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Nov 4, 2012 8:59 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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This was an episode of looking @ some of Yuuya's past. Some harsh things happened in the past..but life moves on.

Also, I think Leon and Sharon may be more than just partners.



Oh, tense ending. Dem rivalries.
 
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Showing why OnoD's character look alike hates him in the beginning, and that's the reason he was away from US team. Younger twin sensing that he was crying. He thinks that OnoD's character is still escaping, and that the girls around him just giving up on his "weakness" (and not "changed" like they said). Older twin thinks that it's weird that he still think that the accident was his own fault.

The CMs for OP2 and ED2 aired (thought so, the clips that aired during the special were live for that special). The hair color that Kuribayashi-san used for OP2 PV were so bright that it was personally so weird.

Hime boss was called by China girl about giving up on OnoD's character, so that bar girl had the chance to talk to him. She told him about living in the future instead of the past. Everyone in his team is also painful like OnoD's character, so they help out each other.
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Nov 4, 2012 11:29 AM

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I'm surprised Yuuya isn't more depressed. Even though it was an accident he did break those rocks that crushed the other guy.
 
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Showing why OnoD's character look alike hates him in the beginning, and that's the reason he was away from US team. Younger twin sensing that he was crying. He thinks that OnoD's character is still escaping, and that the girls around him just giving up on his "weakness" (and not "changed" like they said). Older twin thinks that it's weird that he still think that the accident was his own fault.

The CMs for OP2 and ED2 aired (thought so, the clips that aired during the special were live for that special). The hair color that Kuribayashi-san used for OP2 PV were so bright that it was personally so weird.

Hime boss was called by China girl about giving up on OnoD's character, so that bar girl had the chance to talk to him. She told him about living in the future instead of the past. Everyone in his team is also painful like OnoD's character, so they help out each other.


Perhaps I read your posts alot but do you never know character names? its so hard to follow your posts when you say OnoD's characters or something.
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Nov 4, 2012 12:04 PM
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This episode was a snooze fest except seeing Yuuya's past.

Too much talking, so much for the world being taken over by aliens. It's all about Yuuya and the women around him.

I want more fighting. More anything but romance.
 
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Im actually pretty glad were spending so much time away from the front lines and the BETA. Yuuya Bridges is interesting and getting the details surrounding his history was worth it. I didnt think it was something as tragic as taking his test flight that far to put his Lieutenant at risk. I can see how he would continue to carry that weight and how Leon, just seeing him would make him feel that way. However Leon, though putting the Lieutenant and Yuuya as his source of hate, seems to be suffering from rather feeling inferior to Yuuya. I think, we ultimately need a Leon v Yuuya match just for them to share their feelings and move on. Sharon(?) seemed to already have forgiven him, so now its Leons turn. .

For the USSR I wonder if they can really be considered antagonists. I like the consistent focus of Yuuya and the Scarlet Twins just to help Yuuya express himself. Though their leader is creeping spying on them even though Yuuya has not affected their performance at all. What is this next stage he is even setting up? Certainly nothing deadly or risky I hope for all threes sakes
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So Yuuya is having regrets from his past which seemed to have been caused be is attitude.
Well he is growing up and doing that pretty fast as well he can finally have a normal conversation with out getting angry over little things.
It looks like Natalie also had a pretty messed up past as well war is unforgiving.

The Russians seem to have a plan for Yuuya but not quite sure what there planning judging from there leader it can't be good.
Just what is that guy thinking and how far is he willing to go for his plans he already wiped out a entire battalion.
 
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Nov 4, 2012 12:53 PM
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I wonder what the Soviet commander has in store for Yuuya. It cannot be too pleasant I bet.

Lt. Cio is finally going to get Yakamura-hime to make a move on Yuuya I bet.
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Nov 4, 2012 1:12 PM

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Hmm, Cui's words sounds like a challenge there.

This might be fun.
 
Nov 4, 2012 1:18 PM
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Can I get a cat-fight for Yuuya ?
 
Nov 4, 2012 1:24 PM

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Oh Yuuya. More story about him.
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catt101 said:
This episode was a snooze fest except seeing Yuuya's past.

Too much talking, so much for the world being taken over by aliens. It's all about Yuuya and the women around him.

I want more fighting. More anything but romance.

In a franchise, where one of the tag-lines is "save in the name of true love", wanting less romance is somewhat redundant.
 
Nov 4, 2012 1:39 PM

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Yui felt very weak in this episode compared to Cui. Yui didn't have much of a comeback to Cui's implied challenge but the preview sounds like Yui will take action next episode.
 
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Cui is damn annoying, she could just disappear already.

 
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Inia's grin near the end makes me believe she's in on his plan.

 
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Cui got in Yui's ass for how she was acting in the beginning of the series. And even I have to admit I thought she was a bitch even though yuuya wasn't a saint either. Luckily, she will probably realize her mistakes and change as a person.

I'm glad this finally puts the nail in the coffin about Sharon. It was made pretty obvious IMO that her and Leon were a couple, don't know why people thought she would actually join the harem.
 
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yea I think Inia might be in on the plan too or she is just happy to hear about yuuya
 
Nov 4, 2012 6:46 PM

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I've been wanting to say this for a while, but I really hate that twin tailed chick. Every time I see her, I want to punch her.
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It was an interesting episode..., we got some insight into Yuuya's past and why his attitude was what it was at the start.

Its kinda clear now that Sharon is with that other dude, most likely after she and Yuuya broke up and he left(?). I'm betting she still has strong feelings for him, so i'm counting her as part of the harem lol.

Cui calling out Yui on Yuuya and her feelings for him..., i'm hoping she starts making some heavy moves towards him. This show needs more cute Yui!

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Yep , I was right on Episode 17.

Lt. Cui recognize Yui as a rival.

Now Yui is are like too mushy to stand on her own ground and declare her love for Yuuya.

Set aside , this episode was all damn about Yuuya's past , didn't explain how Sharon hooked up with him though...


Next episode , I think something spicy gonna show up and can probably tell that next episode won't be showing the fight against Argos and Infinities.




I'd admit it despite the two conflicts between Yui and Cui , Cui looks real damn cute this episode.



C'mon Yui!!! Fight for yer Man!



Pretty much Sanderk knows that Yuuya is the key why Cryska was not in total focus during the previous battles.


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tsubasalover said:
Showing why OnoD's character look alike hates him in the beginning, and that's the reason he was away from US team. Younger twin sensing that he was crying. He thinks that OnoD's character is still escaping, and that the girls around him just giving up on his "weakness" (and not "changed" like they said). Older twin thinks that it's weird that he still think that the accident was his own fault.

The CMs for OP2 and ED2 aired (thought so, the clips that aired during the special were live for that special). The hair color that Kuribayashi-san used for OP2 PV were so bright that it was personally so weird.

Hime boss was called by China girl about giving up on OnoD's character, so that bar girl had the chance to talk to him. She told him about living in the future instead of the past. Everyone in his team is also painful like OnoD's character, so they help out each other.


Perhaps I read your posts alot but do you never know character names? its so hard to follow your posts when you say OnoD's characters or something.


I feel the same way. :/ I mean, if that's the style of your posts, okay, but...

While I really detest Cui for her arrogant attitude, I have to agree with her at the end of the episode. Yui was being weak. I wish she would realize it already.

Is it just me, or is the series' art slowly watering down? It was beautiful in the beginning, and now it's just kind of... turning into crap. Is it really just me?
 
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catt101 said:
This episode was a snooze fest except seeing Yuuya's past.

Too much talking, so much for the world being taken over by aliens. It's all about Yuuya and the women around him.

I want more fighting. More anything but romance.

IKR.. i like the 1st and 2nd ep but after that its kind of let down..

and when yui gonna ride a TSF again?? wanna see her fight..

 
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Darn I expect more HAREM.

Oh well hopefully more next week, I forgot the main point of this story was to fight against the BETAs. Oops.
 
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The sakuga / animation in the bar scene got really hurtful to see... Interestingly only Cui has a consistently good sakuga in this episode..

Good to have some char dev of Yuuya. Did not expect he again picked Chryska as listener (but think deeper it actually makes sense)

Like the saying "The opposite of LIKE is INDIFFERENCE"

CUI's "psychological attack" against YUI is so successful

What is the smirk on Illia's face at the last scene?

I welcome back the original ED. I'll miss it when it is changed to the new one later.
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So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Can I get a cat-fight for Yuuya ?
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I kinda miss Yui and Yuuya going at each other, it made the show for me.


Yuuya past wasnt as grim, as i thought it was gonna be, if anything the bartender past seem grimmer this his.


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UtsukushiiYume said:

Is it just me, or is the series' art slowly watering down? It was beautiful in the beginning, and now it's just kind of... turning into crap. Is it really just me?


Nope you're not the only one,I think there is some moment or some scene where the art looks really poor
 
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soooooon we'll se yui fighting again in her takemikazuchi >>:))
can't wait till then T_T
 
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I have to agree with some of the other posts. When I started seeing this series I had a preconception that it was going to be very action heavy. I am all for character development, but it just feels like the series is almost grinding down to a halt because of the epic way it started. I would feel better about this series if I didn't expect something from it.
 
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Something is fishy about Inia's smirk.
 
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I liked this episode. It was a little on the slow side, but it's a necessary evil. We got to see Yuuya's backstory and there was a great confrontation between Cui and Yui. I have been wondering why hasn't Yui tried to get closer to Yuuya? After almost dying in Russia together, it would have been the natural follow up to say to him, "Oh, by the way, I love you". I'm liking Cui's resolve more and more every week.

And what about Yuuya's confessional with Cryska? That he finds it easy to talk around her. Could Cryska be Yuuya's girl?
Let this be our little secret, no needs to know we're feeling HIGHER AND HIGHER AND HIGHER!
 
Nov 5, 2012 12:08 PM
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Leon is banging Yuuya’s ex girlfriend Sharon.. but it looks like Yuuya doesn’t care.
 
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the best combo is 2 girls one man they said, so just keep yui and inia (~'-')~ ^^;

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still waiting for Yui to get some "balls" -.-
 
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Inya is plotting something dirty! hot springs episode next time?
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Leon is banging Yuuya’s ex girlfriend Sharon.. but it looks like Yuuya doesn’t care.


yeah but maybe that's why she's his ex ;)
 
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ok...i like this show but maybe it's a lil' bit late for character development now...i mean there are 6 ep left and i'm afraid we won't see some serious fights till the end.
I didn't get neither mecha fights neither love story because those girls are all starving after yuuya but none is really trying to "conquer" yuuya. Maybe Cui should try to kiss yuuya forcery (maybe in front of yui and cryska) and the things may go faster (specially because i saw in the previous ep that cryska isn't very calm when she's jealous xd).
Anyway after ep 24 i'll watch all the show again. Maybe seeing all eps in a row will help me understanding more than 1 every week xd
 
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Pudi said:
Leon is banging Yuuya’s ex girlfriend Sharon.. but it looks like Yuuya doesn’t care.

Why he should care ? He have an harem and it was him who broke up with her.
 
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maybe when 2 fight (yui and cui), the third wins (cryska) xD
 
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I think the russian leader has some plan for Cryska by using Yuuya. And Inia is in on the plan because she is brainwashed and there to make Cryska perform even better.
 
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Ah so now we know what happened in the past. Yuuya got blamed and blamed himself for the death of his former luitentant.

The love triagle between Yui and Bo-Feng is heating up too. I still kinda think she came out of nowhere though, but whatever.

The USSR is going to target Yuuya because he works as a catalyst on Inia and Cryska. I wonder why Inia was smirking when he said they were going to do something with Yuuya.
 
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All I want is to possibly see Yui pilot a TSF again. I guess I watched this anime for all the wrong reasons. I see Yui in her suit every episode at the beginning of the OP but only one episode after the first two does she actually pilot one.

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Feel like Inia is hiding something, a nice flashback episode, and I think this phrase is approprite: "There is nothing wrong in love and war"(not sure if this is right). Well, Yuuya's past was nice, and the beginning of love battles is good. I feel like they are starting to really kick off on the plot. I really think Inia is hiding something. Now, even with the lack of action, it was overall okay.
 
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Mwuahahah.... My guess was right was right when Cui said something about Yui's idea of "Not bad idea Lt. Yui , but I can do better" thingy plus when Tarisa said it's rude to "wear towel" thingy...


Episode 19 preview...

 
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Mom, Dad, can i have one???

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Mom, Dad, can i have one???




You can have any of them except for the twin tails.. she's taken :P
 
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Mwuahahah.... My guess was right was right when Cui said something about Yui's idea of "Not bad idea Lt. Yui , but I can do better" thingy plus when Tarisa said it's rude to "wear towel" thingy...


Episode 19 preview...



oh, so i guess this time Yui won't be embarassed wearing her cute yellow swim suit :D
 
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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This was an episode of looking @ some of Yuuya's past. Some harsh things happened in the past..but life moves on.

Also, I think Leon and Sharon may be more than just partners.



Oh, tense ending. Dem rivalries.


Oh course their more than partners their both in towels and when the camera zoomed out it was one bed.
Sharon couldn't get Yuuya so she went for the next best thing

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All I want is to possibly see Yui pilot a TSF again. I guess I watched this anime for all the wrong reasons. I see Yui in her suit every episode at the beginning of the OP but only one episode after the first two does she actually pilot one.

How to cope with alien invasion
1. Suffer from traumatizing youth
2. Develop hatred for aliens
3. Form a harem


Ya same but nothing else to watch so....this anime could have been great but they had to introduce a male character of course and make it some silly romance journey
aliens are freaking killing people and you worrying how to impress some guy

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Can I get a cat-fight for Yuuya ?
i 2nd this motion



I kinda miss Yui and Yuuya going at each other, it made the show for me.


Yuuya past wasnt as grim, as i thought it was gonna be, if anything the bartender past seem grimmer this his.


Ya it made the series much more interesting in the beginning and I thought the anime might do something different than typical romance episode 4 I guessed this would turn to some romance
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I haven't watched this is a pretty long time, I'm just not liking it in it's current state.
I'll stall it for now, might pick it up later, perhaps I'll even drop it.
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This show is going to make me hurt someone, the dialogue was so bad especially the conversation between Yui and Cui, the rivals in love standoff is so overused and it was really bad here due to how poorly written it was, also why on earth did we get a little backstory on the bargirl who literally adds nothing to any part to the story?
Looks like the next episode is fanservice orientated as well even though they have already done a resort episode, dear Lord please save me from this hell.
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Another awesome episode.
Yuuya not so dark past is revealed.
It seems that Sandek is for CryskaxYuuya .
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