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Jan 28, 2013 8:56 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.

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Another good episode.

Dat aerial fights and a boss Kyousuke. Those esper girls sure looked tough. Lol that poor flying squirrel. I kinda felt sorry for it. A lot of good action this episode and I liked it :p. 5/5.
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Jan 28, 2013 10:27 AM

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wow another awesome ep and new op (liked the old style better ) ed
wonder when they find andy when he contacts his boss thought it would happen today but well
 
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Jan 28, 2013 11:11 AM

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This week's episode was kick ass. It hit especially well on the fronts of plot progression world building, and action the latter especially so.

So Andy's mission is to retrieve an object from deep within the Catastrophe, I'm sure we'll learn more about it in a future episode. So whatever organization Andy is in is a 3rd party and not apart of PANDRA or BABEL. The seeds for Andy's betrayal have been planted in Yujirou though I suspect Hyobu already knows and is using him for his own purposes. Really interested to see how Andy figures into all of this. His second power that he used is also equally as good as first one. He can negate other people's powers temporarily if he touches them.

Wow "The Children" that were shown this episode were awesome. The leader is the Queen that Hyobu has been mentioning the past couple of episodes who is quite the spunky one. It's crazy to think these girls are in middle school but are nearly as powerful as Hyobu(with the Limiter on). They were funny/adorable at the end though after they lost due to Unlimited Hyobu though. Minamoto is the hypocrite if you ask me when he called Kyosuke a lolicon last episode. X D

I don't think Andy's gonna sympathize with PANDRA as I've been seeing other people say, it seems he has his own reasons for doing what he needs to do. Such a big step up from last week and pumped me up even more so for this show. If I had to complain about one thing it's that Hyobu won by going Super Saiyan again but I'm just nitpicking, the story structure of this ep varied itself well enough from the last two weeks with their "One off" type to give this episode a high rating in my books

The new OP and ED were unexpected but great as well. While the OP is probably just a second verse ver. is the blue because that's the color of The Children? I took quite the liking towards the visuals of the ED

Edit: So "Zettai Karen Children" translates to "Absolutely Lovely Children"? That was unexpected, and forgot to say the music in this episode stuck out for me too
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Jan 28, 2013 11:14 AM

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yay. The opening is finally in Japanese :) I like this version much better!


 
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Jan 28, 2013 11:52 AM

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Another good episode. Liked the action and Andy was pretty cool and rather useful in the fights.
 
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Jan 28, 2013 12:01 PM

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Holy shit this show, surprise of the season for me. So am I safe to assume every time Hyoubu goes unlimited he is severely shortening his lifespan?
 
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Jan 28, 2013 12:04 PM

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Is there anyone Kyousuke can't beat?

 
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Jan 28, 2013 12:06 PM
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that episode felt like a real zettai karen children episode....finally i get to see the children with great animation, same siyuu for all the girls, i was thinking they would change kaoru voice, but they did not, i'm okay with that. DAMN THAT ED reminds me of the pure gold that is BREAK+YOUR+DESTINY
 
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Jan 28, 2013 12:07 PM
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ownosourus said:
Is there anyone Kyousuke can't beat?


Yes, 2 actually, 3 if you count kaoru in
 
Jan 28, 2013 12:19 PM

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Seems like i am the only one who hate this Episode.
It basically ruined everything good of the last 3 Episodes.
Since when are there Magical Girls with "Special ultimate combination trololo skills", crying attacks and no personality?

This EP ruined, in my opinion, every potential this series had.
Another one like this and i will pretty much drop it...
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Jan 28, 2013 12:29 PM

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Awesome episode,both OP's are great + they changed a bit 2nd OP.This episode was badass.
 
Jan 28, 2013 12:29 PM

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If anyone haven't watched the Zettai Karen Children main story, you will kind of get confused with some of the characters shown. ^^;

I really did enjoy this episode, mainly because of Kaoru, Aoi, and Shiho for being badass.
 
Jan 28, 2013 12:38 PM

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leonardo123123 said:
ownosourus said:
Is there anyone Kyousuke can't beat?


Yes, 2 actually, 3 if you count kaoru in

There are a couple others who it's been hinted might be able to fight him to a draw, or beat him using unfair tricks.
Hyoubu's power isn't that great compared to many other characters in the manga - what puts him over the top are the nature of his power, his intelligence, and most importantly, his experience. Only two other characters even come close in that last one, whereas we've met nearly a dozen who have been unequivically depicted as being more powerful.
 
Jan 28, 2013 12:43 PM

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ViperJLT4GOV said:
If anyone haven't watched the Zettai Karen Children main story, you will kind of get confused with some of the characters shown. ^^;

I really did enjoy this episode, mainly because of Kaoru, Aoi, and Shiho for being badass.

I know the mainstory more or less, even if i haven`t seen it.
And i know if someone is rly "Badass" or just a wannabe like these three girls.

I may understand that tastes may differ but calling this stereotyp girls "badass", comparing the Anime with Code fkin Geass or giving it an ranking higher than 7 is a sin in my eyes.
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ViperJLT4GOV said:
If anyone haven't watched the Zettai Karen Children main story, you will kind of get confused with some of the characters shown. ^^;

I really did enjoy this episode, mainly because of Kaoru, Aoi, and Shiho for being badass.


I haven't seen the original series and I didn't feel confused about this episode. Sure I bet I would've enjoyed this episode more(and I already liked this episode A LOT) if I was hyped for characters from the old series returning but this series has been Andy and Hyobu's story mostly and it hasn't lost sight of that. The way they executed bringing in characters seemed more like a wink at the past but not over reliant on it.
 
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I know the mainstory more or less, even if i haven`t seen it.

Then you should have expected those 3 girls.

Aeonenleben said:
comparing the Anime with Code fkin Geass or giving it an ranking higher than 7 is a sin in my eyes.

Comparing it to that piece of shit called Code Geas is indeed a bit strange, but it does have a few similarities.

And since when is somebody having a different opinion a "sin"?
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Jan 28, 2013 1:20 PM

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I'm really glad I had started watching ZKC, as I'm pretty sure I enjoyed the episode more than if I had not seen at least part of the original.
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Jan 28, 2013 1:23 PM

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rederoin said:
And since when is somebody having a different opinion a "sin"?

Ask any political commentator. Especially the liberal ones.
 
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rederoin said:

Then you should have expected those 3 girls.

Side story don't always include the protagonists of the main season.
rederoin said:

Comparing it to that piece of shit called Code Geas is indeed a bit strange, but it does have a few similarities.

Why insulting the Anime?
I took a quick look at your toplist and loled.
All of your favourite Animes i would consider as stupid trash but that doesnt mean i am insulting them.


And since when is somebody having a different opinion a "sin"?

It is not.
That was my point.
But since our Anime compatibility couldn`t be any worse i will not argue without except you rly want to discuss it and send me a pm.
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Jan 28, 2013 1:35 PM

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Aeonenleben said:

Side story don't always include the protagonists of the main season.

Not always, but that its still expected that they appeared.

rederoin said:

Why insulting the Anime?

Aren't you doing the same?


I took a quick look at your toplist and loled.

Bringing my own personal taste into this won't do you any good. Whats the point of isnulting eachothers taste?


All of your favourite Animes i would consider as stupid trash


You have seen none of the anime in my top 5. Any reason as to why I should take that opinions seriously?

but that doesnt mean i am insulting them.

But you just did. Not the smartest, are you?



And since when is somebody having a different opinion a "sin"?

It is not.

"Ranking higher than 7 is a sin in my eyes."
"Is a sin in my eyes."
"Is a sin"
"A sin"
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Jan 28, 2013 1:36 PM

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@reply Aeonenleben
From your top list of anime, it seem like you prefer something more serious and dark.
The unlimited seem like a potential anime for you in the beginning, but this episode ruin your expectation for dark and serious tone.

I said you shouldn't drop yet because this episode might just be a nod of respect to the original manga/ anime. The rest of this series might return to the dark and serious tone that you prefer.
 
Jan 28, 2013 1:46 PM

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huh...I didn't think Aya Hirano would do any more roles for 2013...with all the shit that's been hitting the fan recently in her life.
 
Jan 28, 2013 1:54 PM

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leeo268 said:

@reply Aeonenleben
From your top list of anime, it seem like you prefer something more serious and dark.
The unlimited seem like a potential anime for you in the beginning, but this episode ruin your expectation for dark and serious tone.

I said you shouldn't drop yet because this episode might just be a nod of respect to the original manga/ anime. The rest of this series might return to the dark and serious tone that you prefer.

Hmm.
I don't know the Manga so i will trust u with this one.
We will see.


Aren't you doing the same?

Nope.
U were saying: "The Anime is shit." while i was saying "-->I<--- would consider it as stupid trash."
There is a slight but important differnce.
Can u figure it out?


You have seen none of the anime in my top 5. Any reason as to why I should take that opinions seriously?

Well.
I saw K-On and didn't like it. Don't think the movie will differ much from there series.
I saw the first season of Strike Witches but, as i just saw, didn't even bothered putting it in the list.
I, literally, threw up watching Yuri Yuri with a female friend of mine (Was sick at that point but i am pretty sure that was not what caused it :) )


But you just did. Not the smartest, are you?

I did not.


"Ranking higher than 7 is a sin in my eyes."
" is a sin in my eyes."
" in my eyes."
U simply don't understand it, right?

To put an end to this:
This is not the Thread to argue about our taste so i will not respond to any other comment of you from now on.
If u want to say something do it via PM.

Greetings Aeonenleben
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Jan 28, 2013 2:02 PM
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Action was so epic, I really didn't see this coming. Damn this is epic.
 
Jan 28, 2013 2:15 PM

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Man this keeps getting better and better. I am happy The Children are here. 0__0 Andy has new ability
 
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Lol........I've never watched the original series Zettai Karen Children, and I'm definitely not ever going to now. Because those three little shits are annoying as hell. I thought they were cute - until they started talking. Then they did that sailor moon trolol thing near the end, and then throw a tantrum when their ass got whupped by Kyousuke..........okay.

Take the three kids out, and this episode was pretty good. I still think Hinomiya's "powers" are lame though.
 
Jan 28, 2013 2:49 PM

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after 3 eps and a new ED.. wut?
 
Jan 28, 2013 2:51 PM

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Dammit, that does it, I'm watching the original series.
 
Jan 28, 2013 2:54 PM

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I'm not a fan of those 3 girls. I figured they must be the originals as this series is a spin off but they don't give off the same vibe that this series is giving me, I hope we don't see anymore of them.
 
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I took a quick look at your toplist and loled.
All of your favourite Animes i would consider as stupid trash but that doesnt mean i am insulting them.

^ that's some big talk from someone with Clannad in their top list........but i agree code geass is good no matter how u look at it.
 
Jan 28, 2013 3:43 PM

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very good episode kinda like not having seen the prequel even though the Children don't seem all that bad at all i prefer seeing them from a different point of view

i just don't think i can put myself through watching it even if Aoi va is Himeko ;_;
 
Jan 28, 2013 3:58 PM

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really good episode with lots of fights. I really liked it.
the children were cool as fighters but when they lost... they were sooo annoying
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Loved the action! Kyousuke was a badass troll as usual! (Is it just me or Yusa Koji's been voicing trolls as of late) I'm not a fan of the three girls, but the episode was still awesome! 5/5 :p
 
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I'm not a fan of those 3 girls. I figured they must be the originals as this series is a spin off but they don't give off the same vibe that this series is giving me, I hope we don't see anymore of them.

Ironically, that's not really how they're portrayed in the manga. Only at the end did they come even close to how they typically act. But, on the other hand, Hyoubu himself is almost impossible to take seriously for most of the manga and original anime - he's usually goofing off or getting teased himself.
 
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Liked the manservice in the ED I hope we get a Hyoubu version.
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Jan 28, 2013 6:19 PM

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It was a good episode I wasn't sure if they were gonna continue with the Hyoubu rampage abroad. I'm glad they brought it back to Japan.
 
Jan 28, 2013 6:21 PM

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badass episode. enjoyed watching it in 1080p :D
 
Jan 28, 2013 6:21 PM

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wow this was unexpected that's for sure I didn't like this in the beginning thought it was random and had low expectations for the story hope it doesn't disappoint me in the future
 
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Episode was pretty good, not my favorite fight of the anime thus far (episode 2 had the best one, looking back) but still good. I liked Andy's contributions a bit more this episode (As they put Hyoubu a bit offscreen oddly :/ ). The "Children" were pretty annoying though and kind of awful really crying over a loss, seriously, and worst, losing so terribly at Hyoubu, what were they even trying to create there?. Really like Andy alot and hope he still does much much more. Definitely leading the way for one of the best protagonists of 2013.

I want to know what the device is so much and they were so nebulous about the girls. They will eventually control Queen of Catastrophe? Why do they need the device as well?
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I am shocked that so many people find the Children annoying.
I was happy that they show even thought they are just side characters in this series.
Maybe because reading manga influenced how I watch this episode relative to other new viewers.

If I try to imagine them as some brand new characters, I can kind of understand that they are annoying.
 
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I am shocked that so many people find the Children annoying.
I was happy that they show even thought they are just side characters in this series.
Maybe because reading manga influenced how I watch this episode relative to other new viewers.

If I try to imagine them as some brand new characters, I can kind of understand that they are annoying.


I agree with both statements. In the manga especially, the story surrounding them is quite a lot better. :)
 
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Having watched the original and catching up on the manga, I found The Children annoying in this episode as well. It feels like they've lost what made them charming in the original show, and are now nothing but off character cameos. I guess bright magical girls from a shonen manga really don't mix well with the current tone of the show?

I don't think they would have cried with tears in the original over losing. Screamed and whined yes, but not cry. It also really threw me off how seriously they were fighting PANDRA, when Kaoru always saw Hyoubu as a strange friend and respected him.


As much as I appreciate seeing Kaoru animated in this style and budget, I'd take manga middle school Kaoru and the over-trusting brat with a heart of gold from the original show any day.


I did like how Andy's commentary lampshaded the hypocritical side of BABEL, using child soldiers since WWII and all, when in the original, they were most of the times portrayed as well meaning people trying to raise and guide the 3 girls. And Hyoubu is his old trolling self as usual.
 
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I guess ppl new to ZKC have a hard time grasping the tone in this ep with the introduction of the children especially since Unlimited has given us a more darker atmosphere to follow through while The Children may ...well..be childish? though i did feel that they acted a lil differently than how I expected them to. Nice to see them here, though being a side-story that Unlimited is, I always have an annoying tendency of seeing the connections to the original series.

I'm guessing that the device Hinomiya is searching for might be


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just for you know those 3 only had 12 years old and on top of that they are a lot of hell stronger when they get older, next they are crying for as always they get close to minamoto like always if you see the manga and like i say they are childish because they are 1..2.. y..e..a..r..s older! they get far more stronger in the future thats why kaoru is the queen of that boat and yess whe will return to the dark side the next episode since the director said that it will cover the past arc for the manga for those that all ready see it
 
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I'm thinking of watching the original but since the protagonists are three lil girls... I wouldn't bother. I only watch this anime because of kyousuke and the newbie, I prefer shounen type.

Anyway, love the action packed episode <3
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Jan 28, 2013 10:45 PM

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Loved this ep,
The karen guys are singing the ed lol
 
Jan 29, 2013 12:13 AM

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Other than the girls (hope they don't appear again), this was pretty cool episode. 4/5
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Hinomiya reminds me of Toma from Toaru Majutsu no Index, whom could also negate magic users abilities. I really like the animation style of the action scenes, but the plot seems really stale and I'm not a big Hyoubu fan because he seems too overpowered and arrogant.
guess i'll still continue watching lol

 
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Jeez, now I'm 100% sure I won't watch original series. Those 3 kids. How much more annoying can you be? The episode wasn't bad, fights were decent and there's finally an explanation of 2nd eye mode (to call it that way).

Just, just no more annoying kids, this show is too good for that. I know they're original stuff and all, but they don't feel like they belong in a semi-serious show such as this one. Dark themed music and annoying kids just don't go together.
 
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The Childrens seems odd in this Anime... oh wait, the title of this Anime has the word " children " on it xD
 
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