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Aug 17, 2013 7:13 AM
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this is one of the most underrated anime of the year on here and i dont see why its that way
casting is top notch
Music is proper anison
on top of that is good to see Kanetsugu portrayed not looking like a monk wfor fights with charms like in most other things like this
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Aug 17, 2013 7:21 AM

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Yes, I agree. It is underrated.
I think it is because most people are judging it based on the cover image alone and they think it's just another boring Samurai/action anime amd drop it on the first ep. I, however, am very much enjoying it :)



 
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Aug 17, 2013 7:27 AM
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Yes, I agree. It is underrated.
I think it is because most people are judging it based on the cover image alone and they think it's just another boring Samurai/action anime amd drop it on the first ep. I, however, am very much enjoying it :)


Then there's people who approach this anime as if it is a action series despite this is not. It's a deep examination of what righteousness is from the eyes of different people of the Sengoku period. Also, it makes reminiscence an awesome thing to do. I really enjoyed it.
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Aug 17, 2013 7:41 AM
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At first i thought it was boring, but now that i'm up to date on episode 7 i see that it is interesting. Oh and btw the Opening is really awesome.
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Aug 17, 2013 6:32 PM

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Oh and btw the Opening is really awesome.


This ^.^



 
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Aug 17, 2013 6:39 PM

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I think it's a littler underrated but I don't blame anyone. The art feels static, most faces look similar and they don't seem to move much(no emotion). The OP is great, I replay it at least once ever episode. The story is ok, it's done through flashbacks which most people don't like. History anime as a whole usually isn't that popular here.
But I think most people's problems would be with the art.
 
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I was going to drop it when I first started watching but like it now after seven episodes. Art is okay but love the music more and the chemistry between most of the characters. A 7/10 from me so far.
 
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IheartAnime77 said:
Yes, I agree. It is underrated.
I think it is because most people are judging it based on the cover image alone and they think it's just another boring Samurai/action anime amd drop it on the first ep. I, however, am very much enjoying it :)


this, and the story seems boring which I agree, but the action is so good and at episode 3 or 4 it gets good that I don't get why people hate this so much.
 
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Aug 19, 2013 12:13 PM

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It's not "underrated." By all traditional measures Gifuu Doudou!! is terrible. It's really quite obvious that Studio DEEN was working with a very small budget, resulting in an enormous quantity of recycled footage, scenes where the only movement is the slow pan or zoom of the camera, scenes with comically off-model figures, and "action" scenes where the director goes through great pains to avoid actually animating anything. Furthermore, the writing is both all over the place and far below the the intellectual level of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure or Hokuto no Ken even, which it is both a spiritual and literal descendent of. The only part of the entire series that could actually be called "good" is the OP song. (The OP animation is just recycled footage with filters and and framing applied.)

The show can have a lot of value as entertainment to some (me included), as I outlined in my review, and it is fun to watch these outrageously exaggerated historical figures romp around Sengoku-era Japan dispensing RIGHTEOUSNESS wherever they set foot. But "deep"? Not in a million years. Historical accuracy? Low. Production values? Terrible even for DEEN.

We might all enjoy our weekly dose of RIGHTEOUSNESS, but let's not kid ourselves and think that this show is actually any good.

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Aug 19, 2013 12:18 PM

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> Why so veery underrated

The lack of men, true men.
 
Aug 25, 2013 5:20 PM

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I wonder if we're watching the same show. I agree about that low budget though.
 
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Because this is MAL and the show doesn't have enough little girls with Neko ears or screaming 'Onii-chan suki desu' every other episode; or the suave white haired all knowing slim bishoujo teenage hero.

More seriously though, I think Studio Deen intended for this to be very 'tongue in cheek' camp kind of show. I fail to see how they could have done some of those scenes without laughing out loud at their cheesiness. And yeah, the lack of budget show's in the sub-par animation.

It's far from a great show but it's no worse than half of the repetitive rom/com harem crap that get's released every season.
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Aug 28, 2013 8:29 AM

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Plus, it's different with manga version.
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Even before the anime aired, the show was the least popular and had the least expectations on 2ch. Another of Tetsuo Hara's series, Hana no Keiji is actually one of the best selling Shounen Jump manga with 17 million copies sold, 20 years ago. Unfortunately, this isn't the 90s and otakus aren't into this kind of stories anymore.

Even if they did increase the budget significantly, people still wouldn't buy the blurays, and according to preorder numbers, it has only sold 82 copies so far. Now with such a low number, how would they justify a higher budget? Sure, DEEN is notorious for messing a lot of great mangas but I think the audience's tastes is also working against the show.

However, I still hold my faith high, because the last episodes were decent, and I have faith in the scriptwriter Yasuhiro Imagawa who has penned great classics like Giant Robo. This man has his own style of doing things, and unfortunately, Gifuu Doudou's budget is working both against him and the director.
 
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Historical accuracy? Low.
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Aug 29, 2013 9:17 AM

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Historical accuracy? Low.
[citation needed]

Unless you think that Lone Wolf and Cub, for example, is some paragon of historical accuracy, I shouldn't have to explain this one. Are the characters, locations, and events based on real ones? Yes, enough that one of its genres is "historical." But it's also a campfest of a drama that takes many liberties with its "source material," if you will. For example, I'm fairly certain that Naoe Kanetsugu and Maeda Keiji never got infodumped by ghost Oda Nobunaga when they were chilling out on a lake one evening. Nor was the revelation that he brought true; I'm by no means an expert on this era, but a bit of searching on the internet finds no backing for the claim that Naoe Kanetsugu was the illegitimate son of Usuegi Kenshin. (Feel free to correct me if you do find something though!) And while the real Keiji is known to have been an exceptionally skilled warrior (and yes, a "legitimate eccentric"), I highly doubt that he was a 10-foot-tall samurai ninja (unless I misunderstood, did he not claim to be a descent of the Kouga clan?) clad in tiger skins who attracted tiger skin-clad imposters.

Gifuu Doudou!! is a historical drama, yes, but its characters and scenarios are outsized (both figuratively and literally), exaggerated, and sometimes even invented.

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Aug 29, 2013 9:24 AM

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Those guys have - badass - muscles and faces. Holy shit.


It's mega underrated.
 
Aug 30, 2013 7:54 AM

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This is not underrated. It has fatal flaws and while this is enjoyable the 5/6 score is actually quite accurate.

The sad truth is that other shows are overrated beyond limits. Most animes deserve an <5 score.
 
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This is the best anime of the summer season :C the OP is just awesome i srly... don't know why this have a lower score than boku no pico!!!
 
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because there are more boys on MAL than men.
 
Sep 10, 2013 7:33 AM

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Wow I didn't know it was that absurdly low. Well, I could care less.

On another note does anyone know how long this will run? I'm still optimistic for 2-cours!


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I like Boku no Pico more :P

And also i hope it ends in a few weeks, but seems to be airing also in fall. But well i can agree, the opening is very well made :)
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Higashi_no_Kaze said:
Wow I didn't know it was that absurdly low. Well, I could care less.

On another note does anyone know how long this will run? I'm still optimistic for 2-cours!


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Higashi_no_Kaze said:

On another note does anyone know how long this will run? I'm still optimistic for 2-cours!


There are 8 DVD volumes listed for this series with 3 episode on each DVD. I guess there will be at least 24 episodes.
 
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I guess many people here on MAL are scared off by the art style.
Those two are just manlier than the average harem comedy fan can handle...
 
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Higashi_no_Kaze said:
Wow I didn't know it was that absurdly low. Well, I could care less.

On another note does anyone know how long this will run? I'm still optimistic for 2-cours!


how much less could your care


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Higashi_no_Kaze said:

On another note does anyone know how long this will run? I'm still optimistic for 2-cours!


There are 8 DVD volumes listed for this series with 3 episode on each DVD. I guess there will be at least 24 episodes.


Thanks for the info!


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I guess many people here on MAL are scared off by the art style.
Those two are just manlier than the average harem comedy fan can handle...
Exactly!
 
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I guess many people here on MAL are scared off by the art style.
Those two are just manlier than the average harem comedy fan can handle...


LOL. You're right. I mean just imagine you stock male anime character and his little harem. Now picture Maeda Keiji walking into the room...
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It's not "underrated." By all traditional measures Gifuu Doudou!! is terrible. It's really quite obvious that Studio DEEN was working with a very small budget, resulting in an enormous quantity of recycled footage, scenes where the only movement is the slow pan or zoom of the camera, scenes with comically off-model figures, and "action" scenes where the director goes through great pains to avoid actually animating anything. Furthermore, the writing is both all over the place and far below the the intellectual level of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure or Hokuto no Ken even, which it is both a spiritual and literal descendent of. The only part of the entire series that could actually be called "good" is the OP song. (The OP animation is just recycled footage with filters and and framing applied.)

The show can have a lot of value as entertainment to some (me included), as I outlined in my review, and it is fun to watch these outrageously exaggerated historical figures romp around Sengoku-era Japan dispensing RIGHTEOUSNESS wherever they set foot. But "deep"? Not in a million years. Historical accuracy? Low. Production values? Terrible even for DEEN.

We might all enjoy our weekly dose of RIGHTEOUSNESS, but let's not kid ourselves and think that this show is actually any good.

Even if you said that, you gave an 8 to Evangelion, that have the very same problems, your argument is invalid.
 
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It's not "underrated." By all traditional measures Gifuu Doudou!! is terrible. It's really quite obvious that Studio DEEN was working with a very small budget, resulting in an enormous quantity of recycled footage, scenes where the only movement is the slow pan or zoom of the camera, scenes with comically off-model figures, and "action" scenes where the director goes through great pains to avoid actually animating anything. Furthermore, the writing is both all over the place and far below the the intellectual level of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure or Hokuto no Ken even, which it is both a spiritual and literal descendent of. The only part of the entire series that could actually be called "good" is the OP song. (The OP animation is just recycled footage with filters and and framing applied.)

The show can have a lot of value as entertainment to some (me included), as I outlined in my review, and it is fun to watch these outrageously exaggerated historical figures romp around Sengoku-era Japan dispensing RIGHTEOUSNESS wherever they set foot. But "deep"? Not in a million years. Historical accuracy? Low. Production values? Terrible even for DEEN.

We might all enjoy our weekly dose of RIGHTEOUSNESS, but let's not kid ourselves and think that this show is actually any good.

Even if you said that, you gave an 8 to Evangelion, that have the very same problems, your argument is invalid.


Oh no, looks like I've been defeated by a one-liner.

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Danpmss said:
--likelike-- said:
It's not "underrated." By all traditional measures Gifuu Doudou!! is terrible. It's really quite obvious that Studio DEEN was working with a very small budget, resulting in an enormous quantity of recycled footage, scenes where the only movement is the slow pan or zoom of the camera, scenes with comically off-model figures, and "action" scenes where the director goes through great pains to avoid actually animating anything. Furthermore, the writing is both all over the place and far below the the intellectual level of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure or Hokuto no Ken even, which it is both a spiritual and literal descendent of. The only part of the entire series that could actually be called "good" is the OP song. (The OP animation is just recycled footage with filters and and framing applied.)

The show can have a lot of value as entertainment to some (me included), as I outlined in my review, and it is fun to watch these outrageously exaggerated historical figures romp around Sengoku-era Japan dispensing RIGHTEOUSNESS wherever they set foot. But "deep"? Not in a million years. Historical accuracy? Low. Production values? Terrible even for DEEN.

We might all enjoy our weekly dose of RIGHTEOUSNESS, but let's not kid ourselves and think that this show is actually any good.

Even if you said that, you gave an 8 to Evangelion, that have the very same problems, your argument is invalid.


Oh no, looks like I've been defeated by a one-liner.

I support you, Danpmss is wrong. Your argument is validated again.
 
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I'm afraid the pun in the title is only funny for people who speak Japlang.



I did laugh at the pun at first, because damn, it sounds like crap, but funny still.
Now I'm not laughing anymore because the show doesn't receive the praise it deserves.
 
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So far im 9 episodes into the show (i know im not up to date but im catching up on it today) and so far its at a 6/10 which i wouldnt really call underating it, the only real thing that makes this show bearable, is that the story is mediocre, and the opening is good. I'm not the kind of person to drop an anime no matter how bad but still, this is probably in the bottom like 10% of anime ive seen, but i still prefer it to Boku no Pico which got a 5/10.

Also i took a gander and the manga is apparently 10 chapters, and they arent even like the 40page+ attack on titan ones, they range between like 17 and 30 pages, with only one or two chapters above 25 pages. I dont see how someone can be so idiotic to make a 24 (im assuming this is) episode anime with a 10 chapter manga counterpart, if the pacing wasnt so unnaterally slow then maybe this might of gotten a 7, or even an 8.
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So far im 9 episodes into the show (i know im not up to date but im catching up on it today) and so far its at a 6/10 which i wouldnt really call underating it, the only real thing that makes this show bearable, is that the story is mediocre, and the opening is good. I'm not the kind of person to drop an anime no matter how bad but still, this is probably in the bottom like 10% of anime ive seen, but i still prefer it to Boku no Pico which got a 5/10.

Also i took a gander and the manga is apparently 10 chapters, and they arent even like the 40page+ attack on titan ones, they range between like 17 and 30 pages, with only one or two chapters above 25 pages. I dont see how someone can be so idiotic to make a 24 (im assuming this is) episode anime with a 10 chapter manga counterpart, if the pacing wasnt so unnaterally slow then maybe this might of gotten a 7, or even an 8.


What are you talking about? There are 8 volume of manga for this series at the moment and it is still ongoing.

Source: http://www.comic-zenon.jp/comics/comic_list.php?title_id=8
 
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the story is mediocre

Care to explain how it's mediocre? I'm loving all the politics that's going on in the show. How would you tackle such historical figures like Maeda Keiji and Naoe Kanetsugu?

the pacing wasnt so unnaterally slow then maybe this might of gotten a 7, or even an 8.

It's only slow for those who refuse to invest in the plot. The show does require some working knowledge of the historical sengoku period. Do you even realize how much information we've been given since episode 1?
 
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Gifuu Doudou isn't underrated. This Anime isn't meant to be Mainstream ad to be for a big audience, like the harem/comedy/girly/mainstream crap nowadays.
Gifuu Doudou is, especially because of that, a damn good anime. And most inmportant: It goes a new way with an old-school touch. What's wrong with that?
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What are you talking about? There are 8 volume of manga for this series at the moment and it is still ongoing.

Source: http://www.comic-zenon.jp/comics/comic_list.php?title_id=8


Eh? i was under the impression that this was based off the manga stated on MAL, it's the only one listed as the series being an adaptation of.

Source: http://myanimelist.net/manga/39815/Gifuu_Doudou!!_Naoe_Kanetsugu_-_Maeda_Keiji_Sakegatari


I even started reading the manga and holy crap the series is so bad in comparison, i'd easily give the manga an 8, perhaps even a 9 but i havnt finished yet, the art is freaking amazing, and everything isn't overcensored like a seinen should be. Were i the kind of person to compare manga to their respective animes, my respect for the show would of taken a nose-dive
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Lol the only good thing about this is supposed to be the opening song? To me, the ending theme was the only good part, well at least from the first episodes, I don't know if they changed it by now 'cause I dropped it. This is the first time ever I didn't like a Anime at all but still listen to the ending theme ALL the time 'cause it's awesome.
 
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Lol the only good thing about this is supposed to be the opening song? To me, the ending theme was the only good part, well at least from the first episodes, I don't know if they changed it by now 'cause I dropped it. This is the first time ever I didn't like a Anime at all but still listen to the ending theme ALL the time 'cause it's awesome.


It is changed to "Last Moment" by Wakai Yuki from i☆Ris and it is even better. I consider it the best ending of this fall season.
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Lol the only good thing about this is supposed to be the opening song? To me, the ending theme was the only good part, well at least from the first episodes, I don't know if they changed it by now 'cause I dropped it. This is the first time ever I didn't like a Anime at all but still listen to the ending theme ALL the time 'cause it's awesome.

I pity all of you who dropped this. Really.
 
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I pity all of you who dropped this. Really.

Same here. Out of all the weekly animes I'm watching now, this is one of the few which I actually really look forward to watching every week.
I've also heard a lot of people complain about the low budget. Just my opinion, but I think that's a horrible attitude.

Anyway, people, you're missing out on a great show with excellent storytelling and memorable characters! May there be Righteousness!
 
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I gave it a fair chance. It bored me for the first 2 or 3 episodes, then I started really liking it.
The first OP was awesome.

Then it got super dull and boring and I dropped it after episode 16, which may have been the recap.
I don't drop shows often, but if I literally fall asleep in the middle of episodes, I will.
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Nov 21, 2013 10:37 AM

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Wow this is only getting a 5.67!? Where is the gi?
 
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I tried to like it but even I have found myself wondering why I should watch another episode of this. Maybe I will go back and try to finish it at some point, but to be honest cliche isn't even an adequate enough word to describe this show.
 
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Any news on how long this will be? Any chance for more than 2-cour? Date?


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b/c 90% of "men" nowadays rather be watching pubescent school girls doing random stupid shit over and over

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I think the fact that this hasn't seen any live since 5 years pretty much explains why it is "underrated" lol
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