Robotics;Notes Episode 22 Discussion
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Joined: Jan 2013
Anyone who's calling people 'haters'- just chill. I've been reading these last few threads, and I'm yet to see anyone say they 'hate' R;N.
Speaking for myself, I started this impressed and fully stoked to give this anime 9/10 easy- and hoped for better. The 1st 12 episodes were great, building a solid... something- then the writers just kinda stopped living in the same world they were building in, and things got a bit weird. Episode 17 was the turning point I think, where nothing done before even mattered anymore.
I don't need an anime to be 'perfect'- hell, I can forgive a lot- but at a certain point anyone will say 'C'mon!', because 'what the heck?' The entire Kimijima Report arc was a waste. It was neat and all, but ultimately it didn't need to be programmed that way, and any puppet could have done it with the same results if it had to be. We won't even get to the trails he had to cleverly kludge- because if he just walked away- abandoned pursuing the reports, then what? No distraction, no rocket launch? Because no go-carts are on the track anymore? There is so much in this anime like that- that is abandoned, contrived, cliche, recycled, and in a few cases just plain wrong- and I'm not saying it's bad, or I hate it- I'm just saying EVERYONE knows it 'should have' been better. Heck- even the 'epic kiss' is a clear S;G clone & everyone knows it.
I think most people wanted to love this anime way more than they were allowed. Any disappointment has to do with the adapters, and initial writers. I'm not saying this wasn't good- just that it could have easily been more than a little bit better because they took a lot of short cuts, and believe it or not- some people notice- and it's not their fault.
If you see a magician palm a coin, and no one else does- you may not say anything, or you might and others can get mad at you for 'ruining the trick'- but at the end of the day, it's the magician who needs to practice more. The best magicians keep other magicians guessing.
If you like it 'as-is'- more power to you- but I think everyone will agree this threatened to be a hell of a better anime than it turned out to be.
Just my 2 cents.
If you aren't watching Zetsuen no Tempest (Civilization Blaster), you should be. Brilliant writing with legit plot twists.
Just finished blog entry 'Japanese Authors Take Heed' Series (JATH)! Entry 03: Proactive Villains, Reactionary Heroes'.
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Very anticlimatic, but I enjoyed the show thoroughly. Honestly didn't really watch for the plot too much, more for character relationships and whatnot. 8/10 in my book. Translates to 7/10 by MAL's scale I guess.
I think the same, mostly about the anticlimactic thing, except that I watched it for the conspiracy theme (same as for the other SciADV).
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I give this anime a 6/10 but am i missing something here or did this anime just leave a few holes. I mean the monopole falling from the sky was weird i was hoping for a better explanation on why only they have the monopole, the final episode of gunvarell not being released but then released out of no where? kai and akis abilities were there for only for useful for a few episodes but thats it? I mean no info on how they got it besides the incident when they were young im just confused why they got it and reasons for. I mean it felt like that incident was only there to set up for this so so finale i mean i understand the older sister foiled the villians plans but i thought that incident was a big letdown now. no explanation on fraus mothers death or disappearance besides the comittee of 300. I feel from this anime is that they tried making it mysterious with all the interesting things popping up but they were just small bits for a not awesome finale. Idk maybe i need to rewatch the episodes again and some of my questions can be answered but i really felt this show was a letdown.
Mar 21, 2013 9:01 PM
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Joined: Aug 2012
Wow. Can't believe the ride is over. I really looked forward to this episode and although it wasn't perfect or the best, it was good. Going into this, I always separated it from Steins;Gate because it is not S;G nor C;H and stands alone for what it is.
It was nice that Aki and Kai finally got through to Misa, she remembered who she used to be and they defeated Kimijima Kou. I thought it was a little funny when he said something like, "I'll just come back again two or three times" Just had to laugh at that; ain't gonna happen! I liked the little mini-epilogue at the end, implying that Kai grew up to be an astronaut but was hoping they would've shown what happened to everyone else too. Somehow I think the episode would've been more fulfilling if we had gotten a glimpse of that.
In terms of unresolved plot, (as much as it kills me to admit all these obvious things even though I loved the characters, etc.) I wonder just how Misa came to know KK, is Kona's mother still alive? (sorry if this was already answered, just forgot), who is the fourth member in that robotics club picture, and what was up with Subaru's backstory with his father? Also, I've read some information on why KK is the way he is but devoting an episode to his character development would've made him seem like "the villain" a bit more.
There were a couple of times that I thought the Sumeragi would just wreck the Super GunPro-1 and I was surprised that it just lost the left pile bunker like that right away but it kinda helped to build up the hype for the match; just as if Misa and Kai were playing a game of Kill Ballad. And poor Kai, I think he used the EMS slow-motion trick like 3 or 4 times too! Very glad no good-guy casualties here.
Overall, a show that I looked forward to every week and one I'll definitely remember; interesting and likable characters, good themes, a little romance (^.^), and deep messages in short words. Gunvarrel Ankh Strikahhh!
Now if only I could get my hands on the VN...
Mar 21, 2013 9:07 PM
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Extremely disappointing ending and 'plot', but will give 7/10 because the first half was soo good.
On a side note, does anyone know the name of or where i can find the instrumental song that plays at beginning of this episode and the first episode?
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It was just ok for the first half, the second half was bullshit, deus ex and asspulls one after the other. 4/10, I was expecting something much better after Steins;Gate (which is in my top 5 in fact).
Care to remind me where the deus ex machina was?
Also, why compare it with S;G? Yes, they're both the same VN company, but NOT the same animation studio. This one ommited a lot of things, hence I found no comparison point.
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4/10, everything seemed so pointless until the last 5 or so episodes and then it ended in the most predictable way it could (although to be fair I saw this coming from a mile, this show wasn't intended for my demograph but I kept watching anyway). The ending was eh.. infact today was a day of disappointing endings between PP and this.. well I didn't have too much hopes for this one so I can't really call it disappointing.
Mar 21, 2013 10:23 PM
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At least the climax was entertaining
That's because you saw it in Iru-O. In reality nothing actually happened (they saw nothing). AR fights are lame.
Sawada comes in with the anti-Kojima "missile" code and proxy saves the day. Pretty anticlimactic.
Mar 21, 2013 10:29 PM
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I had this series at an 8/10 for almost the entire run, but the last few episodes brought it down to a 7/10 for me.
I think what hurt this show the most was how realistic it was trying to be. For me, I was expecting the Committee of 300 and the conspiracies to have more of an impact on the world and the characters, and I really wanted to see Kai and Aki build a robot just like Gunvarrell, and not just in physical appearance. I was expecting the robot to eventually become a badass killing machine that saves the world from the revolting robot army...and instead we got a slow, barely functional robot that somehow manages to defeat a singular enemy who's clearly better.
The characters saved the show, but this concept had so much potential that just never came to be.
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