Robotics;Notes Episode 2 Discussion
Oct 18, 2012 9:40 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
LOL, Akiho is such a silly girl this episode with the way she ate, riding that bike, and accidentally letting her panties shown. Building robots is serious business. Uh, it also looks like she has some health problems so I hope they resolve that soon.
That little yellow robot looks kinda cute.
Modified by Stark700, Oct 18, 2012 6:39 PM
Oct 18, 2012 9:40 AM
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Trying to get the robot for the competition. But seriously, the girl is too optimistic that the guy is willing to help her out. lol @ the meat bun.
OP and ED show that the anime is alot lighter than Psycho-Pass, which airs before this.
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Another decent episode,still a little slow but well i feel things will get better soon.
Akiho still winning my hearth really she is crazy and really cute,loved how she beg for a discount and that face while watching the new parts.
Still we now know about her having spams that make time go faster...it most suck!!
Kaito eating the bun was hilarious!!
Really i wonder how a sweet bun will taste =.=
More about Aki sister....she hang up on her well probably will know more about her later on specially her relation to Kaito promise with her.
Also meet Juuna,she its kinda cute,loved her embarrassed face!
Beyond that they finish the robot and Kaito will be the Operator so things will get fun next episode.
BTW got some Robot action!!
......well its the start at least -.-
Also Aki takes her helmet like a boss!
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Pretty good episode. It's nice how Kaito secretly is willing to go eat something that he really hates just for Aki and her sister. I also found Aki's scenes with Doc hilarious. "Like anyone would bother with an infantile brat like you!" lol
Aki is definitely my favorite character so far.
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lol Fraukoujiro is Aki's sister then
Nope, FrauKojirou is not her. FrauKojirou is actually "Frau Kojirou"..
Notice the time difference between the call and the scene before it.
This week addressed both of it, showing Kai having a reason to look after Aki, and Aki being freakin' psychic. I mean how cool is that? We'll see where next week takes us!
Actually it's not cool, It's not like the powers you see in shonen stories, it's just that her time-perception of things goes too fast until her brain cannot process it, resulting the weaken state that we just saw.
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Isnt that the same illness in little busters?
That's Narcolepsy, It's a sleeping disorder where the people suffering can suddenly fell asleep.
Akiho's syndrome is a bit different.
Basically, The thought process of 5 minutes as 1 second, try picturing you're trying to compress a large amount of file into smaller size, but with a very limited Processing power, usually your PC will stop responding, and that's what happening to her brain.
Basically her brain can't handle that much compressed processing.
Well, if anyone has a better analogy, feel free to post lol
Oct 19, 2012 2:51 AM
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This episode was more serious than the last one. I actually looked up Elephant Mouse Syndrome, it doesn't exist (felt silly for looking it up later). But that's a scary disorder. I mean, experiencing five minutes within a second must be so dizzying I wonder how her head can take it.
Well I don't think it's an actual disease but I found a webpage where a doctor made a comparison to "elephant and mouse syndrome" (1) to explain "abnormal anxiety" or "fear that is out of control and out of proportion to the reality of the perceived threat." It fits; as she's certainly anxious by the end of this episode.
After a little more digging I stumbled across a webpage that claims "vasovagal syncope" is a form of fainting that can be triggered by anxiety. (2) Also, the Wikipedia page for vasovagal syncope doesn't include anxiety as a trigger but does include most of what she was experiencing in this episode in the list of possible triggers and claims that fainting episodes can be recurrent. (3) There's no information on these episodes having exactly 5 minutes of unconsciousness, but an otherwise healthy person probably wouldn't be out for much longer than that.
EDIT: It didn't occur to me that she may have been conscious during those 5 minutes until I re-watched. (I thought the clouds passing by was just a cinematic effect for the third person at first.) If this is the case its harder to understand how much it has to do with "elephant/mouse", but I do know that someone in a "blind rage" can "white-out" and perceive events in fast-forward while not having full control over their actions. It does seem somewhat reasonable that a 'white-out' can be stress or anxiety induced also.
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I don't know what to think of R;N so far, it's been ok I guess. I am not expecting it to be as good as S;G, but I hope I can decently enjoy it. This will be hard as I am not really into giant robot shows anymore LOL.
Trust me it's not about "giant robots", initially it's more about the characters trying to make one.
Robotics;Notes isn't really a mecha genre. But like it's predecessor it's more about the "sci-fi", the science behind robots.
Modified by kaimax, Oct 19, 2012 7:09 AM
Oct 19, 2012 8:16 AM
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Loved this episode for 5 reasons:
1) Same as episode 1, Aki's lovable, cute and admirable attitude towards life. It's just fantastic.
2) Her relationship with Kai is actually pretty sweet, with Kai acting like he doesn't give a damn but in actual fact he is willing to go all out for her.
3) The music was really good. There was an excellent orchestral theme accompanying pretty much the whole episode.
4) Seeing shades of mystery and suspense a viewer would expect as a result of this being the spiritual successor for Steins;Gate. The aurora, Aki's disorder and Aki's sister rejecting the call.
5) I can begin to apprecciate this series for its own qualities, and not just as a "continuation for steins;gate". Even if it veers off on a completely different direction, I'd love to watch it. It's convenient that I happen to completely love mecha anime I guess.
Overall a gigantic improvement from the first episode, voted '5', going to be eagerly awaiting next week's episode.
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