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Jan 9, 2012 7:17 PM

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Most creepy in this anime are dolls. Seriously, who would evern keep dolls looking like this, it's like instant shit in pants evey time you see them ;s
Anyway, that's probly the best serie of this season, which isn't something significant..
 
Jan 9, 2012 7:18 PM
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It is known well in Japan what 'Sakakibara' means.
'Sakakibara Seito' is a real killer. He killed two people in 14.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seito_Sakakibara
 
Jan 9, 2012 7:20 PM

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Well, I'll be sticking to this show. The first episode was pretty good.
 
Jan 9, 2012 7:27 PM

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twias said:
It is known well in Japan what 'Sakakibara' means.
'Sakakibara Seito' is a real killer. He killed two people in 14.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seito_Sakakibara
A rather interesting saying:
After the murders, Japanese politician Shizuka Kamei called for restricting objectionable content, stating, "Movies lacking any literary or educational merit made for just showing cruel scenes... Adults should be blamed for this," and that "[t]he incident gives adults the chance to rethink the policy of self-imposed restrictions on these films and whether they should allow them just because they are profitable."[3] So they say that still.

Hmmmmmmmm, another interesting thing is:
The same characters, which mean alcohol, devil, rose, saint and fight, were used in the first message that was inserted into the boy's mouth.
Whereas in this series Mei mentions of her name associated with Sing! Sympathy! Screams! Don't exactly know the meaning of all this but Mei likes the voices of people for sympathy and screaming?

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Jan 9, 2012 7:30 PM

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Yumekichi11

Nice post of yours, you saw many things that i missed.

the knife and the body floating in the river i saw, but the umbrella.. wow.

I know what is the meaning of the umbrella, but i wont throw any spoilers here.

Anyway, Looks like i need to see the episode again ^^

The best scene for me was the ending, when he was inside the car and saw Mei in the middle of the rain. The way that the camera moves looks so cool, like a movie, and the sountrack for that scene is very spooky.

another one is after mei left the elevator, and went to the morgue. the sound of the distorced siren was a really nice touch.
 
Jan 9, 2012 7:47 PM

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Definitely creepy, reminded me of a horror movie. And I knew there was something about her explanation when she added "Sympathy" and "Screams" ( actually thought the screams part made it a bit obvious). The morgue part, though, evil directors and showing darkened places... I really don't want to be scared to death by something suddenly appearing >.<
... and yeah, the op and ed are nice songs, but for this kind of show they just don't quite fit.
 
Jan 9, 2012 7:48 PM

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Is this supposed to be a mystery or a comedy?

Horror as a genre? OH MAL YOU AND YOUR GENRES LOLOL.

So far, I've lol'd at the fact that they play eerie (not at all fitting) music during CASUAL conversation.

The random dolls flashing, is that supposed to make me "scared?"

The character designs are actually very impressive.

So far a meh at best adaption at the manga, hope it can prove me wrong and not turn into another Blood-C.

If all else fails, it is still pretty to watch.
 
Jan 9, 2012 7:52 PM

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Yumekichi11

Nice post of yours, you saw many things that i missed.

the knife and the body floating in the river i saw, but the umbrella.. wow.

I know what is the meaning of the umbrella, but i wont throw any spoilers here.
Well you can PM that though then. No problem for pointing out loads. I do hope some may answer some questions I put up there. I would love to discuss those.
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another one is after mei left the elevator, and went to the morgue. the sound of the distorted siren was a really nice touch.
YES! That is exactly Silent Hill like. Anyone who played the first game knows of that one. It's the #1 thing that still freaks me out no matter what. Euh, finished the game 10 times so still affecting me is amazing.

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Jan 9, 2012 7:55 PM

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Is this supposed to be a mystery or a comedy?

Horror as a genre? OH MAL YOU AND YOUR GENRES LOLOL.

So far, I've lol'd at the fact that they play eerie (not at all fitting) music during CASUAL conversation.

The random dolls flashing, is that supposed to make me "scared?"

The character designs are actually very impressive.

So far a meh at best adaption at the manga, hope it can prove me wrong and not turn into another Blood-C.

If all else fails, it is still pretty to watch.


It's hard to explain but... The dolls, the eerie music during "casual conversation" has a purpose. Like the post of Yumekichi11 that I praise where he found many "random scenes" that actually you will gonna see in the next episodes. It's just to create the expectation, the dolls are not supposed to be scary, or at least, not a all (even so some people think they are scary).

just wait and see.
 
Jan 9, 2012 7:57 PM

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Gamaliel said:
okthxbaii said:
Is this supposed to be a mystery or a comedy?

Horror as a genre? OH MAL YOU AND YOUR GENRES LOLOL.

So far, I've lol'd at the fact that they play eerie (not at all fitting) music during CASUAL conversation.

The random dolls flashing, is that supposed to make me "scared?"

The character designs are actually very impressive.

So far a meh at best adaption at the manga, hope it can prove me wrong and not turn into another Blood-C.

If all else fails, it is still pretty to watch.


It's hard to explain but... The dolls, the eerie music during "casual conversation" has a purpose. Like the post of Yumekichi11 that I praise where he found many "random scenes" that actually you will gonna see in the next episodes. It's just to create the expectation, the dolls are not supposed to be scary, or at least, not a all (even so some people think they are scary).

just wait and see.


I know what it's trying to infer. Fuck, I knew I shouldn't have read the manga before I watched the anime, now all the suspense and what not is going to feel like nothing to me, I guess that may be my problem.
 
Jan 9, 2012 8:02 PM

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The atmosphere that the music creates is perfect!

The secrets that you can see on the characters expressions. it will be a interesting anime.
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Jan 9, 2012 8:42 PM
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This is trying so overly hard to be SpOoOoOoKyY it's somewhere between embarrassing and comical. The in-show music was okay, I guess, but the OP was terrible. I had low expectations after watching the trailer, and this first episode didn't exceed them.
 
Jan 9, 2012 8:52 PM

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Meh, didn't particularly impress me. First Impressions in link below.

 
Jan 9, 2012 8:52 PM

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Definitely a good first episode, hope the series lives up to its potential.
 
Jan 9, 2012 8:56 PM

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ED kinda reminded me of Angel Beats!, in both music and visuals.
 
Jan 9, 2012 9:23 PM

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After reading the manga everything in this episode seems completely wrong, the "attempt" at eerie music in particular...Really quite dissappointed.



It is not a manga adaption! Its based on the novel!
 
Jan 9, 2012 9:33 PM

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I'm officially creeped out... I really want to know the whole backstory behind his name! Everyone was acting so strange. And I wonder who Mei really is.
 
Jan 9, 2012 9:45 PM

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Love the atmosphere, feels creepy.
Will continue.
 
Jan 9, 2012 9:45 PM

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creepy shit son
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Jan 9, 2012 9:49 PM

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It was ok. Besides meeting Mei in the elevator & classroom as well as hearing the conversation between Mei and Kouichi, nothing really happened. I hope the anime dives into story of Mei's death soon.
 
Jan 9, 2012 9:55 PM

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Needs Moar Higurashi Eyes.
 
Jan 9, 2012 10:03 PM

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Better deliver
 
Jan 9, 2012 10:14 PM

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I think this is supposed to be some type of horror anime or creepy or something along those lines, but I found it funny. It kinda felt like a horror parody. They treated everything as if it was all super serious, even light-hearted situations like going to a new school. I find it much more scary when what seems like normal people end up being crazy, but all these characters feel crazy or suspicious right from the get go, so there's never any tension. It doesn't help that they constantly blast this creepy-esque dark score. It's playing about 90% of the time. The OP was pretty shitty as well. Almost all of the dialogue felt forced or unnatural. Not really anything special.

Still hoping this will improve though.
 
Jan 9, 2012 10:15 PM

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I cannot say there is something odd about Mei, it almost feels like there is something wrong with everyone and Mei is actually the normal one... and perhaps the main protagonist as well... o.o

Nice first episode :D

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Jan 9, 2012 10:18 PM

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I loved the atmosphere, brilliant stuff. Looking forward to the next episode.
 
Jan 9, 2012 10:19 PM

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this seems like it'll turn out to be really good. Kinda reminds me of higurashi...
 
Jan 9, 2012 10:21 PM

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Meh, emo candybars having shallow conversations while desperately trying to be creepy.
 
Jan 9, 2012 10:28 PM

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super creepy, im strangely hooked
 
Jan 9, 2012 10:34 PM

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Definitely loved how they established that really mysterious and creepy atmosphere. They've definitely been teasing us about the plot throughout this episode, but that only makes me want the next episode more. Great start and definitely looking forward to more.


 
Jan 9, 2012 10:42 PM

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I'm extremely torn going into this show.

On one hand, we have PA Works, which besides True Tears, hasn't really been on good terms with me this past years. Canaan was bleh, Angel Beats was a disappointment and Hanasaku Iroha could have gone the distance but not quite.
We also have the director, while doing some good comedy, failed horribly at Blood-C.
Finally, the hype everyone was at before this even started. This is kinda like the one with Guilty Crown and look where that ended up.
Also, Ali Project.

On the other hand, I kind of liked what I saw in this episode. Plus the sound director does some really great pieces at different works.
And as usual, PA Works excels at doing almost realistic and beautiful backgrounds.
So yeah. Let's hope this goes somewhere.
 
Jan 9, 2012 10:43 PM

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thought it would be a lot better first episode but hey, there's still 11 more to go! and its not bad:)
 
Jan 9, 2012 11:09 PM

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Mei is pretty cute, i like her skin tone is she a vampire? :P
 
Jan 9, 2012 11:16 PM

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It was... okay i guess. It wasn't as breathtaking that I was hoping for it to be. The atmosphere was really well done though.

First impressions: 8/10

I was thinking that the fourth level would be part of the mystery of her death, but then I found out that skipping level four was the usual in japan xD.
 
Jan 9, 2012 11:33 PM

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i dont really watch to much horror but man this is just down right creepy, i was gonna just past this up but i glad i didnt the atmosphere was just right for me aleast just didnt like the op was to bluh


First impressions: 8/10

o and does anyone else the that the dolls are really creeoy?


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Jan 9, 2012 11:47 PM

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lol just notices that at about 8.30 minutes there's a scene with the elevator showing the floor and it goes; 1, 2, 3, 5, 6.

because number 4 is a number of misfortune, it shares the same word with dead(shi).
Aah didn't know that but does that mean they never use the number 4 in things like these or is this just an exception?

Sometimes they use it, but never in hospitals.


It's like the number 13 for us in the west. Usually hotels will skip a room number 13, and some buildings skip the 13th floor.
It's even more of a big deal in China and Japan, especially if you were to be in a hospital. In Japanese, if I said "you are on the 4th floor" it's like saying "you are on the death floor" because "4" and "death" share the same pronunciation.
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Jan 9, 2012 11:55 PM

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potential is definitely there, i just hope it keeps going at this level. i actually got creeped out watching this because i had my playstation usb cable laying over my subwoofer for my surround sound and it was vibrating like crazy (this show has a lot of bass) and i thought it was a sound effect of the show. good mood music i must say
 
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On another note, was this episode release early? I thought it was scheduled to be released on wednesday... (at least thats what animecalendar.net says :P) but I can't complain :)

The first episode did a great job building up the suspense and horror themes, but I was very unimpressed by the OP. The characters, music, sound, and art all compliment the overall mood of the story very well too, and it's artfully dont.

One thing that threw me off a bit was the part where all the students are talking to Kouichi but the voices didn't match up to the characters on screen. It had a sort of chaotic feel, which I guess is what the anime was going for, but for someone reading subtitles it was a bit mind boggling. But in retrospect, it gave insight into Kouchi's perception of arriving in school and being bombarded by questions by a myriad of strangers.

I have to agree with the similarities to Shiki that were brought up, The mood and techniques used to establish that atmosphere are definitely similar. But this anime has a lot of potential to diverge into a world of it's own, which I look forward to.

I think so far the anime seems to be building up the plot quite well, I have an idea of where it's going to go, but in the same time there's doubt and hesitation. I look forward to the next episode.
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GINTAMA... I'LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR LEVELED-UP RETURN!!!! I'M WAITING FOR YOU... KINTAMA!!!!!?!!

For the rest of you waiting with me... GO READ GINTAMA NOW!! (start at 372 where the anime left off)
And everyone else, GO WATCH GINTAMA!! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!
 
Jan 10, 2012 12:07 AM

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wow WOOW , this is too much for me to handle o_o
it was awesome , kept me on the edge , really really can't wait for the next episode *O*

forever waiting for the 4th eva movie ..
 
Jan 10, 2012 12:09 AM

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Where can I watch the anime?
 
Jan 10, 2012 12:18 AM

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Very mixed opinions in this thread, I personally loved this episode. PA Works once again manages to wow me with their extremely realistic and beautiful backgrounds and the sound director and music composer did a great job at creating an eerie atmosphere.

Looking forward to the rest.
 
Jan 10, 2012 12:22 AM

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I don't really watch horror animes....but I know I will enjoy this series XD
 
Jan 10, 2012 12:23 AM
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Only logical conclusion: EVIL CHIHIRO IS GONNA KILL ME! ;_;

Did a great job on the draw in, I very much want to know more, and the atmosphere is fantastically creepy. This has the potential to be the best horror series since Higurashi. I do hope it's only a single cour though. I don't see any need to draw things out. I know what the mysteries are, and I'm looking forward to revealing them at an enjoyable pace.

It's a shame Nisemonogatari is airing as well. Another could easily be anime of the season if that pre-established bias wasn't there. Guess I'll just have to enjoy both shows!
 
Jan 10, 2012 12:27 AM

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Where can I watch the anime?


Animetake/AnimeSenshi for download

Gogoanime/Watchanimeon for stream.
 
Jan 10, 2012 12:37 AM

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Jan 10, 2012 12:44 AM

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The artwork is spectacular, really atmospheric, sound was haunting. Definitely a good start for the series.

 
Jan 10, 2012 12:58 AM

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Very good first episode there are not many good horror anime lately but this one looks promising.
 
Jan 10, 2012 1:08 AM

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Awesome first episode. Anyone hating on it are just hipsters that are mad that this show is one of the most popular shows this season.
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Jan 10, 2012 1:10 AM

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Very good......

But something seems to be missing...... I can't quite put my finger on it though....... Maybe cuz' I had too much expectation for this anime.....

4.5/5
 
Jan 10, 2012 1:13 AM

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This is probably one of those shows that doesnt get good until a few episodes in. There is no real suspense since everything is quite obvious except for why they associated him with death. The dolls are creepy though.

Am i the only one that thinks the background music sounds like its played on a theramin? Ive always wanted one of those.
 
Jan 10, 2012 1:17 AM

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I don't really know what to think yet. It did get pretty mysterious but it never got creepy. The atmosphere was good also.
I just hope it doesn't turn into a shitty romance.
 
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