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Jan 15, 2012 4:19 AM

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This felt like a bunch of anime mixed together. From Macross to Madoca to NGE to Infinity Stratos to Xenosaga to Guilty Gear etc. Crazy how much anime where coming into my mind.
The specific plot could have allowed them to make it more senien but the artwork and style is clearly in the non so serious style. If they are going for drama it would work mostly on kids because that jpop singing and sexy fighting staff feels strange. Songs weren't anything special ether.

Anyway this episode was kind of a roller-coaster trying to introduce us to the specific universe but keep action going at the same time so it can give a good shock value and make you come back. I can't say it fully succeeded but it could have gone completely terrible and confusing too and it avoided that.

Btw why did i get the feeling that the best character in this show died at the very first episode?
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Jan 15, 2012 5:45 AM

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Monad said:
Btw why did i get the feeling that the best character in this show died at the very first episode?

I know how you feel. She was really cool and plucky, and I was surprised by her death because she had that main character aura (and is listed as one).

I don't know how to feel about this yet. I just watched out of curiosity and had no specific expectations of it, so it can't really disappoint me. It looks like it might get a bit too depressing for my taste, but I'll give it a go.
 
Jan 19, 2012 8:06 PM

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


Dropped, not interested anymore. Though not going to rated since I only watched 1 ep.


 
Jan 20, 2012 4:35 PM

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z0mg. Love insert songs. All I have to say. BRING ME THE SONGSSS.
 
Jan 22, 2012 2:55 AM

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I should say this anime reminds of Mai-Otome. However it's more epic interesting and has a good essence. Also we can expect here a lot's good OST music
 
Jan 23, 2012 12:48 AM

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Aufwachenschlagen?!

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Jan 26, 2012 1:10 AM

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

something really bad if the ep's contiue like this, it was a good opening ep as in a "grabber"
Monad said:
This felt like a bunch of anime mixed together. From Macross to Madoca to NGE to Infinity Stratos to Xenosaga to Guilty Gear etc. Crazy how much anime where coming into my mind.
The specific plot could have allowed them to make it more senien but the artwork and style is clearly in the non so serious style....

u can't judge based on 1 ep...
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Jan 28, 2012 2:32 AM

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WOW this is totally beyond my expectation!!!
Looking at the poster, i thought it was going to be one of the worst anime this winter, Two girls with big boobs, red and blue long shiny hair with ridiculous hairstyle, i thought it was absolutely a show only for otaku/nijikon with lots of fanservice.
but then i watch the first episode and i was like! holyshit that was so cool!!!!!!

Although i hate some of the character design, the man with that crazy eyebrow, the woman with bouncy boobs, and i hate the design of Tsubasa and Kanede, the animation is really good and the Noise is fine-looking. thank god hibiki and miku at least looked like normal people.
 
Jan 30, 2012 3:34 AM

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Well, they clearly aimed for making it awesome, but the script is really dragging it down. If it improves, it might become good. 3/5, I liked some of the music.
 
Feb 2, 2012 10:13 PM

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i really love the song of this episode both Kazenari and Kanade singing on stage, was shocked that Kanade leave on this episode. i guess maybe she will be back in later episode....

definitely love the music so 5/5 from me if possible i would add 10/10 instead :)
 
Feb 4, 2012 1:25 PM

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Am I the only one who thinks Hibiki's silhouette at the end looks awfully similar to the MC's Angel in Angellic Layer? (Coincidence perhaps?)
 
Feb 16, 2012 3:45 AM

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Wth! Did Kanade die already?! nooo! and y was that blonde-brownish hair girl just standing there? o.o
 
Mar 18, 2012 9:30 PM

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Holy crap interesting episode, but awesome ending!
 
Mar 30, 2012 10:24 PM
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Starting just today ^_^

I'm a sucker for music tbh and epic OSTs
 
May 30, 2013 3:52 PM

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This episode was full of win.

Dat animation made me jizz.
 
Jul 8, 2013 4:34 PM

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Marathoning this series so that I can watch the second season which just started airing ...

I really like the blending of music and action, very well-done first episode. The only complaint I have so far is that the little kid came out of absolutely nowhere. One moment she's walking alone to the store, then she comes across big piles of black ash ... then suddenly she's running through the streets with a 6-year-old. Where the hell did she come from? And is she going to disappear as quickly and without explanation as she appeared? Seems likely.
 
Jul 15, 2013 12:10 PM

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Blind_Guardian said:
Marathoning this series so that I can watch the second season which just started airing ...


Me too. I looked at the episode discussion for the first episode and noticed like 88% 5/5. I had to see why it was so high.

The animation is amazing. Love it, and it's interesting to me.
 
Oct 10, 2013 4:52 AM

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Wow just wow! This first episode had a lot of impact for me but really a lot! Such amazing development, background information and pace all together with an incredible action flow and even cliffhanger that was absolutely mind blowing good! Really from this first episode I'm really excited, so lets see what the story has to offer!
 
Oct 20, 2013 10:11 AM

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I really loved this episode. It was really sad Kanade died. I cried ,___,
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Nov 14, 2013 6:29 AM

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3/5

Oh, let me understand, something beautiful can have this anime? Narratively you can not get a second to take stock of the situation, plot that starts without preparing a solid base from which to start. It's like saying: Ready to go! What! XD
All too confusing, nothing beautiful except for the BGM that may not like it, the rest is about as bad might have seen in an anime. Character design of the protagonists not exceptional drawings almost never decent, only in very few occcasioni. Character design of the monsters really ugly, but cosaè that stuff? D:
Scenarios nothing that I regret the productions PA Works also those of JC Staff.
No, we did not, more than 3/5 vote as I can not give, I give it right for the music! ^ ^ "
 
Nov 27, 2013 3:25 PM

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(rewatching)

Zwei-Wing's concert certainly gets my heart pumping!

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Jan 1, 2014 8:24 PM

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Jan 26, 2014 11:20 AM

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How are you going to defeat an enemy called Noise ?

> By singing of course
 
Jul 23, 2014 7:04 AM

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Great start to the series.
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Jul 26, 2014 9:38 PM

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Whoa, now that was a crazy episode. Very action packed!

But why did they say that Hibiki died right at the beginning of the episode? This topic confused me...Like, if she is a main character, then why would you say she dies right off the bat? It showed how she almost died 2 years prior to the opening clip, but then when it said "back to present" Hibiki and Miku were roomates at school. So did Hibiki actually die?? I'm super confused!

Anyway, this looks like a pretty cool mahou shoujo. Similar to Mai-Otome or Nanoha StrikerS imo, but the music aspect is interesting!
 
Oct 15, 2014 11:32 PM

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That was unexpectedly good! I like it! Tsubasa was doing some Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance shit! Although I don't like that Kanade died in the first episode! Really!? C'mon! In the beginning it showed Hibiki's grave, so she dies later on? I hope not. Great episode!
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Jan 18, 2015 7:59 PM

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Well that escalated quickly, That was an alright first episode.
 
Jun 18, 2015 11:51 PM

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Amazing episode :)

I started watching this since i finished Cross Ange and quickly became one of my favorite Animes in the mech genre.

Then i keep hearing how the series is very similar to Symphogear and even had Nana-san on it :)

Lots of deaths, transformation scenes with tons of moves. Very dark, but switches to light heart in a few moments.

Watching it on BD, since S3 is coming up this July, might as well catch up!

Songs are very catchy as expected from Nana-san :)

Can't wait for the next episode!!!
 
Jul 15, 2015 3:47 PM

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Awesome start. Hope they keep this up, the songs are good.
 
Jul 27, 2015 3:56 AM

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man, that was a great way to start a series
btw why this got a low score?
maybe I'll found out later..
must marathon this to see the 3rd season
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Oct 27, 2016 4:33 AM

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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


apply cold water to burned area

but really... that escalated quickly

really sad to see kanade go... she probably would be my favorite character if she lived

fuck plot, kill people

my body not sure if ready
 
Jan 19, 7:53 AM

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Kuromii said:
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 ¬_¬
I'm sorry this was old but I am curious, are you fucking for real? Cried? I predicted it. this is garbage. I'll power through this and see if it gets better.

 
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Kuromii said:
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 ¬_¬
I'm sorry this was old but I am curious, are you fucking for real? Cried? I predicted it. this is garbage. I'll power through this and see if it gets better.

Congrats on predicting it, I clearly didn't. Yes I'm for real, my apologies for having emotions. Fun fact: when I posted this in the beginning of 2012 I had crippling depression and would get too attached to anime/characters as a coping mechanism. I was a miserable young woman who would cry at almost anything. Sorry that offended you (?)

I'm not really sure what you want me to say about this?


 
Jan 19, 9:22 AM

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Kuromii said:
SeasonADay said:
I'm sorry this was old but I am curious, are you fucking for real? Cried? I predicted it. this is garbage. I'll power through this and see if it gets better.

Congrats on predicting it, I clearly didn't. Yes I'm for real, my apologies for having emotions. Fun fact: when I posted this in the beginning of 2012 I had crippling depression and would get too attached to anime/characters as a coping mechanism. I was a miserable young woman who would cry at almost anything. Sorry that offended you (?)

I'm not really sure what you want me to say about this?


I'm sorry about your depression and I was just trying to say it was bad in my opinion. I think it is normal to get attached to well written and well developed anime characters.

 
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