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Jul 15, 2012 9:39 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Finally OnoD's character appears as a student learning to fight. A tanned girl is not happy with him, with other opponents. Interesting practice fight.

Seems like there's a girl who became mentally crazy from previous war?
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Jul 15, 2012 10:58 AM

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Well, it looks like the mini arc is finally over and the main protagonist Yuuya Bridges shows up. The other members are also introduced from various countries and seems to get more interesting now.

Pretty exciting match and drama in the air as this episode steps things up a bit. Tarisa's such a tomboy and chobi LOL.

Also, the ending...oh my, anger boiling in those military veins of yours. Welcome to Argos Flight!
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Jul 15, 2012 11:24 AM
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I feel like I'm missing something here. I can't put my finger on it, however.

In the new intro, it looks like Yui is contemplating using that gun on herself.
 
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Jul 15, 2012 11:39 AM

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That girl with the teddy bear kinda scares me ._.
Mamiko Noto fits that character perfectly.
 
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Jul 15, 2012 11:40 AM

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4/5 for this ep. EDIT: I get it now. Went back and rewatched. Thank you, Nachtwandler_21, for guiding me to the answers I was seeking with your vastly superior intellect.

Anyway, I guess I wasn't paying much attention as I watched it. I somehow missed the paint on the crashed mech, and I also missed the plane dodging. Must have been a little distracted.

Well, now that I realize how everything went, I really want to see more of Cryska and Inia. If they were good enough to beat Chobi, then they're probably the best fighters we've seen so far.

Either way, the action was great as always, and I like the new characters. Ready for more.
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Jul 15, 2012 11:57 AM

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4/5 for this ep. I don't get it, who are the white-haired girls and why were they trying to kill Chobi? Plus, how did she get saved or whatever? I feel like I missed something important.

Either way, the action was great as always, and I like the new characters. Ready for more.


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Really like this episode. The only thing that bothered me was the song during the mock battle. It was good but unfitting
 
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Jul 15, 2012 12:01 PM
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Whoa, that Nepali girl is a real badass.
 
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Jul 15, 2012 12:04 PM
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This show just got 1000% better with OnoD's character finally showing up.
 
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Jul 15, 2012 12:04 PM
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Only complaint I have so far is that I'm not a fan of the music. Don't like the OP, or the bgm during the fights. ED is fine though.

Oh, and sparks flying between Yui and Yuuya... will be interesting to see where his hate for Japan comes from.
 
Jul 15, 2012 12:14 PM

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So far feels below generic. Dunno why everyone's hyping up this series so much.
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Jul 15, 2012 12:32 PM
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sbg711 said:
So far feels below generic. Dunno why everyone's hyping up this series so much.


Not really, it's just they pulled off two Ga-rei style intro episodes. Other than that, this series is okay so far.
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Jul 15, 2012 12:36 PM

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I think its starting to shape up nicely. no gore this time but i hope there's more to come when the BDs are out i might actually get them and start reading the manga that i didn't have a clue about since this show aired.
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Jul 15, 2012 12:38 PM

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This ep was pretty much a letdown for me compared to #2, but not surprised since I didn't start this series last week for mecha fights and cliche cast/behaviors/dialogs. I'm expecting the cast to ruin the good moments that can come from the BETAs and such due to their attitudes and spoiled pride/patriotism/etc, makes me cringe. Will just hope this gets dealt with right away and not end up lasting throughout the entire series, otherwise I'll either drop or end up skimming through more than half of it just like this episode.

The two white-haired girls are cute though, +1 for psycho women as long as the studio pulls it off well and doesn't end up making it seem too exaggerated/forced (which was kind of the case during their intro fight). Something on the level of BL vampire twins instead of higurashi pretty much (former being well done, latter being palmface-worthy very fast)
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Jul 15, 2012 12:45 PM

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Good episode...

Nice group of new characters, way better than the previous better...at least they have interesting likable personalities...hope they don't die as fast.

So can someone tell me which of these characters was the pilot of Takamikazuchi in the prev ep?
 
Jul 15, 2012 12:52 PM
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sbg711 said:
So far feels below generic. Dunno why everyone's hyping up this series so much.


Well, for me it's just a side story, since I have played the VN. Basically I'm watching it because I really liked the main story.

Barion-Zara said:
Good episode...

Nice group of new characters, way better than the previous better...at least they have interesting likable personalities...hope they don't die as fast.

So can someone tell me which of these characters was the pilot of Takamikazuchi in the prev ep?


Neither. It was Koubuin Yuuhi. You saw her in the first episode (purple hair).

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This ep was pretty much a letdown for me compared to #2, but not surprised since I didn't start this series last week for mecha fights and cliche cast/behaviors/dialogs. I'm expecting the cast to ruin the good moments that can come from the BETAs and such due to their attitudes and spoiled pride/patriotism/etc, makes me cringe. Will just hope this gets dealt with right away and not end up lasting throughout the entire series, otherwise I'll either drop or end up skimming through more than half of it just like this episode.

The two white-haired girls are cute though, +1 for psycho women as long as the studio pulls it off well and doesn't end up making it seem too exaggerated/forced (which was kind of the case during their intro fight). Something on the level of BL vampire twins instead of higurashi pretty much (former being well done, latter being palmface-worthy very fast)


I'm afraid TE will disappoint you. I recommend playing the VN.
 
Jul 15, 2012 12:59 PM
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Poff went what the first two episodes built up.
 
Jul 15, 2012 1:03 PM

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I really didn't like this episode. The character's weren't that great, particularly Chobi. I found Chobi to be very annoying. The others struck me as pretty bland, save Yuuya. I guess Yui was decent, but we didn't get to see much of her.

This episode paled in comparison to the last one. I want to see more BETA, gore, etc. and less "I am better than you!!!!!" BS.
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sbg711 said:
So far feels below generic. Dunno why everyone's hyping up this series so much.


It's mostly a treat for people who have read the VN more than anything else imo. Seeing things like the BETA and TSFs get animated and various references and such (even using some matching sfx to the VN) is a nice touch. But the story, characters, attention to detail and action are nowhere near as good as the VN.
 
Jul 15, 2012 1:19 PM
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So far Yuuja looks like a passable protagonist though I have no doubt that the pilot's petty attitudes will come back and bite them in the ass during the real battles if they keep this up.
 
Jul 15, 2012 1:26 PM

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Top Gun and TSF porn

 
Jul 15, 2012 1:42 PM

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Letdown, but I expected a not so good episode after episode 2. I didn't like episode 1, loved episode 2, didn't like episode 3. Found myself watching the time to see when it would be over. This is probably my least favourite series overall out of the 10 I'm watching atm sadly, but it has potential.

White haired girls are interesting, MC isn't too bad. Chobi or whatever is annoying as hell though.
 
Jul 15, 2012 1:51 PM

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Guys this is another intro episode for the new characters. The first two was set up the world that they live in now. I'd wait until 6 or so before passing any judgement imo.

In way I view the first episodes as a sort of a prologue and this is the 'actual' first ep.
 
Jul 15, 2012 2:00 PM
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Guys this is another intro episode for the new characters. The first two was set up the world that they live in now. I'd wait until 6 or so before passing any judgement imo.

In way I view the first episodes as a sort of a prologue and this is the 'actual' first ep.


Well yeah, I guess that's the way you should view it since ep3 was the first that actually covers LN content.

They kinda follow the tradition with scary plushies though, that bear was almost as scary as Kasumi's bunny, lol.
 
Jul 15, 2012 2:43 PM

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Well I thought it was a nice settle-in ep after a "hardcore" introduction. The new main cast look promising diverse skills with diverse personalities, always gotta have the plushy psycho characters :D . Yui <33 isn't taking no slack can't wait to see more of her.

 
Jul 15, 2012 2:53 PM

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I absolutely loved this episode! Nothing much to say here except for: Top Gun, Macaroni, Chobi and Venus XD They all got some funny nicknames, except for Venus..that was rather random. I thought that Yui would also participate in the training fight. What she said to Yuuya at the end of the episode quite surprised me. At first she was like praising him but then suddenly she said she was disappointed in his results.
He called her Japanese doll. Seriously, never thought I'd hear that in an anime.






 
Jul 15, 2012 3:36 PM

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Hnnnnnnnnnnnnng Mamiko Noto finally enters the stage and she is too adorable. <3
 
Jul 15, 2012 3:55 PM

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The mock fight was pretty decent. Also, it seems the animators really want to show off those tight skin suits...
 
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Jul 15, 2012 4:52 PM

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It's nice to hear Sugita and Daisuke from the beginning.

Wow that MC from before became a hot chick baws.
 
Jul 15, 2012 8:11 PM

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Good episode, new character's introduction. It's going good so far.
 
Jul 15, 2012 8:38 PM

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All this episode needed was some HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONEEEE.
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Jul 15, 2012 8:41 PM

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seems like an underrated anime
like the people above posted this is really the first episode
has potential to be great.

 
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I needed this kind of episode after the first two. Plus, watching pro-pilots going at it is better than watching a bunch of newbie teenage girls piloting big mechs running around screaming and screeching while waiting to be killed.
 
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Decent episode. I'm interested in how quickly they are going to progress through this phase into the section of the story where shit gets real (at least I hope it gets to that). Like in MLA where it seemed alright and then nom nom scene. After that it never settled down.

Although I must say that I need to stop comparing this to MLA as I cant honestly expect it to be that good.
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I like the new characters. The two white haired chicks are cute.

I also see they finally improved the mecha animation. They're finally running it at a more fluid FPS compared to the first ep where the mechs' movements felt slow and dull.

Also <3 <3 <3 those tight suits! They're so sexeh ;D

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I really didn't like this episode. The character's weren't that great, particularly Chobi. I found Chobi to be very annoying. The others struck me as pretty bland, save Yuuya. I guess Yui was decent, but we didn't get to see much of her.

This episode paled in comparison to the last one. I want to see more BETA, gore, etc. and less "I am better than you!!!!!" BS.
This ep was just an intro to new characters. You can't expect this to be as good as the previous ep.
 
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So we have more cast this time around.

And I sense some conflict @ the end.
 
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Top Gun,Macaroni,Hobbit and Venus A? not bad nicknames haha but Japanese Doll Lmao was a nice episode the mech fight was cool


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Jul 15, 2012 11:03 PM
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Enjoyable .. lol , the only fact that i don't like is that Nepal girl , she yells too much O.o
 
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I needed this kind of episode after the first two. Plus, watching pro-pilots going at it is better than watching a bunch of newbie teenage girls piloting big mechs running around screaming and screeching while waiting to be killed.


So much truth in this post lol. I had to mute the volume when Yui was screaming in episode 2 because it annoying XD Anyway Yui really looks good with long hair, hope there will be some romance between her and the male protagonist. But what did the male lead do during the training that made Yui mad??
 
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Good episode. Great battle. I liked the inserted song.

I'm really curious about Cryska and Inia.

This show's intriguing enough, so I'll watch it.
 
Jul 16, 2012 1:06 AM
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Nice to see the top dogs mock battle. Also Bridges, Yuuya has some beef with Japanese people.
 
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I needed this kind of episode after the first two. Plus, watching pro-pilots going at it is better than watching a bunch of newbie teenage girls piloting big mechs running around screaming and screeching while waiting to be killed.


So much truth in this post lol. I had to mute the volume when Yui was screaming in episode 2 because it annoying XD Anyway Yui really looks good with long hair, hope there will be some romance between her and the male protagonist. But what did the male lead do during the training that made Yui mad??


Once again, character development is done in an indirect way. Yes I agree that we do get a few flashbacks of Bridges and interactions between the four pilots, but we, the audience, learn most about these four pilots during the battle scenes.

Manandal, the Nepalese tsundere, likes to take things up close and personal and fears what she can't understand. The Italian playboy is well, a playboy. He toys around with both Stella and Manandal. Stella is the opposite of Manandal in every way imaginable. Finally, Bridge is our Houdini, the masterful escape artist.

Bridge intentionally provokes Manandal in order to show off his amazing maneuverability skills. However, it is only by chance that he is saved at the end by Stella. No wonder Yui is pissed at Bridge. How can a theatrical escape artist ever lead the Empire?
 
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Bridge intentionally provokes Manandal in order to show off his amazing maneuverability skills. However, it is only by chance that he is saved at the end by Stella. No wonder Yui is pissed at Bridge. How can a theatrical escape artist ever lead the Empire?


I doubt it's because he was a "theatrical escape artist", it's more than he was reckless, and against beta this mean death.

She was pissed because she feel that he is too carefree, and treat this like a game.


About the "japanese doll", I think he believe she is not a soldier, but just a bureaucrat (he probably don't know who she is). If you rewatch the briefing, it can feel she is not inclued in the pilots.

PS : I didn't read the VN or manga so it's just my opinion ;)
 
Jul 16, 2012 2:42 AM

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Both Nakahara Mai and Noto Mamiko in one show = epic win.

Besides that it was an okay episode.
 
Jul 16, 2012 3:44 AM

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Another great episode. This one introduces my 2 best girls in the following,

In such a glorious pose they are none other than Inia and Cryska. 2 marvelous great girls.

As for the other 2 girls. That would be Stella Bremer from Sweden and Tarisa Manandal from Nepal. Both are great additions.

About Tarisa Manandal from Nepal, one of the things I like of her is her fan service in the spoiler
shows how much of a ass, panties and breasts she has. A real treat would the following,

Whom has quite an amazing pose of her. I have to admit that she looks like a girl from Nepal. I met some and one of them has a striking resemblance to one I knew. In any case I like her.

About Stella Bremer from Sweden, quite attractive in the spoiler
mainly breasts. Her hair color and eyes match nicely too.

Conclusion, having no time to fully express myself I end this with a possible edit and that the CG along with the new characters, the suit fan service and the shocking ending was great. I like that guy’s name VG, Bridges and Tarisa’s nickname.

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terminology I recorded for myself that I share.


BTW GIFs of this episode in the club:
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some of the sexy from this series.
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Jul 16, 2012 5:36 AM

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This show just got worse right off the bat. It's like a US helicopter firing rockets with no ordnance at a British helicopter (thus they're only rocket propelled pieces of steel), enough to make that British helicopter crash but not necessarily explode. But it's okay since they just crashed the helicopter but not killed the pilot. The insurgents in Afghanistan are just a minor annoyance.
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I'm disappointed. Two TSFs training ignoring orders from HQ and almost crashed with a plane, and they didn't even punish TSFs' pilots.
Why they let mentally unstable people to fly TSFs? (the girl with long silver hair)

Anyway that mock team death-match is good.

3/5
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mijuku-nii said:
Good episode. Great battle. I liked the inserted song.

I'm really curious about Cryska and Inia.

This show's intriguing enough, so I'll watch it.


sounds like they are psychic if the little one saying she can see the colour of Yui's aura.
 
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g-rabe said:
mijuku-nii said:
Good episode. Great battle. I liked the inserted song.

I'm really curious about Cryska and Inia.

This show's intriguing enough, so I'll watch it.


sounds like they are psychic if the little one saying she can see the colour of Yui's aura.
Yeah, that's a paranormal power of seeing Auras. Moreover I think they might be special cases, I don't see other reasons as them not getting scolded while others can be. Special cases are all around in general in many series and they get full unfairness like those 2 girls. Now I want to find what's up with them.

They also pilote a unique type Mecha and theirs is 2 seater which is not common at all. This could be the start of something new Mecha + Psychic Powers.

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I am kinda confused. They just threw everything apart, without explaining things more. But the new characters look interesting.
 
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