learns to use the powers. Saves friend from the beginning by giving her life just as the heroine did in the beginning. Circle of Life. The end.

I'm not a huge fan of them telling us the girl dies at the very beginning, it's anti-climactic and her death will need to be epic to compensate for that. I want to see how this plays out, the concept is pretty unique. I always watch 3 episodes minimum of any show (sometimes more) so I'll give it a chance.

7/10

btw, the last shot when she 'awakens' I was getting really strong FLCL + Kyuubi (Naruto) vibes - not sure why.
 
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Not bad first episode even that the timing was kinda bad between all the ups and down i like it,the story looks interesting animation looks good(it looks like there is going to be a lot of blood and dismemberment for what i heard) and the OST its pretty good (Mizuki Nana so of course :D).

Best one so far I am looking forward for next episode to see crazy Hibiki!
 
Jan 6, 2012 8:07 PM

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Really grabbed my interest. Hopefully won't be a disappointment. Highly emotional in the first episode alone. I have high expectations for this.
 
Jan 6, 2012 8:16 PM

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To enjoy this you really have to stop thinking. Reminds of Guilty Crown. Really nice animation...
 
Jan 6, 2012 8:17 PM

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NANA MIZUKI.

I'll watch this 'til the very end just for her!

 
Jan 6, 2012 8:20 PM

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Dude, freaking awesome! Seeing Kanade transform reminded of Sailor Moon. XD <3 the ED.
 
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Pretty epic anime and the transformation scenes was pretty cool. The music and animation is so cool. Im in love with this anime. So much action.
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Jan 6, 2012 8:29 PM

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To enjoy this you really have to stop thinking.
No.
 
Jan 6, 2012 8:40 PM

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Mother of god... this totally exceeded my expectations.
Great music, great action, and great animation. All and all I'm looking forward to seeing this continue. <3
 
Jan 6, 2012 8:47 PM

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Singing, fighting, mechs, Nana Mizuki!
GLORIOUS! MARVELOUS! FABULOUS!
 
Jan 6, 2012 8:48 PM

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Macross-NGE-type of universe + singing battle maidens + great action + astounding music = pure win

a very good pilot episode indeed.
Simplistic beauty can't be appreciated by someone who looks for something grand in everything he watch.
 
Jan 6, 2012 8:50 PM

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This show is about as chaotic as Guilty Crown with the plot being a complete mess with not really know WTF is going on most of the time.

HOWEVER, it's already ten times better, because at least there's no Shou Ouma making the show a complete disaster.

But besides the Shou thing. The first episode was really epic with the shit happening, people dieing, the singing, the action, and all the rest. They need to take things down a notch and let us in on the big secret.

Good Job Satelight; this show has my attention with that first episode. Now show me what you got in the next few episodes so you can keep it. I really would like to be able to understand what I'm watching.
 
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First hit of the year? Great first episode.
 
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zzZzz.. totally lost most of my interest in this anime when they killed off Kanade for Hibiki... im pretty biased with appearances for the characters in this anime, and really.. the tradeoff is horrible.. everything else is alright or good, however.. not liking how the main characters aren't the "cool" type.. except for Tsubasa of course.
the music is ehh.. only insert song that i found good or great was when Kanade sang that song which sacrificed her life for Hibiki..
i'll look forward to the next episode, hope something great happens if not.. then ehh...
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I had no clue what i was about to watch when saw this i don't even know what happened but i felt sad half way though then these Nose people come out of no were killing everyone left me kinda speechless and then one of the girl's who i thought was a MC dies?! And this is the reason why I give every new series a try (next ben-to of the season? besides the comedy).
 
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yes
YES
OH YES!!! i just animegasmed all over the the first episode.
well looks like people die when they are killed.

i honestly thought they were going to kill hibiki when that girl was crying on her grave cause she died going to the concert that they were suppose to have gone together. I thought Miku was going to be the one fighting the Noise but that soon changed when she survived.

anyways good show, old chaps
 
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JK said:
totally lost most of my interest in this anime when they killed off Kanade for Hibiki... im pretty biased with appearances for the characters in this anime, and really.. the tradeoff is horrible..


^I kind of have to agree with this statement here.

This kind of seemed like a very ordinary first episode for this sort of material--not bad, but not necessarily giving the biggest impact that it could have, in my opinion. I just honestly feel that I'm not going to remember much of this episode by next week; I'm not sure if I will continue with this one or not~

(Also, am I the only one who isn't particularly fond of that uniform design?)
 
Jan 6, 2012 9:13 PM
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They should have made this be an hour long. It ends right when it gets to the good part.
 
Jan 6, 2012 9:25 PM

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I'm still trying to wrap my head around the first scene, where Miku weeps for a dead Hibiki. So I guess Hibiki is going to die eventually.
 
Jan 6, 2012 9:38 PM

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"OMG it's the Noise!!" that kinda cracked me up, silly name on those things. Might get kinda interesting though, time will tell...

 
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Fvck the plot! I love it! 4/5
 
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