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Jan 8, 2009 10:51 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Druaga is back!!!!

It has been six months and Jil has been in a funk the whole time, kind of out of character for him, but he is back to himself by the end.

We also get to see Utu's face!!!!

And Kai is introduced, she seems to be the key this season.
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Jan 8, 2009 11:37 AM

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Oh yeah, first episode did not disappoint at all.
We have a new beginning, a new climbing with a different setting. Fatina+Jil having a date when suddenly Kai appears and messes up the wrestling show.
Utu's appearance xD , best scene was him slapping that soldat's ass to make him run :D

I like the animation of the OP again, they again made a slice-of-life Druaga-opening :)
This ep had everything, comedy, Tsundere moments, some action and the plot was introduced well.
 
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That was a good 1st episode, looking forward for more :)
 
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Yeah... lol... Druaga had a good episode. I was surprised.

Though im thinking "what if Kai turns out to be Kaaya's daughter." lol!

Though, was Fatina that err.. "likeable" in the first season? My opinion changed on her... in a good way ;)


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Talentz said:
"what if Kai turns out to be Kaaya's daughter." lol!

If I am not wrong Kai was introduced since first season where Jil won the game and met her at the end and she was the one who gave him the item.


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Not a bad way to start the show at all, not a lot of rehashing, and we got to see what some of the characters have been doing since the end of Aegis. Don't really understand Jil being soooo depressed, but I'll take it as it is, since this kid isn't quite as mature as I like for my taste. Plus we get Utu unmasked...something I was wondering all last season, since they went out of their way not to show it.
 
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Haha!

I don't know where this is going (besides the fact that they're going to climb again) but I had a lot of fun watching this episode. Though the wrestler being Utu was kinda obvious.

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Jan 8, 2009 12:57 PM
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Wow, that made me remember how utterly average this show was. The direction is abominable, really, but apart from that, the show is moderately entertaining. As I expected (well, it's more accurate to say I didn't expect anything from this show), the developments that took place between the end of the first season and this one are uninteresting. There are two or three good scenes in the second part of the episode though. Nothing much.

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Jan 8, 2009 1:03 PM

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It was definitely better than the first season,... expecting more to come. =)
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Jan 8, 2009 1:20 PM

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So everyone got screwed over by the king. I thought that was Utu but wasn't sure. Good to see Kelb stood up to them. Looks like we have the start of Jil starting up a new group, himi and Fatina together was nice. Need Melt and Coopa back though.
 
Jan 8, 2009 3:49 PM

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Great way to start off the 2nd season, very interesting to see the developments that took place, woah Utu O_O looks ... xD
 
Jan 8, 2009 4:09 PM

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This is a good, solid start. They really dropped a bomb on us in the first 15 minutes, though, didn't they? JilxFatima FTW. Seriously. She's mellowed out a bit now, so it's not that far of a stretch. She seems like she would need it as much as he would.

I'm wondering if there's going to end up being a connection between Kai and Kaaya? The names are way too similar for it to be mere coincidence.

Love the OP, again. The style of implying the characters in the show are really normal, everyday people caught up in the latest, greatest online game strikes me as very meta.

"Happy Birthday" using Greek letters in the ED... classic.

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Jan 8, 2009 4:10 PM

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that was a good first ep to the season.
 
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First part of the episode was kind of uninteresting, but that's only to be expected; where some setup and exposition needs to be done, it left a bit drawn out and perhaps a tad overdone with jil's state though. I thought the second part was quite fun and interesting. Reintroducing and reassembling the team will probably take a while, but they're off to a good start.

I expect that Kayaa and Kai are linked in one way or another, be they physical manifestations of a split persona (the spirit of Ishtar), or perhaps Kayaa is a direct descendant of Kai; attempting to fulfill a hereditary mission. The connection will be developed over them. The fact that Kai's motive seems to be save Kayaa (or at least, change her 'fate'), and looks specifically for Jil to do it, as well as the hints from the intro (the possibility of Kayaa's lingering regret) make me lean right now a little more toward the 'split persona manifested'. How are the spirits of the tower mixed up in this mess? They seem to be more than merely observers commenting on Neeba (last season) and Kayaa's state-of-mind.

I've always liked Fatina, though even more so now than before. She's a bit calmer now, and it kind of surprised me to see her actually trying to help Jil. IMO it's unfortunate we didn't really get to see the actual development between them, but rather have to adjust to their current relationship after what has happened in the near-past (ie their re-climbed of the tower, etc.). Without a solid time frame, it makes me wonder exactly how long exactly Jil had been in his depression, since he seems to recover from it surprisingly quickly, which makes me think he hadn't actually been settled into it for that long. I mean it must have taken them a while to re-climb and get back down after all, right?

All in all I’m looking forward to this series. Perhaps it’ll show a bit more of the series side and a little less of the comedic side this time around. The comedy is what hooked me initially, but I do prefer a more serious story; I just hope the serious side of the story continues to look promising.
 
Jan 8, 2009 5:27 PM

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Was a really great start! Kai is probably the king's original daughter or wife. Each time Druaga is killed one or two people are allowed to enter that special place. Kai was probably one of those "lucky" people and the King is/was in the exact same position that Jil is in right now. That would explain why the king asked Kaaya if she was sure about scaling the tower with Jil. Not sure why Kai is here though. Maybe she got kicked out by the system once Kaaya entered or something.
 
Jan 9, 2009 1:11 AM

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Siva said:

If I am not wrong Kai was introduced since first season where Jil won the game and met her at the end and she was the one who gave him the item.


Yup, she indeed appear after Jil won the game. At that times, she still haven't had physical body and appear as a spirit? A lot of things still haven't answer yet from the first season and there a lot of new question need to be answer(just from first episode of season 2) ..~~

 
Jan 9, 2009 2:12 AM

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Nice start! Story begins right from the first episode.
 
Jan 9, 2009 3:46 AM

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i've been waiting for this and it seems like it's definately going to be promising, lets hope it tops the first season :P

well now i want a fatina and jin romance and i sure hope he doesen't go back to kaaya even though he probably will :(
 
Jan 9, 2009 4:06 AM

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It's only the 1st episode yet it was definitely interesting..
A nice opening for the season... xD
Can't wait for the next episode...
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Jan 9, 2009 5:00 AM

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I've been waiting for this show x_x
I hope Coopa and Melt appear =\
And Utu is pretty o_o shock.
 
Jan 9, 2009 7:38 AM

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A nice opening episode for the sequel. What I didn't expect is that Utu would look like that without his harness on. Well.. it sure caught my attention and I'm looking forward to the rest of the story.
 
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Hmmm, I'm really glad that they didn't turn the 1st episode to something like the 1st season did (I remembered thinking "Huh? is this really an adventure anime'? and am I supposed to laugh? O_O).

The 1st impression I had was that the little girl kinda looked like Kaaya.(Well, I know a connection between them will be revealed sooner or later.) about Utu, I seriously didn't see that coming.

yay, Kaaya die. j/k :3

and I hope that this season goes well.

 
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Delwack said:
Without a solid time frame, it makes me wonder exactly how long exactly Jil had been in his depression, since he seems to recover from it surprisingly quickly, which makes me think he hadn't actually been settled into it for that long. I mean it must have taken them a while to re-climb and get back down after all, right?


I believe that it is stated they've been living at the Commander's Tavern for six months, so it's probably been a little bit longer than that since the ending of S1. (I'm assuming that it actually took time to set up the business, and he didn't just kill the old owners or something. Anime logic, I know. :P)
 
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I'm kinda like starting to have taken a liking for Fatina in this season.
Somehow rooting for JilxFatina thing. ^^
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Jan 9, 2009 8:31 PM
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I'm kinda like starting to have taken a liking for Fatina in this season.
Somehow rooting for JilxFatina thing. ^^

Yeah, I was expecting her to be bitchy cuz Neeba left her. But instead, she helps Jil to cheer up, and even told him to start a new life together. (like the one from episode one in the first season where Fatina told Jil to just run away, and Jil told her that he'll marry her.. lol XD LMAO)
 
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Fatina is superb
 
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well now i want a fatina and jin romance and i sure hope he doesen't go back to kaaya even though he probably will :(


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Oh yeah, the ED was awesome until that last part with Kaaya. Wanted to punch a wall. JILXFATINA END ONLY

edit: OP. Meant OP. Why did I say ED.
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Jan 10, 2009 1:10 AM

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wow great episode. everybody got jobs, and jil became a hikkikorimori xD
haha but really romantic, wrestling as a place for date. introduced some nice characters and wasnt dissapointing at all.


 
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I will be extremely angry if Jil just abadons Fatina when he catches sight of Kaaya. Fatina has actually supported him and is much more likable now that she isn't hyper and following Neeba. It would also be an interesting development instead of Jil just blindly following the girl who backstabbed him when she could with very little regret. I hope Jil picked up some new skills and will stop acting so emo. Well we'll find out I guess but I wonder what happened to Coopa?

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Did anyone think the same thing I did when Fatina tried to sell those Fire Staffs to the little kids? I thought "holy crap you idiots, YOU COULD BE CHARGIN YOUR FIRE BALLS!"
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Fatina is back yay!

Actually, I didn't expect Utu at all. I wanted him to be some insect thing or something, that mask was so creepy.
 
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FatinaXJill i thought this was a better setup since the last few episodes of the 1st season. (but nothing more, considering other setups and OP)

Well a decent 1st episode, bit sad we couldn't see Jill getting into the fight, i wonder how he has improved or changed since season1.
Glad to see Fatina is a lot more approachable then before.
Seems a lot of complotting has been going on and is still, i wonder how they will let the answers flow out.

And finally,

YAY season 2, I've been waiting for it !


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Jan 11, 2009 11:10 AM

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That's a nice starting for a sequel. Looks interesting
Seems prettying promising for the series itself, hope it keeps it up
Good episode overall.
 
Jan 11, 2009 9:47 PM

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Fatina <3



Though, 10 bucks this relationship will be crushed in the last few episodes of the season.
 
Jan 12, 2009 12:05 PM
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I'm so excited this is back, loved all the old characters.
Great episode and intro story. Long six months lol, Utu unmasked, Neeba still sucks, Kaaya bathing scene, cute Kai, and more Fatina!
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Could of told you about the JilxFatina, being that they were the only two confired alive at the end of season 1, and they just so happened to be together.
 
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I really hope Jil and Fatina END UP together though... I hate how Kaaya still has feelings for Jil, SHES GONNA RUIN EVERYTHING.
 
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If I know anything thing about narative agency, then the relationship will develop though the series, then about 2 or 3 episodes from the end, Kaaya will show up and challenge the equlibrium, between them, and they will fall out. And Jil will ultimatly need to choose between them, probably picking Fatina, while Kaaya makes some kind of sacrifice to save Jil's life, like taking a bullet or something.
OR, Fatina will betray him at some point, leaving the wings open to Kaaya, kinda like in Eternal Sonata.

Also, Kai is Gilgamesh's Queen, and something like Kaaya's great great Obaa-san. Although, I do not know why she is one of the spirts of the Tower, or why she has taken physical form, yet to come I guess.

Also, WE NEED MORE LOLI, BRING BACK COOPA. + yay for loli Kai.
 
Jan 12, 2009 10:53 PM

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That was an awesome first episode! I can't wait for more ^_^
 
Jan 13, 2009 12:46 AM

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Nice start to the new series, looks like it will be an entertaining watch again.
 
Jan 13, 2009 9:59 AM
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The new opening is nice, and I am already looking forward to many questions from the first season to be answered (hopefully =D).
 
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The new opening is nice, and I am already looking forward to many questions from the first season to be answered (hopefully =D).

ya I also like the new op.
 
Jan 13, 2009 2:57 PM

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yey its back, good opening. it seems like it will be even more interesting than the first one.
 
Jan 13, 2009 3:06 PM

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A good first episode for this new Druaga ! ^__^
Funny and a lot of interesting things for the next ! =")
Utu lol, i prefer him with his armor ! XXD
And again a good and dynamic opening !


 
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UTU?!?!
 
Jan 13, 2009 7:44 PM

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good to be back... enjoyed every minute of it. I'm glad to see that the series hit the ground running, and it's good proof that the production staff has plenty of great ideas and enthusiasm to spare.

Note to self: I must get one of those Fatina tentacle body pillows in the OP.

There's so many funny gems in the OP that I'm sure we'll still be laughing at something new every episode.


Edit: Almost! ....but sans tentacles.... T.T
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utu is quite handsome -???- hahahaha
 
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Those Fatina pics made me nearly j*zz in my pants.

The JilxUtu scene was just plain awkward, and if you remember the gag from the episode one side story about Jil and Utu, you start to wonder...
 
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saka said:

Edit: Almost! ....but sans tentacles.... T.T

oh jesus
 
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