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Jan 29, 2012 4:52 AM

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In an extra booklet bundled with the second volume of Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Blu-ray, a report of an interview with the director, the series composer, and the novel author was published. In the interview, director Ono Manabu said the script of the first three episodes had been the biggest obstacle.
Series composer Urahata Tatsuhiko said it was difficult to deal with the first volume of the original novel. Most of the production staff felt tiresome to read the first half of the volume although they couldn't stop reading it through the latter half. Urahata was aware that the episodes 2 and 3 were not attractive as an anime. However he didn't omit them because they were indispensable for the climax of the story. Ono was anxious if the shuffled timeline of the events and the lack of action scenes in the episodes 2 and 3 could repel the audience, so he felt relieved to see the excitement of the fans after episode 4.

Source: Scan of the report
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Jan 29, 2012 4:57 AM

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No wonder it didn't appeal to me at all in the first three episodes. I still dropped it after four though. I just couldn't be bothered anymore.
 
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Jan 29, 2012 4:58 AM

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Hahaha. Horizon really is an anime complicated. The beginning is boring, but after the last episode I had a feeling of enjoyment hehe.
 
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Jan 29, 2012 5:00 AM

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Well, massive inforumping in 3 episodes sure wasn't too interesting, but being vital to the later story i'm glad they didn't ommit anything.
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Jan 29, 2012 5:14 AM

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I thought I was going to drop this anime after the 3rd ep, but I really liked the last few eps :D
 
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Jan 29, 2012 5:34 AM

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the best is just to wait and marathon it... otherwise its just meh.
Its not that it was too complicated... is just a lot of information and with the 1week break between airing is was confusing as its hard to retain every single detail for that long.
huh?
 
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Jan 29, 2012 5:38 AM

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well, now because it turned out good and the sales are good as well

just go annouce the 3rd season Ono XD
 
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Jan 29, 2012 5:55 AM

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I'm surprised. I actually felt like the first 2 episodes were great, the middle part dragged on trying to fit tomes into a few episodes, only to have a relatively good finale.
 
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Jan 29, 2012 6:29 AM

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Yeah I find it tiresome to read the first parts of the Horizon novel. Stopped around chapter 5 in the translated ones in BT. Might continue again later.

Also, shouldn't it be "Faced"? Past tense since it's already finished?
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Jan 29, 2012 6:53 AM

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Well i didnt thought it was tiresome because i saw a lot of Boobs bouncing here and there xD
 
Jan 29, 2012 6:57 AM

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I actually like my info dump in the first chapters, they're good episodes.






 
Jan 29, 2012 7:02 AM

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good thing i stuck with it then... :)
 
Jan 29, 2012 7:59 AM

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And I even thought that this anime is Ecchi. lol
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Jan 29, 2012 8:24 AM

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I was urged to drop it but I didn't thank god. It made a great turn around knowing that took everything from the light novel and kept going. I am really impressed that they stuck through it most other studios wouldn't have done that.
 
Jan 29, 2012 8:28 AM

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What a coincidence...I thought that those were the worst 3 episodes of the show as well. Not that the rest of it was really any better though. What a fucking mess that show was...Sunrise really is hit or miss. Sometimes they make something like Votoms or Turn A Gundam and other times they come up with something like this or Victory Gundam. I've really gotta stop religiously watching their stuff....especially their adaptations since Sunrise generally does a better job on their anime original works.
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Jan 29, 2012 8:35 AM
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The first 3 episodes were a lot boring but luckily they put it because was important for rest of the history that became a lot better from the 4th episode

 
Jan 29, 2012 9:18 AM

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yh the first 3 episode were the worst but it got better i loved it can't wait for second season!
 
Jan 29, 2012 9:24 AM

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With 2000 pages of reading well hell yes you are going to have some problems reading that much, 1000 page volumes is something that would drive most away from an LN. I'm glad to hear that even in Japan those LN volumes are considered ridiculously long in length and should be split into 4 volumes maybe 5.


 
Jan 29, 2012 9:31 AM

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Somewhat expected from the staff seeing how thick one light novel volume is for horizon. The first three episodes did feel off for me but like what a lot of people have it. The anime improved after that.
 
Jan 29, 2012 9:36 AM

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All I can say is no wonder. It's pretty hard to interpret such a novel and make it into an anime.

 
Jan 29, 2012 10:16 AM

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was of time and money
 
Jan 29, 2012 10:16 AM

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Mr_Gutts said:
was of time and money

i mean waste of time and money
 
Jan 29, 2012 10:39 AM

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Is this the show that MAL hates and Japan adores?
 
Jan 29, 2012 10:42 AM

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lol, i guess avid anime watchers are more critical of anime. i found it no more or less than a lot of other anime i have watched. people think that if an anime is suppose to have big explosions and lots of fights they get mad when they go for a minute without it. there was never anything to be concerned about, but these days you have to have a hook and a rope if you people are to watch your show.
 
Jan 29, 2012 11:02 AM

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Good to see them admit that the first three episodes sucked, although they need to admit that some more episodes sucked too.

 
Jan 29, 2012 11:39 AM

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Wow, no fucking shit. The first 3 episodes were absolutely terrible.
 
Jan 29, 2012 1:56 PM

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Eternal_Shield said:
Well i didnt thought it was tiresome because i saw a lot of Boobs bouncing here and there xD


this
 
Jan 29, 2012 2:06 PM

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Takes so much extra work to watch this anime.
 
Jan 29, 2012 3:12 PM

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I only watched the first episode, I couldn't continue, I will try my best to watch it and see how this anime sucks.
 
Jan 29, 2012 3:21 PM

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I guess it can't be helped if the original material has a boring start.
 
Jan 29, 2012 5:31 PM

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There. There you go. This right here. This is why I found it hard to follow and found it slowly boring me.
 
Jan 29, 2012 8:47 PM

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Guess that's why I didn't like the show at first.
I even gave it a chance until I dropped it at Ep 7.
 
Jan 29, 2012 9:50 PM

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yeah that show was iffy in the begining... but then again... the only episodes i realy cared about were the ones with the fight scenes...



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Jan 29, 2012 10:14 PM

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o well, i might give it a try then~
 
Jan 29, 2012 10:52 PM
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I guess they're just advertising? "Hey, look, this is so hard to make because it is so good and complex." ?
My opinion may be wrong here, but it's what first came to me... Feel free to tell(and explain to) me where I'm wrong if you think so...:)
 
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is it a coincidence that its the episode where i supossedly dropped it on
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Tomislavr7 said:
I guess they're just advertising? "Hey, look, this is so hard to make because it is so good and complex." ?
My opinion may be wrong here, but it's what first came to me... Feel free to tell(and explain to) me where I'm wrong if you think so...:)


advertising in the 2nd Bluray Bonus that has been bought by more than 22k people in Japan and keep increasing?

nope, the director just want to say how relief he is that the show got a great responses from the viewer after episode 4

and basically this show almost doesn't need advertising anymore, a lot of haters help us advertising this show,

true story. . .
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every episode is fun to watch

nothing wrong with anything of it
 
Jan 30, 2012 1:14 AM
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The overall Anime wasn't too bad for me. My only complaint was the fact that the main character was in less than 50% of the Anime. Oh and the opening was so misleading... (I thought he was going to be some sort of god with some awesome powers!) Oh man was I wrong... -o-
 
Jan 30, 2012 6:57 AM

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they doing good job in the end tho.

3 first eps is good for adapting novel part PoV considering how one hell of job that is, but its just uninteresting to watch LOL
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What worse people like me must watch it twice for understanding the rest of eps because digging the anime.
 
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With a novel thick enough to kill a person, well .. it's not even a Light Novel goddamnit!
 
Jan 30, 2012 11:09 AM

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I am not very familiar with it, but it's an interesting read at best.
 
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Jan 31, 2012 11:22 PM

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Even though this series was really confusing I'm glad i stuck with it. Once you know whats going on its actually quite enjoyable. Glad to see they stuck with the light novel, it means season 2 will be good
 
Jan 31, 2012 11:48 PM

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No wonder I dropped Horizon. The first portions even made the staff yawn and roll their eyes.

Good sign? Maybe I should pick it back up. Even if it does end up as another generic harem, this solidifies what I've been told.
 
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jmal said:
Lauriet said:
Even if it does end up as another generic harem

There's no reason at all to believe this would be the case based on what has been seen thus far. The main couple is very very clearly established.


^This.

Yeah this anime is not harem, idk where you got that from..
 
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xLegionx said:
jmal said:
Lauriet said:
Even if it does end up as another generic harem

There's no reason at all to believe this would be the case based on what has been seen thus far. The main couple is very very clearly established.


^This.

Yeah this anime is not harem, idk where you got that from..


Obviously the boobs.

Like Kimi said, Even if her dances are related to eroticism, but that doesn't mean she's "open" to anybody. This also applies to the anime, even though this animes has big boobs doesn't mean that it's going to be a stupid ecchi harem anime.

Heck the ecchiest part is probably when Asama is bathing., besides that it's just common academy uniform, and Kimi's boobs.

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Horizon was awesome from the begining of the first episode all the way to the end. Badmounthing this masterpice should be punishable
 
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