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Poll: Arcana Famiglia Episode 12 Discussion

Sep 29, 2012 6:29 PM

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Acxelion said:
Though, I can't say the songs were bad :)

OP/ED = awesome
Character songs = awesome
OST = good/decent


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Sep 30, 2012 11:08 AM
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The Arcana Duello a could've been made an arc, fitting it with one episode wasn't enough, t'was too quick, but revealing the ending like that wasn't satisfying.

But overall, not bad, but not good either.

Oct 1, 2012 5:16 AM

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I was not expecting anything when I started this, so in the end I was not disappointed. The Arcana Duello in one episode feels rushed when it could have at least been 2-3 episodes at least. Anyway it was a typical reverse harem ending, no more, no less. I'm only thankful it was this short and not drag on and on. 5/10
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Oct 2, 2012 4:38 PM

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THe first episode was good,then 10 episode of absolute this pointless predictable ending.They could have made this arcana duelo longer like a fight per episode instead of those fillers and it would have been okay,instead ughh
Too bad,some of the characters were likeable like Debito,the art was amazing,the first episode was very good,it also had a soundtrack that played every episode that I love,the rest was dull especially Bambina
I'll give it a 6/10 because of the art and chars but it's pretty bad
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Oct 2, 2012 5:12 PM

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Okay... I was expecting alot from this anime when i watched episode 1.
I was thinking like this anime would be on par with say Yu Yu Hakusho or Flame of Recca. NO!

Been waiting forever for the arcana duello to happen. I got desperate when it reached episode 11 and the duel has yet to begin.

And when it happens... *poof* *facepalm*
1 episode of nothingness except forced symetry...
of course Felicita wouldn't have problem defeating Debito, Pace and (the other guy)
Nova and Liberta just spar and it ended in less then 5 minutes. (for me in real time)
I was like... okay.... Then i saw the time bar of the anime... 19 minutes in...

Then suddenly a light shone to my room, an ephiphany has reached me. A realisation that i have wasted 20 minutes no... make that 240 minutes of my life...

3/10. I think i'm too generous ==

Oct 6, 2012 7:11 AM

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I like happy endings but...
I feel weird about this
It's also a shame that Luca Debito and Pace losed that easily, they were epic though
Why did Sumire actually take part in the Duello?
Oct 6, 2012 5:54 PM

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xxanimeee said:
Why did Sumire actually take part in the Duello?

Sir_Lexa said:
mystik said:
Why was Mama even in the tournament?

Because she obviously didn't want to be the Mama. She wanted to be the Papa while the old Papa becomes the Mama.

OR She wants to marry her daughter.
Oct 7, 2012 7:01 AM

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meltd0wn said:
2easy4AgEnT said:
Guess gonna delete all the episodes I had downloaded.. No good for rewatch..

I was watching and deleting all the episodes, i wouldn't waist my space with that thrash. '-'

Sir_Lexa said:
mystik said:
Why was Mama even in the tournament?

She wants to marry her daughter.

Personally, I thought the same when i watched. Her Lesbian's attitude i always knew it
Oct 10, 2012 10:14 PM

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I feel like I wasted my time watching this series...
Oct 11, 2012 5:34 PM

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Last episode should have been replace with a nice boat instead of that crap.
Oct 17, 2012 5:10 AM

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This ruined it right....but it still was pretty entertaining for me so 8/10
Oct 23, 2012 5:11 PM

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maroto said:
Last episode should have been replace with a nice boat instead of that crap.



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Oct 28, 2012 4:53 PM

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I loved the series and the ending :)
Dec 16, 2012 11:44 PM
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I put so much effort into watching every stupid filler episode hoping that this would be the ultimate payoff episode.

I wanted to burn an office down after seeing that lackluster ending.

The only reason this show isn't a 1 is because Jolly is awesome.
Dec 22, 2012 6:27 AM
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everyone keeps saying this anime has potential... i too didnt like the last episode, it was too short and im a bit confused as well.
So Felicita didnt chose either Nova or Liberta, so who did the card chose as her answer then? Her love for her dad or was it like what the card said "you chose THEM as your host" so does that mean she chose her love for her family (all of the major chrs) ?
damnit >.<

But whatever i want a second season coz i want to know more of the arcana powers and have new members. They can expand the storyline more. Its such a waste that they hurried this anime.
Dec 27, 2012 2:13 PM
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Oh wow this was bad. Like really bad.
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Mar 11, 2013 9:17 PM

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yeah it started promising than nothing happens....
Mar 28, 2013 12:20 PM

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Well that was anticlimactic... I expected a lot more action from the Arcana Duello and I also wanted Felicità to pick Libertà but meh that became increasingly clear that it wasn't going to happen as this episode went on.

Still enjoyed watching this anime I guess, even though I think it could have been done a lot better. At least the OP and ED were great.
Apr 2, 2013 3:24 PM

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6 ----> 4

Sumire in Duelo, uhhh the fuck guys? And Feli beating those 3 without even showing how, LAME. Lame lame lame lame :p
Apr 3, 2013 7:53 AM

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more than 6 months since thread started...

55% dislike+hate

25.45% OK

19.55% like+love

guess that's a clear result xD
May 21, 2013 4:11 PM
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wat the hell ending is that not to mention liberta has a power which shld be much more op then death as anything he says happens i dropped my score to 6 from this ending the series was mediocrea gd ending wld have made it a 7 but tht was freakin terrible its like they ran out of budget and had to end the series suddenly her answer to the lovers card was ridiculously crap pick one of them ok i pick me mwhahaha fail liberta shld have been the one she chose he was the only one who had true feelings for her other than those of nova who is much drier than a desert and is more like felicita's brother than anything thy didnt have a single romantic moment in the series
Jun 3, 2013 5:26 AM

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i actually love the show and this episode it made me smile and laugh..i give 8, cos i love the art and music too
Jul 11, 2013 8:49 PM

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Whaaaaat??? pffft! Ending sucked rocks.
Sep 2, 2013 7:04 AM

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I WISH THIS WAS A SHOUNEN INSTEAD OF A SHOUJO, then we can see badass action sequences! Man, so disappointed. I actually wanted to see more of Debito, Luca, Jolly, and Pace, but hell they just lost to the Oujo in one screen display, super facepalm-ed.

Oh and anyone find Luca to be extremely sexy when he stick his tongue out and use his arcana power? Debito too <3
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Oct 17, 2013 5:46 AM

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Lirina said:
So Sumire intended to marry her daughter?

Hahaha, didn't even think about that yet! Made my day.
Nov 9, 2013 6:04 AM

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Well, I didn't really have any expectations for the ending, but still it sucked pretty hard. But, either way, this anime was an enjoyable run.

1. Characters. +1. This anime has some of the best characters ever. It's not like they have much depth, they're still so enjoyable. Jolly is my favorite, but Liberta follows and then Dante.
2. Atmosphere. +1. It wasn't like the best atmosphere ever, but it was still good enough.
3. OST. +1. Even just the ED is enough for me to give a point here, but the OP wasn't half bad as well.
4. Animation. +1. It wasn't the best animation ever, but I don't complain about it.
5. Background story. +1. More like the characters' backstories, but yeah, I liked them.
6. Storyline. +1. It was a good storyline enough - the characters countervailed their pasts and flaws until they finally got over them.
7. Ending. Meh, the only bad part about this anime (pretty expectable).
8. Drama. +1. For a carefree anime like this, the drama was pretty well put in and not bad at all.
9. Overall affect. +1. Such a great and enjoyable anime, if we count out the ending, I was always looking forward to the next episode and the characters made it great for me.

Overall score: 8/10.
Modified by Meritas, Jan 13, 2014 2:12 AM
May 15, 2014 1:05 PM

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It's that it ? Mannn I was expecting more action than this... The whole duel thing is just too damn rush. I mean Fel is too freaking OP knocking out Luca,Debito and Pace with no problem and ye. beat the damn family bad ass father too. I was hoping to see more of Debito and Luca skills in action, was freaking disapointed, marathon this one and it 3AM now, the only reason I watch till the end is the awesome OP......
May 31, 2014 2:43 AM

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Fucking waste of time.
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Apr 29, 2015 10:22 AM

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"I'm going to show you my power now" throws 400 punches can't even land one. shitty anime. was gonna give it a 6/10 but dropped to 5/10.
Modified by Goku, Jun 12, 2015 8:37 AM
Jun 1, 2015 9:34 PM

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Kiddo81 said:
meltd0wn said:

I was watching and deleting all the episodes, i wouldn't waist my space with that thrash. '-'

Personally, I thought the same when i watched. Her Lesbian's attitude i always knew it


btw, didn't anyone see that part where the Wheel of fortune insignia was shown? is it just me or is she NOT wearing a bra?
Sep 23, 2015 10:35 AM

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Debito: I have absolutely no idea how in the world I lost.
Me: Well, neither do I...

Cute anime but I was hoping for more! More romance, more action... Yeah, I know Shoujo anime don't usually have much action but this one actually promised some and ultimately failed to deliver it. But in the end I did enjoy it...
May 13, 2016 6:48 PM

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well in the end this was neither a bad or good show.

honestly i enjoyed the potential the story had but it didn't feel like they actually archieved the max potential either.

the charachters where okay.

story felt pretty slow and some episodes felt kinda usseless this happens more in animes but here it felt kinda anoying maybe cause i expected a whole different show.

now the end is kinda a joke i mean they build up towards the competition they only use 1 episode for it not to mention the battles where a joke.

yes i sounded negative before but thats just cause i think they could have done so much more with this show then what they did but if you compare it to some other anime out there it is stil a decent anime.

in the end i give it 7/10 since i acctually enjoyed it in a way and i still tried to finish it as fast as possible so it didn't get me distracted so thats a big + for this show.
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Feb 19, 2017 7:41 AM
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A bit of a disappointing end but what can you expect from a harem/otome adaptation T_T. Shame we didn't get more Debito and Jolly action in the series but it was still quite fun and had some interesting plot/fight scene potential. It makes me want to the play the game if it ever gets a release/translation.
Sep 25, 2017 8:29 PM

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Loved the characters, but it was unfair in focus on mostly Nova and Liberta :( Wanted to see more of the others, ESPECIALLY Luca and Pace who seemed to have the least amt of screentime :'(

Things left unanswered-- like the "homunculus" Elmo. Yeah, he's there as a vessel to be a card contractor, but what else??? Is that it? You were gonna make it all mysterious just for something this vague?

Ending mostly sucked as well. They took out 3 supposedly strong characters like it was nothing-- Debito, Pace, and Luca :/ same joke overused, albeit it was cute at first I guess. With them huddling in their little alleyway sulking.

5/10. First ep had AMAZING potential and then it just kept declining through :'( I enjoyed it some and then other parts were dry. Such a shame.
Nov 24, 2017 8:00 AM

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...That was very disappointing and underwhelming ending. Nothing changed from the first episode. In fact, everything that was promised in the first episode was all thrown away by the second episode. Not only were there a lack of build-up to the Arcana Duel, Felicita's characterization is also really inconsistent.

The anime focuses on Liberta and Nova among the dateable guys but there were no progress about their stories? Did Nova's parents wake up from their sleep? What was Liberta's connection to Nova and Felicita? (Though I'm aware of the connection from the game) Why did Dante save Liberta and how did he find him? They leave the audience hanging with these questions. Even though I am not keen on Liberta and Nova, if their sub-plots had been handled wonderfully, I wouldn't be too annoyed at them for hogging all the screentime. We barely know anything about the childhood trio other than being lab experiments and having one distinctive trait (e.g. lasagna, Ojousama and Bambina). Heck, we only know about Debito's and Luca's arcana mark in this episode and their powers as well. Their powers are so interesting too! And having them lose to Felicita and not having their losses animated on screen on top of that is just dumb. Even the animators can't picture how their losses would be like so they leave it to the audience's imagination. It'd be great if the anime had followed UtaPri's style and dedicate each episode for one dateable character and what they have at stake from the duel.

The 'long-awaited' duel was handled half-heartedly as well. The fights were extremely lame. Like even Felicita's parents took part in it? If they had won, they would marry their own daughter? Though Jolly being exempted from it was so Jolly lol

Final verdict: 6/10. The opening was really catchy and worth listening repeatedly but it was really misleading cos the characters didn't use their powers often in the show. The first episode was strong, but the show fell flat after that. There are some pretty good and entertaining episodes like episodes 7 & 8. There was not much screentime from the childhood trio that's for sure. The endings where they had their respective punishments were funny. And the previews where each character spoke was funny as well. Especially Jolly's 'you're still watching this?' and I'm like repeating that question to myself too. The show shouldn't advertise itself as an action fighting anime if that's not going to be the main focus.
Aug 12, 2018 8:13 PM

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this was ok. though I imagine it's shitty compared to the novel, which is probably lightweight in terms of character development and more about pairings. I remember being interested in the novel when it came out so... nice to see this I guess. that ending felt like a decent compromise for all the pairing disappointments.
can't say it was good or bad, but it felt lacking without the novel's romantic ending.

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